The newly organized Danish American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia Inc. (DACC) will hold its first official meeting on Friday, Sept. 12, at the Best Western Roswell Suites at 907 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell.
“We feel the chamber will bring more focus on Atlanta from Danish companies,” Henrik Bronner, Denmark’s trade commissioner for the Southeast, told GlobalFax. There are 40 subsidiaries of Danish firms in Georgia.
Mr. Bronner also said that the chamber would help American companies obtain better access to Denmark through their affiliation to the chamber. Seven Georgia-based firms already are located in Denmark, including Agco, Alliance International Group, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Heidrick & Struggles, Scientific-Atlanta and UPS.
He added that the chamber would play a role in attracting Danish companies to Georgia from the Northeast and the Midwest because of the lower costs of doing business here and the logistical merits of Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport and the Port of Savannah.
Mr. Bronner will chair the chamber’s business development committee and plans to cosponsor some activities with Scandinavian chambers and business groups here.
Officers and board members will be elected at the meeting.
For more information, call Johnny Nielsen at (770) 984-2770; or Anne Theiss at (404) 767-0535.