Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 8)February 21, 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.





- organizer of corporate events, seminars, conferences.

- offering IT and telecommunication services to business customers.
Networking vs working in nets
Last week we had a superb networking event where people shared contacts and got to know each other at the British monthly mingle event at Swiss Hotel, where we were invited together with the Norwegians and Dutch. Last week, my editorial was about clichÚs of networking, but did you really feel that the one we just experienced was unuseful? Quite the opposite I must say. Many participants came back to me and confirmed: this is exactly what we need and more.
On Tuesday this week, we have another social event for networking coming up on the occasion of the Independence Day - Estonia's 93 anniversary. Happy birthday and long live Estonia!

See you on Tuesday!

Merli Lindberg 



A traditional

Nordic reception


 "First 93 years -

from East to North"


February 22, 17:00-19:00

Lai 29, Tallinn

The Nordic reception on the occasion of the Estonian Independence Day 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 speeches that matter on Nordic - Estonian cooperation: Berth Sundstr÷m, Director of Norden shall speak about the upcoming year of Norden; H.E. Danish Ambassador Uffe A. Balslev will tell us 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 21st at 15:00 info@decc.ee. Event is free of charge for DECC members, 20 € for non-members. Please note that a fee of 50 € will be charged for no shows and cancellations made 20 hours or less prior to the event.
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 L§uk. More information and registration please contact info@decc.ee or directly the ministry.


March 2

Morning-coffee seminar: business funding possibilities from Norden, EAS and funding contacts (VC, business angels) presented by Connect Estonia. Registration open till Feb 28th at 15:00. DECC members 10 €, non-members 20 €; Please note that a fee of 50 € will be charged for no-shows and cancellations made 20 hours or less prior to the event. More information coming up.


March 3

Export seminar in Tartu, organized by the Estonian Trade Council and the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce. The topic this time is "Target Market - Scandinavia". ETC consultants shall make market overviews for Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Presentations are followed by vis-a-vis meetings with consultants. Seminar will take place on March 3, 13:00-17:00, in Tartu Teaduspark. Registration open till Feb 23. 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


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News from members / other organizations / media


Gencs Valters Law Firm has published this year's first newsletter on tax and legal issues on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In the issue they cover changes in the Latvian corporate income tax law and problems in VAT refund, Estonia's changes in currency, and about the increased taxes in Lithuania in 2011. Read more specifically click here.


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


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:

- The Danish 11th largest financial institution, Amagerbanken filed for bankruptcy.

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, Malm÷ 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 °re.  Now it costs more than 84 °re - 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 March 8th. 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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