Dear Members of American-Danish Business Council
It is with pleasure that I share this ADBC Newsletter with you, which will provide insights on the past eventful months for both the Embassy and ADBC.
In this issue, you can read more about the recent visits to D.C. by a number of members of the Danish government, including our Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen. The Danish Prime minister was just the 9th head of state to visit President Trump, which underscores the excellent Trans-Atlantic relationship Denmark and the U.S. share. On the day of his visit to the White House, the Prime Minister visited the Capitol to meet with both Senators and Members of Congress. Following these meetings and just prior to the Prime Minister meeting with President Trump, ADBC had organized a business luncheon with ADBC members for a discussion about business opportunities in the U.S. It was a great opportunity for the ADBC members and the Prime Minister alike.
ADBC also organized a successful and entertaining Danish Heritage Night with the Washington Capital, where I, in the presence of ADBC members and Congressman Hoyer, watched the Capitals win a thrilling game. We have also awarded this year’s winner of the Transatlantic Company of the Year Award in collaboration with AmCham at this year’s Transatlantic Business Summit in Copenhagen. You can read more and see pictures from both events in this newsletter.
Looking ahead ADBC have several exciting events coming up, the first being a reception May 18th in Congress celebrating the close Danish-American ties with the Congressional Friends of Denmark. The event will provide a great opportunity to meet with members of the Caucus as well as tasting excellent beer provided by Danish microbrewery Evil Twin. I encourage all members to participate in what will surely be an exciting evening.
Finally, I look forward to seeing a lot of you for our coming event in June. Firstly, in Virginia Beach for the Wounded Warriors event and then at the celebration of the Danish Constitution Day June 5th in my Residence This new annual event will be a great night of celebration and is an event I truly look forward to. You can read more about it in this newsletter.
As we’re nearing the halfway point of the year, I look back at some of the great events I have had the pleasure of attending and ahead with great anticipation of the many more events to come.
Ambassador Lars Lose