Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 4)January 25, 2012
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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.



- customs bonded warehouse keeper and forwarder of general cargo and dry bulk
- shipping network solutions in Europe
- mediterranean eating place in the center of Tallinn
-  logistics services for fuel and oil


Winter Sports in OtepääSkiing, Otep, snow, the Chinese dragon year 2012


... the keywords of the year that has started rather normally. Nothing super spectacular, nothing extra mourning. Do we live the good times? What took place 100 years ago in 1912 while Estonia was part of Czarist Russia? There were only 20,000 motorcars in the whole world with the maximum speed limit of 16km/h, Eiffel tower was the highest building in the world with 324 m, the population of the world was 1.7 billion, Titanic went down, Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole, 5th Olympic Games took place in Stockholm, the 1st Balkan War started, Denmark, Norway and Sweden declared neutrality in Comende War... It seems like today when we produce more or less everything more than there's need for, it might be a good time to start thinking about what is really good in life, what is really worthwhile and meaningful. A sauna tub in the midst of snow in Otep is just one idea. 


With these thoughts, I invite you to the DECC's first event of the year on mind-mapping, which in core is a graphical method of taking notes. The visual look allows people to think out of the box, be more creative. The maps can be used for problem solving, team building, etc. The fact is that people remember the picture and the context and keeps ongoing brainstorming approach towards planning.


More about mind-mapping, how to create them and how the maps can assist us in our business life at the after work get-together on February 1st.


See you soon!

Merli Lindberg


Kaido Irval

How to use mind mapping for business?


 Wednesday, Feb 1


Restoran Neikid

Wismari 3


In surveying more than 1,500 CEOs and senior managers from around the world, IBM discovered that CREATIVITY is believed to be the most crucial factor for future success. It is proved that multitasking does not increase productivity and many of us suffer in constant information overload. So what can managers do to increase creativity, to keep employees focus and to reduce overload?


Our special guest at this event, Mr Kaido Irval, a mind-mapping coach, a "life-long" member of JCI will come and introduce us the mind-mapping concept along with some light snacks served by restaurant Neikid situated just next to the Danish embassy.


NB The event is free of charge to all DECC members, though prior registration is neccessay. Please send a short e-mail to info@decc.ee about your participation by Tuesday, January 31.


Coming up at Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

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


February 1, 17:45 - 19:30

"How to use mind-mapping for business?" an introduction of the mind-mapping concept by Mr Kaido Irval in a relaxed, unofficial atmosphere after working hours on a Wednesday evening along with light snacks offered by restorant Neikid. Event is free of charge for DECC members. More information from DECC website.


February 15, 17:30 - 19:30


A joint networking event with the British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce, Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce and the Holland Business Club. Another Wednesday evening event with wine and snacks to facilitate creation of new business contacts. The event is free of charge for DECC members. More information from DECC website.


Coming up:

* Round table discussion on foreign trade issues by Ministry of Foreign Affairs

* Afternoon seminar on employment stimulation programs by Ministry of Social Affairs

* Annual General Meeting of Foreign Investors' Council in Estonia

* Annual General Meeting of Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

* Christmas party on Dec 7, 2012


* 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)


January - June 2012

Danish presidency of the council of the European Union. More info from here


January 19 - May 13

Danish Contemporary Art Exhibition SPATIUM (20.01.-13.05.2012) 5th floor at Gallery of Contemporary Art in KUMU - Art Museum of Estonia. Adult entrance 2,60 € per person, family ticket 3,20 €. Site-specific exhibition of 10 young, prominent Danish artists, who work in various media: video, sound, sculpture, painting and installation. The viewer can enjoy witty solutions and have an opportunity to rediscover the world of illusions. 


January 27

Burns supper - a charity dinner organized by BECC. More information from here.


January 31

Deadline for applying for the "Export revolution: exporting sales managers' training program" meant for companies who need good exporting sales people and for young professionals who want to polish their international sales skills. More information from here


February 2

Behind the scenes visit to Tallinn Stock Exchange. More information from here.

February 14

Seminar for executive women "The Power of Personal Brand" - most people don't brag well, coming off as self-congratulatory, egocentric or downright annoying. During this seminar we would like to find out which would be the right way to brag leaving people (clients, employees, bosses, etc) wanting to know more about you rather than less.. Further information from here.


February 16

Annual General Meeting of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia.


February 16

Business Breakfast at Technopolis lemiste on "Thinking models and tools of an effective sales manager". Speakers: Mr Heikki Koski (Trainers House) talking about how to achieve even higher goals with new techniques, and Mr Raul Vatsar (Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences) will talk about why and how to enter foreign markets and whom to hire to represent your product. Event is partly English, partly Estonian, but free of charge for anyone. More information from here.



News from Copenhagen Post

* Unhappy start of 2012 for Vestas. Vestas starts at all time low by laying off 1,300 employees in Denmark. With a goal to reduce its fixed costs by more than 1.1 billion kroner by the end of the year, Vestas announced this morning that it is laying off 1,300 employees at its facilities in Denmark. An additional 1,000 employees will be cut worldwide. In Denmark, 750 salaried employees will be let go along with 550 hourly workers. Vestas is closing a factory in the western Jutland town of Varde and trimming administrative services in Hammel, Varde, Lem, Ringkbing and at the company's headquarters in Aarhus. The company blamed the layoffs on the global financial crisis and a sluggish market for wind turbines in the United States and said that support functions are being streamlined to adjust capacity to meet market demand. Read more.

* SAS to cut 500 jobs in Denmark and some 300 administrative positions worldwide. The cuts will affect the three Scandinavian countries "fairly evenly". SAS employs about 5,000 people in Denmark including 600 pilots and 1,400 cabin staff. The airline said the move is being made as part of its announced strategy to save 1.7 billion kroner this year, although expensive severance packages and reorganisation costs due to the cuts may prevent the airline from realising any savings until 2013. Read more.

* Danish companies bring jobs back homeWhile many companies continue to offshore manufacturing jobs in search of savings on labour and raw materials, a small but noteworthy countertrend has begun both here in Denmark and abroad. Numbers of Danish companies have discovered that manufacturing overseas is not the moneymaker they expected it to be and are now bringing production back home, reports metroXpress newspaper. One of those companies is T-Rex, which produces guitar effects pedals. Seven years ago, T-Rex moved its production offshore to China. Now the company plans to bring it 'inshore' back to Denmark.



2012 trade fair calendar in Denmark:

February 2-5, 2012 "CIFF 2012" and "CIFF Kids 2012" fashion exhibition. More info click here.

February 24-March 4 "International Boat Show". More info click here.

February 24-26, 2012 "Ferie for Alle" (Herning). Read more click here.

March 20-22, 2012 "Foodexpo 2012" (Herning). Read more click here.

April 13-15, 2012 "Hunting & Outdoor 2012" (Odense). Read more click here.

April 26-28, 2012 "Scandefa 2012" (Copenhagen) dentalfair. More info click here.

May 22-24, 2012 "Health and Rehab Scandinavia" (Copenhagen). More info click here.

May 30-June 1, 2012 "MonitorExpo 2012" (Copenhagen) fair on professional communication via pictures, sound and light. More information click here.

August, 2012 "Formland Expo 2012" (Herning). For professionals working in the field of decoration, home and office design, furniture, lightening, fabrics, handicraft products, gifts, souvenirs, etc.

September 2012 "Automatik 2012" (Herning). Read more click here.

October 9-11, 2012 "Copenhagen International Clean Energy Fair". Read more click here.

November 2012 "Food Pharma Tech" (Herning). Trade fair for machinery, packaging, and ingredients for food and pharma industry.

November 2012 "Agromek 2012" (Herning). Agricultural trade fair.

NB The list of trade fairs is to be updated constantly. In case you are interested to go to a certain fair with a group, please inform us and we try to assist you.


* 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 February 1. 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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