A celebration of investments in Denmark and increased trade between Denmark and the U.S.

On October 1, Ambassador Sands participated in a dinner at Sølyst arranged by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Denmark . The purpose of the dinner was to award the prize for this year’s “Foreign Company of the Year Award.” IBM Denmark received the prestigious honor this year in recognition of their continued efforts on developing and innovating their business in Denmark. The jury emphasized …

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Ambassador Sands visits the Faroe Islands

In July, Ambassador Sands and a small delegation from U.S. Embassy Denmark visited the Faroe Islands. In the Embassy’s constant efforts to strengthen and deepen relations with all parts of the Kingdom of Denmark, Ambassador Sands and the delegation met with people from across Faroese government and society. The U.S. and the Faroe Islands have …

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Remarks by Ambassador Sands at the 2019 Independence Day celebrations on June 20.

Your excellencies, ministers, ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues, welcome to Rydhave and happy Independence Day. Thank you for joining us to honor the day our forefathers pledged their sacred honor to the founding of the United States and the idea that liberty is man’s highest calling. First, I would like to say to our …

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Ambassador Sands and Embassy Staff visit the Faroe Islands

Ambassador Sands and staff from several Embassy sections visited the Faroe Islands in late August, 2018. During the visit the delegation met with Arctic Command for a briefing about their work in the waters around the Faroe Islands. A visit to Vinnuhúsið/Industriens Hus was also on the agenda. Ambassador Sands was briefed on the Faroese …

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Lockheed Martin meets with over 80 Danish companies

Lockheed Martin International Vice President for Europe, Jonathan Hoyle and 37 other executives from Lockheed Martin spent three days in Denmark meeting with Danish senior leaders and over 80 Danish companies from 16 to 18 May, investigating areas for partnership. The capstone event of the visit was a dinner hosted by the Danish company Grundfos …

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The Best of Both Worlds: Public-Private Partnerships Solve Problems

Good solutions are often the result of the private sector working with national and local governments. That’s why on November 9-10, the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen hosted a workshop focused on the use of public-private partnerships (PPP). These partnerships work great as a means to address global challenges related to environment, science, technology and health (ESTH) issues. Public-private partnerships …

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Meeting each other in front of the screen

At what is by now a tradition, the Copenhagen TV Festival officially opened with a garden party at Rydhave last night. This is by far one of the most hyggelige and relaxed  events of the year. But this event is much more than a nice relaxed picnic and outdoor screening. It’s a celebration of (good) …

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Celebrating Faroese Ólavsøka and Pride

In the last week of July, Ambassador Gifford, Dr. Stephen DeVincent, and embassy staff went to the Faroe Islands. The visit had many aspects including strengthening business ties, being the unique nature and ecosystem that exists in the Faroe Islands. But the two biggest items on the agenda were 1)participating in the Faroese Pride Celebrations …

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Inspiration for Transportation

Seeking inspiration for transportation Denmark is know around the world and in the U.S. as a very bicycle friendly country with lots of bike lanes. Its cities, especially Copenhagen, is known to be very livable. Easy commuting, good public transport and city bikes means that when U.S. federal, state and local governments look for inspiration …

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