The venue for the ISPIM Innovation Conference is the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel).
This industrial-looking historic building used to be a boiler house for a power plant and its 700-square-metre boiler room still contains two giant boilers, which played an important role in the history of Tallinn Power Plant. Parts of the complex – the boiler house, the gas storage, the trestle, and the brick chimney – are under protection as cultural heritage. Today, Tallinn Creative Hub operates as a multifunctional event centre, where different concerts, exhibitions, conferences, and workshops take place.
Photos of Tallinn always show a medieval walled city of fairy-tale towers topped with red roofs—and so they should. It’s a beautiful place, with a UNESCO-listed Old Town and a rich heritage formed from the mixing of native Estonian culture and the influences of all those who governed here in the past: Danes, Germans, Swedes, and Russians.
Next to these historic walls there also lies the beating heart of the Baltic Sea’s own Silicon Valley – Tallinn is a major hub of information technology. Locals are used to doing nearly everything online and paper-free, taking advantage of the free internet connection that’s available just about everywhere.
The city boasts a lively cultural scene, a bustling and evolving restaurant and café culture, a contemporary vibe, and a sustainable ethos, too. Add in the all-year-round appeal of four distinct seasons and it is easy to see why Estonia’s capital is a favourite with business and leisure visitors alike.
Tallinn tourism information: www.visittallinn.ee