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Newsletter January 2018
Banniere newsletter mensuelle 2015
Editorial - Anders Torbøl
Dear Member.
First, all the board members wish you an excellent new year 2018. The year 2017 was an exceptional year for the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce.
This success was largely reached from the support of all our members and in particular our sponsor members: Air France, Atos, BNP Paribas, Grant Thornton, Njord Law Firm, Renault, Saint Gobain, Schneider Electric et Thales. We express our warmest gratitude to you all... Read more.
New Sponsor Member
Danske Bank is a Nordic universal bank with strong local roots and bridges to the rest of the world. For more than 145 years, we have helped people and businesses in the Nordics realise their ambitions. Today, we are present in 16 countries with 19,700 employees and serve 2.7 million personal customers, 230,000 business customers and 1,800 corporate and institutional customers. 
In addition to banking services, we offer life insurance and pension, mortgage credit, wealth management, real estate and leasing services.
With our long-standing expertise and innovative digital methods, we tailor our solutions to each customers' strategy and needs. Learn more.
New Company Members
The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Thanks to strategically placed production units, our efficient transportation organization and more than 350 distributors, we deliver quickly and safely throughout the Nordic region. Learn more.
Since 1965, BNP Paribas Factor A/S serves with wide range of working capital financing solutions in Domestic and International markets.
For Corporate clients, our network offers tailor-made solutions enabling high-quality cross border services with a single point of contact, harmonized reporting and the same format of contract in European countries. Learn more. 
Colas Rail’s experience and real complementarity between its areas of competence allow us to offer turnkey solutions including all railway technics, and meet all the requirements involved in building new conventional railways, but also modern-day urban transport systems (trams, metros), and providing network maintenance. Our structure is customer oriented, we use our mastery of railway expertise to serve our customers on projects of all scales from conventional to high-speed lines. Learn more.
Startup/Entrepreneur of the year
For the second year, the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce will award the "Startup/Entrepreneur of the year" in partnership with Atos. The Danish-French Chamber of Commerce wishes to support entrepreneurs of French-Danish projects by holding a contest that grants the winner increased visibility and free office premises in the center of Copenhagen for an entire year.
You can find all the details about the contest by clicking here.
News about our Company Members
On November 6th to 17th, 30,000 of the worlds' scientists, top politicians, NGOs and chief executive officers came together for the climate battle. This took place at COP23 in Bonn, which was the next big step towards a better climate since the Paris Agreement was entered at COP21 in 2015. At this meeting, the energy giant Schneider Electric participated in 11 debates in order to turn talk into action.
Learn more.
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, plans to strengthen its Nordic operations to help customers on their digital journey. Atos believes that Nordic countries and companies are uniquely geared to reap the benefits of the ongoing digital transformation. Atos, a digital services leader with over 100.000 experts worldwide and, headquartered in Paris, has a highly ambitious growth strategy, and intends to increase its footprint and market share significantly in the Nordics within the coming two to three years. Learn more. 
Air France and KLM offer in total 22 daily departures from Copenhagen, Aalborg and Billund, to the newly renovated and simplified Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and to the well-known Amsterdam-Schiphol airport. To start the year with a little bonus for the members of the French Danish Chamber of Commerce, Air France and KLM offer new members of Flying Blue an enrolment bonus of 3000 miles. Learn more.
Saint-Gobain Nordic businesses switch to 100% green electricity. Sustainability is high on the agenda for Saint-Gobain, and from January 1st Saint-Gobain businesses in the Nordic region will switch to green electricity. With a goal to provide customers with the best and most sustainable solutions for green buildings, Saint-Gobain has set an objective to reduce its environmental impact... Learn more.
Suricata Management ApS is pleased to inform you that Alexandre Wais has been appointed as the Managing Director starting January 1st 2018. Alexandre has worked with Suricata since 2014. He holds a LL.M in European Business Law from the Paris West University and a MBA from the Sorbonne Graduate Business School. He is admitted to the French bar. Alexandre has built an international career within leading corporations, investment banks and law firms in Paris, Prague and Copenhagen. We are all looking forward to meeting you in 2018 at the many events of the CCI!
SAS Yearly News
2018 routes – 5 new destinations and 27 new non-stop routes from Scandinavia. SAS continues to expand its offers to and from Scandinavia and launches 27 new non-stop routes to be served from several of its hubs. The seasonal summer 2018 routes also include five new destinations on SAS´s route map; Verona, Sarajevo, Genoa, Toulon and Beirut. Learn more.
Cabarets at L'Éducation Nationale
Every last Thursday of the month, l'Éducation Nationale invites for a French Cabaret, where guests can enjoy a 4 course bistrot menu and an intimate artistic concert in a cosy and Parisian atmosphere.
See more at their homepage, and buy tickets for their following event by clicking here.
Juridical information
Beneficial owners must now be registered
Many companies now have to register their beneficial owners in the Danish CVR registry. As opposed to legal owners, beneficial owners can only be natural persons. Check here if your company is subject to registration. Learn more.
The Danish “parliament” has agreed on the new Holidays Act
In September 2014, the European Commission ruled that the Danish rules regarding holidays were not in compliance with international law. The Danish government, therefore, established a committee (the Holidays Committee) which had to come up with a report on a more current new Danish Holidays Act in accordance with EU law. Learn more.
New Act on spouses’ financial relations.
On March 29th 2017 there was a proposal submitted: Act on Spouses’ financial relations. The law aims to modernize the rules of the marriage’s legal effects by creating a simple and predictable system with reasonable results for the majority of spouses. The new law applies to all marriages – existing and in the future.
Learn more.
Information about the French Chambers in Scandinavia
On January 10th and 11th, the directors of the Chambers of Commerce from Norway (Ludovic Caubet), Sweden (Victor Millien) and Denmark (Samuel Vaillant-Jørgensen) united in Copenhagen for two days to work on important areas of collaboration between the three Chambers. If you are a member of the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce and wish start a membership in Sweden and/or Norway, please contact us for more information. 
Job vacancies
Total Denmark A/S - Information Systems Coordinator-Nordic
Lokal ansvarlig for support til vores IT systemer og brugere Er du interesseret i at yde support til vore ca. 50 brugere i hele Norden via telefon, chat/mail; at varetage installation og konfiguration af pc’er og printere,... Learn more.
Project Leader Intern (Danish-speaking)
The Danish-French Chamber of Commerce is seeking an intern as project leader for a duration of 4-6 months. Are you studying your Master’s degree or are you on your third year of a Bachelor degree, for example, and do you want... Learn more.
Junior Business Developer (Danish and English speaking)
Are you ambitious and autonomous? Would you like to be in charge of the Business development and Sales for the European food packaging leader, covering Scandinavia? Learn more.
Upcoming events
Economic Outlook 2018
For the sixth year in a row, the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce and Benelux Business Club are pleased to invite you to our traditional annual breakfast event "Economic Outlook BNP Paribas 2018". As speaker of this event, we have the pleasure to welcome William De Vijlder, Group Chief Economist of BNP Paribas. Learn more.
The Chamber of Commerce is currently working on the program for 2018, and we will come back to you in a few days with more information about our upcoming events.
Previous Events
December 14th, the Chamber of Commerce and Copenhague Accueil jointly organised a Christmas cocktail with a tasting of the traditional Danish glögg.
Almost 90 people came together to celebrate the end of the year.
En savoir plus. Læs mere.
On November 29th, the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce brought together some of the major Danish companies present on the French market to discuss opportunities on the French market. The Embassy hosted this extraordinary event and 80 members of the Franco-Danish business community were able to participate in the evening. En savoir plus. Læs mere.
The Chamber of Commerce and Business France work together to help French companies develop their business in Denmark. On November 8th, the two associations jointly invited to a ‘networking cocktail’ in the French café-bookstore Den Franske Bogcafé. En savoir plus, Læs mere.
Croissants, baguettes, good cheeses, wines and charcuterie ... French brands are among the leaders of the international food industry. On October 4th, the Chamber of Commerce invited some of the largest French food companies in Denmark to present their activities and discuss the opportunities on the Scandinavian markets. En savoir plus. Læs mere.
In October the Chamber of Commerce organized its first HR Committee. The HR Committees aim to bring together Danish HRs working in French companies in Denmark. HRs can exchange their experiences.
The next committee is scheduled on February 8th.
If you want to know more, please contact us.
E-learning portal
In cooperation with our international network of French Chambers of Commerce throughout the world, the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce offers online training programs at CCI Education Hub from the biggest French universities, tailored to your business' needs.
CCI Education Hub offers company employees a business focused opportunity to update their competencies in a fast evolving international economy. CCI education HUB’s catalog addresses the key topics of international business. Learn more about the e-learning portal. En savoir plus. Læs mere.
Merci !
The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Emma van Leenen, who has been our project manager intern for 6 months.
Emma has been very helpful, and among other things she organized the glögg event in December and has managed several important tasks for the Chamber... always with a smile.
We wish her good luck for the future.
Thanks to our sponsors
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