The Ambassador had the pleasure of attending “Danish Heritage Night” at the Washington Capitals, along with Congressman Hoyer and several ADBC members. The evening proved to be a great success for both ADBC members and the Capitals, with ADBC members enjoying a rewarding opportunity to network and the Capitals beating Minnesota Wild after a thrilling game. The occasion of the “Danish Heritage Night” was the Danish Capitals player Lars Eller, who after joining the Capitals in 2016 has proven to be a hit with the fans.
The Embassy representing Denmark
Several representatives from the Embassy were also present at the game, providing fans with both information about Denmark and some entertainment. Many enthusiastic fans grabbed both flyers and asked questions about Denmark, but what seemed to be the most popular attraction was the Embassy representative dressed as a Danish Viking, with dozens of fans wanting to get their picture taken with him.
The American-Danish Business Council had the pleasure of inviting their Young Professional Members to a networking event at the Embassy the 25th of January 2017. 40 young American professionals joined for an evening of vibrant networking in addition to valuable company presentations.
Investing in the U.S.
The Young Professionals Network offers members the opportunity to join a social network for young students and professionals interested in fostering relations and increasing trade between the U.S. and Denmark. The theme for the night was “Investing in the U.S. – what’s in it for Scandinavian companies and how can they contribute to the competitive U.S. market?”. Representatives from Statoil, Skanska Infrastructure Development and Terma were present to talk on the subject.
The event hosted at the Embassy was in collaboration with DIS- Study abroad in Scandinavia, the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington, D.C. and Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, who all invited their members for an opportunity to network with other young professionals. To read more about the Young Professionals Network, please click here.
The 2016 Board Meeting of American-Danish Business Council was held on December 2nd. During the meeting, the year of 2016 was evaluated with a certain focus on the positive growth of American-Danish Business Council. We are pleased to announce that we have seen a 45 percent of member increase since fall 2015. We owe a great thanks to our members for supporting the council and ensuring this positive development. We are now looking towards 2017, where our strategic priorities include value-creating activities for our members and an enhancement our member’s access to the Congress.
On May 14th 2016, the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassies of 28 EU Member States to the United States open their doors to the public during the EU Embassies’ Open House Day.
As an exclusive opportunity for ADBC members, the Embassy of Denmark invites you to showcase your company during our open house event.
If you would like to showcase a product, be represented with flyers, roll-ups or merchandise, or in any other way showcase the expertise and innovation of your company, please contact Justin Origen on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible as space is limited. There is no participation fee for members of ADBC.
About the EU open house event
This annual event is the highlight of the Washington May calendar and is celebrated during Europe Week. The event draws +50.000 visitors in total and +5000 to the embassy of Denmark alone. This year the EU Delegation is, for the first time, contemplating a general theme namely; sustainability.
The Danish Embassy will be focusing on quality of life and sustainability as Denmark frequently tops the world rankings when it comes to green tech and general satisfaction with life. Therefore the Danish Embassy will showcase various aspects of Danish values and culture at the open house.
Each embassy will open to the public on Saturday May 14th 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm, offering a rare look inside the buildings as well as providing a unique opportunity to experience the country’s cultural heritage and national traditions.