Newsletter April 2015

Chairman’s Corner – Emil Hauch Jensen


Dear Members and friends of the Chamber!

Our renewed board of DCCC Shanghai is fully in gear for organizing and preparing activities for the spring and autumn season. In May and June, we are going to hold a row of exciting events – from exclusive wine tasting and lectures by prominent speakers, such as Ambassador Friis Arne Pedersen and Mary Boyd from the Economist Group, to our regular HR and Accompanying Spouses Working group meetings, just to mention a few.

In the autumn, we are bringing some surprise guests from Denmark to entertain you, and we kindly ask you to already now mark in your calendars September 4th for our Welcome Back BBQ and October 24th for the Business Person of Year Gala Ball.

We are proud and happy to have 1,000 followers on our mailing list, both members and non-members. Hereby, I would like to make a special appeal to our non-member friends to tell you why it would be useful and practical for you to join us:

  • DCCC is the most important Business Network in Shanghai for Danes and people with affiliation to Danish Businesses, serving you high quality events focused on sharing of best practices for conducting successful business in China.
  • A membership gives you, your staff and your family members access to our events and training courses (in English and Chinese) at member price.
  • In 2014, the Shanghai chamber hosted and co-hosted 70+ events and 12 Danish Fridays, with almost 2,000 participants.

You are always welcome to inquire more information about membership from our secretariat by sending an e-mail to our Event Manager Laura Li,

I wish you all happy May holidays and hope that our busy members and friends can get a short, but much appreciated break to enjoy the pleasant spring weather!


Emil Hauch Jensen
Chairman of the Board, DCCC Shanghai Chapter


Why are people and companies joining DCCC? We asked the following question among our  members:

“What are the benefits for you of being a member of DCCC?”

Please read some of the answers below:

“For my company, DCCC arranges a lot of relevant Business events which brings learning to my team and myself, including training in Chinese!
Socially, DCCC in Shanghai, Beijing and South China is the key institution for arranging a lot of great events/parties which is equally important.
So all in all, DCCC is an important institution to support with a membership so it can keep developing and maintaining the good events!“

Jens Purup Krog, Access People
Corporate member

“Paustian International has been a corporate member of the Danish Chambers of Commerce in Shanghai for 5years, everyone within our company has access to a wide range of benefits that offers us plenty of opportunities to get involved in activities that will allow us to grow professionally as well as individually.
As a member you stay connected to a network of the Danish’s most influential and dynamic companies – of all sizes and in all sectors – forging high-level business relationships at exclusive events.”

Trine Roland Westergaard, Paustian
Corporate member

“Exchanging information with other executives in a foreign and different country benefits not only the company but myself as an individual.
Working and living in a foreign country like China is all about networking, and I think the best way to start is at the DCCC.”

Jonas Frank, Martin Bencher Group
Corporate member

“DCCC helps me get more involved in Danish culture. I am able to be exposed to the up-to-date information and meet people from different fields in Danish organizations.
Moreover, supportive talents here will help you broaden business as well as professional development opportunities through DCCC various networks.”

Han Yu Sun
Individual member



Did you miss our Easter Lunch on April 11th at Mi Thai?

Here are some highlights:

(Photo collage by Laura Li)


Save the dates:


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      We are Pleased to Welcome the Following New Members:

      Corporate Member:

      M+R Spedag Group is a Swiss based international Forwarding & Logistics Company with more than 1,000 employees at 42 locations in 22 countries. M+R Spedag manages Seafreight, Airfreight, Warehouse-Logistics, Value Added Service, and comprehensive IT Systems. With offices first in Hong Kong, Taipei and Singapore, its operation has now grown into a sizeable network with offices in most major trading centers in Asia.

      Individual Members: 
      Thomas Lindy Sorensen
      Fei Wang

      Student Member: 
      Emil Elgaard


      News from our members

      China Experience is looking for an intern! Download the job description here.



      Up-Date From The Royal Danish Consulate

      Denmark joins Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

      On the 28th of March, Denmark as the first Nordic country confirmed its intention to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member.
      Denmark and China have previously worked together on a number of development projects including in August 2014, where a new multilateral initiative to boost renewable energy technology transfer between China, Ghana and Zambia was financed by Denmark and UNDP.
      “I am very happy that our government has taken this step. I find it only natural and logical. This year Denmark and China are celebrating our 65th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties, and already in 2008 our two countries signed a comprehensive strategic partnership,” says Mr. Friis Arne Petersen, Ambassador of Denmark to China.

      The General Consulate in Shanghai holds tourist agencies meeting
      On 25th March ten representatives from local tourist agencies in Shanghai met with the visa department head of the Consulate General in Shanghai.
      Mogens Pedersen, head of the visa department, welcomed all attending travel agencies and proceeded with a short introduction on the ADS system.
      These annual meetings intend to uphold and reinforce the legal procedures related to visa applications between the ADS accredited travel agencies and the Consulate General. The ADS system – Accredited Destination Service, is a service that enables smoother processing of visa for tourists using the ADS accredited travel agencies, when traveling to Denmark. This will in the end secure a better service for the clients and an easier travel booking.

      Danish Ambassador attends annual Global Ambassador Forum
      The Danish Ambassador to China attended the Global Ambassador Forum held by the Global Times newspaper, this year’s focus is on green city planning.
      On the 17th of April, Danish Ambassador to China, Friis Arne Petersen, attended the Global Times’ Global Ambassador Forum. To celebrate the anniversary, diplomats and experts from several different countries were invited to share their home nations’ experiences and views on this year’s topic: Building smart and green cities.

      Consul General attends opening of Shanghai’s first Danish hot dog stand
      On 24th April the Consul General Nicolai Prytz enjoyed a traditional Danish hotdog together with the co-founder Ms Tina Damsgaard Nielsen and invited business partners and media. The Danish hot dog stand “The Little Mermaid”, is located on Yongkang Road and will be serving traditional Danish hotdogs. Ms. Tina Damsgaard Nielsen hopes to continue the Danish fast food tradition in Shanghai.

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      Upcoming Events 

      • Tuesday May 12th 2015            Emerging Leaders – Presentation Skills
      • Tuesday May 12th 2015            Danish-Chinese Gastronomic Event
      • Wednesday May 13th 2015       Accompanying Spouses Working Group event
      • Friday May 16th 2015                Nordic event: IPR Training for SMEs
      • Friday May 15th 2015                Danish Friday
      • Tuesday May 19th 2015            Tax & Law Event
      • Friday May 22nd 2015               Wine Tasting with Wines of Chile Association
      • Thursday May 28th 2015           My China Story by Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen
      • Tuesday June 2nd 2015            Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius 150th Anniversary Concert
      • Thursday June 4th 2015            Emerging Leaders – How to Develop the Leader in You
      • Tuesday June 9th 2015              Lecture by Mary Boyd, The Economist Group
      • Friday June 19th 2015               Danish Friday
      • Friday June 26th 2015               Summer InterChamber Mixer

      To sign up for any of the above events please write to Laura Li at


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