Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 5) February 4, 2010
In This Issue
15/02 Nordic Reception
Focus 2010
Past events
Other invites
News from members
Membership Benefits
Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce
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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February - time to celebrate Estonian Independence Anniversary
As the first month of the year has passed, we are getting to February. It is the month Estonians call the Month of Cold. February has lots to celebrate: Estonians celebrate the Shrove Tuesday on Feb 16th, Lithuanians celebrate their Independence Day on Feb 16th, the Americans celebrate Valentine's Day, and last but not least the Estonian Indepence Day needs to be celebrated on Feb 24th. A lot to keep in mind...

The Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce invites you to a number of events and also introduces you our new project we have started with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia - "Focus" magazine. The magazine has been published since 2007 and has an audience of 600 business contacts as of this year. Read more below.

Yours Truly, Merli Lindberg
Nordic Chambers' Reception "Nordic with a twist!" 
Date/ Place: Feb 15th, 16:00-18:00, Lai 29, Tallinn
DECC new logoThe nordic chambers Finnish, Swedish and Danish are 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.
* Carita Petterson, head of Nordic Ministers' Council in Estonia;
* Marina Kaljurand, Undersecretary of Economic Affairs and Development Cooperation in the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, previous Estonian ambassador to Russia;
* Martin Breuer, Chairman of the Foreign Investors' Council in Estonia.
Speeches are followed by ample variety of traditional snacks and drinks inspired by menus from the presidental receptions. Download invite from here. 
Registration has already started. NB Please note there's a restriction on the number of participants. Sign up at or at Norden's website latest February 10th. Event is free of charge for members of DECC, 250 EEK for non-members.
FOCUS magazine in 2010 
Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce has of this year joined forces with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia to publish a magazine called FOCUS, which concentrates on business, legal, political news on Baltic countries and Scandinavia, but also more importantly is a voice of our chamber members. FOCUS has been published since 2007. View previous issues from here.
Now there's a possibility for the members of the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce to publish their news, commercial ads and announcements, articles of profound interest. Please contact for more information and for booking magazine space for your company.
Past events: January 2010
Jan 13th - Briefing-reception at the Danish Embassy
Jan 26th - Business lunch "Here we are. What's next?"
Jan 28th - Business seminar at Sampo bank
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Invites from other organizations  
  • Danish Cultural Institute announces the beginning of Danish languages courses. The courses take place every Wednesday starting from Feb 3rd. Groups for beginners and advanced learners. Teacher is a Danish journalist Thomas Pasgaard Hviid. More information from here.
  • Holland Business Club's Happy Hour on Feb 5th 19:00-20:00 at Hell Hunt. Meet with members of the HBC.
  • Business lunch "The Business Face of Russia: Cooperation and Investment Climate 2010" The American Chamber of Commerce in Estonia invites to a business lunch on Feb 11th at 12:00-15:00, at Radisson Blu Hotel (Hansa hall). Keynote speaker H.E. Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Estonia Mr Nikolai Uspenski, expert panel speakers Mrs Maria Chernobrovkina (AmCham Russia), Mr Gert Tiivas (East Capital Explorer). Participation for DECC members 350 EEK, non-members 450 EEK, more information download here and registration latest Feb 10th at
  • 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. At the same event NECC also Please register latest Feb 1st at Participation fee for everyone 650 EEK / 40€. Please read invite from Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce website.
  • Business seminar on "Expatriate Tax Planning" organized by Gencs Valters Law Firm, taking place on March 4th in Riga. More information and official invite from here.
News from members
Gencs Valters Law Firm
Unique Hotels invites to
  • a romantic piano concert by Mihkel Poll at Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, Feb 23rd at 20:00. More information read here.
  • a gourmet dinner with Masi wines at La Boheme restaurant at the von Stackelberg hotel in Tallinn on Feb 18th, at 19:00. Cost of the dinner 590 per persons inc 5 course meal with wine. More information and reservations or call to 660 0702.
  • The next Estonian Travel Trade Fair "Tourest 2010" will take place already February 12-14th. Read more on that from their official website .
  • Next DECC council meeting will take place on February 16th, 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 takes place in Hell Hunt. Everyone's welcome to join!
  • Foreign Investors' Council in Estonia was launched in 2008 as 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. Read more at
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 by Marco Iovino (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€/bottle. Download pricelist from here. More information available from Marco Iovino tel 5391 1919 or e-mail

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