DABF 2014 Annual Meeting: Inspiration for success in the US
March 18 at Coloplast
Save the date for the best networking event of the year. Speakers will include Coloplast CEO Lars Rasmussen, BoConcept CEO Torbin Paulin, growth leadership Expert Jesper Elling and more.
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Cyber Security: Doing Business in the US
May 13 at Lett Law Firm
The increased connectivity of today's world brings increased risk of cyber intrusions, bank fraud, data breaches, and other computer-related crimes. When selling to, or collaborating with, US companies your approach to cyber security can either be a deal breaker or a competitive advantage, depending on whether or not you are prepared. This event is for CEOs and others responsible for compliance, legal or IT - learn how to protect your company. Expert speakers will discuss the scope of the issue, the consequences of being unprepared and tools and actions you can use to ensure you ARE prepared - starting immediately.
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Annual Networking Dinner at Rydhave
May 27 at Rydhave, the official residence of the US Ambassador
Details coming soon.
Developing leaders through mobility
June 3 Cph / June 4 Jylland
What new skills does it take to be a successful manager in an international organization - and how does this link to mobility? Join us to discuss these issues as exemplified by US cases - and how you can use mobility as a tool to develop future leaders to manage in this ever-increasing international environment. We will discuss whether this challenge requires a different set of competencies. Aperian Global, along with cases presented by flagship Danish companies, will present mobility as a strategy to develop global leaders.
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Get inspired by successful US positioning strategies
Industry leading companies focus on differentiating themselves in surprisingly simple ways. This seminar showed Apple, Intel and IBM in a new light. Insights from these (and other's) positioning strategies were translated into practical tools for building strategic differentiation. Not just for tech companies- this event inspired everyone!
Check out presentations and video here.
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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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Growth via Export: Denmark-USA
The US has long left the crisis behind and is increasingly demanding products that Danish companies are world champions at producing. Combine this with free trade negotiations between the EU and US, and opportunities for Danish export to the US can only increase. Because of this, UM has recently launched an action plan to help increase Danish export to the US 25% by the end of 2016. The action plan consists of 23 concrete growth initiatives relating to export, investment and innovation designed to help Danish companies take advantage of the huge potential of the US market.
Read the details of the action plan here.
The US Embassy in Copenhagen introduces web based VISA system
As of January 25, the US Embassy in Copenhagen will introduce a new visa application process, including a web based appointment system, online payment of fee and a new call center providing general information about U.S. visas via telephone, chat and e-mail.
Get all the details here.
Acquiring and integrating a US company- a case story with Wrist Ship Supply
Acquiring a US company is a great way to quickly gain market share. But it is a complicated process and there are many minefields along the way. And after acquisition, integrating the company cultures and processes is both an art and a science. Get great advice from both sides of the table in this case story from Wrist Ship Supply.
International Investigations and Compliance
International commerce authorities around the world are emphasizing enforcement activities for violations of laws governing exports and international conduct, including through the imposition of multi-million Euro penalties. Check out a wealth of information here regarding how to cope with extra-territorial applications of US law, including a case story from Radiometer's General Counsel about their extensive compliance program. You'll also find two valuable documents from US law firm, Foley & Lardner: US Regulation of Exports and International Conduct and How to Conduct an Internal Investigation.
Get presentations, documents and videos here.
Manufacturing in the US
This seminar provided expert advice and tips from companies that have recently established manufacturing facilities in the US.
Check out these presentations and video for more information.
Sales Force Management
Danish companies can sell to the US in many ways: distributors, partners, agents, own sales force... It is important to consider your own organization, your product and the market when deciding on which setup is the best for your company. And as your business in the US develops, changing or combining models may be the way to grow. This seminar focused on improving your sales in the US market, giving concrete tips and strategies for managing your own sales force and other distribution channels – including case stories from Mette Munk and Novozymes.
Check out the presentations and bonus material from the event.
Select USA Investment Summit Follow-Up
The SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit was the first-of-its-kind, national-level engagement intended to connect businesses and investors from around the world with U.S. economic development organizations at the state, regional, and local levels. The SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit was hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, and SelectUSA, as part of a U.S. government-wide initiative to promote direct investment in the United States. Did you miss out? Catch up on the activity:
Select USA Investment Summit
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.
Life Sciences IP and Monetization in the US
Thank you to those of you who joined us for this interactive workshop to learn how to protect and monetize your Life Science IP in the US!
Check out the presentations and videos.
Working Group: US Positioning Strategy
Industry leading companies focus on differentiating themselves in surprisingly simple ways. FedEx’ focus on reliability, Nike’s focus on inspiration and GE’s focus on problem solving are great examples. DABF recently hosted a roundtable about the challenges of building strategic differentiation in the US. This discussion delved into how the most successful brands have managed to create value, and get access to operational tools for developing a strong and clear positioning strategy in order to adapt your own company.
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PR in the US
The US is not only the country with the world's most valuable brands, but it is also the leading PR arena in the world. The market offers many opportunities for Danish firms, but you cannot simply transfer your Danish communitcation strategy and expect to get noticed. In order to generate buzz, you need to create a movement. On August 28, the importance of PR for success in the US was discussed at DABF's seminar "PR in the US: create a movement by joining the public debate."
Check out the videos from our speakers.
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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.