Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce

Newsletter (week 22)May 29, 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

passionate women 

Wednesday, June 6,
16:00 at Von Stackelberg hotel
The shortest joke that a man has discovered is "A Man!" by an Estonian author and translator Jan Kaus. What do women do? Except receiving Nobel prizes in physics and chemistry like Marie Curie, except being attractive like Marilyn Monroe, except being role models and a finger pointers like Evelin Ilves, famous like princess Diane? BBC has published an article pointing out 78 differences between men and women. But aren't we what we choose to be?
We are inviting women to a special event arranged for them including topics on gender quotes, salary differences, HR, fashion, design, beer (!), a good network of contacts and a lovely grill-dinner in open air (in case of unsuitable weather, the event is held indoors).
Read the full invite here and invite a friend to come along to enjoy this exciting summerish event. Registration open till June 4 at 12:00. Participation fee for DECC members 30€ till May 31 and 36€ for non-members, later registration 40 € at seminar@decc.ee See you all on June 6th!

  Invitation to the opening of 

Danish design showroom NORR11


We're glad to invite you to an opening of a Danish interior design showroom NORR11 on May 31 at 19:00, Rotermanni 5 / Roseni 10. The entrance is from Rotermann center's atrium.


NORR11 will welcome you with modern design, wine, snacks, music, and surprises. Please respond to the invite with a RSVP to showroomtallinn@norr11.com or call to 5673 3490.


* It is possible to take a look at the NORR11 selection of goods at www.norr11.com


chambers football 

Review on the International Chambers' of Commerce 
Football Tournament 2012 powered by Sampo Pank
Congrats to the Brits for the first prize, for the Germans for the 2nd prize
 and the Americans for the 3rd prize! 
For the 3rd year in a row, the international chambers of commerse (American, British, Danish, Finnish, German, Spanish, Swedish and Junior Chamber International) competed in football. Just like the previous years, the British team managed to beat all the rest and take the winners cup back home. The Danish team though involved the most national players consisting 80% of Danes. Our captain, Marius was very pleased with the team and is ready to keep the players busy all through summer until the next traditional competition against the Swedes, September 15th.
Here's the link to chamber's photo gallery to photos taken at the tournament. Also, in case there's someone interested to join with the Danish football team still, or you know a football-playing Dane then send us an e-mail to info@decc.ee for further matches in the future.
We thank all our sponsors Sampo Pank, Nowaco, Ergo, Rimi, FtR Consultants, Saku Ã*lletehas for supporting the event! Our special thanks to the photographers Ivar and Eero who took great photos of the event for us to remember!


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.


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.


* 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

* Danish Design gala-reception, opening of NORR11 (May 31)

* Professional, Passionate and Philanthropic Women (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


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


Arla plans a huge merger. The Danish-Swedish diary cooperative Arla Foods announced in a statement that it is planning two mergers. If approved, Arla plans to engulf Milch-Union Hocheifel, Germany's eighth-largest dairy, and Milk Link, the fourth-largest dairy in Britain. The mergers would increase Arla's annual revenue by nine billion kroner. "Each of these three companies seek to create value for shareholders in the form of strong milk prices," Peder Tuborgh, Arla's chief executive, said in a statement. "If these plans are realised, our futures and ability to deliver results will be strengthened." Read more.

Tax on sugar not so sweet for business. The new tax being imposed on manufactured goods that contain sugar - products such as jams and ketchup - will cause companies to layoff employees and, in some cases, completely shut down factories. Seven out of ten food manufacturers surveyed by Dansk Industri (DI) said that they will be forced to cut their number of employees when the tax takes effect next year. Fully one third of those surveyed said they will layoff one out of every ten workers. The survey of 32 companies included some of the country's largest food manufacturers like Arla and Danish Crown. Altogether, the companies employ about 5,000 people nationwide. "Businesses cannot take anymore," said Ole Linnet Juul from DI. "First a fat tax and now a sugar tax. Does the government just want companies to shut down?" DI fears that as many as 1,200 manufacturing jobs could be at risk.  Read more. 

* Beer and wine sales plummet in the first quarter.Beer and wine sales fell by seven percent in the first financial quarter, and retailers suggest that tax increases and more Danes than ever taking their booze business down south are the reasons. According to the Coop shopping chain, one of the main catalysts occurred on January 1 when the government raised wine taxes by 3.50 kroner a litre and beer taxes by seven kroner per crate. "It's not because the Danes suddenly became teetotalers on New Year's Day," Coop food manager Jens Visholm told Politiken newspaper. "There are indications that convey that they are simply driving to the borders and getting their wine and beer there."

And it seems like it's mostly people living in the rural areas that are driving down to Germany to restock their booze shelves. Coop recently made a regional examination of their wine and beer sales and concluded that in Copenhagen sales had only fallen by a couple percent while in southern Jutland, sales had dropped by a staggering 20 percent. "The sales deficits are larger the closer you get to the German border," Visholm told Politiken. "This decrease has already resulted in lost jobs. That's how unforgiving it is in reality." Read more



2012 trade fair calendar in Denmark:

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 June 12. 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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