The Danish Royal Court announced on 1 July that Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary will lead a Danish business delegation during an official business visit to Paris, France on 7 and 8 October 2019. The theme of the visit is “Denmark and France – together for a better life and a sustainable future”.
The purpose of the visit is to strengthen relations between Denmark and France and support Danish companies’ growth and position in the French market. This is a continuation of the work that took place during the French State Visit to Denmark in August 2018. France is an important trading partner for Denmark, and in 2018 the country was the eighth largest export market for Danish goods and services.
According to the Danish Royal Court: “The aim of the business promotion is to create a platform for concrete future collaborations that will develop and adapt sustainable and innovative solutions to common challenges. The program includes, among other things, the holding of seminars on wind energy investments, urban development, the achievement of the World Goals (SDG), health and company visits to some of France’s largest companies, and to hospitals and infrastructure projects that match Danish competencies.”
The program of the visit has not been announced yet but it will focus on three sectors: healthcare with a focus on elder care, smart hospitals, and life science; Energy and Sustainable Cities with a focus on wind energy, district heating, and cooling and intelligent and sustainable Cities as well as sustainable lifestyles with a focus on fashion, design, and furniture.
The Court also announced that Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary will take part in the opening of a business conference, attend seminars and visit major French companies and hospitals. They will also host a reception for Danish and French companies and organizations among other guests. Prince Joachim and Princess Marie might take part in the reception as they will be living in Paris by then but this will not be confirmed by the Court until closer to the visit.