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ADYP event on American-Danish relations

Yesterday April 24th, the American-Danish Young Professionals hosted an event at the Embassy of Denmark focusing on American-Danish relations, both from a diplomatic mission and a corporate perspective.

Vice Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Lars Bo Møller, Market Director at Rambøll in the USA, Ms. Mette Søs Lassesen, and Senior Director Government & Public Affairs, LEGO Americas, Ms. Nancy MacPherson all gave inspiring presentations on ways to “do business” between Denmark and U.S. as well as funny observations about cultural differences. To the surprise of the participants, Ms. Nancy MacPherson from LEGO tested the cognitive skills of the audience by handing out 6 pieces of LEGO bricks asking everyone to build a duck in 45 seconds. The countless ways to visualize and interpret “the LEGO Duck” resulted great amusement and let to a lot of mingling and networking after the presentations.

We would like to thank the presenters as well as the participants for their entertaining and inspirational engagement and participation at the event.

Here are a three examples of the “LEGO ducks”:

 

We hope to see you for our future events!

Please remember to sign up as a member (free) at www.usadk.org/adyp to receive information about future events.

Upcoming events for ADBC Members

ADBC Young Professional event at the Danish Embassy

April 24th

In April ADBC’s Young Professional Network hosts a network event at the Danish Embassy. Deputy Chief of Mission, Lars Bo Møller will give a presentation about Danish-American relations, and the two ADBC Members Rambøll and LEGO has agreed to give the young people some inspiring company presentations.

2018 Food Fight – charity event

May 6th

ADBC Member, Systematic, has given us a unique opportunity to contribute to a truly good cause. The charity, Feed My Starving Children, is hosting the Food Fight 2018, where we get to join about 25,000 volunteers packing food for those in need around the world.

ADBC Members are invited to join #Team Denmark along with Systematic, Danish Vice Ambassador Lars Bo Møller and Danish Embassy staff on May 6th at 9AM at the Dulles Expo Center to give a couple of hours of your weekend to make a difference.

Who can fill the most boxes with food? Please bring your family along!

EU Open House

May 12th

The Embassy of Denmark hosts an Open House in collaboration with other EU nations. ADBC

You are also invited to just bring your families and enjoy the different Danish activities and food.

Woonded Warrior reception, Virginia Beach

June 1st

As part of the Woonded Warrior Week, ADBC hosts a reception in honor of the attending Danish veterans. The Ambassador will attend along with both local and Danish dignitaries.

ADBC Annual Meeting and Constitution Day

June 5th

Celebration of the Danish Constitution Day at the embassy residence emphasizing the close, rewarding and necessary cooperation and friendship between Denmark and the United States. Hosted by Ambassador Lose.

DC Pride

June 9th

The Danish Embassy participate in DC Pride along with our Nordic colleagues. We will have a Nordic Float in the Parade. ADBC Members, families and ADBC young Professionals are welcome to walk with us in the parade and celebrate this festive day.

DC Jazz Festival

June 17th

On this year’s Jazz Festival in Washington DC, Denmark has a pavilion and the Danish group Hess is more will play at the festival.

Christmas Cocktail Party

December

Ambassador Lose hosts the annual Christmas Cocktail Party at the residence. ADBC members are invited alongside with their key stakeholders, together with political and cultural stakeholders of the Embassy.

ADBC reception with Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Key Account Managers

On March 19th, following the ADBC board meeting, all ADBC members were invited for a reception at the Ambassador’s residence to great the Danish Foreign Ministry’s “Key Account Managers.” Key Account Managers are “Heads of Trade” from the Danish Missions around the world. They each act as coordinator with regards to the arrangements between one Danish company and the Danish Foreign Ministry globally. In the week of March 19th, the Foreign Ministry’s Key Account Managers were gathered in the U.S. and ADBC members were invited and encouraged to meet them.

Nancy MacPherson, Senior Director for Government & Public Affairs, LEGO Americas elaborates:

“It was great to have the chance to discuss LEGO’s policy priorities with the Key Account managers building on our long partnership with the Danish Foreign Ministry around the world”.

ADBC Members join Congressman Hoyer and the Ambassador for a night of hockey

Thrilling game

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.

Young Professionals Network Event

Networking Event

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.

Collaboration

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.

ADBC Board Meeting

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.

EU Open House May 14th 2016

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 jusori@um.dk 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.