Hospitality Evening

The Hospitality Evening was spread across five venues throughout Copenhagen.

Event 1 – Kopenhagen Fur

Kopenhagen Fur is owned and managed by Danish Fur Breeders' Association, a co-operative which was founded in 1930. We were told that every year Danish fur farmers raise almost 17.2 million mink. 1,500 Danish fur farmers own the cooperative company Kopenhagen Fur. The health for the mink has a high priority and the general health of mink in Denmark is very good. Fur farming are Denmark's third largest type of animal farming.

Kopenhagen Fur is the world's largest auction house for furs and holds five auctions per year. Around 500 customers from more than 25 different countries attend. The global center of the fur trade and Kopenhagen Fur has a turnover of 13, 4 billion Danish kroner (2, 48 billion USD) per year. Fur skins are Denmark's largest export commodity to the booming economy in Hong Kong and China. Kopenhagen Fur stored 2013/14 24, 5 million fur skins and for 2015 they estimate to store 29 million fur skins. Kopenhagen Fur applies highly specialized technology to quality-grade mink skins.

400 hundred Ladies and Gentlemen, who were invited to visit at Kopenhagen Fur. Our hosts welcomed us warmly with a glass of wine and divided us in 8 groups which circulated through the production sections as guided tours. After the tour we had a fantastic dinner in the dining hall. During the desert the Fur Show gave us new ideas of using fur in coats and other garments

Written by – Board Directors, Christine Berggren & Hannele Karhunen

Kopenhagen Fur Kopenhagen Fur

Kopenhagen Fur Kopenhagen Fur

Kopenhagen Fur Kopenhagen Fur

Kopenhagen Fur Kopenhagen Fur

Event 2 – Dragor Fort

Dragor Fort is a unique place built during the period from 1910 to 1915 on an artificial island approx. 400 meters from the coastline. It was a military Fort. In 2002 the Ministry of Defence sold the Fort to a private person, who today runs it as a Hotel and Restaurant.

A few hundred ladies and gentlemen enjoyed an evening of food and hospitality in these special surroundings.

Dragor Fort Dragor Fort

Dragor Fort Dragor Fort

Dragor Fort Dragor Fort

Dragor Fort Dragor Fort

Dragor Fort Dragor Fort

Event 3 – Danish Agriculture and Food Council

The 3rd event of the Hospitality Evening was held in the offices of the Danish Agriculture and Food Council, just a very short bus ride away from the Conference Centre. Here we were warmly welcomed by the Market Development Director, Mette Gammicchia, who gave us a very brief overview of the Industry.

With some 60% of the countryside given over to agriculture, Danish farmers, who we were told were well educated and highly organised, produce 25% of Denmark’s exports. We were told of the great support given to the industry by the Royal Family who promote Danish exports whenever they can on their foreign visits. After answering questions from the members Mette invited us to share in a sumptuous buffet which, although not made up of typical Danish food, we all very much enjoyed.

The members gathered at this location enjoyed a very pleasant evening of Inner Wheel fellowship and warm hospitality.

Written by – Board Director, Pam McConnell

Danish Agriculture & Food Council Danish Agriculture & Food Council

Danish Agriculture & Food Council Danish Agriculture & Food Council

Event 4 – Docken

Kulturkajen Docken is placed at the old Nordhavn in Østerbro. It has a fantastic view over the sea, which makes the location perfect for a gathering.

A large group of over 900 convention delegates enjoyed an evening of great food and plenty of conversation in the large space provided at Docken.

Docken Docken

Docken Docken

Docken Docken

Docken Docken

Docken Docken

Docken Docken

Event 5 – Copenhagen Street Food

Copenhagen Street Food is located in a big shed where you can buy tasty food from all over the world with cow coins (Dkk 25 each) or cash. You buy it in a stall, a caravan, a truck and so on. Everywhere young people prepare the food. When a real Italian Inner Wheel member says that the pasta is delicious you can imagine that the food is very good. But not only the pasta was good, I have heard that all the food was delicious.

The atmosphere is great and pretty alternative and particularly young people enjoy their meals here sitting at long wooden tables and benches.

When you are in Copenhagen Street Food you must have been in the toilet: you never saw such lavatory and I think it will become one of the most photographed toilets in the world!

Written by - Board Director, Letty van Hooff-Snel

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Street Food Street Food

Street Food Street Food

Street Food Street Food

Street Food Street Food