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Newsletter July 2018
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Editorial - Anders Torbøl

Dear Members
The beginning of 2018 was very busy for the Chamber of Commerce with many events and a total participation of more than 1,000 people. The Start-up Prize hosted at the French Embassy allowed the members to discover, among other things, a universe of creative and ambitious French-Danish entrepreneurs. Similarly, the event at Design Werck gave us the chance... Read more.
Meet Emmanuel Henry, Managing Director of Alstom Denmark. With a long experience within the company, he joined the Danish team earlier this spring.
First, tell us about Alstom in Denmark
Alstom has been present on the Danish market for 20 years, having sold over 200 regional trains in the country, among others to DSB and Nordjyske Jernbaner. Learn more.
Fabien Milanesi is appointed General Manager of AMMINEX Emissions Technology. Fabien, can you tell us a little more about your professional background? I have over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, working in a variety of management positions in Operations, R&D and Finance for large automotive suppliers across the globe. For the past 7 years I worked for AMMINEX parent company, FAURECIA, a leading automotive technology company. Learn more.
Annika Jernberg has been appointed HR Director for the Nordic & Baltic General Delegation, effective July 1st. Her main objective is to support the businesses by strengthening employer branding, talent management and the digitalization of the HR journey in the region. Annika joined Saint-Gobain in 2015 as HR Director for Construction Products in Sweden. Prior to that, she has a broad experience from executive roles within Human Resources and Organizational Development in international companies in different sectors, mainly the Construction Industry (Skanska). She holds a MSc in HRM from London Southbank University.
Maria Koue Bruun has been appointed Purchasing Director for the Nordic & Baltic General Delegation Saint Gobain, effective May 1st. Her main objective is to optimize the organizational structure of the various purchase departments within the region, increase the performance on purchasing KPIs and mature the purchasing community in the Delegation. Maria has worked for the last 12 years within procurement and sourcing for different international companies (Maersk Line, FLSmidth). She graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor in Production Engineering and has attended several leadership programs during her career.
New Sponsor Member
Pernod Ricard Denmark is one of Denmark’s leading spirits companies, and we are an affiliate of the French Pernod Ricard one of the world’s biggest companies within wine and spirits. Pernod Ricard has a strong portfolio of strong and well known international premium brands, Pernod Ricard is active in more than 80 countries, and employs more than 18.000 employees. Learn more.
New Company Members

A creator of solutions for connected cities and territories, ENGIE Ineo has over 15,000 talents working at the service of a changing world. ENGIE Ineo is part of leading worldwide energy provider ENGIE group present in 70 countries, employing 150,000 people worldwide with revenues of €66.6 billion (2016). Learn more.
Founded in 1967, AIS Sprog is the oldest private language school in Denmark. The language instructors and course leaders affiliated with AIS Sprog have spent years living, studying and working in various countries around the world. With their combined international experience as a foundation, AIS Sprog is able to provide language instruction and cross-cultural training to employees in companies... Learn more.
L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 26.02 billion euros in 2017 and employs 82 600 people worldwide. L’Oréal Denmark is the Nordic Head Quarter for the L’Oréal Group and houses the Nordic General Management and support functions. L’Oréal Denmark was established in 1937. Learn more.

Klampenborg Galopbane
is one of Denmark’s most breathtaking sporting venues; not only as a racecourse, but also as a pioneering meeting and event venue. Learn more.
Hays Specialist Recruitment is the fastest growing recruitment company. Hays has been in Denmark for 10 years, and operates from their office in Copenhagen. Hays Denmark’s 6 specialisms include: IT, Sales & Marketing, Accountancy & Finance, Executive, Engineering and Life Science. Learn more
News about our Company Members
Saint-Gobain is committed to sustainable development and has recently taken important steps towards producing sustainable materials and to cooperating with its partners to develop more sustainable buildings in an effort to reduce its environmental footprint. More specifically, this Spring, two of Saint-Gobain’s plants in Denmark have taken a green step to become even more sustainable. The Gyproc plant in Kalundborg has moved towards using more recycled gypsum in their production, while the LECA plant in Hinge has announced a new biomass project. For more information, please follow this link to the article.
A new survey conducted by Whitelane Research in the annual IT Outsourcing Study has Atos peeking in customer satisfaction among IT service providers in Denmark, taking first place with Indian TCS (Tata Consultancy Services), while leaving its global competitors behind. The achievement of a total satisfaction score of 80% is a direct consequence of the company’s ambitious Nordic growth strategy and intense internal efforts to foster a customer-centric work culture. The survey evaluates 32 different IT service providers, thus serving as a reference framework for the entire industry. Learn more.
Relocare - Have you got problems finding a home for your expats in Copenhagen? 
The housing market in Copenhagen is notoriously difficult and very complex, with a sky-high rental market. Copenhagen’s burgeoning population, with the influx of newcomers has led to a housing shortfall, with demand outpacing supply.
Learn more.
On May 29th, Thales could announce the closing of the acquisition of Danish company Cubris, a leader in Driver Advisory Systems (DAS) for Main Line Rail customers. DAS allows real-time and fully secured exchange of information between the railway system and the train driver in order to optimize the driving of the train and reduce CO2 emissions. On this basis, Cubris also offers a key technology for the future autonomous trains.  Learn more.
Copenhagen Capacity (CopCap) is the official organisation for investment promotion and economic development in Greater Copenhagen. The firm supports foreign companies, investors and talent in identifying, releasing and capitalizing on business opportunities in the Danish capital – from initial considerations to final establishment. All services come free of charge for foreign-owned companies. CopCap also works to promote strong networks across the region, introducing researchers, companies and venture capitalists to one another so that they can form long-term and fruitful partnerships. Learn more.
After a truly successful partnership with Magasin Du Nord, it is with pride that Sephora can reveal the opening of yet another Sephora store in Magasin in the heart of Aalborg. Here, Sephora will present its customers with a unique shopping experience in their fantastic universe present today in Copenhagen, Lyngby, Odense og Århus.
Learn more.
Suricata Management Aps launches a new FlexDesk service at a Royal location in Copenhagen. We are delighted to announce that starting from July 16th 2018, Suricata will relocate its head office at a royal location in Copenhagen. Our new office will be located at Amaliegade 6. Learn more.
It is time to go on vacation, find the perfect place and slow down, in order to regain energy. Air France and KLM offer a beautiful bouquet of splendid destinations within France, Europe and further out in the world. Air France and KLM deploy a vast and effective global network, offering frequent flights to a wide variety of destinations. In metropolitan France, Air France flights serve 25 cities. Learn more.
Juridical information
New rules on how to protect business secrets. A new Danish Act has been adopted regarding the protection of business secrets to comply with an EU directive. The Act constructs a better overview of the legal area and gives the companies clearer guidelines to protect their business secrets. Furthermore, the Act sets out the reaction possibilities to an offending party. Learn more.
Upcoming events
Crossed looks - September 5th
On the 5th September, the Chamber is delighted to welcome two speakers : Marc Essig, Nordic & Baltic Countries Director at Thales from January 2015 to September 2018 and Peter Smidt-Nielsen, Managing director of Mærsk France from 2013 to 2017. They are going to give their views on their experiences as a French manager expatriated in Denmark and a Danish manager expatriated in France. Save the date, more information will be posted in the coming days on our website.
French newcomers day - at the beginning of September

The Chamber will welcome the French newcomers in Copenhagen in September. They will visit the city and develop their network. More information on our website in the comings days.
The Chamber of Commerce is currently working on the program for the remaining part of the year, and we will come back to you after the vacation with more information about our upcoming events.
Previous Events
On the 26th of June, on the occasion of the FIFA World Cup and the match between France and Denmark, the Chamber of Commerce organized its third football tournament in partnership with FC Nordsjælland. The winner of this year's tournament was FCN, who won the final against Renault. The match for the third place was won by the Chamber against Atos. Learn more.
The 22nd of June, on the occasion of the first International Day of the Rosé wine, the French Embassy, Atout France, Connexion Française au Danemark, Business France and the Chamber of Commerce organized a rosé wine tasting at Restaurant Lalala. Learn more.
This year, our traditional, annual summer excursion took our members to visit the Swedish island of Hven, situated in Øresund. After the boat trip in Øresund, we had lunch at a hostel. Following the lunch, the members had the chance to have a guided tour of the Danish astronomy museum Tycho Brahe as well as his observatory. Learn more.
On May 24th, the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce organized its gala dinner at Klampenborg Galopbane for the second year in a row. Under a beautiful, sun-filled sky, the invited guests started the evening with a tasting of a champagne provided by our sponsor, Pernod Ricard. During the aperitif, we had the chance of welcoming amateurs of vintage Renault cars. Learn more.
At the beginning of May, the members and sponsors of the Chamber of Commerce were invited to the General Assembly. Here, we were delighted to introduce three new member companies to the Chamber, L’Oréal, BNP Paribas Factor A/S and Hays Specialist Recruitment. Learn more.
In April, the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce welcomed almost 100 guests to the French Embassy in Copenhagen in an event co-hosted by the two of the second “Start-up/Entrepreneur of the year”. Out of the 10 highly qualified applications received, the jury found the winner (Tomorrow) in partnership with Atos. Learn more.
As a celebration of the month of the Francophonie, the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce, Connexion Francaise au Danemark and the social network France Alumni (managed by the French Institute in Denmark) organized a very successful afterwork. Learn more.
On the 15th of March, the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce organized a special event at the newly opened DESIGN WERCK. Lone Feifer, Director of Sustainability & Architecture at the VELUX Group, provided an exciting presentation about VELUX’ activities in France. Learn more.
For the sixth year in a row, the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce and Benelux Business Club have organized their traditional annual events "Economic Outlook BNP Paribas 2018". This year for the second time, we had the pleasure to welcome William De Vijlder, Group Chief Economist of BNP Paribas, as the main speaker of the event. Learn more.
Summer in France!
Rent a flat close to Nice.
The apartment is located in the tranquil Juan Les Pins, Antibes, just a 35-40 minute bus ride from Nice Airport. The apartment is just 300 meters from the beach, sleeps up to 6 people and is free in the following weeks: 31, 33, 35 and 36. Should you wish to explore more of the area, head to Cannes (30 min.) or Monaco (1 hour drive).
For more details please follow this link.
Hôtel T in Paris. 
Planning a stay in Paris this summer? Hôtels T in Paris offers a unique deal for the members of the Chamber looking for accommodation in the French capital this summer. The offer includes 5 beautiful hotels all centrally located in the heart of the city. These lovely hotels offer an authentic experience of old Paris, ideal for a first-time traveller or experienced traveller looking for a different experience. The offer is available from July 1, 2018 to September 2, 2018. Please follow the link for more details on this special offer.
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.
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