Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 39)September 27, 2011

DECC new logo

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




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.

nordic open 


A business and networking conference

Nordic Open 2011


Wednesday-Thusrday, October 5-6, 9:00-17:00

Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel, Paldiski mnt 4



Ppragmatic skills, knowledge and inspiration are the keywords of this year's conference. 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 today since the conference hall has its limits.




The conference's partners:

Swedbank, MAQS Law Firm, Nordic Council of Ministers' Office. 


Entrance: 40 € for DECC, ESCC members per day

Please registration via official website 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 at Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

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


my conference  

"Restart to Your Business"

2-days development and marketing training

Oct 18 and Nov 1

A 2-day development and marketing training
 to learn the following:

- Marketing strategies which will open new perspectives
- How to develop your business systematically? New business models
- Creating synergy between sales and marketing
- How to find out the opportunities you have in the new markets? In just within one month?
- Practical homeworks.
The participants will go away with clear perspectives and action plans.


Language: Estonian.
Place: Saku Manor
Dates: Oct 18, Nov 1
Cost: up to Oct 1 participation 300 € +VAT


More information from


Investors' Summit 2011

The Future of Estonian Labor Market: 

Education vs Business Needs

October 14, 9:00-13:00

This year our focus goes on the future of the Estonian labor market and education vs. business needs. The Key Note Speaker is Mr. Jaak Aaviksoo, Minister of Education and other speakers represent different international companies in Estonia. Event is moderated by Andrus Alber, NASDAQ OMX.


Participation fee: 10 euro per DECC member, 30 euro per non member 

Date: October 14, 2011 at 09:00-13:00

Place: Radisson Blue hotel, Tallinn (Rävala 3)

Registration: open till October 9

For registration: click here to fill in the application



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)


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 


October 6

A film called "Roskilde" (2008) by Ulrik Wivel shall be shown to the Estonian public on October 6 at 18:00 in European Commission's Estonian Office (Rävala 4, Tallinn). The film is shown free of charge. More information click here.


October 9

Eesti Kodu, an organization joining Estonians in Denmark is organizing a Cultural Sunday on October 9th at 15:00 in Stenosgade 4, København V. Event's guests new employees at Estonian Embassy, an artist Mrs Piret Mildeberg, and an illustrative editor at Olion printhouse Mrs Tiina Sildre. More information info@eestikodu.dk 


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


Battered Danish banks turning to job cuts to bring costs under control. Jyske Bank announced yesterday that it would seek to reduce the size of its workforce by 6.5 percent as part of an effort to save 400 million kroner annually. Some 150 employees lost their jobs effective immediately on Thursday, when the bank also announced it was closing six of its branches in the Jutland area. Another 100 positions will be eliminated, but the bank said it hoped most of those losses would come through natural attrition.

Elimination of up to 1,000 employees could lead elimination of half of departures. State rail operator DSB is preparing a layoff round in order to deal with a revenue shortfall, the railway workers union has informed the media. "I can confirm that hundreds of employees may be fired," union chairman Ulrik Salmonsen said.
* Economic stimulus packages could do more harm than good, says Nationalbanken governor. The best thing the new government can do to help the economy is to not do anything at all, according to the central bank, Nationalbanken.

In its quarterly review of the economy, released on Tuesday, Nationalbanken lowered its predicted growth rate for 2011 from 1.7 percent last quarter to 1.4 percent. For 2012 and 2013, it said growth rates would rebound to about 1.6 percent.

Fatty foods are about to get a lot pricier thanks to newest sin tax. If you like to indulge in a schmear of cream cheese on your morning toast, you will soon have to pay a little more for it. Not in terms of calories, but in kroner. On October 1, a new 'fat tax' comes into effect and retailers say Danish consumers are going to feel the pinch.

Cultural expectations play an important role in all kinds of negotiations; do you know how Danes negotiate differently than people from other cultures? For foreigners in Denmark, unspoken rules and subtle cultural differences serve up curveballs in all kinds of negotiations, whether it be about a pay raise, the selling price for an apartment, or a détente with a noisy neighbour. "Generally speaking, culture is a huge filter and misunderstandings happen very easily because the parties have different interests. So you have to take cultural differences seriously - but in a curious way," negotiation expert and author Malene Rix told The Copenhagen Post.



* 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 25. 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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