Kick-off with Viljar Lubi & Dmitri Jegorov


Date: Thursday, August 29
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Venue: The House of Ministries (Suur-Ameerika 1, Tallinn)

This year’s AW season will be kicked off with the entrepreneurs’ real representatives in Estonian politics – Viljar Lubi and Dmitri Jegorov. Even when ministers change, those two men are there to protect entrepreneurs’ interests keeping in mind the changes and needs in global business.

The event will take place in the House of Ministries at Suur-Ameerika 1, Tallinn

15:45 Registration procedures to enter the ministries’ building, gathering, mingling, coffee.

16:10 Welcoming words by Christian Testman, Chairman of the Board, NECC and Ole Øveraas, Deputy Head of Mission, Norwegian Embassy

16:15 New economy = new taxes and tax systems – the Government’s future plans and intentions by Dmitri JegorovDeputy Secretary-General for Tax and Customs Policy, Ministry of Finance, Estonia

Dmitri Jegorov has served as deputy secretary-general for tax and customs policy at Estonia’s Ministry of Finance since August 2014.

Prior to that appointment, he underwent doctoral studies at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in 2010-2014, having held a research post at the Strategy and Management Department.

In 2001-2010, he worked for the Estonian Tax and Customs Board, having held the posts of the Head of Direct Taxes Division, Head of Tax Department, and Deputy Director-General, at first, for services and then, in 2008-2010, for all core processes from customer service to criminal investigation. During this time, Estonian tax and customs board has reformed itself into a worldwide TOP3 tax administration by cost-efficiency of operations and pioneered a number of digital initiatives, which have turned the administration into a virtually 100% electronic institution. Before entering government service, Dmitri was a corporate finance consultant at KPMG Estonia AS from 2000-01. He speaks fluent Estonian, English, and Russian, and colloquial Norwegian.

Dmitri is a member of the EU high-level working party on taxes, a board member for the International Centre for Defense and Security, and a board member for Estonia’s e-Residency program.

17:00 Who makes decisions on the business development priorities? by Viljar Lubi, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

After receiving his first degree in economics (honours) from the University of Tartu, Estonia, Mr Lubi acquired his Master’s degree in political science from the University of Tallinn, Estonia. Mr Lubi has also studied at the University of Sussex, UK, and at the Estonian School of Diplomacy.

Although Mr Lubi started his working life in the private sector (an insurance company), he soon entered the civil service, first as an official at the Ministry of Finance. From 1999 onwards Mr Lubi has worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs holding various positions. Initially he joined the Press and Information Department and later the Foreign Economic Policy Department. From 2002 to 2006 he was an economic adviser at the Estonian embassy in London.

After returning from the United Kingdom Mr Lubi became the Director of the General Affairs Division in the EU Department. His responsibilities included the EU’s institutional settlement, EU enlargement, as well as some EU regional policy aspects like the Northern Dimension and the Baltic Sea Strategy.

In August 2009 Mr Lubi took up the position of economic adviser at the Estonian Embassy in Washington, DC. After his return from the USA in August 2011, Mr Lubi was seconded to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in Tallinn, Estonia. As the Director of the EU and International Cooperation Department he was able to continue his work in the diplomatic sphere.

In January 2013 Mr Lubi resumed his diplomatic career and took up office in New Delhi as the first residing Estonian Ambassador to India. His co-accreditations also included Myanmar and Sri Lanka. After 3 years in India he returned to Estonia to be seconded again to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications as Vice Minister for Economic Development.

17:30 Mingling

18:00 The end of the event

19:00 – … Possibility to continue the networking at restaurant Konrad in Hotel Palace, Vabaduse väljak 3, Tallinn

Event fee (kick-off at the House of Ministries):
Non-members 25 EUR

PS – we have a limited amount of seats available so please be quick to reserve yours.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, Aug 27th.

For more info please contact Annely Särglep (M: +372 510 1004)

AW Kick-off registration



NECC & DECC Networking Thursday #6


Date: Thursday, September 19
Time: 17:00 – 20:00
Venue: Põhjala Brewery & Tap Room (Peetri 5, Noblessneri, Tallinn)


This time we will meet on the third Thursday in September! Sorry for breaking the pattern.

The tour in the Põhjala Brewery starts at 17:00! The tour costs 10 EUR per person and you can pay for it after the tour (the pre-registration to the tour is available via registration button below).

The tour includes a ca 45-minute stroll through production with information about beer making and the brewery and tasting of 3—4 different beers.


PS – Networking Thursdays are informal events. Feel free to bring your partners and colleagues.


The history of Põhjala Brewery:

Põhjala was founded in Tallinn, Estonia at the end of 2011 by four Estonian beer enthusiasts and homebrewers. Soon thereafter the company was joined by a Scottish head brewer, Chris Pilkington, with a few years of Brewdog experience under his belt. The first Põhjala beer, Öö Imperial Baltic Porter, was released at the beginning of 2013 and for most of that year, our beers were contract-brewed in other breweries’ production facilities while we prepared to open our own. Construction of our first brewery was completed in April 2014 in Tallinn’s Nõmme district.

Since 2014, Põhjala has poured beers at many beer festivals around the world — from TCBW organized by us in Tallinn, to Cigar City’s Hunahpu’s Day in Tampa, Florida and Young Master Invitational in Hong Kong.

At the end of 2018, we moved to our new facility in the historical Noblessner shipyard area by the sea in North Tallinn.

The Põhjala Brewery and Tap Room now feature a 50 hl Rolec brewhouse and Framax filing line, state of the art lab facilities and a taproom with 120 seats and 24 taps.

The Põhjala Tap Room:

Põhjala Tap Room’s 24 taps feature the freshest Põhjala IPAs, our richest barrel-aged Imperial Stouts, and selected guest beers.

The cuisine, curated by Chef Michael Holman, is centered around Texas BBQ that we smoke on the spot and features various sides, salads, sandwiches, snacks and desserts. Their bread, cakes, sauces, pickles, bacon and sausages are house-made.

For more info please contact Annely Särglep (M: +372 510 1004)

Põhjala Brewery Tour Registration



NECC & Enterprise Estonia @OIW 2019


Date: Wednesday, September 25
Time: 11:00 – 23:00
Venue: Gamle Museet & MESH, Oslo, Norway


NECC goes to Oslo Innovation Week!

Save the date! 

More info coming soon.



NECC Culture: ERSO: Järvi & Hemsing


Date: Friday, October 11
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: Estonia Concert Hall (Estonia pst 4, Tallinn)


ERSO – Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

Richard Wagner
Polonia Overture

Eduard Tubin
Violin Concerto No. 1

Max Reger

The head of a musical dynasty, Neeme Järvi is one of today’s most highly respected maestros in the world.  He conducts the world’s most prominent orchestras and works alongside soloists of the highest caliber. A prolific recording artist, he has amassed a discography of nearly 500 recordings.

Over his long and highly successful career, he has held positions with orchestras across the world.  Last season he took up his tenure as Artistic and Music Director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.  He is also currently Artistic Director of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Emeritus of both the Residentie Orkest Netherland  Hague and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He also holds the titles of Principal Conductor Emeritus of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.


Ragnhild Hemsing
 stands out amongst the rising stars in Norway as a remarkably poised artist. Her unique upbringing, deeply immersed in the rich folk music traditions of Norway enables her to be one of the first artists to successfully merge the instantly identifiable characteristics of Norwegian folk and classical performance in a young, fresh and entirely contemporary fashion.

Hemsing debuted with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra when she was only 14 years old. By now, she has performed with many European and Scandinavian orchestras and received a lot of attention as a chamber musician. After a successful debut at the Beethovenfest Bonn in 2013, she was given the Beethoven Ring award. In addition to two albums with the pianist Tor Espen Aspaas, she has also recorded Johan Halvorsen’s Fossegrimen for Chandos with Neeme Järvi and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.


Event fee:

Ticket: 25 EUR (NECC has reserved 20 best seats!)

First come, first serve.


For more info please contact Annely Särglep (M: +372 510 1004)

ERSO: Järvi & Hemsing tickets


NEW Gold member: Ernst & Young Baltic AS

NEW Gold member: Helmes

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