Leigh Miller for GlobalAtlanta –
An Oct. 27 conference encouraging Danish companies to set up operations in Georgia is also a good place for Georgia companies to learn about Denmark as a hub for doing business in Europe, said Peter Hansen, one of the conference’s organizers.
Mr. Hansen is a member of the Danish-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast that is hosting the upcoming second annual Danish Business Summit at the Thalia N. Carlos Hellenic Community Center on Clairmont Road.
“The conference primarily targets Danish companies looking to do business in the United States, but it will also be good for companies looking to expand their business into Europe,” he told GlobalAtlanta.
He said that Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, is becoming a popular spot for American companies to establish their European headquarters, especially now that Delta Air Lines Inc. flies non-stop from Atlanta to Copenhagen.
Mr. Hansen said that Atlanta business service providers would be interested in meeting with the 50 Danish companies that are to attend the conference.
Some 100 people are expected to attend, including Denmark’s ambassador to the U.S., Friis Arne Petersen. Speakers are to include Gitte Hagensen, president of the Danish chamber, and Donald Ratajczak, professor emeritus and former economist of Georgia State University.
During the conference, Dr. Ratajczak is to tell Danish companies about his expectations for the U.S. investment climate over the next five years.
Representatives of Danish businesses in Georgia, such as Skagen Designs, Propeller Branding and Vestas Wind Technology, are to tell their stories of why Georgia is a good location for European companies.
Executives from Danish companies GN ReSound, A.P. Moller–Maersk A/S and Hydrema US Inc. are to discuss Danish headquarter-subsidiary relations.
Claire McLeveighn, director of external affairs and international relations for the City of Atlanta, is also to speak at the conference about Atlanta’s advantages as a hotspot for Scandinavian companies.
Cost to attend the conference is $150 per attendee and $50 for spouse’s participation at the dinner following the conference.
Visit www.dabsusa.com/schedule.html for a full schedule of the conference. Contact the Danish chamber at (770) 569-8859 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register by Friday, Oct. 20.