What and how?

Instead of classical debate workshops are being held this year. Based on previous feedback, we have decided to try something different this time. Participants have the opportunity to choose 1 to 2 workshops from 10 and have a good time. In workshops you can discuss current issues with lecturers and business representatives and simultaneously acquire knowledge through games.

Workshop 1 – How to cope with aviation crises?


Erki Urva,  Nordic Aviation Group AS, Director of Strategic Partnerships

The history of aviation throughout the world is moving from one crisis to another. One cannot avoid a crisis but can manage and learn from it. During the workshop, moderator Erki Urva gives an overview of the global aviation industry and changes in business models.

The goal: to learn from the experience of previous crises and create a business model that can handle crises and prevent bankruptcy.

The workshop is held in Estonian and can be attended by 40 people at a time.

Workshop 2 – 5S workplace optimization

Ingrid Joost, lecturer of TTK University of Applied Sciences and Tallinn University of Technology


A game that helps us to understand the importance of organizing workplace and optimizing workflow. It will be shown, how an employee could more easily get used to a new workplace and how all the unnecessity can be removed from the workflow.

A WOW effect may occur both to students and entrepreneurs.

The goal: to see and experience how much profit can be obtained from process optimization.

The workshop is held in Estonian and can be attended by 25 people at a time.

Workshop 3 – Theory of Constraints dice game

Tarvo Niine, lecturer of Tallinn University of Technology


A game described by the business management guru Eliyahu M. Goldratt (1947-2011). This game instructs the production chain to plan stocks under varying performance conditions.

The most practical part of the game is learning the drum-buffer-rope principle which can be easily understood during the game.

While playing the game we also discuss the principles of LEAN management and the difference between LEAN management and Goldratt’s theory of constraints.

The workshop is held in Estonian and can be attended by 54 people at a time.

Workshop 4 – Infosociety and the exchange of data

Riho Oks, the founder and the head of Roksnet

In the modern information society, digital data and it’s use have a key role to play in most areas of life, as it has played a key role during Stone Age with rock useage and processing. The availability of digital data and the possibility of using it give a great advantage to the current paper management. The information society and logistics sector are very similar in nature. In both sectors there are used logistics, logistics of data and information in one area and logistics of goods / products and services in the other area. The basis of efficient logistics is to make correct decisions by the people, but more and more by the systems. As often happens the decisions are made on many circumstances still on paper, in the future will survive those who are able to organize their business through better-optimized information technology and useage of data. Estonia is famous in the world for its e-society success, but at the same time it can not be said that the work done so far gives grounds to rest on the success achieved so far. As building a city never ends, is the same with a business. If you want new ideas on how to better manage your business, Estonian e-Government expert and developer of the X-Road project, Riho Oks, is kindly willing to share their experiences with the data and it’s secure exchange.

In the workshop, we focus on the following information society and data exchange topics:
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The workshop is held in Estonian and can be attended by 40 people.

Workshop 5- Creating a employee-friendly environment

Merilin Ednaševski, Human Resources Business Partner

The presenter will outline the ways how their company has created a employee-friendly working environment and what benefits are provided to employees. The communal discussion is to talk about students expectations to the work environment and the opportunities for improvement.

The workshop is held in Estonian and can be attended by 40 people.

Workshop 6 – Lessons and bottlenecks in centralizing supply chain

Samuli Räsänen, Supply Chain Management Services Team Lead

The workshop introduces the optimization and efficiency of the supply chain and potential bottlenecks. Participants can share their experiences, opinions and suggestions in a communal discussion.

The workshop is held in Estonian and can be attended by 40 people.

Workshop 7- Ensuring work safety in a work environment shared by humans and robots.

Rein Roosmäe, head of internal logistics at Ericsson Estonia Tallinn factory.

Nowadays nobody is surprised about the fact that robots perform certain tasks. How to ensure safety in a situation where robots are working side by side with humans. Does a safe process mean ineffectiveness? We will discuss this issue as an example of Ericsson Eesti AS.

The workshop is held in Estonian and can be attended by 30 people at a time.

Workshop 8- New Generation at Work – Differences Between Basic Values

Tiina Saar-Veelmaa, career advisor and Proekspert’s workplace happiness specialist

It is an opportunity to hear and understand the vision of new working procedure. What do today’s contractors value most in workplace? Employers have the opportunity to protect their views, to oppose and appeal. A conversation between two different parties sharing their views to better understand each other’s needs in the labor market.

The workshop is held in Estonian and can be attended by 20 people at a time.


Workshop 9 – Studentbox


A short-term job interview. Employers have the opportunity to ask the future employees (interns) specifying questions. In a short time, it is possible for the employer to understand whether the student is what the company needs.

Overall a good opportunity for students to find a a pleasant internship.


Studentbox is held in Estonian and can be attended by 20 people at a time.


Workshop 10 – Crisis management in intermodal transport


Urmas Peterson, Head of the Sales Department of the Freight Transport Business Unit at EVR Cargo AS


Intermodal transport, or combination of various modes of transport seems to be the only logical solution to take advantage of the pros of different modes of transport. Unfortunately, people close to transport have experienced difficulties regarding to multimodal transport.

In the workshop we will discuss what requirements the services provided by transport and logistics companies should meet so that they could be applied to the intermodal transport planning without causing a problem.

One of the aims of the debate is to predict when an IT solution would be able to predict the route, time and cost of intermodal transportation of the most common goods as good as Google maps is able to do for passenger transport.


The workshop is held in Estonian and can be attended by 20 people at a time.

Stay tuned for more information!