Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 20)May 18, 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.


Come on boys, come on girls eurovision
in this crazy crazy world
You're the diamonds, you're the pearls
Let's make a new tomorrow

Denmark placed 5th at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with a song titled "New Tomorrow" performed by a group called "A Friend in London". Denmark has won two times the Eurovision Song Contest in the past: in year 1963 in London, Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann performed a song called "Dansevise" and in year 2000 when the competition took place in Stockholm, Olsen Brothers won with the song "Fly on the Wings of Love". This year's winner was Azerbaijan, so we can all keep our thumbs up for Denmark at the next year's contest hopefully in Baku.
Else we have a great sports & networking event coming up this Saturday "International Chambers of Commerce's Football Tournament 2011", and the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce's Summer party. Read more below.
See you at the upcoming events!

Merli Lindberg

danishteamDECC invites

International Chambers of Commerce's

Football Tournament 2011

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

12:45 till late in the evening

Hiiu stadium, Nõmme district


Fantastic day for sports, for family, for networking! The great sports and networking event of the year football tournament between the international chambers of commerce here in Estonia, will once again take place. This year we have moved to another stadium - Hiiu stadium at Nõmme in the midst of a park, next to a children's playground. Excellent place to enjoy the day with all family and friends - stand-up comedians Eric & Louis, football school for kids, coordinated activities for kids 16-18. Sales stands available for food and drinks, VIP tent for afterparty - free food for everyone. Free of charge participation at Estonian Champion League's match after the chambers' tournament. 



12:45 opening ceremony of the tournament

13:00 kick-off

18:00 (approx) semi-final, followed by final match

18:45 prizing ceremony


After party!


19:30 Estonian Champion League's match JK Nõmme Kalju vs JK Kuressaare broadcasted in Estonian National TV, ETV.


Follow the exact agenda and read the rules from constantly updated website www.decc.ee/football. For administrational reasons we suggest registration for the event via a weblink here.


For possibilities to take part as a player, please contact DECC's captain Mr Thomas Hviid +372 5391 5455, t_hviid@hotmail.com. For further questions about the event, please call to the main organizer of the event Mrs Merli Lindberg +372 502 4006 or send an e-mail info@decc.ee  



Summer Party



May 27, 16:30-23:00

Leib Resto & Aed, Uus 31



Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce has

exclusive opportunity to invite you and your friends 

to a summer-opening party on Friday, May 27th.


sparkling wine


Tasting of sparkling wines and new menus, enjoying the garden games on the best terrace in the old town, taking part of the traditional Danish party entertainment and of course excellent company!


The event takes place in a brand new, yet unopened old- town restaurant at the former premises of the Scottish Club, where we shall be greeted by the new owners: A sommelier Kristjan Peäske who has been nominated the Estonian Best Sommelier for the last two years in a row, formerly worked in 5-star restaurants such as Telegraaf, Kolm Õde, Pädaste. A chef, "food-maniac" Janno Lepik who's been working most of his career in the UK, and considers his work to be his passion.


"I can resist anything but temptation" as a well-known author has said. I can't resist to the DECC's summer party :)


Entrance 25€ for DECC members, 32 € for non-members. Please register via a weblink here by filling in the blanks, or send a long-long e-mail at info@decc.ee Easy access by car with 24h parking alot just 100m away.

Coming up at Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

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


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.


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 which ensures discount for you.


Coming up:

Football Tournament, May 21st

Summer party, May 27th

Reception at Danish King's Garden, June 15th

Nordic Open, October

Christmas Party, Dec 9th


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News from members / other organizations / media


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


Recent news from Copenhagen Post:

Trust-busters call on Maersk during European raidVisit during surprise during inspection of several companies not a sign of wrongdoing, company says. Shipping giant A.P Moller-Maersk was one of several companies to receive unannounced visits on Tuesday by European antitrust officials over allegations of anticompetitive behaviour. In a statement, the regulators stated they had "reason to believe" that the European Union's cartel or monopoly abuse rules, had been breached. None of the companies involved were formally named, but in an e-mail to Berlingske newspaper, Christian Kledal, the head of Maersk's legal group, acknowledged the company's involvement in the investigation.

American chemical maker buys Danish biotech for 34 billion kroner. After months of speculation and some unprecedented persuasion the deal to sell food ingredients maker Danisco to US-based chemical maker DuPont for 700 kroner per share was sealed on Monday. When DuPont made its first offer of 665 kroner per share on January 10, the price for Danisco stock was 530 kroner. But Danisco's share price leaped after DuPont's offer. Four months of speculation and public pressure from Danisco itself and a major shareholder, the pension fund ATP, followed.  When DuPont raised its bid to 700 kroner per share at the end of last month, 92.2 percent of the shareholders assented - 2.2. percent more than the 90 percent minimum required for DuPont to delist the company from the Copenhagen stock exchange. The Danisco group is comprised of two business areas: food ingredients and industrial biotech. The company employs some 7,000 people globally with operations in 23 countries.

- Two young Danes big winners in tech purchases. Big paydays after Microsoft acquires Skype and TDC swoops up Onfone. The tech world was abuzz last week with the news that Skype - the popular VOIP system used to make free video calls and discounted phone calls - was purchased by Microsoft for a cool $8.5 billion. Since the purchase, speculation has swirled about Microsoft's plans for Skype. Will the service remain free? Will it continue to be available on Apple and Android operating systems? Was the purchase nothing more than a way of sticking a thumb in the eye of rivals Google and Facebook? As the questions flew, Danish entrepreneur Janus Friis was sitting back counting a boatload of money. And not for the first time. 

The 34-year-old Friis founded Skype in 2003 along with Swede Niklas Zennström, with whom he also paired on the peer-to-peer music file sharing service Kazaa. Two years after founding Skype, they sold it to eBay for $2.6 billion. Though Friis and Zennström sued Skype in 2009 over patent issues, they maintained a 14 percent stake in Skype through the investment company Joltid Ltd, of which the two Scandinavians each own 18.75 percent. Joltid Ltd is expected to gain $1.1 billion from the Microsoft purchase, which is the largest in the software giant's 36-year-history. In addition to their success with Kazaa and Skype, Friis and Zennström are also behind Joost, a software application for distributing online video content that was sold to Adconion Media Group in November 2009, and the cloud-based streaming music subscription service Rdio.


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


Chamber's notifications' board:  
  • Next DECC council meeting will take place on May 31. 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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