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Danish American Chamber of Commerce Southwest

4th Houston Shipping & Offshore Conference 

DACC was co-sponsoring above event, which took place Friday 10th Oct., at the Houstonian, arranged by the

Consulates / Embassies of: Norway, Brazil & South Korea

Conference had 214 registered attendees focusing on Funding, Safety, Labor Market/pool & New Technologies

& Designs in the business


A couple of notes:

- In 2008 90& of Offshore was bank financed – today only 50% is bank financed (balance is private equity among other)

- Currently the Offshore sector has $100 billion of unfunded new-buildings & and estimated $1.3 trillion of funding is need

over the next 10 years

- Petrobras is planning on investing $250 million over the next 5 years

Several interesting speakers incl., Christine Engle, CEO of Maersk Drilling USA, whom spoke about Maersk’s

success in their business culture

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Posted by Anna-Louise Plougmand October 13, 2014 Categories: Conference

We met the man behind BlueWater! 

On October 3, 2014 DACCSW welcomed illustrious founder of Blue Water Shipping. Mr. Kurt Skov, as our featured speaker for the fall signature lunch. The event was well attended with more than sixty of our member and guest present. Mærsk Drilling turned out in full force with a table of ten as did our board member Thomas Damsgaard, who had filled another table of ten with industry colleagues and friends. Needles to say all of the Blue Water boys attended in full force as did a lot of our other members within the shipping industry, seen in the crowd: John Moyell, Finn Rasmussen and Mads Engelstoft.

We enjoyed visiting our member, Chef Søren Pedersen's new venue on Dunlavy Street. Søren served up a delicious, three course "market cuisine" lunch, with the sweet bite having a distinct Danish bent :Citron fromage.

Kurt Skov gave us a fantastic insight into the enterprise that is now Blue Water a global company started from humble beginnings in Esbjerg, Denmark, where they are still headquartered today. He told us his very compelling story from a less than top-end student to successful entrepreneur with both humor and humility, THANK YOU Kurt!

Chef Søren Pedersen's new venue on Dunlavy Street


Posted by Anna-Louise Plougmand October 08, 2014 Categories: Luncheons