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DCCC April Newsletter

Updated: Apr 11

We are delighted to continue with our DCCC newsletters to keep you up to date on matters related to Denmark-Canada-EU, please see below a curated list of news, specials and events. We are always on the look-out for bilateral commercial success stories. So if you have any you’d like to bring to our attention, then drop us a line at info@dccc.ca We thank you for your continued support, we are here to assist with events ideas, introductions and referrals. Happy networking!


What’s included in this newsletter:


Denmark-Canada Industry News and Updates

  • 🥇Denmark Leads the Global Opportunity Index 2024!

  • Wind and Hydrogen Delegation to Canada

  • Denmark's Digital Healthcare of the Future

  • Canada’s Business Conditions Report


Danish Success Stories in Canada

  • DCCC member Agathom Co. Ltd wins 4 LIV Hospitality Design Awards! 🏆🏆🏆🏆


Member and Forum Updates

  • Novo Nordisk - Nova Scotia New Partnership

  • New DCCC Small Business Member: Sawdust Paradise Inc.  

  • Member offer: Enroll before April 23 and save $500 on Competent Boards’ Sustainability & ESG Designation and Certification!

Denmark-EU Trade

  • Stakeholder debrief of the 6th Annual Meeting of the Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) – EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)


Danish community in Canada

  • Danish Food Fair webshop is now open

  • Royal Dinner

  • Danish Heritage Seminar

  • 43rd Annual Conference of the Federation of Danish Associations in Canada - Toronto Beckons!


Upcoming Events

  • A discussion on Women in International Trade, EUCCAN, April 25

  • DABGO - Stambord at Rivoli Toronto, May 01

  • Sunset Villa Constitution Day / Grundlovsdag, Jun 02

  • Nordic Consular Cup Golf Tournament, Sep 04



Denmark-Canada Industry News and Updates


🥇Denmark Leads the Global Opportunity Index 2024!

The Global Opportunity Index is an objective benchmark offering valuable insights for investors to draw upon when exploring new opportunities. This ranking underscores Denmark's attractiveness for investment, reflecting robust investment conditions and supportive policy frameworks. Click here to explore the full report to uncover Denmark's competitive edge.


Wind and Hydrogen Delegation to Canada

Calling all Danish wind energy and hydrogen companies!

Explore market opportunities in Atlantic Canada's renewable energy industry. In partnership with Federation of Danish Industries Energy and Danish Energy Export, the Trade Council of Denmark in North America - Denmark in Canada is hosting a delegation to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador on June 2-7, 2024. Contact us for more information.


Denmark's Digital Healthcare of the Future

In the report Denmark’s Digitization Strategy, published by the Danish Ministry of Digitalization and Gender Equality, it is revealed that the government is allocating 800 million DKK over the coming four years to support digital development, including the digital healthcare of the future. The report outlines the focus on more effective communication and data sharing between sectors, as well as the use of health apps to increase quality of treatment, early disease detection, and better use of healthcare staff’s time. As cited in Danish Life Sciences Forum (DLSF) Quarterly Newsletter March 2024, more info here.


Canada’s Business Conditions Report

New Business Data Lab Report reveals businesses are proceeding with caution as economic confidence edges up. Canadian businesses are stuck in a cautious near-term holding pattern according to Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s latest Business Data Lab Report. Read more here.


Danish Success Stories in Canada


DCCC member Agathom Co. Ltd wins 4 LIV Hospitality Design Awards!


LIV Hospitality Design Awards recognize excellence in hospitality, architecture, interior design, and guest experience on a global scale. Celebrating the quality and diversity of architectural ventures and interior design projects shaping the worldwide hospitality industry today, this program was launched in 2020 and is an inclusive platform, that pursues and rewards exceptional projects within living and eating spaces.


AGATHOM Co Ltd is a Danish architectural studio & workshop based in Toronto. Their work is an extension of a finely-calibrated collaborative process, built on a foundation of broad technical expertise & a dedication to craftsmanship. “We are fueled by the conviction that thoughtful, timeless & imaginative architecture has the power to contribute to the well-being of its occupants while providing protection, comfort – & even moments of wonder & delight.” said Katja Thom, Founder.


AGATHOM’s works encompass design of single and multi- family housing, to commercial and institutional projects while embracing the finer details of landscape, interior design, including fabrication of furniture, rugs, and art installations.



Member and Forum Updates


Novo Nordisk - Nova Scotia New Partnership

Nova Scotia has partnered with Novo Nordisk Canada to create the Nova Scotia Lighthouse project, an initiative that will address childhood obesity and chronic disease in the province. The Nova Scotia Lighthouse project will bring together healthcare, academic and economic leaders to identify barriers and challenges that contribute to poor health outcomes. Business, academia and community organizations will be invited to submit proposals to address them. Read more here.

As cited in Danish Life Sciences Forum (DLSF) Quarterly Newsletter March 2024, more info here.


We would like to wish a warm welcome to our newest Small Business Member: Sawdust Paradise Inc.

Beginning in early 2023, Stephen Thomsen created Sawdust Paradise Inc. to design and build numerous wood furniture designs. Stephen uses CNC Machinery to build precise custom pieces. In addition to custom furniture, he builds children’s wooden toys and custom signage for homes and businesses. For more information, please contact Stephen Thomsen at stephen@sawdustparadise.com


Member offer: Enroll before April 23 and save $500 on Competent Boards’ Sustainability & ESG Designation (GCB.D) and Certification!


Are you keeping up with the latest sustainability risks and opportunities, new regulations and standards? Gain intelligence on the most critical issues for board directors and senior business leaders to stay resilient, legally compliant, and value-driven. 


Competent Boards now offers an accelerated Sustainability & ESG Designation (GCB.D) and Certification (May to July). Join to get insight from world-renowned leaders and engage in real-time discussions with global peers and faculty. 




Denmark-EU Trade


Stakeholder debrief of the 6th Annual Meeting of the Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) – EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)


Established under the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, the RCF facilitates and promotes regulatory cooperation between Canada and the EU. Following this meeting, on Thursday 25 April 2024, the Canadian and EU Co-chairs will provide a debrief to stakeholders on all active work plan items and items of interest.


Date: Thursday 25 April 2024.     Time: 9:30 am-11:00 am (Ottawa)

Location: Hybrid meeting, with two options to participate: In-person, in Ottawa; Virtually.


Who should attend this event? Anyone interested in learning about the RCF’s current regulatory cooperation efforts between Canada and the EU. Deadline to register: April 17, click here. Don't miss this chance to engage and ask questions. Your insights matter.


Danish community in Canada


The spring Food Fair webshop is open - Preorder Danish candy and food now!

The Danish Church's online bazaar is open again, and is ready to take your orders on Danish Candy and food. The goods are on their way from Denmark and will be in Toronto for the Spring Food Fair on May 4th, or they will shipped all over Canada around that day. Find the bazaar here.


Royal Dinner at the Danish Lutheran Church

Saturday April 20 at 6:00 pm  in the Royal Hall.

This is an important annual fundraising dinner for the self-funded church. Tickets are $50 and a portion of that qualifies for a charitable tax receipt. There will be a raffle and other entertainment and an opportunity to meet Danes and Danish-minded folks from across the region. More info here.


Danish Heritage Seminar

This year’s Danish Heritage Seminar is an educational, inspiring and fun-filled course which explores Danish fingerprints in Canada  through Danish settlements, clubs, museums, churches, businesses, celebrations, customs and the arts. The Seminar will be led by Simon Kangas Larsen, former Pastor at the Danish Lutheran Church in Toronto. May 27-31, ​Niagara Falls, more info here.


43rd Annual Conference of the Federation of Danish Associations in Canada ~ Toronto Beckons!

With the theme of The Meeting Place, the Danish Lutheran Church Toronto will host this conference and welcome the Federation to our city and Forsamlingshus, showing you how we gather and share in the spirit of our Danish culture and heritage here in our church. May 23-26. More info here.


On the last night of the conference (Saturday May 25) there will be a dinner & live 1960’s dance music at the Novotel in North York! You don’t need to attend the conference to join that party and if you’d like to find out more, please reach out to the conference organizers: suneovergaard@hotmail.com.


Upcoming Events


Thru, 25 April

EUCCAN - A discussion on Women in International Trade

Lessons from Canada and the European Union on the use of trade promotion policies and instruments including CETA to support. More info here. RSVP: pdsf@eucandialogues.eu


Wed, May 01

DABGO - Stambord at Rivoli Toronto

DABGO is Denmark's largest international business network with over 11,000 members across 6 continents. DABGO meet every 1st Wednesday of the month in 50 cities worldwide at Stambord.


Sun, Jun 02

Sunset Villa Constitution Day / Grundlovsdag 2024

Join a fun and hyggelig Constitution Day at Sunset Villa on June 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm. Come and celebrate the Danish National Day with lots of hygge, food and fun! The folk dancers will entertain, the Vikings will make a show, there will be activities for the kids and a Constitution Day speech.


Wed, Sep 04

Nordic Consular Cup Golf Tournament

Save the date for the new and improved 14th of the Nordic Consular Cup Golf Tournament.

Featuring new games, prizes and hole in one contests!



Just some of the benefits our members are enjoying:


• Increased business branding visibility

• Business referrals & introductions

• Networking opportunities

• Information sharing, build your knowledge through engagement events (expert presentations & panels).


DCCC Membership is open to anyone interested to expand their network, develop trade opportunities and business relations between Canada, Denmark and EU.




Notes:


The Danish Life Sciences Forum DLSF was created in 2018 as a way for Danish life sciences firms to collaborate around opportunities and challenges in the Canadian market, for the benefit of patients everywhere.


With the support of the Danish Trade Council acting as the forum secretariat, the group consists of Novo Nordisk Canada Inc., LEO Pharma Canada Inc., and Lundbeck Canada – all foundation-owned companies with a long-term mission to find cures in their therapeutic areas.


If you would like to learn more about any of the articles/initiatives enclosed, please contact:

Katie Tucker, 

Trade Advisor -  Health and Life Sciences,

Danish Trade Council

001 (416) 671 8249



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