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Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) was established in 1917 by the Danish Society for the Advancement of Business Education (now k

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NBH

We are NBH – YOUR CHINA BRAND TEAM

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Bakkafrost

Bakkafrost P/F

Bakkafrost, which was established in 1968, is a salmon company with farming activities in the Faroe Islands and Sco

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Radiometer Medical ApS

Radiometer Medical ApS

Radiometer is a global provider of solutions for acute care testing.

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Mictory Ltd.
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Bech-Bruun

Bech-Bruun Law Firm P/S

Bech-Bruun is a full-service law firm providing client-focused, interdisciplinary legal services.

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Trayton Group

Trayton Group

Trayton Group was founded in 1995 in Shanghai, by its present CEO, the Danish born Simon Lichtenberg.Their focus and core compe

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G&O Maritime Group

G&O Maritime Group A/S

G&O Maritime Group was founded in 2014 when Gertsen & Olufsen acquired Atlas Incinerators, and they grew further the fo

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DSV A/S

DSV A/S

DSV is a global supplier of transport and logistics services.

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Ørsted Wind Power A/S

Ørsted Wind Power A/S

Ørsted Wind Power A/S (previously known as DONG Energy) is a leading energy company in Northern Europe and active across the wh

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Gorrissen Federspiel

Gorrissen Federspiel Advokatpartnerselskab

Gorrissen Federspiel is a full service law firm with practice areas covering all aspects of Danish and EU commercial law.

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C3 Consulting ApS

C3 Consulting ApS

C3 Consulting partners with our clients to optimize their global business by providing tailored training solutions to enhance c

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Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited

Ming Yang Wind Power European R&D Center ApS

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited is a leading wind turbine manufacturer in Ch

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A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S

A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S

The Maersk Group is a worldwide conglomerate established in 1904 and operates in some 130 countries with a workforce of over 89

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Baltic Asiatic Holdings A/S

Baltic Asiatic Holdings A/S

Baltic Asiatic Holding A/S' main business is specializing in trading and

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Envision Energy (Denmark) ApS

Envision AESC

Since its foundation, Envision Energy has maintained constant growth in its business operations, becoming a leading global prov

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Nordic Match

Nordic Match Ltd.

Nordic Match is a boutique M&A and Strategy Advisor headquartered in

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Novo Nordisk A/S

Novo Nordisk A/S

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 89 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care.

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BESTSELLER A/S

BESTSELLER A/S

BESTSELLER is a family-owned clothing and accessories company founded in Denmark in 1975 by the Holch Povlsen family.

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Topsoe A/S

Topsoe A/S

Topsøe A/S was founded in 1940.

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AVK Holding A/S

AVK Holding A/S

The AVK Group comprises AVK Holding A/S and subsidiaries employ more than

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Kamstrup A/S

Kamstrup A/S

Kamstrup is a leading manufacturer of metering solutions for the energy industry.

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IRD Fuel Cells A/S

IRD Fuel Cells A/S

IRD Fuel Cells is a global manufacturer of components for fuel cells, hydrogen production and flow batteries, offering the core

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Ejlskov A/S

Ejlskov A/S

Ejlskov specializes in turnkey clean-up solutions for soil and groundwater contaminat

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TAJCO A/S

TAJCO GROUP A/S

TAJCO develops and manufactures premium steel trims for the global automotive industry and is the market leader within its fiel

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ISS

ISS A/S

ISS is a leading global workplace experience and facility management company.

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Medicoindustrien

Medicoindustrien

Medicoindustrien is the industry association for

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Invactor

RM Group Holding A/S / Invactor

Invactor is a business facilitator with an Egg-to-Bird philosophy and run

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AWA Denmark A/S

AWA Denmark A/S

AWA is a leading consultancy firm in intellectual property (IP).

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Struers ApS

Struers ApS

Struers is a production company that develops, manufactures and distributes materialographic solutions for the preparation and

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Kelsen Group A/S

The story of Kjeldsens® Butter Cookies begins in 1933.

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Arla Foods amba

Arla Foods amba

Arla Foods' mission is to offer modern consumers milk-based food products

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Sejr Kina Solutions

Sejr Kina Solutions is an agency specialising in assisting Danish and Nordic brands with entering and growing in the Chinese ma

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Atos Medical AB

Acquired by Coloplast in 2021, Atos Medical is the Voice and Respiratory division of Coloplast.

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Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change.

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FOSS A/S

FOSS A/S

The family-owned FOSS company was founded in 1956 and today is the world’s leading producer of innovative analytical instrument

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GoGift A/S

Since 2003, GoGift has taken the lead in opti

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Blue Water Shipping

Blue Water Shipping A/S

Blue Water Shipping is a global provider of all logistics services in modern supply chain management.

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Fertin Pharma A/S

Fertin Pharma A/S

Fertin Pharma is a family-owned company based in Denmark.  The company’s heritage in chewing gum has lasted 100 years and today

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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners P/S

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) is a fund management company specialized in offering tailor-made investments in energy

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Thomsen Trampedach

Thomsen Trampedach

Thomsen Trampedach is an Online Brand Protection service provider with offices in Cop

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Zacco

Zacco Advokatanpartsselskab

Zacco is a leading IP consultancy company with 24 offices in Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden. Zacco provides not only paten

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Coloplast A/S

Coloplast A/S

Coloplast was founded in 1957 and is today a global market leader within intimate healthcare striving to make life easier for p

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Dynaudio A/S

Dynaudio has been researching, designing, engineering and building legendary loudspeakers in Denmark since 1977.

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Asia Base

Asia Base Holding A/S

Asia Base is a Danish-owned consultant company established in China in 19

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Tahota Law Firm

Founded on May 2000, Tahota Law Firm has undergone more than two decades of rapid development, and has become a leading compreh

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Demant Logo

Demant

Demant is a world-leading hearing healthcare and technology group offering a broad range of innovati

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Danish Association of Cosmetics and Detergents

Danish Association of Cosmetics and Detergents

The Danish Association of Cosmetics and Detergents is the Denmark's largest trade association for Danish and international comp

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Danish Pharmaceutical Industry

Danish Pharmaceutical Industry

Danish Pharmaceutical Industry works hard to provide quality food supplements, with natural vitamins, organic minerals and no e

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Danish Export Association

Danish Export Association (Eksportforeningen)

Danish Export Association is a private, non-profit organisation for the p

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ETRADAN

ETRADAN ApS

The company has a history of 35 years, and is continuously developing new, unique products of its own design.

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China-direct.biz
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LEGO System A/S

LEGO Group

The LEGO Group is a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark.

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Grundfos

Grundfos Holding A/S

Grundfos pioneers solutions to the world's water and climate challenges and improves quality of life for people.

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Danske Bank A/S

Danske Bank A/S

The Danske Bank Group, founded in 187

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Royal Greenland A/S

Royal Greenland A/S

Royal Greenland’s heritage dates back to 1774 where the Royal Danish Trade was founded in Greenland.

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Pluribus

Pluribus ApS

Pluribus ApS was established in 2007 as an independent advisory and consultancy company by its sole owner and CEO, Sven Riskaer

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ECCO Sko A/S

ECCO Sko A/S

ECCO, a world leading brand of shoes combining style and comfort, has built its success on uncompromising quality, innovative t

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GN Audio A/S

GN Audio A/S

GN Audio is part of the GN Group.

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Danfoss A/S

Danfoss A/S

Danfoss is one of Denmark’s largest industrial groups and a global leader

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Hummel - Creating a Sustainable Brand Succes in the Ultra-Competitive Chinese Market

Date: June 18, 2024

Event: Webinar


Join us at this webinar to experience the fascinating story of how Hummel, one of the most iconic Danish fashion brands, managed to break through in the Chinese market and achieve strong growth while being true to its original brand DNA. Bjørn Karlsen, Brand Director at Leaf Digital and one of the main driving forces behind hummel’s success, will take you along on the journey from wrestling with distributor management, creating a relatable and authentic local brand image, running social and e-com channels to the all-important localized content production.

The webinar will also dig into the crucial question of how to create and support a long-lasting brand cycle in China, which is proving elusive for so many brands.

Click here to register (for DCBF, DCCC and DCCHK members only).

 

Speaker

Bjørn Ingwar Karlsen, Brand lead & partner at Leaf Digital

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Automatisk genereret beskrivelse

Bjørn Ingwar Karlsen has lived and worked in China for 15 years driving commercial success for Danish brands in the market. With a background that stretches across most aspects of working with branding in China, Bjørn has unique insights on how to run a foreign brand in China and avoid the many potential pitfalls. Currently, Bjørn is a partner at the Shanghai-Aarhus based digital agency Leaf Digital, where he is making sure clients are always on top of the developments in China’s fast-changing SoMe and e-commerce landscapes.

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China's Greater Bay Area - Business Opportunities for Danish Companies

Date: June 26, 2024

Event: Webinar


The economic potential in China's Greater Bay Area (GBA) is immense, with its rapidly growing GDP surpassing 13 trillion yuan, a dynamic consumer market of 86 million people, and strategic infrastructure enhancements fostering a conducive environment for foreign companies.

Join us at this webinar, where we in collaboration with experts with extensive experience from the region, explore how financial sector openness and simplified market access in China's Greater Bay Area unlock business opportunities - Featuring insights from the case company: Lundbeck.

Click here to register (for DCBF, DCCC and DCCHK members only).

The Business Environment in the Greater Bay Area 
The Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macao Greater Bay Area, also simply known as the Greater Bay Area (GBA), is a megalopolis with the largest and most populated urban area among the four largest bay areas in the world. It consists of nine cities in China's Guangdong Province, being Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Foshan, Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Huizhou, Jiangmen & Zhaoqing, as well as the two special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macao. The total population is 86 million people, or 5% of China's total, and is expected to rach 100 million by 2030. Since the announcement of the outline GBA development plan in 2019, the total GDP of the area has surpassed 13 trillion yuan. Already today, GBA is not only a huge and dynamic consumer market, but also a critical export hub accounting 37 % of China's exports. The GBA infrastructure includes five international airports, advanced high-speed railway connections, and three of the World's top ten container ports.

In December 2023, China revealed a three-year action plan for the GBA focusing on increasing openness in Mainland China's financial sector with the intention of enhancing the market environment in the GBA. The plan envisions simplified market entry procedures and institutional barrier elimination in order to reduce costs and promote a sound ecosystem for business and intends to ease regulatory standards potentially boosting the attractiveness of the GBA for foreign enterprises.

While the regulations and integration of the area are only starting to take shape these years, the GBA is envisioned by Chinese Government planners to become an integrated economic area by 2035.

Agenda:

  • 09:00-09:05 - Welcome Remarks & Introduction
    by Hans Henrik Pontoppidan, Secretary General of DCBF
     
  • 09:05-09:20 - Welcome Remarks on Danish Business in the Greater Bay Area
    by Søren Bindesbøll, Consul General at the Royal Danish Consulate in Guangzhou
     
  • 09:20-09:35 - Overview of China’s Greater Bay Area
    by Professor XU Lihe, Associate Dean of GBA Institute, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS)
     
  • 09:35-09:50 - China’s Global Rise: Trajectories, Opportunities and Challenges
    by Professor LI Xing, Professor Emeritus Aalborg University, Guangdong Institute for International Strategies (GIIS)
     
  • 09:50-10:05 - Company Case: How Lundbeck makes use of the GBA Opportunities
    by Minglei Zhu, Vice President for Government Affairs & Market Access, Lundbeck China
     
  • 10:05-10:30 - Q&A and Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

  • Søren Bindesbøll, Consul General of the Royal Danish Consulate in Guangzhou,
  • Professor XU Lihe, associate dean of GBA Institute, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS)
  • Professor LI Xing, professor emeritus Aalborg University, Guangdong Institute for International Strategies (GIIS)
  • Minglei Zhu, Vice President for Government Affairs & Market Access, Lundbeck China

 

Click here to register (for DCBF, DCCC and DCCHK members only).

Please contact info@dcbf.dk if you have any questions.

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