Newsletter May 2021

Chairman’s Corner – Simon Lichtenberg

June 2nd, 2021

Dear DCCC Members,

The 100 years birthday celebration of the Chinese Communist party establishment in Shanghai on July 1st 1921 is occupying many government organizations at the same time, international transportation problems spinning out of control, is taking up the minds of traders and exporters. And the “黄梅天” most humid time in Shanghai is coming over us. We are certainly warming up for the summer.

DCCC had a jumpstart to a beginning hot season in Shanghai.

First of all during May we hosted/co-hosted 3 online events – but even more importantly, we carried through 6 live events in Shanghai.

The big highlight was the annual Summer BBQ event on 29th May where we had great participation and we had a top kitchen/grill team to serve Danish classics – it was a big night.

The HR group is now back in business and they had their first event at the consulate on 27th May “Optimizing HR Management Through Digital Technology” with some great speakers – I highly recommend ALL our members to get their HR manager and senior staff involved in the group. Please contact Ellen ( for more information.

Even as June is getting into the summer, we are not slowing down – and have planned 5 live events (pls. see the calendar) other than “beers & Hotdogs” mostly new initiatives – we welcome you all to come and be part of it. Due to Covid fewer people are travelling during the summer so we will keep the activity level normal, at least through June.

The new board has by now had two meetings and we are getting into working mode – having created teams and working groups engaging most of the board members into creating better events and value for the members. You will see more results of this over and after the summer.

We are looking forward to a summer seeing plenty of you!

Simon Lichtenberg
DCCC East Chair

Danes Worldwide

July Summer School Spaces Still Available

Our Summer School coordinators are busy working on the detailed plans for the 2021 Summer Schools to be held 7-23 July (older children and teens) and 10-18 July (younger children and their parents or grandparents).

Naturally, the corona pandemic is making it necessary to run these events with extra vigilance and with observance of current public health regulations. Classes will be held with such measures as physical distancing, ventilation, and disinfection, but the point of Summer School as always is to learn and to meet new friends while learning. The regulations have reduced the number of spaces we are able to offer, but our coordinators indicate that a few remain; register here.

Find out more about Summer School here – or get in touch with Senior Summer School Coordinator Solveig Engberg at or +45 3332 0913.

Royal Danish Consulate

Consulate General
During May Consul General Mr. Jakob Linulf had meetings with Huzhou FAO, newly appointed Consul Generals to Shanghai and hosted the monthly Consul Generals luncheon. The Consul General also went to Chuzhou to meet with the Mayor and visited the Danish companies Sanovo and Carlsberg.

The Consul General opened the SIAL exhibition and visited Danish Crown at the EU Pork pavilion. The Consul General was also invited to speak at the Xuzhou 2021 Yangtze River Delta (Shanghai) Investment Promotion Conference by Xuzhou government.

On 28 May the Consul General tee off the first Consul Generals Charity Golf Cup organized in collaboration with the Consul General of Chile, Chilean Business man Daniel Demke to raise money to Hearts to Hearts under the Shanghai Charity Foundation. A big thank you to Danisa, Danish Crown and Boxon for your sponsorships and to the 9 Danish golf players for your participation.

Trade Council China, Shanghai
30 Danish food related companies have signed up for this year’s CIIE 5-10 November and the Danish pavilion will be 500 sqm compared to last year’s CIIE with 23 companies on 300 sqm.

Consul General Mr. Jakob Linulf and Commercial Consul Mr. Jesper Halle opened Royal Copenghagen’s first flagship store in Shanghai.

Commercial Consul Mr. Jesper Halle also participated in the 2021 Jiangyin (Shanghai) Foreign Industrial Cooperation Symposium and opened LEGO’s House of Dot’s exhibition at Daning Plaza.

Invest in Denmark
IDK’s tech team bring Danish Drone Cluster to the 5th World Drone Expo in Shenzhen. The hybrid event contains digital introduction regarding Danish Drone technology and introduce Odense Robotics Center. World Drone Expo is the largest drone expo held in China.

IDK’s cleantech team joined World Energy Storage Conference in Hangzhou, bring Chinese companies’ Danish concepts in P2X, energy island and green transition concepts.

Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai
On May 27th Jakob Linulf, Consul General, and Martin Rune Hoxer, Director of ICDK Shanghai participated in LEO Pharma’s pitch event discussing developing trends in the international dermatology industry, together with investors and industry leaders.

ICDK Shanghai is hiring!
We are looking for a new Innovation Officer with specific focus on tech and sustainability. To apply for the position, please send your CV and one-page written application (mandatory) in English explaining your motivation and qualifications for the job to More information can be found here:–shanghai/

Pinduoduo was founded in 2015 and is China’s largest agricultural platform and the world’s largest online retail platform by active buyers. Join in on June 15th. 15:30 – 16:15 when ICDK Shanghai and Pinduoduo explore the Danish Agri-tech and Food Ecosystem. Sign up for online participation here:

Culture events
The Nordic Consulates General in Shanghai hosted a series of Nordic talk about sustainability and transparency in our food system and an open Nordic food market with sustainable Nordic food companies at Sinan Mansion.

New Members

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With their cutting-edge products and flexible design approach means they can integrate our components into the most advanced wind turbines – and they have powerful tools that use mathematical modelling and simulation to bring them close to a final design before they build a prototype.

Upcoming Events in June

Join our Green Summit online on 7 June
The Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai, together with BloxHub and other leading Danish organizations within green and sustainable solutions invites you to our Green Summit Launch event – focusing on sustainable urban development, buildings, and construction materials. The event will take place on June 7 15:00 – 17:35.

Enjoy speakers from both Denmark and China, and get insights into opportunities and challenges within the green transition from both Danish and Chinese perspectives, and get an understanding on where collaborative potentials lies ahead from a Sino-Danish Context. Watch the livestream online at

Come and cheer on the Danish team in the warm up for EURO2020 group B’s kick off on the 12 June from 13.30

6/1 Impact of the IIT law
6/3 Beers and Hotdogs at Nordic Fika
6/7 Bridge the Gap: Understanding the Fundamentals of Mandarin
6/8 Interchamber Networking
6/12 UEFA Euro Denmark vs Finland
6/16 B2B Marketing
6/18 Danish Friday
6/22 Break the ceiling, touch the sky – women in leadership summit
6/23 Book Release with Jacob Johansen
To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page:
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