Foreign decision-makers visit e-Estonia Showroom10.11.2015
e-Estonia Showroom is an executive center providing information about the digital society, ICT industry know-how and is a bridge for cooperation, knowledge and technology transfer with Estonia. In 2015 more than 400 international high-level delegations have visited e-Estonia showroom in Tallinn, Estonia. Booking a Showroom visit and additional information can be found on e-estonia.com webpage.
Numerous high profile foreign dignitaries have visited e-Estonia Showroom, some of the notable guests include the Prime Minister of Croatia Zoran Milanović, the Mauritian Technology Minister Pravind Jugnauth, the Afgan Minister of IT Abdul Razaq Vahidi, President of the Parliament of Luxembourg Mars Di Bartolomeo, the Andorran Minister of Foreign Affairs Gilbert Saboya Sunyé and various members of the US Congress among many others.
President Adrej Kiska pays a visit to e-Estonia Showroom
The President of Slovakia Adrej Kiska, alongside with the Minister of Economy and 80-strong delegation consisting of officials and business people visited Estonia in October. Slovakia is interested in learning from Estonia’s experience of making a transition to digital society. President Kiska, who has previously set up a successful start-up, is very technology savvy and was inspired by the wide use of technology by the Estonian government. There was extensive media interest in the visit. Read more here.
Kuwait business delegation visits e-Estonia showroom
Representatives from Arab countries show a growing interest towards e-Estonia and digital society solutions. A business delegation from Kuwait visited the showroom this October.
The Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas and Mohammad Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, recently signed a memorandum of cooperation in e-governance and ICT in Dubai. As well there are commercial projects between Estonian companies in Oman and Qatar.
Japanese Minister of Finance Akira Amari visit to e-Estonia Showroom
Over time numerous Japanese guests have come to Estonia to learn from its digital experience. Following Estonia’s example, Japan is the first large country set to implement a digital personal identification card. This initiative was announced on 23 October, following a meeting between the Estonian Prime Minister, Taavi Rõivas, and the Japanese Finance Minister, Akira Amari. The two ministers discussed developing digital societies and closer economic relations between two countries. After that Akira Amari also visited the e-Estonia Showroom to get acquainted with Estonian e-services.