100th anniversary conference of the Estonian Employers’ Confederation “END OF WORK?”

For centuries people have hoped that technological advancement would bring along welfare without the need to work. Automatisation, robotics, artificial intelligence – will machines really take over work from people in the near future? Or will the nature of work just change?

We are increasingly searching for opportunities on how to do less and how to get more with less effort. Which model will lead to economic growth and a better living standard – advocating more work or the redistribution of benefits? Where is the best point of balance between these two extremes? How will the new generation change the pattern? Does anyone even WANT to work anymore?

The Estonian Employers' Confederation is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In addition to celebrations, it would be fitting to think about the work that has brought us here. And where it will lead us.

On 15 March, at the employers’ conference “Kite Flight 2017” we shall be seeking solutions together with leading Estonian entrepreneurs, public figures and politicians. The opening speech will be delivered by President Kersti Kaljulaid.

  • Why do we need to speak about work, asks Toomas Tamsar, Chairman of the Estonian Employers' Confederation.
  • How the world works, and what is Estonia’s ultimate goal? Discussing matters will be: Jüri Käo, Chairman of the Management Board of NG Investeeringud; international manager Kati Vabi; and Minister of Health and Labour Jevgeni Ossinovski.
  • Author Viivi Luik will muse on the topics of work and commitment.
  • Raul Rebane, strategic communications expert, will be speaking on how Estonian society perceives work and working.
  • The new challenges in the working environment of business management will be discussed by Taavi Veskimägi, Chairman of the Management Board of AS Elering.
  • Executive Director of Circle K Eesti, Kai Realo, will discuss the changes brought about by the generational change.
  • What teenagers think about work and the future will be shared by Pauliine Põldmaa, an 8th year pupil from Häädemeeste Secondary School.
  • Tom Rüütel, case organiser at the Estonian Unemployment Fund, will explain what constitutes work for people with a diminished capacity for work.

See the program


Participation fees

Until 23 February 2017, the registration fee is EUR 190 (for both members and non-members of the Estonian Employers’ Confederation).

After the discount period, a participation fee of EUR 290 shall apply to the representative of an organisation which is a member of the Estonian Employers’ Confederation. If there are several participants from the same organisation, a discount price of EUR 240 shall apply for each participant.

After the discount period, a participation fee of EUR 390 shall apply to representatives of other organisations. If there are several participants from the same organisation, a discount price of EUR 340 shall apply for each participant.

Please Note! Value added tax is not included in the prices!

Please fill in the electronic registration form to take part in the conference here

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