Greetings from the Ambassador

Dear members,

It has indeed been a very busy month of September at the Embassy. In this newsletter we invite you to read about our latest activities.

Under the headline “Innovating Through Business Partnerships”, Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince Couple of Denmark together with the Minister for Business and Growth and the Minister for Environment and Food led a business delegation of almost 60 different Danish companies on an export promotional trip to Washington, D.C. and Boston.

We have been working on this export promotional tour for many months, and I am extremely grateful to see ADBC members and all the other companies, guests of companies, the organizers, and of course Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince Couple and the Ministers taking part in making the export promotional tour an unforgettable success. I want to thank all ADBC members in particular for contributing to this landmark event. Below you can read more about the royal visit and find some pictures from the events.

To name a few of our great activities, we started out with a welcoming reception at the Residence with the purpose to inaugurate our new art exhibition in the Residence. The first part of the export promotional tour was officially kicked off with an opening event held in U.S. Chamber of Commerce with great success. Before taking off to Boston, we had an amazing Grand Ball held at Smithsonian’s Arts and Industry Building – a wonderful evening in truly beautiful surroundings. In Boston we were delighted to invite our delegation to a range of sector events as well as a unique business luncheon in the State House, hosted by the Governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker.

The U.S. is a highly pivotal market for Denmark, and as Embassy it is one of our finest duties to support our talented companies in their activities on the U.S. market and to enhance the contact between Danish companies and their U.S. stakeholders.

Before the export promotional tour I was honoured to welcome some of Denmark’s soldiers wounded in war at a reception here at the Residence. Together we visited Ground Zero in New York in memory of 9/11, where after the soldiers continued their U.S. trip. It was a pleasure to experience the support from ADBC members including the financial support from ADBC to make this visit possible.

By these remarks I would like to conclude with a look towards the last part of 2016. I am delighted to know that we have several interesting ADBC activities coming up. Especially in November, as the Danish frigate Peter Willemoes arrives in Baltimore to take part in an exercise with a U.S. carrier group. On that occasion we naturally take the opportunity to showcase Danish interests onboard the frigate and invite all our ABDC members to experience this frigate while in Baltimore. More info to follow shortly.

I wish you all best,

Ambassador Lars Gert Lose

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