WEBINAR: Join the U.S. Commercial Service for info on U.S. Export Control Reform
Recent and significant changes to U.S. export control regulations present new opportunities for those in the know, and pitfalls for the unwary. If you want answers to questions such as "how do U.S. export controls apply to my business?" or "is a license required for me to export my product?" or "how can I leverage export reforms to maximize my international sales opportunities?", you will want to attend this webinar.
Read more and register here.
Partner invitation: Risks and Threats in Cyberspace - a Challenge for Us All
February 18, Danish Atlantic Treaty Association
The Danish government recently presented a new national cyber security strategy. This conference will focus on the content of the report as well as the sometimes critical views of other actors, both governmental and private. The program includes Defence Minister Nicolai Wammen, whose ministry is responsible for the inter-ministerial working group who created the new Danish IT and cyber strategy. Chuck Esposito, Assistant Legal Ataché at the US Embassy in Copenhagen will also be speaking about the FBI's approach to the Cyber Threatscape. The program covers technical, security and academic challenges when developing a cyber strategy. It also focuses on the tools to prevent cyber threats. Part of the program will in be Danish. See program for details. (Special price for DABF members - ask at registration.)
To regster contact jeppe(at)atlant.dk /22667381.
Disruption: Business Opportunity or Challenge?
March 6 in Copenhagen
March 11 in Jylland
Discover new business opportunities and bring ideas to life. Traditional industries are extremely challenged when it comes to digitalizing their business models in order to capture growth opportunities. New competitors are changing the way we look at business and the disruptive spirit of Silicon Valley's startups is now influencing all industries. This meeting will teach you new ways to think about your business model. You'll be inspired to make your own business 'future proof' with practical insights into Osterwalder's Business Model Canvas. You'll take home several practical cases from various industries, including one presented by Novozymes.
Register here for Copenhagen.
Register here for Århus.
Employing Americans: From initial interview to retirement party
March 12, Copenhagen
Put your company in the best position to compete for talent and ensure success in the US. Employee engagement is one of your company's keys success factors. Regardless of the country, engaged employees are those who are confident their employers are compensating them fairly and treating them in accordance with the laws and regulations of the land. This seminar will be a lively discussion and a valuable 'compare and contrast' between major employment law concepts in the US and their Danish counterparts. Turn the differences between employment laws and expectations in both countries into a competitive advantage for your company.
Invitation coming soon.
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.
Read more and register here!
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.
Annual Networking Dinner at Rydhave
This is our premier networking event of the year. To celebrate the strong ties between the Danish and US business communities, Ambassador Rufus Gifford will graciously open his residence to DABF's members for this enjoyable evening. It's a chance to network in a lovely setting and relaxed atmosphere.
More information coming soon. By invitation only.
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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.
Check out the presentations here.
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.
Check out the presentations here.
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.
Check out presentations and videos 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.
Get presentations and videos here.
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!
Read more here.
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.
Special DABF member price:
News updates on American affairs delivered to your inbox.
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.
Learn more here.
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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.
Learn more here.