Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel
Dear Members and Friends of DCCC – Shanghai/East China,
The summer of 2020 will probably be remembered by many as a different summer at least for most of us, being “stuck” inside China offered a good chance to look around at the many very interesting sites there are to be found, but it also separated many from visiting family and friends back “home”, so hopefully those who were not able to leave China this summer will get a chance around X-mas time, provided that Covid-19 travel restrictions have eased off somehow.
DCCC have managed to help several members and their respective families back to China – a very big thank you to Mathias Boyer (DCCC Beijing) for putting in a huge effort to this success. There are however still members, families and friends stranded outside China, so DCCC will continue its work assisting as many as possible to return to a normal business life in China.
Autumn is normally a busy season for a number of DCCC get-togethers and our 20-anniversary year 2020 is no exception, we look forward to some relaxing times, so please support the upcoming events both as sponsors, but more importantly as participants.
Remember we will as usual hand out prices at our Annual Gala Ball on 31. Oct. to the Business Person -, Young Professional – and Entrepreneur – of the Year. So please make sure to nominate as many candidates as possible not to make it too easy for the judging committee – contact DCCC Shanghai GM – Laura firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help with forms or have any questions in this relation.
There are clear signs that the expat community is shrinking not only amongst Danes in Shanghai/China, but amongst all nationalities, it there very important that we keep up the DCCC network and create value for our members. So should you as a member know of someone who is not currently a member then please help to spread with word of them becoming a member of DCCC.
The 3 DCCC chambers Shanghai, Beijing and South China, will therefore start the work to bring the 3 chambers closer together, so that we support all Danish companies and companies who wishes to be our members across China, irrespective of location. Many of our larger member also have operations in all 3 locations, so it only makes sense to integrate i.e. membership and other administrative operations across China. There will of course be limitations to how many would start travelling all over China for smaller events, but we need to make sure that our members feel welcome in any place irrespective of membership location.
Our Young Professional (YP) are “desperately” looking for new members, so make sure to spread the word – contact Lars email@example.com for more info.
We have already had a couple of interesting events in Shanghai, but as you can see below many more are coming-up in the months to come:
Events in July and August:
11th July DCCC & YP Mikkeller Mixer (around 45 people attended)
25th August Online event: Policy Introduction on MNC’s Regional Headquarter and R&D Center
26th August DCCC & DCBF Webinar: B2B Lead Generation Funnel
Events in September and October:
1st September DCCC & DCBF Webinar: How to Conduct Online Consumer Research & Direct Online Sales in China
4th September Joint Nordic event: Transfer Pricing & Customs Talks together with PwC
4th September Nordic Afterwork in Shanghai
3rd September to 10th November Our updated Chinese Training Program will start. In Chinese and very useful for Chinese staff in Nordic companies.
18th September Danish Friday
23rd September Shanghai Position Paper from EU Chamber
31st October BPOY Gala Ball 2020 (DCCC 20 year Anniversary)
Chairman DCCC-Shanghai/East China
Danes Worldwide Corner
While Summer School 2020 was canceled, as you know, due to the corona situation, we are busy planning for Summer School 2021 (7-23 July).Summer School offers instruction in Danish and the culture of Denmark to students aged 10-17 who live outside Denmark. It’s a unique opportunity to reinforce knowledge of Denmark and the Danish language and to build relationships with other students living outside Denmark.Registration is now open, and the administrative enrollment fee is waived until 31 October 2020.
We very much look forward to seeing all the students – new ones as well as “old” ones – next summer.
Find out more about Summer School and register here.
Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – June 2020
Martin Rune HoxerMy name is Martin Hoxer, and I am the new Executive Director of Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai. I come from a similar position in Seoul, and I am very excited to be able to continue the work here in Shanghai – helping Danish companies and research institutions find partners and opportunities here in China. I am married to Christina and we have two boys, Gustav and Johan aged 15 and 12, who are going to attend the British International School Shanghai (BISS). I am very much looking forward to this exciting new position, the experiences here in Shanghai and to network with all of you.
Thomas Trøst Hansen
My name is Thomas Trøst Hansen, and I am the new innovation attaché in Shanghai. For the past 10 years, I have worked with national and international science and innovation policy in the Danish Agency for Science and Education, the Danish National Research Foundation and most recently as an industrial PhD student at Wonderful Copenhagen. I look forward to helping Danish research and education environments navigate China and Shanghai in particular. I have arrived with my wife Ana and our two children – Ivan and Vita – 5 and 3 years old. They will attend SCIS. I look so much forward to meeting you.
Preparations for the next CIIE in November is well under way, this year the Consulate General will host a 300m2 pavilion together with DI, Food Nation and 23 Danish food companies. The pavilion will also be used for livestreaming with one of China largest online E-commerce platform’s Pingduoduo highlighting Danish products, signing ceremonies between Danish and Chinese companies, business seminars and B2B meetings.
The Consulate General is working on a fully digitalized studio, which can be used for webinars, conferences and direct online marketing to promote Danish and Chinese competences and commercial products. Danish Companies will be able to use the studio for livestreaming of E-Commerce events.
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Early Bird Offer for Business Person of the Year 2020
Did you miss any of our events in July/August?
Here are some highlights:
(Photos by Laura)
Sep 1 DCCC & DCBF Webinars: How to Conduct Online Consumer Research & Direct Online Sales in China
Sep 3 Emerging Leaders: Assertiveness and Accountability
Sep 4 Transfer Pricing & Customs Talks together with PwC
Sep 4 Nordic Afterwork in Shanghai
Sep 18 Danish Friday
Sep 23 Shanghai Position Paper from EU Chamber
Sep 24 Emerging Leaders: Working Effectively – Focus on Nordic Cultures
October 31 DCCC Business Person of the Year Gala Ball 2020