Sunday, October 18
Arrival of Summit Delegations & Business Forum Participants
Side Events, Private Bilateral Meetings
Atlantic Council Leadership Dinner (by invitation only)
Monday, October 19
Registration and Private Bilateral Meetings
Official Forum Opening
Armchair Interview with President Kaljulaid
The Three Seas effort to accelerate the development of energy, transport, and digital infrastructure promises to increase the region’s economic growth, reinforce its economic resilience, and further the vision of an integrated, cohesive, and undivided Europe. This initiative has grown rapidly and Tallinn 2020 aims to be a summit of consolidation. How do we move forward? What are the key challenges facing the initiative in its fifth year? What does it seek to accomplish in the year ahead, and beyond?
Panel: Unleashing the Geopolitical and Business Opportunities of the Future
Panel of the Presidents
General Networking Lunch and Private VIP Lunches
Roads & Rail Lines to Prosperity: The Future of Transport in the Three Seas Region
Modern transport infrastructure is key to cross-border commerce, including the efficient movement of goods and services, the establishment of regional and global value chains, and economic activity that serves our environmental objectives. Yet decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Three Seas region still struggles with under-developed transport routes. What priorities should define the Three Seas transport agenda so that modern and efficient transport infrastructure reduces regional economic inequity, stimulates growth, and maximizes the region’s ability to take advantage of transport technologies of the future?
The Future of Energy Connectivity in the Three Seas Region
Cross-border energy connectivity is a transformative force - one that can propel economic growth and strengthen national and regional economic resilience, which is crucial in this age of great power competition and economic volatility. The development of an integrated European energy market is both a European and a transatlantic priority. How can the energy markets of Central and Eastern European nations be integrated with one another, that of Western Europe, and the global energy markets? What energy policies and regulatory priorities should define the Three Seas initiative?
Shaping the Digital Future of the Three Seas Region
The digital space is an increasingly dynamic driver of economic growth and innovation. To adapt to the 21st century, the Three Seas must be the fastest player in the digital industry. Deploying digital solutions can give a competitive edge that differentiates the Three Seas region from the rest of the world, be it a smart grid or smart mobility, and from sea to space. How can we make the region a spearhead for smart corridors? How can we start deploying interoperability solutions for data and online services? How can the Three Seas utilize telecom- and digital technologies to accelerate the region’s strong economic growth and generate additional business opportunities?
The Three Seas as the Anchor of the CEE and Balkan Regions
Presidents’ Roll Out Ceremony of Declaration
Summit & Business Forum joint Gala Dinner
Tuesday, October 20
Side Events, Private Bilateral Meetings
Opening of the 2nd Day of the Forum. What Are the Smart Growth Sources for the Three Seas Region?
What Are the Smart Sources of Money for the Three Seas Region?
Considerably higher economic growth than the EU average and smart connectivity ambition backed by the political will of the Three Seas countries are creating a perfect moment for smart money to flow into the region.
What are the criteria for the new smart money for investments? What are the biggest challenges and opportunities for impactful cross-border projects? And how can we accomplish more in the near future despite the post-corona economic outlook?
General Networking Lunch and Topic Lunches
Stream 1: What is the Smart Path of the Three Seas Energy Future?
The smart energy concept directly addresses the environmental impact of the energy and transport sectors, but also creates opportunities for the economy, especially the circular economy and the creation of green jobs.
What kind of smart services for prosumers will guarantee the vitality of this system, and how?
Stream 2: How Will Smart Mobility Impact the Transport Infrastructure of the Three Seas?
The adaptation of infrastructure to new mobility patterns and the deployment of infrastructure for clean, alternative fuels poses an additional challenge that requires new investments and a different approach to the design of networks and business models. Digital technologies have a key role to play in addressing these challenges to provide smart planning and monitoring tools. How can we make Three Seas transport investments future-proof for digital innovation and challenges?
Stream 3: What Are the Inspiring Trends to Enable Smart Connectivity of the Three Seas?
Whether in the field of digital identity, e-signatures, data exchange, e-invoicing, open data pools or standardised application layers for the private sector for data reuse and services provision, the possibilities are endless. The core path is the same: to make smartly planned investments along connectivity corridors for data gathering, to deploy interoperability enablers such as standards and singular identity for digital services and to make digital infrastructure open and interconnected for developing ecosystems.
Will the Three Seas region be able to implement this?