Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Thank you to all who either in person or soul participated in this year DCCC Gala Ball on Saturday 31st Oct in Shanghai. On behalf of the Board of DCCC East, as well as DCCC North and DCCC South I also want to thank our major sponsors ECCO & Grundfos, along with Maersk, Hempel, Danfoss and Lindberg, as well as Danish Crown, Tuborg and Asian Tigers. It is thanks to you that we were able to make this year’s Gala Ball such an amazing success.
It has also been very nice to notice that so many of you have shared pictures and news about this great event through LinkedIn, WeChat and other platforms.
This year was the 14th Business Person of the Year Award Gala, and the 20th anniversary of Danish Chamber of Commerce in China. We were very honored to be welcoming the Danish Embassy, the Danish Consulate of Shanghai and the whole DCCC PAN-China along with the DCBF and of course also all the representatives from the BPOY-, EPOY, -and YPOY committees.
I would personally like to thank:
Danish Ambassador – Thomas Østrup Møller and wife Christine Bronée Bronér
Danish General Consul in Shanghai – Jakob Linulf
Chairman of DCCC South – Jan Laegaard Broni
Chairman of DCCC North – Mathias Boyer
Thank you very much all for participate in this year’s Gala Ball.
BPOY is to recognize all the amazing achievements by individual members of our lovely community. We would like to congratulate the winners. The recognition and the prizes are all well-deserved and we wish you all the best in the future and thank you for the great work you do within Danish companies in China. And thereby make the Danish-Chinese relation even stronger.
This year winners of the different categories were:,
“Business Person of the Year 2020” – Morten Melby Høstrup, Director of ISS China ex. Maersk Container Industry Dongguan
“Entrepreneur of the Year 2020” – Alexander Petersen, Co-founder & CEO of Laiba Beverages
If you want to know more about the prizes or the Gala Ball, just visit our homepage.
On Sunday, 1st Nov. we had the first DCCC Open Golf Championship, with 9 players attending. Trust everyone agreed that this was another event which we should do again, hopefully with more players next time. Thanks to the price sponsors: Danish Crown, Martin Bencher and Hempel.
During Friday’s 30th Oct. coordination meeting between the 3 DCCC chamber Chairmen, it was further more agreed to intensify the cooperation as well as aligning the “looks” presented on the various platforms you find information about DCCC on, so in the future we should be able to brand our common news via DCCC Pan-China, whereas more local news will be branded under the individual branches which in the future will be known as DCCC-North, DCCC-East and DCCC-South.
Welcome our new corporate members:
Global Industries Mechanical Manufacturing (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
For the November events, please reserve the following dates:
November 10th – DCCC & DCBF Webinar: B2B: Digital Marketing in China
November 17th – DCCC & DCBF Webinar: Stop chasing Ghosts, IP Challenges and how to identify the Source Infringers
November 28th – Danish Christmas Party (time and venue to be announced shortly)
Chairman DCCC East China
Danes Worldwide Corner
Our legal advisor Karoline Blyt on 29 September attended a conference entitled “Love without Borders” at the Danish Parliament. Hosted by the Social Liberal Party and the Marriage without Borders association, the conference focused on the challenges encountered by Danish citizens and their foreign spouses in applying for family unification in Denmark. One key objection raised was the fact that the process is unclear and that the rules change constantly.Minister of Immigration and Integration Mattias Tesfaye explained the government’s views on family unification for Danish citizens, focusing on the basic principle that the rules must reflect common sense.
Danes Worldwide is well acquainted with the challenges in this area and continues to advocate for legislative changes to make it easier for expat Danes to return to Denmark with a non-Danish spouse.”
Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – September 2020
The Ambassador Mr Thomas Østrup Møller visited Shanghai for the first time since his appointment as Ambassador for Denmark to China. During the visit the Ambassador had a meeting Vice Mayor of Shanghai Mrs Zong Ming to talk about the continuous close collaboration between Denmark and Shanghai. The Ambassador also had the opportunity to talk with Danish Companies during a welcome reception, and meet with Consul General of Austria, Finland, Germany and Malta. The Ambassador will be back in Shanghai to attend the DCCC Gala Party and CIIE.CIIE
It has been a busy month for the Consulate General in preparation for CIIE. You can meet the Consulate General and the 22 Danish exhibitors at the 300sq pavilion in Hall 2, 2.2A6-02 from the 6-10 November. The opening reception is 6 November at 14.50 with a virtual opening speech by the Danish Minister for Food, Fisheries and Equal Opportunities.
Business events and meetings
Consul General Mr. Jakob Linulf has been engaged in supporting and promoting Denmark and Danish companies in October, starting with a Kopenhagen Fur’s fashion show and launch reception of new designs and E-Commerce Partners during Shanghai Fashion Week. The Consul General delivered the opening speech for DALI A/S at Shanghai AV & Hifi show.
In support of a greener maritime industry Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co Ltd together Danish Export Association, DCCC, DCFBF, EKF and the Trade Council held a – Danish Mariner Seminar 2020- to promote sustainable solutions for green shipbuilding. Consul General Mr Jakob Linulf and Team Leader Mr Morten Kruse and Commercial Officer Ms Qiaoqun Pan attended the Seminar together with 23 Danish maritime companies. During the seminar the companies also signed partnership agreement with Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
Xuzhou a city with a population of 11 million people have a cluster of Danish companies; Beattr and Vink, whom are leading in wind turbine components, Haarslev is a global supplier of machines for the food industry and JENSEN-GROUP a world leading manufacturer of industrial laundry technologies. The Consul General Mr Jakob Linulf went to Xuzhou to visit the Danish companies followed by a meeting with the Mayor of Xuzhou Mr Zhuang Zhaolin to discuss the Danish companies challenges and how to support the companies in their businesses.
New Junior Innovation Officer
The General Consulate is welcoming Christian to the Shanghai team as Junior Innovation Officer for ICDK – Shanghai. Christian has spent the last two years in Beijing, studying his master at SDC, while also interning at DCCC – Beijing. He will support the innovation team in core tasks such as project development and tech-collaboration, while also running communication channels.
Sustainable Fashion at 11.11
3 Danish sustainable fashion brands Better World Fashion, Elsk, Woodee will participate our yearly 11.11 livestreaming to raise up brand-awareness among Chinese consumers.
New partner for Blockchain Business Bridge
As one of the key project of Innovation Centre Denmark Shanghai, Blockchain Business Bridge recently bond new partnership with 761 C-Space in Beijing. Blockchain Business Bridge is a dynamic platform for knowledge exchange and business collaboration between Denmark and China. The project serves as a launchpad for Danish businesses to take their blockchain activities to the next level.
University Startup World Cup
The University Startup World Cup was successfully held in Wenzhou. 75 university startups from 35 countries competed against each other for the chance of becoming the world’s best university startup. Representing Denmark was Consul General Jacob Linulf, and joining the jury board was Director of Innovation Centre Denmark Shanghai Martin Rune Hoxer and Innovation Officer of Cleantech Heidi Yujie.
Nordic Sustainable Healthcare
Nordic Sustainable Cities will hold a seminar in CIIE on the topic of Sustainable Healthcare to showcase the Nordic experience and seek for potential business market in China for Danish healthcare providers. Nordic Sustainable Healthcare is another key project of Innovation Centre Shanghai co-funded by Nordic Innovation, which provides tailor-made solutions for Chinese cities taking in to consideration of both development needs and environmental protection needs, contributing to sustainable development goals with Nordic designs and technologies.
OYV Watches Launch Event
The General Consulate hosted the launch of OYV Smartwatch – a Sino-Danish collaborated smartwatch targeted the evert-day user. Using Chinese technological components and Danish design, the watch exemplifies the utilization of Chinese and Danish competences directly into a consumer based product.
Innovation Centre Denmark together with Kompan A/S, Gravity Board Games and KUBO will participate at Maker Faire Shanghai at Booth No.30. This is an excellent chance to share the Danish EdTech knowledge with Shanghai citizens and bridge for new business opportunities.
ICDK Shanghai will hold a Nordic Talk on the consequences/downside of digitization through VR on November 27th together with ICDK Seoul. This Nordic Talk will touch upon the side effects of online learning, and the broader consequences of digitalizing large parts of (children’s) lives.
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Save the date for Danish Christmas Party
Did you miss any of our events in October?
Here are some highlights:
(Photos by Christy Chen)DCCC Business Person of the Year Gala Ball on 31st October
(Photos by Wang Gangfeng)
DCCC Golf Tournament on 1st November
(Photos by Kim Scheibel)
Welcome to the New Corporate Member:
Global Industries’ Head Office is registered in Aarhus, Denmark and the Technology Center is located in Suzhou, China. For more than 20 years Global Industries has been providing sourcing, quality and logistic services for Western customers. We focus on quality assurance in close cooperation with our customers. Global Industries was registered by Intertek as conforming to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 QMS by Intertek Denmark and audited by Danish Lead Auditor in 2016.
Based on our customers’ requirements, specifications and documentation our Quality Engineers create bilingual English/Chinese QCS (Quality Control Standard) and translate documentation into Chinese language and standards.To ensure our customers the best possible On-Time-Deliveries, Global Industries has own logistic department.
November 5 DCCC & DCBF webinar: How to Succeed with Chinese Social Media and the Right Content
November 10 Emerging Leaders: Leading Youself
November 10 DCCC & DCBF webinar: B2B: Digital Marketing in China
November 17 DCCC & DCBF webinar:Stop chasing Ghosts, IP Challenges and how to identify the
November 28 DCCC Danish Christmas Dinner