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25 November 2020
Virtual business visit between Estonia and Iceland

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Virtual business visit between Estonia & Iceland:

e-governance and digital solutions in fight for Covid-19

The pandemics is setting restrictions to face-to-face interactions, but cooperation between countries and businesses should not be limited because of that. Therefore on November 25th Estonia and Iceland are co-hosting a Virtual Business Visit, taking place under the auspices of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of both respective countries. The aim of the event is to continue the good path of Estonian-Icelandic relations in regards to cooperation in e-governance through sharing the best practices and innovative responses to COVID-19. With this Forum, we open the stage to businesses from both countries and bring together public and private sectors in building the most effective e-governance system which also helps to increase the resilience of our societies against the Covid-19 crisis.

The virtual visit consists of two parts:

I part: Public ceremony on e-governance on at 9:00 GMT/ 11:00 EET

  • Welcoming words by moderator
  • Speech by Mr. Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
  • Speech by Mr. Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation of Iceland
  • Architecting for next generation citizen experience by Mr. Kristo Vaher, Chief Technology Officer, ‎Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
  • Overview of recent developments of Iceland’s e-governance by Mr. Andri Heiðar Kristinsson, the CEO of Digital Iceland
  • Short introductions/pitches by Estonian and Icelandic companies participating in the virtual forum (max 2 minutes from each company)
  • Closing remarks by moderator


II part: Private bilateral B2B and B2GOV meetings at 10:00 GMT/ 12:00 EET

  • Participating Estonian and Icelandic companies will be available for bilateral meetings on this site.


    Closed since 25 November 2020

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    Participants 45
    Meetings 27


    Estonia 14
    Iceland 21
    Luxembourg 1
    Total 36