19th INTERNATIONAL
MARITIME CONFERENCE
2023

OCTOber 4, 2023 | TALLINN, ESTONIA
TALLINK SPA & CONFERENCE HOTEL
The Estonian Shipowners' Association, TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy, Tallink Grupp and Corpore Conferences are organizing for the 19th 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, 2,700 participants from more than 10 countries have attended the conference. 270 speakers from Estonia and abroad have shared their knowledge.

Due to the challenging times, we have decided to organize a hybrid conference. This means that the forum will also be broadcasted online for those not able to travel to Tallinn.
Promotional video.

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 2023

Kristen Michal

Minister of Climate

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Kristen Michal

Minister of Climate

Vahur Ausmees

President of the Estonian Shipowners Association

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Vahur Ausmees

President of the Estonian Shipowners Association

Jacob Terling

Principal Administrator of DG Mobility & Transport (MOVE) Unit D.2 Maritime Safety,
European Commission

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Jacob Terling

Principal Administrator of DG Mobility & Transport (MOVE) Unit D.2 Maritime Safety,
European Commission
Jacob is from Gothenburg, Sweden, and has a Double Degree in Law (LL.M) European Business Law.
He has over 25 years' experience in the maritime field and in particular with maritime safety issues. He has been working on maritime issues in the European Commission since 1996. After spending some time working for the Swedish Shipowners Association in Brussels, he spent seven years working for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), and was one of its pioneers in its initial setting up, also managing the 'inspectorate' unit.

Jacob is currently principle administrator in the European Commission Maritime Safety Unit with responsibilities, among other areas, for development of EU policy and legislation related to flag State as well as coastal State issues, including vessel traffic monitoring and situational awareness at sea (maritime surveillance). He has held responsibilities for port State control matters and for EU legislation related to classification societies (recognized organizations) as well as financial and liability issues.

Tore Longva

Decarbonization Director, Regulatory Affairs at DNV

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Tore Longva

Decarbonization Director, Regulatory Affairs at DNV
Tore Longva has a MSc in Industrial Economics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2004). He has worked in DNV since 2006 on research and business development projects, and currently he is holding a position in the Regulatory Affairs department. His focus areas are innovation in maritime transport value chains; and improving environmental performance of shipping. Tore Longva has been a key part of several forecast studies on emission reduction and cost-benefit assessments of technologies. He has been following closely the development of regulating GHG in shipping for more than 15 years as an advisor in the Norwegian delegation to the Marine Environmental Protection Committee in the IMO.

Kaupo Läänerand

Secretary General for Maritime and Water Affairs at Ministry of Climate of Estonia

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Kaupo Läänerand

Secretary General for Maritime and Water Affairs at Ministry of Climate of Estonia

Levan Chikviladze


CSO of Shore Link OÜ

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Levan Chikviladze


CSO of Shore Link OÜ
Levan Chikviladze is a highly accomplished professional in the field of engineering, holding a Master of Science degree with a specialization in renewable energy and related technologies. With an impressive tenure of two years at ShoreLink, Mr. Chikviladze has consistently delivered exceptional technical consultancy services and has been instrumental in providing innovative shore power solutions to clients worldwide. His expertise and dedication contribute significantly to the success and growth of ShoreLink in the maritime industry.

Jaak Viilipus

Head of Maritime Department at the Ministry of Climate

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Jaak Viilipus

Head of Maritime Department at the Ministry of Climate

Riina Palu

Project Manager of Maritime Cluster at Saaresalu OÜ

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Riina Palu

Project Manager of Maritime Cluster at Saaresalu OÜ
Riina Palu has 20 years of experience in maritime and logistics related areas, of which she was nearly 12 years employed by the major Estonian port authority Port of Tallinn. During her port work she managed a variety of projects from international cooperation to port infrastructure development financing. Riina was one of the key persons and the main strategist in establishing the Estonian Logistics Cluster in 2010. Since 2018, Riina is active as a consultant advising ports and governments abroad on digital transformation. She currently runs two priority projects for the Estonian Government – icebreaking alternatives and maritime cluster.
Riina is currently completing her PhD studies in maritime change and innovation management in LUT University’s Engineering Faculty in Finland.

Erik W. Jakobsen

Partner and Chairman of Menon Economics AS

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Erik W. Jakobsen

Partner and Chairman of Menon Economics AS
Erik W. Jakobsen is a business economist with a PhD in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen. He established Menon Business Economics together with Leo Grünfeld in 2006 and was previously the Managing partner in the company. Erik held a position as professor in Strategic Management at the University College of Southeast Norway (HSN) for almost 10 years.
Jakobsen is the author of a series of books and articles, including Hvem eier Norge (Universitetsforlaget, 2006); Et verdiskapende Norge (Universitetsforlaget, 2001); Ekspansjon og konsernstrategi (Gyldendal, 2015); and Attracting the winners (Kolofon, 2003). Jakobsen has 25 years of experience as a scholar, advisor and lecturer. His core areas of expertise include strategic analysis, industries’ competitiveness, corporate and ownership strategy, organization design, cluster development and economic policy.

Olli-Pekka Hilmola

Adjunct Professor at Estonian Maritime Academy of Tallinn University of Technology

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Olli-Pekka Hilmola

Adjunct Professor at Estonian Maritime Academy of Tallinn University of Technology
Olli-Pekka Hilmola is working as a Professor in LUT University (currently in part-time basis) and within branch unit located in Kouvola, Finland. Total amount of published scientific journal manuscripts reaches approx. 190 works, and having citations around 4000 (Google Scholar). He is serving as an Adjunct Professor in Taltech/EMERA, Estonia, and as Visiting Prof. within University of Gävle, Sweden. Research interests lie in the areas of transportation logistics, supply chains, industrial management and quantitative methods.

Fredrik Lindfors

Project Manager of Wärtsilä

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Fredrik Lindfors

Project Manager of Wärtsilä

Rene Pärt

Head of Business Development at the Port of Tallinn

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Rene Pärt

Head of Business Development at the Port of Tallinn
Rene Pärt is the Head of Business Development and member of the management team at Port of Tallinn. In addition, he is the Member of the Supervisory Board at both TS Laevad and TS Shipping. The goal of Rene's work is to expand the business opportunities of Port of Tallinn group, to initiate and manage new business projects, lead the group´s strategy and work with foreign direct investments. He has graduated from Tallinn University of Technology with a degree in Logistics and is currently doing his masters in Business and Administration at Aston University. Rene has worked in the international logistics corporation Kühne + Nagel AS as the Business Development Manager and in DFDS, the largest shipping group in the Nordic countries, as the Baltic Sales and Partnership Manager. In addition he is active in the Logistics and Transit Association.

Annely Akkermann

Reform Party

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Annely Akkermann

Reform Party

Tarmo Tamm

Centre Party

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Tarmo Tamm

Centre Party

Kristjan Truu

Director of Maritime Division at Estonian Transport Administration

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Kristjan Truu

Director of Maritime Division at Estonian Transport Administration
Education

2021 – … University of Tartu
    Strategic management, MBA
2015 – 2018 Tallinn University of Technology
    Maritime Studies, MSc
2005 – 2010 Estonian Maritime Academy
Deck officer  

Experience

05.2023 - … Director of Maritime Division (Transport Administration)
07.2021 – 04.2023 Head of Maritime Safety and Supervision Department (Transport Administration)
03.2019 – 06.2021 Head of Ship Supervision Department (Maritime Administration/ Transport Administration)
11.2017 – 02.2019 Maritime casualty investigator (Safety Investigation Bureau)
08.2010 – 06.2017 Deck officer/master on different vessels

Membership in organizations

Member of Association of Estonian Deck Officers

Urmas Vaino

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Urmas Vaino

Programme 2023

The title of the conference is "Sustainable Maritime Affairs"

Moderator: Roomet Leiger, Director of TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy

9:00-10:00 Registration and morning coffee
10:00-10:05 Opening Remarks of the Conference
Kristen Michal, Minister of Climate – Video Greetings
10:05-10:15 Introduction to the Conference
Vahur Ausmees, President of Estonian Shipowners' Association 
10:15-11:00 Maritime safety: at the heart of clean and modern shipping
Jacob Terling, Principal Administrator of DG Mobility & Transport (MOVE) Unit D.2 Maritime Safety, 
European Commission – online presentation
11:00-11:30 DNV Maritime Outlook 2050
Tore Longva, Decarbonization Director, Regulatory Affairs at DNV
11:30-12:00 Competitiveness of Estonian Maritime Economy in the World
Kaupo Läänerand, Secretary General for Maritime and Water Affairs at Ministry of Climate of Estonia
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
 13:00-13:30The Success Story of Estonian Maritime Industry in the World – the Future of Shore Loading
Levan Chikviladze, CSO of Shore Link OÜ
13:30-14:30Discussion panel: "Sustainably Together"
Head of the Panel: Vahur Ausmees, President of Estonian Shipowners' Association
Panel Participants:
Jaak Viilipus, Head of Maritime Department at the Ministry of Climate
Riina Palu, Project Manager of Maritime Cluster at  Saaresalu OÜ
Erik W. Jakobsen, Partner and Chairman of Menon Economics AS
Olli-Pekka Hilmola, Adjunct Professor at Estonian Maritime Academy of Tallinn University of Technology
14:30-15:00 Safe and Effective Operation of Engines with Ammonia and Methanol
Fredrik Lindfors, Project Manager of Wärtsilä
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:00 Green Tiger Transport Road Map
Rene Pärt, Head of Business Development at the Port of Tallinn
16:00-17:00 Discussion panel: "Sustainable Maritime – Strengths and Weaknesses of Joint Action"
Head of the Panel: Urmas Vaino
Panel Participants:
Annely Akkermann, Reform Party
Social Democratic Party
Tarmo Tamm, Centre Party
Isamaa
Estonia 200 Party
Kristjan Truu, Director of Maritime Division at Estonian Transport Administration
Kaupo Läänerand, Secretary General for Maritime and Water Affairs at Ministry of Climate of Estonia
17:00-17:15 Conference Summary and Lottery
17:15-19:00 Closing of the Conference and a Small 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 20.09.2023

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.

Special rates for participants:
Standard 90€ sgl/twin
Premium 100€ sgl/twin
Deluxe 130€ sgl/twin

Rate includes accommodation, breakfast, Aqua Spa use (at opening times), WiFI and VAT.
Special rate available from October 2 to October 6, 2023.

Booking:

1. Through hotel website:

https://booking.tallinkhotels.com/
Hotel: Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel
Please enter the promotional code MARITIME23 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 MARITIME23 to receive the special rate.

Or use the link:Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel - MARITIME 2023

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.

Special rates for participants:
Standard 90€ sgl/twin
Premium 100€ sgl/twin
Deluxe 130€ sgl/twin

Rate includes accommodation, breakfast, WiFI, and VAT.
Payment method: individually by the guest at the hotel – Credit card or cash.
Availability: Rates are available based upon the hotel occupancy levels, the hotel can not guarantee availability in case the hotel is full. Special rates available from October2 to October 6 2023.

Booking:

1. Through the hotel website:
https://booking.tallinkhotels.com/
Hotel: Tallink City Hotel
Please enter the promotional code MARITIME23 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 MARITIME23 to receive the special rate.

Or use the link:Tallink City Hotel - MARITIME 2023

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