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President Kersti Kaljulaid to open this year’s Tallinn Music Week conference

President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid will open the two-day conference of Tallinn Music Week that will focus on the impact of creativity and innovation on 31st March and 1st April at the Russian Cultural Centre and Nordic Hotel Forum.

The opening of the conference will take place at the Russian Cultural Centre on Friday, 31st March at 10 am. The conference of the ninth edition of the international music and urban culture festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW), taking place from 27th March to 2nd April in Tallinn, Estonia, is a meeting place for creative entrepreneurs and innovators from all over the world.

Music industry professionals as well as creative and tech experts and policy makers will be among the conference speakers. The previously mainly music-focused TMW conference has looked in depth into the added value of creativity in a wider sense since 2016. The overall theme of the coming festival is sustainable development and all areas connected to it from environmental protection to urban development, from inclusive communities to promotion of equal rights.

The core of the TMW conference is entrepreneurial development focusing on the music industry and other areas of the creative sector, keywords being innovation, sustainability, future skills, technology, science, new and traditional media. Estonia’s role as holder of the EU Council presidency in 2017 also determines a closer look at the issues of the digital single market.

TMW 2017 conference will be opened on 31st March at 10 in the Russian Cultural Centre in Tallinn by the first female president of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, who took over after president Toomas Hendrik Ilves – known among the TMW visitors as a living encyclopedia of pop culture.

The list of confirmed speakers
The TMW conference / delegate pass that also grants a priority access to the whole festival and offers discounts at special events can be bought in the festival online shop for 175€ until 1st February. From 2nd February the price of the pass will be 250€. Passes and accommodation can be booked here

The music programme of the festival will be announced on 2nd February.

Tallinn Music Week (TMW) is a weeklong celebration of talent, curiosity, creativity, freedom and equality. This year’s edition from 27th March to 2nd April will present the music festival line-up and two-day industry conference, a series of free City Stage concerts, a selection of eateries within TMW Tastes; TMW Arts programme, curated by the Estonian Contemporary Arts Development Centre, Design Market showcasing the most exciting Baltic and Scandinavian brands and designs, TMW Talks series with topics from music to science and societal issues, City Space activities in cooperation with the interior designers of Estonian Academy of Arts and a very special youth programme. TMW 2017 is presented by Nordea bank, the partners are Telia and Spotify, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Estonian Enterprise, Eesti Meedia and Nordic Hotel Forum.

Photo by Aron Urb.

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