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Denmark basics for event planners

Planning events in Denmark: the basics

Denmark is a compact country in the north of Europe with easy access points and excellent connections. Renowned for its innovative spirit, sustainable solutions and high standard of living, it is also an excellent location for conferences, meetings, events and incentive travel. Here's how to put it all together. 

Denmark close-up

Denmark may be small in size, but don't let that fool you! There is tons to discover here. We'll throw in the easy distances for free. 

Denmark at a glance

Population: 5,8 mio. inhabitants

Capital: Copenhagen

Language: Danish. 

Currency: Danish Krone (DKK)

Time Zone: GMT +1 hour

Government: Constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy

Safe: low crime rate and rated least corrupt i 2018

Easy communication: over 90% of Danes speak English fluently 

Top hospitality: rated one of the best countries for venues & hospitality in Europe

Hassle-free travel: quick and reliable public transportation and excellent infrastructure.

Event planning made easy

Denmark ticks all the boxes, if we do say so ourselves. But take a look for yourself and see why this is the place to be for business events. 

Get here fast
We are very proud of our award-winning  Copenhagen Airport , located just 13 minutes from the city centre. For flights to Jutland you can take your pick among airports in Billund and Aarhus in mid-Jutland, and Aalborg Airport in the North.
Closer to everything
In our case, small is definitely good! Distances are short and our infrastructure and public transportation is excellent. Often delegates can be accommodated in the heart of a city, just paces away from their meeting venue.
Yes, we speak English
And we do it very well! We Danes are some of the best non-native English-speakers in the world and many of us are completely fluent. A good bunch of us also speak a bit of German, French or Spanish.
Safe and secure destination
Denmark has time and time again been named one of the safest destinations in the world. We're also the second least corrupt destination in the world in 2019 by Transparency International.
The most digital in Europe
For the second year in a row, Denmark ranks the most digital country in the EU. Thanks to the widest 4G coverage in Europe, you shouldn't have any data problems during your meeting. (Just look - even our electrical sockets are happy!)
Thinking sustainability first
Windmills everywhere! It's not to brag, but we have one of the world's most ambitious climate policies, with a goal of using 100% renewable energy by 2050.
Join the happiness
In Denmark, we really are very fortunate to have a safe and secure way of life that just makes us.. well... happy! In fact, Denmark has been among the top three happiest countries in the world since the ' World Happiness Report ' started in 2012. Even if you're here on business, our happy way of life might very well rub off on you.
VAT exemption
Get more bang for your buck. The VAT exemptions on business travel in Denmark will get you significantly lower costs by deducting full VAT on accommodation, room rent, AV equipment or other services, and a 25% VAT exemption on meals.

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