NECC 10th Anniversary Dinner pics, New Board + Chairman, Upcoming Events...
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April 4th 2017

NECC Newsletter

News from NECC, our members and related organizations.


NECC's New Board and New Chairman of the Board

Our 10th Anniversary AGM brought some great changes into our board. From now on the new board will be led by beautiful and smart Helena Almqvist who is the CEO of innovative (smart)textile company Protex Balti.
The new Vice Chairman is Argo Saul who is Founder, Owner and CEO of Nordic Houses - timber-frame buildings production company, which mainly exports to Norway.

NECC's Board from March 30th 2017:

1. Helena Almqvist, Chairman of the Board
2. Argo Saul, Vice Chairman
3. Katrin Saar (Insurance and Communication Specialist at Tschudi Ship Management AS)
4. Christian Testman (CEO of Industries Holding OÜ)
5. Jüri Ploom (Partner at Pohla&Hallmägi Law Firm)
6. Martin Pedersen (CEO of ØSTERDALSMIA AS)
7. Virve Jõgeva (CEO of Glamox)



The summary of our entertaining dinner and AGM 

Our dinner and AGM were such a success! Thank you all who participated :) 65 seats to our dinner were sold out and I'm sure all of the guests got so much more than they expected. 
Food by Vladislav Djatšuk was delicious, songs by Siv Jakobsen made you travel the universe with her deep and beautiful voice, Aksel Kolstad and his cultural stand-up was so much fun! AND our ambassador Dagfinn Sørli made jokes so great that will be spread for the whole year :)

Our new Chairman Helena Almqvist made a lovely speech which encouraged all of us to help this organization to grow to be The Best Nordic Chamber Abroad and we can do it only while being Stronger Together :)

Thank you, Christian Testman, for doing such a great job as a moderator. You are the best!

Special thanks will go to Enterprise Estonia, Norwegian Embassy and Nordic Houses!

Click here to see the photos!


ATTENTION: Event together with AMCHAM this Thursday, April 6th! Reserve your seat TODAY to meet the coolest Estonian tech woman in the world - Kristel Kruustük, CEO of Testlio!

The event will take place this Thursday, April 6th at 15:30 - 18:00 in Coca Cola Plaza.
Ticket for the event costs 10 EUR and it includes event participation, snacks and film screening.

Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates. By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA. Through compelling interviews, artistic animation and clever flashpoints in popular culture, CODE documentary examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in this national crisis. Expert voices from the worlds of tech, psychology, science, and education are intercut with inspiring stories of women who are engaged in the fight to challenge complacency in the tech industry and have their voices heard. CODE aims to inspire change in mindsets, in the educational system, in startup culture and in the way women see themselves in the field of coding.


Director of the film “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap”, USA

As a business woman, a longtime professional photographer, and a social entrepreneur, Robin's most recent award-winning film, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2015, and has caught the attention of the international tech industry and of policy makers in Washington, DC and abroad.
Robin is recipient of the 2016 National Political Women's Caucus President's Award.

Founder & CEO of TESTLIO, Estonia

Kristel is the Founder and CEO of an Estonian tech company TESTLIO. Testlio helps businesses deliver amazing customer experiences by providing a community of highly vetted testers and an end-to-end QA management platform. Kristel leads a team that works around the clock and around the world.

Reserve your seat TODAY!

Joint chambers event at Jazzkaar 25.04.2017

Last year we had a great Nordic Chambers' joint Jazzkaar event. Let's make it a tradition! This year we will have a mingling and listen to the Jazzkaar's tribute concert to Ella Fitzgerald. Her music will be performed by Estonian absolute top Jazz divas Liisi Koikson, Sofia Rubina, Susanna Aleksandra together with Latvian Intars Busulis accompanied by Estonian Dream Big Band.

The concert will take place at 18:00 on April 25th in Vaba Lava, Telliskivi Quarter, Tallinn. 
The fee for this event is 20 EUR per person

Please let us know if you are interested in the event. We need this info for organizing the mingling before the concert.

More info regarding the mingling before concert is coming soon!

I'm interested in Jazzkaar event!

Outdoor Session: Let's do it World in cooperation with Nordic Houses!

The day will take place in the end of April or in May 2017 - stay tuned!

First event in our NEW Outdoor Sessions event series!

The main purpose of the day
 is the contribution to the civil society in Estonia by promoting active attitude, strengthening local communities and supporting the development of local leaders (something in common with Norwegians, right?). 

This year we are going to plant trees in cooperation with Nordic Houses. More information regarding the event will be published in next newsletter.


The day of collective action that has been taking place in different forms all over Estonia since the year 2008. In 2008 people got together to clean Estonia from illegal garbage, in 2009 people gathered together to generate good ideas and from 2010-2016 there have been several different actions (Estonian: talgud) all over Estonia. Every community, organization or active citizen decided by themselves what needed to be done and asked other people to join according to that.  

You can find our more about Estonian's global initiative here!

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