Newsletter May 2016

Chairman’s Corner – Emil Hauch Jensen

Dear Members and Friends of the Chamber!

Summer is upon us, and in a few weeks DCCC will be gearing down for the summer holiday, but until then we still have many offers on the menu, here I would like to mention just three of them.

Firstly, we have taken a long hard look at two old classics, the HR Working Group and the Tax & Law Working Group. Both groups have recently gotten new leadership, and with it we are raising the ambitions of what we hope to achieve. We are aiming to create even more member-to-member interaction and let the groups become a uniquely valuable source of knowledge and inspiration for the relevant staff within our member companies. We know that when it comes to HR and Finance a lot of our members are facing similar challenges. Within these working groups, where meetings are for members only, the participants will gain free access to regulatory updates and key advice from some of the smartest service providers in the business followed by discussion between members on how to deal with many practical daily challenges of running a business in China. We will shortly be contacting each of our corporate members with the opportunity to send key staff to be members of either of these two Working Groups.

Secondly we have a very special event on June 23rd with the Royal Danish Ballet. DCCC has arranged for discounted tickets and an exclusive presentation by the Artistic Director Nikolaj Hübbe. This is a good opportunity to invite your Chinese friends and business partners to share a wonderful and unforgettable evening.

Lastly I would like to mention that preparations are well under way for our Business Person of the Year Gala Ball to be held on October 22nd. This will be the 10th time we celebrate the best achievements within our community and we are taking this anniversary as an excuse to make this party even bigger and even better than anything we have done so far! Do look forward to this amazing party! As always we are relying on the generosity of our sponsor to make the event possible and we will soon be contacting you with information about how you can play a role in supporting this our main event of the year.

Best wishes for the summer,

Emil Hauch Jensen
Chairman of the Board, DCCC Shanghai Chapter


Did you Miss any DCCC Shanghai Events in April and May?

Here are some highlights:

Nordic Young Professionals – Entrepreneur Panel Discussion
April 29th at Cafe 8

(Photos by Per Mortensen)


Exclusive On-site Visit to the Shanghai Tower
May 6th

(Photos by Rasmus Riisgaard Mortensen)


YP Danish Friday – Nepal Cup 2016 Charity Edition
May 20th at Grundfos Concept Store

(Photos by Henrik Kragh)

Great Wall Marathon
May 21st at Huangyaguang section of the Great Wall

(Photo collage by Laura Li)


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

Royal Night Out with the Royal Danish Ballet & the Artistic Director Nikolaj Hübbe
June 23rd at the Oriental Art Center Shanghai
NB: DCCC discount tickets only available between June 1st and 8th! Read more here:

A Big Thank for Private Donation:
Yiyin Ma

… and to our Sponsors:

Welcome Back BBQ

Saturday, September 3rd, Venue TBA

(Photos by Markovic Nebojsa)

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

A Big Thank to our Sponsors:


We are Pleased to Welcome the Following New Members:

Corporate Member:
Headquartered in Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries.


Individual Member:
  • Nick Winther Graversen
Student Member:
  • Heidi Huynh


News from our Members and Partners

Have you been using your new DCCC Shanghai Member Card/Enjoy Shanghai Card already? See the promotions for June HEREWanna send your kids to Ebbe Sand Soccer Academy Summer Camp? Read more HERE


Update From The Royal Danish Consulate – May 2016

The Consulate General in Shanghai sponsored a concert with three Danish bands
A Danish music evening was held in Shanghai on the 28th of April at the concert place “Yuyintang Live House”. The Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai invited Chinese followers from the Chinese social media platforms to come and enjoy an evening with the three Danish music bands – First Hate, Lydmor and Lower. The three Danish bands then continued their tour around Greater China where they played at Luoyang, Wuhan and Guangzhou and Hong Kong.Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing hosts Arctic Seminar
On Monday 16 May, the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing hosted an Arctic Seminar at the Danish Cultural Centre in Beijing’s International Art District 798.
The development in the Arctic region has led to an increased interest in the climate debate and the future of the Arctic. The ongoing melting of the ice cap will open new shipping and transport routes as well as possibilities of fishing north of Greenland, and the Arctic region also contains of vast amounts of undiscovered resources.
Ambassador A. Carsten Damsgaard welcomed the guests and introduced challenges and issues in the Arctic region while also introducing Denmark’s next Senior Official for the Arctic, current ambassador to Bangladesh, Hanne Fugl Eskjær. Other Danish participants at the seminar were Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority Mr. Andreas Nordseth and a local representative from Maersk.
The roundtable provided settings for discussing challenges and opportunities in the Arctic region. Among the participants were Chinese authorities that work with the development of the Arctic, including Ms. Chen Yue from the State Oceanic Administration, Director General of China’s Arctic and Antarctic Administration, Mr. Xia Limin, as well as the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry for Science and Technology, the shipping company Cosco, which has recently sent three commercial ships through the Northeast Passage, and Chinese university professors. Furthermore, representatives from other Nordic embassies also took part in the seminar.Consulate General in Shanghai puts focus on organic food
In order to promote organic food in China, the Danish Consul General in Shanghai Mr. Nicolai Prytz hosted a standing dinner reception at his residence for the Danish Agriculture and Food Council on Wednesday May 25th.
The dinner reception was attended by several Danish organic companies and Chinese organic associations, companies, journalists and authorities. At the reception, the Danish companies had the opportunity to gain more insight into the Chinese organic market and talk about organic production, traceability and food safety.
The Danish organic companies were in China to participate in the conference BIOFACH CHINA 2016 – an organic products exhibition – where the Danish Agriculture and Food Council had a common Danish organic pavilion.
On Thursday, the 26th of March, Consul General Mr. Nicolai Prytz gave a speech at the opening of the BIOFACH CHINA 2016 exhibition in Shanghai. Consul General Mr. Prytz spoke about Denmark being the world’s leading organic nation and the benefits of Denmark investing in China’s growing food market. On this background, Denmark and China could be ideal partners in the effort of making China more organic.
At the Danish organic pavilion four Danish companies – Arla, Moohko, Thise Dairy and Nature DK – participated.
After the opening speeches, Consul General Prytz was part of the official BIOFACH delegation who visited the Danish pavilion together with the press.Consulate General, Shanghai is closed on Thursday 9th june due to the dragon boat festival.

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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday June 2nd 2016            Meet the Danish Writer Mathilde Walter Clark
  • Tuesday June 14th 2016            Emerging Leaders 6th Module: How to Motivate Employees
  • Friday June 17th 2016                Danish Friday
  • Thursday June 23rd 2016           Royal Night Out with the Royal Danish Ballet & Artistic Director Nikolaj Hübbe
  • Tuesday June 28th 2016             SEB Update by Sean Yokota in Suzhou
  • 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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