Newsletter September 2015

Chairman’s Corner – Emil Hauch Jensen

Dear Friends of the Chamber!

Like a child waiting for Christmas, in DCCC we are now counting the days until 24th of October and our biggest event of the year – the Business Person and Entrepreneur of the Year Gala Ball. Last year we had a record breaking big crowd and an unforgettable party! This year we are aiming even higher with even more entertainment and a fantastic venue at the Jing An Shangri-La.

So it is once again time to dust off the tuxedo, find that special dress and importantly to reserve your tickets (just send an email to our secretariat today!).

A couple of tips for smart booking of your tickets:

If you would like to be sure to sit with your friends, DCCC offers a discount for booking a table of 10 people together.

The whole evening program will be in English and it is a great opportunity to bring your non-Danish business partner (or just partner).

I look forward to welcome you all at the 9th Business Person and Entrepreneur of the Year Gala Ball!

Emil Hauch Jensen
Chairman of the Board, DCCC Shanghai Chapter


Save the Date:

Business Person of the Year Gala Ball on Saturday, October 24th at Jing An Shangri-La


Call for Sponsors – Business Person of the Year Gala Ball on October 24th 2015

You still have the chance to support the biggest Danish business event in China! Tickets sales starts on October 12th. Download the sponsorship package here


Did you miss any of our events in September? Here are some highlights:
Welcome Back BBQ on September 11th at Fairmont Peace Hotel rooftop terrace

YP Sunday Brunch Club on September 27th at Little Mermaid Hot Dogs

The idea behind the YP-Brunch Club is for young Danes in Shanghai or locals with an interest in Danish culture to meet informally over Sunday brunch and have fun. We will try to have different quizzes or other happenings during the brunch. The plan so far is to introduce Danish restaurants here in Shanghai.


Meet Our Colleagues

In this column we introduce other Danish Chambers of Commerce around the world

The Danish Chamber of Commerce in South China
DCC South China covers the four provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, Guangxi and Hainan. We are an organization strongly rooted in especially the Pearl River Delta and Fujian province – a geographically integrated area and economic power zone where proximity and close ties to Hong Kong and Macau play an important role.

Jan Lægaard Broni
Chairman of DCC South China and General Manager at Alu Rehab in Xiamen
DCC South China has 30 members and 5 sponsors and we are proud of them. We are proud that they continuously appreciate our efforts and support our events.

We have 3 business events during a year. At every Business event we will have different topics with guest speakers and visits to different companies or factories. At these events participants are networking, exchanging business information and finding good advice when needed.

Twice during the year we meet under more relaxed circumstances. We celebrate The Danish Midsummer in June which is a family day with a lot of games, fun and laughter. In November we host a Christmas Party, a nice evening with all the Danish traditions, music and dance. For these social events, up to 80 people are signing up every time. It shows that our Members and Friends are supporting our work to keep a touch of Denmark although we are far away from “home”.

Because we are a small Chamber our members know each other very well and are good at using each other’s know-how in everyday business and personal life. The “Dane of the year 2014” award was given to a spouse which shows that our Chamber is not only providing networking to the business persons living in the area, but also providing services and events to cater the women or men behind the business person.


We are Pleased to Welcome our New Members:

Corporate Members:

Finnair is one of the world’s longest continuous-operating airlines, established in 1923. We offer the smoothest, fastest connections in the northern hemisphere between Asia and Europe. As a Finnish airline, our world-class operations not only cover Finland, but more than 60 destinations throughout Europe. We fly from Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Xi’an and Hong Kong in China. Onboard, we provide you with a Unique Nordic Experience. Sit back, relax and enjoy your unique experience with us.

Danske Bank is a Nordic universal bank and one of the leading financial enterprises in northern Europe. We are headquartered in Copenhagen and operate in 15 countries, offering a full range of banking services in the international financial markets. Our vision is to become the most trusted financial partner, and we are driven by an ambition to create long-term value for all our stakeholders at all times.

Individual Member:
Christy Chen Møller

Student Member:
Andreas M. Strandgaard


News from our Members

Visit the the Danish Pavilion at The Crystal Globe Expo 2015 – click here


Update From The Royal Danish Consulate

Danish representations and visa centers to be closed for holiday
The Consulate General, Innovation Center and visa center in Shanghai will be closed on Monday 28 September, Wednesday 30 September, Thursday 1 October and Friday 2 October.

Consul General in Shanghai attends opening ceremony of new direct flight
On Wednesday the 2nd of September the Danish Consul General in Shanghai Mr. Nicolai Prytz attended the opening ceremony of the direct flight between Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport and Copenhagen Airport in Denmark.
Following a brief film screening featuring Denmark, the Consul General gave a speech in which he praised the strengthening of the ties between China and Denmark that the opening of the flight entails.
“It is a true pleasure being present here today. Standing in front of you at yet another occasion on which our two countries strengthen their bond by reducing the distance between the Kingdom of Fairy Tales and the proud country of China,” said Mr. Nicolai Prytz in a speech in which he encouraged more Chinese citizens to go see Denmark.

Danish Design Showroom opens in China
On the 7th of September, a Danish Design Showroom showcasing pieces of Danish furniture and accessories opened to the public in Chongqing Municipality.
The showroom, slated to run till the 30th of November, has gathered 21 Danish design brands in a venue that covers an area of 248 square meters.
During the nearly three-month exhibition, pieces of furniture and accessories will illustrate the concept of Danish design featuring mixes of functionality, simplicity and utter aesthetics.
Ambassador A. Carsten Damsgaard opened the exhibition together with Anja Villefrance, Danish General Consul in Chongqing.
“Chongqing is a good example of the economic growth miracle that China has undergone in the past couple of decades. I am very excited to see this Danish Design Showroom open in Chongqing,” said Ambassador Damsgaard.

Consul General in Shanghai attends Saxo Bank China’s opening ceremony
The Danish investment bank Saxo Bank opened their new office premises the 10th of September in Lujiazui, Shanghai – an area that is commonly regarded as the centre of China’s financial industry. Consul General in Shanghai, Nicolai Prytz gave the opening speech at the opening.
“The opening of these new offices in the Lujiazui area shows Saxo Bank’s strong willingness to be part of the financial reform in China and to contribute to its further development by sharing Danish experience and knowhow with its Chinese business partners and clients,“ said Consul General Nicolai Prytz.

Denmark and China partner for agriculture and health
The Danish Consul General in Shanghai, Nicolai Prytz, received Regional Council Chairman for the Denmark Central Region, Bent Hansen, during his stay from the 14th-17th of September in China. The Central Region of Denmark is partner city with Shanghai and the purpose of the stay was to promote and strengthen Sino-Danish cooperation on Food Safety and Health.
The Danish delegation’s stay had both a food and a health track represented by two corresponding series of seminars. Both Chairman Bent Hansen and Consul General Nicolai Prytz stressed the importance of the cooperation on these subjects.
“Food safety, sustainability in farming and environmental solutions; these subjects will be discussed here today. And these subjects are not to be discussed for the benefit of the few – but of the many,” said Consul General Nicolai Prytz.
Bent Hansen supported that sentiment.
“Over the last 12 years we have had a well-developed and crucial cooperation with Shanghai in the food and health fields. We truly still have something to offer eachother,” said Regional Council Chairman Bent Hansen.

The Danish Ambassador meets Mayor of Shanghai
The Danish Ambassador to China A. Carsten Damsgaard met the Mayor of Shanghai Mr. Yang Xiong.
Alongside the Danish Consul General in Shanghai, Mr. Nicolai Prytz, the Danish Ambassador was received by the Mayor of Shanghai in Shanghai People’s Hall.
During the meeting Yang Xiong said that he hoped that both sides would strengthen cooperation in technology, education and healthcare sectors. Further discussion was on the area of Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone and the possibilities of broadening existing cooperation between Denmark and China.

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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday October 13th 2015          Team Management: How to Employ the Right People – Interview Techniques for Effective Hiring
  • Friday October 16th 2015              Danish Friday
  • Sunday October 18th 2015            YP On-site visit to Ovodan and Suzhou
  • Saturday October 24th 2015          Business Person of the Year Gala Ball
  • Thursday October 29th 2015         InterChamber Mixer in Suzhou
  • Wednesday November 4th 2015    Team Management: Coaching for Performance
  • Tuesday November 10th 2015        Nordic Event: After Work Networking with SAS Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Eivind Roald
  • Thursday November 12th 2015      How to Become Industry Leader in China and Beyond? by Lars Kolind
  • Friday November 20th 2015           Danish Friday
  • Wednesday November 25th 2015  Team Management: Performance and Formal Feedback Meetings
  • November 2015                              InterChamber Seminar – Investing Wisely: Discover China’s Benefits and Hidden Incentives
  • Saturday November 28th 2015       YP Christmas Party
  • Tuesday December 15th 2015       China M&A Integration: Lessons Learned
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