The FinEst Link Final Conference in Tallinn on 7.2.2018

The two-year FinEst Link project has studied the economic and technical feasibility of a fixed link between Helsinki and Tallinn. The work will soon be completed and the results of the feasibility study will be published at the project’s Final Conference on 7 February 2018 in Tallinn. The results of the feasibility study will be highlighted as a short video explaining the volume estimations for cargo and passenger traffic, the chosen alignment with stations, terminals and depots. The costs and the benefits will also be presented. The final report will be published the same day.

Key political leaders from EU-level, national and regional authorities as well as experts from the transport sector and business will discuss the Helsinki-Tallinn twin-city collaboration, transport development and the vision of railway tunnel. The entries to the FinEst Link new technologies challenge will be presented at the Conference.

The Conference will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into Estonian and Finnish. The Conference will be streamed and a link for the streaming will be published on this website.

Draft programme
9:30-10:30 Video presenting the key results of the FinEst Link feasibility study followed by keynote speeches
10:30-11:45 Panel Nr 1 – Decision-makers
11:45–12:00 Next steps of the FinEst Link
12:30-13.15 Panel Nr 2 – Mega project experts
13:15-14:00 Panel Nr 3 – Wider economic impacts
15:00-17:00 Presentation of the entries in the FinEst Link New Technologies Challenge
17:00 End of the conference

More information:

Project Director Kari Ruohonen (mob. 040 504 5170) or Ms Eva Killar from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication (eva.killar@mkm.ee).