Dear conference participant,

The countdown has started, only four weeks until the 5th e-Governance Conference!

We can’t wait to host 400+ participants who have already confirmed their participation. 70+ countries will be represented and we are expecting ministerial-level delegations from 10 countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Aruba, Bangladesh, Brunei, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Rwanda, and São Tomé and Príncipe.

This year, the e-Governance Conference will explore initiatives and examples from more than 9 countries, among others Estonia, Canada, Finland, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Japan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Ukraine. 

European Commission, African Union, Smart Africa, and the Rockefeller foundation are ready to tell us more about cross-border cooperation in digital transformation.

The conference speaker line-up has expanded, more speakers have confirmed to take the stage at #EGOV2019 namely David Moinina Sengeh, CIO of Sierra Leone; Kimmo Rousku, Finnish Public Sector Digital Security Management Board (VAHTI); Arnaud de La Chapelle, VFS Global; Arne Ansper, Cybernetica, Estonia; Marko Turpeinen, EIT Digital Finland; Tak Nagumo, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting, Japan.

All presentations and discussions will be translated into French and Russian.

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

NETWORKING

For better networking with speakers and other conference participants, we will use the networking tool Worksup.com. By inserting EGOV19 as the event ID, you will be able to create a profile and participate in Q&A sessions, give feedback, access the programme and schedule meetings with conference participants.

• Speakers’ corner
Do you want to get more insights into some topic or case study? The good news is that after every session, we will have a speakers’ corner during coffee and lunch breaks. They will be located in every conference room where the sessions take place.


EXPO
The list of expo participants is updated with new companies and organisations such as Consensus, SoftXpansion, TalTech, and State Agency for e-Governance of UkraineCheck all expo participants on the conference website
 
Estonian ICT Cluster
Estonian ICT Cluster – your gateway to the e-Estonia powerhouse. We are a collaboration platform for more than 90 enterprises in Estonia. The cluster is gathering companies that have created most of Estonia’s world-recognized e-governance solutions. We help countries and organizations achieve world-class digital societies. Visit us at the Expo and read more at https://e-estoniax.com/

SoftXpansion
SoftXpansion provides administrative service systems, electronic document management systems, portal solutions for petitions and public budgeting, electronic archives and registers, internal and public portals. All solutions can be implemented at state level in a cloud and shared with regions or organisations. SoftXpansion ensures accessibility, transparency and convenience of public services and enables open dialogue between state and citizens. Visit SoftXpansion at the Expo for further information!


SMART CITY FOR THE CITIZENS 2019
Do you want to stay a day longer in Estonia? The annual smart city conference Data and AI as Game Changers for the Cities will take place on 23 May 2019 in Tartu, Estonia. This year's program will mostly focus on data and AI and how they are the game changers for cities both today and in the future. Check this website for programme and registration.


ACCOMMODATION AND VISAS
In case you need assistance with getting a visa to Estonia, please contact the organisers at conference@ega.ee as soon as possible. The visa application process may take time, so please do not leave this to the last minute.

We encourage you to book your accommodation as soon as possible to ensure your room in one of our partner hotels. Please find the partner hotels here to make your arrangements!
 
We look forward to welcoming 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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