Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 19)May 8, 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
- national air carrier

Danish team 

International Chambers of Commerce's Football Tournament 2012
powered by Sampo pank


Saturday, May 26
Kadriorg stadium
Once again it's time to measure our fitness as a chamber in football against 7 other chambers: American, British, Finnish, German, Spanish, Swedish and Junior Chamber International. Last year's winner Brits are ready to protect their cup. Shall we let them do that?
Sign up for the Danish team already today at info@decc.ee to compete as one force and protect our honor on May 26th at Kadriorg stadium. Register now for possible pre-tournament training matches.


Morning seminar: 
Responsibility and liability of management board members in bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings


Monday, May 14th, 08:30-10:00
MAQS Law Firm, Rotermanni 8, 7th floor



MAQS' partners Veikko Toomere (also DECC council member) and Siim Roode will cover issues regarding responsibility and liability of management board members in case of bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings, based on their own professional experience.


More information here. Registration by May 11th at seminar@ee.maqs.com Event is free of charge.


Open lecture by Danish Ambassador
H.E. Uffe A. Balslev
Wednesday, May 16, 15:00-20:00
Tallinn Technical University


H.E. Uffe A. Balslev, the Ambassador of Denmark and Mrs Helle A. Olsen, the 1st Secretary of the Danish Embassy will perform an open lecture on business relations in Europe, esp between Denmark and Estonia, in particular the work of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union at Tallinn Technical University, Akadeemia tee 3, hall X-414.


The event is free of charge, however registration is required latest May 15 at anna-maria.nizovtseva@tseba.ttu.ee  



Baltic Business Arena 2012
a Baltic Sea Region Business Matchmaking Event
June 18-19, 2012
Copenhagen, Denmark


Baltic Business Arena is an international business expansion event that was first organized in Stockholm last year with 70 companies from 11 countries and more than 350 arranged meetings. It involves prebooked face-to-face meetings with other companies, it's time and cost effective way to discover new business and cooperation opportunities while expanding your contact network.

This year the event takes place in Copenhagen at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Currently only 2 companies from Estonia have signed up. However, 10 companies per country can attend free of charge, plus a travel tuition of 200 € will be covered. Others need to cover their expenses themselves. More information click here.


Deadline for registration June 1, 2012. Participation fee 200 €. Official language of the event: English.




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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. 

* Nordic Look festival 2012 on "Architecture and Urban Space" takes palce from May 15-30. More information from here.

Review of April 2012

April 18 - "A Basque Touch Mingle" with Spanish Estonian Chamber of Commerce members at restaurant-hostel Olematu Rüütel;

April 19 - a beer course with a brewer, Mr James Ramsden at Hell Hunt;

April 26 - annual general meeting of the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce at hotel Von Stackelberg.

* 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) 

* Open doors at Danish Embassy (May 12)

* A public speech by Danish ambassador at Tallinn Technical University (May 16)

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

* SEB Outlook 2012 business lunch (May 23)

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

* Women's event "Grilling, fashion and passion" (June 6)

* Nordic Open 2012 (Sept 14)

* Christmas party (Dec 7)


* 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


May 9

The Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is inviting for a morning coffee with the Estonian ambassador to Sweden, Mr Jaak Jõerüüt. More information  here.


May 12

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


May 15

The Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is inviting for a morning coffee with the Estonian ambassador to Russia, Mr Simmu Tiik. More information here. 


May 14-16

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


June 18-19

Baltic Business Arena 2012 - a Baltic Sea Region Business Matchmaking Seminar in Copenhagen, Denmark. For 10 companies from Estonia, the participation fee will be free of charge plus travel support of 200 €, the rest need to pay themselves. More information here.


News from Copenhagen Post and Baltic Business News


Governments 2020 vision has key points on education and jobs. The public sector needs to shrink, Danes have to get back to work and young people need opportunities for education and jobs. Those are some of the conclusions reached in the government's 2020 plan.  Read more.

The Danish Tax Authorities warn of biggest individual phishing scam campaign ever seen in Denmark. Skat's name and logo are being used in a professional phishing con that includes fake emails seemingly sent from the tax authority. Numerous citizens and businesses have received the fake email that poses as an official message from Skat and encourages the receiver to divulge sensitive personal details in order to collect reimbursement fees. Read more.

* Bad news continues for Vestas. The Danish windmill producer Vestas is still suffering from dire quarterly figures and may be on the verge of a major round of layoffs. Despite posting revenues of over 7 billon kroner, high costs and an increase on staff have sent Vestas tumbling to a pre-tax deficite of 1.7 billion kroner. At the same time, debts have increased dramatically 2,275 billion kroner. However, the annual expectations at the windmill giant remain the same, between 48-60 billion kroner. Vestas' troubles have been well-documented. In 2008, before the financial crisis started to grip, Vestas' share price almost topped 700 kroner, but has since dropped to 46 kroner. It was only a few weeks ago that rumors surfaced that two Chinese competitors, Goldvin and Sinovel, were considering buying Vestas, a move that could possibly spell the end of windmill production in Denmark. Read more


2012 trade fair calendar in Denmark:

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 May 22. 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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