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DK-UK Ambassador Round-table

14 June 2022
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Patron's Circle meeting with HE Ambassador Emma Hopkins and HE Ambassador Lars Thuesen.

Date
14 June 2022
Time
15:00 – 16:30
Venue
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Price
Free to attend for Patron's Circle members! Non-Patron's Circle members do not get acces.

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 Lars Thuesen, 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 Lars Thuesen

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.

Lars Thuesen was appointed Ambassador to United Kingdom on 1stSeptember 2017.

The Ambassador has had an extensive career within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he has held several senior positions. He graduated in Political Science from University of Aarhus and University of Massachusetts in 1987 after which he entered the Danish Foreign Service. The Ambassador has had a handful of postings abroad.

Latest he was Ambassador to Spain and Andorra from 2009-2011 and from 2011-2017 he has held the position of State Secretary for Trade and Strategy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark. He was also part of the Senior Management of the Ministry.

During his 30-year long career, he has worked with practically all aspects of Danish Foreign Policy. He has especially dealt with European Union, Trade and Investment Policy, Corporate Affairs and Consular Services.

The Ambassador is bestowed Commander of the Order of Dannebrog. Married with one child.

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.