Newsletter September 2016

Chairman’s Corner – Emil Hauch Jensen


Dear Friends of the Chamber!

A typhoon is about to land on our great city just in time for the National Day Celebrations! I hope you and your loved ones will be safe – preferably on a beach somewhere far from Shanghai.

We are now just short of a month away from our own celebrations, the DCCC Business Person of the Year Gala Ball, on October 22.

This Monday, I personally went to Kempinski to approve the menu for our ball – It will be a delicious smoked duck breast with butternut squash soup for starter and a succulent beef tenderloin with pumkin napoleon and gingerbread jus for the main.

I make a point of telling you about the menu because that is what you will be paying for when you buy a ticket to the gala. Our party budgeting system is very simple – we pass on the per person food expense from the hotel as the ticket price, everything else is paid by our generous sponsors – this include the band, the MC’s, the entertainment – and yes, the free flow of wine is actually free!

So please give a big hand to our sponsors, who this year have been more generous than ever!

Already more than 120 people have bought tickets, but don’t worry – we have room for you still. Hit the reply button right now and tell us you are coming!

Are you hoping that one day it will be you up there on the stage? Why not take a shortcut and learn from the best. Join our event “My Five Biggest Mistakes and What I Wish I Knew Then” on October 11 with the last year’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Nikolaj Schnoor.

Wish you a great holiday and hope to see you on October 11 and 22!

Emil Hauch Jensen
Chairman of the Board, DCCC Shanghai Chapter


Book your Tickets Today!

Business Person of the Year Gala Ball on Saturday, October 22 at Grand Kempinski Hotel

 (Photos by Markovic Nebojsa )
Last year the party was completely sold out – we highly recommend to book your tickets today!
For more information, please visit our homepage or contact Laura Li at


Did you Miss any of our Events in September? Here are Some Highlights:
Welcome Back BBQ on September 3 in the garden of Radisson Xingguo Hotel


(Photos by Skovdal Nordic )

Nordic Gourmet Evening on September 13 at Pelikan
(Photos by Laura Li )


News from our Members and Partners

The Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai is looking for a Visa Officer. Read more HERE (in Danish)
Nordisk Asia is looking for a Sales Manager and CSR & Compliance Responsible. Read more HERE and HERE
Save the Dates:

Julestue on December 4 at 14:00-16:00 in Shanghai Racquet Club

Fastelavn on Februar 26 at 14:00-16:00 (venue TBA)


We are Pleased to Welcome our New Members:

Corporate Member:

World-renowned for its hand-finished and contemporary jewellery at affordable prices, PANDORA designs, manufactures and markets jewellery made from high-quality materials. PANDORA’s unique and detailed designs combining traditional craftsmanship with modern technology are sold in more than 100 countries across six continents through approximately 8,900 points of sale, including more than 1,900 concept stores. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, PANDORA employs more than 17,800 people worldwide of whom approximately 12,000 are located in Gemopolis, Thailand, where the company manufactures its jewellery.
Individual Members:
Erex Chen
Jacob Johansen
Gitte Leger
Lars Bergmann


Update From The Royal Danish Consulate

Second generation of Danish majors graduate from Beijing Foreign Studies University
Tuesday 28 June, 15 Chinese students at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) graduated in Danish language studies. The students are the second generation to graduate in Danish studies from BFSU.
The 15 students have studied Danish for four years and have all spent one year in Denmark to improve their language skills. The university began teaching Danish in 2008 and since then, only one class has graduated in Danish language studies before this year’s class. On 28 June, they were congratulated at a big ceremony with more than 1.000 other graduates. The Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing was represented at the ceremony by First Secretary Jacob Bay Lindkvist.
Most of the 15 graduates in Danish language studies have already secured their first jobs in Denmark or in Danish companies in China, e.g. at the Chinese Embassy in Copenhagen and Novozymes in Beijing. Some of the graduates will soon travel to Denmark to continue studies in Denmark’s two largest cities, Copenhagen and Aarhus. The third generation of Danish majors will be enrolled in BFSU this fall. This time the class will consist of 20 students, which is a new record.Danish Foreign Minister participate in biannual ASEM-summit
Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen, visited Mongolia and participated in the biannual ASEM-summit from the 15th to 16th of July.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen, represented the Danish Prime Minister at the 11th Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from the 15th to 16th July. The minister was accompanied by Danish Ambassador to Mongolia A. Carsten Damsgaard.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Council Chairman Tusk and Chancellor Angela Merkel from Germany were among the 53 Asian and European leaders who attended the summit.
The summit adopted a declaration setting directions for future co-operation between Europe and Asia. This year’s main theme was “connectivity” – how we create physical, digital and social infrastructure that can further trade and exchange of ideas across the two continents.Danish Company Day held in Hong Kong
On the 15th of August 2016, the Consulate General of Denmark in Guangzhou hosted the Danish Company Day in Hong Kong for the third consecutive time at the United Services Recreation Club in Hong Kong.
More than fifty employees of the Danish companies once again attended this exciting event. In pleasant surroundings, they were gathered with other professionals, in order to expand their network, participate in activities and last, but not least, enjoy themselves.
The afternoon started with a competition, where all companies had to deal with tricky questions and difficult assignments at six different stations. Carlsberg and DAMCO ended up being the companies having the highest score. In a fierce final competition, Carlsberg ended up as winner of the competition and were handed the Danish Olympic flag (from London 2012).DCCC and the General Consulate in Shanghai host Danish author for literature event
Danish author Frode Z. Olsen was invited by the Royal Danish General Consulate in Shanghai on the 6th of September to talk about his work in crime fiction.
On Tuesday September 6th 2016, the Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai and the Danish Chamber of Commerce in China hosted an event in Shanghai with the Danish author Frode Z. Olsen.
A total of 30 guests attended Frode Z. Olsen’s presentation, where he shared his experiences and addressed the issue of writing fiction based on real crime cases.
Frode Z. Olsen has written five novels since 2001, and soon his novel, “Når Dragen Løfter Hovedet” (When the Dragon Lifts its Head), will be published in Chinese. The story takes place in Beijing and Langfang, and is deeply influenced by Frode Z. Olsens experience in the police force.Denmark Now! Food and Design event held at the Danish Embassy
Nearly 2,000 guests were amazed by Danish design products and served with gastronomic treats in the Denmark Now! food and design event at the Royal Danish Embassy on Saturday, 24 of September.
This was also the second public diplomacy event held this year bearing the “Denmark Now!” title, a testimony to the commitment of the Embassy to open its doors to the public and showcase a part of modern Denmark in China.
“Danish design and gastronomy have in recent years received worldwide acclaim due to its ability to combine luxury and functionality with ethical, social and environmental care,” Danish Ambassador to China A. Carsten Damsgaard said in his opening speech.
During the full-day event, visitors were offered smoked cod imported from Denmark with natural Nordic herbs, and Danish classical apple crumble, with a modern twist of apple wine from Cold Hand Winery in Denmark. The gastronomic experience was prepared by Danish star chef Dennis Juhl and his team from Ruths Hotel in North Denmark’s Skagen, together with Krista Kristensen, head chef from the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing. With the food, guests also enjoyed cold beer by Carlsberg and cherry wine from Frederiksdal Kirsebaervin.Har du husket at registrere dig på Udenrigsministeriets danskerliste?Hvad er danskerlisten?
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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, October 11         Nikolaj Schnoor: My Five Biggest Mistakes and What I Wish I Knew Then
  • Thursday, October 13        SAS Anniversary Cocktail
  • Saturday, October 22         Business Person of the Year Gala Ball
  • Friday, October 28             YP Danish Friday/ Humphrey Lau Book Launch “How to Win over the Red Queen”
  • Tuesday, November 2        Team Management: Coaching for Performance
  • Tuesday, November 8        Event with Ditlev Tamm
  • Friday, November 18          Danish Friday
  • Saturday, November 26      DCCC Shanghai Christmas Party
  • Wednesday, November 30 Team Management: Performance and Formal Feedback Meetings
  • Tuesday, December 6        Interchamber Christmas Mixer
  • Friday, December 16          Danish Friday
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