Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 36)September 9, 2010
In This Issue
18/9 Football Challenge
27/9 Business seminar
30/9 Seminar at Embassy
08/10 NORDIC OPEN 2010
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.
Welcome to autumn business season!
While Estonia was "suffering" from the heat wave and none could complain about the normally bad Estonian skiing weather, then some people were still working hard - a Danish-owned export marketing company Branding Estonia opened up its doors with the office and show room at the airport and makes a good offer for DECC members to use their facilities, Danish Embassy has announced changes about close-down of their commercial department. 
There're also interesting events coming up that enable to network and gain valuable information. Read more below.
Merli Lindberg
The Danes vs Swedes Football Match
Date/Place: September 18th, 15:00, Arigato Sports Club, Tallinn
Once again just like the last year, the Danes and Swedes will have a competition in football. We have a cup to defend and keep at our hands.
Football_Challenge_Den_vs_SweThe competition will take place at Arigato Sports Club's articifial, outdoor football ground 2x30min at Rannamõisa tee 3, Tallinn. Anyone ready to play, please contact our team's captain Tommy Jensen at tel 520 0922 or by e-mail toj@tll.straitair.com The match will be played in team's shirts that will be handed out at Arigato.
Audience is most welcomed to come and support our team! Everyone is invited to enjoy a joint meal after the game at Arigato's cafe.
Let the best team win also this year!
Extra information: No registration needed for the audience. Event is free of charge. Everyone pays for their own dinner.
Visit MAQS Law Firm and get to know the inevitable changes
MaqsDate/Place: September 27, 17:00-19:00, Rotermanni 8 
The amendments that all legal entities have to undergo with the change of the currency, will be summoned up and presented by MAQS Law Firm. A guest speaker, Mr Siim Raie from the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will give a presentation on just pricing agreement campaign. In addition to everyone having the possibility to get to know the law firm and take a tour in the office, the seminar is also followed by a possibility for networking.
Please register the soonest possible time, but latest September 22 at info@decc.ee. Event is free of charge for the members of DECC and SCCE, non-members and no-show-up fee 100.-. Cancellations till Sept 22 FOC.
* The event is co-organized with the Spanish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce. Read more about the Spanish in Estonia from www.secc.ee 
"The Future of Estonia - Just a Periphery of Scandinavia?" 
Date/Place: September 30th, 11:30-13:30, Danish Embassy, Tallinn
Dr Erik Terk
A business seminar opened by H.E. Uffe A. Balslev, the Danish Ambassador, with a special guest speaker - 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.
Dr Erik Terk's presentation is about the future perspectives of Estonia's development in 10-15 years ahead, and more specifically the positioning of Estonia in relation to the Scandinavian countries. He will give the reseachers' opinion on Estonia's achievements compared to Scandinavia and what is expecting us in the near future. Q&A and a discussion in the end of the presentation.
Please register for the seminar latest September 24th at info@decc.ee . Event fee 225 EEK for DECC members / 300 EEK for non-members including light lunch. Limited number of seats.
Nordic Open 2010 conference
Date/Place: Friday, October 8, Tallink Spa & Conference hotel 
A Nordic-Baltic business seminar and a networking event jointly organized by the Danish, Swedish and the Estonian-Swedish Chambers of Commerce. The seminar and networking session is open for all entrepreneurs with an interest or/and involvement with Nordic-Baltic businesses. The objective of the conference is to expand economic cooperation between Nordic and Baltic entrepreneurs. Cultural differences in everyday business life, inspiration for new exports, and looking on how enterprises can profit by developing and implementing innovative and environmentally friendly technologies will all be in the conference's agenda.
Keynote speakers include Joakim Helenius, Chairman of Trigon Capital, and Juhan Bernardt, Founder of the Estonian Export Academy.
Panel presentations will cover areas like business traditions, environmentally friendly production, innovation technologies, and creative branch cluster cooperation.
Registration till September 15th 400 EEK including evening venue, later 500 EEK until Oct 1st. Later registrations not accepted. Register already today at www.nordicopen.org for a Friday business-conference from early morning hours till late networking venue.
More information and registration at www.nordicopen.org
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.
The Royal Danish Embassy in Tallinn announces that the commercial department in the embassy has been closed due to reorganization. The closest commercial counsellor will reside in Finland. Therefor the embassy in Tallinn will no longer be able to assist Danish companies with traditional services offered so far. Though the embassy refers to local trustworthy companies. Any company wishing to be listed at the Danish Embassy for offering their services, please contact the embassy.
The Danish Cultural Institute announces that the Danish language courses for beginners as well as for advanced speakers have started from the beginning of September. Already two groups have been compiled. In case someone still wants to join, they are most welcome. More information from www.dankultur.ee or call to Anneli Pärlin +372 646 6373.
The Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Tallinn reminds that several funding programs will soon have deadlines. More information from www.norden.ee
September 16th
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia is inviting to a business lunch on €uro impacts on Estonia at Radisson hotel on Thursday, September 16th at 12-14. More info and registration at info@swedishchamber.ee
September 17th
Gencs Valters Law Firm invites to a business seminar "How to start business in Norway?", on Friday, September 17th at 10:00-14:30 (in Estonian), on Monday, September 20th at 10:00-14:30 (in Russian) at Narva mnt 42, Tallinn. For more info and registration, please call to +372 627 2792 or +372 627 2763.
September 17th
The American Chamber of Commerce in Estonia is inviting to a business lunch "State objectives - what is next?" with Mr Andrus Ansip at Swisshotel on Friday, September 17th at 12-14. More info and registration latest Sept 14th at daria@amcham.ee
September 22-24th
The 9th ScanBalt Forum 2010 subtitled as "Healthy Future" takes place and focuses on life style and food to health related technologies and services, as well as industrial biotechnology. Participation free of charge. Registration open till Sept 12th. More information www.scanbaltforum.eu
September 23-24th
The Russian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce is inviting to take part of the Russian - Denmark - Estonian Business Forum "Pskov 2010" to discuss the cross-border business cooperation and economic development in the Pskov region. Delegations from Estonia, Denmark and Russia have signed up. More information from info@erpp.ee or call to 645 4541.
September 30th
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia is inviting to a business after hours event at Viking Motors to take a look and get introduced to the new Saab 9-5. FOC event. Registration needed at kristiina@swedishchamber.ee
  • Next DECC council meeting will take place on October 5th. 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.
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 from our website.
  • 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.
  • Estonian Expo Center at the Tallinn Airport offers 50% discount from two first months contract. Contact raiko@estonianexpocenter.com Expo Center is a permanent exhibition centerat the airport with promotion agents who invite about 100 business people every day to visit the exhibition.
You want to advertise yourself or your company and its services, here's the place to do so. Contact us!

Contact Info
Manager of the Chamber, Merli Lindberg, info@decc.ee Tel: +372 502 4006 Skype: merli.lindberg