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DECC newsletter

Week 51 December 18, 2009
In This Issue
The year 2009...
Review: Christmas event
13/01 Briefing-reception
28/01 Sampo bank
Holiday Season News
Invites from others
Miscellaneous
Membership Benefits
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Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce
 
is a non-profit organization est in 2007. The purpose of the organization is to support economic relations between Denmark and Estonia, facilitate networking and  keep the members up to date with relevant news.

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decc_managerThe year 2009...
...is soon to end. We have gone through a lot during this year - better and worse, happy and sad. It's time to push the breaks, think back, but also to look ahead, set targets not only keeping in mind corporate interests, but also think about ourselves, our friends and our beloved. There are many of us who have spent long working hours in the offices thinking it would be something for the benefit for our future, forgetting that we live now in the present and the future is and shall always be a questionable target.
The Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce thanks all our members who have been with us in the past, welcome you and our partners to stay with us in 2010, to make it a prosperous year in balance with work and enjoyment! 
 
Merry Christmas & a very happy end of the year!
Yours Truly, Merli Lindberg

Christmas table 2009Review: A Very Special Christmas party!

This year's chamber's Christmas event took place in an ancient location of Hobuveski, old town of Tallinn, with traditional Scandinavian holiday food, Christmas carrolls, Italian wine-tasting, a friendly nanny and a real Santa Claus looking after the younger guests and giving them little gifts. Read the reviews about the event from our website www.decc.ee.
Briefing-reception at Danish Embassy
Date/ Place: Jan 13th, 16:00-18:30, Wismari 5, Tallinn
 
Introduction of H.E. Mr Uffe Balslev, the ambassador of the Royal Danish Embassy in Tallinn, followed by introduction of the services offered by the embassy and the chamber. Both invite and the exact agenda are available on Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce website ww.decc.ee
 
Registration by the January 10th, 2010 at info@decc.ee
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Visit Sampo Bank, January 28th
Date/ Place:
Jan 28th, 18:00-19:30, Narva mnt 11, Tallinn
 
Mr Aivar ReheCEO of Sampo Bank in Estonia, welcomes to a seminar on "Is the Economy Ascendant and How Far is the €uro?".
There are signs that the economy is picking up speed again. What are the signs to be recognized? Did we ever hit the bottom? What can we expect from 2010? Estonia is trying to do everything in these turbulent financial times to prepare for the possible enlargement of the € zone in 2011. There are several doubts and discussions on these topics. Is it only to elimininate the currency risk? What opinion does a person have who is managing one of the leading banks in Scandinavia?
 
Guest speaker, Mrs Irja Rae, board member of Fontes Palgakonsultatsioonid O‹ to present the latest salary survey done in Estonia, including detailed information on payment schemes and levels used for more than 30.000 positions. Along with this there is also information on salary increase forecast. The presentation will include the most recent information collected and studied in 2009!
 
Sign up at info@decc.ee Registration deadline Jan 26th.
Event is free of charge for DECC members, 150.- for non-members.
Holiday season in town!
Read on what to do, where to go, how to find the most authentic little Christmas presents to suprise your beloved. If any of the readers find that we have missed to announce some interesting event during holiday season or you would like to invite the chamber members to an event organised by you, please do contact us at info@decc.ee .
  • Christmas Jazz - bring joy and positive emotions to your closest ones. Read the program and get tickets from ticket dealers in shopping malls or via web at www.piletilevi.ee 
  • This year's Christmas market on town halls's square was opened on November 29th and is open every day from 9:00-19:00 till January 7th. Photo and poem contest, Santa Claus and music program, this and much more. Read here.
  • The Open Air Museum in Haabersti, has a special Christmas village set up on Dec 19-20. Read more.
Invites from other organizations
 
  • Rise and shine Estonia: How to make the best of the recovery. The members of the DECC are kindly invited to participate at the investment conference organized by the British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce on January 29th, 08:45-14:00 at Swissotel (Tornimše 3, Tallinn). Special discount participation fee is offered for our member companies 575.- including coffee breaks and lunch buffet in the end of the conference. Register at becc@becc.ee and read more about the conference details from here.
  • Book your time for a charity party with a DJ Warry Bite from Barcelona in Club Barcelona. A boogy-groovy night organized by the Spanish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce will take place on January 16th. Entrance 100.- or 250.- for VIP ticket. Tickets available from the SECC or from Piletilevi.
Miscellaneous
  • Next DECC council meeting will take place on January 19th, at 5pm. In case anyone would like to suggest a topic or make a proposal to be discussed, please feel free to contact info@decc.ee and inform us about it.
    "Fredags' bar" has moved its location from Molly Malone's to Hell Hunt. Everyone's welcome to join!
  • FICE website is up and running. Go and take a minute to check it out www.fice.ee  FICE - Foreign Investors' Council in Estonia FICE was launched in August 2008 as a lobby group acting through contacts with the Estonian Government and Estonia's Governmental bodies. Several work groups have been started up that are expecting your participation. That's a place where our voice really matters.
Membership benefits 
  • Arigato Sports Club has made a fantastic offer to keep both our body and mind fit. Special offer for DECC members. Read more.
  • Good, quality Italian wines offered specially for Christmas by Livonian Wood O‹ . Wines come from family-owned wineries from the area of Verona in the north of Italy and Sicily. Prices starting from 5€ per bottle. Tasting will be available at DECC Christmas event on Dec 11th. Download pricelist from here. More information on wines from Marco Iovino, tel 539.11919 or e-mail: marcoiovino@hotmail.com 
  • Unique Hotels has made an offer for New Year's Eve celebrations in their marvellous Brazilian restaurant Ipanema and the Kaval Ants Farm at the courtyard of Von Stackelberg hotel. Read more.

Contact Info
Manager of the Chamber, Merli Lindberg, info@decc.ee Tel: +372 5024006 Skype: merli.lindberg