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Minister for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Rene Tammist opened a high-level Estonian-Portuguese business seminar in Lisbon, focussing on innovation and the digital economy. The Minister invited Estonian and Portuguese entrepreneurs to cooperate more and to find or reinforce existing contacts.
“Portugal is particularly attractive for fast growing technology enterprises at the moment and I’m pleased to see that already three Estonian tech-companies have set foot here,” said Minister Tammist. “Estonia and Portugal are both proponents of the electronic ID-system and this creates wonderful opportunities for doing business and fostering trade between our nations,” said Tammist. “Additionally we’re also working on solutions to allow Portuguese ID-card holders to establish their companies in Estonia and vice versa,” added the minister.
The business seminar held in Lisbon is part of Estonia’s president’s state visit and is aimed at facilitating trade relations between Estonia and Portugal and at creating business contacts between the entrepreneurs of both countries. The visit included a 25-member business delegation representing IT, medical services, timber and jewellery for example. “I hope that this visit will create cooperation opportunities between Estonian and Portuguese companies and we remain hopeful that there will be more success stories to share during the next state visit to Portugal,” concluded Tammist. The business seminar also featured a high-level panel discussion with the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid and Estonia’s CIO Siim Sikkut to discuss the possibilities and opportunities of Estonian and Portuguese e-state developments. Minister Tammist also visited Estonian enterprises active in Lisbon: Monese offering global banking services and Pipedrive offering CRM software.