Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 33)August 19, 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.
  Rene Trading
 - offering printing solutions for both indoor and outdoor usage.
Ulrick Thamdrup
- a private member


It is still summer

Unlike many others, we still consider August as one of the summer which means that we still emphazise on spending most of the days outside loading the batteries. Though, who has already returned to the business routines, then below you'll find some enjoable extras to include to your schedules.  




my conference 

Business morning

"What drives the value of a company?"


Thursday, August 25, 09:15-11:30

Clarion Hotel Europa


Now when Estonia has joined the euro zone, many Estonian companies will be targeting growth through acquisition over the next years, making it the perfect time to realise the value of a business. Selling a business is not easy and will take time, patience and a lot of coffee. To maximise the value of a business, companies need to be well prepared.


 The goal of this Business Morning is to discuss about 

the important factors maximising the value of a business

- what are Nordic investors looking for?

- what can be done to improve the attractiveness from a foreign investor's point of view?

- how to prepare yourself and your business properly for M&A?


Information about registration and speakers, please visit www.myconference.ee 


maqs law firm 

Business breakfast

"What does the employer need to know 

about personal data?"


Wednesday, August 31, 08:30-10:00

MAQS Law Firm


In an employment relationship, every employer handles employees' personal data. Personal data processing is the integral part of employment relationship. The period of employment includes various situations where a prior written consent is not needed. For instance, does the employer have a right to check its employees' work related e-mails and what kind of limitations is set for using surveillance devices (security cameras, GPS)? Can the recordings of security cameras be used in case of violation of work obligations? These and many other situations tat surface from the employment relationship deal with personal data processing. The recently published guide "Personal data in employment relationship" by the Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate will also be introduced.


Registration information:

Register before August 22 by e-mail to seminar@ee.maqs.com

Breakfast is served during the seminar.

Coming up at Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

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


AmCham Speaker luncheon with the 

Estonian Prime Minister, Mr Andrus Ansip

in cooperation with the DECC


For the 5th year in a row the September speaker at AmCham's luncheon is the Prime Minister of Estonia, Mr Andrus Ansip. We are delighted to invite all our members to join this event together with the members of AmCham on Friday, September 9th, at 12:00-14:00 at the Ball Room of Swissotel Tallinn.


In his remarks the Prime Minister will address:

Plans and Main Objectives of the Current Government for the Upcoming Years How Can Estonia Sustain its Competitiveness?  Government plans to strengthen Estonian economy  Responses to your questions.


Cost: 25 EUR for members, 35 EUR for non-members Location: Swisstel Tallinn, Ball Room1 Time: Registration and Networking at 11:30 am, seating at 12:00 pm


Please register for the event at http://www.amcham.ee/?id=102958 NB In order to receive the chamber member discount, please state "DECC member" after your company name.


A traditional Autumn Football Match

between the Danes and the Swedes


Since 2009, we have held football matches between the Danish and Swedish chambers of commerce in Estonia. For two glorious years in a row, the Danes have managed to bring the trophee home. This upcoming September, we shall need to prove our fitness once again. The match shall take place in Arigato football stadium on Saturday, September 17th starting at 15:00 and will be followed by a joint dinner right after the match at Arigato cafe approx 18:00.


The ball is round. Let's make sure the ball will be kicked to the right goal! We're inviting the players to contact our team's captain Thomas Hviid by e-mail t_hviid@hotmail.com  



Coming up:

Business-breakfast with Lindorff, September 29th

Nordic Open, October 5-6

Christmas Party, Dec 9th


* 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 event calendar at www.decc.ee/events/upcoming-events)


* A new Estonian Ambassador to Denmark, Mrs Katrin Kivi has started in August 2011.

* Netlead O is searching for a Danish speaking Website Promoter. Contact www.netlead.ee .

* Lindorff O is searching for a Sales Manager. Deadline September 8th. More info click here.


August 24

University of Copenhagen is organizing a conference "20th anniversary: The Baltic States' Diplomatic Ties with Denmark" moderated by Uffe Elleman-Jensen at the Ceremonial Hall of the University of Copenhagen. The event is free of charge, but registration is a must. Conference is folloed by a reception. Further information click here.


August 25

The Nordic Trophy Cup 2011 organized by the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania is being held on Thursday, August 25th in Vilnius.This year the competition is a Go Karting Race where both individual as well as overall country results will be counted. More info click here.


September 29

Business breakfast with Lindorff. More information coming up.


September 15-18

Green Growth Festival Rohevik will take place in Tallinn and Tartu. Festival starts with modren eco-cities conference in Tartu, followed by a smart energy and green transport conference and an electric vechiles event in Tallinn, and is being finished by a car-free day on September 18th. Further information click here


September 27

A unique opportunity to take part of a seminar organized by the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance, where a former CEO of companies such as SAS with more than 13.000 employees and ISS with more than 520.000 employees, Mr Jorgen Lindegaard will share his experience at an event "Strategy, Experience & Mistakes: How lessons from a lifetime in big companies can inspire you?". Further information click here.


October 1 - November 30

Nordic-Baltic Designers Events in Riga. Further information click here.


October 1

Deadline for Nordic Culture Fund's grant for up to 100.000 DKK. Further information click here.


November 6

BECC organizes a traditional Guy Fawkes night.


November 14-10

Nordic Library Week 2011: Nordic Humor. The week will be opened by two Nordic authors: Mikael Niemi from Finland  with the book "Popmusic a la Vittula" and a famous Danish cartoonist, known throughout Denmark for his successful series Strid in the Danish newspaper Politiken and who has published several childrens books, Jakob Martin Strid with the book "Mustafas kiosk". Further information click here


News from Copenhagen Post www.cphpost.dk


In one of our newsletters in July, we quoted an article from the Copenhagen Post about Denmark re-establishing border controls. As an answer to that we have received a reply on that from the Danish Ambassador in Estonia, Mr Uffe A. Balslev headlined as "Denmark is still an open country". Read a full comment on that from DECC homepage at http://www.decc.ee/news



* 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.

Chamber's notifications' board:  
  • Next DECC council meeting will take place on September 6. 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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