Wednesday 5th June 2019
Time Presentation Location Speakers
09:30 - 18:00
Registration Swissotel Conference Area
10:00 - 13:00
The 'Once-Only' & Business Registers Workshop Swissotel Conference Area

The Once-Only Principle Project in collaboration with the EBRA 2019 Conference organises
the ‘Once-Only
& Business Registers workshop which will be held in Swissotel Tallinn on 5 June 2019.

The aim of the workshop is to present the preliminary results of the Project and to discuss the ‘once-only’ principle in relation to the domain of business registers. Presentations and discussion will focus specifically on the perspectives from TOOP pilots involving business registers, including relevant business and technical aspects.

More information HERE


10:00 - 13:00
EBRA Board Meeting (for Board Members only) Room Tartu
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch (for EBRA GA and TOOP Workshop participants only) Hall
14:00 - 14:30
ECRF General Assembly (for ECRF Members only) Room Tartu
14:30 - 15:00
EBR EEIG General Meeting (for EBR EEIG Members only) Room Tartu
15:00 - 18:00
EBRA General Assembly (for EBRA Members only) Room Tartu
20:00 - 23:00
Welcome Reception Tallinn Teachers’ House (Tallinna Õpetajate Maja)

Dress Code: Casual  

The venue is located at the Town Hall Square - at the heart of the Old Town, about 15-minute walk from the Conference Hotel.
Comfortable shoes are recommended when walking on cobblestone streets of the Old Town 

Thursday 6th June 2019
Time Presentation Location Speakers
09:00 - 09:45
Registration & Coffee Conference Area
09:45 - 10:10
Opening Words Ballroom Mr. Viljar Peep, Mr. Antti Riivari
10:10 - 10:30
Welcome & Roll-call Ballroom Ms. Kätlin Kattai
10:30 - 10:55
Keynote I: E-governance - Digital by Default Principle Ballroom Mr. Siim Sikkut Presentation

Development of eGovernment has a central role to play in meeting Europe’s social, economic, environmental and political challenges and in making use of the emerging digital opportunities.  

10:55 - 11:50
Panel I: E-governance - Digital by Default Principle Ballroom Mr. Siim Sikkut, Mrs. Annika Bränström, Professor Katrin Nyman Metcalf, Mr. Ross Maude

Development of eGovernment has a central role to play in meeting Europe’s social, economic, environmental and political challenges and in making use of the emerging digital opportunities.

This panel focuses on E-governance, the Digital by Default Principle and how to make this happen in the most efficient way.

11:50 - 12:00
Family photo Hall
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch Hall
13:00 - 13:25
Keynote II: Business registers and cross-border e-government services: Insights from the TOOP pilots Ballroom Prof. Dr. Dr. Robert Krimmer Presentation

The keynote will focus on the role of business registries in provision of cross-border e-government services, in particular focusing on the procedures included in Annex 2 of the Single Digital Gateway Regulation, adopted in late-2018.
The keynote will also present some insights from the TOOP Project pilots focusing on cross-border business mobility.  

13:25 - 14:25
Panel II: Cross-border cooperation between Business Registers Ballroom Prof. Dr. Dr. Robert Krimmer, Ms. Marija Boshkovska-Jankovski , Mr. Antonio Lai , Mr. Kevin Kerrigan

Businesses have expanded beyond national borders. This has led to the demand for increased cooperation between business registers.
This panel focuses on new Directive on the use of digital tools and processes in company law and different projects (i.e TOOP, EBOCS, EBRA etc.) that showcase how cross-border interaction, and data exchange can lift the burden from registrars and entrepreneurs. 

14:25 - 14:45
Networking Break Hall
14:45 - 15:10
Keynote III: The value of digital transformation in the registries for entrepreneurs Ballroom Mr. Frank Grozel

The true electronic single window that eliminate the need to visit government offices multiple times makes governments bureaucracy seamless.

Single window places the user at the centre of eGovernance. It allows simultaneous requests to several institutions, with a single form; documents need only be uploaded once. It combines the procedures of participating institutions and determines, according to each user's profile, the data and the documents that are required. The multiplicity of agencies involved is no longer a problem, the user has the feeling of dealing with only one.


15:10 - 16:15
Panel III: The value of digital transformation in the registries for entrepreneurs Ballroom Mr. Frank Grozel, Ms. Kjersti Lunde, Mr. Ingmar Vali, Mr. Rolf König

Digital capacities are essential for facing global competition. Europe's international competitiveness is constrained by the low digitisation of its small and medium-sized enterprises, a problem that requires improving access to finance, technology and skills. This panel focuses on how digitisation of registries can bring benefits to every citizen and business by improving their digital capacity and skills. 

16:15 - 16:30
Summary of the day Ballroom Ms. Kätlin Kattai
16:40 - 17:40
Presentation: Innovations in Estonian e-Business Register (optional session) Ballroom
19:00 - 19:30
Transport to the Gala Dinner From recommended hotels

Transport will be provided only from the recommended hotels:  
Swissotel Tallinn 
Tallink City Hotel 
Solo Sokos Hotel Estoria 
Original Sokos Hotel Viru 

19:30 - 20:15
Tour in Seaplane Harbour Seaplane Harbour

The Seaplane Harbour accommodates one of Europe’s grandest maritime museums.
You are invited to see the authentic submarine Lembit from the 1930s, a Short 184 seaplane, mines, cannons and many other life-sized exhibits. 

20:15 - 23:30
Gala Dinner Seaplane Harbour

Dress Code: Smart Casual 

23:30 - 23:50
Transport to the hotels From Seaplane Harbour

Transport will be provided to the recommended hotels (City Centre) 

Friday 7th June 2019
Time Presentation Location Speakers
09:30 - 09:45
Coffee Conference Hall
09:45 - 10:00
Introduction to Day 3 Ballroom Ms. Kätlin Kattai
10:00 - 10:25
Keynote IV: Disruptive technologies and the future of registries Ballroom Mr. Søren Corfixsen Whitt Presentation

The Keynote focuses on the experiences of Danish Business Registry. 

"Our digital journey: How we transformed our business register"

In Denmark we have made it easy to digitally form and make changes in companies. But perhaps we have made it too easy? To prevent fraud the Danish Business Authority has been given the authority to link data with other relevant authorities. The presentation shows examples on how the Danish Business Authority uses different types of data and Machine Learning (ML) to:.

  • Help and guide users to make fewer mistakes
  • Improve and scale our control and supervision
  • Provide recommendations and personalize our solutions
  • Improve our policy development with ML created insight
10:25 - 11:20
Panel IV: Disruptive technologies and the future of registries Ballroom Mr. Søren Corfixsen Whitt, Ms. Guna Paidere, Mr. Marten Kaevats, Mr. Goran Vranic

How can business registries benefit from different new technologies, e.g. artificial intelligence solutions?
Is AI just a buzzword or will it be the inevitable future for all business registries? 

11:20 - 11:40
Networking break Hall
11:40 - 12:10
Main Sponsor Session: Nortal AS Ballroom Mr. Peeter Smitt Presentation

Anatomy of transformation: how business registration reform transformed the business climate of Oman

Strategic change and technology company and one of the architects of e-Estonia Nortal, has been exporting the unique experience in creating change in governments to MEA for over 10 years. Following the launch and implementation of the Invest Easy portal end of 2016, Oman made an unprecedented leap in the Ease of Doing Business Ranking of the World Bank’s annual Doing Business report, jumping 127 places as a direct result of optimized business registry processes and various supporting online services, which have had a substantial impact on local business environment and climate in Oman. Presentation will shed light on, what are the success factors in large-scale transformation, challenges, lessons learned and opportunities for the future?

12:10 - 12:30
News from the Company Law Working Group Ballroom Mr. Søren Corfixsen Whitt Presentation
12:30 - 12:50
News from the IBRR Survey Working Group Ballroom Ms. Stacey-Jo Smith, Mr. Rolf König Presentation
12:50 - 13:20
EBRA, CRF, IACA 2020 Ballroom Ms. Rosanne Bell, Mr. Josef Gasimov

EBRA 2020 invitation:  

13:20 - 13:45
Conclusions Ballroom Ms. Kätlin Kattai
13:45 - 15:00
Farewell Lunch Hall
16:00 - 18:00
Guided walking tour in Tallinn Old Town From Swissotel Lobby

Conference participants will have a chance to take part in a guided walking tour. The tour takes about 2 hours.  

Comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended.