DECC newsletter

Week 3 January 15, 2010
In This Issue
26/01 Business lunch
28/01 Sampo bank visit
15/02 Nordic Reception
Other invites
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Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce
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decc_managerA new year has started - 2010!
Have you noticed that the new year has actually started? Not that much has changed - it is still snowy and cold outside. However, the days are becoming longer and lighter, which means there's more time to fill every day. Hence  the chamber is here to help you fullfill the days, meet new people, make new contacts, develop your business and enjoy every moment of it.
We have started the year with a briefing-reception at the Danish Embassy that focused on introduction of the services and institutions of the embassy and the chamber. Overview, photos and presentations are available esp for those who couldn't make on that day.
Since the new year has started then we have also started with the membership renewals. Please find the membership applications here in Word or pdf files. All members are invited to renew their memberships, and new members are welcome to send in their membership applications. Need more info - contact me.
Yours Truly, Merli Lindberg
Business lunch "Here we are. What's next?"
Date/ Place: Jan 26th, 11:45-14:00, Lounge 24, Radisson SAS hotel, Tallinn
As the economical downturn levels out and signs of recovery are becoming more visible, two crucial questions remain: which are the lessons learned? what's next around the corner? Welcome to find out more and discuss the issues ahead at the business lunch jointly organized with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. The list of speakers:
Dag Kirsebom, co-owner and CEO of Media Menu and co-author of the book "Hard Landing", the failry-tale of the rise and fall of the Estonian economy.
Alar Tamming - founder and chairman of the Tavid/Tavex Group of companies, trading currencies and investment of gold in Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Sweden.
Lars Seier Christensen - co-founder and co-CEO of Saxo Bank, a Danish online investment bank, a frequent debater on economy, liberty rights, and the Danish tax and welfare system.
Registration deadline January 22nd, 2010. Sign up at Event is free of charge for DECC Business Plus class members. DECC business class and private members 250 EEK, non-members 350 EEK per person. Download full program from Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce website.
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 OÜ 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!
Registration deadline Jan 26th, 2010. Sign up at Event is free of charge for DECC members, 150.- for non-members.
Nordic Chambers' Reception
Date/ Place: Feb 15th, 16:00-18:00, Lai 29, Tallinn
The nordic chambers Finnish, Swedish and Danish are jointly together with the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Estonia, welcoming you to a reception organized to celebrate the 92nd anniversary of Estonian Independence Day.
Registration already available. Sign up at Event is free of charge for DECC members, 200 EEK for non-members.
Invites from other organizations
  • Already tommorrow night! A charity party with a DJ Warry Bite from Barcelona in Club OSCAR. A boogy-groovy night organized by the Spanish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce, taking place on January 16th starting at 23:00. Entrance 100.- or 250.- for VIP ticket. Tickets available from the SECC or from Piletilevi. Flyer available from DECC website.
  • The Danish Cultural Institure is inviting to the opening of the photo exhibition by Steen Brogaard "Tales from the Top of Europe" on January 18th at 16:00 at the lobby gallery of the National Library of Estonia. More information from here.
  • The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is kindly inviting the members of the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce to TREASURE HUNT at Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel, recently opened on Pikk 29/ Lai 24. The hotel includes already well-known cafe Mademoiselle, but also a gourmet shop, Tapas Bar & Restaurant, and a hotel with 50 rooms. The treasure hunt includes nice and suprising prices and is free of charge for the members of the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce. Non-members 100 EEK. Sign up latest Monday, January 18th at More info about the event from DECC website.
  • 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 (Tornimäe 3, Tallinn). Special discount participation fee is offered for members of the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce 575 EEK including coffee breaks and lunch buffet in the end of the conference. Register at and read more about the conference details from here.
  • The Euroconvention's Baltic States Summit 2010 on the topic of "Baltic States infrastructure & New Energy Investment and Finance Summit" will take place in Riga, Radisson SAS hotel on February 3-4, 2010. The summit will focus on discovering new investment opportunities in the region and addressing the latest developments in particular in the financing of the new energy sources and energy issues. The summit will bring together an international decision-makers audience from both public and private sectors for a two days discussion.  Find out more by visiting Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce website. Special participation fees apply for the members of the DECC: 1 person 799 €, 2 persons 1299€, 3 persons 1499 €. Please register at NB The first person to register will get a free pass to the summit! Please notice that travel and accomodation cost need to be covered by the participant.
  • The Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce is inviting to the 12th Annisversary of the Lyefish Party in the Baltic States taking place in Reval Hotel Olümpia, on February 11th, at 19:00. Please register latest Feb 1st at Participation fee for everyone 650 EEK / 40€. Please read invite from Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce website.
  • 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 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 at - go and take a minute to check it out. 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 OÜ . 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: 

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