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Sounds of Denmark

September 13th  – 17th

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Dean Street, Soho, London, W1

 

Now in it’s second year, Sounds of Denmark offers a snapshot of one of Europe’s most vibrant jazz scenes. Famed for their Bauhaus-influenced modern architecture & design and culinary flare, Denmark, the country that also gave the world the Scandi-noir of The Killing alongside the comforting concept of Hygge is also home to one of the most varied and sophisticated jazz scenes in Europe.

Denmark’s rich jazz heritage dates back to the sixties when artists such as Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon and Kenny Drew settled in Copenhagen leaving an indelible influence. But it wasn’t just mainstream greats, artists such as Albert Ayler and Cecil Taylor recorded landmark albums in Copenhagen helping to lay the foundations of what would become free jazz.  Meanwhile, Danish artists such as Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Palle Mikkelborg and John Tchicai were key architects of a unique European jazz. Today, the Copenhagen Jazz Festival is one of the biggest jazz festivals in Europe with 1200 concerts over 10 days welcoming over 250,000 visitors.

Denmark’s vibrant scene informs Sounds of Denmark, a five-day festival at one of London’s premier venues, the award-winning PizzaExpress Jazz Club featuring eight superb Danish groups to showcase just how dynamic, eclectic and exciting the Danish jazz scene is.

From the classical meets jazz stylings of drummer Stefan Pasborg’s THE FIREBIRDS (Wed 13) and JACOB ANDERSKOV’S RESONANCE (Sat 16), the velvet smooth swing of drummer SNORRE KIRK (Sun 17), glacial Nordic piano beauty of SØREN BEBE (Sun 17), the afro-beat meets jazz dance party KUTIMANGOES (FRI 15), Nordic sounds meets jazz and classical experimentalism of Japanese composer/pianist MAKIKO HIRABAYASHI featuring legendary percussionist MARILYN MAZUR (Thurs 14), Africa meets rave jazz sounds of KALAHA (Fri 15) and, performing two shows, rising star jazz vocalist, saxophonist and composer MADS MATHIAS (Sat 16) Sounds of Denmark, presents a vibrant snap-shot of one of Europe’s most exciting scenes. One that reflects the breadth and culture of one of Europe’s most captivating countriesand whether you’re searching for aural Hygge, modern sounds or want to party with the Danes there is something for everyone!

 

Full overview of the concerts and ticket information can be found here: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/sounds-of-denmark 

 

All press enquiries to Riotsquad Publicity:

 

Kerstan Mackness (ph) 077 7565 5573 (e) kerstan@riotsquadpublicity.com

Julie Allison (ph) 01273 475980 (e) Julie@riotsquadpublicity.com

 

 

The Launch Book - Launch your idea, business, or next career

 

Join Sanyin Siang, Executive Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics (COLE) at Duke University, to celebrate the launch of The Launch Book at BDG Architecture and Design Studio.

Whether you're launching a new career, academic pursuit or even a new phase in your personal life, this book gives a jumpstart to position you for success immediately after your launch, whatever that may be.

Sanyin draws on her experience in behavioural science and economics, interviews on innovation, and mentoring entrepreneurs.

Sanyin will also be joined by "Top 100 Most Influential Women in Finance" Tina Fordham, Managing Director of Citi Research.

Short, sharp, and impactful, this book makes any launch achievable.

(Nearest station: Blackfriars, Southwark, London Waterloo East)

Refreshments will be provided

RSVP: Expired


LID Publishing are the organisers of this event and publisher of the book. LID Publishing is a Corporate Member of The Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce

LID Publishing

 

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

 

 

The Power of Purpose - Does purpose drive stakeholder and shareholder value?

There is increasingly strong evidence in research that those businesses which are able to describe and live by their purpose create demonstrable and commercial advantage for their staff, their customers and the wider context or community within which they exist. We are delighted to invite you to take part in our symposium where we will discuss the business case for organisational “purpose” and how the power of “invisible leadership” can propel your organisation forwards to ensure continued success.

Who will attend?

The purpose of our event is to enable leaders to create more flexible, creative, profitable, and sustainable businesses in an increasingly complex macro-economy through implementing a purpose driven agenda. The occasion will bring together a powerful combination of CEOs and HRDs from successful global organisations together with leadership scholars to explore the practical application of the notion of purpose and how leaders can harness “purpose” to achieve the following:

  • engage with teams at all organisational levels to encourage the highest levels of commitment, innovation and successful performance critical to the bottom line;
  • attract and retain motivated and high performing employees;
  • create a strong climate of trust and disciplined entrepreneurship among employees;
  • develop leadership capabilities at all levels of the organisation; and
  • nurture measurably improved, performance-oriented organisational climates and cultures.
     

What?

Framed by positioning keynotes from global CEO speakers with diverse inputs on the power of purpose-led organisations, you will also hear expert views from four internationally renowned leadership academics including our Møller Leadership Scholar, Professor Georgia Sorenson, co-founder of the International Leadership Association. Georgia will be joined by Gill Hickman her co-author of The Power of Invisible Leadership How a Compelling Common Purpose Inspires Exceptional Leadership and Steve Kempster, author of Leadership as purpose: Exploring the role of purpose in leadership practice. 
Senior leaders from organisations including Unilever; AstraZeneca, Lidl, Marshall Group, Trustonic,  Taylor Vinters, the Babraham Institute and others will be participating in this event.

Your input, combined with our work at the meeting, will be the basis for an invited session on The Business Case for Purpose at the International Leadership Association’s 19th Global Conference to be held in Brussels in October 2017.  We expect media coverage of the work at the conference.

Registration

Our one-day event on 21 April (and pre-symposium dinner on 20 April) will take place at the Møller Centre, Churchill College, a world-class residential leadership development and conference centre located at the University of Cambridge. 

We will ask participants to cover expenses as follows:

  • pre- symposium dinner and accommodation plus one day event: £300 per person
  • day event only: £100 per person
  • Additional nights accommodation with breakfast available to participants at £100 per night (please state requirements on registration form)
     

We hope you be able to join us in Cambridge and contribute to defining the future of performance with a purpose.

To see the provisonal agenda, please click here

Photo credits: Meet Cambridge and Andrew Hatfield Photography

* NOTE! THIS EVENT IS NOT A DUCC EVENT, BUT ONE WE HAVE KINDLY OFFERED TO PUBLISH ON BEHALF OF OUR NETWORK. DUCC CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANYTHING RELATED TO THIS. THUS ANY COMMENTS, QUESTIONS OR RECLAMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE ORGANISER DIRECTLY.

Tim Hill, Marketing Manager, Møller Centre on tim.hill@chu.cam.ac.uk

Scandinavian romantic freshness meets African and Asian influences

In collaboration with Lindex, the Swedish and Finnish Chambers of Commerce for the UK warmly welcome you to
celebrate the launch of the Spring Collection for 2017, taking place in one of Lindex’ stores. Join us for a
glass of bubbly, some sweet surprises and take a first look at the exciting, brand new collection.

There will also be 30% off all purchases and a chance to win £100 to spend at Lindex!

Tickets: Members free, Non-members £20 incl. VAT

What is Smarter Cities NOW: A Sustainable Urban Development Forum?
Smarter CitiesNOW is an ongoing Sustainable Urban Development and 'Sharing Cities' Collaboration Forum, led by two pioneering Smart Cities: London and Copenhagen. The Forum has been developed in response to demand for a continuous Smart City/Sustainable Urban Development Collaboration Forum for thinkers and do'ers from leading cities, who can come together to share experiences, learning, develop thinking and collaborate on priority projects/solutions (rather than reinvent the (same) wheel in different cities!)

The Forum kicks off on 11-12 April @Ravensbourne on the Greenwich Peninsula (opposite the 02) in London. At the kick-off event, through inspiration keynotes and interactive roundtables, Forum participants will identify key challenges/projects/areas for collaboration. The kick-off event will introduce a programme of activites and events to run between 11-12 April and 11-12 October 2017, when Forum participants will re-convene @BLOXHUB in Copenhagen, to share progress and learning and discuss implementation and next steps on the projects and solutions worked on since the kick-off event. 

What are Forum Objectives?
The objective of Smarter CitiesNOW: A Sustainable Urban Development Forum is to create a collaborative forum for the Smart City/Sustainable Urban Development ecosystem, to enable councils, universities, startups, SMEs, architects, designers, innovators, policy makers and tech companies, working to the same agenda and goals, to interact and collaborate as part of a continous framework and process that distinguishes itself from traditional conferences. 

Emphasis is on sharing thinking and learning, and progressing work together, rather than 'just talking' and re-inventing the wheel in the same areas in different cities/countries.

Startups/SMES and developers: The Smarter CitiesNOW Solution Challenge and City of London Hackathon

The kick-off event will also kick off 1) the Smarter CitiesNOW Startup/SME Smart Solution Challenge and 2) City of London hackathon to develop data-driven applications for the City of London.

What's the Forum Programme?

See link:​ http://bit.ly/2mziSJm

When does the Forum Kick off?
11 and 12 April 2017 (follow-up event 11-12 October 2017 @ BLOXHUB, Copenhagen)

Where is it? 
Ravensbourne, Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 OEW

Who should go?
Anybody within the Smart City/Sustainable Urban Development space, who would like to meet, share their work with, learn from others in the ecosystem, and explore potential collaboration with other Forum participants between the London and Copenhagen events.

How much is it?
Ticket pricing has been kept low at £295 (+VAT for UK participants) per participant with a special startup price of £150 (+VAT for UK participants) to enable all to attend.

Can I sponsor and speak at the events?:
Yes, please email hello@newmedia2dot0.co.uk

Come along and walk, not just talk! 

The Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce warmly welcomes you to join an evening of discussions on the future of the energy industry.

What is the state of the energy business and where is it headed? Which energy sources will be most relevant in the future? What opportunities are there in the UK energy sector? Bond Dickinson LLP will host this relevant event where these topics and much more will be discussed by several high profile speakers.

Featured Speakers:


Chris Towner from Bond Dickinson LLPCHRIS TOWNER, Bond Dickinson LLP: Hot topics in the UK energy sector – an overview of the UK scene

Chris specialises in the commercial aspects of energy projects. He spent six years in the energy and projects team at Herbert Smith, advising a range of investment banks and public sector clients in relation to a wide range of issues connected with the UK electricity and gas markets. Since joining Bond Dickinson in 2006, Chris has specialised in advising renewable energy projects. Chris chairs the Renewable UK Offshore wind delivery group.

 

 

 

 


Piers Willson from UKTIPIERS WILLSON, Department of International Trade: Market opportunities in UK energy

Following completion of a PhD, Piers Willson embarked on a long and varied career in economic development principally specialising in inward investment.

As Head of Sector for Energy, Environment and Infrastructure (EEI) in the Investment Services Team (IST) of The Department for International Trade, Piers currently leads a team of eight individuals based throughout England. They help companies new to the UK and those which have already made the decision to locate here, to invest and expand.  Sectors covered by the EEI Team include Oil and Gas, Nuclear, Waste to Energy, Electrical and Heat Networks, Solar, Wave and Tidal, Infrastructure, Logistics and Construction.

 Piers can be contacted at piers.willson@ukti-invest.com

 

 

 


Simon Boehme from PwCSIMON BOEHME, PwC: Working capital opportunities in the energy sector

Simon Boehme is a Director in PwC’s working capital network with over 10 years’ of experience running working capital projects and cash generation programmes in multiple energy related industries (renewable energy, oil & gas, OFS and electricity utilities). He has supported clients across the world with assessing their current performance, identifying opportunities for improvement and driving the realisation of these.

Simon is one of the principal authors of the 2016 PwC Annual Global Working Capital Opportunity study, which analyses how successful companies are when it comes to releasing working capital and accessing cash to grow their business. Working capital is important to every company, but it’s particularly important for energy companies now, who have to cope with dramatically compressed commodity prices in an uncertain economic environment. Companies which aggressively address all levers of working capital in a sustainable way will emerge stronger and be well positioned for growth. The session held by Simon will cover the working capital study results and show you where the opportunities for releasing cash lie within the energy sector.

More speakers to be announced

* Note! This event is not a DUCC event, but one we have kindly offered to publish on behalf of our network. DUCC cannot be held liable for anything related to this. Thus any comments, questions or reclamation please contact the organiser directly.
 
Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce
Christa Holmborg:
Email: christa@fbcc.co.uk
Tel.: +44 (0)20 7602 5405

On the 8th November the DUCCs second Human Capital & Organisational Development (HCOD) network will have its focus on "Millennials".

This HCOD Network is a platform for Human Resource management within the DUCC AB member companies to share organisational and managerial best-practice, expertise and develop business opportunities in an inspiring way at regular fora and networking events. 

The forum is interactive and will be chaired by Lani Bannach, Essenta.

This forum is under Chatham House Rules!

Programme

15:00  

Registration and coffee

15:15  

Welcome by Gunnar P. Larsen, DUCC, and introduction to the moderator, Lani Bannach, Chairman, Essenta. Lani Bannach will set the scene and introduce the topic: "Millennials".

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Presentations by leading capacities in their fields.

“Millennials at Novo Nordisk" Gemma Sawyer, Talent Attraction & Retention Specialist, Novo Nordisk
Marc Douch, EMEA Recruiter, Zendesk

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Moderated round-table session

17:00  

Drinks, sandwiches and networking

17:30  

End of programme

 

 

                                  


About the Human Capital and Organisational Development Network (HCOD)

This HCOD network is a platform for Human Resource management within the DUCC AB member companies to share under Chatham House rules organisational and managerial best-practice, expertise and develop business opportunities in an inspiring way at regular fora and networking events. 

Led by Lani Bannach, Essenta, the HCOD is member driven in terms of contend and direction. Its members are encourage to introduce additional members. 

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About The Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce's Advisory Board

The Advisory Board (AB) is the Chamber's Premium Membership.

The Advisory board represents an exclusive forum which is set out to provide guidance for The Council on the overall strategy and organisation of The Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce (DUCC).

This membership is the most influential and prominent of our memberships. With this AB companies are investing in the future and growth of the DUCC. They are signalling their partners and customers a commitment to creating value and respecting Corporate Social Responsibility to furthering internatioanl trade between the UK and Denmark in either direction.

This premium membership includes all group companies, subsidiaries and their employees across geographies – with one named person on the actual advisory board. Return to event>>

If belive you fit the target audience and have an interest in being parf of this network please email and tell us why - click here.

If you and your company are interested in our Premium Membership and becoming an Advisory Board member please call Gunnar P Larsen +44 207 259 6795. Or visit (link) for an overview of membership categories and benefit.

See who the current AB members are right now here.

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A City Lecture with Øystein Olsen, governor of the central bank of Norway, who has held this position since 2011. Governor Olsen discusses the macroeconomic trends for the region, monetary policy, implications of negative interest rates and the economic outlook for Norway.

Moderator:
David Marsh, Managing Director, OMFIF

Speakers:
Øystein Olsen, Governor, Central Bank of Norway

FINSK together with the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us for a casual networking event where you can enjoy a glass of bubbly while browsing the unique and modern FINSK design shoe collection. A special attraction will be the new line of city wellies, Nokian by Julia Lundsten, which they have a small stock of in time for the rainy season.

This event is being held during the FINSK sample sale so you will have the chance to buy your own pair of FINSK shoes during the evening. Please note that cash would be preferred but other payment methods are accepted as well.

Collective Summer Exhibition

Our DUCC member, artist Marianne Frank together with Galería Krabbe welcome you to a private view,
 
Friday, 3 June, at 18-20h.
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The Galería Krabbe invites you to come and enjoy the art and a glass of wine.
At 20:00 h., dinner at the roof terrace, at restaurant El Casino
Delicious Tapas menu, incl. wine, beverages (no spirits) and coffee: 20€
 
Please, let us know if you are vegetarian. Please confirm participation by email, before Monday,the 30th of May, to: galeriakrabbe@gmail.com
 
Many greetings and see you soon,
Dorthe and Caroline, owners of Galería Krabbe

Relate Live, a Zendesk Conference

At Relate Live we’re building a community. It’s a place to explore the complicated relationships we have with customers, with companies, and with each other. At Relate Live you'll interact with other industry experts, customer service executives, and engagement leaders. All attendees will take part in interactive presentations and workshops that examine the influencers of human relationships such as empathy, customer experience, and the science of satisfaction. And yes, there is an open bar.

AGENDA

The line-up for Relate Live London is now live.

  • London Highlights:
  • Keynotes: Get a big picture view of what’s next in our industry and how human emotion and empathy play a large role in our professional lives
  • Case Studies: Hear from innovative leaders how they’ve connected customer service to their company's bottom line, designed a better customer experience, and embraced change
  • Workshops: Attend workshops that help you understand your customers’ effort, journey mapping and how to get more valuable insights from your surveys
  • Emerging Technologies: Learn how machine learning is changing customer interactions, how chat has become a staple in omnichannel support, and why you should be embedding customer service directly in website and mobile apps
  • Understand and optimise your customers’ effort
  • Gain insights from customer surveys
  • Create better customer experiences through team culture and agent satisfaction
  • Learn how to manage customer relationships at scale whilst maintaining high customer satisfaction
  • Monitor your data to discover how well you’re delivering service, how well your team is performing, and how satisfied your customers are

Why you should attend

Relate Live is designed for those who believe better relationships should be a driving force in business–whether it's building a customer-centric culture, creating a unique customer care approach, or using data to better understand your customers and drive a better customer experience.

Our typical attendees wear name tags with the following titles:

VP/Head of Customer Experience, Director of Customer Engagement, Director of Customer Service, CTO, CIO, Marketing Director, Customer Engagement Manager, Customer Service Manager, Social Media Manager, Captain of Happiness.

For full programme details (DUCC members receive a 10% discount), click here

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