Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 10) March 8, 2010
In This Issue
11/3 Business seminar
Driving course postponed
17/3 Business seminar
News from others
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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Happy International Women's Day!
Women have made quite some changes in the world's history. Today, more and more women are getting involved in the male-dominated areas such as politics, science and business. Countries from Lithuania to Germany are led by female politicians. Who wouldn't know about Hillary Rodham Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Merkel, Coco Chanel, Herta Müller... Look at the list of women who have  been Nobel Laureates through the years, women who have made history.
Let us not be afraid of women's competition, just think about them today and how very different the world would be without their input. There's still time to suprise them with a bunch of flowers or just a compliment to cheer up their day!
Best Regards
Merli Lindberg
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 were inviting you to take part of a driving course on ice, in Männiku. Since we did not gather a minimum group, we have postponed the event to October. The training will also then include: theoretical tips on how to drive on ice,  how to avoid danger, keep yourself and your co-passangers 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.
We will inform the exact date and time in the second half of the year.
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
March 12th at 17:00
The Arts and Crafts Association Bornholm together with the Estonian Museum of Applied Arts and Design invite to the opening of an exhibition "With Heart and Soul" at Estonian Museum of Applied Arts and Design on Lai 17, March 12th at 17:00. Read more about the Bornholm Arts and Crafts Association and the exhibition from
March  16th at 17:00
Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia invites to a business seminar "Here we are. What's next?" with guest speakers from Stockholm School of Economics at Meriton Grand hotel (Paldiski mnt) on March 16th, at 17:00-19:00. Participation fee 200 EEK. More information here.
March 21st at 12:00
The Estonian Society in Copenhagen "Eesti Kodu" invites to Children's Club event on March 21 to Valbypark. More info here and a map of Valbypark. Contact person Kristi Trahv Poulsen at
March 25th at 16:00
Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia invitesAfter Business Hours meeting with Jaan Männik, the chairman of Eesti Pank on March 25th at 16:00. Further details will follow. 
March 31 at 17:00
Spanish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce invites to a Personal branding seminar "The way you are" with a guest speaker Liisi Toom at Kohtu 3a-2, on March 31, at 17:00. The event is free of charge. More information here.
  • 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