Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 13)March 29, 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.





 - offering banking and financial services to enterprises.


- offering export management and B2B matchmaking services.

Spring at last...

Annual Meeting on the way...
The new government...
Just as the snowdrops are heralding the actual spring-coming and reminding us to wear florals, look over our garden eqipment, invite specialists to cut the large limbs and branches of our fruittrees to keep them healthy. It also reminds the chamber members that it's time for the annual meeting. The annual general meeting to take a review to 2010 and look ahead, elect the council just like the Estonian parliament was elected in the beginning of March and the new government is soon to take over. More information, keep on reading.


Looking forward to see you all on April 12th!

Merli Lindberg   

meetingCall for the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce's Annual General Meeting


April 12, 17:00-12:30

 Kaval-Ants Tavern

Toompuiestee 23 


Agenda as usual:

- review of 2010

- preview of 2011

- elect the council


After the official procedures, we have a guest speaker Mr Ole Rasmussen telling us about how the politics is made in Estonia through the eyes of a Dane who's a member of a local government in Saue, a municipality next to Tallinn. 



All member organizations and private members have 1 vote. In case you can not attend the AGM, please send a letter of attorney (template available from info@decc.ee). Also, we are expecting nominations for council members for the 2011 term. Please send a letter of introduction and interest. 



Please register latest April 10 via web registration or write an e-mail to at info@decc.ee. Buffet dinner after the official meeting shall be served (2 people from member company free of charge, non-members 23€/prs, 50€ will be charged for no-shows and cancellations made 20 hours or less prior to the event). 




Jens Christiansen 


Merli Lindberg

Sales seminarivan_munoz

"Stop selling excuses and boost

your sales with just a few simple steps" by Ivan Munoz Garcia


May 5, 17:30-19:45

 St Olav hotel, Lai 5


An interactive sales training by Ivan Munoz with role-plays, sales situations between participants with on-spot analyse and advice. Ivan Munoz, an international Sales Manager has has sales experience in very diverse fields, from software to printing, from online stores to real estate  and from several countries: USA, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, UAE, Qatar, Oman, East Africa and also Estonia.  


Click here for registration latest May 2, 2011. Participation fee for DECC/SECC/JCI members 12 €, non-members 15 €. Please note that a fee includes evening snacks and wine and also that 50 € will be charged for no-shows and cancellations made 20 hours or less prior to the event.


* NB The event is co-organized with the Danish and Spanish Chambers of Commerce and Junior Chamber of Commerce in Tallinn.




May 21, Hiiu stadium


Everyone having the thirst to chase a football please contact info@decc.ee to sign yourself up for the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce's football team to compete at the international chambers' football tournament on May 21. Take a look at what the last year's event's gallery here.




May 21, Hiiu stadium


Everyone having the thirst to chase a football please contact info@decc.ee to sign yourself up for the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce's football team to compete at the international chambers' football tournament on May 21. Take a look at what the last year's event's gallery here.

Coming up at Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

(keep yourself posted with the event calendar at www.decc.ee/events/upcoming-events)


April 4-7

The Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organizing a business delegation to Norway on April 4-7 in cooperation with Enterprise Estonia and the Estonian Embassy in Norway. Further information and registration marju.naar@koda.ee


April 12

Annual General Meeting of the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce will take place on April 12th starting at 17:00. Please book the date and time. More information shall follow.


April 26

"What does an entrepreneur need to know about Competition Law?" - a seminar by MAQS Law Firm at Clarion Hotel Europa, on April 26 at 10:00-13:45. More information from here. NB Seminar language: Estonian.


May 2-29

Nordic Look - will be bringing together leading designers from all five Nordic countries and Estonia in a way that has never been seen before. Nordic Look values art, creativity, innovation, economical production and nature. More information coming up.


May 8

British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce's Open Golf Tournament at Estonian Golf and Country Club in Jõelähtme. Game format: scramble. Event starts at 09:00. Fee for non-BECC member 70€. Registration and additional information from becc@becc.ee or via website.


June 13-14

In cooperation with Vertex Consulting, the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to an international conference "The Next Level of Exporting" - a great opportunity to get together in highly intelligent and international environment. In addition to valuable content there is also good chance for networking in the evening reception taking place after the conference. You are also welcome to the workshops the next day. The event takes place on June 13 and 14. Please see more detailed information on the conference website www.vertexconference.eu NB! To register with the special discounted rate for DECC members please choose the normal participation fee on the registration form and add the code "DECC" in to the comments field. This ensures the 15% discount for you.



Coming up:

Visit to DnB Nord, April 18

Sales training, May 5th

Sampo's Leaders' Forum, May 10th

Football Tournament, May 21st

Visit to Linxtelecom, May 24th

Summer party, June 5th

Reception at Danish King's Garden, June 15th


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

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:

- Executives: Unemployment has peaked, new jobs coming. Nearly three years of job losses are drawing to a close, say some of the country's biggest employers. Many of the country's biggest employers are gearing up to hire new employees and grow again, according to a new Greens Greens Analyseinstitut/Børsen study. Some 786 executives at large companies took part in the study. Some 35 percent reported that they plan to hire new employees in the coming six months. On the other hand, some 15 percent plan to scale down in the next six months. The current unemployment rate is roughly six percent. The number of unemployed grew from 100,000 in June 2008 to 168,000 today, according to Statistics Denmark.

- The country's taxi drivers should wear uniforms on the job, according to a new bill from the transport minister, which will be introduced in parliament soon. The proposal is being met with enthusiasm by the taxi industry.

- A drawn out case about the right to build an enormous box store in the Jutland town of Horsens ended yesterday with a ruling in favour of the megastore. Despite complaints from an organisation of small business owners and local planning laws limiting the size of stores unless an exceptional need is established, the Supreme Court upheld an earlier ruling that the 14,000 square meter shopping centre was lawfully built.

- CO2-saving investments at home pay off at sales time, new study shows. Some 50 percent of home buyers factor in energy costs when coming up with a purchase offer, according to a new study reported by Politiken newspaper. "Buyers are paying attention to whether a house has a B or an E energy rating, and they have seriously begun to factor energy costs into their calculations of how much they are willing to spend on a house," said Torben Kaas, director of the Danish Construction Association. By law a house must be given an energy rating on a scale from A-G before it can be put up for sale, and the rating must be visible in the sales listing. An 'A' rating means that a property uses the least energy, while a 'G' rating means that the property uses a lot.


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

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

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

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