February 8 – 9, 2024 Swissôtel Tallinn
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Conference Venue
Conference will take place in the conference centre of Swissotel Tallinn (Address: Tornimäe 3 Tallinn  Estonia).

The conference will take place on Friday, 09 February 2024, at 10:00 at the Swissotel Tallinn Conference Centre (Tornimäe 3, 6th floor).

Doors open on Friday, 09 February at 09:00. Please arrive early, as we will start at 10:00 sharp with the opening address by the President of the Republic of Estonia, Alar Karis.

Upon entry, kindly present the confirmation letter of confirmation sent to you. Once you receive your name badge, please wear it at the conference venue throughout the day.

The working languages of the conference will be Estonian and English, with simultaneous translation into both languages.
The “Russian panel” will be conducted in Russian, with simultaneous translation into Estonian and English.
Additionally, please adhere to the Chatham House rules for the panel discussions.

Thank you, and we look forward to your participation.

Chatham House Rule:
The Chatham House Rule is used around the world to ensure both freedom of expression and confidentiality in meetings.

  • Neither the identity nor the membership of the speakers or any other participant in the meeting may be made public.
  • It must not be made public that the information was obtained from that particular meeting.

Meetings may be minuted or held under the Chatham House Rule, which means that the meeting or part of it is entirely private. Under the rule, participants are free to use the information and views they receive, but neither the identities nor the information received may be disclosed. The rule is used by political associations, governments, companies and research organisations. The Chatham House Rule was developed by the Royal Institute of International Affairs, which is headquartered at Chatham House in London. The rule was adopted in 1927.

Travel information
Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements. It takes only up to 10 minutes to get from the airport to the hotel by taxi, and vice versa. However, during certain hours (between 4-6 p.m. on business days) it would be advisable to plan for longer travel times in case of traffic jams. Taxis are available 24/7 at taxi stops located in the front of the airport’s building and the hotel. The estimated fare for the 10 minute taxi ride would be around 8-10 Euros. You are entitled to request the receipt from the driver.

Expenses, such as hotel and travel costs, will not be reimbursed by the conference organisers

Please note that the hotel reservation is entirely the responsibility of the conference attendants.

Visa information
Information on visa process is available on the web page of  Estonian Foreign Ministry


Miscellaneous Information

National currency is Euro. Larger hotels, stores and restaurants accept Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard, Diner’s Club and American Express. However, it is advisable to carry some cash with you. Traveler’s cheques can be exchanged in most banks, but are less likely to be accepted in shops. There is plenty of banks inTallinnthat can be easily found. Most of them are opened from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, while some offices are also opened on Saturday mornings. All banks offer currency exchange services. Exchange points can also be found in larger hotels, airport, harbor, railroad station and major shopping centers.

Time Zone
Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +3 hours (Standard time zone +2 hours and daylight saving time + 1 hour).

The current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz, European-style 2-pin plugs are in use.

Getting around
Taxis can be found lined-up at taxi stands (in front of larger hotels and at some key intersections) and can be ordered on the phone or via various mobile apps.  For public transport routes and schedules, please refer to: The fares and other information on Tallinn public transport tickets is available at For further information, please refer to:

For current local weather, please check Average temperature in December is -2° C.

About Tallinn
Tallinn is the beautiful capital city of Estonia, borders the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland. A forward-thinking centre of commerce, culture and history, Tallinn welcomes guests to enjoy the splendors of the past and the cosmopolitan comforts of today. To discover Tallinn please refer to:



Estonian Public Broadcasting


Estonian World

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