|Greetings from the Chairman - Happy New Year!|
Happy New Year, Everyone!
Hope that you have entered 2022 in good health and spirit. Personally, I have enjoyed quality time with family and friends, feeling energized and ready to tackle what 2022 will bring. Bring it on!
Looks like 2022, will be another year of navigating a tough business landscape in the wake of Covid restrictions. As a commercial chamber, business and business networking is of course at the heart of what we do, but we also care about our Danish community in Hong Kong.
So for all our members: Individual or corporate - feel free to get in touch if you think that the Danish Chamber of Commerce could be helpful in any way. Within our network we would be happy to connect or facilitate to connect. Might require some creativity - but if we put our minds together we can accomplish more than we can alone.
Below, please read more news and updates from the Chamber. We will release our 2022 calendar soon to all paid members and hope that we will indeed be able to see you all soon.
Welcome to our new corporate member - Anglo Eastern.
Anglo-Eastern is a leading global provider of independent ship management services, with some 650 vessels under full technical management, another 220+ under crew management, and a technical services division that has overseen more than 450 vessel design and yard supervision projects.
Comprising ships of all sizes and types, Anglo-Eastern's managed fleet is crewed by an active pool of over 27,000 professional seafarers worldwide, and supported ashore by more than 25 offices, specialist centers and training facilities strategically located across Asia, Europe and the Americas.
A warm welcome to our new corporate member - Maersk.
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated transport and logistics company; going all the way, together, for their customers and society.
ALL THE WAY is Maersk's commitment to connect the world so that everyone has both the possibility and the ability to trade, grow and thrive.
Maersk employs roughly 80,000 employees across operations in 130 countries.
We would like extend our warmest welcome to our new individual members, who have joined DCC in December. We look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming events.
Michael Hauge Sørensen
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
|GLOBE Program - working experience to future global leaders|
In support of strengthening the relationship between Denmark and Hong Kong and to promote Hong Kong’s unique and exciting business environment to future leaders and help develop talents, the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (DCC) will work with DCC member companies to provide interested Danish students under the GLOBE Program [a collaboration between The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) which offers a unique global business curriculum to prepare undergraduate students for a future career as global managers] with an opportunity for employment in Hong Kong.
Danish students can gain first-hand work experience in real-life business settings and exposure to Asian/Chinese business culture in Hong Kong, popularly known as Asia’s World City, while working at a Danish affiliated company operating in international markets.
DCC will be hosting a match-making session in Q1 2022 where interested member companies and students can meet and greet. More information to come at a later stage.
|Welcome to our new Young Professional coordinators|
We are happy to announce that we have two Young Professionals volunteers on-board to drive the Young Professionals network moving forward. Please join us in welcoming:
Christian Sørensen and Monique Hansen
Christian Sørensen relocated to Hong Kong in August 2021 after 1.5 years in USA. Christian works within the logistics industry at Shipco Transport, a company that develops trade lanes between Asia and North America. When Christian is not working he is exploring Hong Kong and plays soccer for the Danish Vikings.
Monique Hansen is a litigation lawyer working at Carey Olsen. Monique has lived in Hong Kong and other parts of Asia for many years. She previously worked within the energy and construction sector, including in Copenhagen, and now focuses on offshore commercial disputes. She enjoys hiking and exploring the various secluded beaches that Hong Kong has to offer.
Young Danish Professionals "YP" was established in 2004 for young professionals with connection to Denmark and is primarily aimed at people below the age of 30, who are living and working in Hong Kong. YPs are invited to a series of events with other YPs from the other International Chambers e.g. YP Cocktails.
In collaboration with Danish Chinese Business Forum (DCBF) and Danish Chamber of Commerce China (DCCC) we have an exciting line of webinars planned for Q1. All webinars are hosted at 4PM (HKT) / 9AM (DK).
18.01.2022 - Operating Across Cultures Including Remote Management
By Annette Dahl, CEO and Chief Trainer at C3 Consulting
22.02.2022 - Brand New Tencent E-Commerce Solution for Danish Companies
By Cyntia Chen, International Business Development and Partnership Manager at
Tencent & Niels Christian Flintholm, Partner at Leaf Digital
01.03.2022 - Digital Contracting, E-Signatures and E-Invoices
By Philippe Snel, Managing Director at Da Wo Law Firm Shanghai and Mikkel Hippe Brun, SVP APC at Tradeshift
29.03.2022 - Q2 Outlook by Saxo Bank
By Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer at Saxo Bank