EVENT: NECC Norwegian Business Awards and Networking Dinner 2018-04-24T06:25:32+00:00

NECC Norwegian Business Awards and Networking Dinner
Wednesday, April 25 2018
Venue: Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel (Kreutzwaldi 23, Tallinn)

Norwegian Business Awards and Gala Dinner will be an historical event this year. Together with business delegations from Norway we are celebrating Norwegian Estonian trade that has been constantly growing since the reindependence of Estonia.

We are glad to announce Norwegian Business Awards and its two categories – one for growth and one for innovation.
Cooperation between Norway and Estonia has a long list of success stories. We would like to point out the best of them and urge companies to find partners in Norway or Estonia and make good things happen. You will be noticed! 

The evening event will be arranged in cooperation with Norwegian Embassy, Norwegian Grants, Innovation Norway and Enterprise Estonia.

Eventbrite registration link is available here.

Evening agenda:

17:30 – 18:00 Gathering and networking

18:05 Opening words by NECC by the Chairman of the Board Helena Almqvist

18:10 Speech by the Norwegian State Secretary Roy Angelvik

18:20 Keynote by Innovation Norway’s Director of Private and Public Sector Innovation Mona Skaret

18:30 Keynote by Enterprise Estonia/Invest in Estonia Chairman of the Board Alo Ivask

18:40 Norwegian Business Awards Ceremony
Excellence in Growth Award
Excellence in Innovation Award

19:00 3-course Exclusive Networking Dinner and Entertainment starts 🙂

22:00 The end of the event

The event will be moderated by Member of the board of NECC / CEO of Ocean Visuals Christian Testman

Live music by Estonian superstar Liis Lemsalu

Liis Lemsalu started her career as a musician in Norway. After winning the fourth season of “Eesti otsib superstaari” (the Estonian version of Idol series), she was signed by Universal Music Group and has become one of the top Estonian female pop singers. 

Liis Lemsalu has become one of the biggest social media influencers in Estonia with over 58,000 followers on Instagram and 13,600 on Facebook. Her most popular single “Sinu ees” (“In Front of You”) has been viewed over 2.1 million times on YouTube since 2016.

 and… by one of the Estonia’s best saxophone players Virgo Veldi

 Thanks to his incredible charm and masterful playing, he is one of Estonia’s most well-known and sought after artists.

“…saxophonist Virgo Veldi produced a performance of exquisite feeling…”

Steph Power for Wales Arts Review (ISSUE 20, 2014)

Virgo Veldi obtained the MA degree cum laude from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and complemented his studies at the Sibelius Academy in Finland. He is an active freelance artist playing numerous chamber music concerts and recitals each year as well as solo performances with orchestras in Estonia and abroad.

Dress Code: Cocktail

The Networking Dinner is organized in cooperation with Royal Norwegian Embassy, Norway Grants, Innovation Norway and Enterprise Estonia.

For more information please contact Annely Särglep M: +372 510 1004

The guest list:

First Name Last Name Company
Alessandro Pericó a-Qube
Alo Ivask Enterprise Estonia
Anari Lilleoja EAS
Andreas Tiik ÖÖD
Andres Pihor Ignite – Creating Reliable Software
Andres Mellik Cognuse
Andrus Altrov Industry62
Anne Line Kaxrud Innovation Norway
Anne Lise Ryel Norwegian Cancer Society
Anne-Lise Katle Oslo kommune
Anneli Hansen Estonian Investment Agency
Anneli Laansoo Ministry of Social Affairs
Annely Särglep NECC
Anni Eerik a-Qube
Anu Eslas Estonian Defence Industry Association
Anu Adermann Chaga OÜ
Ardi Sažko Tartu University Clinic
Argo Saul Nordic Houses
Arild Grepstad Testerne
Arnfinn Erland Paulsrud Nammo Raufoss AS
Benita Haftorn Hildonen Oslo kommune
Bjørn A. Sætren Fiskeridirektoratet
Cathrine G. Jahnsen Virke, the Enterprise Federation of Norway
Christian Testman Ocean Visuals
Christine Faye Helvik Oslo kommune
Christopher Hoff IKT-norge
Dag Fodstad Crayon Group AS
Dagfinn Lohne Dugfinn OU
Denis Senkevits Lumin OÜ
DJ Romily DJ Romily
Ene Aschjem NECC
Evelyn Sepp Estonian Service Industry Association
Even Aas Kongsberg Gruppen ASA
Finn Eliassen Oslo City Legesenter AS
Frauke Muth Innovation Norway
Fredrik Winther Oslo bsuiness region
Geir Eckmann Enterprise Estonia Norway
Getter Oper Estonian Ministry of Defence
Gun Bente Johansen Norwegian Environment Agency
Gunnar Aarhus Buen Gruppen AS
Håkon Råstad NAV
Hans Christian Westlye Virke – The Enterprise Federation of Norway
Hedy Kohv Kalevi Veekekus OÜ
Helena Almqvist Protex
Helene Pachner Orkla Accounting Centre
Helene-Liis Visnapuu Nestle
Henri Klemmer Hepta Airborne
Inger Lise Strømme Oljedirektoratet
Ingvild Bryde-Erichsen Oslo kommune
Ivar Puusta Tschudi Financial Services OÜ
Jaak Tiik ÖÖD
Jaan Kelder AS GIldhall
Jaan Tulviste Cognuse
Jaanus Peetsalu DNV GL Estonia OÜ
Joakim Helland Helland Baltic
Joar Terjesen Trident Solutions AS
Johannes Dobson Kongsberg Gruppen ASA
Jon Sundby Oslo kommune
Jon Edvard Sundnes Tschudi Shipping Company AS
Jørn Johansen BioBag International
Jørund Rytman The Norwegian Association of SMEs
Jurgen Herzmann Singleton
Jurgo Prede Thinnect
Jüri Ploom Pohla & Hallmägi
Karin Kiviste Pure Dous Ltd.
Kaspar Kork Estonian Investment Agency
Katriin Veenpere Runway International
Katrin Sarap NJORD Law Firm
Katrin Saar Tschudi Ship Management AS
Katrin Sarap NJORD Law Firm
Ken Leinus Manpower
Kirsti Narinen Finnish Embassy
Kolbjørn Haarr EVRY
Küllike Kotsulim Tschudi Financial Services OÜ
Lauri Ilison Feelingstream OÜ
Leet Rauno Lember Defendec Ltd
Liis Kaljund Trident Solutions AS
Liis Uiboupin OÜ Norra Keele Keskus
Liisi Toom Personal Branding Agency
Liv Eli Lundeby Norwegian Cancer Society
Lucie Aunan Skatteetaten
Ly Kaups Cuuben OÜ
Marco Iovino SBM FastWood OÜ
Marek Laane Danske Bank A/S Estonia branch
Maret Maasalu DNV GL Estonia OÜ
Margus Pauts Nordic Houses
Mari Ulstein FSi
Marju Kullasepp Radisson Blu Olümpia
Martin Pedersen Østerdalsmia as
Mathias Thomassen Oppland County Authority
Merike Voitk DNV GL Estonia OÜ
Mihail Kulman Blue Cargo Eesti OÜ
Mihhail Sinani BLRT Grupp AS
Nancy Lyons Sletmo Oslo kommune
Nele Plutus Gateway&Partners
Nikolay Inkin Blue Cargo Eesti OÜ
Nils Kalstad Svendsen NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Njål Solland Sabi Group/ NCRS GROUP
Nora Thysse Westad Norwegian Embassy
Ole Christian Bakås Eiendomsdrift SA
Olga Niestierova Tallinn University of Technology
Oscar Andreas Aanensen Marine Aluminium Industries OÜ
Paal Aschjem Gildhall
Patrick Wullum Oslo City Legesenter AS
Priit Tohver Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs
Raido Lember Estonian Investment Agency
Raivo Maine Gildhall AS
Rando Siimon Uptime
Rauno Klettenberg FinanceEstonia
Reet Sõmer Tschudi Personnel Services
Regina Kaal ÖÖD
Rene Jõeleht Optofluid Technologies
Renna Kruusement Marine Aluminium Industries OÜ
Risto Kukk Age Com
Sergey Babichenko Ocean Visuals
Silje Bareksten Oslo bsuiness region
Steinar Hoel Korsmo Seed Forum Norway Foundation
Sten Gavronski Opus Online OÜ
Stewart Kowalski NTNU-Norwegian University of Science and Technoloy
Stig Espeseth Seaonics
Sven Rosenberg Ridango
Taavi Larionov Lumin OÜ
Tarmo Trommel Berrymush OÜ
Tarvo Õng Energia Juhtimiskeskus
Thorbjørn Sirén FurureHead Oü
Tiina Link Northern Node
Tonu Vaher ELI Ltd.
Toomas Uustalu Marine Aluminium Industries OÜ
Toomas Trommel BerrymushOÜ
Torbjørn Svensgård Norwegian Defence and Security Industries Assoc.
Tore Martin Skarpholt Ecura Helse og Omsorg AS
Torfinn Losvik Skano Group AS
Triin Solland Noya/ NCRS GROUP
Trine Radmann Norway Health Tech
Tuva Flagstad-Andersen DNVGL
Üllar Talviste LEXTAL Law Firm
Urmas Reinsberg Protex
Valdar Liive L’Advisory
Villu Reimann Estonian Investment Agency
Virgo Veldi
Virve Jogeva AS Glamox


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Established in 2007, Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce (NECC, in Norwegian: Norsk-Estisk Handelskammer, in Estonian: Norra-Eesti Kaubanduskoda) is a non-profit membership based business association for companies with Norwegian-Estonian share capital, management or co-operation. We facilitate professional networking, seminars of interests, provide relevant information regarding both Estonia and Norway and promote Norwegian companies, competence and business values.


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