Trade and investment: Denmark presents a wide platform for potential collaboration in several sectors.
When it comes to advancing and applying sustainable solutions, it is no secret that Denmark is a nation that soars ahead of the field. Denmark’s highly sophisticated economy and thriving industries in the areas of clean technology, ICT, logistics, maritime and shipping made it an obvious destination for the next multi-sectoral economic mission organised by the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce with the Grand Duchy’s embassy in Copenhagen (24-26 November).
“We are looking forward to exploring the opportunities of this market with our Luxembourg companies, some of which already actively work with Denmark,” explains the chamber’s Jeannot Erpelding.
The mission comprises seminars, workshops and site visits with a particular focus on energy and the environment. “With the forthcoming COP21 and rising global environmental awareness, the race against climate change motivates this type of mission as the Luxembourgish industry expresses its interest in clean technologies and green solutions,” says Erpelding.
Old and new
“As a start-up it is fantastic to be able to visit Denmark at such an early stage,” explains Georgi Taskov of one year old ICT outfit Evvos. “It is good for our visibility to exchange with both Luxembourg and Danish companies and sharing a platform with well-established sectoral leaders adds to our credibility.”
Dirk Martin of the cleantech firm Apateq tells Delano: “As Denmark is one of the biggest actors in the shipping industry, we see a huge opportunity for the deployment of our new environmentally friendly product for the treatment of wastewater.”
Trade missions are invaluable for start-ups, but what is the appeal for well-established companies? Alain Krecké of CFL multimodal, Luxembourg’s leading logistics operator, explains: “These missions allow us to position ourselves on the market and to promote better knowledge of Luxembourg abroad. I find that internationally, knowledge about Luxembourg is rather poor. We may be a small country but we are a big player and it is important to communicate this.”
“We are attending primarily to support the industries and to support initiatives, rather than to do business, although we also aim to present our new equipment and to find partners for new offshore wind renewables in the sea industry. Denmark is surely the place to find them!” says David Lutty of Luxembourg’s Jan de Nul Group, an international dredging contractor.
While those leaders are well established, there is always room to develop new business and learn about advances in their industries.