Newsletter May 2017

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen
Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

One month has passed since the last letter and as always a lot of things has happened in our little world.

One of the things we have created are the new email addresses of the Chairman and the Vice Chairman in order for all  of you to communicate with us directly. They are and  respectively. Doing this would also simplify the change of people holding these posts in the future.  We hope that we will be hearing from you soon, sharing your ideas, feedback, wishes etc as you already probably do with and

Since I stepped in as the Chairman of the DCCC, we have had  7 events with more than 300 participants.  We have had the Danish Friday, the Danish Easter Lunch arranged with our YP , A Rapidly Changing World – Danish Interest’s and Cooperation with China by Ambassador Mr. A. Carsten Damsgaard,  Apple & DJI: The Future of the Drone Industry, The Emerging Leadership Excellence Course which was done with the Swedish chamber, The How to handle Shadow Management,  The Evolving China and the Regulatory and Compliance Landscape in cooperation with other chambers, The Danish Expats – Untapped source for Denmark & Danish Economy and lastly, How to set up a company by the YP. We try to cater to every individual’s interests and also tackle relevant issues in our times now and that’s how we come up with the topics and theme of  our events.

On the topic of events, the DCCC has an amazing event to offer to its members. We have arranged a free visit at the Shanghai Hans Christian Andersen Paradise Park  on the 20th of May. This is considered a special opportunity for the DCCC members as the Grand Opening of the park will still be In June 2017. We will get the chance to experience the Hans Christian Andersen Park before the rest does and for free!

To give a short introduction about the park, it has 2 major big structures one of which is the Andersen Museum. The museum has 3 floors. The 1st floor has life size papercut characters like the little mermaid etc. The 2nd floor which is very interesting is dedicated to Hans Christian Andersen. It has paintings, photos, books, tv screen all talking about his life, how he started writing etc. Almost like a history or biography of Hans Christian Andersen. The 3rd floor is more Chinese- Denmark related where they feature the person who interpreted the book of Hans Christian Andersen, the award given by the queen to the author, the Chinese version of all the Hans Christian Andersen books. The museum was designed by the Odense City Museum who  also donated some statues, original books etc. The 2nd big structure is the Castle. It has 2 floors. The first floor has the high technology games and the 2nd floor has an indoor playground which is the biggest in Shanghai to date. There are other structures like the one with a virtual reality headset that shows the universe etc. The other one is the Swan Castle for dining or functions. There are rides the merry-go-round, giant slide etc all over the property which the kids enjoy.

We have sent out the invitation a few days ago and have received some sign-ups already. I encourage the others to sign up too. This will be truly a great experience for everybody specially for the children. Can you imagine the kids learning about Hans Christian Andersen in Shanghai?

I hope you all continue supporting all these events we have created for our valued members.

I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen


 The Business Person of the Year / The Entrepreneur of the Year

Young Professional of the Year 2017

   The BPOY Gala is coming up soon. Found above is the sample ballot we have attached to our survey sheets we distribute after every event. Please get to know your co-members at DCCC 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! .


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 April?
Here are some highlights:

The Future of the DRONE INDUSTRY  by APPLE X DJI on the 6th of  April
at the Apple Nanjing East Store 

(Photos by APPLE team )

Easter Lunch on the 8th of April
at  Mi Thai 

(Photos by Nate Clement & Christy Chen Moeller)

How to Handle SHADOW MANAGEMENT on the 19th of April
at the Four Seasons Hotel 

(Photos by Maria Castro-Grimnitz)

  DANISH FRIDAY on the 21st at the HOP Project     

(Photos by Maria Castro-Grimnitz)

Danish Diaspora – An Untapped Resource for Denmark & Danish  Economy
on the 26th of April at the Royal Danish Consulate

  (Photos by Maria Castro-Grimnitz)   

How to Set Up a Company in China – from Idea to Execution
on the  27th of April at WeWork

 (photos by YP)

We are pleased to welcome our new members:

Student Member:         1. Esben Fabricius


Update From The Royal Danish Consulate

Ambassador visits Jiangsu Province to strengthen political and commercial cooperation

Ambassador A. Carsten Damsgaard visited Suzhou and Nanjing to meet with provincial political leadership and facilitate Danish commercial interests.

From March 29th to March 31st 2017, the Ambassador of Denmark to China, A. Carsten Damsgaard, visited Suzhou and Nanjing in Jiangsu Province. Jiangsu is one of the richest provinces in China and most important provinces for Danish company interests. One of the purposes of the visit was to meet with Danish companies in the province and discuss how the Danish diplomatic representations in China can support their commercial opportunities. Ambassador Damsgaard met with the Governor of Jiangsu Province and the Party Secretary of Nanjing to discuss the strong political and commercial cooperation between Denmark and Jiangsu, which includes cooperation within the fields of agriculture, tourism, environment and energy, maritime affairs, public health and culture.

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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, May 16               Emerging Leaders Training: Presentation Skills
  • Friday, May 19                   YP Danish Friday
  • Thursday, May 25              Cooking with Chef Paul of Eschbach of Jean Georges & Mercato
  • Friday,  May 26                  The Journey of a Danish Ironman Champion
  • Wednesday, June 21         Activity Based Workplace
  • June                                   Multispeed Leadership
  • June                                   Food Safety & Organic in China

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