2022 April Newsletter

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Greetings from the Chairman
Greetings from the Chairman
Dear All,

I hope that this mail finds you in good health and spirit and that you are looking forward to the upcoming Easter Holidays.
It has been a couple of busy weeks in the Chamber. We held our Annual General Meeting last week and this week we have constituted the board of directors for the next term.

We are very eager to kick off our events for the Danish Community and friends as soon as it will be possible. Since last year we have grown our member base by 40% and are very grateful for that - so we hope to see a lot of people at our staple events: Afterwork Cocktails, Midsummer Junk, Horse Race Event and Christmas Party. You can always get on our website and see what we are up to in the event calendar. For now - we wait....

Also on the calendar already: is a lot of interesting webinars. We partner with the 'Danish Chinese Business Forum' in Denmark and the Danish Chamber of Commerce in China to line up a webinar program every quarter. See the upcoming webinars below or in the event calendar.

From a business perspective, we are very happy to see the restrictions easing starting today: no flight bans and reducing the hotel quarantaine period to 7 days. Using rapid tests has already become a new normal and we are hopeful that self-monitoring using this tool will be the next relaxation of the restrictions: striking a balance between conducting business and mitigating the risk of the virus.

Lastly, we are sad to say goodbye to our office manager Belinda who has done an outstanding job for the Chamber the past 8 months. That also means that the job as office manager is vacant, so if you know someone who would work for the Danish Chamber in a part-time position, please let us know.

I wish You and your family a Happy Easter.

New DCC Board of Directors 2022/2023
New DCC Board of Directors 2022/2023
Last week the Danish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong hosted their Annual General Meeting. Due to the current social distancing rules in Hong Kong, the meeting was hosted online. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to attend the Annual General Meeting.

DCC is pleased to announce the election of the new DCC Team. We would like to offer a warm welcome to the new Office Bearers and committee members:

  • Anita Vogel (Chairman)
  • Poul Resdal Kristensen (Vice Chairman)
  • Martin Raffli (Treasurer) (NEW)
  • Thomas Andersen (Secretary)(NEW)
  • Frank Jensen
  • Poul Sondergaard
  • Kenneth Petersen
  • Peter Reumert
  • Jakob Laustsen
  • Henrik Sternberg (NEW)
  • Dennis Hansen (NEW)
  • Christian Lynaes (NEW)

Honorary Representation/External Relations:

  • Anja Villefrance - Royal Danish Consulate
  • Jens-Erik Olsen - IBC Representative

Danish Young Professionals:
  • Christian Sørensen (NEW)
  • Monique Hansen (NEW)
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New Overseas Corporate Member - SEB
New Overseas Corporate Member - SEB
A warm welcome to our new overseas corporate member - SEB.

SEB is a leading northern European financial services group with a strong belief that entrepreneurial minds and innovative companies are key in creating a better world. SEB take a long-term perspective and support their customers in good times and bad. In Sweden and the Baltic countries, SEB offers financial advice and a wide range of financial services. In Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the United Kingdom, the bank’s operations have a strong focus on corporate and investment banking based on a full-service offering to corporate and institutional clients. The international nature of SEB’s business is reflected in their presence in more than 20 countries worldwide, with around 15,500 employees.

SEB is the leading Nordic bank in Asia. SEB offer wealth management services tailored to international circumstances, including investments and financing.

SEB in Singapore also offers a comprehensive range of products and services to subsidiaries of their northern European corporate customers, present in the South East Asia and Pacific region. The primary focus is to serve customers with corporate banking products such as: Cash Management (accounts and payments), Lending in South East Asian countries (hard and local currency), Trade and Export Finance, Shipping finance and Working Capital solutions.
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A Warm Welcome to our new Individual Members
A Warm Welcome to our new Individual Members
We would like extend our warmest welcome to our new individual members, who have joined DCC in March. We look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming events.

Carsten Givskov
Louise Jensen

Considering a membership?
We have a membership for every need, that being an individual, corporate, student or young professional membership. There are many benefits of being a member of the Danish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong - we believe that the more we are, the stronger we appear to making sure our interests as Danes are taken into consideration. We provide a great networking platform through social and business gatherings. We are active members of InterCham and EuroCham. We are also a member of the International Business Committee (IBC), providing us access to the Hong Kong government.

Overseas - and want to get involved?
Not to worry - we have just launched an overseas membership for companies and individuals who would like to stay connected with the Danish Chamber of Commerce, but are overseas.

Annual Price Overseas Corporate: 1,950 HKD
Annual Price Overseas Individual: 450 HKD
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Upcoming Webinars
Upcoming Webinars
In collaboration with Danish-Chinese Business Forum (DCBF) and Danish Chamber of Commerce China (DCCC) we have an exciting line of webinars planned for Q2.

By Thomas L. Ewing, Senior IP Strategist at AWA Denmark A/S

By Matias Zubimendi, IP Business Advisor at China IPR SME Helpdesk

By Johan Anell, Partner at Asia Perspective, a Leading Nordic Management Consultancy with Offices Across East Asia

By MioTech Experts

By Philippe Snel, Managing Director at Da Wo Law Firm Shanghai and Mikkel Hippe Brun, SVP APC at Tradeshift

By Dr. Tim Rühlig, Research Fellow, Technology and Global Affairs Program and Associate Research Fellow, Swedish Institute for International Affairs, Marie Shou, Head of Department, and Pouline Terpager, Chief Consultant, both from Danske Bank

09.06.2022 Economic Outlook 2022by Lars Dessau, Trusted Novus. Save the date - invite will come later.

By Erik Wernberg-Tougaard, Innovation Officer, Higher Education And Science, Innovation Centre DK in Shanghai
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Office Manager - Goodbye!
Office Manager - Goodbye!
It has been an absolute pleasure to serve the DCC community for the past 8 months, and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting many of you. Whilst it hasn't been possible to host any face to face events in 2022, I look back on a very busy 2nd half of 2021 where we had some amazing events. The future looks bright, and I am sure we will have the opportunity to meet at some of the upcoming DCC events.

My final day is 31 March. I appreciate all our interactions and your kind support.

Take care!

Are you our new Office Manager?
Are you our new Office Manager?
The Danish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is seeking a part-time office manager, who is already in Hong Kong and hold a working visa.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small community but to make a huge impact. You will have the opportunity to take on a broad scope beyond pure administration and assist the Board with projects and initiatives.

Worth mentioning, with the right candidate, this role could be further developed.
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