Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 3) January 21, 2010
In This Issue
26/01 Business lunch
28/01 Sampo bank visit
15/02 Nordic Reception
Other invites
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a non-profit organization established 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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January has become busy 
There seems to be so many different events in the beginning of the year that it becomes difficult to choose where to go and what to skip. The Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce 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. Now there're a couple of other intriguing events ahead of us just next week. Read more below. 
Yours Truly, Merli Lindberg
Business lunch "Here we are. What's next?"
Date/ Place: Jan 26th, 11:45-14:00, Lounge 24, Radisson Blu hotel, Tallinn
NB Last date for registration this Friday, 22/01/2010!
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. Read full program from Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce website.
Seminar at Sampo Bank
Date/ Place:
Jan 28th, 18:00-19:30, Narva mnt 11, Tallinn
NB Last date for registration Tuesday, 22/01/2010!
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?
 Guest speaker, Mrs Irja Rae, from Fontes Palgakonsultatsioonid OÜ will present the salary survey on 2009, including detailed information on payment schemes and levels used for more than 30.000 positions. Along with this, she will present the predictions on what is going to happen in 2010 - shall we expect more cuts or ...?
Registration deadline Jan 26th, 2010. Sign up at Event is free of charge for DECC members, 150.- for non-members. After presentations there will be time for networking along with light drinks and snacks.
Nordic Chambers' Reception "Nordic with a twist!" 
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 members of DECC, 200 EEK for non-members.
Invites from other organizations  
  • Rise and shine Estonia: How to make the best of the recovery. British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce is kindly inviting to participate at the investment conference 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 invites to participate the "Baltic States infrastructure & New Energy Investment and Finance Summit" taking 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. It 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.
  • 12th Annisversary of the Lyefish Party in the Baltic States organized by the Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce will take 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. 

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