Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 7)February 15, 2011

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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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- offering IT and telecommunication services to business customers.
Tremendous value of networking
Networking has become a bit of a cliché, hasn't it? Clichés are definately there for a reason, but does anyone dispute the fact that it's better to be around people than to be a hermit. Either it is face-to-face meetings or social web networking the task is the same. Networking for business will probably give some opportunities that lead to sales, make connections, create long-lasting relationships which lead to experience, wider network of contacts, disposable income if looking for capital to invest into your crazy ideas. 

But how to develop relationships and create a valuable network? One way is to start inviting people for lunch - people do need to eat and what you do is you combine useful with beneficial. Another way is to attend meetings where many of the people you're potentially interested in, are present either as speakers or participants.

We have two great networking events coming up still this month where you can meet "intangibles" to invest your time into. In a long term return you'll understand - this is the most valuable asset of your company. Read more...


Let's meet up!

Merli Lindberg 



A great networking event -

mingle with Brits, Dutch, Norwegians and Danes


February 16, 17:30-19:30

Swiss Hotel, Tornimäe 3, Tallinn

The British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce has a well-established tradition to invite an international chamber of commerce for a mingling event every month. This cold month of the year - February, we are more than usually, which makes it an event not to miss.

Come and join for an evening in an international atmosphere to create new contacts along with excellent wine, snacks and music.

Registration is open till Wednesday, Feb 16th at 12:00. Sign up info@decc.ee Free of charge for DECC members.



A traditional Nordic reception


 "First 93 years -

from East to North"


February 22, 17:00-19:00

Lai 29, Tallinn

Independence Day's reception will as usual take place as a joint event of the nordic chambers of commerce and the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Estonia.
This year we have invited again three speakers to give a short speech on Nordic - Estonian cooperation: Berth Sundström, Director of Norden shall speak about the upcoming year of Norden; H.E. Danish Ambassador Uffe A. Balslev shall tell you about his adventurous story connected with establishing Norden at turbulent times 20 years ago; H.E. Swedish Ambassador Jan Palmstierna, will share a retrospect on president Ilves' recent visit to Sweden and the Estonian-Nordic relations. The speeches are followed by networking, networking, networking...
Starting at 17:00, taking place at Lai 29. Register for the event latest Feb 18th at 12:00 info@decc.ee. Event is free of charge for DECC members, 20 € for non-members; cancellations after Feb 18th or non-show penalty 20 €.


Coming up at Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce


February 22

Info day for milk producers and processors at Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Feb 22 from 14:00-17:00. Agenda: business diplomacy, Russian and Scandinavian markets. Danish Market overview done by the Trade Attache Mrs Kristel Lõuk. More information and registration please contact info@decc.ee or directly the ministry.


March 2

Morning-coffee seminar: business funding possibilities from Norden and EAS. Registration open till Feb 28th at 12:00. DECC members 10 €, non-members 20 €; cancellations after Feb 28th or non-show penalty 20 €. More information coming up.


March 3

Export seminar in Tartu, organized by the Estonian Trade Council. The topic this time is export to Scandinavia, when to enter the market, where and how to get business leads, who are your potential customers. All this and more 13:00-17:00, Tartu Teaduspark. More information from www.etc.ee


March 10

9th annual "Expatriate Tax Planning 2011 in the Baltics" seminar by our member company, Gencs Valters Law Firm in Riga, Kr Valdemara 21 (Valdemara Center), March 10 at 16:00-17:00. DECC members free of charge participation. Register at info@gencs.eu


Coming up:

Annual General Meeting of the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Export seminar vol. 2

Football Tournament, May 28th

Summer party, June 5th


* Follow the news on the Danish Culture events in Estonia at Facebook - click here.

News from members / other organizations / media


Tallinn University of Technology is hosting an international conference February 21-22 on "Does Entrepreneurship Matter?" organized by the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD). Read more from here.


Keep yourself posted with the news from the Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Tallinn. Click here. 


Information about Denmark for the Estonians seeking to start importing to Denmark or establish business relations with Danish companies. 


Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has opened a website on Business Diplomacy. Read more on how to make business in different countries and find some useful links from here.

Recent news from Copenhagen Post:

- Danes remain sceptical about the euro. Opposition to adopting the euro is stronger now than it ever has been in 15 years. Some 40 percent as for accepting the euro, while 50 percent are against.

- For nearly a decade, Malmö was something of a shopping Mecca for Danes, but that's all over now. At the beginning of 2009, a Swedish krone cost just 65 Danish øre.  Now it costs more than 84 øre - its highest rate since 2001.

- A quarter of all Danish employees working less than full-time. While the government discusses initiatives to create jobs and get enough people working to finance the welfare state in the decades to come, workers are quietly abandoning their posts, according to A4, the newsletter of the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions.


Read more from http://www.cphpost.dk/business.html

Chamber's notifications' board:  
  • Next DECC council meeting will take place on February 15th. 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.

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

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