Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 16)April 20, 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 science-based cognitive training solutions.
 - offering banking and financial services to enterprises.


- offering export management and B2B matchmaking services.
Thank you!
Thanks to all the members who performed their duties at the AGM that took place last week on April 12th. We have a new council including 7 men and 2 women, which is our little contribution towards sex equality. We shall update the web on council "reconstruction" as soon as possible.

Till then enjoy some of our upcoming events and take full advantage of the beautiful spring!

Merli Lindberg

DECC invites

"IT Security & You"

- a practical view on business and IT risks -


April 26, 10:00-13:00

Ahhaa Science Centre

Vabaduse väljak 9 


Our daily lives are impossible to imagine without technical solutions and IT. Do we realise what kind of risks computers and internet lay ahead us? A completley new range of problems we can't even think of before they realize. Only professionals using "comprehensible" language can explain what those risks may comprise. We have carefully selected speakers:


- Siim Aben (Ernst & Young) "Your company, your risks" will tell us how to identify and manage risks;

- Tarvi Tara (Oracle Estonia) "If Trust is not Enough?" will question our ability to trust but check our employees, and shows how to secure our trust in people;

- Kristjan Nöör (Linxtelecom Estonia) "Your Data Cables" will describe the value of secure internet channels in our daily work.


Please register latest April 25 at 12:00 at info@decc.ee. Light lunch and short excursion at science centre shall be offered to those interested. Participation is free of charge. 30€ will be charged for no-shows and cancellations made 20 hours or less prior to the event.  



Event is sponsored by







Sales seminar

"Stop selling excuses and boost

your sales" 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. 



An interactive export workshop

on Denmark, Sweden and Norway


May 3, 13:00-16:30

Büroomaailm, Peterburi tee 92e


  • Get to know more about communication and business culture in Denmark, Norway and Sweden
  • Get inspiration and ideas for how to address your current challenges in development of export markets
  • Practical advice and answers to questions that are most important to you in respect to expanding/entering the Scandinavian market with your products and services
  • Get the insight of successful export strategies - Estonian companies entering the new markets
  • Meet and network with people who are facing similar challenges


More information and registration for the event click here or call to Jens Christiansen at +372 514 0270. Participation for DECC members 99 € + vat. Last day of registration April 29.





powered by Sampo Pank


May 21, Hiiu stadium


The pan-international chambers football tournament shall take place on May 21. In order for the Danish team to take part also this year, we kindly invite everyone with interest and thirst to chase a football to contact info@decc.ee. NB! Training matches shall be organized prior to the competition. 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 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 24

Company visit "Where does internet come from?". Our host is Linxtelecom Estonia offering know-how, barbeque and networking possibilities. Sign up at info@decc.ee


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:

Sampo's Leaders' Forum, May 10th

Football Tournament, May 21st

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.

* Follow the news on the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce at Facebook - click here.

News from members / other organizations / media


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:

Danes are the hedonists of the north. New study shows great difference in how Nordic countries view personal wealth. Danes are hedonists, Norwegians focus on their careers, Swedes are generous and the Finns seek security. Such is the conclusion of a survey by internet bank Nordnet. Common to all the Nordic countries, according to the study, is that they all associate economic independence with being able to travel the world and experience new things.

- Don't panic, but interest rates just rose. Senior economists say central bank's decision to raise interest rate is sign of life for economy and consumers should not panic. The European Central Bank (ECB) decided on Thursday to raise the key interest rate by 0.25 percent and Nationalbanken, Denmark's central bank, followed suit. The long anticipated interest rate hike is the first the ECB has made since the beginning of the financial crisis in July 2008. Senior economists predict that this week's interest rate hike is just the first in a series to come. But that is no reason to panic, they say.

- Copenhagen restaurant voted best in world for second year running. The world's best restaurant is still in Copenhagen after René Redzepi's noma held on to the title it won last year. Noma received the award at the annual S.Pellegrino World's Best Restaurant Awards 2011 held in London last night. When the winner was announced, a team of ten noma employees took to the stage to accept the award - wearing Viking helmets to emphasise the Nordic element. "This would never have happened without you guys. We did it together," a clearly moved Redzepi told his nine colleagues, amid thunderous applause from the audience, consisting of some of the world's best chefs.


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

Chamber's notifications' board:  
  • Next DECC council meeting will take place on May 3rd. 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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