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DK-UK Ambassador Round-table

7 September 2023
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Patron's Circle meeting with HE Ambassador Emma Hopkins and HE Ambassador René Dinesen

7 September 2023
15:00 – 16:30
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Free to attend for Patron's Circle members!

We are pleased to invite DKUK’s Patron Circle Members to this exclusive virtual round-table talk with HE Ambassador Emma Hopkins, British Ambassador to Denmark and HE Ambassador René Dinesen, Danish Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

At this round table we will hear from the Ambassadors’ on DK-UK diplomatic and trade relations including the most recent updates and observations on the UK’s new relationship with the EU countries including Denmark. We will then invite all attendees to discuss the Ambassadors’ presentations, ask questions, share observations, plans and thoughts related to this topic.

The event will happen under Chatham House Rules

This is a joint collaboration by, and an event for, key members of the British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark and the Danish-UK Association in the UK. The event will take form as a webinar and on confirmation a link will be emailed to you in due course for you to access this virtual round table. 

  • Programme
  • Ambassadors
  • Patron’s Circle
  • Who can attend?

15.00 Welcome to guest speakers and all attendees

15.05 Intro presentation by HE Ambassador Emma Hopkins

15.30 Intro presentation by HE Ambassador René Dinesen

15.55 Moderated Round table discussion

16.25 Closing remarks

16.30 End of programme

Emma Kate Hopkins OBE was appointed Ambassador to Denmark October 2020.

Emma Kate Hopkins OBE took up her post as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Denmark in October 2020. Emma was born in Bolton and studied at St. Clement Danes Comprehensive School (Chorleywood) and Cambridge University (Fitzwilliam College) where she graduated with a degree in Law. Emma’s career in government has included leading legal and policy teams at a senior level. She has worked on immigration and asylum, human rights, EU justice and home affairs, international criminal law, organised crime, as well as violence against women.

René Dinesen arrived to his post as Ambassador of Denmark to the United Kingdom on 1st
September 2022.

Prior to this, he was Ambassador to Austria and the Permanent Representative to the OSCE and UN in Vienna. Earlier in his career, Mr Dinesen served as Ambassador to South Africa and to Afghanistan, and served as Deputy Permanent Representative at the Danish UN Mission in New York and as Deputy in Romania. He has also held several senior positions in capital within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, latest as Under-Secretary of State from 2016 to 2018 and before that Director for Strategy and Policy Planning. He has extensive experience with international relations, working with bilateral relations and
several international organisations including EU, NATO, United Nations, OSCE, WTO, andOECD.

Patron’s Circle

With a history dating back to 1863, the Danish-UK Association (DKUK) is a joint community for people and businesses seeking meaningful connections and inspiration.

The people and organisations in our community have cultural and/or business ties in both Denmark and the United Kingdom.

The fostering and furthering of connections, the sharing and growth of relevant knowledge and the creation of opportunities to be recognised and be of value in our community, is the essence of the DKUK’s purpose.

Patron’s Circle members recognise that being a part of  a community like this implies a broader level of support to ensure that events and activities are properly resourced. This is done philanthropically to support the community through this extra membership

Patron’s Circle members enjoy a number of special benefits like attending this event here – and importantly have the opportunity to influence and shape the future of our organisation, through formal meetings, and dialogue throughout the year. Patron’s Circle members represent the Association and work to further its objectives. The Patron’s Circle is a corner stone in our efforts to create a true Forening.

Are you already a member of DKUK and would you like to opt for this additional philantripic Patron’s Circle membership too? 

Find out more here.

This event is by invitation only. If you are a Patron’s Circle member and have not received the invitation directly, please get in touch with Gunnar Larsen by phone +44 207 259 6795 or email.