Estonia's Friends International Meeting


Estonia’s Friends International Meeting (EFIM) was called to life to thank and recognize business, political and cultural figures whose actions and advice have helped Estonia to become a truly European country with a dynamic economy and thriving culture.

We welcome our friends to Estonia to exchange ideas on the future of Estonia and to have a close look at our country’s ambitions, culture, nature, its business community and political decision-makers.

The invitees get access to intellectually stimulating business discussions, high profile government visits and a world-class cultural program.

Registration by invitations only.

The first Estonia’s Friends International Meeting was held in August 2010 in Tallinn. The tradition was kicked off as a joint initiative by Enterprise Estonia, entrepreneur Mr Margus Reinsalu and former President of Estonia Mr Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

Sten’s involvement in EFIM events:

  • 2015: moderated the symposium “Quo Vadis, Estonia?” with my Teleport co-founder and Andreessen Horowitz partner Balaji S. Srinivasan as the keynote speaker. See the video here.
  • 2016: held a kenote speech at the symposium on the global competition for mobile talent. See the video here.
  • 2019: moderated the symposium with Ott Kaukver, CTO of Twilio as keynote speaker. See the photo gallery and short summary video here
  • 2020: became the official co-patron of EFIM, along with President Ilves and Mr Kaukver. Next event postponed to 2021 due to global pandemic.
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