US and DK M&A: Time to be a buyer or a seller?
Improvements in the US Economy and increasing M&A activities and transaction multiples have many industry and financial participants considering acquisitions and divestitures. DABF invites you to a presentation on 20 January 2015 by M&A attorneys from Rønne & Lundgren and Foley & Lardner LLP to learn of trends which are influencing transactions in Denmark and the US as well as cross border transactions between Danish and US companies. The US-based investment banking firm of Grace Matthews will join the presentation and provide its perspective of the US M&A market and trends for 2015.
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Annual Meeting: Inspiration for Success in the US
March 16 at Novo Nordisk A/S
Join us for this year's fantastic program. You'll get insight directly from Novo Nordisk President and CEO, Lars Rebien Sørensen, and Grundfos Chairman, Jens Moberg. Learn about their strategic thinking as well as details of their US execution and lessons learned. Journalist Steffen Gram will moderate and contribute his expertise to the discussion, and the program will also include a welcome from US Ambassador, Rufus Gifford. As always, the event will be accompanied by great networking.
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Danish companies in US courtrooms – control cost and reduce risk
March 18, Copenhagen
U.S. litigation is inherently less risky and costly for local businesses than for Danish companies. Even so, Danish companies do have a range of very specific opportunities at their disposal to limit their opponents’ home court advantage both before and during legal proceedings. Those measures will be the focus of this seminar. Join us to learn how to control cost and reduce risk before and during the time your company is involved in a US legal proceeding.
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March 18 + 19 at Eigtveds Pakhus
DABF is pleased to share a unique opportunity - mark your calendar! The Embassy of Denmark in Washington, D.C. is presenting a two-day FDA Seminar in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics under the Office of the FDA Commissioner.
Preliminary program topics include Compliance/Inspections, Supply Chain/Shortages, Review Process, Advisory Committees, New Trends in Class REMS & REMS, Direction of the Pharmaceutical Quality Office, International Collaboration, PERC updates, Trial Design & Endpoints, Extrapolation, Ethics of Trials, and much more.
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SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit
March 23-24 in Washington, DC
Mark your calendar for the second SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC. The summit brings together investors from all over the world, as well as economic development organizations from every corner of the United States, high-level government officials, and others working to facilitate investment in the United States. You'll get unique networking opportunities, online matchmaking, insight from global CEOs and senior U.S. leaders, and discussions on the latest issues affecting investments.
Check out the SelectUSA Investment Summit website here.
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US and China: Shape your international growth strategy
You plan your business all over the world. So you need the right knowledge at your fingertips: economic information, market information and practical do's and don'ts. DABF and DCBF provided lessons from the global experience of Nordea, EY, Ambu and Maersk. We discussed the current business landscape and economic forecasts as well as concrete lessons about doing business in the US and China: company strategies,challenges/solutions and opportunities. This event was a collaboration between Danish-American Business Forum and Danish-Chinese Business Forum.
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Is your IP prepared for the US?
DABF teamed up with IP consultancy company Zacco to provide in-depth insights and concrete advice about what Danish companies need to know about IP in the US. Attorney at Law Eric H. Weisblatt from Wiley Reinbased in Washington and US Patent Lawyer Sarah Rodriguez from Zacco shared their knowledge. This event was aimed at CEOs, CTOs, in-house counsel and other technically oriented stakeholders who need the latest information.
Check out the presentations and a video here.
Positioning Healthcare Companies
in the US
Positioning and branding mean something a little different in each sector – the Healthcare industry being a particularly challenging example. And in today’s connected, multimedia world, there are more ways than ever to reach your audience. Danish-American Business Forum and BioPeople gathered directors from all over the life science industry to an insightful roundtable discussion at Radiometer.
Michael Sherain from Quadric, positioning and branding consultancy, was our expert guide and Nick Adams, VP of Corporate Branding at Novo Nordisk gave valuable insights to the case of Novo Nordisk.
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Financial Incentives, Tax Breaks, Market Info + Services: SelectUSA
The US is open for business! All 50 states want you to establish or expand your business, but where should you start? There are a lot of resources available to help foreign companies, but the US is large and navigating the resources can be difficult... Where can you find out about all of these opportunities? ANSWER: SelectUSA, an organization created by President Obama to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. SelectUSA offers resources on everything from finding grants, loans, loan guarantees, and tax incentives to industry snapshots that describe the competitive landscape. A great morning at Rydhave provided lots of information about SelectUSA, including their 2015 Investment Summit. We also got an overview of the US current economic Picture from Nykredit's well known US expert and Chief Economist, Ulrik Bie.
Check out the SelectUSA presentation here.
Big Data Driving Business Transformation
Danish companies are only beginning to capitalize on the opportunities presented by BIG DATA. In order to actually do anything new, leaders have to change their idea of which data is important, they have to ask new questions, and they have to imagine new ways of doing business. Three BIG DATA experts gave their concrete ideas and tools on where to begin with this big task. There was no theoretical approach here - simply insights on how big data to can create a competitive advantage in the US.
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Patenting Software in the US
Even as you are reading this, the US IP landscape is changing when it comes to software. The US Supreme Court is currently deliberating a case (Alice vs. CLS) will clarify under what circumstances one may patent software or can be found to be infringing on a software patent. DABF, ITB and a panel of software IP specialists from both Denmark and the US gathered to discuss what practical ramifications this decision has for your company - and more. We talked about concrete issues highly relevant to software and computer related patents.
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Member to Member Offer:
Growth Leadership Program
New ambitious leadership development program with growth and leadership expert Jesper Elling. The program is for senior and middle level executives who wish to create significant business growth for their company by transforming their leadership approach to breakthrough growth leadership. Mr. Elling's clients outperform their competitor 11:1 on business growth. Join him as he shares his secrets to business growth. The program starts in September 2014 and ends in November 2014. Normal price: DKK 69,00. DABF Members: DKK 50,000.
Check out the following links for more information:
Jesper Elling's website for more information on Growth Leadership.
Information about the program in English.
Information about the program in Danish.
Member to Member Offer:
Book EXPATRIATE COUNSELING now at LIVING INSTITUTE and save 10%
Prepare your employees for expatriation and avoid costly failures. This offer includes both the professional being expatriated and their partner. The counseling program consists of
• Personal interview before a full day session
• Online individual cultural profile
• 1 full day training with an expat and country specialist
• Individual action plans
• Follow-up video conference after 3-6 months
Don't miss out on this opportunity in 2014!
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Member to Member offer: FREE US Certified Translations of official documents
Tollund, Inc. offers DABF members (and their spouses/dependents) free U.S.-certified translations of Danish, Swedish and Norwegian passports, birth certificates, marriage and divorce decrees and driver's licenses for e.g. relocation purposes completely free of charge (normal fees range from USD 80.00 to 200.00). The translations will be acceptable by U.S. federal and state government agencies and court systems. To take advantage of this offer and offers related to litigation, contract and other judicial translations, please contact Tollund, Inc. at mail(at)tollund.com> or Christian Schoenberg at +1 (212) 933-1800.
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Don’t spend valuable time searching for reliable and in-depth news articles on the web. With writers that are experts within their specific fields, Kongressen.com provides you with an ideal combination of news, analysis and perspective about American politics and what consequences current events have for the rest of the world, including Denmark.
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Recruit top talent with Graduateland
DABF and Graduateland are collaborating with a special DABF member price for recruitment and employer branding services across key local and international universities such as Copenhagen Business School, Norwegian School of Management, Lund University and many more.
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