Creative Entrepreneurship Academy (CEA) Online Conference:  Creative and sustainable economy

25. March, 2021
Creative Caucasus and Creative Estonia present: Creative Entrepreneurship Academy (CEA) Online Conference:  Creative and sustainable economy.

April 7, 2021
9.45 Est/10.45 GEO – 15.30EST/16.30GEO  
2021 was declared the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.

International organisations recognise the need to promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, foster innovation and provide opportunities, benefits and empowerment for all and respect for all human rights.

It also identified the ongoing need to support countries with economies in transition in diversifying production and exports, including in new sustainable growth areas, including creative industries.

It encourages all to observe the year in accordance with national priorities to raise awareness, promote cooperation and networking, encourage sharing best practices and experiences, enhance human resource capacity, promote an enabling environment at all levels as well as tackle the challenges of the creative economy.
The speakers from Estonia and Georgia  are covering issues like the trends and challenges in sustainable economy, discussing sustainable design  and showing the impact of creative minds in sustainable tourism and the food industry. 
The keynote speaker will be Ms Anneli Ohvril, Let’s Do It World Executive Director, expert on sustainable development explaining the trends and challenges in sustainable economy.
The full agenda of the conference and the speakers’ list will be announced shortly, please follow us in Facebook



9.45 – 10.00/10.45-11.00 Welcome

10.00-10.05 /11.00-11.05 Lets start: Moderator Toomas Roolaid , 

10.05-10.15 /11.05-11.15 Welcome. Estonian Ambassador in Georgia Ms Riina Kaljurand (tbc), CEO of  Creative Estonia Ms Eva Leemet,  CEO of Creative Caucasus Mr Gela Andrew Suli. 

10.15-11.00/11.15-12.00 Keynote: Anneli Ohvril, Executive director, Let’s do it World, Trends and challenges in sustainable economy

11.00-11.15/12.00-12.10 UNDP Georgia head Louisa Vinton 

11.10-11.25/12.10-12.25 Ketevan Shengeliya New priorities in new Creative Europe program (sustainability, gender equality ect)

11.25-11.35/12.25-12.35 Break


11.35- 11.50  /12.35-12.50  Georgian  steps towards sustainability – Tatia Bidzinashvili, Enterprise Georgia

11.50- 12.00/12.50-13.00 Georgian example of sustainable design – Anzelika Rieck, Founder and chairwoman of the Association Design Georgia: Funduki

 12.00-12.15 /13.00-13.15  Global challenges for sustainable fashion, Reet Aus, sustainable fashion expert

12.15-13.00 /13.15-14.00 Lunch/Break


13.00- 13.15/14.00-14.15  Imbi Lepik-Martinson EAS Green Key and sustainable tourism in countryside in Estonia 

13.15-13.30/14.15-14.30 Estonian example of sustainable tourism,  

13.30-13.45/14.30-14.45 Georgian way to ensure sustainability in tourism, Vano Vashakmadze, USAID Economic Security Program

13.45-13.55 /14.45-14.55 Georgian example of sustainable tourism – Maka Buadze, Batumi wonderland guesthouse

13.55-14.05/14.55-15.05  break


14.05-14.25 /15.05-.15.25 Krista Kulderknup, Organic Estonia 

14.25-14.40/15.25-15.40 Estonian Culinary Route Raili Mengel, Eesti Maaturism 

14.40-15.00/15.40-16.00 Georgia towards sustainable food – Nino Inasaridze, USAID Agriculture Program

15.00-15.10/16.00-16.10  Hannes Saarpuu, Renegade Tea Estate,  Towards sustainable production, from the beginning

15.10- 15.25/16.10-16.25 New ways of producing honey in Georgia – Tako Kvaratskhelia – Rukhi Dedopali – Rukhi Queen

15.25-15.35/16.25-16.35 Nia Odzelashvili, Owner, Sulico Wine Bar

15.35-15.40/16.35-16.40  Conclusions