SOURCE: City of San Jose, California

November 29, 2007 21:16 ET

Mayor Reed Welcomes Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip

Discussions Will Focus on Economic Development, Innovation, and Strengthening Ties Between Silicon Valley and Estonia

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 29, 2007) -

      Event: Join Mayor Chuck Reed and the Honorable Andrus Ansip, Prime
             Minister of the Republic of Estonia, at a media briefing on
             November 30.

             Prime Minister Ansip will be joined by the Honorable Vaino
             Reinart, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the United
             States, for the meeting with Mayor Reed, members of the City
             Council's Community and Economic Development Committee, and
             San José officials. Discussions will focus on economic
             development, technology, and innovation.

       When: Friday, November 30, 20073 p.m.

             Note: Due to security requirements, please arrive by
             2:30 p.m. to check in.

      Where: San José City Hall Rotunda
             200 E. Santa Clara Street
             San Jose, CA 95113

        Who: Prime Minister Andrus Ansip, Republic of Estonia
             Mayor Chuck Reed, City of San José

 Background: San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, known for its
             innovation in technology and clean tech, is home to companies
             including Cisco, eBay, Adobe, and SunPower.

             Estonia, one of the fastest growing, emerging regions of
             innovation in the European Union, is strategically located
             near Scandinavian technology hubs. One of the country's best
             known companies, Skype, is now part of the eBay family.
             Estonia has an economic development and trade office,
             Enterprise Estonia, located at the US Market Access Center in
             Downtown San José. US MAC is an international business
             incubator sponsored by the City of San Jose's Redevelopment
             Agency.  Prime Minister Ansip will ceremonially open the trade
             office following his meeting with Mayor Reed.  For more
             information on Enterprise Estonia, visit

             Prime Minister Ansip will also be meeting with executives of
             Cisco Systems and speaking at Stanford University during his
             visit to our region.

   Security  Due to security requirements, only credentialed members of the
      Notes: media will be allowed into this press event. Please arrive by
             2:30 p.m. to check in. Please bring your press credential with

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Michelle McGurk
    (408) 535-4840
    PIO, Office of Mayor Chuck Reed