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Estonian Week, where business owners from Estonia came to Denmark in the hope of collaborating with business owners in Vordingborg. Delegates from the Estonian Embassy also participated in the event. “There was a local company that had a connection to an Estonian company, so we thought it could be interesting to stimulate collaboration between our two countries. In fact, it has already led to a couple of companies being founded, and hopefully it can lead to even more commerce in the future,” says Sørensen and adds that the Estonian Week will be a recurring event. “The barriers between our two countries are almost non-existent, and we share a history with King Valdemar and the flag falling down from the sky in Tallinn in 1219 – so in
many ways it makes sense to extend our partnership.”
Expanding the horizon Since the collaboration with Estonian companies has been such a success so far, Business Vordingborg is planning to copy that formula onto other countries. “We have companies here who work close together with companies in Finland, so that is something we are looking into,” says Sørensen. “Just as in the case of Estonia, the cultural barriers are almost non-existent and we know that the Finnish market is very attractive for some of our local companies. In the future we will try to create more opportunities for commerce for the companies in the municipality. We will do whatever we can to make life easier for new and existing companies in Vordingborg.”
FACTS ABOUT VORDINGBORG: Advantages of basing your business in Vordingborg: - The position of Vordingborg Municipality as a central business centre will be enforced in coming years, due to future capital investments. - Low prices on industrial sites, zero building tax and a reasonable tax rate reduces costs remarkably compared to other municipalities. - Businesses in Vordingborg Municipality have a good range of both skilled and unskilled labour, and good motorway and railway connections make it easy for employees to commute from other areas in Denmark. - Business Vordingborg offers sparring and guidance, free of charge, for both Danish and foreign businesses.
For more information, please visit: www.vordingborgerhverv.dk
Left: Left to right: CEO of Vordingborg Business, Susanne Kruse Sørensen, ambassador Søren Kelstrup, co-owner of Bryghuset Møn, Kasper Bøgedal, and business service manager at Vordingborg Business, Dan Holck-Hansen. Right: Opening at GlaSign Glaskunst. Owner Marianne Lynge (left) and CEO of Vordingborg Business, Susanne Kruse Sørensen. Bottom: Delegates from Vordingborg Business, Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Estonia, local Danes and Estonian company owners, the Estonian Embassy as well as the ambassador.
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Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with Swedish skiing ace Charlotte Kalla.