Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen
Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,
May has been a very interesting month with many activities and events.
As you probably all know, the Danish Premier Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen recently visited China. Apart from visiting Chengdu to see the 2 giant pandas to be sent to the Copenhagen Zoo to live there for some time, he also went to sign cooperation documents on food & drug supervision, quarantine & panda protection amongst others
The Danish Embassy in Beijing hosted a lunch for Prime Minister Rasmussen. On this occasion, DCCC Shanghai & DCCC Beijing took this opportunity to present a letter regarding the challenge many of our members face having non-Danish wives how they are unable to secure a residence permit in Denmark when their spouses want to return home.
The response from Prime Minister Rasmussen to the letter we wrote will be included in this newsletter.
We would like to assure you that we will tirelessly follow up on this issue. We will also be cooperating with associations like Danes Worldwide etc who are experts on this matter.
On another note, we have had many events this past month. The Shanghai Andersen Paradise Park event held on the 20th of May had a breaking number of attendees which was 140 people. It was a great place to spend that beautiful Saturday with the family!
I would like to welcome Shanghai Anderson to the DCCC family as they have recently signed up to be a corporate member!
On the 25th of May, we had a cooking event at Jean Georges which Chef Paul Eschbach hosted. It was an incredible opportunity to learn how to cook and make delicious food for your loved ones or for your family. This event was sold out after a few days and participants were clamoring for more of these kinds of events.
June will be a very busy month for DCCC with numerous events that would suit every members’ interest. Please keep an eye on the invitations our secretariat sends out and maybe something will catch your attention.
Looking forward to see you at our next events!
Poul G. Kristensen
The Prime Minister Rasmussen’s Answer to DCCC
Save the Date!
Welcome BBQ : Friday, 1st of September
BPOY Gala Ball : Saturday 4th of November
Danish Christmas Party : Saturday 9th of December
Did you miss any of our events in May?
Here are some highlights:
DCCC & FBCS Joint Mixer on the 12th of May
at the Roofdeck of The Apartment
(Photos by Christy Chen Moeller )
Shanghai Andersen Paradise Park on the 20th of May
(Photos by Christy / Laura / Poul )
Cooking with Chef Paul Eschbach of Jean Georges on the 25th of May
at Jean Georges
(Photos by Markovic Nebojsa)
The Journey of a Danish World Champion Ironman 25th of May
at Camel Sports Bar & Kitchen
(Photos by Christy Chen Moeller)
We are pleased to welcome our new members:
Shanghai Andersen Park Co., Ltd is the first Chinese operating company that use fairy tale as its theme. Shanghai Andersen Paradise is both Yangpu district government and Shanghai government’s major project. In addition, Shanghai Andersen Paradise is the display window and platform of Danish culture, trade, and travelling. Taking the responsibility to serve parent-child families, Andersen Paradise decided to build up a “park is also a school” brand image.
Individual member: Mads Harder Breum Mikkelsen
Student member: Shenye Liu
The BPOY Gala is coming up soon. Found below is a sample ballot we have attached to our survey sheets we distribute after every event. Please get to know the people in the Danish Community and nominate the person you think deserves to be the Business Person of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Professional of the Year. Your nomination counts! .
- June 7 Multispeed Leadership
- June 7 Interchamber Mixer
- June 13 Every Breath You Take: Air Pollution Affects Company Growth
- June 14 Emerging Leaders Training
- June 15 Suzhou Event: Hard Lessons in Legal Protection
- June 16 Danish Friday at El Luchador
- June 21 The Changing World of Work (ABW)
- June 23 Lego Factory Tour
- June 27 Food Safety in China
To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://dccc-shanghai.com/events/