Nordic Leadership in China - The Edge of an Inclusive Leadership Style in a Chinese Context

Event: Partner Event with DCCC
Date: 28/11/2019
Venue: Royal Danish Consulate General, Shanghai Room 3101, 2201 Yan'an West Road, Shanghai

The Nordic Leadership Style is characterized by being Nurturing, Open, Responsivem, Direct, Inclusive and Commited - and has a lot to offer in a fast-paced, everchanging and challenging working-environment where we fight for innovation, self-motivated and -driven work-individuals who are ready to challenge the status quo and yet able to deliver and perform when needed. This afternoon we discuss what the what the Nordic Leadership style is and has to offer, and what to take into consideration when applying it in a Chinese context. It is important to mix-and-match the approach to get the best from both worlds and to blend it into a style which attracts a broad Chinese workforce and avoids some of the pitfalls which may arise if we do not take cultural sensitivities into consideration. When mixed and matched well, we end up with a leadership style which is competitive, builds on the strengths and ideas from employees and ensures that teams work well together. This afternoon you get insight into the secret sauce of this blend from real life stories and theoretical inputs from Pernille Hippe Brun, Lotte Norgreen and Yingli Kier, all three esteemed guest-speakers and with extensive experience from leading in China.


Event: Opportunities on the Frontier

Event: Partner Event with Danske Bank
Date: 21/11/2019
Venue: Danske Bank, Kuppelsalen, Copenhagen

How wild is the West of China really? What opportunities does it hold for your business? And where are the sectors that will benefit from the giant shifts underway in Western China?

At this event an economist, a diplomat and two experienced CEO’s will present you with the possibilities for Danish companies in Western China. At the feet of the Himalayas lies one of the least known mega-cities of the worldChongqing is the size of Austria with a population like the Netherlands. Situated in the middle of what is primed to be the next frontier for Chinese economic growth: Western China

The region is replicating the structures that brought unparalleled growth to the Eastern shores of the countryand it is at the center of Beijing’s economic plans for the next decade. 2000 kilometers inland from cosmopolitan Shanghai, Western China is more authentically Chinese than the seaboard metropolis, but still capable of meeting the demands of Danish businesses.

Lars Eskild Jensen, Consul General at the Danish Trade Council in Chongqing, will reveal how he can help Danish companies access carefully selected opportunities within the environment, energy, food and health sector. All are ripe for Danish technology and knowhow, but at the same time requires companies to navigate between government regulations and private partnerships. Our two CEO’s will give their insights on how to succeed based on their lived experiences. Meanwhile, Danske Banks’ Chief China Economist Allan von Mehren will give his analysis on the economic structures set to benefit Western China and your company in the coming decades. As the East has matured and competition intensified, the West presents itself as an attractive alternative in a wide variety of markets.

Whether you are looking to enter the Chinese market or you are already well established, this event will give you the knowledge you need to make your next move in the world’s most dynamic economy.

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Event: The Latest Adjustments within Trademark Law and Intellectual Property Rights in China

Event: Partner event with the Danish Patent and Trademark Office
Date: 01/11/2019
Venue: Helgeshøj Alle 81, 2630 Taastrup

Is your company up to date with the latest Trademark Laws and Intellectual Property Rights in China? Doing business in China requires a constant up to date knowledge on the regulatory framework in ChinaTherefore, the seminar will provide insights on:

  • Revision to China Trademark Law in 2019 and newly issued Judicial Guidelines of Beijing High Court on trial of trademark case as well as their influences to the business of Danish companies in China
  • Revision to China Anti-Unfair Competition Law in 2019 and its influence on the business of Danish companies in China
  • Progress of Proposed Revision to Patent Law of China
  • China IP litigation and development of Guiding Case scheme of Supreme People’s Court

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Webinar: Intellectual Property Rights in China

Event: Webinar in Coorporation with The Danish Trademark and Patent Office feat. Mr. Charles Feng
Date: 01/11/2019

Mr. Charles Feng, Partner at East & Concord Partners will share his knowledge on China's Anti-Unfair Competition Law 2019 and its influence to the business of Danish companies in China. Additionally, the progress of Proposed Revision to Patent Law of China as well as China IP litigation and development of Guiding Case scheme of Supreme People's Court.

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Webinar: Adjustments to the Chinese Trademark Law per 1st of November 2019

Event: Webinar in Coorporation with The Danish Trademark and Patent Office feat. Mr. Charles Feng
Date: 01/11/2019

1st November 2019 China will have an updated trademark law. China has previously had problems with ‘malicious registrations’, which in effect has blocked for the real right holders’ registrations. The new law amendment aims to change this.

Mr. Charles Feng, Partner at East & concord Partners, will share his view on the Revision to China Trademark Law in 2019 and newly issued Judicial Guidelines of Beijing High Court on trial of trademark case as well as their influences to the business of Danish companies in China.

 

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Webinar: Adjustments to the Foreign Investment Law in China per 1st of january 2020

Event: Webinar w. Naom David Sterm, China Direct
Date: 29/10/2019

Despite China's continued economic reform and opening-up policy since December 1978 that has given foreign investors better access to the Chinese market, China has faced repeated international criticism over its gradual market opening and alleged discrimination of foreign investors. To further the reform process and build confidence among foreign investors, China adopted the new 'Foreign Investment Law of the PRC' (FIL) which will take effect on 1 January 2020.

Noam David Stern, China-Direct, will explain the background of the new FIL, go through the key articles and provisions of the FIL, highlight the main differences and implications of the FIL for both WFOEs and JVs and propose measures to ensure compliance with the FIL.

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Online Discussion Group: VAT; Introduction to Grundfos' Internal Procedures With Anders Skøtt, Grundfos Operations A/S

Event: Online Discussion Group w. Anders Skøtt, Grundfos Operations A/S
Date: 22/10/2019

At the last VAT discussion group, it was mentioned that Grundfos had made certain changes to their internal procedures which to a much higher degree ensured that VAT flow was thought into the equation. Often it is an issue in many companies that the processes are not designed for the VAT handling which then becomes very cumbersome.

A short introduction as to what Grundfos has implemented, but also the challenges along the way will be presented by Anders Skøtt, Grundfos Operations A/S after which there will be an open dialogue and exchange of views.

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Online Discussion Group: Retail Considerations with Dennis Jørgensen, Trollbeads

Event: Online Discussion Group w. Dennis Jørgensen, Trollbeads
Date: 15/10/2019

One of our members needs to decide on whether they should open retail shops on their own, enter into franchise contracts, or shop-in-shop concepts. They would like to know from other DCBF members who have have had similar considerations regarding their experiences and findings. What are the pros’ and cons’ of such move? What should one be aware of?

Dennis Jørgensen, Trollbeads, has been in China for the last nine years and will share his experiences after which there will be an open discussion and exchange of views.

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The Future Belongs to Asia - Aarhus

Event: Partner event with Handelsbanken, Dua Associates, Bech Bruun, Indian Danish Chamber of Commerce
Date: 25/09/2019
Venue: Handelsbanken, Aarhus Syd, Axel Kiers Vej 11, 8270 Højbjerg (Aarhus)

Is your current company setup ready for Asia? Do you have a smooth operation between the regions? Are you thinking of the Asian region but not sure how to get involved? Come and share your experiences and learn about the latest developments on why Asia could be your company’s future!

Join Danish-Chinese Business Forum, Indian Danish Chamber of Commerce, Handelsbanken, Bech-Bruun and Dua Associates for an Economic and Legal update on how to effectively run your Asian business units and secure your ROI.

Opportunities for 10-minute 1-on-1 meetings with the experts from 11.00-12.00 and 16.45-17.15.

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The Future Belongs to Asia - Copenhagen

Event: Partner event with Handelsbanken, Dua Associates, Bech Bruun, Indian Danish Chamber of Commerce
Date: 24/09/2019
Venue: Handelsbanken Amager, Arne Jacobsens Allé 15, 2300 København S

Is your current company setup ready for Asia? Do you have a smooth operation between the regions? Are you thinking of the Asian region but not sure how to get involved? Come and share your experiences and learn about the latest developments on why Asia could be your company’s future!

Join Danish-Chinese Business Forum, Indian Danish Chamber of Commerce, Handelsbanken, Bech-Bruun and Dua Associates for an Economic and Legal update on how to effectively run your Asian business units and secure your ROI.

Opportunities for 10-minute 1-on-1 meetings with the experts from 11.00-12.00 and 16.15-17.00.

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Exporting Products to China via E-Commerce

Event: Partner event with Alibaba and Dansk Erhverv
Date: 19/06/2019
Venue: Dansk Erhverv

What Chinese consumers want!

A consumer-centric approach to entering the China market.

As many international companies will affirm, selling online in China is not as easy as simply listing products on e-commerce platforms. The secret to grabbing Chinese consumers' attention is offering the right products at the right price points, combined with relevant and targeted marketing techniques. Products, pricing and marketing campaigns must be customised, localised and personalised for Chinese audiences; then repeatedly tested and adjusted to meet the changing tastes of China's increasingly hard-to-please consumers.

Join us for a one-day workshop to gain valuable insights into what Chinese consumers want. Experts will share their advice on how to leverage data from Alibaba's vast ecosystem of e-commerce, media, services and bricks & mortar channels to develop, design and market your products in the right ways.

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Made for China!

Event: Supported event organized by Midtnet Kina
Date: 22/05/2019
Venue: VIA University College, Ceres Byen 24, 8000 Aarhus C

Vi er glade for at være medarrangører på Midtnet Kinas afslutningsevent, der bliver afholdt i Århus den 22. Maj 2019.
Tilmeld dig eventet og få ny inspiration til at angribe det kinesiske marked.

Dagens Keynote speakers er Christina Boutrup og Lene Gammelgaard og der vil være mulighed for konsulentsparring med Heidi Larsen fra Plus 7 og Niels Christian Flintholm fra EF Consult.

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Online Access to the Chinese Consumers and the Fight Against IPR Infringement in China!

Event: Partner Event with DCBF members AWA Denmark, Ehub Nordic, PSU China & Thomsen Trampedach
Date: 09/05/2019

Get online presence in China through cross border e-commerce platforms. Start testing, learning and selling your products on the world’s largest e-commerce market and be alert on brand protection.

• Get online presence.
• Start testing your products.
• Gain knowledge about the Chinese market and its consumers.
• Digital marketing and driving sales in China.
• Trademark registration, IPR investigation and infringement.

AWA will guide you through the steps in gaining an international trademark as well as the trademark protection needed in order to sell your brand on crossborder e-commerce platforms in China. PSU China and Thomsen Trampedach have teamed up in a cooperation that covers IPR related investigations, combining Thomsen Trampedach's expertise in Brand Monitoring/Market Screening and methodology of takedowns from Chinese E-Commerce, with PSU’s expertise in gathering evidence of infringement “on the ground” in China. PSU and Thomsen Trampedach will provide us with case studies during the seminar. Stelton will explain their journey to China with both online and offline experience. Raunsborg will tell their story of why they have chosen to start online sales in China.

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Hidden Costs, Business Optimization & SDG no.16

Event: Partner Event with DCBF Members IFU, MICTORY Management & Ecco and Waever Group
Date: 02/05/2019
Venue: Copenhagen

Now it’s time to go in depth with one of the 17 SDGs!

SDG no. 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

The reason for DCBF to focus on the SDG no. 16, is that it can help businesses to paying attention to their potential hidden costs and how to optimize their businesses by developing and strengthening effective and transparent processes.  As tomorrow's business challenges are formed by industrial espionage, corruption, cyber threats, fraud and loss of market shares, investments in modern corporate security has become more important than ever before.

Join this event to get insight into how hidden costs might affect your business and gain tools to optimize your business. Stiig Waever from Waever Group will elaborate prevention of business losses. Steffen Sciottz-Christensen will introduce how IFU works with problems related to corruption in emerging markets. Søren Jensen and Søren Niebuhr from MICTORY Management will go in depth with the frequent compliance breaches and illusions causing challenges for companies. Finally, Peter Schøtt Knudsen from ECCO will tell about how ECCO work with SDG 16.5 and 16.6..

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Annual General Meeting 2019

Event: Partner event with DCBF members Deloitte and Tradeshift
Date: 09/04/2019
Venue: Deloitte, Weidekampsgade 6, 2300 København S

For DCBF Members Exclusively

Focus: Tech & Entrepreneurship in China

The Annual General Meeting for DCBF members is an inspiring afternoon and evening, co-hosted with Deloitte and Tradeshift, where Denmark's most ambitious business people gather. This year's theme is Project Verified Danish, Tech and Entrepreneurship in China  - and how to ensure the innovator’s gene is engrained in your business practices. This year’s speakers include Bo Ji from CKGSB Europe, Mikkel Hippe Brun from Tradeshift and Rasmus Winther Mølbjerg from Deloitte.

Furthermore, Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO of Energy Division at A.P. Møller Mærsk & Chairman of Danish-Chinese Business Forum and Anders Vad Dons, CEO of Deloitte, will give a welcome speech.

Our keynote speakers are Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, and Ms. Deng Ying, H.E. Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Denmark.

Leading up the the Annual General Meeting, we will have a lively and inspiring afternoon consisting of inspirational speakers and interactive sessions. Join different sessions covering everything tech and entrepreneurial from Verified Danish to the innovator’s gene to blockchain to the inspirational story of one company that set out to digitize and connect everything between buyers and sellers.

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Nordic China Smart City Conference

Event: Conference Organized in Cooperation with IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Date: 26/03/2019
Venue: Stockholm, Sweden

NORDIC OPPORTUNITIES IN CHINA'S NEW CITY DEVELOPMENT WITHIN GREEN INDUSTRY AND HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS

Danish-Chinese Business Forum is supporting partner, together with CLEAN and Nordic Flex House, at this year’s Nordic China Smart City Conference, held in Stockholm 26th-28th March. The conference is organized by The Embassy of P.R. of China in Sweden, Sweden-China Trade Council Sweden-China, Greentech Alliance and Swecare. The aim of the Conference is to promote cooperation & business opportunities as well as knowledge exchange between the Nordics and China, focusing on green technology and health in urban development.

At the conference you can:

  • Join Matchmaking session to pitch your organization and product.
  • Know more about specific projects for investment opportunities
  • Access Chinese representatives from both local and provincial governments.

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The China SME Road Show 2019 – The China opportunity is just beginning!

Event: Partner event with DCBF Members Danfoss and Danske Bank
Date: 22/03/2019
Venue: Danske Bank Erhverv, Kolding

GET AN UPDATE ON THE LATEST TOOLS TO SUCCED IN CHINA!

Danfoss, Danske Bank and DCBF have teamed up to give you an insightful morning with a great team of experts.
Hans Erik Bylling will give a keynote speech on how Aller Aqua Group has succeeded in China. Furthermore, Allan von Mehren from Danske Bank, Noam David Stern from China-direct.biz, Niels Christian Flintholm from EF Consult and Annette Dahl from C3 Consulting will provide insights on how to do business in China as a SME.

There will be opportunities for 10-minute 1-on-1 meetings with experts from Danske Bank, the secretariat of DCBF and DCBF member organizations China-direct.biz, EF Consult & C3 Consulting (sign-up is required).

Hosted by Danske Bank Erhverv, Kolding

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The China SME Road Show 2019 – The China opportunity is just beginning!

Event: Partner event with DCBF Members Danfoss and Danske Bank
Date: 21/03/2019
Venue: Danfoss, Nordborg

GET AN UPDATE ON THE LATEST TOOLS TO SUCCED IN CHINA!

Danfoss, Danske Bank and DCBF have teamed up to give you an insightful morning with a great team of experts.
Jørgen Mads Clausen will give a keynote speech on how Danfoss has succeeded in China. Furthermore, experts Allan von Mehren from Danske Bank, Noam David Stern from China-direct.biz, Niels Christian Flintholm from EF Consult and Annette Dahl from C3 Consulting will provide insights on how to do business in China as a SME.

There will be opportunities for 10-minute 1-on-1 meetings with experts from Danske Bank, the secretariat of DCBF and DCBF member organizations China-direct.biz, EF Consult & C3 Consulting (sign-up is required).

Hosted by Danfoss

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How to reach the Chinese Consumers by Digital Media

Event: Partner event with DCBF Member Gran Living
Date: 27/02/2019
Venue: Polensgade 15, 8000 Aarhus

Harness the power of digital media to increase your e-commerce sales in China!

Understanding the Chinese consumer, how to reach them and knowing how to navigate in an ocean of social media channels is becoming increasingly important for brands.  WeChat can be used to do anything and everything for its 1 billion users. Learn to leverage the power of WeChat and it’s mini-program to optimize your ROI and better target the Chinese consumer.

Join DCBF and Gran Living for an insightful morning on social media marketing and WeChatwith experts Deheng Xie from eHub Nordic and Niels Christian Flintholm from EF Consult. Gain insights into the vast array of opportunities available to brands through digital media. Niklas Fridman from Thomsen Trampedach will also share legal advice on how to detect illicit sellers on Chinese online marketplaces.

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Chinese New Year - Political & Economic Update and WeChat & Tourism

Event: Partner event with DCBF member Danske Bank
Date: 23/01/2019
Venue: Kuppelsalen, Laksegade 10, 1063 København K

In wake of the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up, what does the political climate have in store for 2019Professor Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard will as always enlighten us with updates on the  Chinese political climate  of 2019 and what companies can expect.

”We expect growth to slow further in the short term but look for a gradual recovery during 2019 on the back of more stimulus and a trade deal. The ceasefire in the trade war is good news and we believe it paves the way for an end to the US-China trade war in 2019.”
- Allan von Mehren, Danske Bank

Allan von Mehren, Chief China Analyst at Danske Bank, will give an overview of the Chinese economy, and what we can expect of 2019.

Niels  Christian Flintholm and Philip Kyhl will explain why your company cannot afford to lose out on the Chinese tourist and provide up-to-date knowledge on facts and figures of the growth story of the decade. Learn how to operate in and leverage the unique Chinese online eco-system to communicate, market and sell to Chinese consumers and tourists.

Hosted by DCBF member Danske Bank

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High-Performance Teams

Event: Partner event with CoastZone with Special Case Study from D-Fuse
Date: 18/12/2018
Venue: Rungstedgaard Hotel, Rungsted Strandvej 107, 2960 Rungsted Kyst

Teams, entrepreneurship, performance, China & results

Achieve superior business results in your team— Learn how to work as a High-Performance Team

CoastZone partner & founder Thomas Liebe will give insights into High-Performance Teams and combine that insight with practical exercises. 

D:FUSE  founder Kasper Leschly will provide examples of how he has succeeded in China as a unique entrepreneur and leader. He will elaborate on his own practices and how he utilized the capabilities of his teams.

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