Dear Members of American-Danish Business Council
It’s a pleasure for me to share this newsletter with you upon the end of 2016. 2016 has certainly been a great year for the American-Danish Business Council. With support from our board and our members, we have made tremendous progress. To name a few of our positive accomplishments, since fall 2015 ADBC has seen a member increase of 45 %, our amount of events and activities has doubled, and we have enhanced our member’s access to Congress by providing them the opportunity to attend events with the Congressional Friends of Denmark Caucus.
Last month, I was delighted to see several ADBC members participating in ADBC’s Annual Meeting on board the Danish Frigate HDMS Peter Willemoes in Baltimore. Also, this month I had the pleasure of hosting ADBC’s Board of Directors for our Board Meeting. In order to ensure continued growth and positive development of ADBC, a strategic priority for 2017 will be to plan activities of high quality that create value to ADBC members.
A look back at 2016 also includes the Presidential Elections. The outcome of the elections both brings new opportunities and challenges to Danish and U.S. companies. In ADBC we will continue and even strengthen our work with the new administration in order to sustain and develop the close relationship between Denmark and the U.S.
It has truly been a great year, and I am glad that I got to meet most of our members during the events in 2016. I am looking forward to engaging in several remarkable events again in 2017. All of these events contribute to one of my most vital priorities as Danish Ambassador; to ensure that the commercial relations between Denmark and the Unites States are as strong as possible.
On these words I wish to thank all of you for your valuable engagement and contribution in 2016. I am looking forward to continuing this important work in 2017. Until then I wish you all happy holidays.