Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 9) March 3, 2010
In This Issue
3/03 AGM
12/3 Driving on ICE
12/3 Driving on ICE
12/3 Driving on ICE
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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The first spring month - March
With the calendar showing the first spring month, we can also luckily see the first signs of spring - a bit of thaw, trees and roofs dripping water, roads becoming cleaner, snowpiles decreasing. Soon we'll have some snowdrops putting their heads out of rimose ice layer. There will be spring and there will be summer as well. Till then, stay tuned and active in the chamber. Find out what is about to take place in the nearest future and be aware - we look forward to see you at our events.
Best Regards
Merli Lindberg
Already TODAY - Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Date/ Place: March 3rd, 18:00-20:00, Endla 23, Tallinn
DECC new logoThe AGM's specific agenda can be downloaded from , but we will follow the traditional procedure: select the council, go through the past and look into the future.
Official part of the meeting will be followed by more entertaining part of the evening: treasure hunt in Mihkli hotel, tasty Italian wines, Brazilian meat.
NB Register to the event and also announce your absence, in which case a mandate should be given to another member of the chamber by power of attorney (download template from Contact the chamber manager, Merli Lindberg by calling to +372 502 4006 or e-mail . Event is free of charge for members of DECC, 200 EEK for non-members.
Business seminar "Doing Business in Estonia"
Date/ Place: March 11th, 12:00-14:00, Danish Embassy
* Overview on cultural and legal background, a comparison of Danish and Estonian legal entities, and practical tips on how to avoid misunderstandings;
* Practical experience on of how to start and expand your business in Estonia by acquisition of companies - how to find suitable companies, critical areas to pay attention to, and how to manage the company after the acquisition process.
Johan Maunsbach, Associate from Maqs Law Firm
Mati Annus, Member of the Board, Sunny Business Services
NB Participation free of charge for DECC members, non-members 200 EEK. No-show-up fee 200 EEK. Registration open till March 9th. Contact There're limited spaces available. Catering offered and included in the fee.
Driving course on ice-road
Date/ Place: March 12th, 13:00-17:00, Männiku
We are inviting you to take part of a spectacular and adrenaline-rising driving course on ice, in Männiku. The event starts with theoretical tips on how to drive on ice, what to keep in mind, how to avoid danger and keep yourself and your copassangers safely on the road. The theory is followed by intensive practical driving on ice - pulling away from a person from short distance, taking fast turns and curves. It will be something to remember and something to enjoy for the upcoming weekend after that.
NB Participation for DECC members 500 EEK, non-members 600 EEK. Registration open till March 9th. Contact There're limited spaces available since the number of cars are limited. Catering offered and included in the fee.
Seminar "Labor from outside Estonia - Why and How?"
Date/ Place: March 17th, 12:00-14:00, Regus, Metro Plaza
A practical seminar on how to recruit employees from outside Estonia, what are the obstacles on the way, what are the possibilities and benefits for the local companies.
  • Lauri Lahi, Aiesec Estonia "Why to recruit a student from abroad to work in your company"
  • Terje Paas, Erasmus "Possibilities and challenges for the employers to find a competent student from Europe to work in Estonia"
  • Kalev Lepp, Enterprise Estonia "Competence recruitment funded by EAS"
  • Kaire Cocker, Eures "Eures - What is this? How does it function?"
NB Participation free of charge for DECC Business PLUS and SECC Business members, other participants 100 EEK (inc light lunch). Registration open till March 15th. Contact  Maximum number of participants 20 prs.
News from members and other organizations
Gencs Valters Law Firm  
Unique hotels invites
  • A romantic Women's Day Concert with Mihkel Mattisen at Vihula Manor and Country Club on March 6th at 19:00. Read further.
British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce invites - Business Breakfast seminar on "Maybe it's time to enter foreign markets?" on March 5th at 09:00 in Radisson hotel Read further.
Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia invites - After Business Hours meeting with Jaan Männik, the chairman of Eesti Pank on March 25th at 16:00. Further details will follow.
  • Next DECC council meeting will take place on March 24th. 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 (FICE) will soon have a meeting with the prime minister of Estonia Mr Andrus Ansip. In case any of the members has a topic that should be brought up with the PM, please inform us about it. We are here to lobby for you!
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