Investors’ Summit 2013 was held today, organised jointly by AmCham and several other foreign chambers of commerce active in Estonia. The issue of attracting foreign talent to the country came up in almost all discussions. 10,000 foreign top specialists by 2020 was a number mentioned by some.
Panelists also listed several problems concerning the settling-in of foreigners and their families in Estonia. Availability of affordable, high quality English language education was mentioned as a drawback and a problem in attracting these talented people to relocate here. Ongoing process of amending the Aliens Act was regarded as a positive development in the right direction. A suggestion was also made to rename the Aliens Act to be called Friends of Estonia Act 🙂