Last Monday leading foreign investors in Denmark got the chance to make their voices heard on how to improve business conditions in Denmark in an informal meeting with Pia Olsen Dyhr, Danish Minister for Trade and Investment.
The hour-long debate took place at the yearly Invest in Denmark Roundtable where Invest in Denmark invites local representatives from international companies to meet the Minister and give their opinion on Denmark’s largest challenges in the global competition for investments.
In her speech, Pia Olsen Dyhr stressed the importance of receiving inputs from the foreign business community in Denmark as foreign investments are essential to creating growth and jobs in Denmark.
She also mentioned some of the initiatives of the Danish government to improve the framework conditions for businesses. Among other things, the government wants to improve cost competitiveness and will launch a productivity commission that is to give concrete suggestions on how to improve productivity in Denmark.
The government also wants to reduce red-tape and bureaucracy to further strengthen Denmark’s position as one of the best countries in the world for doing business.
Most companies agreed that a good way forward was to put extra focus on attracting foreign talents, strengthening the education system and encouraging further collaboration between universities and companies.
Among the foreign companies present were Microsoft, Nokia, GlaxoSmithKline and Google.