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Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 19)May 14, 2010
In This Issue
Editorial
22/05 Football Tournament
27/05 Seminar at Embassy
28/05 Mingle with BECC
19/09 Summer Party
News from others
Miscellaneous
Membership Benefits
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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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Achievements in different spheres
 
Estonia has been invited to become a member of the OECD, an organization established in 1961, comprising  31 world's wealthiest economies and democratic states. Also, a step forward has been made in Estonia's accession to €-zone since the European Commission and the European Central Bank have given its blessing with a positive evaluation for us. Oh, shall we say "Congrats!"?
 
Not a bit less important, is the fact that the weather has finally got warmer and that definately brings more smiles to everyone's face :)
 
Moreover, there're more friendly football matches taking place before the BIG day on May 22nd at the chambers' football tournament. Everyone who has not yet got enrolled, there is still time to do so!
 
With all the best,
Merli Lindberg
International Chambers of Commerce's Football Tournament 2010 - powered by Sampo Pank
 
Date/ Place: May 22nd, 12:00-18:00, Sportland Arena (Lilleküla, Tallinn)
 
football8 major international chambers of commerce have decided to join forces in organizing a grand sport event to compare the fitness level of the chamber members. Last autumn, we had a friendly football match with the Swedes that we won! This time we will face 7 other teams - Americans, Brits, Finns, Germans, Spaniards, Swedes and a team from the Int Junior Chamber of Commerce. It shall not be an easy road to heaven, but we'll try to make it anyway.
 
The matches will start exactly at noon. There will be a food&drink stand next to the stadium to distinguish one's hunger and thirst; there will be enough footballs rolling around for everyone to touch the ball; there will be enough to cheer and enjoy for all of us. Come with a whole family and spend the day at a football stadium!
 
The captain for our team is Tommy Jensen, who has been in Estonia exactly for one year working for Strait Air Tallinn. In case you would like to enroll and fight for the right of the Danes, please take in touch with Tommy at toj@tll.straitair.com.
 
The event is free of charge for everyone to enjoy!
"The Future of Estonia - Just a Periphery of Scandinavia?" 
Date/Place: May 27th, 11:30-13:30, Danish Embassy, Tallinn
 
 
Dr Erik Terk
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A business seminar with a special guest - Dr Erik Terk, a Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Estonian Development Fund, Director and one of the founders of the Estonian Institute of Future Studies, Chairman of Supervisory Board of the Riigikogu Economic Affairs Committee.
 
Dr Terk will talk about the future perspectives of Estonia and more specifically the positioning of Estonia in relation to the Scandinavian countries. He will give his view on Estonia's achievements compared to Scandinavia and what is expecting us in the near future, and in the nearest 10-15 years.
 
Please register for the seminar latest May 24th at info@decc.ee . Event fee 225 EEK including light lunch. Limited number of seats.
Mingle with the Brits and the Dutch
Date/Place: May 28th, 15:00-18:00 in the courtyard of the von Stackelberg hotel (Toompuiestee 23, Tallinn) 
 
Where will you be in the afternoon of May 28th? At the courtyard of the von Stackelberg hotel of course, since the British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce has invited us for a grilling afternoon that day. 
 
Event is free of charge. Pre-registration required by May 25th at info@decc.com
Summer kick-off 2010
Date/Place: June 19th, Vihula Manor house (Lääne-Virumaa)
 
vihulamanorThis year's summer party will take place in the lovely Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa. A bus will take us from Tallinn to Vihula, where we will be entertained and spend a spectacular day in the midst of almost royal atmosphere. All family welcome! Possibility to stay overnight. Book your room well in advance (discounts with password "Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce"). More info coming up.
 
Book the date for DECC summer kick-off for
June 19th in your calendars already today.
You miss the party, you miss the whole summer!
News from members and other organizations
 
MAQS Law Firm informs that there have been changes made in the Danish Company Law. Read about the specific changes from here.
 
May 16th
The von Stackelberg Hotel invites to a Sunday Jazz Brunch from 11:30-15:00. Reservations recommended at kertuliis@uniquestay.com  More info on the event here.
 
May 18th
Minister of Justice, Mr Rein Lang is inviting to a "Presentation of Estonian E-Government Services" on Tuesday, May 18th at 2-3pm at Ministry of Justice, Tõnismäe 5a. Please register by May 13th at valdek.laur@just.ee.
 
May 22nd
International Chambers Football Tournament at Sportland Arena in Lilleküla from 12:00-18:00. Everyone welcome to watch and cheer! Children also welcomed and supervison with activites provided for them. Please pre-register children at your chamber of commerce.
 
May 24th
The Estonian Embassy in Copenhagen invites to watch a children's play "Lutsukomm ja 200 vanaisa" at 15:00. The play is in Estonian and free of charge. Registration needed at embassy.copenhagen@mfa.ee or call to (+45) 3946 3070by May 17th.
 
May 30th
Kalvi Mõis invites to a market day in Kalvi manor's park on Sunday, May 30th. Many different producers of hand-made products, activities for children and so much more. More information on the event from Kalvi Mõis website www.kalvi-hotel.com or directly from here.
 
June 3rd
American Chamber of Commerce in Estonia is inviting to "AmCham OPEN Golf Tournament 2010". Read more and register for the tournament here.
Miscellaneous  
  • Next DECC council meeting will take place on June 1st. In case anyone would like to suggest a topic or make a proposal to be discussed, please feel free to contact info@decc.ee 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 meetings 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 ministers, 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, e-mail marcoiovino@hotmail.com
  • news2biz - a market intelligence newsletter has a special offer for DECC members: 2-months subscription FREE OF CHARGE! Read more about the offer from our website.

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