President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid opened the Tallinn Music Week conference Creative Impact | Tallinn Music Week
2-8 April 2018 – Tallinn, Estonia

President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid opened the Tallinn Music Week conference Creative Impact

President Kersti Kaljulaid called the Tallinn Music Week (TMW) conference Creative Impact to set the bar high for the society. The conference on two days in two locations will address topics of the music industry and beyond. The festival programme is under way all around Tallinn.

President Kaljulaid said: “The TMW is a good test polygon of the new society. Here you can think away all contradictions and make room for all different opinions! Think about how to use technology to overcome contradictions and if that is not an option, then how to talk yourselves and your conversation partners through the contradictions so that finally they will simply dissolve. Show us what a resourceful spirit and flexible mind can achieve! Show us also what a real campaign of the ideas to the benefit of our city, our Tallinn, idealistically could be! Raise the bar high, and then it will be good to see in autumn whether the traditional form of debate – local government elections – can jump that bar! Give us a strong benchmark!”

She pointed out that the musical approach of TMW to cross borders and fences and even deny that they exist extends to its approach to the society as well.

Helen Sildna, the founder and head of TMW, set focus on the new venue of the conference in the Russian Cultural Centre: “The location carries a beautiful symbol for us. Creative Impact can bring together all communities, nationalities and ways of thinking. And this in fact is the core of our discussions here today.”

Among the TMW Creative Impact conference speakers are Minister of Culture Indrek Saar, London’s Night Czar Amy Lamé, the acclaimed music critic Simon Reynolds, an award-winning mastering engineer Mandy Parnell, Barbara Gessler from the European Commission, Estonia’s CIO Siim Sikkut, Head of Nordea Estonia Gerd Müller and CEO of Telia Estonia Dan Strömberg, as well as an impressive list of innovative entrepreneurs and visionaries from different sectors and many continents. The panel moderators feature top international journalists from Kate Connolly (The Guardian), Damien McGuinness (BBC), Elisabeth Braw (Nonresident Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council) to John Robb (Louder Than War).

The complete conference programme

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The complete list of conference speakers

One-day conference passes are available at TMW web store.

One Day Conference Pass for 125 EUR grants access to all the conference panels in Russian Cultural Centre and Nordic Hotel Forum.

One Day Conference Pass does not apply to TMW music festival or other events.

TMW 2017 delegate passes grant access to the conference seminars and priority access to the music festival as well as the database of registered contacts.

TMW 2017 Priority Passes for €150are on sale at TMW web store.