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Aug 22nd, 2017

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e-ESTONIA - explore the most advanced digital society!

Wednesday 27/09 - 8:45 (am) - 5:00 (pm)
Venue: Oslo Opera Theatre

NECC in cooperation with Estonian Embassy in NorwayEnterprise 
Estonia and Innovation Norway goes to Oslo Innovation Week on Sept 26-28!

Do you wish to meet the most important innovation and e-services related doers in Estonia and Norway? This is the place! Come yourself and invite all your Norwegian friends! :)

Besides the access to many OIW eventsNECC members can apply for 
ministand (includes screen and bar table) without any cost at the seminar venue on Wed, Sept 27th.

PS! If you decide to attend at OIW e-Estonia event, you will also be invited by Norwegian Ambassador to Estonia Dagfinn Sørli to his residence on Thursday, Sept 14th for a little information meeting regarding the political and economic situation in Norway and meet other attendees. During mentioned pre-event our members of the board, Helena Almqvist and Christian Testman, will also share their wide experiences of doing business between Norway and Estonia.

e-Estonia seminar info:

Named “the most advanced digital society in the world" e-Estonia’s success relies on a clever infrastructure that has made it possible to build a safe e-services ecosystem. An important part of this ecosystem is flexibility and the ability to integrate its different parts while improving e-services and allowing government systems to grow.

At the event, you will get first-hand information from Norwegian and Estonian experts working with Innovation, e-governance, e-health, 
cyber security, in both public and private sectors. In addition, you will be able to meet and mingle, to discuss your own business case with other participants, who are working to solve the similar challenges, but from different angles. 

8:45 - 9:30 Doors Open + Coffee and a small breakfast

9:35 - 9:45 Introduction by the moderator Aet Rahe

9:45 Opening words by the Estonian Ambassador 
Ms Janne Jõesaar-Ruusalu

9:50 e-Government, a glimpse of e-Estonia: How did Estonia become considered as one of the most technologically advanced societies in the world? Siim Sikkut, CIO of the Government of Estonia
Debate: The Nordic-Baltic region is ready to take the lead in digitization of Europe. Ministers responsible for digital development have signed a declaration for cooperation between the Nordic and Baltic countries. What are the next steps for moving from the declaration to practice?

10:45 - 11:00 Break

11:05 - 11:50 Estonia is a global leader in 
cyber security. What were the decisions behind today’s safety?
Klaid Mägi, Head of CERT-EE, the Estonian governmental incident response team that is handling cyber incidents in Estonian networks on the national level.

11:50 - 12:30 Three hot topics in e-Health: Building citizen-driven demand in e-Health, e-Health supporting the value driven and sustainable health and social services, and e-Health as a driver of innovation and economic development
Piret Hirv, Ministry of Social Affairs of the Republic of Estonia gives an overview about the hot e-Health topics that Estonia brings up during the EU Presidency.

12:30 - 1:30 (PM) LUNCH + Mingle

1:35 (PM) Introduction to the afternoon session by moderator Aet Rahe. Get a glimpse of the industries and institutions that have played a role in the digitalization of Estonia and learn about the experience from Norwegian companies doing business in Estonia.

1:35 (PM) - 2:00 (PM) The ease of doing innovation in e-Estonia
Anna Piperal, Managing Director of the e-Estonia Showroom + Experience from Norwegian companies: Christian Testman, CEO of Ålesund-based ICD Industries, Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce's member of the board.

2:00 (PM) - 2:45 (PM) Public-private partnership
The new tax declaration service that enables 
SME-s to declare labor taxes automatically in a bank while transferring money. Presented by Ms Evelyn Liivamägi, the head and co-author of vision and strategy behind the new tax management system of Estonian Tax Department that will be launched by the end of 2018.

2:45 (pm) -3:00 (pm) Break

3:00 (pm) - 4:00 (pm) Best practice in Innovation & Smart City. Smart: Governance, infrastructure, transport and 
See the solutions and the innovative environment in cities which will boost the and bring together businesses, citizens, public authorities, R&D institutes and structures that support innovation.

Information about evening event hosted by Estonian Ambassador in Norway Ms Janne Jõesaar-Ruusalu will come shortly. Be prepared for a really great evening :)

PPS! - you need to cover the costs of your own travel and accommodation!

Constantly updated e-Estonia event program can be found here.

For more information please call to our CEO Annely Särglep +372 510 1004 or send an e-mail by simply pushing the "Ask for more information!" button below :)

Ask for more information!

NECC Kick-off with Kaja Kallas "Political trends in EU and Estonia"

Registration deadline is TODAY!

The event will take place on Thursday, Aug 24th, 2017 at 14:30 - 18:00, in Radisson Hotel Olümpia (Restaurant Senso's banquet hall), Liivalaia 33, Tallinn.

Members only!

14:30 Gathering, networking 

15:00 NECC greetings and news by Helena Almqvist, Chairman of the Board
15:15 EU and Estonia grants and funds update by Enterprise Estonia.

16:00 Speech by Kaja Kallas "Political trends in EU and Estonia"

Kaja Kallas is an Estonian politician and most visible Member of the European Parliament on digital issues. She is a member of the Reform Party, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.
She has previously worked as an attorney-at-law, specialized in European and Estonian competition law and been a Member of the Parliament of Estonia.
Among other interesting topics, she speaks about AI, "Digital Single Market", "European Energy Security" and "New Reality of Work". 

You can find more info about Kaja Kallas here.

Follow her on Twitter and on Instagram.
Her blog is here.

17:00 Networking, drinks and snacks. 

18:00 End of the official part 

18:15 Possibility to visit Radisson BLU Olümpia's newly renovated conference center, SPA and wellness center with beautiful view over Tallinn Old Town and hotel rooms.
ca 18:30 Possibility to have dinner in restaurant Senso with the special offer for NECC members.

The event is free of charge and meant for NECC members only.

The seminar is organized in cooperation with Radisson BLU Hotel Olümpia.

Sign up here TODAY!


3rd Foreign Chambers' Golf Tournament

The event will take place on Tuesday, 29 August @ Niitvälja Golf

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 3rd Foreign Chambers’ Golf Tournament! 
The invitation is distributed among the Finnish, Swedish, American, Danish, Norwegian and German-Baltic Chambers of Commerce.


The first tee is at 2 PM. We will enjoy a light dinner at approximately 7.30 PM accompanied by the award ceremony. 
The participation fee is 39 EUR / player. The fee includes participation,
dinner and prizes. 
Everyone pays their own green fee. For other clubs’ playing right holders, the green fee is 55 EUR.

Registration is open until Wednesday, 23 August

Golf Tournament registration link

We need your help with your company related information!

Our new web page will be modern, informative, simple to use and most of all - offers better visibility for our members!

Our summer-job is on the end of the line - we are almost ready to launch our new website!
Since the main reason people visit our chamber's website is to know more about our members, we thought that we need to find a better way to introduce them.

Here is the info I need (use the pre-filled e-mail by pushing the "Company information for new website" button below!).

1) Your company name (the whole official name)
2) Company logo
3) 3-4 sentences that describe your company the best.
4) Contact person
5) Contact person's e-mail (please use e-mail that really belongs to contact person, not general e-mail)
6) Max 5 industry #tag's that describe your company and its products/services

Your information will be inserted to our web page in one week after it arrives in my mailbox :)

If you have any questions, please contact our CEO Annely Särglep

Company information for new website


AMCHAM invites:
Annual Meeting with Prime Minister Jüri Ratas

Wednesday, September 6 at 12.00 - 14.00
Blackheads' House (Pikk 26, Tallinn)

COST: NECC members 40 EUR + VAT, non-members 55 EUR + VAT

Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 30th.

A cancellation/no-show fee is 45 EUR + VAT per person, will be charged for cancellations made after August 30 and/or for registered participants not showing up.

The registration form and attendees list are available under "Register here" button. Please refer that you are representing Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce.

Register here!

AHK invites:
Oktoberfest in Tallinn

No need to go to Germany for taking part in an Oktoberfest this year! Arranged by the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce, NECC’s members are welcome to join their Oktoberfest in Tallinn on Friday, 29 September.

Date and time: 29 September from 19.00 and onwards.
Venue: Kochi Aidad, Lootsi 10, Tallinn.

Cost: 65 EUR + VAT per person. A limited number of VIP tables for 8 persons and including promotion of your company is available at a total cost of 1.000 EUR plus VAT per table.

VIP table package includes:
• Oktoberfest atmosphere with Oktoberfest beer, German food and live music
• Table for eight persons (incl. food and beverage)
• Presentation of the company’s logo on the advertisement material of the event
 (invitations, tickets, menu)
• Logo of the company on location
• Promotion of your company’s products or services (e.g. prize competition, lottery,
 food tasting etc.– please contact us and we will discuss the opportunities)
• Placement of your company’s logo on the AHK events website with link
to the company’s website
Price of VIP-table: 1000 EURO
The number of VIP tables is limited
Deadline for table booking is 20th of August 2017

Registration for the event is open. Ask for more from NECC's CEO Annely Särglep by either calling to her mobile +372 510 1004 or sending a pre-filled e-mail by pushing the button "Oktoberfest registration" below.

Very welcome to join and please note that Dirndl & Lederhosen are welcomed for this evening.
Oktoberfest registration


 NJORD Advokaadibüroo OÜ

NJORD is a law firm with a Nordic profile and a global mindset. With our unique Nordic and Baltic structure, we can provide individual solutions covering several countries. 
Their approach is to stay a few steps ahead, which is essential to ensure the best service for our clients.
awarded with Quality Management Certificate by the Estonian Bar Association, which is an acknowledgement for a high standard of services and managerial processes.

Contact person: Karolina Ullman, partner, Attorney at Law (Estonia), Advokat (Sweden)



Kalev Spa Hotel & Water Park

Kalev Spa Hotel & Water Park is located next to one the main sights in Estonia – the beautiful Old Town of Tallinn. Here, you can get a good night’s sleep and take care of your body and spirit! Our beauty and wellness center has a comprehensive menu of massage therapies, health procedures and a whole range of facial, body and beauty treatments.
Your energy levels are kept up by our restaurant Linda with European cuisine that uses local fresh ingredients to prepare delectable dishes. To enhance the visitors' further experiences we currently renovate our water park and fitness center. Various attractions, relaxation areas, saunas, and bubble baths will be added inside the water park, as well as outside on the terrace. The 50 m swimming pool popular among both hobbyists and professional swimmers will also be re-opened. The sports club will become larger and more spacious.
You are welcome to improve your health, spend a relaxing time and visit the city!

Contact person: Hedy Kohv


NECC accounting and finances are done by our partner IMG Numeri.

Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa


Upcoming events - Save the dates!

NECC related events:
Aug 24th (2:30 PM) - Kick-off with Kaja Kallas 
Aug 28th (2 PM) - Foreign Chambers Golf Tournament in Niitvälja (registration needed!)
Sept 27th (9 AM) - Oslo Innovation Week OIW Estonian day in Oslo Opera House
Oct 24-25th - Manufuture 2017 - Industry 4.0 international conference (special invitations for NECC members will be sent shortly)
Nov 23rd - Lytefisk Dinner in Vihula Manor (more information coming soon)
Dec 5th - Christmas Reception at Ambassador's Residence

Other interesting events available for our members:
Oct 6th (9 AM) - Nordic Baltic Business Forum in Riga (more info coming soon)
Nov 17-26th - Norwegian Week in Vihula Manor (more info coming soon)
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