November 2, 2007
Avian Flu: Preparing for the Next Influenza Pandemic
During the 20th century, influenza pandemics caused millions of deaths, social disruption and profound economic losses worldwide. The World Bank estimates that a severe bird flu pandemic could cost the global economy up to 2 trillion dollars. No one can predict when a pandemic might occur, but the threat is real.
This seminar addressed the challenges presented by a pandemic outbreak such as the avian flu, the implications for business, and introduced participants to the tools they need to prepare their business to lead in the case of an outbreak.
The program included the following perspectives:
- Influenza Pandemics: Fact vs. Media Hype Robin Turner, Roche General Manager
- Business Continuity Planning for Pandemic Influenza Morten Kruckow Velling, Danish Emergency Management Agency Head of Section
- Case Study: 3M's Preparedness Plan Lone Laurberg, 3M Marketing & Communications Manager
November 25, 2007
Amcham Family Event
6th Annual Family Thanksgiving Dinner
The American Chamber of Commerce in Denmark together with Ambassador and Mrs. Helen Cain cordially invited members and their family to attend AmCham Denmark's 6th Annual Family
Thanksgiving Dinner This true American event included:
A "Star Spangled Banner" Welcome Reception
Thanksgiving Proclamation by U.S. AmbassadorGourmet Thanksgiving Buffet with all of your American favorites:
Whole roast turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes with baked marshmallows, pumpkin pie and much more!
December 11, 2007
Partner Event with CBS
Copenhagen Conference on Strategic Management 2007
Over the past twenty years, innovation has surpassed labor and capital as the largest contributing factor to productivity growth. In the same time period, it has been the innovative companies that have outperformed peers and set the benchmark for industry standards. But many mangers have been reluctant to embrace innovation in the way they run their businesses. Innovation has been ill-defined as technology focused that has little, if anything, to do with management processes. This year's Copenhagen Conference on Strategic Management - "Innovation in Corporate Strategy Development" - seeks to set the record strait.
The clearest, most concise definition of innovation is "fresh thinking that creates value." Starting from this definition, the Copenhagen Conference on Strategic Management has gathered a select crowd of executives and strategic management scholars to address the following topics:
Creating value through innovation in corporate strategy development
Finding innovation within the company
Tapping into neglected intellectual capital