20th INTERNATIONAL
MARITIME CONFERENCE
2024

SEPTEMber 27, 2024 | TALLINN, ESTONIA
TALLINK SPA & CONFERENCE HOTEL
Sadama 11A, Tallinn, estonia
The Estonian Shipowners' Association, TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy, Tallink Grupp and Corpore Conferences are organizing for the 20th consecutive year the oldest maritime conference in the Baltics, which aims to bring together maritime, transport, public and academic sectors and companies from Estonia and neighboring countries.

Traditionally, the September conference also marks World Maritime Day. Over the years, 3,000 participants from more than 10 countries have attended the conference. 300 speakers from Estonia and abroad have shared their knowledge.

We have decided to organize the conference in a hybrid format. It means that the forum will also be broadcasted online for those not able to travel to Tallinn.
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Location

The Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel's modern conference center offers many great opportunities for high level events. The hotel is much more than just a place to stay - here you can pleasantly combine a business trip with a vacation and continue after a busy meeting day in the lobby bar, water park or Nero restaurant.

It is the most unique hotel in the center of Tallinn, and the rooms are designed in a comfortable and personal style.


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Speakers 2024

Kristen Michal

Minister of Climate

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Kristen Michal

Minister of Climate

Kadri Land

President of the Estonian Shipowners Association

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Kadri Land

President of the Estonian Shipowners Association

Kadri Land has worked in the maritime sector for almost 20 years, holding various positions, including that of a Member of the Management Board at Tallink Grupp and Managing Director of Tallink Silja AB. She is a member of Svenskt Sjöfart (Swedish Shipowners Association) and SARF (Swedish Maritime Employers Association). Additionally, she holds the position of Chairwoman of the Board of RMK (State Forest Management Centre) in Estonia.

Kaupo Läänerand

Deputy Chancellor of Maritime Affairs and Water Environment of the Ministry of Climate

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Kaupo Läänerand

Deputy Chancellor of Maritime Affairs and Water Environment of the Ministry of Climate

Valdo Kalm

Chairman of the Board of Tallinna Sadama

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Valdo Kalm

Chairman of the Board of Tallinna Sadama
Valdo Kalm has served as the chairman of the Port of Tallinn board since March 2016. Previously, Kalm led the telecommunications company formerly known as EMT (now Telia Eesti) for over 20 years. Kalm was elected chairman of the management board of AS Eesti Telekom in May 2007. Kalm has a master’s degree in the field of Automatics and Telemechanics from Tallinn University of Technology.

Vahur Ausmees

Chairman of the Board of TS Shipping

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Vahur Ausmees

Chairman of the Board of TS Shipping

Katre Koit

Educational Director of TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy

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Katre Koit

Educational Director of TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy
I have been working at Tallinn University of Technology since 2008 in various positions. Before joining the Maritime Academy, I worked at the university as a development manager in the Office of Academic Affairs and as the head of Development and Quality Division. Among other things, I helped prepare the merger process between the university and the Maritime Academy. Since 2014, I have been working as the Studie Director at the Estonian Maritime Academy (with some breaks).

I have obtained two master's degrees from the University of Tartu - in educational management and in the analysis of society and information processes. Thoughts are also moving towards a PhD in maritime studies.

Hobbies and lifelong learning also connect maritime affairs and education. In 2022, I completed vocational training in small craft harbour specialist studies at Hiiumaa Vocational School and did an internship at marinas in Italy and Portugal.

Alco Weeke

SkillSea

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Alco Weeke

SkillSea

Markku Mylly

MyNavix OÜ juhatuse esimees

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Markku Mylly

MyNavix OÜ juhatuse esimees

MARKKU MYLLY is a master mariner, senior advisor, lecturer, consultant, and CEO of his own consultancy company MyNavix OÜ. He has been working on maritime and shipping sector for more than 50 years in Finland and abroad. He has a vast and comprehensive experience of the shipping and maritime sector on both, public and commercial sides. He has been involved in developing national and international VTS-systems, icebreaking fleet management and operations, maritime safety, maritime security, and environmental protection related topics and international collaboration. He has also gained experience in maritime and shipping regulatory framework in relation to safety, security, environmental protection, and maritime emissions. His experience is also focused on the port sector, port technology development, digitalization, logistics and markets. He works today with different companies as senior maritime advisor promoting hydrogen productions and offshore wind among others.


Maris Cirulis

Head of Education at Novikontas Maritime College

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Maris Cirulis

Head of Education at Novikontas Maritime College
Maritime professional with vast and comprehensive experience in shipboard and shore-based roles, especially in MET. Maris has led training projects for shipping companies and pioneered tech-based solutions for seafarers' wellbeing. Currently, Maris is advancing professional higher education program development at Novikontas for the Maritime and Offshore energy sectors.

Alex Vainokivi

Innovation Manager of SRC Group

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Alex Vainokivi

Innovation Manager of SRC Group
Driven maritime industry professional with over nine years of experience. Skilled in project management, innovation strategy, engineering and marketing, specializing in delivering turnkey solutions for complex maritime and offshore projects. Proactive and self-motivated.

Estonian Maritime Academy
Maritime Engineering | 2017 - 2022

Estonian Nautical School
Officer of watch on ships over 500GT | 2011 - 2016

BDA Consulting
Top innovators programme | 2023

Urmas Vaino

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Urmas Vaino

Jaak Viilipus

Head of the Maritime Department of the Ministry of Climate

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Jaak Viilipus

Head of the Maritime Department of the Ministry of Climate
Work experience
2023. aastat Kliimaministeeriumi Meremajandusosakonna juhataja
2021. aastast Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeeriumi Meremajandusosakonna juhataja.
2014-2021 Viking Line
2018 Northern Marine Management
2010-2013 Tallink
2008 FRS
2008 Seatruck Ferries
2007 Tschudi Shipmanagment
 
Haridus
2023 – Rahvusvaheliste projektide juhtimine,  Tartu Ülikool Johan Skype Poliitikauuringute instituut
2022 EBS – Keskastmejuhtide arenguprogramm
2021 Taltech – Kvaliteedijuhtimise pädevuskoolitus 2021
2021 Taltech – Merenduse magistrantuur, Cum laude
2012 North West Kent College Diploma in Logistics Management.
2010 Eesti Mereakadeemia

Roomet Leiger

Director of TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy

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Roomet Leiger

Director of TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy

Programme 2024 

The title of the conference is "Smart Maritime Economy"

Moderator: Roomet Leiger, Director of TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy

9:00-10:00 Registration and morning coffee
10:00-10:10 Opening Remarks of the Conference
Kristen Michal, Minister of Climate – TBC
10:10-10:15Introduction to the conference
Kadri Land, President of the Estonian Shipowners' Union
10:15-11:00 The Role of Ports in the Energy Transition
Jorgen Bjerre, Deputy Head of Unit, Ports and Inland Navigation, DG MOVE, European Commission
11:00-11:30 Future of Shipping
Arnstein Eknes, Segment Director, Special Ships at DNV, Norway
11:30-12:00 Topic - TBC
Speaker - TBC
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-13:30Topic TBC
Kaupo Läänerand, Deputy Chancellor of Maritime Affairs and Water Environment of the Ministry of Climate
13:30 -14:00 Tallink Group presentation - TBC
Tallink Group speaker - TBC
14:00-14:30Green Corridors - the Fuel Choice, Shipping Routes or the Whole Customer Journey? Ports as Future Energy HUBs
Valdo Kalm, Chairman of the Board of Port of Tallinna 
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-15:45Discussion panel: The Future of Maritime Education
Head of the panel: Vahur Ausmees, Chairman of the Board of TS Shipping
Panelists:
Katre Koit, Educational Director of TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy
Alco Weeke, SkillSea
Markku Mylly, Chairman of the Board of MyNavix OÜ
Maris Cirulis, Head of Education at Novikontas Maritime College
15:45-16:15 Innovative SRC
Alex Vainokivi, Innovation Manager of SRC Group
16:15-17:15 Discussion panel: Smart State = Smart Maritime
Panel leader: Urmas Vaino
Panelists:
Reform Party
Social Democratic Party
Center party
Isamaa Party
Political Party Estonia 200
Estonian Conservative People's Party
Transport Authority - TBC
Jaak Viilipus, Head of the Maritime Department of the Ministry of Climate
17:15-17:30 Conference Summary and Raffle
17:30-20:00 Closing of the Conference and Reception

* Working language: Estonian and English
* Simultaneous translation Estonian-English-Estonian
* The organizer has the right to make changes in the program

Moderator: Indrek Lepp, Ship Master, Tallink Grupp

9:00-10:00 Registration and morning coffee
10.00-10.05Opening word
Eiki Nestor, President of the Riigikogu
10.05-10.10 Greetings from the Estonian Shipowners Association
Kalev Järvelill
, President of the Estonian Shipowners Association
10.10-11.00 ECSA maritime strategy overview
Martin Dorsman
, Secretary General of ECSA
11.00-11.30 The Baltic Sea in the midst of climate change
Tarmo Soomere, President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences
11:30-12.00 The Problems of Ballast Water
Olof Widen, Finnish Shipowners’ Association
12.00-13:00Lunch
 13.00-13.30 Shared situational awareness in use at Tallink – Case study of the ChemSAR exercise on board M/V Regal Star
Henrik Ramm-Schmidt, Fleetrange CEO and Founder
13.30-14.00 The present and future of the Port of Tallinn’s shipping enterprises and their impact on the Estonian maritime industry
Ülo Eero, Chairman of the Management Board, TS Shipping
Jaak KaabelChairman of the Management Board, TS Laevad
14.00-14.30  DNVGL - Energy Transition Outlook: Maritime Forecast to 2050
David Wendel, DNV GL, Key Account Manager, Norway
14.30-15.00 Coffee break
15.00-15.30  The Sailor of Today and Tomorrow
Roomet Leiger, Director of the Estonian Maritime Academy
15.30-16.00 Revisioning Maritime Law
Indra Kaunis, Member of the Management Board, Consolato del Mare
16.00-16.45 Discussion panel / Sea forum: The Maritime Economy - Opportunities and Challenges
Head of the panel: Urmas Vaino
Panel participants: 
Eero Naaber
, Head of Department of Maritime Administration
Taivo Linnamägi
, Director Aviation and Maritime Department
16.45-17.00Concluding statements and raffle draw
17.00-19.00 Reception

* Working language: Estonian and English
* Simultaneous translation Estonian-English-Estonian
* The Organizers reserve the right to make amendments to the schedule

On-site tickets

Participation fee includes: one conference day, conference materials, lunch, coffee breaks, reception.

Online tickets

The participation fee gives access to the online broadcast of the conference day.

Registration

Corpore Conferences will send an invoice to the email address you entered after registration.
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50% of the entry fee will be refunded if you cancel your registration. The entry fee will not be refunded if canceled after 15.09.2024

Accommodation

Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel 4*

Sadama 11a, Tallinn


Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel offers perfect balance between business and vacation. The hotel features a conference centre equipped with high-level equipment, restaurant Nero with best picks of international cuisine and a water centre with saunas and pools, which provide the opportunity to relax after a busy day. The hotel is located just a few minutes' walk from the idyllic Old Town of Tallinn and a health trail passes by, which leads along the seashore to various sights worth visiting, including the creative hub Kultuurikatel, the former Patarei Prison the fascinating Seaplane Harbour museum (Lennusadam) and the trendy Noblessner quarter.

Rate includes accommodation, breakfast, Aqua Spa use (at opening times), WiFI and VAT.
Promo prices are valid for booking through the website on 26-29 September 2024. The number of rooms is limited and booking is possible if there are available rooms.
Payment method: individually by the guest at the hotel – Credit card or cash.

Booking:

1. Through hotel website:

https://booking.tallinkhotels.com/
Hotel: Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel
Please enter the promotional code THBUSINESS in the PROMO CODE field.
 
2. Reservation Center (working time: Mon – Fri 9:00 – 18:00)
Phone: +372 630 0808
E-mail: tallinkhotels@tallink.ee
Please mention the event promotional code THBUSINESS to receive the special rate.

Tallink City Hotel 4*

A. Laikmaa 5, Tallinn

The four-star hotel with the exclusive location in the centre of Tallinn is only a 15-minute walk from the conference venue. Here the idyllic Old Town, shopping centres and the city's best restaurants are all within reach. The rooms are furnished in a modern style, which suits a hotel in the heart of the city but at the same time reflects the closeness to nature. The Relaxation Area with its various saunas, water beds and lounge chairs allows you to have a rest after a long day and the rich buffet-breakfast will help you welcome a new day with fresh energy. Tallink City Hotel's environmental friendliness has been recognised with the international eco-label Green Key.

Rate includes accommodation, breakfast, WiFI, and VAT.
Promo prices are valid for booking through the website on 26-29 September 2024. The number of rooms is limited and booking is possible if there are available rooms.
Payment method: individually by the guest at the hotel – Credit card or cash.

Booking:

1. Through the hotel website:
https://booking.tallinkhotels.com/
Hotel: Tallink City Hotel
Please enter the promotional code THBUSINESS in the PROMO CODE field.

2. Reservation Center (working time: Mon – Fri 9:00 – 18:00)

Phone: +372 630 0808
E-mail: tallinkhotels@tallink.ee
Please mention the event promotional code THBUSINESS to receive the special rate.

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