Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 15)April 11, 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.



Financial news from
Jyske Bank
- 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


Chamber of Commerce's
Annual General Meeting 2012


Thursday, April 26, 
restaurant Boheme (Von Stackelberg hotel)


Come and 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 expecting nominations from our members to put up their vote to become elected to the council. 


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!" 


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


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.



paella and wineMingle with our friends Spaniards along with 
wine and paella
Wednesday, April 18, 18:00-20:00
restraurant Olematu Rüütel


Once again, we will have an opportunity to mingle with out dear, hot friends from Spanish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce, to taste a variety of marvellous Spanish Rioja origin wines and taste their local, traditional food - paella with real Basque flavour presented by a special guest Juan Pablo Marques from San Sebastian, Spain.


The event is free of charge, however we will be able to host only a limited amount of people. Therefore, register yourself latest April 17th by filling in the form here.


See you next Wednesday and

let us enjoy the sunny Spanish delicacies!



james ramsdenGet to know 
the soul of beer


Thursday, April 19, 18:00-20:00
Hell Hunt pub


Beer course by Drinkbar James Ramsden (UK) at Hell Hunt, one of the oldest Estonian pubs in town offering a good selection of beer and pub food. James has agreed to run a course on beer and explain the difference between special beers brewed at private breweries and the mainstream beers, tell you the difference of serving temperatures of wine and beer, tell you so much more and make you taste such a good selection of beers that it's a must-go event for an admirer of beer :)


The introduction will include ale, wheat, dark, larger, fruit, but also the new trends from the Danish brewerer Mikkeller, who's probably the most productive brewery in the world, by launching 76 new beers in 2010 only.


James has a master brewer qualification, is a former brand manager of the 4th largest brewer in the world, has also been the alcohol buyer for Rimi, is a trainer, and an owner of the Drink Bar & Grill, which carries the biggest range of beer in Estonia.


Registration fee: 15 € DECC members / 20 € for non-members (latest April 17); non-show fee: 20 €; register yourself latest April 17th by filling in the form here.


Read about Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 coming up on May 11-12.


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 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 13

Connect Baltica is inviting to their permanent working group meeting on transport matters, bringing together stakeholders from the public, private and academic sector. Next meeting on April 13, Tallinn Technical University, room 214 from 11:00-13:00. More information click here.


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 21

Film premiere "To Make A Storm" about "the thing of Estonia" at Arigato sports center at 17:00-19:00. More information click here.


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


A majority of Danes believe the wealthiest should shoulder a greater share of the tax burden to pay for society's expenses such as the welfare state, a new study has revealed. The survey, carried out by YouGov for Ugebrevet A4, asked whether individuals agreed with the principle that the 'broadest shoulders' should bear the greatest burden. Over half - 53 percent - of those polled said they agreed with the principle, though support was greater from voters of left-wing parties than centrist or right-wing parties. Read more.

Copenhagen has earned high marks in a new Economist study thanks to its large, skilled, healthy and productive labour force, but the Danish capital ranks 23 overall in the 120 city competitiveness survey due to its low ranking for economic strength. The Economist Intelligence Unit looked at eight criteria of competitiveness in assessing major cities: human capital, economic strength, social and cultural character, institutional effectiveness, financial maturity, environmental and natural hazards, global appeal and physical capital. Denmark's best placing was in the 'human capital' category, where it ranked third. According to Kim Bek, the development coordinator for investment agency Copenhagen Capacity, the city's good results here were due to free access to good universities. Read more.


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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