Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 14)April 4, 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.



- wholeseller of frozen food products
- 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


easter eggs
Happy Easter!

The current week is an Easter celebration week - an ambiguous holiday coming up. For some it's an end to an annual fast, which is highly recommended even in modern medicine in order to fight against metabolic ailments. For some, it is just another reason to attend ample dinners, where a balanced diet is the last thing anyone thinks about.

Though, an egg, which is kind of symbolic to the Easter, is considered one of the ideal foods that includes all vitamines except vitamine-C in addition to a high-protein content. One might be surprised, but the food experts say that the egg tastes the best after 20 days of being laid, which is basically a couple of days before the expiry. I hope you all have got your holiday eggs already - ready for painting, decoration and food preparation.


We wish you a Merry Easter and a nutritious, but balanced diet during the celebrations!


Merli Lindberg, DECC


Chamber of Commerce's
Annual General Meeting 2012
Restaurant Boheme
Thursday, April 12


A year has already passed since DECC's last annual meeting in 2011. Such a vivace! This year, we are expecting to meet up to give you an overview what has been done and what is planned to come ahead. We will also introduce you the previous council and hold the new council elections. For the latter, we are expection nominations from our members to put up your vote. 
After the official part of the evening, we will treat you with a light dinner and have the Danish ambassador to share his reflections on his 3-year stay in Estonia. We will also offer a nice and cosy evening for you amidst hygge people :)
A warm welcome to a warm evening! Please register for the event by clicking here and filling in the form. Please note, that the participation is free of charge for all chamber members (2 representatives from each company), and we charge 15 euros from non-members.


ardo holtsA 3-hour photography class "Everything to get the 
best photo to your album!" 


Restaurant Neikid
April 16th, 18:00-21:00


A young photographer, Ardo Holts has received his photography education from Tallinn Polytechnics, and been involved with photoprgaphy over 5 years on a daily basis. He's been teaching photography in several Estonian schools, but also given courses for instance at Nikon Eesti. You can take a quick look at Ardo's photo blog at http://www.blog.ardoholts.com/


Ardo has agreed to make a special fast-course on April 16th to talk about ISO, zoom, composition, shutter and exposure, to give you the best tips on how to handle your camera effectively, how to choose the right equipment and the basics of photo editing. 

NB The course's language is Estonian, the participation fee 8 € for DECC members / 15 € for non-members includes light snacks only, but the bar is open for you at any time. Sign up immidiately by clicking here and filling in the form since we have limited number of spaces for this event. We have considered 10 people to be the maximum number for this course. It is recommended that you take your own photo camera with you to the course.


I'll be there. Will you?




icehockeySpecial offer from Estonian Air for 
IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2012
Finland / Sweden, May 4-20


Tickets to attractive games and Estonian Air flights - all in one, are available by asking a personal offer:  corporate@estonian-air.ee or by calling telephone 6401700.  We will even custom tailor the offer if you need one way tickets, for example.  Don't hesitate to ask.


This offer is valid for one persoon and includes:

  • a return flight to Helsinki
  • a complimentary ticket to an ice hockey world championship game at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki

The following packages are available at the moment:

17 May - 13:00: Quarter-final no. 1 - €399
17 May - 18:30: Quarter-final no. 2 - €399

19 May - 14:30: Semi-final no. 1 - €469
19 May - 18:30: Semi-final no. 2 - €469

20 May - 16:00: 3rd place game - €499

20 May - 21:30: Final - €699


*Prices apply exclusively to Tourist class seats on direct and connecting flights operated by Estonian Air depending on the availability of space. 

* More information about the tournament click here.


Overview of the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

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


* Still, an exhibition "Spatium" is open at KUMU by the Danish artists till the midst of May. 

* Jazzkaar will take place from April 20-29, where a Danish trio Djanzz, together with the Estonian clown couple Piip & Tuut (also seen at the DECC's Christmas party in 2011) will make a performance at Jazzkaar on April 21. More information here.

Review of March 2012

March 6 - Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce invited us to their annual general meeting, which included presentation of survey results they had run amongst their members on how to create more value amongst chamber members. The event was followed by the annual lyefish dinner.

March 19 - our chamber member, MAQS Law Firm invited us to a FOA breakfast seminar on "What you need to know about termination of employment contracts?"

March 21 - we had a mingle event with the Spanish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce along with getting introduced to the Spanish ambassador, a very abundant wine tasting of Domino de la Vega.

March 22 - DECC representative took part of the FICE - Foreign Investors' Council of Estonia meeting

March 23-30 - Danish Film Festival took place at cinema Artis in Tallinn and Genialistide Klubi in Tartu

March 26 - we had a mingle event with the Finnish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce along with the visit to the yet un-opened, newly renovated TV-tower, that should celebrate it's opening today, April 4th.

* You're welcome to take a look at the event photo gallery and the news section at www.decc.ee to get a full review on events.


Coming up

* Annual General Meeting of Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce (Apr 12)

* Another wine & mingle event coming up soon together with our Spanish friends (Apr 18)   

* All beer fans, line up! I've got some news coming soon (Apr 19) 

* Swedish and Finnish chamber of commerce members have a floorhockey tournament (Apr 21)

* Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia invites to the Tallinn TV-tower visit (Apr 26)

* Annual General Meeting of Foreign Investors' Council in Estonia (May 8) 

* An event in cooperation with the Danish Embassy and Tallinn Technical University (May 16)

* Nordic Look - a festival o Nordic design (May 15-31)

* International Chambers of Commerce's Football Tournament 2012 (May 26)

* 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.

* Follow the financial news from Jyske Bank - click here.

* Direct link to Sampo Pank's "ISE ja KASulikult" on latest Estonia-related economic and banking news - 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


April 12

The British Estonian Chamber of Commerce has AGM


April 16

British and German chamber members have a joint bowling event.


April 21

Swedish and Finnish chambers of commerce have their annual floor hockey tournament


April 26

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia is invites to Tallinn TV-tower visit


May 12

British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce holds an annual Golf Tournament at Niitvälja


May 14-16

British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce is organizing a London Trade Mission. More information about the program and costs, please click here.


News from Copenhagen Post and Baltic Business News


* Denmark has its first "savious sibling"For any parent it would be a terrible dilemma. Their child is desperately ill with a rare disease and their only hope is to create a compatible donor by having another baby specifically designed to save the first child. Is this a valid reason to bring a child into the world? They are called 'spare parts babies' or 'saviour siblings' and Denmark now has its first. 

Aarhus University Hospital recently announced that, after trying for five years, a couple was successful in conceiving a baby whose stem cells could be used to rescue the life of their seriously ill older child. The baby, a boy, is now nine months old. The news has once again sparked the debate surrounding the ethics of designing a child whose principal role is to supply the umbilical cord blood and stem cells needed to save the life of a sibling. Read further.

* Illegal immigrants flocking to DenmarkThere are enough illegal immigrants in Denmark to populate a medium-sized town, and their numbers are growing, according to estimates from police. Although pinpointing the exact number of illegal immigrants is difficult, the police approximate that the number is somewhere between 20,000 and 50,000, reports police union magazine Dansk Politi. Read further.

* Beer is really an essential serviceIn a ruling designed to prevent brewery workers from striking over pay and working conditions, lawyers representing the Carlsberg brewery in Lithuania have managed to convince a court in that country to classify beer as an "essential service". Workers classified as essential are banned by law from striking. Employees of the Danish beer giant's brewery in Lithuania had voted to strike but were prevented from doing so after the court ruled that beer is an essential service in the same category as medical supplies and water. Read further.


2012 trade fair calendar in Denmark:

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.


2012 trade fair calendar in Estonia:

- Tallinn fair center Eesti Näitused and,

- Tartu fair center Tartu Näitused.


You can find a list of trade fair organizers for both Estonia and Denmark at our website.


* 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 March 27. 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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