Newsletter June 2016

Chairman’s Corner – Emil Hauch Jensen

Dear Members and Friends of the Chamber!

Summer is back! It’s time for short sleeves, big smiles and umbrellas in the drink! Whether you are in China, Denmark, in the office or on the beach, I hope you are enjoying the summer!

DCCC is about to wind down for the holiday season, but before we go I have just one important message for you with three small actions for you to take right away.

This autumn DCCC is having its 10th DCCC Gala Awards! It will be a party bigger than anything we have done before, AND YOU ARE INVITED!

Get involved by taking one or all of these actions today:

  • Mark your calendar for October 22nd!
  • Nominate someone to receive one of the awards.
  • Show your support by becoming a sponsor.

You can read more about the party, how to nominate candidates and how to become a sponsor in our newsletter below.

Emil Hauch Jensen
Chairman of the Board, DCCC Shanghai Chapter


Did you Miss our Royal Night Out Event? Here are some highlights:
June 23rd

(Photos by Chen Xi and San Mao )

A Big Thank for Private Donation:
Yiyin Ma
… and to our Corporate Sponsors:


Congratulation to the Emerging Leaders 6 Module Training participants
June 14th

(Photos by Aleksandar Carevic)
On June 14th, the group of Emerging Leaders course completed the 6 module training in Chinese developed by DCCC Shanghai together with Conchius, MPS, Aperian Global and Warwick Fahy. The participants were members of the Danish, Swedish and Finnish Chambers of Commerce in Shanghai. It was celebrated with certificates presented by DCCC Shanghai Executive Director Anneli Vilu.


There are More Great Events Coming! Save the Following Dates: 

Welcome Back BBQ
Saturday, September 3rd in the garden of Radisson Blu Plaza Xingguo Hotel

(Photos by Markovic Nebojsa)

Nordic Business Forum
September 23rd and 24th

The 10th Business Person of the Year Gala Ball
Saturday, October 22nd at Kempinski Hotel Shanghai

Time to Nominate Your Candidates for Business Person and Entrepreneur of the Year 2016! Read more HERE
Interested in sponsoring the event? Click HERE to download our sponsor package


We are Pleased to Welcome the Following New Member:

Student Member:
  • Jan Pan Nees


News from our Members and Partners

China Experience is hiring a Chinese Program Manager for their Shanghai office – read more HEREInterested in learning Danish? Join our beginner lessons on level 1 and 2 from the end of August 2016. The teaching will be central Shanghai during the daytime. For further information and enrollment, please contact Camilla,


Update From The Royal Danish Consulate – June 2016

Embassy in Beijing celebrates active and healthy lifestyle for children
On Sunday 22 May, the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing put focus on a healthy, active and creative lifestyle for children with the event “Happy, Healthy & Creative Children”, which is a part of the branding campaign “Denmark NOW” that presents modern Denmark to China.
“This event promotes the well-being, happiness and health of children. We want to empower children and their parents to share precious moments together today with an emphasis on playing, being active, creating new things and making healthy choices,” said Danish Ambassador to China, A. Carsten Damsgaard, in his opening speech.
More than 600 Chinese families participated on the day and took part in a range of activities hosted by a handful of Danish companies on the embassy grounds. Activities included Novo Nordisk’s “healthy interaction” area, where children put together healthy meals using stickers and paper plates, a bike race with stationary bikes, and an area where children and their parents could measure the amount of sugar in different types of drinks.Consulate General in Chongqing hosts China-Denmark Culture Festival in Guizhou
On Saturday 28 May, The Royal Danish Consulate General in Chongqing hosted a China-Denmark Culture Festival. Consul General Anja Villefrance gave the opening speech at the festival, which was held in Guiyang, located in Guizhou Province in the South of China.
The day included many different activities, including a children’s drawing competition, where the children were asked to touch upon the issues of the Arctic and the environment protection topic in their own way. Furthermore, the festival also included the photo exhibition “Our Arctic Future”.

Consulate General in Shanghai celebrates Children’s Day
On the 1st of June the Consulate General in Shanghai celebrated the International Children’s Day with several activities. Danish Consul General in Shanghai Nicolai Prytz was invited as a keynote speaker at the opening of a H.C. Andersen exhibition in the popular Xintiandi-area in Shanghai. I am happy that Hans Christian Andersen’s stories have found their way into the homes of Chinese citizens and the hearts of Chinese children. This has strengthened the development of the Sino-Danish cultural relations,” said the Consul General.
The Consulate General had also invited Chinese families following the social media accounts of the Danish representations in China to a movie day in the Daning Life Hub Centre in Shanghai. More than 30 Chinese families came to the movie screening where the Danish superhero movie Ant-Boy was shown.

Danish Ambassador gave commencement speech at Sino-Danish Center
Danish Ambassador to China A. Carsten Damsgaard encouraged students to take bold steps in future endeavors in his speech delivered during the graduation ceremony at Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research on Saturday, 25 of June. “I hope you will continue to take bold steps that allow you to embark on new exciting journeys, and hope that you will keep on promoting the unique cooperation and cultural exchange between China and Denmark,” Ambassador Damsgaard said at his commencement speech. This year, the Sino-Danish Center sees the third generation of 150 students get their Master’s degrees from seven programs.

World premiere of Danish actor Ulrich Thomsen’s debut film at Shanghai Film Festival
Danish actor Ulrich Thomsen debuted with his first film as director on June 16th at SFC Shanghai Cinema, where the movie was very well received by the Chinese audience. The film was nominated as one of the films contending for a “Golden Goblet” at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival.
In connection to this, Ulrich Thomsen and his cast were in Shanghai to represent their movie, which screened at five different venues in the period between the 12th and 18th of June. On Friday June 17th, The Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai had invited Chinese media, bloggers, people from the film and television industry and film students for an informal film discussion with Ulrich Thomsen and the cast of “In Embryo”. The evening was initiated by the Consul General introducing the film crew to the 72 attending guests, which lead on to a Q&A session regarding topics, such as what inspired Ulrich Thomsen to become a director, the process of the making of the film and the teamwork between the actors.

Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai supports Shanghai Pride Film Festival
Between 18 June and 25 June, the annual Shanghai Pride Film Festival celebrated the lesbian, gay, bi- and transsexual (LGBT) community in Shanghai. The festival was first held in 2009 and was significant because it was the first time a mass LGBT event had taken place in mainland China. This year, the event highlighted the difficult conditions that transgender people face around the world. On Tuesday 21 June, Consul General Nicolai Prytz attended the festival with the Danish-Pakistani film director Mr. Saadat Munir where they both watched the screening of Munir’s award-winning documentary “Chuppan Chupai – Hide and Seek”, which shows the secret, yet open lives of a group of Pakistani sexual minorities, raising questions about the conditions they live under in urban Pakistan.

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Upcoming Events

  • Friday July 15th 2016                  Danish Friday
  • Friday August 19th 2016             Danish Friday
  • Saturday September 3rd 2016    Welcome Back BBQ
  • September 23rd and 24th 2016  BI Nordic Business Forum
  • Saturday October 22nd 2016      Business Person of the Year Gala Ball
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