PCC Conference and Plenary Meeting 2017

PCC Conference and Plenary Meeting
13 - 15 November 2017
Nordic Hotel Forum, Tallinn

This year's conference and plenary meeting of the Permanent Committee on Cadastre in the European Union (PCC) "Towards Digital Europe and Spatially Enabled Societies" takes place in Tallinn from the 13th to 15th November 2017. This promises to be an exciting event, as it will be the first time for the Land Board to host a PCC meeting in Estonia. It will be a pleasure to share our experience in eGovernment, introduce you to our land administration systems and create a platform for discussing the latest knowledge, newest trends and innovation in cadastre, as well as provide an excellent opportunity for networking. We have no doubt that you will enjoy your stay in Tallinn, which is one of the most enchanting cities in Europe.

Venue


The venue of the conference and plenary meeting will be the Nordic Hotel Forum ( Viru väljak 3), in the Sirius Hall. It is a modern superior four-star business and conference hotel in the city centre, just a couple of hundred meters from the picturesque Old Town. By car, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is just 10 minutes away, while the port is only 5 minutes away.

Nordic Hotel Forum
Accommodation

Accommodation


Delegates shall be responsible for their own booking and payment of the accommodation.

A limited number of rooms have been provisionally booked at preferential rates at the Nordic Hotel Forum. You are kindly requested to confirm the pre-bookings of accommodation in the hotel by accessing the following link: https://www.myhotelreservation.net/b/hatllnor/HATLLNOR/?f=2017-11-13&i=PCC.

We recommend booking your accommodation as early as possible, because the availability of the rooms cannot be guaranteed beyond October 1st.

Registration


All delegates are kindly requested to register to the event through Presidency Gateway. Presidency Gateway is the central web portal, which includes a comprehensive overview of each event, from the venue and programme to a document depository. It is optimised for smartphones and tablets and can be used without downloading a separate application. The link to registration is following: https://accreditation.eu2017.ee/OpenRegistration.aspx?key=514105e5-c86c-4235-8b5d-9cb2a2fdfc0a

A more detailed agenda and updated versions thereof as well as other relevant documents and information will be accessible to registered participants in Presidency Gateway.

Registration
Maarjamäe Palace

Social Events


Dinners

We cordially invite you to a dinner and a reception on both evenings.

On Monday, 13 November, the welcome reception with light drinks and snacks will take place from 19.00 to 21.00 at the Tallinn Town Hall ( Raekoja plats 1, Tallinn).

On Tuesday, 14 November, starting from 19.00, you are cordially invited to join us for dinner at the Maarjamäe Palace ( Pirita tee 56 ), which is located in the historic district of Kadriorg, and overlooking Tallinn’s famous skyline across the bay.

  • Shuttle service from hotels to the Maarjamäe Palace, and back, will be provided.
  • Specific dietary restrictions should be indicated via online accreditation system.

Dress Code

The dress code on both evenings – at the welcome reception, and the dinner at the Maarjamäe Palace - is smart casual. For the guided tour of Tallinn Old Town we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and footwear. You might consider taking a raincoat with you as well.

Agenda


Monday, 13 November 2017

17:00 - 18:00
Registration, Nordic Hotel Forum
18:00 - 19:00
Guided Tour to Tallinn Town Hall, starting from the hotel and ending at Town Hall
19:00 - 21:00
Welcome Reception at Town Hall

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

08:00 - 09:00
Registration, Nordic Hotel Forum
09:00 - 09:45
Welcome and Keynote Speech
09:45 - 11:00

Session I - Digital Foundation for Land Administration

Chair: Ingmar Vali

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break, Family Photo
11:30 – 13:00

Session I (continued)

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch
14:00 – 15:15
Session II – Land Administration Systems in Estonia

Chair: Tõnu Kägo

15:15 – 15:45
Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:00
Session II (continued)
19:00 – 22:00
Dinner at Maarjamäe Castle, buses departing from Nordic Hotel Forum at 18.45

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

09:00 - 10:30
Session III – Newest Trends and Developments in the Cadastre

Chair: Julius Ernst, BEV

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15
Session III (continued)
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 – 14:15
PCC Plenary Session

Chair: Tambet Tiits

14:15 – 14:30
Close

Practical information


Getting to Estonia

By Air

The city's international airport, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport ( Tartu mnt.101 ) is conveniently located just 4 km from the city centre. Information about direct destinations is available here https://www.tallinn-airport.ee/en/flight-info/destinations/

How to get to the Nordic Hotel Forum

Bus no. 2 makes the trip from the airport to the city centre and port approximately every 20 minutes and operates from ~6:30 am until midnight. Single journey tickets can be bought in cash from the driver for €2. The bus departs from the airport's lowest level, down the escalator from the arrivals hall. The most central stop is the Laikmaa stop on Laikmaa Street, between the Tallink Hotel and the Viru Centre shopping mall, just a few hundred meters from the Nordic Hotel Forum.

Tram no. 4 from the airport to the city centre operates a frequent schedule from 5:30 am until 00:45. Single journey tickets can be bought in cash from the driver for €2. The most central stop is the Viru stop, almost in front of your hotel

A taxi stand can be found just outside the arrivals hall. The fare from the airport to the city centre is about €10, credit cards are accepted.

By Sea

Ferry routes connect Tallinn with Helsinki, Stockholm and Saint Petersburg. Ferries between Tallinn and Helsinki operate several times a day covering the distance in approximately 2 hours. Ferries between Tallinn and Stockholm depart every evening, with the trip taking approximately 15 hours.

Passenger terminals are located within walking distance of the city centre.

Locations


Map of Locations
Map of Locations in Tallinn

Weather and Climate


Weather in Estonia is very seasonal. In November weather can be very unpredictable with average temperatures between 3.0°C and 6.0°C, a lot of rain or even snow. Warm clothes are recommended. Weather forecast in Estonia is available at http://www.ilmateenistus.ee/?lang=en

Fast Facts


European Union membership: since 2004
Official language: Estonian, with English widely spoken
Currency: Euro €
Time zone: GMT +2 in winter and GMT +3 in summer
Country dialling code: 00372 or +372
Emergency number: 112
Plug socket: type F, with voltage of 230V and frequency of 50Hz

Additional information can be found at https://www.visittallinn.ee/eng/visitor and https://www.visitestonia.com/en

We look forward to welcoming you to Tallinn!

Tambet Tiits


Tambet Tiits
Director General