The three-day Ecobuild fair opening March 1 in London will for the first time feature a number of Estonian companies who hope to impress with environmentally-friendly planning and design ideas.
"The main goal is to find new and beneficial business contacts for Estonian companies," said Allar Korjas, director of the Enterprise Estonia export division. "The other goal is to introduce Estonia and the local companies as competent and innovative-minded partners in the field of construction, thus strengthening the reputation of the Estonian entrepreneurial sector as a whole."
The companies include construction material producers, design development and engineering companies and providers of IT solutions for intelligent buildings.
The Estonian national booth features 11 companies, including Viking Window AS, Krimelte Tempsi OÜ, Amhold AS, EA Reng AS, and Yoga Intelligent Building.
The funding for the country's booth comes from the European Regional Development Fund.
The companies taking part in the fair have undergone thorough preparations: Enterprise Estonia sets up meetings with potential clients; and a marketing event is held with the involvement of the Estonian Embassy in London.