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Formerly the Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce and the Danish Club, in January 2018 we became one. Joining us opens the door to a world of connections, profiling, events, Club Quarters facilities and discounts, sport and social activities

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I am very grateful and cannot thank DKUK – and especially Gunnar Larsen – enough for the help and responsiveness I have received making my book – The Networking Book - an incredible success. DKUK is the epitome of successful networking and belongs to the absolute elite of Britain because their network includes strong brands with active members who go for growth and want to help each other. But a network does not work automatically. It takes very strong facilitators and passionate characters to make a success – and that is where Gunnar and his team are in a league of their own.

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What's on

Our busy calendar of events – both trade related and social – is the beating heart of the DKUK’s activity. Whether you want to make new connections and grow your business network, expand your knowledge or cultural horizons, or simply meet familiar friends and new faces in interesting places, there’s plenty going on for everyone.

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Nordic Drinks hosted by Ole & Steen

30 August 2018 DKUK Event

Every last Thursday of the month, members and friends of the Norwegian, Finnish and Danish Trade Organisations in the UK gather for Nordic Drinks at an interesting and inspiring venue somewhere in central London - an added bonus to the networking.

Nordic Drinks is a great place to meet existing contacts as well new people and organisations whom you may explore and develop business relations with, so do not forget to bring your colleagues at all levels in your organisation and extend the network along.

Ole & Steen, our venue for August's Nordic Drinks is offering a free drink for the first 50 "early birds" with their names on the guest list - so don't hold yourself back. Arrive early!

Ole & Steen has kindly donated a celebration cake for up to 20 people as this months raffle. Join us to get a chance to win! 

This event is generously supported by our fellow members Ole & Steen and Theodor Schiøtz Brewing


Disclaimer: When signing up to this event you accept that your contact details will be shared with the organising Trade Organisations. You accept that we may send you email messages. You can at anytime when receiving this unsubscribe.

Organised by: Danish-UK Association, Finnish-British Chamber of CommerceNorwegian British Chamber of Commerce & the British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce

Digital Ship's Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum

05 September 2018 Members Event

Digital Ship is excited to return to Hamburg, with the next in our series of Cyber Resilience Forums, taking place during SMM on 5 September 2018.  

Cyber security is high on our agenda with ever-increasing threats being proven to disrupt business continuity. Real life examples in the maritime industry, and related sectors; including ports, terminals and the supply chain, clearly demonstrate the impact of cyber-attacks.  

An up-to-date insight into the cyber-threat landscape is imperative to protect our business processes and data from attacks, damage or security breaches. Ship operators need to analyse potential risks, explore legal aspects, and incorporate cyber resilience into their daily operations in order to organise business operations to reduce vulnerability.  

In this era of the connected ship, with developments such as the cloud, IoT, electronic data exchange in the logistic chain, electronic navigation systems, we rely increasingly on technology, which makes cyber resilience business critical. So, how do we embed this into the maritime organisation, and how do we incorporate cyber security into all our systems and operations? If incidents occur, how do we respond and make the necessary contingency or recovery plans? We will also investigate regulations and guidelines to develop a safe, compliant, cyber capability in shipping.  

The human factor is often claimed to be the weakest link. Ship operators need to increase cyber awareness both in the office and on-board. In this Forum, we will discuss ways to mobilise internal commitment, set up training and incorporate cyber awareness into daily procedures.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, Director, NLA, Former UK National Hydrographer

Capt. Alfred Hartmann, President, VDR - German Shipowners‘ Association 

Katerina Raptaki, IT Director, Navios Group

Aron Frank Sørensen, Head of Maritime Technology and Regulation, BIMCO

Capt. Kuzman Popov, HSEQ Manager, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines / MOL Tankships Management (Europe)

Björn Borbe, Senior Manager HR Sea, Essberger Crewing Services GmbH

Wayne Perks, Cyber Security Manager, Inmarsat

Carsten Cordes, Security Consultant, HEC GmbH

Julian Clark, Partner and Global Head of Shipping, Hill Dickinson LLP

Christof Schwaner, Director Communications & Digitalisation, VDR - German Shipowners‘ Association

Dr. Athanasios Drougkas, Officer, NIS - European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

Peter Schellenberger, Managing Director OSERV Pte Ltd, Supply Chain and Services, OSM Maritime Group

Building on the great success of the Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum in Rotterdam, Athens, Singapore and Hamburg last year, the 3 key sessions during this Digital Ship’s Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum Hamburg will contain plenary presentations and panel discussions: 

Session 1: Facing the Cyber Threat: An Overview of Maritime CyberChallenges and Focus on Building Resilience

  • What is the current cyber threat landscape?
  • What are the major cybersecurity risks and threats affecting the industry?
  • Is cyber the true disruptive innovation in maritime?
  • Reviewing the cyber threat across other sectors and lessons learnt.

Session 2: Business Planning and Cyber Preparedness

  • Balancing cyber resilience with the business case.
  • Best practices - modern connectivity.
  • Mitigating risk - Identify, assess, respond.
  • Safeguarding cyber security in an increasingly automated world.

Session 3: Training, Awareness & Human Factor

  • Turning guidance to training for the shipping industry.
  • How to asses and change an organisations behaviour to respond to the cyber threat.
  • Mobilising internal commitment on-board and on-shore.
  • Incorporating cyber awareness into daily operations and procedures.

* Note! This event is not a DKUK event, but one we have kindly offered to publish on behalf of our network. DKUK cannot be held liable for anything related to this. Thus any comments, questions or reclamation please contact the organiser directly.

The Digital Ship is a highly-valued member of the DKUK. Feel free to check out their member profile. 


A Special Communal Dining Experience

06 September 2018 Members Event

The Bear Kitchen is launching its supper club at a characterful space in East London on Aug 22nd and serving supper again on Sep 6th, 13th, 19th, and 20th. Join them and other food lovers to celebrate the joy of eating well.

Nordic and Asian inspirations

The food is inspired by the best Nordic traditions (pickles, fermentations, smoking), combined with tantalising Asian influences (citrus, herbs, heat). You’ll experience deeply satisfying dishes with layers of flavour, served in a friendly, communal setting. The food will be complemented by a selection of natural wines, craft beers and soft drinks. 

Planet-friendly food

The Bear Kitchen supper club brings together people who care about what they eat, and the planet it comes from. The menu is plant-powered, with well-sourced meat or fish as an optional extra with some dishes. It doesn’t matter if you’re vegetarian, vegan, or omnivorous: their nutritious cooking caters for everyone.

Local and seasonal ingredients 

Bear Kitchen is based on a simple philosophy: eat like a bear*. Our furry friend has no concept of local, seasonal or natural ingredients, but she munches nothing else. And she’s never heard of a factory farm. She’d feel right at home at The Bear Kitchen supper club. And so, we hope, will you. 

See menu and reserve your place here.

*Not literally of course. Catching salmon in your mouth isn’t as easy as bears make it look.

The event is organised by The Bear Kitchen which is a valued member of the DKUK. Visit their member profile for more information. 

Further details about The Bear Kitchen can be found on: www.thebearkitchen.co


Brexit, what next?

11 September 2018 DKUK Event

Business will continue post Brexit. Most people have no idea what Brexit could mean for their business. Highlighting the practical issues in play when the United Kingdom separate from the EU (Brexit), this breakfast seminar aims to look at how you might plan for Brexit. While the bigger picture is still to be set in writing by the politicians, there are ways companies and business professionals already at a micro level can prepare and minimise any impact there may be. 

We, The Danish-UK Association with Premier Member ebl miller rosenfalck, cordially invites members and friends to attend this breakfast briefing & Q&A session. A light breakfast and refreshments will be served prior to the meeting.



08:00:    Guests Registration and networking breakfast

08:30:    Welcome by Gunnar Larsen, MD The Danish-UK Association, and introducing our host.

Setting the scene Steen Rosenfalck and programme lead Emmanuelle Ries, ebl miller rosenfalck

09.20:    Q&A session

10:00:    Guests depart


Attending companies will be visible here shortly after they sign up:


4 Green Architecture Ltd.

Amagis Capital ltd


Eiger FX




OTS Solicitors

Salam Consulants


Sow grow and reap

University of Missouri-Kansas City


This event welcomes:

  • The Association's Premier Membership – The Advisory Board
  • DKUK General Membership, their colleagues & clients
  • Production
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Open for all interested Business leaders and Business Professionals with relations to or interest in fostering trade and investments between the UK and Denmark and further afield 

The objective with this seminar is to bring this to a practical level. At the seminar, we aim to cover topics such as: 

  • Commercial contracts
  • Employee relations, retention and recruitment
  • Employer perspectives
  • Structuring business going forward. 

Take aways: a practical check list to augment to your business’ Brexit action plan

This event is generously supported by Premier Member ebl miller rosenfalck and Icons of Denmark. 

DUCC Food network / Knowledge share group meeting - 12th September

12 September 2018 DKUK Event

The meeting is aimed at members working directly in the food, drinks and hospitality industry to meet and exchange best practices and to highlight some of the challenges currently being faced. This meeting will focus on 'Social Media and Marketing' in the hospitality industry.


Building on the success of previous meetings of the ‘food network’ and based on feedback received from participants the suggested topic for discussion in September will focus on Content Creation, Social Media Management and Influencer Marketing. 

Target group/attendees: 

  • DKUK Council members within the hospitality industry

Programme outline:

Adwaiz: Maddox House, 1 Maddox Street, W1S 2PZ, London (Please use buzzer 360 Leaders upon arrival)

09.00 - 09.15am: Welcome & Introductions (Breakfast and refreshments will be provided)

09.15 - 09.30am: Recap on last meeting 

09:30 - 10.30am: How to engage, influence and inspire on social media via smart use of influencer marketing and awesome content. 

 (presentation by Patrick Smith, Founder Adwaiz followed by open discussion)

10:30 – 10:40am: Points of action for the next meeting 

10.40 - 11.00am: Networking

 If you are interested, feel free to contact Events Manager, Deanne Lintorn, for more information.

Current Food network members include:

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19 September 2018 DKUK Event

The Nordic Chambers Business Forum returns to London on the 19 September, this year hosted at Equinor UK in Paddington.

For over five years the Forum has brought together senior business people to celebrate Anglo-Nordic business, share expertise and discuss timely topics.

This year, the focus will be on Business Agility where experts will explain what agility means, how organisations can evolve to thrive in an environment that demands constant change, and what they do to be dynamic and successful. 

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Each Nordic Chamber will have a prominent speaker representing their organisation and network. Apart from these speakers, the aim is to have one expert, “trend master”, to give an overview of Business Agility. After the presentations, there will be a dynamic and thought-provoking panel discussion with active audience involvement, led by a moderator.

We are expecting ca 100 guests; all Nordic Chambers are inviting their respective networks and the event is open for all interested. In previous years, the audience has consisted of senior executives and business leaders from various sectors, entrepreneurs and trend setters of Nordic/UK/global businesses. 


Attending companies will be visible here shortly after they sign up



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