News from members / other organizations / media
(keep yourself posted with the event calendar at www.decc.ee/events/upcoming-events)
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
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.
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 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
* 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.
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