Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 45)November 12, 2010
In This Issue
Order Xmas beer
Invite: visit a member
Event calendar
Offers for Members
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.
Is it still November?

Doing daily grocery shoppings I wonder, is it really still November? The weather is still autumnish, but the shops are full of colorful and glittering Christmas bric-a-brac, typical blood-sausages and traditional Christmas bread with raisins and hazels. The advent hasn't started yet, but we are on a sledge towards the very special holiday season already. Let us get the mood!

Since planning for the end of the year is actual at this time of the year, then we have received some special offers for members:
- Christmas venues from Unique Hotels that have 2 cosy hotels in Tallinn with excellent possibilities for Christmas celebrations;
- Christmas-related IT design works - webbanners, electronic Christmas cards, etc from the chamber's website designer Siim Vinter.
Keep an eye on the offers for members at our website!

And a reminder not to forget that the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce's Christmas celebration will take place on Friday, December 10th starting at 5pm. The other chambers' christmas events are listed in the end of our newsletter. Pay attention that you wouldn't double-book yourself.

Yet, before Christmas we shall have the opportunity to meet with Mr Jan Vistisen, the CEO of Branding Estonia O▄ and visit his business Estonian Expo Center. Read more below.

See you at the upcoming events! 
Merli Lindberg

* NB! Before your calendar is fully booked for Christmas, please book the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce's Christmas party for December 10th at 17:00.
Deadline for jule°l orders is over!!!

The chamber announced the possibility to order special Danish Christmas Beer in the beginning of the last week since, the J-day as always, took place the first Friday of November - this year on November 5th.  

The kind possibility was made available by Marco Iovino and Tommy Jensen, both our active chamber members. Thanks to Tommy and Marco many families will be able to enjoy "a little Dane" along with their Christmas dinners. Let us hope that we'll have the same offer available next year again!

If you missed the possibility to order beer then there's still possibility to order wine. Place your orders for Italian wine (see pricelist below) with Marco Iovino miovino.redbaron@hotmail.com 
Visit our member - Branding Estonia O▄
 Date / Place: Nov 17th at 17:15-19:30, Tallinn Airport at terminal gate no 3
What do you mean "branding estonia"? What is behind it and who is behind the idea? On this very special after business hours meeting, we shall meet with a Danish businessman, a long-time entrepreneur Mr Jan Vistisen who has kindly promised to tell about himself - his past experience in different countries including Estonia, and about his current project "Estonian Expo Center".


Our host shall treat us with drinks and snacks, live music and plenty of time to mingle - to meet people, and establish new contacts.


The Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce has kindly invited members of the Holland Business Club,  the Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce and the Spanish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce to join us at this event.


* Event is free of charge for everyone. Please bring your ID along since we need to pass the customs.  Please register latest November 15th at 12:00 by clicking "Register here!"


Estonian Expo

News from members and other organizations

MAQS Law Firm news:
- that there have been changes made in the Danish Company Law. Read about the specific changes from here. 
- they've put up a broshure on how to start up business in Estonia. Download here. 
- infoletter on domain reform in Estonia. Download here.

The Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has established an Academy of Export through which they organize seminars and discussions in the format of a club to coach entrepreneurs to compete on the global market. Next seminar already on November 23rd by Magnus Lindkvist concentrating on global trends - where do trends come from, how to foresense or follow them. Participation 800 EEK + VAT. Many seminars are taking place in English. Read more about the program here.

Find and read the new up to date Estonian Export Directory 2010. It includes contact details of more than 1.000 Estonian exporting companies, overview of economic situation in Estonia, and the Estonian companies competitiveness ranking 2009. All information available in English, French and German.

Entrepreneurship courses for women in Copenhagen by Copenhagen Business Center. More info click here.

* Follow the news on Danish Culture events in Estonia at Facebook - click here. 
Events calendar including events from other organizations

November 17th
The Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Tallinn is inviting to a seminar "Green Marketing - Sustainable Asset" in partnership with the Danish Embassy, Nordic Ecolabelling, and an Estonian non-profit organization Íkomeedia. It is about the success stories and features of green marketing. The keynote speaker is John Grant from the UK. The event will take place at Rotermanni Quarter's Brown House's ground floor. Cost: 420 EEK. Registration open till November 10th. Please read more about the event and register here.
November 17th
DECC's visit-seminar to Estonian Expo Center at Tallinn Airport,  17:15-19:30.
November 19-20
Business mission to Kaliningrad on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Kaliningrad's Chamber of Commerce. More information from click here and info@erpp.ee

November 24th
A business briefing by British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce on "So, you think you are ready for the €uro?" 08:45-11:45 at Nordic Hotel Forum. Participation 390 EEK inc morning coffee.

November 25th
Christmas concert at Estonian Embassy in Copenhagen with Estonian food, and music at 19:00. Entrance free of charge. Sign up at embassy.copenhagen@mfa.ee

November 25th
You're invited to bake bread and drink wine with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia, at Harmoonikum, Pargi tee 8 in Viimsi. Event starts at 17:00. Participation 500 EEK and sign up at kristiina@swedishchamber.ee

November 25th
The American Chamber of Commerce in Estonia is celebrating its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Radisson Blu hotel with fun performance, special program for kids, raffles. 500 EEK /prs. More info here.

November 26-28
An exhibition in Tartu "Quality of Life 2010" main subjects this year are green economy and green living. The Nordic Council of Ministers will introduce the Nordic Ecolable's principles at the ecofair. Read more about it here.

December 2nd
The British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce is organizing a workshop on "How to manage your boss (board)?" by a professional coach from London, Mrs Reet Wiseman. Participation 550 EEK inc fork buffet at 14:00-16:00, Tallink Spa & Conference hotel.

Christmas parties
Nov 26 - the Finnish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce's 'pikkujoulu'.
Nov 28 - Eesti Kodu, the Estonian society in Denmark will celebrate its Christmas at 15:00, on Stenosgade 4, Copenhagen V. Register latest Nov 21 at info@eestikodu.dk .
Dec 5 - the Dutch Business Club in Estonia celebrates the day of St Nicolaas.
Dec 7 - the American Chamber of Commerce in Estonia is celebrating the annual Christmas party.
Dec 8 - the British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce's Christmas reception.
Dec 9 - the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia is celebrating the annual Christmas party at Meriton Grand hotel's Piano Bar (Paldiski mnt 4) starting at 18:00.
Dec 10 - the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the annual Christmas party starting at 17:00. More info coming up.
Dec 15 - the Spanish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce celebrates its annual Christmas party at Kohtu 2a, Toompea.

* Follow the news on Danish Culture events in Estonia at Facebook - click here. 
  • Next DECC council meeting will take place on November 17th. 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.

Offers for DECC members 

  • 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 under "Offers for Members".
  • Good, quality Italian wines offeredby Marco Iovino (Livonian Wood O▄). 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 www.decc.ee 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 Yearbook 2010-2011 - a hardcover handbook pubslihed since 1998, published in English, distributed in countries that have economic and diplomatic ties with Estonia, presenting a full review on Estonia's recent developments, as well as studies and articles of outstanding people of the society. If you would like to have your company profile, advertisement, or product information included in the next issue please contact euroinfo@neti.ee. Deadline for turning your information is November 16th. Read more on the issue and take a look at the earlier issues at www.estonianyearbook.ee

You want to advertise yourself or your company and its services, here's the place to do so. Free of charge for members. Contact us at info@decc.ee!


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