Event: Business in Estonia – How Safe is the Future? 2019-02-21T07:12:42+00:00

Business in Estonia – How Safe is the Future?

Date: Thursday, February 21, 16:00 – 17:30
Venue: International Centre for Defence and Security
(Narva mnt 63/4 East Building, Tallinn)

EV101 event will be hosted by International Centre for Defence and Security.

Security and safe business/investments are the topics often touched by investors/businessmen from Norway.
The best person to talk about it in Estonia is Mr Sven Sakkov, the Director of International Centre for Defence and Security.

Sven Sakkov,
Director of the
International Centre for Defence and Security

International Centre for Defence and Security is a foreign affairs and defence think tank based in Tallinn, Estonia. Besides conducting wide-ranging research ICDS is also organising Lennart Meri Conference, Annual Baltic Conference on Defence (ABCD), publishing monthly “Diplomaatia” magazine and running Estonian National Defence Course.

Before joining ICDS Sven Sakkov served for 2 years as the director of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCDCOOE), an international knowledge hub specialising in research, training and exercises in the areas of technology, strategy, operations and law.

Between 2008 and 2015 Sakkov served as an undersecretary for defence policy (policy director) of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia. During his tenure as a policy director Sven Sakkov was responsible for policy planning, threat assessments, NATO and EU policy, international cooperation and arms control. He was an Estonian representative to the NATO’s Senior Officials’ Group and High Level Group.

Previously he had served at the Estonian Embassy in Washington and Estonian Mission to NATO, as national security and defence advisor to the President of Estonia and as the director of Policy Planning of MOD.

Sven Sakkov has studied at the Royal College of Defence Studies (course of 2011-12), University of Cambridge (M.Phil. in international relations) and University of Tartu (B.A. cum laude in history).

He is a member of NATO CCDCOE Advisory Board.

After visiting the ICDS we plan to have a nice celebration of Estonia’s Independence Day at restaurant Mantel & Korsten among our members, partners and friends.

Mantel & Korsten – lovely restaurant in a green wooden house that has red roof and mantel chimney. The restaurant got its name after the beautiful mantel chimney that is actually the only one in Kadriorg at the moment. Our guests have the opportunity to experience it themselves – there is a small private dining room inside the mantel chimney.
The networking at the restaurant will start approx 18 o’clock.

PS! NECC will offer only a welcoming drink. All orders will be done and paid by each guest separately.

The event is free of charge for NECC/DECC members and 25 EUR for non-members.

The registration deadline is Tuesday, February 19.

List of Participants

Name Organisation
Annely Särglep NECC
Anu Adermann Bernhard Brekke AS
Argo Saul Nordic Houses
Christian Testman NECC
Dagfinn Lohne Dugfinn OÜ
Ene Aschjem NECC
Helena Almqvist PROTEX
Henrik Aavik Applaud Ltd
Jaan Kelder E. Pihlaku OÜ/Gildhall
Jüri Ploom Pohla & Hallmägi
Kaire Luuk Eesti AGA / Linde Group
Lamiaa Bennis ELMUNDO Oü
Marco Iovino SBM FastWood OÜ
Merle Tamm Oü Citymax
Nele Plutus Gatewaty&Partners
Ole Øveraas Royal Norwegian Embassy
Paal Aschjem Albion Holding
Rando Siimon Uptime OÜ
Renna Kruusement Marine Aluminium Industries OÜ
Robert Hellrand ESTO Marine & Offshore AB
Thorbjörn Sirén Futurehead Oü
Üllar Talviste Advokaadibüroo LEXTAL


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Established in 2007, Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce (NECC, in Norwegian: Norsk-Estisk Handelskammer, in Estonian: Norra-Eesti Kaubanduskoda) is a non-profit membership based business association for companies with Norwegian-Estonian share capital, management or co-operation. We facilitate professional networking, seminars of interests, provide relevant information regarding both Estonia and Norway and promote Norwegian companies, competence and business values.


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