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The Year in Review (December 16, 2006)
How will 2006 go down in the history books? Here's a quick look at the major business, political, economic, and social issues that dominated the year, and what they tell ...
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Experts Discuss Strategic Renewal at CBS/AmCham Conference (December 13, 2006)
How can your company revitalize itself and grow accordingly? How does this work in a global marketplace?
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U.S. Ambassador: Entrepreneurship Drives Innovation & Growth (December 13, 2006)
Entrepreneurship is a dynamic catalyst for positive change worldwide. Accepting, recognizing and celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit will help to create innovation and sustainable economic growth in Denmark. That’s what U.S. Ambassador ...
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Notable Quotes (December 13, 2006)
  Leading experts on strategic renewal shared a number of thought-provoking perspectives at the Copenhagen Conference on Strategic Management, including: “Win the (business transformation) battle one employee at a time.” “Imitation breeds mediocrity. ...
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AmCham Executive Director Addresses Seminar: Facing the Challenge of the U.S. Market (December 12, 2006)
On December 7th, members of the Danish business community met at the Confederation of Danish Industries to share and gather strategic dos and don'ts of doing business in the U.S.
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Keys to Small Business Success (December 12, 2006)
The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently submitted a report to the President reviewing economic, financial, and demographic information about small businesses in 2005. The Small Business Economy: A Report to ...
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Capital Markets at Risk (December 06, 2006)
Capital. Columbus needed it to fund his trip to the new world, two college drop-outs working in a garage used it to build the world's largest software company, and our ...
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AmCham Executives Meet with Tax Minister (November 30, 2006)
AmCham executives hosted an executive roundtable session with Danish Tax Minister Kristian Jensen and members of his team.
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Capacity Crowd Enjoys AmCham's 5th Annual Family Thanksgiving (November 29, 2006)
Already the largest event of its kind in the region, the AmCham Family Thanksgiving’s size and reputation continue to grow.
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Education - An Imperative for Business (November 28, 2006)
The United States is home to countless dedicated teachers, superior public and private schools, and the best system of colleges and universities in the world. Yet in an information and ...
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AmCham Mourns Loss of Board Member (November 21, 2006)
AmCham board member Per Månsson, an executive vice president and chief financial officer for Novozymes, passed away on Friday, November 17.
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A Business Bill of Rights (November 21, 2006)
Various groups trying to push their agendas have often enshrined their demands into a "bill of rights," as in a "Taxpayers' Bill of Rights" or a "Patients' Bill of Rights." ...
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With the Elections Over, Now What? (November 14, 2006)
Last Thursday I sent you a special message saying that while we wished our candidates had fared better in the elections, the U.S. Chamber is still a highly influential organization ...
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The Elections, a New Congress, and the Business Agenda (November 09, 2006)
The bottom line for the business community on the 2006 elections is this: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will continue to work with and support members of the new Congress ...
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Public, Politicians Need to Get Serious About Energy (November 07, 2006)
Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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Experts Describe Implications of U.S. Midterm Elections (November 01, 2006)
Polls are forecasting some Democratic gains in the U.S. midterm elections next week, with control of Congress hinging on a few extremely close contests.
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Restoring Our Faith in America (October 31, 2006)
If there's one message this election season has driven home, it's that Americans think the country is on the wrong track. A NewsWeek poll found that 61% of those surveyed ...
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The "Not My Fault" Crowd (October 24, 2006)
Why is it that when anything goes wrong in someone's life these days, someone else gets blamed and a lawsuit is filed? Put on a few pounds? Fast food restaurants ...
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Do You Know Which Candidates Are Best For Your Business? (October 17, 2006)
Three weeks from today, American voters will head to the polls to elect a new Congress. If you haven't already, it's time now to start paying close attention to what ...
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Q&A With Tom Donohue (October 13, 2006)
In an exclusive interview, Tom Donohue weighs in on a number of important trans-Atlantic business issues facing AmCham Denmark members.
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Danish Industries and U.S. Chamber Call for New Cooperation (October 12, 2006)
The critical importance of trans-Atlantic trade calls for new cooperation on trade and legislative and regulatory convergence.
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CSC and Topsoe Fuel Cell Win AmCham Denmark 2006 Entrepreneurship Award (October 11, 2006)
In an unprecedented tie, CSC Denmark, an American IT services company, and Topsoe Fuel Cell, a Danish company, have both won the AmCham Denmark Entrepreneurship Award for 2006.
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Not Pro-Republican, Not Pro-Democrat, But Pro-Business (October 10, 2006)
When it comes to politics, small business owners have little tolerance for partisan bickering and posturing politicians--they simply want results. The same is true of the U.S. Chamber. As the campaign ...
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Thomas J. Donohue - Biography (October 10, 2006)
Thomas J. Donohue is president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. Under Donohue’s leadership, the Chamber has positioned itself as an international leader ...
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America--We're Number … Six?! (October 03, 2006)
America has been knocked off its perch as the world's most competitive nation, according to the "Global Competitiveness Report" released last week by the World Economic Forum (WEF), an organization ...
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Immigration Reform--A Missed Opportunity (September 26, 2006)
It's almost certain now that Congress will wrap up its current legislative session at the end of this week without agreeing to comprehensive immigration reform. Its prospects in a lame ...
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AmCham Welcomes New Board Members (September 21, 2006)
AmCham Denmark welcomes two new members to its board of directors.
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Managing Directors Discuss Going Nordic at AmCham Executive Forum (September 21, 2006)
How can companies corral and harness the power of operations spread across the Nordic region?
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What's Happening in Your State? (September 19, 2006)
Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once famously termed state legislatures "the laboratories of democracy." Said Brandeis in 1932: "It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that ...
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Meet the Minister (September 15, 2006)
Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Minister for the Interior and Health “Lars Løkke Rasmussen (Liberal), born 15 May 1964, graduated in law at the University of Copenhagen in 1992 and was a self-employed ...
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About the Ministry (September 15, 2006)
“The Danish Ministry of the Interior and Health attends to matters concerning district, city and town councils, the supervision of local councils, the finances of local and county authorities, and ...
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Health Minister and AmCham Discuss Crucial Reforms and Innovations (September 15, 2006)
Unfolding reforms and innovations are improving Denmark’s health care system, a key government minister told members of AmCham.
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Silent Threat (September 12, 2006)
The most difficult business challenges aren't the ones you expect, it's the ones that take you by complete surprise that can be the most damaging. That's why you should start ...
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Experts Urge Companies to Prepare Detailed Security Plans (September 08, 2006)
American subsidiaries and other companies in Denmark should prepare detailed plans to respond to security risks. The need is more urgent than ever before.
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Terrorism and Security Trends (September 08, 2006)
Experts at Nordic Security Challenges 2006 identified a number of terrorism trends in Denmark and elsewhere in Western Europe that companies and governments are tracking, including: Office complexes, transportation systems, commercial ...
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Duking It Out With the Trial Lawyers (September 05, 2006)
You may have read a recent article in The Wall Street Journal about a sharp decline in plaintiffs' lawsuits against companies. The piece notes that in recent months, judges have ...
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Workforce Outlook—Best of Times or Worst of Times? (August 29, 2006)
It's Labor Day in the year 2020. The United States faces a massive worker shortage that has driven wages, inflation, and interest rates to record highs. America is losing the ...
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30 Teams Compete for AmCham Cup 2006 (August 25, 2006)
The fifth annual AmCham Cup continued the tournament's tradition as a filled-to-capacity, top-notch sporting and networking event. It was held at Simon’s Golf Club on August 24.
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Katrina, One Year Later (August 22, 2006)
It's been almost one year since Hurricane Katrina devastated much of the Gulf Coast. As this year's hurricane season gets underway, we need to apply the lessons we've learned in ...
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AmCham Denmark 2006 Foreign Investors' Agenda (August 17, 2006)
Download Foreign Investors' Agenda in English. (449 kb) Download Foreign Investors' Agenda in Danish. (450 kb)   Foreign Investor Priority Points, August 2006 1. Increase Denmark’s competitiveness by building an entrepreneurial economy Create an environment ...
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Fighting Terrorism and Protecting the Economy (August 15, 2006)
The recently foiled plot to blow up transatlantic flights headed for the United States is a stark reminder that terrorists continue to pose a clear and present danger to America, ...
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Penn State Comes to Copenhagen (August 14, 2006)
AmCham Denmark representatives met with Pennsylvania State University students—juniors in management and economics—during their 2006 summer abroad in Copenhagen.
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Thugs, Terrorists, and … Business People? (August 08, 2006)
Ken Lay. Martha Stewart. Dennis Kozlowski. The press has had a field day highlighting corporate villains. While bad actors should be singled out and punished to the fullest extent of ...
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Living Wage Laws Kill Jobs (August 01, 2006)
Congress is once again contemplating an increase to the federal minimum wage, despite the fact that economists are virtually united in their belief that such an increase would end up ...
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Can Trial Lawyers Change Their Spots? (July 25, 2006)
Recognizing that they are about as popular as ants at a picnic, the American Trial Lawyers Association voted recently to change its name to the American Association for Justice. A ...
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Combining the Two Worst Things in Life (July 18, 2006)
Mark Twain said the only things certain in life are death and taxes. Twain was well-known for holding elected officials in low regard -- "Suppose you were an idiot. Suppose ...
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What Does Globalization Mean to You? (July 11, 2006)
The man who coined the term "globalization" died last week, but the concept he gave a name to continues to generate heated debate, particularly in the United States. Despite a ...
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AmCham Members Attend Independence Day Festivities at Rydhave (July 03, 2006)
Scores of AmCham member representatives were among the crowd of executives, diplomats, and friends of the United States at U.S. Ambassador James Cain’s Independence Day party at Rydhave on June 29.
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July 4th Demonstration in Copenhagen (July 03, 2006)
There will be a demonstration in front of the American Embassy in Copenhagen on Tuesday, July 4.
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UL International Demko Celebrates 10 Years in Denmark (June 29, 2006)
UL International Demko A/S celebrated its 10 years of cooperation in Denmark and looked ahead at an event at the U.S. Embassy on June 16.
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Are Today's Students Being Prepared for Tomorrow's Jobs? (June 27, 2006)
America is at risk of being left behind if it doesn't improve its education system. There are warning signs everywhere. Thirty percent of our young people are not even graduating ...
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Forbes Meets AmCham Members at Rydhave (June 21, 2006)
About 25 AmCham member representatives joined Steve Forbes at an AmCham-sponsored Forbes CEO Europe Forum speakers and sponsors dinner at Rydhave on June 18.
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What Makes the U.S. and Danish Economies Work? (June 21, 2006)
Two leading executives compared and contrasted the shortcomings and merits of the economies of the United States and Denmark in front of a standing-room-only audience at the Forbes CEO Europe ...
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This Congress -- More 'Can-Do' Than 'Do Nothing' (June 20, 2006)
While most Americans give their own member of Congress a high rating, they love to complain about Congress as an institution. And oftentimes with good cause. Winston Churchill once said ...
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AmCham Speaks Out on Health Care (June 15, 2006)
The question is not whether Denmark can afford to invest in the health care sector. The question is whether Denmark can afford not to.
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Nominations Open for 2006 Entrepreneurship Award (June 15, 2006)
This annual award is aimed at highlighting the significance of the Danish-American trade relationship by recognizing excellence within the private enterprise system.
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Workforce Changes -- For the Better (June 13, 2006)
In growing numbers, workers are taking advantage of flex time, telecommuting, independent contracting, and small business ownership. And as a new Chamber report points out, these alternative work arrangements are ...
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Experts Forecast U.S. Mid-Term Elections, Economy and Trade (June 13, 2006)
Don’t expect any big, swift economic impact from the results of the U.S. mid-term elections in November, even though they are shaping up to be unusually competitive.
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Port Security Needs Risk Management, Not Silver Bullets (June 09, 2006)
Homeland security should be seen as risk management and based on trust between cooperating international authorities.
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Highway System Turns 50 -- Now What? (June 06, 2006)
Fifty years ago this month, President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed America forever by signing into law legislation creating the Interstate Highway System. No other single asset has contributed more to ...
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AmCham Members Attend Powell Keynote (June 01, 2006)
General Powell held the over 800 guests captive for over an hour with his unscripted remarks touching on everything from retirement to IT
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Immigration – Now the Hard Part (May 30, 2006)
Our immigration system is clearly broken and we face serious security issues at our borders.
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Exploring the Danish-American Culture Trap (May 05, 2006)
What can American managers and Danish employees do to avoid cultural traps and cross-cultural gaps that make organizational relationships challenging?
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United States and Denmark Sign Tax Agreement (May 04, 2006)
Danish companies with American subsidiaries, in certain cases, will not have to pay U.S. withholding taxes.
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AmCham to Launch Diversity Internship Program (May 04, 2006)
Promoting "Diversity in the workplace" is one of six key areas of focus in AmCham Denmark's recently adopted Foreign Investors' Agenda.
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See America Workshop Attracts More than 100 Industry Pros (May 02, 2006)
More than 100 travel and tourism industry professionals attended a comprehensive See America workshop in Copenhagen on April 19.
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Chemists, Suppliers and Users Network at ESAC 2006 (May 02, 2006)
Chemists, suppliers, and users compared notes, networked, and examined the latest technical developments in their field at the sixth annual Executive Seminars in Analytical Chemistry (ESAC) 2006.
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Continental CEO Kellner visits Denmark (April 10, 2006)
Larry Kellner, CEO, Continental Airlines, spoke to Danish travel and tourism executives and diplomats at an April 6 luncheon at Rydhave.
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McNealy Joins Ambassador and AmCham Members at Rydhave (April 07, 2006)
Sun Microsystems CEO & Co-Founder Scott McNealy joined U.S. Ambassador James P. Cain and a select group of executives on April 4 at an AmCham reception at Rydhave.
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Scott McNealy’s Message to AmCham Denmark Members (April 07, 2006)
Scott McNealy, chief executive officer and co-founder of Sun Microsystems, spoke with the AmCham Denmark website in an exclusive interview: Q: What key things do you personally want AmCham Denmark members ...
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Scott McNealy - Biography (April 07, 2006)
“Sun Microsystems -- a company Scott McNealy co-founded -- is the quintessential Silicon Valley success story. Since its inception in 1982, the company has grown to become the leading global ...
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Foreign Investors’ Agenda approved at AGM (April 07, 2006)
AmCham Denmark approved Foreign Investors' Agenda, approved the accounts for 2006 and elected board members at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 6.
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Ambassador Cain Addresses AmCham AGM (April 07, 2006)
U.S. Ambassador James P. Cain addressed a number of diplomatic and economic issues in a wide-ranging keynote address at AmCham Denmark’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 6.
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Board members receive AmCham Honorary Memberships (April 07, 2006)
Burton Receives Honorary Membership Gregory Burton, economic officer at the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen and ex-officio liaison AmCham board member, received a Lifetime Honorary Membership from the Chamber at its Annual ...
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Globalization – Denmark Can't Have It All (April 06, 2006)
The Danish Government’s recent report on how to make Denmark more competitive globally is a step in the right direction.
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Thorning-Schmidt to AmCham: Social Welfare Boosts Economic Growth & Competition (March 15, 2006)
Social Democrat leader shares ideas about the future of Denmark's economy and social welfare system.
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Avian Flu (March 10, 2006)
Avian influenza, or bird flu, is a contagious viral disease caused by certain types of influenza viruses that occur naturally among birds.
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Computer Sciences Corporation Opens I-LAB in Copenhagen (March 08, 2006)
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) opened its I-LAB, the company's Nordic Center for Innovation, in Valby on February 8.
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Ambassador Visits See America Pavilion at Herning Travel Expo (March 01, 2006)
U.S. Ambassador James P. Cain called on See America - Denmark’s USA pavilion at the "Ferie for Alle" travel expo in Herning on February 24.
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Ambassador Cain Attends Executive Roundtable in Jutland (February 27, 2006)
U.S. Ambassador James P. Cain and the other participants at AmCham's roundtable in Jutland discussed the chamber's role as the voice of American business in Denmark.
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An Entrepreneurial Environment Could Create More Foreign Investment (February 10, 2006)
Foreign companies operating in Denmark employ thousands of Danes. These companies are valuable participants in the Danish economy, contributing considerably to Denmark’s tax system.
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See America Hosts Pavilion at Ferie '06 (February 10, 2006)
See America – Denmark hosted a pavilion at the mammoth Ferie06 travel expo at Copenhagen’s Bella Center on January 27
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Pharma Members Discuss Healthcare Agenda (February 10, 2006)
AmCham Denmark’s Pharmaceutical committee met with Ambassador Cain at a breakfast roundtable on February 2 in his residence, Rydhave.
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Super Bowl XL (February 10, 2006)
Amcham Denmark, DAFF, Microsoft and Marriott hosted the annual Super Bowl party.
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Anger in the Muslim World over Mohammed Cartoons (February 09, 2006)
The following security brief by OSAC Denmark Security Council porvides an overview of the present situation related to the publication of the Mohammed Cartoons.
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Experts Discuss Economic Impact of Offshoring (February 03, 2006)
Few economic issues generate more heat and emotion than offshoring, the practice of moving business functions to locations with lower costs.
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Experts at AmCham Session Discuss Outsourcing Impact & Trends (February 03, 2006)
The participants at AmCham’s “Reaping the Benefits of Globalization” event discussed a number of important topics related to the economic impact of outsourcing. Their key points included: Diana Farrell, director of ...
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Ambassador Hosts 4th Annual Patron Member Dinner at Rydhave (January 25, 2006)
AmCham Denmark's 4th annual Patron Member Dinner was a great success despite the winter weather that halted trains and closed Copenhagen’s international airport.
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Can Denmark Build an Entrepreneurial Economy? (January 24, 2006)
Denmark has the low unemployment and the labor flexibility required to start building an entrepreneurial economy that is innovative and resilient.
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Speakers Discuss Entrepreneurship in Denmark (January 24, 2006)
The speakers at AmCham’s “Building an Entrepreneurial Economy” event expressed provocative ideas about Denmark’s economic perceptions and prospects. A sampling follows. U.S. Ambassador to Denmark James P. Cain: Danes express interest in ...
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Carl Schramm - Background (January 24, 2006)
Carl J. Schramm, Ph.D., J.D., has been called “arguably America’s leading evangelist of entrepreneurship” by The Economist in London, which also described him as being “on a mission to teach ...
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Carl Schramm on creating entrepreneurial economies (January 24, 2006)
From Dr. Schramm’s article, “Building Entrepreneurial Economies,” in the July/August 2005 edition of Foreign Affairs: “Nations that adopt a derivative of the American entrepreneurial system create a framework for promoting ...
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Sales & Marketing Seminar at U.S. Embassy Generates Ideas (January 11, 2006)
About 60 sales and marketing managers considered the possibilities at a sales and marketing seminar at the embassy on January 5.
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