DABA – An Alliance of Danish Chambers in Asia

Malaysian Danish Business Council members have access to a significant exchange of knowledge between the other Danish chambers of commerce in the region. This is both in terms of insight into what is going on in the surrounding markets in terms of development, opportunities and barriers, but also a platform that offers a wide range of interregional local and online events, company visits, business matchmaking as well as market insights and key-connections.

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NordCham Cambodia

Promotes trade and cooperation between the Nordic countries and Cambodia

Danish Chamber of Commerce in China, Beijing

Open the door to your most valuable contact for networking and successful business in China. We are your danish business networking in China!

Danish Chamber of Commerce in China, Shanghai

Networking and knowledge sharing opportunities for Danes and other nationalities relevant to Denmark and China.

Danish Chamber of Commerce in China, Beijing

Our goal is to be a preferred Danish network partner for your company, you and your family.

Danish Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong

Provides a forum for all business which relates to Denmark, or Danish related companies.

Danish Chamber of Commerce in China, Beijing

dancham.id

Creates a strong business network with ties to regional peers, other Nordic business chambers in Indonesia.

Danish Chamber of Commerce in China, Shanghai

dccj.org

Promotes and supports the business development and environment between Denmark and Japan.

Malaysian Danish Business Council

Connecting businesses and talents to the Malaysian and Danish Markets

Danish Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong

nordcham.com.ph

Promotes and facilitates trade, commerce, industry, and investment between the Philippines and the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Danish Business Association, Singapore

dabs-singapore.com

A network for Danish companies and professionals based in Singapore, with focus on sharing experiences and knowledge of doing business in Asia.

Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce

dancham.or.th

Promotes and expands trade between Thailand and Denmark as well as establish a networking forum for the Thai and Danish businessmen

Nordic Chamber of Commerce, Vietnam

nordchamvietnam.com

Provides support to Nordic companies and individuals (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) operating in Vietnam.

The DABA Alliance formation

On Friday 7 June 2019 11 Danish Chamber of Commerce and Business Associations in Asia met in Bangkok for the first time ever for a regional workshop. The purpose was to discuss how to strengthen the regional cooperation between the organisations, and how to establish a formal regional Danish Business Alliance.

From left: 1) Erik Møller Nielsen, Vice President, NordCham, Philippines 2) Michael Andersen, Secretary General, Danish Thai Chamber of Commerce 3) Lars Stenberg, Owner, DanCutter (guest) 4) Sofie Beck-Petersen, Board Director, Danish Business Association, Singapore 5) Søren Roed Pedersen, Chairman, Nordic Chamber of Commerce, Vietnam 6) Peter Waagensen, President, Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce 7) Nikolaj Riis Harter, Owner, Kemi-tech Water Treatment (guest) 8) Thue Quist Thomasen, Chairman, Decision Lab  9) Mads Vesterager Nielsen, General Manager, Danish Chamber of Commerce, Beijing, China 10) Poul G. Kristensen, Chairman, Danish Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai, China 11) Lars S. Andersen, CEO, Andersen Consult, Denmark 12) Kjeld Olsen, Chairman, Nordic Chamber of Commerce, Cambodia 13) Michael Nielsen, Chairman, DanCham, Indonesia 14) Ulrik Gylstorff, District Sales Manager, Thai Airways 15) Torben Krab, Project Manager, Asia House, Copenhagen 16) Trine Tveen Nielsen, Executive Director, Malaysian Danish Business Council 17) Leon Esben Ota, Executive Director, Danish Chamber of Commerce Japan

The DABA Alliance formation

At the workshop 11 out of 12 regional Danish business organisations were represented: Japan, Pan-China (Beijing, Shanghai and South China) Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia and Thailand.

Prior to the workshop a comprehensive survey of the Danish Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations in the region was conducted by Decision Lab a Danish led consultant in Vietnam. The survey included a questionnaire to the board members of the organisations – 57 board members (almost all) answered the questionnaire, and these answers were followed up with a number of in-depth interviews. This survey constituted a very strong baseline for the workshop.

The one-day regional workshop was facilitated by DanCham Japan and Asia House, Copenhagen.

The following document summaries the key outcomes of the workshop and outlines the joint steps forward for establishing “Denmark Asia Business Alliance”.

The workshop was financially supported by the EAC Foundation and Thai Airways International.

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