Newsletter January 2019

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

So are we again at the end of the year and ready to celebrate Christmas and New Year!

Personally I have an amendment to the last newsletter, it seems that in 2010 we counted with the participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs at that time Mrs. Lene Espersen joining the DCCC Gala. So the BPOY 2018 was not the first time we had the honor to count with the presence of a Minister. Sorry for sharing the wrong information and thanks to Lisbeth Sivertsen DCCC’s former GM for the correction!

The 8th of December we celebrated the Christmas Party at Henkes that once again was a big success with 142 participants. Furthermore this year we had the pleasure of counting with the participation of Shanghai International Woman Choir consisting of 15 ladies, singing Xmas songs and helping to feel the Xmas spirit.
We want to use these opportunity to thanks very much to all our sponsors through the year and in particular for the Xmas party!

In January 2019 we are starting 3 TMT training programs with 3 modules each in cooperation with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the Finish Business Council Shanghai, so if you want to participate or offer the option to some of your colleagues do it fast before they get sold out.

The DCCC board and office team wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!

Remember to follow our activities in our homepage as well through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

Reserve the below date:

21/03/2019   AGM

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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Mads og Monopolet China Tour

Shanghai Show: March 1
Beijing Show    : March 2
HK Show          : March 4

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Did you miss any of our events in December?
Here are some highlights:
DCCC Events
Christmas Party
on the 8th of December at Henkes


(Photos by Mark Nebojsa)

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DCCC Shanghai is looking forward to seeing old and new members in 2019!

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Upcoming Events

Jan 11                       Danish Friday at the Bull & Claw
Jan 11                       How Digital Transformation is Re-Shaping China’s Economy &
Society

Jan 15                       Attracting & Retaining Chinese Millennial Workers
in the Modern Business Era at WeWork Yanping lu
Jan 16
Jan 17                       Compliance in Procurement: Key Considerations
Jan 18                       Nordic After Work Networking at Little Creatures
Feb 26                      From Trade War to Tech War
Mar 1                        Mads og Monopolet
Mar 21                      Annual General Meeting

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/

Our Partners

  
  

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Newsletter December 2018

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen 

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

After many months of preparations we finally hold the Gala Ball for the Business Person of the Year Saturday the 3rd of November at the Jing An Shangri-La.

This year was even more special than normally in many ways:

For the first time ever we were honored with the participation of a Danish Minister. Actually we had the honor and pleasure of counting with the presence of the Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark, Ulla Tørnæs, Ms. Lisbet Zilmer-Johns – Under Secretary for Global Politics and Security at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Danish Ambassador in China, A. Carsten Damsgaard and the Danish Consul in Shanghai, Mr. Jakob Linulf. We would like to thank all of them for been a very important part of this great event for the Danish Business community in China!

It was also the first time that the DCCC PAN China cooperation was fully represented by the Acting Chairman of DCCC – Beijing Mr. Mathias Boyer, the Vice Chairman of DCC-SC, Mr. Michael Schjerbeck and me on behalf of DCCC Shanghai.

As Chairman of the PAN China cooperation I am also very happy and proud of being part of the journey to unite the 3 chapters of DCCC. We look forward to keep doing it stronger and closer in the future.

I want to use this opportunity to congratulate again the nominated and finalist as well the winners of the 3 categories: Trine Roland Westergaard as Young Professional of the Year, Lotte Norgreen as Entrepreneur Person of the Year and Humphrey Lau as Business Person of the Year.

Finally we had at all 188 participants for the Gala Ball, that according to Chinese believes should be a very good number!

It is also very important that we extend our big thanks to all our sponsors that make this great event possible.

In November we also had a sold out visit to the Prada Rong Zhi house on Sunday the 11th. It was quite interesting to see how the building has been restored and how the Rong Zhi family lived there.

Friday the 16th our Young Professionals arranged the Danish Friday at Cotton’s Xinhua 

The 28th of November we finished the TM training with a feedback meeting and handled over the diplomas to all the participants. The TM program is a joint training together with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the Finish Business Council Shanghai. We want to thanks the participants and their companies for joining our program!

Remember to follow our activities in our homepage as well through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

Remember to reserve the below dates:

05/12/2018    InterChamber Christmas Mixer

08/12/2018    Danish X-mas Party at Henkes

We welcome our new members Danish Crown & Stokke.  

 

Sincerely Yours,

Poul G. Kristensen

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TEAM MANAGEMENT TRAINEES 2018

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Christmas is soon upon us, and I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you once more for the excellent meeting we had at the Consulate General in April during my visit to Shanghai. It was wonderful to see so many people showing up to hear about the work of Danes Worldwide. Naturally, we carry on with our advocacy work on behalf of members in the key areas of family unification, unemployment insurance, etc.  To all of you in Shanghai and the local area, my very best wishes for a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Sincerely,
Anne Marie Dalgaard, Secretary General, Danes Worldwide.

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate 

CIIE and delegation visit
CIIE took place in the beginning of the November. Denmark had a special gust due to the Expo: the Minister for Development Cooperation Mrs. Ulla Tørnæs. The Minister opened the Danish National Pavilion and Danish Food Exhibition and paid a visit to other Danish exhibitors: LEGO, Arla, and Novo Nordisk. The Danish pavilions main theme was sustainable solutions and ‘thinking tomorrow’. Therefore, the Danish exhibitors focus was to expand the knowledge of this sustainable thinking and decreasing of waste through innovative and creative thinking.
Approximately 300 foreigner head of state and ministers as well as 3000 foreigner companies attended CIIE, and 800.000 people visited the Expo.

Nordic Music by Design
This project, Nordic Music by Design, is a cross-cultural collaboration between the four Nordic Consulate Generals in Shanghai: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The exciting line-up is composed of Swedish soul singer Elias, Danish producer duo Farveblind, Norwegian musician Bror Forsgren, Finnish singer-songwriter and kantele performer Ida Elina. The artists are accompanied with their Chinese counterparts Xixi, ChaCha, Dirty Fingers, and Jasmine Li.
With this project, we create a platform, where the paired Nordic and Chinese musicians can perform a collaborative concert to live audiences. The creation of a song is just one aspect of the overall goals, which are to introduce a wider audience to the Scandinavian sound and create better cultural understanding between Northern Europe and China on how each creates and produces music.
The concert will take place Saturday 1st of December at YuYinTang Park, and if this seems like a performance you do not want to miss, you can buy your tickets at www.247tickets.com and if you use the discount code thenordics you will get 20RMB off your ticket. See you!

Movie Screening
Thursday the 13th of December at 19:00, the Consulate General will screen the Danish movie: The Shamer’s Daughter.
The Shamer’s Daughter is a fiction movie, and is described as a “semi realistic medieval fantasy world with Dragons and Witchcraft”. The leading role in the movie is the Daughter Dina that unwillingly inherited her mother’s supernatural ability, where she can look straight into the soul of other people. Dina and her family are thrown into the adventure of a lifetime in order to put the rightful heir to the Kingdom of Dunark on the Throne.
If you want to watch or re-watch this Danish award-winning movie, then come and join us! RSVP Tuesday the 11th of December by email to amasim@um.dk.

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Did you miss any of our events in November?
Here are some highlights:
DCCC Events
BPOY Gala Dinner Party
on the 3rd of November at Jing An Shangri-la Hotel


(Photos by Mark)

Prada Rong Zhai
on the 11th of November


(Photos by Laura)

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We are pleased to welcome our new members:

Corporate Member:

Danish Crown Group is a global meat processing company and a major leader within the global food business. The company is the world’s largest pork exporter and the largest pork producer in Europe, producing 8.2 % of the total EU pork. Danish Crown was originally founded in 1887 owned by 7100 pig and cattle suppliers from Denmark, Sweden, UK and other European countries.


Founded in Norway in 1932, Stokke® is known as a premium brand with worldwide footprint and offering high-end product solutions for children. From the iconic height adjustable stroller Xplory® to the revolutionary chair Tripp Trapp® that grows with the child, Stokke® is devoted to nurturing family bonding and continues a proud tradition of high quality, craftsmanship and innovation. Stokke®‘s human centric approach to design ensures exceptional ergonomics and unparalleled comfort. Today, Stokke® is recognized for timeless Scandinavian design that brings you and your child closer. To meet the essential  needs of children, Stokke® has evolved its portfolio with diversified products. Munch collection helps the children to have less mess and more fun during their dining.  Jetkids makes the family journey easier and more enjoyable.    STOKKE®, DESIGNED TO BE CLOSER.

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Upcoming Events

Dec 5                        InterChamber Christmas Mixer

Dec 8                        Danish Christmas Party at Henkes

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/

Our Partners

  
  

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Newsletter October 2018

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

Now we are back and running different activities and events again.

During September we started the TM Training with “Coaching for Performance”and had different shared events. The most attended one was “How will the individual Income tax reform affect you?” presented by Paul Dwyer and James Zheng from Dezan Shira & Associates, having 75 participants. There are still many open questions about how these regulations will develop and be implemented, so probably we will follow up on it later with a similar event.

Furthermore we hold the DCCC Danish Friday at Hooked and got more than 50 participants joining the event.

As agreed and mentioned during our AGM in March, we keep working towards a solution to allow DCCC Shanghai follow all the new regulations from the Chinese Government. We will keep you informed about the development.

We have already sold almost 50% of the tickets for BPOY, which is very good and promising; specially because this time we can only have 200 participants. So if you didn’t buy your tickets yet, hurry up before they get sold out.

Remember to follow our activities in our homepage as well through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

We have still place for some sponsors for the BPOY, so we will be very happy to hear from you also.

Remember to reserve the below dates:

BPOY 03/11/2018

X-mas Party 08/12/2018

We welcome our new members: Mille Foods, Cecilie Alkjaersig Knudsen and Jakob Skovdal

Sincerely Yours,

Poul G. Kristensen

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Task Force on Danes Living Outside Denmark

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen Capacity, and Danes Worldwide have set up a joint task force to explore the potential for Denmark to enhance its relationships with expats and thus leverage their international networks.

Flemming Besenbacher, Chair of the Board of Directors of Carlsberg and the Carlsberg Foundation, chairs the task force consisting of 18 prominent industry leaders with an interest in the benefits to be gained from a relationship between Denmark and its expats.

Secretary General Anne Marie Dalgaard expresses her satisfaction that Danes Worldwide is a participant in the task force:  “As an advocacy organization promoting the interests of Danes living abroad and as a collaboration partner in the initiative, Danes Worldwide is particularly interested in the immense value expats offer to Denmark. In that context, we are concerned about legislation affecting the engagement of Danes living abroad – as examples, their entitlement to unemployment insurance benefits should they return to Denmark, their entitlement to the public pension to which they have contributed, and their right of return to Denmark with an international  family.”

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Did you miss any of our events in September?
Here are some highlights:
DCCC Events

How Will The Individual Income Tax Reform Affect You
on the 19th of September at Wework China Overseas


(Photos by Poul & Laura)

Danish Friday
on the 21st of September
at Hooked


(Photos by Christy)

Patent Protection & Smarter Application, All That You Need To Know In China Event
on the 27th of September at WeWork Xujiahui


(Photos by Christy)

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We are pleased to welcome our new members:

Corporate Member:

Mille Food

Mille Food is a dairy company specialized in producing infant formula in Hundested, Denmark. Founded in 2012 the company has achieved significant results on the Chinese market, and today Mille Food’s products are available in more than 12,000 shops nationwide.

Individual Member:

Jakob Skovdal 

Student Member:

Cecilie Alkjaersig Knudsen

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Upcoming Events

Oct 14                        Let’s make Smorrebrod together! (in Chinese)
Oct 17                       TM Training: How to hire the right person
Oct 17                       Air, Water, Energy in China: What is the government doing about this?

Oct 18                       From Customer to User: How Changing One Word Will Transform

Your Business

Oct 19                       Danish Friday

Oct 25                       New Operating System for Manufacturing
Nov 3                        BPOY 2018 at Jing An Shangrila Hotel
Nov 16                      Danish Friday

Nov 28                      TM Training: Performance & Forman Feedback Meeting
Dec 5                        InterChamber Christmas Mixer

Dec 8                        Danish Christmas Party at Henkes

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/


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Newsletter November 2018

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

October has been a month with a lot of preparations for our biggest event the BPOY Gala dinner.

Anyway we hold our TMT training, an event about “Air, water & energy in China”, “How changing one word will transform your business” and “New operating system for manufacturing”, bringing light about how to ensure that when you implement change management in a company, it will grow into the organization.

Furthermore we also had a different DCCC Danish Friday the 19th of October at Maya, since this time we had the winner of BPOY 2017, John Markmann to share the challenges of doing business in China.

Looking forward to see you all the 3th of November at the Gala Dinner for BPOY 2018.

Remember to follow our activities in our homepage as well through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

Remember to reserve the below dates:

X-mas Party 08/12/2018

We welcome our new members: Mustad Fishing Tackle Wuxi.

 

Sincerely Yours,

Poul G. Kristensen

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Danes Worldwide Corner 

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

 

Early in 2018, the Government and the Danish People’s Party reached an agreement to fund certain tax relief measures in Denmark. The agreement included a proposal pertaining to unemployment insurance benefits stipulating that a recipient must have resided in Denmark for 7 out of the last 8 years in order to qualify for the benefits – even if he or she is a member of, and has made payments to, an unemployment insurance plan.

Danes Worldwide expects that such a requirement will have negative consequences for tens of thousands of our members. Since the publication of the proposal, we have expressed our firm opposition to it and have communicated with the politicians responsible for their parties’ labor market portfolios as to the untoward consequences of the proposal.  It received first reading in Parliament on 23 October. Only a few votes (from the Socialist People’s Party, the Danish Social Liberal Party, the Red-Green Alliance, and the Alternative) were not in favor, and the proposal was forwarded to committee.  Any revision will be made public only on or about 28 November if the parties agree to a change in the residency requirement.  Read the full text of the proposal (in Danish) here: www.folketingstidende.dk/RIpdf/samling/20181/lovforslag/L13/20181_L13_som_fremsat.pdf

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate

October edition updates

Busy month for the consul general

Since Mr. Jakob Linulf was inaugurated as Consul General September 1, the Consul General has been engaged in LEGO store opening, promotion of the Danish Pavilion on T-Mall, attending the 69th anniversary of the Peoples Republic of China, and speaking at the 3rd anniversary of the Danish inspired elderly care centre Yiheyuan and preparation of the upcoming China International Import Expo.

Panel debate – applied artificial intelligence in china

Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai (ICDK) hosted a panel debate about Applied Artificial Intelligence in China with the Danish Academy of Technical Science guested. Danish Academy of Technical Sciences was in Shanghai to study the rollout of the city’s ambitious artificial intelligence plan.

The Danish Academy of Technical Science participated in a panel debate and discussion at ICDK with representatives from Shanghai’s artificial intelligence ecosystem including investors, professors and entrepreneurs as a part of their 5-day study tour around China.

Movie night at the consulate general

75 people signed up for the screening of Kaspar Astrup Schröder’s documentary about the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. The documentary, BIG TIME, follows Bjarke Ingels during the course of 7 years (2009-2016), while he struggles to finish his biggest project so far, a new world trade tower in New York City. The audience is let into Bjarke Ingels’ creative processes as well as the endless compromises that his work entails.

The Consulate General made sure that there was popcorn for everyone, and we are looking forward seeing you to movie night in December 

China International Import Expo

Due to the China International Import Expo (CIIE) Ms. Ulla Tørnæs the Minister of Development Cooperation will pay a visit to Shanghai. Ms. Ulla Tørnæs will be opening the Danish National Pavilion.

Besides visiting several Danish’s booths at the expo, Ms. Ulla Tørnæs is attending DCCC’s Business Person of the Year Gala Ball where she will announce the winner of the award. Furthermore, she will also be attending various side-events. Among these a seminar on gender equality, which will be held at Sunday 4 November (for further information contact zhezha@um.dk), and a networking dinner with Danish companies at Henkes Monday 5 November (for further information contact jacjor@um.dk).

For more details please click on here

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Did you miss any of our events in October?
Here are some highlights:
DCCC Events
From Customer to User:
How Changing One Word Will Transform Your Business
on the 18th of October at Wework Weihai lu


(Photos by Laura)

JOHN MARKMAN &
His 5 Challenges at Danish Friday
on the 19th of October at MAYA


(Photos by Maria)

Do We Know Enough about
Our Building’s Air, Water & Energy Consumption
on the 17th of October at WeWork Yanping lu 


(Photos by Maria)

          New Operating System for Manufacturing 
on the 25th of October at Wework Huai Hai Zhong lu


(Photos by Maria)

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We are pleased to welcome our new members:

Corporate Member:

Mustad Fishing Tackle(Wuxi) Co., Ltd

Established in Gjøvik, Norway in 1832 as a small nail and wire factory. Today’s factory in China is not only the main manufacturing unit within Mustad group, but also among the largest manufacturer of sport and commercial fish hooks in the World. More than 90% of the production is exported to over 160 countries in the World.

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Upcoming Events

2018 

Nov 3                        BPOY 2018 at Jing An Shangrila Hotel
Nov 11                      Prada Rong Zhi On-Site Visit
Nov 16                      Danish Friday by YP

Nov 28                      TM Training: Performance & Forman Feedback Meeting
Dec 5                        InterChamber Christmas Mixer

Dec 8                        Danish Christmas Party at Henkes

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/

Newsletter September 2018

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

Welcome back after the summer break!

We hope that you are all with fully “charged batteries”. And if you didn’t get the chance to recover during the summer time, you can still do it during the coming “Golden week”.

Even the summer months can be quiet, this year a lot of things happened in our small Danish community in Shanghai. Mostly from the Danish Consulate side that replaced the General Consul from Nicolai Prytz to Jakob Linulf, the Commercial Consul from Casper Freddie to Jesper Herold Halle, the Director of Innovation Centre Denmark from Morten Brandtoft to Søren Boutrup and the Direct of Invest in Denmark, Rasmus Grand Bjørnø to Jeppe Solmer

We had the pleasure of counting Nicolai Prytz as a very active member of our Board for 4 years and the opportunity of learning from him as well developing a lot of new things together. Now Nicolai is covering a new position in Brazil as the Danish Ambassador there and we wish him all the best in his new role.

We also welcome our new Consul General in Shanghai Mr. Jakob Linulf to Shanghai and to the Board of DCCC Shanghai. Jakob Linulf has actually been working in Beijing for the last years, so he has already a lot of China experience.

After many years of having Maersk housing the DCCC office in Shanghai, we are going to move to Prime Cargo this year. As a consequence of Maersk moving to new offices, some practical issues changed making our staying with Maersk more costly, therefore we decided to move to Prime Cargo located in Room 908, Spring International Plaza, 699 Zhao Hua road. We have signed an agreement with Prime Cargo for 5 years and should be moving in September.

I want to use this opportunity to extend our great thanks to Maersk for supporting and helpings us by housing the office of DCCC through so many years!

Since our last newsletter we have not been having so many activities because of the summer break. So now we started with the Welcome BBQ in Mayita Friday the 7th of September with the participation of the whole new team from the consulate:
the General Consul Jakob Linulf, the Commercial Consul Jesper Herold Halle, the Director of Innovation Centre Denmark from Søren Boutrup and the Direct of Invest in Denmark Jeppe Solmer.
We are very happy to get such a great support and participation from the Consulate and look forward to our cooperation with the whole team. Welcome everyone!

In connection with the gala for BPOY please remember that you can still nominate your candidates for Business Person of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Professional of The Year.

Remember to follow our activities in our homepage as well through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

Once again, we are still looking for sponsors for the BPOY that will be held the 3th of November. We will be very happy to hear from you also.

Remember to reserve the below dates:

BPOY 03/11/2018
X-mas Party 08/12/2018

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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Save the Dates!

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Welcome Back BBQ Highlights:

(Photos by Mare)

To download photo, click on this link https://cowtransfer.com/s/90d89b738faf4b

We’d like to thank our sponsors for their support

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Input to Hearing on Unemployment Benefits

The Danish government and the Danish People’s Party entered into an agreement with respect to taxation regulations in February 2018. The agreement applies a residency requirement to those applying for unemployment benefits. By now, the agreement has been introduced as proposed legislation and is the subject of a legislative hearing. The proposed legislation introduces, in phases, a residency requirement. As of 2019, the applicant must have resided in Denmark or in a European Union member state for five out of the last eight years in order to be entitled to unemployment benefits. As of 2020, the requirement would be six out of the last eight years, and finally in 2021, the requirement would be seven out of the last eight years.

Certain types of residency abroad are deemed to be equivalent to residing in Denmark or the EU: Postings in the service of the government, working abroad for a Danish employer, appointments to a research post at a university abroad, studying abroad for the purposes of acquiring professional qualifications, and time spent abroad representing official Danish interests are situations deemed to be equivalent to having resided in Denmark or the EU. Hence these situations are not affected by the proposed legislation.

Danes Worldwide opposes the proposed legislation as it will have a negative impact on many of our members.  We are currently preparing a formal submission to the hearing.

For more information https://www.danes.dk/forside/

                

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We are pleased to welcome our new members:

Individual Member:

Changying Xiang
Magnus Kaeldsoe Poulsen

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Upcoming Events

Sept 18                     TM Training: How to Employ the Right People
Sept 18                     Will China remain as the HUB for sourcing?
Sept 19                     How will the new individual income tax reform affect you?
Sept 21                     Danish Friday at Hooked, 158 Found
Sept 27                     Recent trend in Patent Protection in China and Smart Application
Better Protection
Oct 17                       TM Training: Coaching for Performance
Oct 18                       It only takes ONE word to CHANGE your BUSINESS
Oct 19                       Danish Friday
Oct 25                       New Operating System for Manufacturing
Nov 3                        BPOY 2018 at Jing An Shangrila Hotel
Nov 16                      Danish Friday
Nov 28                     TM Training: Performance & Forman Feedback Meeting
Dec 5                        InterChamber Christmas Mixer
Dec 8                        Danish Christmas Party at Henkes

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/

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Newsletter August 2018

Summer Newsletter (August 2018)
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Save the Dates!

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Upcoming Events

Aug 17                      Danish Friday at HOP Project
​Aug 29                      Nordic Afterwork Cocktails

Sept 7                       Welcome Back BBQ
Sept 13                     One Word is all it takes to transform your business
Sept 18                     Team Management Training: How to Employ the Right People
Sept 21                     Danish Friday
Oct 17                       Team Management Training: Coaching Performance
Oct 19                       Danish Friday
Nov 3                        BPOY 2018 at Jing An Shangrila Hotel
Nov 16                      Danish Friday
Nov 28                      Performance Feedback Meetings
Dec 8                        Danish Christmas Party at Henkes

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/

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Newsletter July 2018

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

As you know this will be our last newsletter before the summer break.

It is not a secret that many of us are very busy following the world cup in Russia and happy to see Denmark going forward to the next round. There different Danish’s groups gathering to watch the games and support Denmark together. Let us hope the “Danish Dynamite” can go forward in the tournament and who knows maybe win.

Besides the World Cup, we had off-course some very interesting events since the last newsletter, as:
Danish Language & Culture
Danish Friday
Practical Steps = E-Commerce Success in China
HistoricTour of Shanghai
End of Emerging Leaders Training

Remember to follow our activities in our homepage as well through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

Please remember that we have already opened for registration for the Team Management Training until the 31st of August. The training will start in September and end in November.

We already sent out the a Survey to all of you, please help us giving your feedback through the Survey. Thanks very much in advance for it!

Once again, we are already preparing and organizing everything for the BPOY, that will be held the 3rd of November and in this connection we are looking for sponsors for it and will be very happy to hear from you also.

Remember to reserve the below dates:

Welcome back BB 07/09/2018
BPOY 03/11/2018
X-mas Party 08/12/2018

We welcome our new member: Tradeshift

Sincerely Yours,
Poul G. Kristensen

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Congratulations to the Emerging Leaders 6 Module Training Participants 

 
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Save the Dates!

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Did you miss any of our events in June
Here are some highlights:
DCCC Events

Danish Language & Culture on the 13th of June
at one  of DCCC’s corporate members’ office Prime Cargo
                                                       
  (Photos by Maria)
                                                           Danish Friday at El Santo on the 15th of July 


(Photos by Maria)

Practical Steps = E-Commerce Success in China
on the 19th of June at Wework Huaihai Middle road


(Photos by Maria)

Inside Historic Shanghai on the 23rd of June

( Photos by Christy )

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Danes Worldwide represented at “Folkemødet” 14-17 June 2018
Every year, the island of Bornholm in Denmark is the site of a large gathering of politicians, government officials, industry and union leaders, and many other stakeholders in the administration of the communities and institutions of Denmark.
For four days at the eighth annual social summit, “Folkemødet”, 113,000 attendees – a record number – discussed politics and public policy and enjoyed the company of each other. Danes Worldwide Secretary General Anne Marie Dalgaard was there and had conversations with a number of key politicians, among them Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Minister of Immigration Inger Støjberg, and recently appointed Minister of Education and Research Tommy Ahlers. At meetings of that kind, the most important is to network and meet the politicians – especially the ministers – for short conversations. The topics off course was Danes Worldwide’s key issues such as the Danish unification rules. In addition, the Secretary General had the opportunity to speak with several industry representatives and to raise awareness of Danes Worldwide.

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We are pleased to welcome our new member:

Corporate Member:

Tradeshift drives supply chain innovation for the digitally connected economy. As the leader in supply chain payments and marketplaces, the company helps buyers and suppliers digitize all their trade transactions, collaborate on every process, and connect with any supply chain app. More than 1.5 million companies across 190 countries trust Tradeshift to process over half a trillion USD in transaction value, making it the largest global business network for buying and selling. Discover commerce for all at tradeshift.com

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Upcoming Events

July 5                        Supply Chain Integrity
Aug 17                      Danish Friday
Aug 29                      Nordic After Work
Sept 7                       Welcome Back
Sept 13                     One Word is all it takes to transform your busine
Sept 18                     Team Management Training: How to Employ the Right
People
Sept 21                     Danish Frida
Oct 17                       Team Management Training: Coaching Performance
Oct 19                       Danish Friday
Nov 3                        BPOY 2018 at Jing An Shangrila Hotel
Nov 16                      Danish Friday
Nov 28                      Performance Feedback Meetings
Dec 8                        Danish Christmas Party at Henkes

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/

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Newsletter June 2018

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

Time is flying and we are already in June.
We have been having some very interesting events since the last newsletter, as:
The Return of the Vikings on May 10th
Danish Friday by the Young Professionals on May 18th
Our very popular training for Emerging Leaders: Effective Communication on May 22nd
InterChamber Mixer on May 23rd
And as the last event in May, a Tour to the Future of Medicine on May 31st

Remember to follow our activities in our homepage as well through WeChat. You can also follow DCCC Beijing & DCC-SC, and if you decide to participate at theirs events, you will just pay the normal member fee.

As part of many of the different projects our Board is running, we are preparing to send out a Survey to find out what our members wants and prefer we do arrange for them.
It will be a big help for us to get your support and feedback through the Survey.
Thanks very much in advance for it!

Once again, we are already preparing and organizing everything for the BPOY, that will be held the 3th of November and in this connection we are looking for sponsors for it and will be very happy to hear from you also.

Remember to reserve the below dates:

Welcome back BB 07/09/2018
BPOY 03/11/2018
X-mas Party 08/12/2018

Sincerely Yours,

Poul G. Kristensen

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Did you miss any of our events in May?
Here are some highlights:
DCCC Events

Return of the Vikings – Nordic Leadership in the Times of Extreme Change on the 10th of May

(Photos by Laura)

A Tour To The Future of Medicine at Cellular BioMedical Group Facility
on the 31st of May


(Photos by Maria)

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Danes Worldwide Corner

Deferral of proposed taxation legislation affecting expat Danes
Danes Worldwide recently provided formal input to legislative hearings related to proposed new taxation regulations. One key point of objection was the proposed reduction from 180 to 90 days per year in the amount of time expat Danes are allowed to spend in Denmark without incurring tax liability. The Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai has expressed a similar concern.
We are pleased to report that the objection has been noted. Minister of Taxation Karsten Lauritzen (the Venstre party) has deferred the proposed legislation until the next session of Parliament. He explained the deferral to the newspaper Børsen:”It was our intent to introduce the new legislation prior to the end of the current legislative session, but in light of the input received during hearings and of the objections raised we realize that we must adjust the details, and that is not possible within the time remaining.”
The full text (in Danish) of the Danes Worldwide submission to the hearings is available here.
For more information, please click on this link: www.danes.dk

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Upcoming Events

       June 13                     DCCC Shanghai Language & Culture Immersion

June 15                     Danish Friday at El Santo

June 19                     Practical Steps = E-Commerce Success in China

June 23                      A Free Tour of Historic of Shanghai

June 20                      Emerging Leaders Know Your Own Strengths Session 1

June 26                      Emerging Leaders: Know Your Own Strengths Session 2

Aug 17                       Danish Friday
Sept 7                        Welcome Back BBQ

Sept 13                      One Word is all it takes to transform your business

Sept 21                      Danish Friday

Oct 19                        Danish Friday
Nov 3                         BPOY 2018 at Jing An Shangrila Hotel
Nov 16                       Danish Friday
Dec 8                         Danish Christmas Party at Henkes 

 

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/

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Newsletter May 2018

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

Once again winter is over and we are already enjoying the nice temperatures of the early summer time. That is one of the amazing things of Shanghai area where we mostly only have winter and summer.

Regarding DCCC, we started the summer very good with one of our big events, the Easter Lunch that again was enjoyed by many of our members. We continued with other events of both professional and social character.

Among others, as a part of our co-operation with other institutions / associations we held the 17th of April together with the Royal Danish Consulate in Shanghai and Danes Worldwide a very big event with more than 60 people.  During the presentation, Anne Marie Dalsgaard, the Secretary of Danes Worldwide shared with the participants what DW does and how they can help Danes living abroad.

There were many questions and concerns from the participants about: Repatriation issues, how to keep the Danish citizenship for children born outside Denmark, Retirement rules Etc. This shows us that many of our members that are also members of DW want to follow closer what happens in Denmark regarding regulations and rule some will influence Danes living abroad. Therefore we have added in our home page a link to Danes Worldwide, where you can find their contact person in China and also open their home page.

Furthermore we are discussing other ways of making this cooperation stronger and more useful for our members. We will keep you informed about it.

Actually our Board is working with many different projects to reach out to more people and suit our events to the needs of our members. Therefore we will appreciate that if you have any ideas or suggestions regarding events that you want to attend, please don’t hesitate to contact us and share your thoughts. 

Even we are just at the beginning of May, we are already preparing and organizing everything for the BPOY, that will be held the 3th of November and in this connection we are looking for sponsors for it and will be very happy to hear from you also.

Remember to reserve the below dates:

Welcome back BB 07/09/2018

BPOY 03/11/2018

X-mas Party 08/12/2018

 

Sincerely Yours,

Poul G. Kristensen

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Save the Dates!

Welcome Back BBQ     :  Sept 7, 2018

BPOY 2018                   :  Nov 3, 2018

Danish Christmas Party : Dec 8, 2018

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Did you miss any of our events in April?
Here are some highlights:

DCCC Events

An Evening Full Of Blockchain Talks on the 10th of April

(Photos by Laura)

Danes Living Abroad by Danes Worldwide
on the 17th of April at the Consul General’s Residence


(Photos by Maria)

It’s a Grundfos Danish Friday!

( Photos by Maria )

Eat Your Way To Success on the 26th of April at Hooked
 
(Photos by Christy)             

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Danes Worldwide Corner

What and Who are Danes Worldwide?
Danes Worldwide serves the interests of Danes living outside Denmark. The organization advocates with politicians in Denmark on behalf of members in matters such as family unification, taxation, pensions, and other key concerns. We offer guidance provided by an in-house legal professional and by members of an expert panel. We deliver instruction in the Danish language at three different levels tailored to the needs of Danes and their children abroad. Every year, we host about 500 Danish children and teens from all over the world at Summer School, and we offer the Mini Summer School experience to younger children and their parents.

For more information, please click on this link: www.danes.dk

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Upcoming Events

May 5                       Spring is here by YP
May 10                     Return of the Vikings – Nordic Leadership in the times of extreme change
May 18                      Danish Friday by YP
May 21                      Taxes Tariffs Trade Trump China Event
May 22                      Emerging Leaders : Effective Communication
May 29                      Retailpocalypse
May 31                      Cellular Biomedical Medical Group Facility Tour
June 15                     Danish Friday
June 26                     Emerging Leaders: Know Your Own Strengths
Aug 17                       Danish Friday
Sept 7                        Welcome Back BBQ
Sept 21                      Danish Friday
Oct 19                        Danish Friday
Nov 3                         BPOY 2018 at Jing An Shangrila Hotel
Nov 16                       Danish Friday
Dec 8                         Danish Christmas Party at Henkes
To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/

Newsletter March/April 2018

Chairman’s Corner – Poul G. Kristensen
Dear Members and Friends of DCCC,

 As already announced the 15th March 2018 we held our Annual General Meeting in Shanghai. For the AGM this year we had 41 participants (17 individual and 24 corporate) plus 13 Proxy given to some of the participants. That means 37 (the highest number ever) corporate members were represented at the election of the new Board and voting for the By-laws.

 The suggested amendments to our Bylaws were approved by 2/3 of the corporate members represented at the AGM. And all the 14 nominees were elected to the Board. The new Board consist of 6 “old members” that also were there last year and 8 new members. Furthermore the YP (Young Professionals) Chairman is now a voting member of the DCCC board and we still have the honor of counting Nicolai Prytz (the Danish Consul in Shanghai) as our honorary member.

This Board is the largest ever and probably the most diversified we had had. Our Board members are more or less representing all the different Danish industries / interests and groups, therefore we are looking forward to see them all in action to the benefit of our members. Below you can see the list with all the members of the new Board.

 At the Annual General Meeting held on 15th March 2018, the board managing the daily affairs of the Chamber were elected as follows:

Chairman:                             Poul G. Kristensen

Vice Chairman:                     Christy Chen Møller

Treasurer:                              Niels Roed

Secretary:                              Echo Zhao

 

Member:                                 Ida Speyer

Member:                                 Janus Castro Grimnitz       

Member:                                 Simon Lichtenberg

Member:                                 Emil Hauch Jensen

Member:                                 Jan Peutzfeldt

Member:                                 Ole Esben Sørensen

Member:                                 Frede Juulsen

Member:                                 Mads Harder Mikkelsen

Member:                                 Steffen Schiottz-Christensen

Member:                                 Kasper Holst Kristensen

           

YP-representative:   Alexander Stig Gamborg

Honorary Member:   Nicolai Prytz

I will use this opportunity to thanks all the former, the remaining and the new members of our Board, because with their participation, work and support they make possible for DCCC to keep existing for our members and developing to new highs.

During the AGM we had the pleasure of had Lambert Bu that is a Partner in McKinsey’s Shanghai office and made an amazing interactive presentation about the Digital China.

Please mark these events in your calendar.

Welcome back BBQ 07/09/2018

BPOY 03/11/2018

X-mas Party 08/12/2018

  

Sincerely yours,

Poul G.  Kristensen 

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DCCC BOARD 2018

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Save the Dates!

Welcome Back BBQ     :  Sept 7, 2018

BPOY 2018                   :  Nov 3, 2018

Danish Christmas Party : Dec 8, 2018

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Did you miss any of our events in February/March?
Here are some highlights:
DCCC Events

Danish Friday at Terry & Loo on the 9th of February

(Photos by Terry & Loo)

International Women’s Day Breakfast & Inspiring Talks
on the 7th of March at Hooked


(Photos by Maria)

Annual General Meeting on the 15th of March
at the Radisson Blu New World Hotel


( Photos by Maria & Laura)

Danish Friday on the 16th of March at Little Creatures 


(Photos by Christy & Maria)

A Rapidly Changing World – Danish Interests and Cooperation
with China by Ambassador A. Carsten Damsgaard
on the 20th of March at the Consul General’s Residence

(Photos by Maria)

Danish Easter Lunch on the 24th of March at Mi Thai  

(Photos by Mark)                                                                                

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We are pleased to welcome our new members:

Corporate Member:

CoastZone
CoastZone is customized team building. We are mindful of the individual talent, the purpose of your team and the strategy of your company. With this in mind we move your team to High Performance.  At CoastZone we know that all journeys start with a single step. We enter your world with respect for your business to explore the opportunities for team synergies. Our first step to unchain the resources of your organization. We are a team of passionate people fully equipped with professional tools to work with your organization. We develop your team to make a lasting impact where it matters.


Asian Tigers Mobility
Asian Tigers Mobility is an international moving & relocation company, recognized as a market leader.      With offices in 14 countries across Asia and over 1500 staff on the ground and affiliations with more than 500 global partners we can offer our clients both in-depth local knowledge and a worldwide service scope. Our China offices were established in 1988 and now cover 10 cities across the country.

NILFISK
Nilfisk is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment. Riding on more than a century deep customer insights, we develop and manufacture high quality products that represent the latest technology and innovation and offer the widest product range in the industry. We have sales companies and dealers in more than 120 countries around the world to provide high quality sales and after-sales service. Nilfisk is a part of the NKT Group.

Individual Members
1. Aage  Nellemann Hansen
2. Brian Rausner
3. Jane Christoffersen

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Upcoming Events

April 10                      An Evening Full of Blockchain Talks
April 19                       Emerging Leaders: Working Globally: Focus on Nordic Culture
April 20                      It’s a GRUNDFOS Danish Friday
April 24                      Recovery of Data & Evidences: Discovery of Digital Forensic
April 26                      Eat Your Way To Success
May 10                       Return of the Vikings – Nordic Leadership in the times of extreme change
May 18                       Danish Friday by YP
May 22                       Emerging Leaders : Effective Communication
June 15                      Danish Friday
June 26                     Emerging Leaders: Know Your Own Strengths
Aug 17                        Danish Friday
Sept 7                         Welcome Back BBQ
Sept 21                       Danish Friday
Oct 19                         Danish Friday
Nov 3                         BPOY 2018 at Jing An Shangrila Hotel
Nov 16                       Danish Friday
Dec 8                         Danish Christmas Party at Henkes

To sign up for any of the above events please go to our home page: http://www.dccc-shanghai.com/events/

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