Estonian Lanscape Archiects' Union (ELAU)
Estonian Landscape Architects’ Union (EMAL) is the professional organisation of Estonian landscape architects, founded on March 24th, 2003. The main purpose is to represent and promote the profession of landscape architecture profession in Estonia and present Estonian professionals in the world. ELAU is a non-profit organization and since January 2011 is an interim member of the European Federation for Landscape Architecture (EFLA). ELAU is a starter of many local professional events as professional magazine ÕU, international congress, public events promoting the profession, as well as a participant of professional policies working groups.
European Federation for Landcape Architecture (EFLA)
The European Federation for Landscape Architecture (EFLA) is a professional organization for landscape architecture in Europe. EFLA main aims are to promote the profession of landscape architecture at the European level, to represent the profession to the institutions of the EU, the CoE and other pan European bodies and also to provide an active framework for spreading information about landscape architecture both within and outside the profession, with specific reference to maintaining comparably high standards of education and professional practice. EFLA constitutes the European Region of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).
PCO and OFFICIAL TRAVEL AGENCY
Our PCO is leading agency and PCO in Baltic States. It is a proud member of the Finnair Group and a representative of American Express. Estravel is our main partner helping us with payments and registrations - you'll receive invoices from Estravel. PCO helping us to onganize congress going well during 3 days. As a travel agency it helps you to plan and organize your travel to Tallinn this November and to Baltic States in the future.
Lufthansa German Airlines offers a comprehensive global route network linking Tallinn with major cities around the world. As the Official Airline to this event, Lufthansa offers special prices and conditions to our attendees.
EFLA GENERAL ASSEMBLY PARTNER
Nordic Hotel Forum
Nordic Hotel Forum is modern four-star business and conference hotel. It's interior is designed by Estonian designers. Hotel includes comfortable rooms, conference rooms, one of the best restaurants in Tallinn and perfect leisure centre. Nordic Hotel Forum is a Green Key establishment. Nordic Hotel Forum hosts EFLA general assembly during 5th and 6th of November.
Our gold sponsor EXTERY creates city furniture for public areas in co-operation with many Estonian designers. EXTERY is of the view that designs that suit their surroundings are just as important as the durability of the materials that are used use to realise them. The company was born and is located in Tallinn, Estonia and has a strong network abroad. You will meet our sponsor on the congress fair for more information.
Lorenz von Ehren Nurseries
Since 1865 Lorenz von Ehren Nurseries stand for exceptional quality and excellent service. On our production area of more than 500 ha you find a wide range of products: large mature trees, semi-mature trees up to 140cm girth, conifers, evergreens, specimen shrubs, topiary, hedging elements and fruit trees in XXL. The range of plants is completed with roses, perennials, climbers and groundcovers from local sub-suppliers. Lorenz von Ehren trees and shrubs create the green framework for many major projects, urban spaces and private gardens across Europe. Nursery stock of the highest Quality – all from a single source.
NERI S.p.A. is leading Italian company producer of urban lighting and décor in cast iron. The company was established in 1962 and since then the production followed the style and the tradition of the founder Mr.Domenico Neri. The field of application of our products are: hotels, residential, villas, parks, commercial and business centers,historic sites of the cities. Restoration, reproduction and custom design is the beating heart of the company, confirming the historical culture of the company. In Neri ‘s premises there is also the only Italian Museum of Cast Iron where lots of history is stored.
Bruns Pflanzen, founded 1876, is Europe's largest and most prestigious nursery, located in North Germany. Bruns has been known as a supplier of high-quality plants to the landscape trade and garden centres throughout Europe for more than 130 years. Today more than 40.000 varieties and sizes of plants are produced on more than 600 hectares of land and in containers. The excellent quality of our plants and a reliable customer service are the aims having priority in our business concept, which is based on skill, creativity, continuity and success. 300 highly motivated staff professionally and innovatively meet the customers' wishes. The ever-increasing success of the company is based on the high quality in all areas.
Ultirender and Nemetschek Vektorworks
UltiRender Ltd. is a company totally focused in 3d-knowledge. They distribute a wide variety of both software and hardware products in Finland and the Baltic countries, offering also training and consulting. Company offers specialized production service for 3d-visualization and -animation, virtual reality and special effects for video and film production. Äärinäköistys Oy - UltiRender Ltd. is a privately held limited finnish company based in Helsinki, Finland. UltiRender is coming to our congress with a new product of Nemeschek Vectorworks, which you can try and get guidlines on EXPO during the congress time. Nemetschek Vectorworks Landmark is most known graphical instrument for landscape architects.
Tartu Centre for Creative Industries
The Centre operates as the coordinator of creative industries in Tartu and South Estonia by providing trainings, legal and economic consulting for creative entrepreneurs, as well as business incubation services. The main house started operating in August 2009. The Center held’s in right now small businesses from very different fields. There are two landscape architectural offices called TajuRuum and Ökodisko, film and photography studio PIMIK, graphic design company Mikser Creative Studio, Estonian design shop Disainimaja and many other interesting small businesses.
Estonian Convention Bureau
Our conference organizing partner - Estonian Convention Bureau, ECB - provides all manner of help to foreign parties for organizing large or small conferences in Estonia. ECB is a non-profit organisation established jointly by the public and private sectors. ECB members include the cities of Tallinn and Tartu the national flight company Estonian Air, DMCs, PCOs and conference hotels. ECB is affiliated with International Congress and Convention Association.
Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark
The most important undertaking of the Embassy is to continuously strengthen the political and economic relations between Denmark and Estonia. it functions under the Trade Council, which again is a part of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as part of a regional collaboration comprising also the Danish Embassies in Finland, Latvia and Lithuania. The Embassy supports different cultural exchange projects and cultural events. Embassy supports the visit of one of the keynote speakers Jan Gehl.
U.S. Embassy in Estonia
The U.S. Embassy in Tallinn conducts diplomatic relations with the Republic of Estonia and coordinates the activities of all U.S. Government personnel serving in Estonia. Bilateral cooperation includes political, economic, commercial, defense and security, educational, and agricultural activities. The Embassy also provides consular services, including visas for visitors to the United States and passports for United States citizens in Estonia.
French Cultural Institute / Embassy of France
French Cultural Insitute is a representative of French Embassy. Embassy supports the visit of our keynote speaker - Juliette Bailly-Maître
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
The NL Agency is a bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. It is the central organ of the Dutch government responsible for promoting the international presence of Dutch companies in foreign markets and for supporting private sector development in emerging markets. The agency provides Dutch companies with information and services critical for the pursuit of new opportunities in all markets.
Additionally, it also provides financial support for activities contributing to sustainable private sector development in emerging markets.
Ateljee Süd OÜ
Ateljee Süd was founded in 2006.The goal of our work is to create attractive, usable open spaces by keeping in mind the natural conditions, cultural values and social aspects. Ateljee Süd is mostly dealing with urban spatial planning as well as designing open public spaces and private gardens.
Tallinn University of Technology - Tartu College
Our partner is one of the universities where Estonian landscape architects are educated and graduated since 2006 (Bachelor and Master Programs). Tallinn University of Technology (founded in 1918) is the second largest university in Estonia providing an interdisciplinary higher education and technological development. Tartu College, where landscape architecture is educated, is a branch of Tallinn University of Technology with its own board, curricula and students, located in its own campus. The mission of Tartu College is to provide university-level education and co-ordinate research work and development projects supporting the development of South-Estonian region in the fields of engineering and sustainable technology.
Mikser Creative Studio
A perfect conference calls for nicely designed commercials, brochures and hand-out materials. And what way better to remember all the important events that took place and interesting people you have met during the days in Tallinn, than to look at nice photos afterwards.
That is why we contacted Mikser Design, a young Creative Agency with fresh graphic design ideas and sharp eye to see the moments to capture with photography. Although situated in Tartu, their services can be reached worldwide through the web.
Cultural Endowment of Estonia
Cultural Endowment of Estonia (Eesti Kultuurkapital – short: Kulka) is publicly legislated organisational body, who’s main goal is to support arts, folklore, physical culture, and construction and renovation of sports and cultural venues through purposeful distribution and collection of financial resources. We are one of the recipients of Kulka grant.
Enterprise Estonia (EAS), established in 2000, promotes business and regional development in Estonia. Pursuant to the accession of Estonia to the European Union, Enterprise Estonia became one of the implementing units of the European Union structural funds in Estonia. EAS works in order for Estonia to have a good reputation and a business environment among the best in the world. One of the granted by EAS projects is our congress.
Ministry of Culture
Within the Estonian Government, the Ministry of Culture is responsible for organising and coordinating state cultural policy. The task of the Ministry of Culture is to make sure that necessary and favourable conditions, both legislative and financial, are created for the functioning of culture, heritage and sports from the culture professionals’ as well as the general public’s point of view. The mission of the Ministry of Culture is to support the maintaining of the Estonian national identity by valuing, preserving, developing, acknowledging and promoting Estonian fine arts, cultural heritage and sports in Estonia and abroad, supporting both professional and amateur activities in creativity and sport. Landscape Archtecture in Estonia is one of the responsibilities of Ministry of Culture.
Nordplus Framework Programme is a collaborative educational programme of Nordic Council of Ministers. Its aim is to develop and support educational collaboration between Nordic and Baltic countries in all fields of lifelong learning. Adult is a programme to support education for adults. Both Latvian and Lithuanian speakers are brought to the congress using the support given by Adult programme.
Nordplus Framework Programme is a collaborative educational programme of Nordic Council of Ministers. Its aim is to develop and support educational collaboration between Nordic and Baltic countries in all fields of lifelong learning. Horizon is a cross-border programme. A production of joint Baltic landscape architect’s film about cities is funded through Horizon programme.
Topos – The International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design shows urban squares, public open spaces, parks and reports on lighting design, competitions, books, events, water management, green infrastructure, ecology and sustainability. International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, the quarterly publication from Callwey Verlag. The free online newsletters Topos N (monthly) and GaLA (fortnightly) offer regular information on news, events and competitions in the profession. Apart from the professional journals, the editorial office also produces Edition Topos, a series of books on different topics related to landscape architecture and urban design.
Outdoor space magazine ÕU
This magazine deals with processes and entities which surround us daily when we enter outdoor space. We are thinking in different scales, introduce and mediate the ideas that space around buildings have or should have. Word is given to landscape architects, architects, geographers, urbanists, activists, nature protectors, writers, critiques, practitioners, and everyone who’s thoughts enable us to rethink outdoor space. First issue of the magazine was published in 2009.
Land8Lounge.com is the social network for Landscape Architects.Our media-partner aims to build up the profession by the sharing of work and ideas.
World Landscape Architecture
World Landscape Architecture is a webzine providing landscape architects with news and information about the profession by the profession. It endeavours to promote landscape architecture and increase the public awareness of the profession. World Landscape Architecture seeks to work with landscape architects, allied professionals and the landscape industry to improve the profession across the world. World Landscape Architecture was founded in October 2007 (changed name from World Landscape Architect in early 2011).
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