Newsletter November/December 2016

Chairman’s Corner – Emil Hauch Jensen

Dear Friends of the Chamber,

Merry Christmas Everyone!

It is the time of the year where we come home to be with family, enjoy good food, and some of that special Danish Hygge!

It is also a good time to reflect on the year that passed, and make plans for the year to come.

2016 in DCCC started with a bang, provided by Mads & Monopolet – a real scoop for DCCC – then continued with lots of great business events. The most popular topic of 2016 was our Mergers & Acquisitions event, which is perhaps telling for what a lot of companies think about these days. We also had new concepts such as the YP CEO Panel which was a great hit, as was the social evening with the Royal Danish Ballet.

Looking into 2017, we are taking inspiration from this great city we live in. Shanghai has been nicknamed The Moving Metropolis, which I find very fitting for a place where the only constant is change.

In 2017 DCCC will focus on how to provide more value and be more relevant to our members by better adapting to the changing environment we live in.

Look forward to announcements early in the new year about new firsts for DCCC and lots of fresh ideas both big and small about how to be a (even) better network for our members in 2017!

Can’t wait? No problem, you can open the first present already now – scroll down and click the link to the new YP Mentor Program to see one of the new and exciting ways DCCC will create value for members in 2017, both the young and the experienced.

Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Emil Hauch Jensen
Chairman of the Board, DCCC Shanghai Chapter


Thank you for attending our events in 2016! Here are couple of highlights:

(Photo collage by Laura Li)


Join the DCCC’s new Young Professional Mentorship Program 2017! Read more HERE


Congratulation to the Team Management 3 Module Training participants!

(Photos by Skovdal Nordic)

On November 30th, the group of Team Management course completed the 3 module training in Chinese developed by Danish, Swedish and Finnish chambers in Shanghai together with Conchius and MPS. It was celebrated with certificates presented by DCCC Executive Director Anneli Vilu and a lunch banquet for students, facilitators and representatives from the 3 Nordic chambers.

Congratulations go to the following people:

New and improved Emerging Leaders 6 Module Training (in Chinese) in Spring 2017 is now open for registration!
Read more HERE (in Chinese) and HERE (in English)


We are Pleased to Welcome our New Members:

Corporate Members:

Shipco Transport is a subsidiary under Scan Group in Denmark. Shipco Transport is one of the leading neutral NVOCCs in the world. With its global network and dedicated staff team, Shipco Transport provides full coverage and one stop shipping services in Ocean and Air Freight.

TextMinded® is a leading language partner with a community-oriented, innovative mindset, and with extensive expertise in translation, interpreting and localization, as well as in developing digital communication platforms for multinational companies. The world is our workplace, and our employees are working from offices in Chile, China, Denmark, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and Vietnam. Our mission is to develop long-term partnerships and deliver intelligent solutions that create value for our customers.

Individual Members:
Noam David Stern
Søren Bjørnlund Jensen


News from our Members

Chinese classes in Shanghai
We are starting another adult beginners course with Danish level 1 and 2, and would like to hear from anyone interested in joining. Lessons are held twice a month during the daytime at West Nanjing Road and we will begin mid-January 2017.For further information and enrolment, please write to

Celebrate your New Year’s eve at Pelikan or Henkes!!

Join the Danish Women Association in 2017! 
Danish Women Association mødes en gang om ugen til mad, drikke, hygge og et spil Balut (terningespil ala yatzy). Alle kvinder er velkomne, dog foregår alt på dansk så det er en betingelse 🙂
Har du lyst til at deltage, så kontakt vores formandinde Linda Bolwig Huusmann på
eller find os på Facebook – søg Danish Women Association.
Datoer i 2017:
  • Januar,  torsdag den 19.
  • Februar,  onsdag den 15.
  • Marts,  tirsdag den 14.
  • April,  torsdag den 20.
  • Maj,  tirsdag den 16.
  • Juni,  fredag den 9. (Sommerafslutning)


Update From The Royal Danish Consulate

Ambassador celebrated Danfoss’ 20-year manufacturing in Tianjin
On October 31st, Monday, the Ambassador of Denmark to China, A. Carsten Damsgaard attended Danfoss’s celebration of its 20-year anniversary in China in Tianjin, together with Danfoss executives and employees, as well as industry leaders, customers and other government officials. The celebration was held in Wuqing Campus, the first manufacturing facility of Danfoss in China.
“It is a great pleasure for me to be able to participate in celebrating Danfoss’ 20th Anniversary of production in China. Cooperation between Denmark and China goes back a long time, and world-leading Danish companies like Danfoss have played a significant part in constantly developing and expanding our cooperation over the years,” Ambassador A. Carsten Damsgaard said in his speech at the celebration.
“Denmark is known throughout the world for its Green Development Model and for its global contributions to combating climate changes and promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency. Big companies like Danfoss are proud and inseparable parts of this development, and have contributed to Denmark’s success story of Green Economic Growth.”
Cooperation on energy, the environment, and climate change are focus areas of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2008 between Denmark and China.Consul General in Shanghai attends opening of Nordic Design and Innovation Week
For the fourth year in a row – the Consulate General in Shanghai co-hosted the annual Nordic Design and Innovation Week together with the three other Nordic Consulates in the city – and the Danish Consul General in Shanghai Mr. Nicolai Prytz participated in the opening ceremony. This year’s Nordic Design and Innovation Week took place in Shanghai from the 4th of November to the 13th of November.
This year’s theme for the Nordic Design and Innovation Week – which was held at LIFE HUB @ DANING – was children and youth. The general exhibition was open to the public and had more than 30 different companies displaying some of their latest and most inspiring products within design and fashion such as for instance furniture, candy, animation films and cartoon characters. The Danish Consulate General co-hosted also a workshop on Danish design in connection with the Nordic Design and Innovation Week.
The Consul General in Shanghai, Mr. Nicolai Prytz attended the opening ceremony on the 4th of November together with the Consul Generals from Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Danish cultural event in Hangzhou co-hosted by Consulate General in Shanghai
On Sunday November 6th, the Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai co-hosted the cultural event “Around the Globe” focusing on Denmark in Hangzhou in co-operation with Hangzhou International Exchange & Service Centre.
The Consulate General had the pleasure to invite journalists and interested citizens from Hangzhou to this cultural event with the purpose to inform and tell how comfortable living is in the world’s happiest country – Denmark.
Approximately 70 people attended the “Around the Globe” event where the Danish Consul General Mr. Nicolai Prytz, Chairman of the Danish S.C. Van Foundation Ditlev Tamm and the Danish Michelin Chef Yves Le Lay from restaurant Nimb in Copenhagen were among the lecture-speakers. They shared their own exclusive experiences and memories with a very excited audience.
The General Consul Mr. Nicolai Prytz said “I enjoy being here today and share a piece of my culture with you. It is truly a pleasure for me to experience so much interest for Denmark”.

Nordic Gourmet Night hosted by Consulate General in Shanghai
The Consul General in Shanghai Mr. Nicolai Prytz hosted a great gastronomic event in the heart of Shanghai with VIP guests invited by Danish companies.
On 7th of November, the Consul General in Shanghai, Mr. Nicolai Prytz, had the pleasure to present a six-course unique gourmet experience at the Pelikan, a new Nordic restaurant in Shanghai, promoting the New Nordic Cuisine style that has been praised all over the world in recent years.
The guests enjoyed the delicious food and were enthusiastic to follow and talk to the Danish Michelin chef Yves Le Lay and head chef at the Pelikan Kasper Elmholdt Pedersen, while they were preparing the food in the open kitchen.
It was obvious that the guest really enjoyed the culinary experience and the professional introduction to Danish food and style. The Consul General enjoyed Nordic Gourmet Night. “It is truly a pleasure for me and the Consulate General in Shanghai to host an event like Nordic Gourmet night and thereby promote Danish food and lifestyle in the best possible way,” he said.

Consulate General in Shanghai hosts cultural event with the Chairman of the S. C. Van Foundation Ditlev Tamm
On Tuesday November 8th 2016, the Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai and the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai invited the Danish Professor and Chairman of the S. C. Van Foundation Ditlev Tamm to talk about S. C. Van’s life and his experiences about and contribution to Danish-Chinese cooperation.
The cultural event, which was held at the Consul General’s residence, was attended by 40 guests. The guests were very interested in Professor Tamm’s presentation where he told about S. C. Van’s life as a successful immigrant in Denmark, as well as his own experiences about Danish-Chinese cooperation as a Chairman of the Foundation.
Professor Tamm provided the audience with a lot of interesting insights, because he knew the founder S. C. Van personally and moreover has a strong interest in China and Chinese culture.
He pointed out S. C. Van as a model for cultural exchange between China and Denmark. “I think that the history about Sai Chiu Van is very inspiring, because it emphasizes that you can become a very successful immigrant in another country if you have commitment to learning the culture and the language as he did.”

The 3rd Danish Food and Fashion Show 2016 held in Chongqing
On November 5th, 2016, the 3rd Danish Food and Fashion Show 2016 was held in Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality.
The event, hosted by the Royal Danish Consulate General in Chongqing, aims to promote communication in the fashion and design industries between the countries. It also gave guests the opportunity to enjoy the latest Danish and Greenlandic fashion designs and taste some extraordinary canapés.
KOPENHAGEN FUR and PUDU staged their 2016 autumn and winter fur design show, while Danish Chef John Kofod and team InterCon served delicacies from the Kingdom of Denmark with fresh seafood transported from Greenland. Present at the show were also design eyewear from LINDBERG, furs from Great Green, women’s wear from Dea Kudibal and seafood from Royal Greenland.
Mr. Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Minister of Industry, Labour, Trade, Energy and Foreign Affairs of Greenland and Trade, Ms. Anja Villefrance, Consul General of Denmark in Chongqing and guests from both China and Denmark attended the event. During his 30 minutes presentation, Mr. Vittus Quajaukitsoq presented all the special and beautiful things Greenland has to offer including the natural landscape, the seafood and the fashion.

Danish Scouts Leadership Training Program launched in Beijing
On November 19th, the organization BeMyBest launched their Danish Scouts Leadership Training Program – focused on education in Denmark for Chinese teenagers – in the Danish Embassy in Beijing. Around 80 students, parents and stakeholders in education attended the event. Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. Lars Bo Larsen, gave a presentation to introduce Denmark and its values in education.
“The core values that are embedded in the Danish education include development of the personality, sense of community, and last but not the least, the creativity & innovation,” Mr. Larsen said.
Two instructors from the organization BeMyBest made presentations about the Danish scout program, the unique Danish “Efterskole” education as well as the international high school opportunities in Denmark. The audiences had the chance to understand how these programs cultivate Danish teenagers’ self-confidence, independence and leadership skills and prepare the young students to navigate into their unknown future.
“Denmark is a country with very high trust. The Danish philosopher Grundtvig’s core thesis was to have a very equal society, where income inequality is low. We have been aiming at building a society that include everyone and provides good life to everyone. This philosophy resembles to China’s plans for building a moderately prosperous society,” Mr. Larsen concluded.

The Danish Minister for Children, Education and Gender Equality visited China from November 23rd to 24th
The Danish Minister for Children, Education and Gender Equality, Ellen Trane Nørby, visited China from November 23rd to 24th and met with her Chinese counterparts, Danish companies and business schools.
The Danish Minister for Children, Education and Gender Equality, Ellen Trane Nørby, visited on 23 and 24 November Beijing, where she met with China’s newly appointed minister for education, Chen Baosheng.
The two ministers had an opportunity to discuss Sino-Danish cooperation in primary and vocational education. The focus of the conversation was the need of supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in society through the reform of education.
This theme was also on the agenda when the Danish Minister took part in a seminar on learning methods in the Danish Cultural Center in Beijing. The seminar was organized by the LEGO Group in cooperation with the Danish Innovation Center in Shanghai. The seminar was also attended by LEGO’s management, including Jørgen Vig Knudstorp and Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen.
At the seminar, the Danish Minister emphasized the importance of learning through play and how the Danish schools and kindergartens have been focusing on children and young people’s ability to solve problems and think creatively in the past decades.

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  • Friday, December 16        Danish Friday
  • Thursday, January 12       Joint chamber event “How to Deal with Money Laundering, Sanctions Enforcement and Compliance in China”
  • Friday, January 13            Nordic After Work Cocktail
  • Tuesday, January 17         Emerging Leaders: Assertiveness and Accountability with Conchius
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