The Danish Marine Engineers Society based in Singapore is looking for new members across Southeast Asia. The society was established in 2012 and is a branch of the Danish Association for Marine Engineers (Maskinmestrenes Forening).
“The idea behind the society is to promote and pass on Danish values that we as Danish marine engineers stand for. The places we work are mainly international and therefore it is good to have some other Danes you can discuss with,” says Kim Christensen, Head of Danish Marine Engineers Society.
The society is, in contrast to its Danish main branch, not a labour union, but functions as a networking forum for Danish marine engineers living in Southeast Asia.
“We mainly arrange networking activities such as meetings and visits to different sites. For example, we recently arranged a trip to Malaysia to see Maersk’s new Triple-E Liner,” says Jan Hansen, Secretary for the Danish Marine Engineers Society.
You do not have to be a member in the Danish main association to become a member in Singapore that today counts 20 members. However, this membership structure poses a problem a to the society.
“Because many engineers are not members in Denmark when they go abroad, we cannot see who is out here and reach out to them,” Jan Hansen explains.
If you are a Danish Marine Engineer living in Southeast Asia and want to meet with fellow colleagues, contact Kim Christensen, Head of Danish Marine Engineer Society on: [email protected]