Newsletter June/July 2020

Chairman’s Corner – Kim Scheibel

Dear Members and Friends of DCCC – Shanghai/East China,

Time is flying so this newsletter will be the last before the summer holiday, where ever you may end up spending it – for most probably in China, which hopefully will still give you some relaxing days off.

We are still working on how to enlarge DCCC’s network reach within each individual member company, so please help us by filling in our questionnaire, so that our Business events can become even more fruitful for all members, when they will have a chance to exchange “do’s & don’ts” in our daily working life. Remember in DCCC-Shanghai it is: “Business before pleasure”.

In June, we restarted the psychical activities after the long Covid-19 lock-up. On 13th June, we had our first Summer BBQ with more than 140 people joining a great evening with real Danish BBQ food supplied by Danish Crown. Everyone were really happy to meet each other in person after this long time apart.

A week earlier on 5th June, we also had our first “2020 Nordic After work” networking in Suzhou with more than 50 participants joining the event.

We joined another Nordic Chamber event on 8th June for Economic Update: Chinese Stimulus Amidst Shifting Targets as well as four Webinar events together with DCBF:

  • June 2           DCCC & DCBF Webinar: Kids Zoo Vitamins Case
  • June 9           DCCC & DCBF Webinar: How Covid-19 is shaping up China’s Corporate Social Credit Score
  • June 16         DCCC & DCBF Webinar: B2C-ecommerce: Skin Care Case
  • June 23         DCCC & DCBF Webinar: Numbers behind the Covid-19 Statistics
Through great cooperation between the Royal Danish Embassy, the Sino-Danish University Center (SDC) and Danish Business in China, the Survey of Danish companies in China has been issued in June. The report shows a positive Danish outlook on Chinese business opportunities. Download it for free in English from the website:
https://kina.um.dk/da/om-os/servicenyheder/newsdisplaypage/?newsID=E83392CE-B1F0-464E-9CAA-B984951B2ADA

Remember to follow our activities on our website and 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 dates:
11th July              DCCC & YP Mikkeller Mixer
31st October       DCCC Gala Ball 2020 incl. Business Person of the Year

In August, we will start selling the tickets for the Gala Ball. This year we will use The Portman Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai and have only 200 seats, so hurry up to secure your seats before it’s too late.

As always we are looking for sponsors for our Gala Ball, so if you are able to help or want to know more details about the benefits please contact DCCC’s GM Laura Li.

DCCC office will be closed during the summer holiday, but if you have any questions then you are always more than welcome to contact any DCCC Board member incl. undersigned directly. Have a great summer and stay safe during this special time!

Sincerely Yours,

Kim Scheibel
Chairman DCCC-Shanghai/East China

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Danes Worldwide Corner

New Danish for Beginners course – at an introductory discount
Danes Worldwide introduces an entirely new online course, Danish for Beginners. It is suitable in particular for those who want to learn Danish at their own pace when it is convenient. All instructions related to the assignments are provided in English and in Danish.

The course presents basic terms and sentences in Danish, and you will learn questions and answers to enable you to converse about personal topics like your family and your day to day activities. Given that language and culture are closely related, the course contains subject matter of a cultural nature. Each week, a new theme is featured – bicycling, courtesy, and the Royal Family to name a few.

Until 31 August 2020, a special discount is offered to members. Find out more about Danish for Beginners and purchase the program here.

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Update from the Royal Danish Consulate – June 2020

The consulate general collaborates with e-commerce giant pinduoduo
The fast growing e-commerce platform, Pinduoduo (PDD), has within five years managed to reach 600 million active buyers. Consul General Jakob Linulf and the E-commerce team met with the management to talk about future collaboration, and it was here decided that the Consulate General in Shanghai would work closely together with PDD to promote Danish companies. This collaboration was born from the observation of the rising demand for quality, value-for-money products from overseas from PDD’s many users.

A month later Pinduoduo (PDD) visited and livestreamed from Pandora and Rains on Nanjing East Road in downtown Shanghai, with PDD hosts interviewing representatives from the brands explaining their products to viewers on their app.

Jesper Halle, the Danish commercial consul in Shanghai, later joined the livestreaming session, which attracted a total of over 320,000 viewers. Halle introduced over 30 Danish products to PDD users, including B & O Beoplay, Rains, Arla, Ecco, Pandora and Danisa Traditional Butter Cookies.

Digital events keeps advancing
With digital events more relevant than ever, the Danish Consulate General in Shanghai continues to upgrade technical equipment to deliver top of the line digital events. The Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai has made their very own live program “In The Spotlight”, where they aim to bring industry knowledge and insights by taking a closer look at outstanding company cases. Earlier this month, experts within the blockchain field joined to talk about the best blockchain practices in China, while the latest event had experts joining for a talk about Child-Friendly City Adaption in China.

Invest in Denmark hosted 2nd webinar for branding Danish Green Transition, Power to X
Co-organised by Invest in Denmark and China Energy Storage Application Association (CESA), the 2nd Green Transition Webinar introduced the Danish TSO’s vision for integrating VRE with PtX, as well as the PtX value chain in Denmark. IDK explained PtX opportunities in Denmark and best practise working with PtX processes between two countries, China and Denmark. The webinar attracted 130 attendees globally and 5 media.

The Danish Consulate General in Shanghai hosts Shanghai Pride event
Shanghai Pride is China’s longest running annual Pride festival and celebration of diversity. Last Saturday, the Consulate General in Shanghai hosted, together with the Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish Consulates General, a Nordic film day with selected LGBTQ short films reflecting on identity and diversity. With more than 300 visitors, this year’s Pride event at the Consulate also included a job fair with focus on workplace diversity and inclusion, rainbow marriage and how to support the LGBTQ community.

Har du hentet Udenrigsministeriets ”Rejseklar”-app?
Der er god hjælp at hente i vores gratis app, Rejseklar, hvor vi har samlet alt, hvad du skal vide om udlandsophold, så det er nemt at finde og bruge.

Her er 5 ting, du skal vide om Rejseklar:

1.Du kan finde alle vores rejsevejledninger direkte i app’en.
2.Det er nemt at tilmelde sig Danskerlisten i app’en. Når du er tilmeldt, kan vi komme i kontakt med dig, hvis der opstår en større krise som f.eks. en naturkatastrofe, et terrorangreb eller politiske uroligheder.
3.Hvis der pludseligt opstår en krise i det land, du er i, kan vi sende dig en push-besked med vigtig information om, hvad du kan gøre.
4,App’en har kontaktoplysninger til nærmeste danske ambassade eller konsulat, uanset hvor i verden du befinder dig.
5.Du kan læse om, hvad du kan gøre, hvis du f.eks. bliver syg, udsat for røveri eller får problemer på rejsen.
Hvert år hjælper vi flere tusinde danskere, når uheldet er ude. Med Rejseklar, kan vi bedre hjælpe dig.
Rejseklar findes til smartphones og kan hentes gratis i App Store til iPhone eller Google Play til Android.
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Save the Date

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

 

DCCC Summer BBQ on 13th June

(Photos by Poul)

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Upcoming Events

July 11            DCCC & YP Mikkeller Mixer
August  28      Nordic Afterwork in Shanghai
October 31     DCCC Business Person of the Year Gala Ball 2020

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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