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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Business breakfast with Lindorff. More information coming up.
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.
Deadline for Nordic Culture Fund's grant for up to 100.000 DKK. Further information click here.
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, email@example.com, tel 627 9521.
BECC organizes a traditional Guy Fawkes night.
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.
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