6:00 PM18:00

Cybersecurity: Threats affecting businesses, government, and non-profits.

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The Danish-American Chamber of Commerce is tremendously excited to invite you to an event focused on the impact of cyber threats to businesses and government in collaboration with the New York County District Attorney's Office.
We have an impressive panel of experts who will be focusing on today's cyberscape for small, medium, and large-scale organizations (including governments, businesses, and non-profit entities). Our speakers will also touch on major recent cyber attacks and breaches in the news and what can be done to prevent future attacks.

The presentation and panel discussion will be followed by Q&A’s from the audience.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM (EDT)


6:00-6:30 PM: Networking
6:30-6:40 PM: Panel introduction by DACC President Anders Jensen and Kenn Kern, New York County District Attorney’s Office and moderator of the event.
6:40-7:30 PM: Panel discussion
7:30-7:45 PM: Q&A
7:45-8:00 PM: Networking

1285 6th Ave (@ 51st Street)
New York, NY 10019

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12:00 PM12:00

DACC Annual Christmas Luncheon - December 14, 2018


This year we’ll be celebrating at the Scandinavia House on Park Avenue – with a menu that will out-Danish and out-aquavit even the most Danish Christmas table across the pond!

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Our Christmas Messenger this year is none other than Rufus Gifford, former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark.

Few non-Danes have been embraced more eagerly or warmly by the Danes than our guest of honor this year. Among his many achievements, he is a former U.S. ambassador to Denmark, senior aide to President Barack Obama, a civic leader, public speaker, and an advocate for clean energy, youth engagement, LGBT rights, and Democratic causes.

We hope that you’ll join us for what promises to be an absolutely spectacular event!

Available seats this year are limited by our new venue, the Volvo Hall at Scandinavia House.

Friday December 14, 2018 - Noon - 4:00 PM

Scandinavia House
Volvo Hall
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Attendance fee:

  • Member: $225

  • Non-Member: $275

  • Table: $2,249

Dress code:
Business attire

RSVP by noon, Wednesday, December 12, 2018
No refunds after November 23, 2018

We cannot wait to see you on Friday, December 14, 2018 - Noon - 4:00 PM. 

Our deepest gratitude to our Christmas Luncheon 2018 Sponsors:

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6:00 PM18:00

Joe & The Juice - The Journey


Join us for an evening where we will learn about Joe & The Juice, their ethos and their incredible expansion into the United States.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Joe & The Juice
110 Greene St. Suite 701
New York, NY 10012

6:00-8:00 PM

6:00-6:30 PM - Networking / Refreshments by Joe & The Juice
6:30-7:15 PM - Presentation by Valdemar Halbye, Head of Retail and Kevin Veng, Head of Recruitment and People Management.
7:15-8:00 PM - Networking

Price: Member $10

Non-member $15

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8:45 AM08:45

Avoiding copyright trolls

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Eric Stenshoel

Eric is counsel in the Intellectual Property group of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. He focuses on intellectual property issues related to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, research and development agreements, private equity transactions involving emerging technologies, and complex licensing arrangements, as well as intellectual property litigation. He also assists clients in developing and protecting international portfolios of trademark rights and gives frequent seminars on compliance with U.S. copyright law.

Eric’s industry experience includes publishing and the arts, manufacturing, consumer products, software and database technology. World Trademark Review describes Eric as “Quick to reply and with a font of experience in intellectual property, he is a one-stop shop for time-sensitive advice.” Clients also say “He really becomes engaged with your business and his client-handling skills are outstanding. You can have total confidence in his guidance.”

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11:00 AM11:00

Annual Nordic Open Golf Tournament

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Martinis, good food, a bit of exercise, Nordic friends, an opportunity to see a stunning part of the Garden State. These are just a few of the good reasons to escape New York for some fresh air. Oh, did we mention your chance to win the prize of $10,000 in a fun shoot-out competition?

Join us at the Finnish-American and Danish-American Chambers of Commerce for our annual 'Nordic Open' Golf Tournament.

The tournament takes place at the award-winning Ballyowen Golf Club in New Jersey on October 2, 2018.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Lunch
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Nordic Open Tournament
  5:00 PM - 9:00PM: Dinner & Awards

Ballyowen Golf Club
131 Wheatsworth Road
Hamburg, NJ 07419

Single player $350
Dinner only:   $80

Overnight stays are available at discounted rates.
Refund Policy: No refunds.

Platinum Sponsorship: $4,000

  • Four players
  • Additional players $250
  • Excellent visibility at the event including the venue and golf course 
  • Company logo on all event material
  • Featured on the event recap published in the newsletter (FACC and DACC) and social media

For more information regarding sponsorship, please contact Marko Salonen (FACC) at marko.salonen@facc-ny.com 

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6:00 PM18:00

EACC Annual Fall Networking Event - Hudson's World Yacht

It’s this time of the year again! The European American Chambers of Commerce (EACC) Fall Networking Boat Cruise is coming up on September 27, 2018.

Join us and 350 professionals from all across Europe for a breathtaking sunset networking cruise on the Hudson River.

Get your tickets now for this prime networking opportunity and enjoy a buffet dinner, an open bar, and spectacular views while mingling with international executives.


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Thursday, September 27, 2018

6:00 pm EST: Registration
6:30 pm EST (sharp): Set Sail around NY Harbor
9:00 pm EST (sharp): Return to Pier 81

The Hudson's World Yacht,
World Yacht Marina Pier 81
West 41st Street at the Hudson River.
New York, NY 10036

Member: $90
Non-Member: $130

RSVP: September 21, 2018 -  Click here to register!
Please note that seats are limited.

Partnership Levels and Benefits
The European-American Chambers of Commerce solicits partnerships funds from members and contacts. There are three partnership levels: Platinum, Gold, and Silver.

For more information or questions, please contact Marianne Honoré 
E-mail: daccny@daccny.com

**There is a no refund policy for this event!

We would like to thank the sponsors of the

2018 EACC Annual Fall Networking Event

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6:30 PM18:30

[New York] European Pitch&Mix Night: Retail (loT)

[New York] European Pitch&Mix Night:
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[New York] European Pitch&Mix Night:
Retail (loT)

How is tech and IoT changing the retail industry?

Together with The European-American Chambers of Commerce we invite you to an exclusive evening where some of the most innovative and cutting-edge European startups will pitch their ideas, visions and trends regarding Retail-Tech.

This networking event allows pitchers, investors and other professionals to mingle, spark conversations and make new connections in a truly unique setting located on the 42nd floor.

“Pitch&Mix” events train the spotlight on the many fantastic initiatives that are coming out of the EU tech scene right now and connect those efforts to the broad international network we have here in NYC.
They are provided with a platform to pitch and showcase their latest advances to a mix of tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and young professionals from over 20 countries.

Join EACC and DACCNY on September 12, 2018 for an interactive and exciting event where we explore the newest Retail-Tech landscape and its future!

September 12, 2018
6:30-9:00 PM

Spacesmith Office
One New York Plaza
Suite 4200
New York, NY 10004

Member: $15
Non-Member: $25

Refund Policy: No refunds

Companies interested in the space should contact DACCNY before August 22, for an opportunity to pitch.

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6:00 PM18:00

Stamford Yacht Club 2018 Valeur-Jensen Stamford Denmark Race

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Ship ahoy!
The Danish-American Chamber of Commerce is happy to help promote one of the most colorful traditions in the Danish-U.S. calendar.

On the occasion of the Fifty-Third Valeur-Jensen Stamford Denmark Race, The Commodore and Directors of Stamford Yacht Club together with Members of the Royal Danish Yacht Club request the pleasure of your company for dinner with Guest of Honor Mikkel Hagen Hess, Director, North America, Invest in Denmark.

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Reception at 6:00 PM followed by dinner at 7:00 PM
- with the generous support of Aalborg Akvavit

Stamford Yacht Club
97 Ocean Drive W
Stamford, CT 06902

All-inclusive price per person is $90 (dinner and drinks).

Please contact Ove Haxthausen by email or phone 917-655-6870 to register.

R.S.V.P. by September 5th.

Ladies - Festive
Gentlemen - Blue Blazer or yachting jacket over white

P.S. It's not all eating and general merriment - the race itself should be a great event, too.
Registration for this is open at www.yachtscoring.com
As usual, there will be a post-race party and awards ceremony on the SYC lawn, starting at 4 pm.

Please don't hesitate to contact Ove Haxthausen  - 917 655 6870 if you need any more information.

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5:30 PM17:30

Manhattan Networking Night New York City FC vs. New York Red Bulls

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The Danish-American Chamber of Commerce is pleased to co-sponsor another exclusive event - Manhattan Networking Night at New York City FC - with the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.
Our team (the NYCFC) is on a roll as evidenced in the recent rout of Montreal at Yankee  Stadium.
This event will kick off at 5:30 PM with networking in the Field MVP Suite, after which attendees will have seats available for the NYCFC vs. New York Red Bulls rivalry match.
New York City FC is comprised of an exciting mix of internationally recognized soccer players who reflect the great diversity of our city. Among them is World Cup Champion, David Villa.

Join DACCNY, MCC and New York City FC at Yankee Stadium for an exciting Manhattan Borough Night and help us support our team NYCFC to a win!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT)
Networking starts at 5:30 PM - game starts at 7:00 PM.
Yankee Stadium
1 E 161st St, Field MVP Suite, Gate 6
Bronx, NY 10451



Member $35  - Use Promo Code NYCFC10
Non-Member $45


*Ticket includes
Access to the networking event
(1) Manhattan Jersey Patch
(1) seat at the match
(1) complimentary drink ticket (beer or wine)
Light bites

**There is a no refund policy for this event!

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[New York] European Pitch&Mix Night: Europe's Fintech/Cryptocurrency

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[New York] European Pitch&Mix Night:
Europe's Fintech/Cryptocurrency

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[New York] European Pitch&Mix Night: Europe's Fintech/Cryptocurrency

Our partner organization European-American Chambers of Commerce in the United States is excited to be able to invite you to its second 2018 start-up pitch night - "Pitch&Mix" - this time on Fintech/Cryptocurrencies. 

“Pitch&Mix” events train the spotlight on the many fantastic initiatives that are coming out of the EU tech scene right now and connect those efforts to the broad international network we have here in NYC.

Hosted in a unique setting, this event series features some of the hottest European startups. They are provided with a platform to pitch and showcase their latest advances to a mix of tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and young professionals from over 20 countries.

Join us to spark ideas, conversations, and new connections on the future of European innovation.

June 14, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Poggenpohl Downtown Kitchen Design Studio
270 Park Ave South
New York, NY 10010

Member: $15
Non-Member: $25

Refund Policy: No refunds

RSVP by June 10, 2018


Companies interested in the  space should contact Mads Hebbelstrup or the DACC for an opportunity to pitch.



Powered by the European-American Chambers of Commerce

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Restaurant "Aquavit"  June 8, 2018 - 12:30-3:30 PM

We've almost reached the half-way mark of the year and it's time for our traditional half-year DACC Pinsefrokost (Whitsun Luncheon). 
Yes! It's the event in Denmark that leaves everyone scrambling to find out what "Pinse" actually is. 

We can't promise you any clear answers or definitions - but what we can promise you is a delicious meal at the 2-starred Michelin restaurant Aquavit on June 8. 
It is a truly world-class modern Nordic restaurant.

Please join us for:

  • Welcome drinks
  • A finely tuned three-course Nordic lunch menu
  • Beer and aquavit (or non-alcoholic alternatives)
  • Coffee

Exchange business experiences - and perhaps a few personal anecdotes - with fellow DACC members and other professionals in the New York area.

Seats are limited - first-come first-served.

We look forward to continuing this fun tradition and to seeing you!



Date & Time:
June 8, 2018
Welcome drinks 12:30 PM
Lunch 1:00-3:30 PM

Aquavit Restaurant                               

65 East 55ht Street
New York, NY 10022        

Dress code:
Business attire

Members: $150
Non-Members: $185
Tax and tips included

Final payment at reservation. No refunds or cancellations

RSVP no later than Tuesday, June 5, 2018.


Restaurant Aquavit opened to immediate success in midtown Manhattan in November 1987. Three decades later, Aquavit continues to be one of New York’s most popular and highly esteemed dining destinations. Aquavit is honored with two stars in The Michelin Guide New York City since 2015 and three stars by the New York Times. 

A pioneer on the American dining scene, Aquavit remains the only world-class modern Nordic restaurant in the country. Aquavit was also the first restaurant in New York to house two concepts under one roof: a casual bistro serving hearty, simple fare and a formal dining room offering refined, modern Nordic cuisine. This structure was inspired by Operakällaren, the famous Stockholm restaurant, whose legendary owner, Tore Wretman, was one of Aquavit’s original partners.

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Annual Spring Event EACC 2018
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Annual Spring Event EACC 2018

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DACC is pleased to invite you to the 18th Annual Spring Networking Event hosted by the European Chamber of Commerce in the United States.


Join us at the Central Park Boathouse for the finest cuisine, cocktails, and conversation while enjoying the serenity and natural beauty that surrounds one of New York’s hidden treasures.


Every spring, members, and guests of the European-American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) gather for an evening of first-class networking.
We expect no fewer than 350 EACC and affiliated chamber members and guests for what promises to be an incredibly dynamic event.
The event will take place at The Loab Central Park Boathouse (in Manhattan) from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 24, 2018 and will include members from a host of European chambers of commerce, including those of Austria, Belgium, Britain, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to network with our European friends and fellow DACC members.

May 24, 2018 - 6:00-9:00 PM

Central Park Boathouse (The Loeb Boathouse Central Park).
East 72 & Park Drive North
New York, NY 10023

Members $90.00
Non-members $130.00
Ticket price includes an open wine bar, beer, and hors-d'oeuvres.

Refund Policy
No refunds

RSVP by May 20, 2018
Please note that seats are limited.

Sponsor Benefits and Partnership Levels:
The European-American Chamber of Commerce solicits partnership funds from members and contacts.
There are four partnership levels:
 Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze

For more information or questions, please contact Marianne Honoré 
E-mail: daccny@daccny.com

We would like to thank this year's sponsor

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4:30 PM16:30

New York City FC vs. FC Dallas - Scandinavian Night

Join New York City Football Club at the first-ever Scandinavian Night hosted at Yankee Stadium.
Come meet our Scandinavian friends while watching NYC FC face off against FC Dallas.

Pre-match events starts at 4:30 PM and the match will kick off at 6:00 PM.

Invite family, friends and co-workers and come support Swedish International and ex-Malmö FF player, Anton Tinnerholm, Norwegian International, Jo Inge Berget, and Finnish International, Alexander Ring as they look to bring home another 3 points for the club.

Sign up now for what promises to be a really fun night out with the Scandinavian Community.


Sunday, April 29, 2018
Pre-match event: 4:30 PM (EDT)
Match kickoff: 6:00 PM (EDT)


Yankee Stadium - NYCFC                                                                         1 E 161st St Bronx
New York 10451

From $35 - register here

For more information please call Amanda Clearfield at 646-846-4610 or email at Amanda.Clearfield@nycfc.com

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5:00 PM17:00

Expanding your business to the U.S.?

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Proper legal advice and understanding of cultural integration are key components. Get insights on how to make your expansion to the U.S. a success!

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Anne Wolfson: Lawyer and Business Counselor, PLLC

Entering the US market is easy. Doing it correctly will save you time and money in the long run but takes some planning.

The first step is to understand the differences in the legal systems. Anne will explain how to get started in the US, and how to think about it without making yourself crazy.

Steve Maggi: U.S. Immigration Lawyer SMA Law Firm, New York smalawyers.com

Expanding your business to the U.S. is one thing, being able to work and live there is not the automatic result. Steve will explain how you can realize your dream of living, working or running a business legally in the U.S. by acquiring a visa or green card. What are the options for a Nordic national?

Lena Beck Rørvig: Global Performance Coach Beck Global Consulting beckglobalconsulting.com

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast." Success rests highly on the expat’s shoulder. It is vital for success that the company focus on enabling and securing performance and growth for key employees working in unknown territory. How is that done so valuable time is not lost.

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Shape the future "Design as the new way of creating growth" - A talk by Mikal Hallstrup, global CEO of Designit

DACC is inviting its members to an evening with Mikal Hallstrup, Founder and Global CEO at Designit and DACC member.

Join us when Mikal Hallstrup shares his insights on how design can create new business growth at Designit's DUMBO location, New York’s hub of technology and creativity.


About the event
We're living in an age of change and uncertainty where everything is being turned upside down. We're all trying hard to figure out how what to do next and how to log in to the digital economy. Consulting, advertising, and engineering don't provide all the answers and
design has become the new way of creating growth, making a change, and doing business. Mikal will share how design can help brands, businesses, and organizations succeed and stay relevant.
The talk will be informal and interactive and be followed by a Q&A.

Thursday April 19, 2018 – 6:00-8:00 PM (EDT)

77 Sands Street 11th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

6:00-6:30 PM – Networking
6:30-7:30 PM – Presentation by Mikal Hallstrup followed by Q&A
Complimentary refreshments provided by Designit

Registration: Advance registration required, no later than April 16, 2018 


About Mikal Hallstrup and Designit

Mikal Hallstrup is the Founder and Global CEO at Designit, one of the world's largest strategic design firms, helping organizations drive change and growth in a changing world. With a team of 500+ designers, researchers and business designers across 15 offices worldwide, Designit design products, services, and experiences that improve how we live, work and do business.

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6:30 PM18:30

NEW DATE! [New York] European Pitch Night: Europe's Virtual Future

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The European-American Chambers of Commerce in the United States invite you to the launch of our reoccurring series of startup pitch nights. Join attendees from over 20 European countries for a networking night dedicated to celebrating some of Europe’s best startups and innovation within the areas of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR).

This networking event will be held at the brand new "Court16" Long Island City Tennis Club, just one subway stop from Midtown Manhattan. This 15,000 sq ft space features the first customizable LED-illuminated tennis court in the United States by way of Germany.

The event program will include startup VR/AR company pitches from various European enterprises and VR/AR interactive demo stations to experience VR first-hand.
Participants will also be invited to join an inter-country pickleball speed networking competition following the pitch and demo sessions.

March 28, 2018
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (EST).

Location: Court16 LIC,  13-06 Queens Plaza, Long Island City, NY 11101

06:30-07:00 PM: Opening Networking Session - Belgian beers provided by BelCham are served as refreshments.
07:00-07:30 PM: Startup Pitch Sessions - Six different VR startups and companies from across Europe will each give a 3-minute pitch. The sessions will be followed by a moderated Q&A.
07:30-08:30 PM: VR Demo Stations - Following the pitches, VR companies will set up stations across the event floor for attendees to try the various VR experiences/products for themselves.
08:30-10:00 PM: PICKLEBALL “Speed Networking” What better way to network and make new friends and contacts than through sports?
From 08:30-10 PM, Court16 invites our attendees for a session of pickleball “speed networking.” Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the USA.
Attendees will be invited to join various cross-border teams to play pickleball together league style. These short games will be a great way for attendees from different countries to get to know and interact with each other.

NOTE: Upon registration, guests will be asked if they wish to participate in the pickleball games.
Please dress accordingly or bring the appropriate clothing. Locker rooms for changing are available.

Non-Member: $20
Member price: $10
Refund Policy: No refunds



Companies interested in the VR/AR space should contact Mads Hebbelstrup or the DACC Secretary for an opportunity to pitch or set up a VR/AR demo station.

For more information about Court16, you can visit the Court16 website or check out this video.

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US-Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Baltic-American Chamber of Commerce, BelCham, Danish-American Chamber of Commerce, Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce, French-American Chamber of Commerce, German-American Chamber of Commerce, Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, Luxembourg-American Chamber of Commerce, Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Polish-American Business Club, Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce, Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, British-American Business.

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FACC Breakfast Seminar with PwC: US Tax Reform - What it Means for the Nordic Companies?

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We have been on the cusp of a historic moment witnessing the passage of the most significant U.S. tax reform legislation in the past 31 years. The Tax Bill (H.R. 1) signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017 represent fundamental changes to the entire landscape of U.S. taxation, and the new rules will have dramatic effect on the way Nordic companies operate in the U.S. and globally.

Please join us for an interactive breakfast seminar, hosted by FACC, on Tuesday, February 6th with PwC's leading U.S. tax professionals Steven Tseng (Principal, Transfer Pricing and FACC Board Member), Bernard Moens (Partner, International Tax and Inbound Tax Services Leader) and Mike Danilack (Principal, Washington National Tax Services) to discuss what the U.S. Tax Reform means for your business and how to get prepared for the dramatic legislative changes.

PwC is a leading provider of professional tax services worldwide offering experienced and comprehensive help for a wide range of business needs. PwC’s tax practice is on the cutting edge of one of the most challenging and intellectually rigorous fields, working with some of the world’s largest organizations on tax planning, global structuring, and tax controversy.

We look forward to connecting with you!

The event is organized in collaboration with: The Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, The Icelantic American Chamber of Commerce, The Danish American Chamber of Commerce and The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce.

Date: February 6, 2018, 9.00 AM - 11.00 AM (EST). Registration opens at 8.30 AM.

Place: PwC Auditorium PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 300 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017.


Members: Free

Non-Members: $15 + $2.89 Fee

For questions, please contact: Marko Salonen, Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, New York +1 917 622 7076




What is the U.S. Tax Reform all about?

On December 22, 2017 President Trump signed the tax reform bill (H.R. 1, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act") into law. The law will lower business and individual tax rates, modernize U.S. international tax rules, and provide the most significant overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than three decades. For more information on the content of the new legislation, please refer to  PwC's U.S. Tax Reform website:


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6:00 PM18:00

Trumponomics - A 2018 U.S. Economic Outlook by Torsten Sløk, Chief International Economist at Deutsche Bank

DACCNY is inviting its members to an evening with Torsten Sløk, Chief International Economist and Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, an event co-hosted with Djøf.


Join us when Djøf New York and the Danish-American Chamber of Commerce invite you for another exciting evening with Torsten Sløk. Torsten Sløk, Chief International Economist and Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Securities, has generously agreed to share his thoughts on what we might expect from the U.S. and world economies in 2018, as the curtain is raised for the second year of the current administration. So far, the markets have been in positive territory despite the confusion and uncertainty emanating from and caused by President Trump's daily Twitter feed. But what will the future bring? And what will it take to continue the positive market trend?

During the election campaign, Donald Trump promised major changes that would Make America Great Again. Promises whose manifestation remains elusive.

The new tax reform whose adoption seemed almost assured at the end of 2017 would be a major legislative achievement for Trump's embattled White House.

Republicans promise growth and tax cuts; Democrats predict the opposite. But what consequences do economists outside the Beltway predict this new reform might have? And how about the promises of more jobs, improved infrastructure, greater military investment, reduced regulation, and new trade agreements? All factors that will have an impact on the United States and the world's economic future.

After the talk, there will be an opportunity to ask Torsten questions.

The evening will continue with networking at a nearby bar - location to be determined.

There is a limited number of seats – it’s first-come first-served.

When: Thursday, January 18, 2017 – 6:00-8:30 PM.

Where: Deutsche Bank 60 Wall St. New York, NY 10005


6:00-6:15 PM – Networking

6:15-7:00 PM – Presentation by Torsten Sløk followed by Q&A

7:00-8:30 PM – Networking at nearby bar - location TBD.

Price: Free


Registration: Advance registration required, no later than January 16, 2018

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12:00 PM12:00

DACC Annual Christmas Luncheon 2017

The Danish-American Chamber of Commerce has the great pleasure of inviting you to the greatest and grandest event in the DACC calendar:

The DACCNY Annual Christmas Luncheon


The event takes place on Friday December 8, 2017 (12 noon - 3:30 pm) at the Harvard Club of New York City.

As tradition has it, we provide our local community with the option of securing early-bird tickets for this exciting event. Make your life less complicated - you already know that you don't want to miss it...



Friday December 8, 2017 - Noon - 3:30pm


Harvard Club of New York

35 West 44th Street

New York, NY 10036

Attendance fee:

Early bird discount - until November 17, 2017.

  •     Member: $185 (Reg. $210)
  •     Non-Member: $235 (Reg. $260)
  •     Table (10 guests): $1,900 (Reg. $2,100)

SIGN UP no later than November 17 to get the early bird discount.

Dress code:

Business attire

RSVP by Thursday, November 30, 2017

No refunds after November 17, 2017

Please register the names of all your guests when purchasing multiple tickets.

We look forward to seeing you.

Danish-American Chamber of Commerce of New York

Want to become a sponsor?

The annual Christmas Luncheon is the DACCNY's largest event. We value our sponsors and thank them for their contributions to this festive event.
Should you be interested in becoming a sponsor as well, you can contact DACC at daccny@daccny.com

Our deepest gratitude to our
Christmas Luncheon 2017 Sponsors:

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6:00 PM18:00

An evening with Thorkil Sonne - Driving passion to international success

How do you drive passion to success?

DACC and DJØF New York are excited to invite you for an evening with Thorkil Sonne, the founder of Specialisterne Foundation (The Specialists Foundation).

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Thorkil Sonne founded Specialisterne (The Specialists) in 2004 after his son was diagnosed with infantile autism.
Autists have an estimated unemployment rate of up to 80% and Thorkil saw a huge need and an opportunity to make a difference.

The mission of the Specialists is to create job opportunities for autistic people and people with similar challenges. The organization's goal is to generate 100,000 jobs for this demographic in the United States and 1 million worldwide, by 2025. The organization is ambitious, highly professional and innovative, and they have already chalked up a great number of success stories.
Thorkil Sonne, who has participated in the Danish Broadcasting Corporation's documentary series "Hidden Talents," has helped some of the world's largest IT players realize the benefits of hiring people with autism. Watch the broadcast here in Danish.

Thorkil will talk about the Specialists as an organization, its mission and work for change, his experiences starting up and leading an NGO in the United States and driving passion to international success.
The talk will be in English.

The example of Specialisterne, its mission, and accomplishments, inspires us at the broadest human level. It’s a story about a father’s love and sacrifices for his son, about members of society left behind and counted-out who return in triumph.”
- Professor Robert D. Austin, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Monday, November 13, 2017
6:00-8:30 pm (EDT)

Pizza and drinks will be served

Holland & Knight
31 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019

Admission is free for DACC/DJØF NY members and guests of members but you must pre-register - one registration per attendee as we need names on all attendees.

DJØF NEW YORK: Naja Christensen
DACCNY: Marianne Honoré

RSVP: November 8, 2017


Speaker Biography:
Thorkil Sonne is a Director and President of Specialisterne Foundation, Inc. and Chairman of the Specialist People Foundation, which he founded December 2008.
He founded Specialisterne (The Specialists) in 2004 as the first market-driven company where the skills of high functioning people with autism spectrum disorder are used to perform high-quality services like software testing for corporate customers.
'Specialisterne in Delaware' - Accelerating Employment of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders. March 15, 2012.
Specialisterne is a case study at Harvard Business School, which was awarded ‘Best Large Social Firm Europe 2006’ by CEFEC and listed on Wired Magazine's Smart List: "12 shocking ideas that could change the World".
Thorkil Sonne has an extensive background in the private IT and telecommunications industry, most recently with TDC, the incumbent Danish telecom company. Thorkil previously served as president of a local branch of Autism Denmark and has a son with autism.
Thorkil has been recognized for his work with Specialisterne:
• Autism Prize 2004 by Autism Denmark
• IT Prize 2008 by The Danish IT Industry Association
• ‘Brave Thinker’ by The Atlantic Magazine, November 2009
• ‘Intelligent Optimist’ by Ode Magazine, January 2010
Thorkil is an Ashoka Fellow and participates in the Globalizer program.

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