Monday morning April 24 – A delegation of 40 entrepreneurs and government officials from Antwerp started their visit to Estonia at the e-Estonia visit centre in Tallinn. Our founder Jan Lagast introduced them to the inter-cultural code and the Estonian business potential forFlanders.
When the Chambre of Commerce VOKA Antwerpen-Waasland and their 40 guests arrived on Sunday evening, they started an interesting business and culture discovery tour in Tallinn, with Visits to Bolt, to the Nato cybersecurity department, to GuardTime. And, on Monday morning, they received their first information injection at the e-Estonia Briefing Centre in the Ülemiste district, next to the airport.
Wouter Debeyne, Economic Councellor for the Baltics of the Flanders Invest & Trade agency, gave them a quick facts and figures on Estonia, before our founder Jan Lagast, introduced the delegation to the Estonian business culture and gave them a hint on the potential of this growing and very digital European country.
Erika Piirmets, Digital Transformation Advisor at e-Estonia, gave a very thorough explanation of the digital ins and outs of this digital nation, after which Raimo Matvere, Head of Partnerships at e-Residency gave a short overview of the benefits of e-Residency. And, finally, Pieter Poppelsdorf, Head of Investors Relations Benelux of Invest Estonia, introduced them in the investment potential and the Estonian startup community.
And then, of course, it was high time to taste the Estonian cuisine, at Lore Bistroo in the posh and thriving Noblessner area at the shores of the Baltic sea.
Organizers Maarten Cosyn and Dirk Bulteel from VOKA Antwerpen-Waasland appreciated the interesting and total information injection. “It was a thorough block of information, which allowed every member of the delegation to get an complete and broad view on the potential of Estonia as a future destination for business.”