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FICE 2024 Conference to Unveil Annual Survey Results and Address Concerns ‘Do Foreign Companies Want to Stay in Estonia?’

The Foreign Investors Council in Estonia (FICE) is set to host an exclusive conference on April 17th, 2024, to address a pressing question: "Do Foreign Companies Want to Stay in Estonia?" This event promises a comprehensive exploration of the current landscape for foreign businesses operating in Estonia, featuring insights from industry leaders, policymakers, and economists.

The conference will begin with an opening address by Tiit Riisalo, the Minister of Economic Affairs and IT, who will set the stage for discussions surrounding the FICE 2024 survey results. Attendees can expect in-depth panel sessions focusing on the concerns and opportunities highlighted in the survey findings.

"We invite all foreign companies and investors in Estonia to join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking and productive event," said Peter Thomsen, President of FICE. "This conference provides a platform for meaningful dialogue on the future of foreign investment in Estonia and how stakeholders can collaborate to foster a conducive business environment."

🏆 On this occasion, the chamber of the year will be announced!

✅ Go to for the programme and your early bird ticket. Price: 85 € (incl. VAT) for regular ticket, 60 € for FICE members (Discount code : FICE2024) 

Two panels will bring together CEOs, economists, entrepreneurs, politicians, and policymakers to dissect the survey results and address critical questions about the future of foreign business in Estonia.

First panel: 'Concerns of foreign companies in Estonia', Speakers:

🟥 Tiit Riisalo, Minister of Economic Affairs and Information Technology, Estonian Government

🟥 Sirli Männiksaar, Ericsson Estonia Country Manager and Chairman of the Board

🟥 Karsten Staehr, Professor of Macroeconomics at TalTech – Tallinn University of Technology, and a part-time research advisor at Bank of Estonia

🟥 Dr Scott Levy, CEO BlueMount Capital (UK) Ltd.

🎤 Moderator: Kris Leinatamm, Effectiveness Consultant for Organisations and Teams

Second panel: 'What do foreign companies in Estonia need to flourish?', Speakers:

🟥 Lenno Uusküla, Luminor Group Estonia Chief Economist and Associate Professor in Macroeconomics at the University of Tartu

🟥 David Clark, Venture partner, Tera Ventures

🟥 Edmund Smolarek, Executive of Möhring Group, CEO of Balti Spoon OÜ

🎤 Moderator: Bart Cosijn, Secretary of FICE and founder Estonian Dialogue Academy

Full programme and early bird registration via



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