Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen
Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,
Happy New Year 2018 and farewell to the year of the Rooster!
Since our last newsletter many things have happened and we want to share them with you.
As many of you probably noticed, once again we hold breaking record and successful Danish Christmas dinner & Party at Henkes Saturday on the 9th of December. We had traditional Danish X-mas dishes with free flow of beer and snaps (actually many participants were surprised about the big amount of snaps – imaging that). We also had lucky draw prizes and nothing of that will be possible without the support of our sponsors, so once again big thanks to our sponsors for the snaps and lucky draw prizes etc.
As already announced and to keep our new tradition to help developing leaders, this January we start a new program of Emerging Leaders Training. Furthermore, we had many other events, both own as well shared with other chambers of commerce as: China after the Congress- new reforms or economic downturn; New Anti-Unfair Competition law and Belt and Road – Business Across Asia and Beyond event.
The 30th of January we held the first official meeting with all the 3 DCCC chapters chairmen and administrative teams representing North China, South China and Central China.
It was very nice to start for real, our cooperation and discover the big potential we have now, to offer better activities / events for our members across China.
At the same time we agreed on the ground rules for communication with other associations / authorities to stay stronger, more professional and better defending our members interests. We all agreed that it is the right time to increase this cooperation and benefit from each other’s experiences, contacts, know how etc. So we are looking forward for a great year for all the DCCC members in China.
The Chinese New Year is almost already here so we will have a slow February month regarding activities from DCCC, but we are quite sure that you will find other options as well time to be with your beloved ones.
After the Chinese New Year, more exactly the 15th March 2018 we will hold our Annual General Meeting and we hope that many of you will join it. This year is very special for different reasons, firstly because we are going to introduce different modifications to our Bylaws and that need to be approved by the voting members (corporate members), secondly we have many new candidates to become members of the board and it will be a good opportunity to meet them and finally the AGM is your opportunity to share your opinion / whishes with the board. Please remember that if you have anything that you want to be discussed at the AGM, we need to get this information / input before the 13th of February because of the Chinese New Year. Even we have already many candidates to the board, if you want or know someone that you will recommend as a candidate, keep in mind that we also need this information very soon and before the 13th of February 2018.
On the 24th of March we are going to celebrate Easters, so reserve the date and remember the other important ones:
Welcome back BB 07/09/2018
X-mas Party 08/12/2018
We welcome our new corporate member: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 AND HAPPY DOG YEAR!
Poul G. Kristensen
Easter Lunch : Mar 24, 2018
Welcome Back BBQ : Sept 7, 2018
BPOY 2018 : Nov 3, 2018
Danish Christmas Party : Dec 8, 2018
Here are some highlights:
After Work Nordic Cocktails at El Santo on the 12th of January
(Photos by Sofia and Estefania)
China after the Congress: New Reforms or Economic Downturns
on the 18th of January at the Westin Bund Hotel
(Photos by Maria)
Danish Friday on the 19th of January at Colca Bar
Belt and Road: Business across Asia and Beyond
on the 29th of January at DOC
(Photos by Sofia)
We are pleased to welcome our new members:
Radisson Blu Shanghai New World Hotel
The Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World is located on Nanjing Road in the commercial hub and premium shopping area of Shanghai. The hotel has various facilities that will appeal to discerning business travellers and leisure guests seeking style as well as comfort and convenience. With its unique glass dome atop the hotel, it is an icon of the Shanghai city skyline. Truly the best hotel to be chosen when in Shanghai.
· Feb 9 Danish Friday
· Mar 7 Women’s Leader Event with Swedish Chamber
· Mar 14 Block Chain Event with Finnish Chamber
· Mar 15 Annual General Meeting at the Radisson Blu Hotel
· Mar 16 Danish Friday
· Mar 21 Emerging Leaders Training: Leading Others
· Mar 24 Easter Lunch at Mi Thai
· Apr 19 Emerging Leaders: Working Globally: Focus on Nordic Culture
· Apr 20 Danish Friday
· May 18 Danish Friday
· May 22 Emerging Leaders : Effective Communication
· June 15 Danish Friday
· June 26 Emerging Leaders: Know Your Own Strengths
· Aug 17 Danish Friday
· Sept 7 Welcome Back BBQ
· Sept 21 Danish Friday
· Oct 19 Danish Friday
· Nov 3 BPOY 2018 at Jing An Shangrila Hotel
· Nov 16 Danish Friday
Dec 8 Danish Christmas Party at Henkes