Asia House Denmark
Roddy and Carsten at Asia House, CopenhagenAsia Scotland Institute has signed an agreement with Asia House in Denmark – the first of what we hope will be a string of strategic partnerships with like-minded organisations across Europe.
The new initiative with our friends in Copenhagen allows us to share ideas, cross-promote events and work together to highlight the opportunities open to all in this Century of Asia.
Together we also hope to explore ways to engage better with young people – those under 25 – and to design programmes that appeal to them.
Roddy Gow, Chairman of Asia Scotland Institute, said, “I am delighted that we have finalised an agreement with the Asia House in Copenhagen to start a process of collaboration and partnership.
“Scotland and Denmark have for centuries shared common characteristics as great maritime nations, trading extensively with the Asian markets and settling in the principal centres of the East.
“I am really enthusiastic about the first of what we both hope may prove to be a number of links within Europe through which we can share ideas, events and initiatives.”
Ties go back centuries
Carsten Nielsen, Deputy Chairman of Asia House, said, “During Roddy Gow’s recent visit to Asia House in Copenhagen it transpired that our aspirations and future goals are very much in line and as result of our talks in Copenhagen we have been pleased to enter into an agreement to work closely together and to exchange ideas and experiences in our efforts to strengthen our business and cultural relations with Asia.
“We have high hopes that our agreement shall be meaningful and of mutual benefit. We are also looking forward to sharing our programmes with our friends in Scotland with the ambition, at an appropriate time, to invite Scottish participation at seminars focusing on young entrepreneurs with a strong appetite to engage in the abundant opportunities in the Far East.”
Scotland’s ties to Denmark go back centuries. It was through King James III’s marriage to Margaret of Denmark in 1469 that Orkney and Shetland became Scottish.
Today our two countries – both small, both successful – are united by a common interest in such topics as Water and the Environment.
Built in 1898, Asia House, Copenhagen, provides a venue for activities that strengthen the ties between Denmark and the Asian countries. This remarkable three-story, red-brick building was refurbished in 2007.
Below is a short video that explains the history of Asia House, Copenhagen.