Since ancient times, Estonia has been an important gateway between the Nordic Countries of Scandinavia, and the East. For far travelled vikings, Estonia was the beginning of the eastern trade route Austrvegr, which crossed with the Silk Route in Persia. 

The Belt and Road Initiative is bringing this ancient trade route back on the maps. Modern railway systems with container block trains provide much faster, reliable, and safer regular connections compared to any land- and waterborne transportation solution used in the past.

The 11th international transport conference TRANSESTONIA 2020 is dedicated to development of the North Belt Transport Corridor from China to Sweden. The conference is going to be held in Tallinn, Estonia on May 13th-15th, 2020.   

TRANSESTONIA 2020 Agenda (updated continuously)

Day 1, May 13th, 2020
12:00 Welcoming lunch
14:00 North Belt China-Sweden Transport Corridor Round Table Meeting of Political Delegations. Presentations of the Delegations:
14:00 PRC
14:20 Kazakhstan
14:40 Russia
15:00 Estonia
15:20 Sweden
15:40 Discussions and decisions regarding smooth arrangements of two way regular block train traffic
16:40 Cooperation Memorandum signing ceremony, photographing session
17:00 Press Conference
19:00 Dinner Reception hosted by the Estonian Railways

Day 2, May 14th, 2020
Full day conference TRANSESTONIA 2020 consisting of three parts
1. Status overview of Estonian infrastructure and logistics (09:00-10:40)
2. Major infrastructure and logistics developments in process (11:00-12:40)
3. Development of North Belt China-Sweden Transport Corridor (13:40-17:40) with speakers from  PRC, Kazakhstan, Russia and Sweden.
19:00 Dinner Reception hosted by Tallinn City

Day 3, May 15th, 2020
Bus tour for the international delegates (optional)
09:00 Departure from the hotel
09:30 Muuga Harbour terminals and industrial zone
12:30 Business Luncheon
14:00 Paldiski Southern and Northern Ports, Paldiski industrial park
17:00 Arrival to the hotel

Main goal of the conference is to discuss and achieve agreements about further transport developments between China and Sweden via Kazakhstan, Russia and Estonia. Working languages of the conference are English and Russian with synchronous translation.