On June 15, the Embassy of Denmark in partnership with the American-Danish Business Council hosted its first in-person reception in over a year – The Danish Constitution Day Celebration. The reunion of good friends of Denmark in festive physical settings was a welcomed indication that the unusual situation we all have been living under for over a year, will soon be history.
Many dear friends of Denmark showed up to take part in the celebration, including a number of Congressmen, officials from all branches of the government, company representatives, and members of the ADBC. Guests enjoyed the nice DC summer weather and atmosphere from the Ambassadors residence with signature cocktails and Nordic cuisine to the tunes of live jazz music.
Ambassador Wisborg greeted everyone welcome and proceeded to highlight the great American-Danish relationship, emphasizing that, despite implications of Covid, two US Secretaries of State has been visiting Denmark in the past year. This speaks to the fact that our relationship is stronger than ever. After her opening remarks, the Ambassador welcomed Republican co-chair of the Congressional Friends of Denmark Caucus, Congressman Fred Upton to the stage to provide his remarks on the long-standing relationships between the US and Denmark. Hereafter, Congressman Dan Kildee took the floor and stressed the importance of our relationship and shared values on many fundamental issues of society and democracy.
After the insightful keynotes, guests continued to enjoy the evening and connected with other guests over refreshing drinks, music and tasteful food.
Thank you to all that participated in the event. We are grateful for all who came to celebrate this day with us and we look forward to many other occasions to meet again soon.
The ADBC invites you to join AmCham Denmark in their virtual 2021 U.S. Presidential Inauguration Briefing on Jan 21, 2021 at 9am EST.
As President-Elect Joe Biden ascends to office, he inherits an extremely divided nation in the middle of a global pandemic. What will the impact be for businesses operating there? Join us as we discuss the U.S. economic and political outlook, and the possible impact on business in the U.S. – Denmark’s most important market.
U.S. Economic Outlook – Ulrik Bie, Economic Editor, Berlingske Tidende U.S. Political Outlook – Steffen Kretz, Chief U.S.Correspondent, DR Business Challenges & Opportunities – Mark Luschini, President, Janney Capital Management Panel Discussion / Q&A
To sign up for this event, please use the link here.
About the speakers:
Steffen Kretz is a senior international correspondent and news presenter with the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (“DR”). Over the past 25 years, Mr. Kretz has held numerous positions within DR including a period in New York as a US correspondent. Today, Mr. Kretz is Chief US Correspondent based in Washington DC.
Ulrik Bie is currently Economic Editor at Berlingske – a Copenhagen based daily newspaper. Ulrik is an experienced economist providing research on global economic and political issues, primarily covering the United States, the United Kingdom and the euro area.
Mark D. Luschini is President and Chief Investment Officer for Janney Capital Management. Mark leads the Investment Strategy Group and in that capacity he and his team are responsible for establishing the firm’s broad outlook for the economy and financial markets developing investment strategies and financial planning.
The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Atlantic Chapter (NACC-MA), The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce DC, and the American-Danish Business Council (ADBC) hosted an afternoon visit to the Royal Norwegian Embassy on March 7. The event centred on trade policy, and the Minister Counselor of Economic Affairs, Ms. Kristin Hansen and Counselor for Trade and Industrial Affairs, Mr. Pål Somdalen made a presentation on the Norwegian perspective on trade policy. The Councellor gave insights on how the Norwegian government works with the WTO, EU and other international organizations on trade.
After the event at the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the participants from the young professionals network had an after hour drink at a local bar. All in all a great evening for socializing, exchanging ideas, share common interests and grow professionally.
We just launched a joint LinkedIn business page for the Danish missions in the US: Embassy of Denmark in the United States, the Consulate Generals, Trade Council North America and Invest in Denmark.
Please share your stories with us to post on LinkedIn.
The name of the new LinkedIn page is ‘Denmark in USA’.Our aim is to promote Danish export as well as foreign investment in Denmark and bringing together trade and innovation. With the joint LinkedIn page we want to facilitate connections, share knowledge and create workplaces in the United States.
“We call economic diplomacy front and centre of everything we do. This means that everybody employed here at the embassy and around the country at the Consulate Generals support Danish Export to the US and support American investments to Denmark. It’s the most essential thing that we do here in the US,” Lars Gert Lose, Ambassador and Chairman of Trade Council North America.
On ‘Denmark in USA’, we will be exposing stories relevant for trade, investments and innovation. Go follow the page today for the latest news and please share your success stories with us at any time. We might also repost stories from your company LinkedIn profile on ‘Denmark in the USA’.
The Trade Council in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently launches a platform to promote Danish Urban Solutions. With ever growing challenges around the globe due to increasing urbanization, demand for Danish innovative, sustainable and intelligent solutions is high. The Trade Councils extensive global network provides ample opportunities for export, and with the launch of the Urban Solutions Platform, they seek to formalize a network of missions and the Danish suppliers, technical advisors and public authorities together with developers, investors and municipalities globally.
To learn more about the platform, visit the Trade Councils website by clicking HERE and join their LinkedIn page by clicking HERE.
Coloplast develops products and services that make life easier for people with personal and private medical conditions. Working closely with the people who use the products, Coloplast creates solutions that are sensitive to their special needs. Coloplast’s business includes ostomy care, urology and continence care, and wound and skin care. Coloplast operates globally, employing more than 10,000 people.
For more information, visit Coloplast’s website: https://www.coloplast.com/