AmCham Denmark Announces Merger with DABF
The merger will be officially launched on March 16, 2018 at AmCham's Transatlantic Summit
From left: AmCham Executive Director Stephen Brugger and AmCham Deputy Director & Head of Access USA Einar Dyrhauge

As of March 16, AmCham Denmark and the Danish-American Business Forum are joining hands. The current DABF services will be incorporated as a standing AmCham committee entitled “Access USA” – and will continue to assist Danish companies entering the United States - Denmark’s third largest market.

With this merger, AmCham becomes a true “bilateral” organization and the leading business network for U.S. and Danish companies, offering members an unrivalled platform for success in Denmark and the U.S. Together, we will represent more than 260 American, Danish and international companies, initially employing a staff of six. AmCham will still be directed under the leadership of Stephen Brugger and former DABF director Einar Dyrhauge will join AmCham as Head of Access USA and Deputy Director of AmCham.

The merger will be officially launched at AmCham Denmark’s Annual General Meeting and Transatlantic Summit on March 16, where the organization will also announce the Transatlantic Company of the Year.

Stephen Brugger, Executive Director of AmCham Denmark: “I am pleased to welcome Einar and his team onboard. With Access USA, AmCham is now a one-stop shop for transatlantic businesses and an even stronger voice for international companies in Denmark. By joining forces, we are combining the expertise and knowledge among our joint members for the benefit of the entire business community.

Einar Dyrhauge, Coming Deputy Director of AmCham Denmark and former Executive Director of DABF: “With this merger, DABF will become a part of the global AmCham network and be able to leverage the multitude of knowledge and experience from colleagues around the globe. This is a clear upscaling of our business services and I look forward to continuing our work to assist Danish companies tap into the huge market potential in the U.S.

About AmCham Denmark
Established in 1999, The American Chamber of Commerce in Denmark (AmCham Denmark) is a non-profit, non-governmental business association representing more than 210 U.S., Danish and international  companies actively investing in Denmark and the U.S. Accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC, AmCham is part of the global AmCham network present in more than 100 countries.

AmCham Denmark is also an active member of the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams in Europe), which is the umbrella organization for 44 AmChams throughout Europe and Eurasia. In Europe AmChams represent the interests of more than 17,000 American and European companies employing 20 million workers – account for more than $ 1.1 trillion in investment on both sides of the Atlantic.

As the voice for international business in Denmark, AmCham is committed to building a competitive business environment in Denmark, and to doing its part to minimize barriers to international trade.

About DABF
DABF – Danish American Business Forum helps companies realize their American Dream by opening doors to new connections and advice, so they feel more prepared as they tackle the U.S. market. DABF was established in 1997 by founding father Niels Foss and other leaders from various industries including Radiometer and Lego, in close cooperation with the U.S. Embassy. This joint effort was a response to the need for Danish companies to join forces and share experiences in order to succeed in the complex U.S. market.

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