Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 37)September 13, 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







Coming up this Saturday!

September 17, 15:00-18:00

Arigato Sportsclub

Rannamõisa tee 3, Tallinn


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.


All support, cheerleading, costumes and funny hats are welcome!


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





September 15, 19:00-

Danish Cultural Institute, Vene 14


The Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce together with Danish Cultural Institute invite all Danes and the ones interested in Danish elections to laugh, cry, discuss and debate on September 15th at Danish Cultural Institute. 


We will open the doors to the institute and have an hopefully fun and relaxed evening, where people can bring their own food and drinks (as we are not in a position to offer any). We will stream the election broadcast from either DR or TV2 on a big screen.

If you want to join this event or have questions feel free to write us at: benjamin@dankultur.ee



A business-breakfast with Lindorff

"3rd generation cash flow management"


Thursday, September 29th 08:30-11:00

Radisson SAS Blu, Rävala pst 3

Entrance: Free of Charge

Registration required click here.


According to the survey European Payment Index 2010, conducted by Intrum Justitia Group, European businesses have learned the importance of sharpening their credit management systems. As for Estonia, the suvey revealed both good and bad news. The good news is that consumer and business payment behavior has remained stable. The bad news is that it has worsened in the public sector.  


At the 3rd Generation Cash Flow Management andres arrakBusiness Breakfast Seminar, Andres Arrak - Director of Entrepreneurship at the Institute of Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences, will ask: "Neoclassical consumption society: to be or not to be?" and will provide two solutions: a) neoclassical theory of economy (more is better) should be rewritten; 

b) return from he socialism (the government will do everything for me) to the free market capitalism. How and why? 


Seppo Lahtinen, Lindorff, will additionally provide one of the possible solutions for the 3rd Generation Cash Flow Management.  

The Business Breakfast Seminar is arranged in cooperation with the Swedish, Danish and Finnish Chambers of Commerce in Estonia and will be held in Engish language.  


NB In case of emergency and possibility of not showing up, please unregister or announce your absence at least 24h in advance.

Coming up at Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

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


nordic open  

A business and networking conference Nordic Open 2011 will go further from last year's topics and concentrate on pragmatic skills, knowledge and inspiration to trade between the Baltic and Scandinavian countries. Selected speakers are experienced, corageous and motivating. The conference is a mix of seminars, case-studies and workshops. Find out more from www.nordicopen.org and register already today since the conference hall has its limits.


Jørgen Svendgård and William Vallestad from Norway will enlighten you about tax and accounting differences, Elisabeth Rose from Finland will introduce the different modes of market entry, Mango Kask, Johan Edward and Karolina Ullman shall take you step-by-step through the administrational objectives to establish a company in Sweden, Helle Fuglevig from Denmark will tell and demonstrate how to actually create new friends in a new country. All this and much more coming up in just a few weeks.


The conference's partners Swedbank, MAQS Law Firm, Nordic Council of Ministers' Office. 


Place: Meriton Grand Spa & Confere hotel

Time: Wednesday-Thursday, October 5-6, 09:00-17:00

Entrance: 40 € for DECC, ESCC members per day

Registration required click here.

NB In case of emergency and possibility of not showing up, please unregister or announce your absence at least 24h in advance.



Coming up:

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 OÜ is searching for a Danish speaking Website Promoter. Contact www.netlead.ee .

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


September 15-18

Green Growth Festival Rohevik will take place in Tallinn and Tartu. Festival starts with modern 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 18

Car free day in Tallinn. You're kindly requested not to drive in Tallinn on Sunday, September 18th. Instead, take a walk or use public transportation.


September 28-29

Annual Congress of Estonian Internet Marketing "best internet 2011". One of the main speakers this year is Mr Jakob Kahlen from Denmark standing up on Thursday, Sept 29th. All presentations shall take place in Tallinn Technical University. More information www.best-marketing.com and registration silja@best-marketing.com 


September 29

Business breakfast with Lindorff. More information coming up.


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.


October 5-6

Business and Networking Conference "Nordic Open 2011" to get pragmatic know-how and to motivate entrepreneurs to enter the Scandinavian market. More information coming up from www.nordicopen.org 


Enterprise Estonia is inviting entrepreneurs to take part of innovation training trips this autumn:

October 10-13, Denmark "Creation of added value through brand and design solutions" More information and registration contact Mrs Anu Puusaag, anu.puusaag@eas.ee, tel 627 9521.



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


Despite last week's positive economic figures, the winner of the election is likely to receive bad economic news during the first months of their term. Although second quarter economic statistics showed the country posting surprisingly strong GDP growth, a repeat in the third quarter is unlikely.

A closer look at the figures shows that the 1.0 percent GDP growth figure was due mainly to governmental spending and inventory build-up in the private sector. The domestic consumer spending that is necessary to drive continued growth, on the other hand, has remained stagnant. Exports meanwhile are likely to decline.

* Economic decline creeping in on capital. As factories move out, eastern Zealand town becomes latest to head into decline. The economic decline once attributed to rural regions is slowing making its way towards the capital. Originally confined to rural areas of Jutland that had suffered economic decline and widespread depopulation as industrial jobs moved out over the past 25 years, the phenomenon is now occurring in the town of Slagelse, pop. 30,000, and less than an hour's drive from the capital. Slagelse is the first town on the island of Zealand to earn the dubious distinction and comes after a number of by large-scale factory closures in recent years, according to Berlingske newspaper.

* Call for new efforts to prevent unregistered foreign workers.  Construction companies with unregistered workers are targeted by trade unions and employers. Union representatives seeking to identify unregistered eastern European workers yesterday found deserted workplaces at nearly half of the 695 construction sites they visited. The 1,000 representatives from trade union BAT, which represents construction workers, carpenters and joiners, were on the lookout for eastern Europeans they suspect were working for wages far below the industry standard. According to the union, half of the employees the representatives did speak with were not registered by their employer as working in Denmark.


* 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 October 11. 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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