Dear conference participant,

The 5th e-Governance Conference is in less than 15 days! If you need a glimpse of how the two conference days are likely to shape up, watch this short throwback video of the highlights from last year


We are glad to announce that there are more updates in the speakers list.

Côme Berbain, State CTO of France, and Oleg v. Petrov will join Natalia Aristimuño Pérez, European Commission, in the Vision track on innovations fuelling the digital transformation and the creation of a common culture and cooperation for digital transformation.

Kevin O’Neil, Rockefeller Foundation, will join Lacina Koné, CEO, Smart Africa and Vivian Loonela, European Commission, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of cross-border cooperation.

The session on how super cities are influencing the digital services landscape will be moderated by Toomas Sepp, Head of City Office, Tallinn.

We will have simultaneous interpretation into French and Russian for all presentations and discussions.

Please check all 30+ speakers on the conference website and for the latest programme, follow this link.

Please keep an eye also on Twitter and Facebook feeds for updates. If you spread the word about the conference, don’t forget to use the conference hashtag #egov2019.


As always at e-Governance Conferences, the first day closes with a dinner reception. We are glad to announce that the Estonian Prime Minister Mr Jüri Ratas will be the guest of honour this year. 

The dinner will take place at Kultuurikatel, the former venue for the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and many other fascinating events. We are happy to welcome you there! If you are wondering about the dinner dress code please look to the conference website for guidance.


When arriving in Estonia, you must present a valid passport with the appropriate visa (if required). It is not possible to apply for a visa at the border. Participants who need to apply for a visa must do so in their country of residence.

Please be sure to make arrangements for accommodation in good time. You can find our partner hotels on the conference website. 

There are a lot of people who want to join the conference this year. If you cannot come, please let us know promptly so we can make your seat available for someone on the waiting list.

If you plan to stay longer in Tallinn, then you are welcome to participate in the Africa Forum on Thursday, 23 May. 

We look forward to seeing you all in Tallinn this spring!
Organising team

The Conference is organised by the e-Governance Academy in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, VFS Global and City of Tallinn.  
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