Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel
Dear Members and Friends of DCCC – Shanghai/East China,
Everyone continues to search for news in relation to when China will “normalize” arrival formalities, I’m unfortunately not able to give you a conclusive answer, but it does look like we are entering into a period where existing valid work permits will be sufficient eliminating the need for the temporary extra single entry visa. We also welcome SAS back to Shanghai, who will restart their direct route in October, then there is only the 14 days quarantine and Covid-19 tests left to deal with ….. let us see whether this will allow us who have been “stuck” in China for the last year to celebrate Xmas in Denmark.
Our old working groups within HR and Financial/Legal/IT are about to restart, for Danish companies to share experiences and assist each other wherever possible. Contact Laura firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to join any of these groups.
The Annual DCCC Gala Ball on 31. Oct. where the Business community in Shanghai get together to honor the Business Person -, Young Professional – and Entrepreneur – of the Year is now fully organized. So make sure to book your seat by contacting DCCC Shanghai GM – Laura email@example.com.
Welcome to our new corporate member: 3Shape.
3Shape is changing dentistry together with dental professionals across the world by developing innovations that provide superior dental care for patients. More information will be shared in the corporate member area in the newsletter.
Our Young Professional (YP) are still “desperately” looking for new members, so make sure to spread the word – contact Lars firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
We have already had many interesting events in Shanghai, but as you can see below many more are coming-up in the months to come:
In Sep we had following events:
Sep 1 DCCC & DCBF Webinar: How to Conduct Online Consumer Research & Direct Online Sales in China
Sep 3 DCCC Emerging Leaders Training: Assertiveness and Accountability
Sep 4 Transfer Pricing & Customs Talks together with PwC (Joint chambers event)
Sep 4 Nordic After work Networking
Sep 8 DCCC & DCBF webinar: Understanding the Key Tax Issues before Starting-up a Company in China
Sep 14 Webinar Event: Hainan Free Trade Port & 2021 China International Expo(Joint chambers event)
Sep 16 Corruption and Internal Fraud (Joint chambers event)
Sep 18 Danish Friday
Sep 22 DCCC & DCBF Webinar: Common Pitfalls to avoid in your daily Operations in China
Sep 23 European Business in China Position Paper 2020/2021
Sep 24 DCCC Emerging Leaders Training: Working Effectively: Focus on Nordic Cultures
Sep 29 DCCC & DCBF Webinar: Boosting yours Sales during Covid-19: Cross-border E-commerce directly to Chinese Consumers
Oct 15 Women Who Lead (Joint chambers event)
Oct 16 Pingduoduo Visit
Oct 22 DCCC & DCBF webinar: Shopping Lines and other Financial Offers from EKF to Chinese Buyers when purchasing from Danish Companies and their Subsidiaries
Oct 27 DCCC & DCBF webinar: Making Coaching a Strong Element of Leading your Chinese Team
Oct 31 BPOY Gala Ball
Chairman DCCC-Shanghai/East China
Danes Worldwide Corner
Until 1 September 2020, Danish Students Abroad (DSA) and Danes Worldwide offered a joint youth membership in the two organizations. That collaboration is now at an end, and Danes Worldwide offers a new type of membership for individuals up to the age of 26. It is available for DKK 200 per year or DKK 499 for three years.This new type of membership is aimed primarily at expat Danes contemplating a move (back) to Denmark for the purpose of attending secondary school or university.
For that reason, the membership focuses on educational guidance. Write to email@example.com, and Anne Louise Schmidt will respond to questions about studying in Denmark. Frequent questions pertain to
Getting into a high school (gymnasium)
Government stipends for students (SU)
Language competency requirements for acceptance into university
Assessment of qualifications earned abroad (for quota 1 and quota 2 of applications to study at university)
The application process for university level programs in Denmark.
Other benefits of this membership include access to our panel of experts, discounts on online courses in Danish, the electronic version of the member magazine DANES, member discounts tailored to expats, and more.
Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – September 2020
Thomas Østrup Møller comes from a position as Commissioner for Corporate Management, at the Danish National Police and has previously held senior positions in both the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – including a position as Denmark’s ambassador to Poland.- I look forward to continuing the work of strengthening Denmark’s close cooperation with China on important common agendas such as green, sustainable change, the maritime, health and food. In this connection, the co-operation with companies as well as strategic partners on the government side, who have contributed to building a solid framework for Danish-Chinese relations, will be absolutely central, says Thomas Østrup Møller. The Ambassador will attend the DCCC Gala Party in Shanghai and is looking forward to get to know the Danish Business Community in Shanghai.
European Chamber’s Sustainability Awards:
Consul General Jakob Linulf was invited to witness Novo Nordisk receive the Covid-19 Response Award at the European Chamber’s Sustainable Business Awards ceremony.
New Growth Booster
To boost growth in the Design, Architecture, Art and E-Sport sectors, the Design team in Shanghai have strengthen their team with a new Growth Booster to help promote the Danish Creative Industries in China and together with an overall strategic development of the sub-sector groups within Design focused on digitalization and B2B cross-sector solutions. For more information please contact Commercial Consul and Team Leader of the Design Team Mr. Jesper Halle, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IPR networking meeting
Intellectual property rights is a hot topic in China especially among international companies and not least Danish FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) Companies, who are challenged by their products being copied and a constant battle to protect their trademarks against being misused.
To help Danish Companies with their IPR issues the Consulate General in Shanghai has set up a Danish IPR Networking Forum, where companies can be updated with the latest IPR laws and practices, and they can discuss issues, share advice and exchange best practices to be at the forefront of new challenges and opportunities.
For the first meeting the Consulate General in Shanghai invited Specialist IPR Lawyer Reinout van Malenstein from HFG, Mick Ryan Director, Brand Protection Cooperation Platform Governance Department Alibaba Group and LEGO Group to present new IPR trends and regulations, Alibaba Group’s measurements in brand protection and a case study of LEGO Group’s legal actions to protect their trademark and products against copying. The meeting was aimed at Legal Counsels from the LEGO Group, ECCO Shoes, Pandora, LINDBERG HAY and Danisa.
One take away from the meeting was a advise from the LEGO group to form alliances together with other companies that has similar IPR issues to make a stronger case with the courts, and based on the lively discussion and questions it seems that the invited Companies really took the opportunity to exchange and share their experiences with each other. The Consulate General plan to host IPR networking meetings throughout the year with different topics and companies.
Venture Cup Denmark
Venture Cup Denmark and Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai joined forces to hold the University Startup World Cup at the Consulate General. Jakob Linulf, Consul General of Denmark and Morten Ugelvig Andersen, CEO of Venture Cup gave opening speeches followed by the pitching session which 11 university starups showed their brilliant ideas and entrepreneurial mind-set in GreenTech, ICT and HealthTech. Venture Cup Denmark is the universities’ common platform for entrepreneurship and their competitions are the place for the universities to showcase and benchmark university startups, and for the startups to receive tools, feedback and promotion.
Visit by Nanjing Municipal Science and Technology Bureau
Nanjing Municipal Science and Technology Bureau together with TusPark(Jiangsu) and Nanjing Software Valley Development Co., Ltd. visited Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai and had a close dialogue regarding future collaboration possibilities. Nanjing city has 15 science parks and is very active on innovation in lifescience, sustainability and tech. ICDK Shanghai will work closely with the local key stakeholders to explore more opportunities and have a soft landing for Danish startups and SMEs.
Closing notice for the National Holiday
The Danish Embassy in Beijing and the Consulates General in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing will be closed on Thursday 1 October, Friday 2 October and Monday 5 October, due to the National Holiday. Normal business will resume on Tuesday, 6 October.
The Danish visa application centers across China will be closed Thursday 1 October, Friday 2 October and Monday 5 October and resume business on Tuesday the 6 October.
In case of consular emergency, please call the switchboards of Embassy at +86 (10) 8532 9900, or Consulate General in Shanghai at +86 (21) 8025 0600, or Consulate General in Guangzhou at +86 (20) 2829 7300, or Consulate General in Chongqing at +86 (23) 6372 6600, where you will be re-directed to the 24/7 call center at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Business Person of the Year 2020
Did you miss any of our events in September?
Here are some highlights:
(Photos by Laura)Transfer Pricing & Customs Talks together with PwC on 4th Sep
(Photos by Aaron)
European Business in China Position Paper 2020/2021 on 23rd Sep
(Photos by Laura)
Welcome to the New Corporate Member:
3Shape is changing dentistry together with dental professionals across the world by developing innovations that provide superior dental care for patients. Our portfolio of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for the dental industry includes the multiple award-winning 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner, the game-changing 3Shape X1 4-in-1 CBCT scanner, and market-leading scanning and design software solutions for dental labs.
Two graduate students founded 3Shape in the year 2000, and today the company’s fast-growing team of employees in 19 offices worldwide is serving customers in over 100 countries. 3Shape’s products and innovations continue to challenge traditional methods, enabling dental professionals to treat more people more effectively.
October 15 Women Who Lead (Joint chambers event)
October 16 An exclusive visit to Pinduoduo’s global headquarters in Shanghai
October 22 DCCC & DCBF webinar: Shopping Lines and other Financial Offers from EKF to Chinese Buyers
when purchasing from Danish Companies and their Subsidiaries
October 27 DCCC & DCBF webinar: Making Coaching a Strong Element of Leading your Chinese Team
October 31 DCCC Business Person of the Year Gala Ball 2020
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