2024 May Newsletter

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Dear Subscriber,
Greetings from the Chairman
Greetings from the Chairman
Dear Member or Friend of the Danish Chamber of Commerce.

Welcome to MAY!

This month, we have a lot of exciting events and opportunities lined up for all of you. Whether you want to socialize or engage in professional events, there should be something of interest.

We know many of you will attend our charity event on May 8. At this event, you will meet Simon Holliday, the founder of Splash, a local charity organization that teaches people from under-resourced communities to swim. Come and support a great cause and enjoy authentic Danish food. We still have seats left - the more, the merrier, and it is for a good cause.

This month, we also welcome Jesper and Mads, who have volunteered to head up the activities for Danish Young Professionals.

If you work with Digital Innovation and are looking for a peer group, look no further. The Danish Chamber is a member of Eurocham, and our members have the opportunity to join the various business councils. All with the objective to:
  • provide a forum to exchange information and discuss common challenges companies are facing.
  • promoting commercial, industrial, scientific and economic exchange between Hong Kong, Macau, the Greater Bay Area and the rest of Europe.
  • Facilitating networking between stakeholders
  • Advocating for the interests and concerns of our members, facilitating a favorable business environment within the Hong Kong and European markets.

If you want to get your dance moves on, our Swedish colleagues are throwing a massive party at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel on May 11th to celebrate ABBA's 50th anniversary of winning the Eurovision song contest.

In any case, prepare your calendars and pen and start planning for the month of May.

Thank you for your engagement and support,


Get to know our Corporate Members - HAPPY CONCEPT
Get to know our Corporate Members - HAPPY CONCEPT
We will start to have a presentation in our monthly newsletter for one of our corporate members. This month, we introduce:

Happy Concepts Asia Limited is a Hong Kong-Based F&B company established in April 2017, providing a turnkey franchise set-up with professional support for both retail concepts: Crepe Delicious and Cookieboy.

COOKIEBOY was founded and based on our love for the art of pastry and in our quest for the perfect cookie, COOKIEBOY and our committed cookies were created. Made just like you would at home and always using premium ingredients, our cookies are never shy of the good stuff. Check website.

Crêpe Delicious is a Canadian Franchise Company with International locations worldwide. We are known for our world-class Sweet and Savoury Crêpes and Gelato. This specialty food concept provides healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert options. We offer an affordable luxury option for customers of all ages. Our products are prepared fresh to order, appealing to today’s health-conscious consumer. We are now looking for Asian franchisees to replicate our network growth success. Check the website.

Support our Corporate members - They support us.
Young Professionals
Young Professionals
We are happy to inform you that Jesper Hangstrup Lambertsen and Mads Vistisen Bundgaard will be the new representatives for the Danish Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals(YP).

Jesper and Mads will work on arranging activities among the younger members of the Danish community in Hong Kong in the future. Don't hesitate to contact them at the email addresses below if you have ideas or input for activities for YPs.

Jesper email: jhl@clipper-group.com
Mads email: mvb@clipper-group.com
EuroCham looks for members of their new Digital Innivation Council
EuroCham looks for members of their new Digital Innivation Council
Dear Members corporate or individual.

We are pleased to share an exciting development at the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong—the launch of the Digital Innovation Council. This initiative represents our commitment to driving digital innovation and transformation. We are currently accepting applications from interested companies and individuals. Thanks for supporting European business in Hong Kong.
Digital Innovation Council

We proudly introduce the Digital Innovation Council, a pioneering initiative by the European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. This council is poised to lead the way in digital innovation, focusing on integrating and ethically applying technologies like AI, blockchain, and cybersecurity to drive digital transformation. Our mission? To generate significant value across corporations, industries, and the economy in Hong Kong, the GBA, and the Asia-Pacific region.

The Digital Innovation Council will concentrate on qualification and promotion, compliance and ethics, and sustainability/ESG, championing the development of sustainable digital innovations. We're uniting senior tech representatives and EuroCham members in a collaborative effort to engage in dialogue, conduct research, and make policy recommendations for a digitally progressive Hong Kong.

Key objectives include:

Promoting European technology knowledge.
Nurturing local talents.
Encouraging strategic discussionswith key stakeholders such as the HK Government and InvestHK.

Would you be interested in becoming a member? Get involved and be a part of the conversation by emailing info@eurocham.com.hk
Upcoming Events
The Way of Water - Danish wartime heroes & After Work Cocktail event
The Way of Water - Danish wartime heroes & After Work Cocktail event
The Way of Water - Danish wartime heroes & After Work Cocktail event


May 8, 2024
(7:00 PM - 11:00 PM)


SAVVY Bar Lounge Re...
Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR ...

Charity & After Work Cocktails.

Take this opportunity to hear incredible stories of Hong Kong’s rich swimming history, including watching an exclusive documentary of a daring wartime escape by Admiral Chan Chak who led a multinational band of men, including Danish wartime heroes, to safety on the eve of Hong Kong's surrender during the Second World War.

Simon Holliday the founder of charity organization Splash will tell how his organization teach people to swim, inspired by brave people that during WWII helped people to escape.

This Charity event is a good chance to meet and mingle with the Danish business community in Hong Kong.

A range of delicious Danish canapes will be served throughout the event. Same menu as our After Work Cocktail at Be On Canton in February, so there will be plenty of nice Danish canapes.

Participants will buy their own drinks at Happy Hour prices all evening. Tickets at the price of:

299 HKD (Members)

399 HKD (Non-Members)

Cold items:


Rejer og æg – Shrimps and eggs

Roastbeef – Fried onion, horseradish, cornichons

Hønsesalat – Chicken salad, mushroom, bacon, asparagus

Marinerede Sild – Herring, apple, capers,

Rørt oksetatar- Beef tartar rye bread, mushroom, potato,

Hot Items:

Karbonader- Danish breaded pork patties

Frikadeller - Danish meat balls with potato salad

Tarteletter - Chicken and asparagus in tartlets


Brombærsnitter – Danish Blackberry cake

Brunsviger - Coffee cake

  • Date: Wednesday, May 8th.
  • Time: 7.00pm
  • Where: Savvy, Level 3, Prince Hotel, No. 23 Canton Road, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
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Dinner, Wine tasting and Networking
Dinner, Wine tasting and Networking
Dinner, Wine tasting and Networking at Ask for Alonzo, Central


May 30, 2024
(7:00 PM - 11:00 PM)


Ask for Alonzo (Cen...
Hong Kong Island, Hong ...

Join us for an joyful wine tasting at Ask for Alonzo, Central andget the opportunity to get the stories behind the wines directly from the 2 Italian winemakers Zeni 1870 winery and Ponte 1948 winery that will present their wines. Delicious Italian starters and Antipasti will be served to accompany the different wines. After the tasting, you can order the wines at special discounted prices, valid only for that evening.

Cold cuts & cheese platter

  • Spicy salami
  • Parma Ham
  • Mortadellla
  • Gorgonzola cheese
  • Pecorino cheese

Served with toasted sourdough, olives & capers, sundried tomatoes and bell peppers.

Member Price: 395 HKD

Non-Member Price: 550 HKD

Time: 18:30 onwards

Venue: Ask for Alonzo, Soho, 1G/F, Grandview Garden, 18 Bridges Street

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Asia Summit Global Health
Asia Summit Global Health
Asia Summit Global Health


May 16 & 17, 2024 (GMT+8)


Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR (...
Sankt Hans Junk Trip 2024
Sankt Hans Junk Trip 2024
Sankt Hans Junk Trip 2024


Jun 22, 2024
(9:30 AM - 6:00 PM) (GMT+8)


Central Pier #9/10 Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR (China)
Community events
Community events
On May 9, visit Europe Day between 2 and 6 p.m. at Soho House, 33 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan.
You can meet Christian Vogel at the Danish booth with his unique Danish-designed Von Vogel watches. You can also taste the world-famous Kjeldsen Danish Butter Cookies.

May 11. Swedcham will host Nordic Night—Eurovision Dance Party to celebrate the Swedish band ABBA's 50th anniversary. Click this link and register.
  • When? May 11, 7.00 pm - 11.30 pm (doors open 6.30 pm)
  • Where? Hong Kong Observation Wheel & AIA Vitality Park, 33 Man Kwong Street, Central, Hong Kong
  • Outfit? Put on your disco or/and 70s best!
  • Age? Everyone is welcome, if you're under 14 you need to be accompanied by an adult!
For individual ticket booking you can select the Non-member ticket and use the discount code: FRIENDSOFSWEDCHAM

For booking of group tickets 10+ people, you can select non-member group package - 10 option.
and use the discount code: FRIENDSOFTHECHAMBER10

May 29. Intercham Cocktails: Between 6.30 and 8.30pm, Intercham will host the Young Professional Cocktail event. Tickets include two hours of free-flowing drinks and canapes.
Member price HKD 270/person
Non-Members HKD 350/person
Email dcc@dcc.hk if you want to buy a ticket or have questions.

Remember to check our website for the upcoming interesting webinars.
What else is happening in Hong Kong?
What else is happening in Hong Kong?
We recommend that you take a look at the Discover Hong Kong website. There are so many events taking place in May.

It caught our eye that:
  • A drone show will be held over the Wan Chai harbourfront area on May 10. It will start at 8 PM and last for 10 minutes.
Danish History & Tradition - The Liberation of Denmark | May 4
Danish History & Tradition - The Liberation of Denmark | May 4
If you go for a walk in the evening on May 4th in Denmark, you will probably notice many homes with candlelight in their windows. The candles are lit to commemorate the liberation of Denmark in 1945 after five years of occupation due to the Second World War.

Denmark received the news of the German’s partial surrender late on the evening of the 4th of May but had to wait until 8.00 am on Saturday 5th, May, for the surrender to become active. Later that same afternoon, the first Allied forces entered Denmark and were greeted by throngs of people celebrating in the streets. When Field Marshal Montgomery came to the capital a week later, the Danes honored him with a victory parade through Copenhagen. The Danes still light candles in their windows every May 4th as a reminder of the five years under German occupation, when Danish towns and cities spent their nights in total darkness.


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