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Big in Asia brings together Asian experts and the experience of Estonian businesses in Asia. Let’s meet to discuss the trends in trade, innovation and take a deep dive into seizing the opportunities in Asia.
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7th December 2023

8:45 – 09:15
9:15 – 09:30
Opening Remarks

– Kick off by the moderator Sebastien Toupy.

– Welcoming words by Priit Kallakas, Head of Business Diplomacy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

– Welcoming words by Eva-Kristiina Ponomarjov, Director of Global Trade at Estonian Business and Innovation Agency

– Welcoming words by Xenia Joost, Asia region manager at Estonian Business and Innovation Agency

09:30 – 10:30
The Future of Innovation: the trends in Asia
10:30 – 11:15
Panel discussion: "The adaptation path to Asian markets: how did companies have to innovate the product/service for a better market fit"


Marko Valler, Palmatin

Martin Kull, Silen

Emre Tinaztepe, Binalyze

Kristi Lember, ÄIO tech

Marko Utsar, Balsnack International Holding

Moderator: Katre Kõvask, YOOK


11:15 – 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30
Innovation in the Energy Sector – India as a case study

Dr. Sushil Kumar Saraswat and Dr. Somenath Garai

12:30 - 14.00
Networking lunch
14:00 – 14:45
Panel discussion: Energy Innovation Drivers in Asia and the Experiences of Estonian companies


Marek Roostar, Elcogen

Marko Virkebau, Stargate Technlogies

Arnaud Castaignet, Skeleton Technologies

Ivar Kruusenberg, PowerUP Energy Technologies

Moderator: Michal Witkowski, Intralink

14:45 – 15:15
Panel Discussion "Asian Doors: Opening the Path"
15:15 – 15:30
Closing Remarks for the First Half of the Day

Wrapping up the key messages and presentation with EAS services for export and innovation

15:30 – 17:00
Individual Meetings with Export Advisers
Changes may occur in the program


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