The Annual General Meeting 2017 of DCC Hong Kong was successfully held at Pandora Jewelry Asia-Pacific on 09th March with 23 members and guest speakers attended. Frank Jensen was the facilitator of the meeting.
The meeting started out with the Chairman, Thomas Andersen’s report, followed by the Treasurer, Anders Schultz Thygesen presented the financial report 2016 and budget for 2017. Lastly the AGM ended with current DCC board re-elected.
We then had the honor to have the General Consul Guangzhou, Anja Villefrance and the Counselor – Maritime Affairs and Shipping, Bjarke Wiehe Boetcher to speak about their work respectively. Anja Villefrance laid out ideas for events promoting Danish companies and designs that could take place in HK. First idea was to repeat last year event; Danish Company In Hong Kong in the first half of June. Second one is to have a Danish pavilion on the International Design Furniture Fair that takes place in Wanchai Exhibition Centre. Danish Design Showroom in HK – inspired by a success story in Chongqing where Danish furniture and home decoration companies/distributors displayed the items in an apartment showroom of a new property. Another idea was to have a Gastro event with a Danish chef. To wrap up, a VIP visit to Guangzhou on 26th September 2017 where the Consulate would host a Denmark Day on the colonial style Shamian Island.
Bjarke Wiehe Boetcher shared his work at the Embassy in Beijing since September 2015. He worked closely with the Chinese Central Government about maritime environmental regulations and introduce green maritime technology. He concluded with the importance and size of HK seaport, it is very much relevant for him to expand his cooperation with the Hong Kong SAR government.
Last but not least we bid farewell to Birgitte Larsen, who would move back to Denmark in summer. The Chairman and on behalf of the Board thanked her for the good work the past years as Office Manager. She received a gift, sponsored by Pandora and as well as a gift voucher sponsored by Skagen, Fossil Group.