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Opening of Danish Business Centre in Dar es Salaam


On Friday 20th of January, the Danish Embassy in Tanzania hosted the inauguration of the new Danish Business Centre in Dar es Salaam located on the premises of the Embassy

On Friday morning, the new Danish Business Centre was officially opened as the ribbon was cut by State Secretary for Development Martin Bille Hermann and Wilfried Wiemann from Ferrostaal Industrial Projects GmbH (a consortium of Ferrostaal, Haldor Topsøe and Fauji). Apart from the Embassy staff, the inauguration was joined by the German Ambassador to Tanzania Mr. Egon Kochanke as well as representatives from the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tanzania Investment Centre and Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation.


Business Centre Inauguration

The Danish Business Centre includes incubator facilities for Danish companies and institutions who wish to enter the Tanzanian market while keeping start-up cost at a minimum. The incubator facilities consist of four separate offices and the companies TAMPCO and Scan Group A/S will be moving into the facilities soon, while more companies are expected to follow in the near future. Apart from the office facilities, the Business Centre will also provide support and assistance on issues such as market monitoring, strategic decision making and maintenance of relationships with government and institutions.


Business Centre Inauguration

The aim is that the Business Centre will assist the Danish private sector in Tanzania by helping Danish companies get a foothold in the Tanzanian market to the benefit of both countries by enhancing the local economic activity and creating jobs.

Business Delegation


The Danish Embassy welcomed a business delegation from the 19th through the 22nd of September in collaboration with Andersen Consult. The Business delegates came from a range of industries, primarily within agriculture, cooling, and enzymes.

The delegation met with possible Tanzanian business partners over several days, which allowed them to get to know each other well and to secure contacts for possible future cooperation.

The delegates were generally very pleased with the events and programme, as one of the delegates told Andersen Consult: Now we know how to initiate the market in Tanzania. There is absolutely a market for us with regard to end-users and distributors. There are also various authority approvals required before starting up and this we are also much enlightened on. We look forward to get started on the market". - Helle N. Thestrup, Ph.D., MD, Ampliqon A/S


This type of delegation is the first of its kind in Tanzania, but definitely not the last. As Ambassador Einar H. Jensen said: “The Danish companies are in a strong position here in Tanzania due to the close collaboration between Danida and Tanzania and a long list of development projects carried out since the 1960s. Especially, aquaculture, food and health care sectors hold interesting opportunities for Danish suppliers.“ – Mr. Einar Hebogaard Jensen , the Danish Ambassador.

Following their visit to Tanzania one company has already signed a contract: ”It was the first time for me to participate in a business delegation like this – but not the last. This week, I have already closed the first deal with a Tanzanian partner, and I will revisit Tanzania next month for more follow up activities.” – Torben Groenborg, BLÜCHER Metal A/S.

Read more in Andersen Consult's newsletter here, or read more about the Trade Council with the Danish Embassy here