duuo employees on the football field
duuo employees on the football field

French Kickoff: When Football and Networking Meet

French Kickoff: When Football and Networking Meet

Danish-French Chamber of Commerce sounds the whistle

As a Dane, there's always the looming danger of talking about the weather, but every good opening starts with a comment on the weather. So here goes. 

The autumn months in Denmark bring not only the characteristic changes in the weather but also a perfect opportunity to engage in sports, network, and build connections across businesses. The latest initiative from the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce combined these elements to perfection as a group of Danish-French companies participated in a dynamic and fun football tournament.

The tournament was structured in a Champions League format, with the eight participating companies divided into groups before moving into a knockout round that tested their skills, team spirit, and, above all, their team's endurance. 

Danish-French Chamber of Commerce sounds the whistle

As a Dane, there's always the looming danger of talking about the weather, but every good opening starts with a comment on the weather. So here goes. 

The autumn months in Denmark bring not only the characteristic changes in the weather but also a perfect opportunity to engage in sports, network, and build connections across businesses. The latest initiative from the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce combined these elements to perfection as a group of Danish-French companies participated in a dynamic and fun football tournament.

The tournament was structured in a Champions League format, with the eight participating companies divided into groups before moving into a knockout round that tested their skills, team spirit, and, above all, their team's endurance. 

Hvad er Dansk-Fransk Handelskammer?

Danish-French Chamber of Commercefounded in 1983, focuses on strengthening trade relationships and industrial relations between Denmark and France. Their services assist Danish and French companies and professionals in establishing themselves in Denmark and help Danish entities expand their networks in France. The Chamber of Commerce has an extensive network with over 130 member companies. Duuo has been a member and a part of the Chamber of Commerce since 2019.

Danish-French Chamber of Commerce

Danish-French Chamber of Commercefounded in 1983, focuses on strengthening trade relationships and industrial relations between Denmark and France. Their services assist Danish and French companies and professionals in establishing themselves in Denmark and help Danish entities expand their networks in France. The Chamber of Commerce has an extensive network with over 130 member companies. Duuo has been a member and a part of the Chamber of Commerce since 2019.

Action on Brøndby IF's training grounds

The matches were held on the official training grounds of Brøndby IF, adding an extra dimension to the event. Each game consisted of seven-a-side teams competing in intense 13-minute contests. Adrenaline was pumping, and enthusiasm could be felt across the field, making it a competitive experience beyond the ordinary.

Networking and more

While goals were scored and saves were made, networking was also at the center of it all. Participants had the opportunity to discuss collaboration possibilities and exchange ideas between matches. The goal was to build stronger business connections, and this day on the field provided the perfect framework for it.

In the picture is Mads Nielsen, window cleaner and model for Duuo.

Action on Brøndby IF's training grounds

The matches were held on the official training grounds of Brøndby IF, adding an extra dimension to the event. Each game consisted of seven-a-side teams competing in intense 13-minute contests. Adrenaline was pumping, and enthusiasm could be felt across the field, making it a competitive experience beyond the ordinary.

Networking and more

While goals were scored and saves were made, networking was also at the center of it all. Participants had the opportunity to discuss collaboration possibilities and exchange ideas between matches. The goal was to build stronger business connections, and this day on the field provided the perfect framework for it.

In the picture is Mads Nielsen, window cleaner and model for Duuo.

Video from the day. See how our team and partners joined forces in a day filled with exciting activities, fun challenges, and strong camaraderie. Photography and editing by Pierre Deschamps.

Facility management boys got off to a good start

With Argentine star players like Mattias Messi and Bernardo Maradona leading the way, duuo got off to a strong start. Duuo began the group stage very well and was quickly seen as the favorites.

The group stage looked promising for duuo, which started strongly and demonstrated that they are not only good at Facility Management.

However, as the team reached the group stage, their energy was running out, and they had to concede defeat to Alstom, whom they had convincingly beaten in the group stage. 

The group stage proved to be unforgiving as duuo lost to Alstom, whom they had previously beaten convincingly during the group stage.

The group stage proved ruthless as duuo lost to Alstom, the team that went on to win it all and defeated the iconic fashion brand, L'Oréal. 

Facility management boys got off to a good start

With Argentine star players like Mattias Messi and Bernardo Maradona leading the way, duuo got off to a strong start. Duuo began the group stage very well and was quickly seen as the favorites.

The group stage looked promising for duuo, which started strongly and demonstrated that they are not only good at Facility Management.

However, as the team reached the group stage, their energy was running out, and they had to concede defeat to Alstom, whom they had convincingly beaten in the group stage. 

The group stage proved to be unforgiving as duuo lost to Alstom, whom they had previously beaten convincingly during the group stage.

The group stage proved ruthless as duuo lost to Alstom, the team that went on to win it all and defeated the iconic fashion brand, L'Oréal. 

More than football and networking

More than football and networking

For duuo, it's about more than just participating in a network and competing. It's a unique opportunity to bring employees together and have a fun day. A break from business and a chance to have a good time together. Philip Fisker, Co-founder of duuo, says:

We're here to have fun, but we are competitive both in business and in sports. We get closer to each other, talk after the matches, and keep the good vibes alive!

Philip Fisker, COO. Has actually played football.

For duuo, it's about more than just participating in a network and competing. It's a unique opportunity to bring employees together and have a fun day. A break from business and a chance to have a good time together. Philip Fisker, Co-founder of duuo, says:

We're here to have fun, but we are competitive both in business and in sports. We get closer to each other, talk after the matches, and keep the good vibes alive!

Philip Fisker, COO. Has actually played football.

Michael Strøyberg, who has French roots himself and therefore fit perfectly into the Danish-French surroundings, believes that the day is important for a rapidly growing company like duuo. Michael Strøyberg says the following: 

Michael Strøyberg, who has French roots himself and therefore fit perfectly into the Danish-French surroundings, believes that the day is important for a rapidly growing company like duuo. Michael Strøyberg says the following: 

Michael Strøyberg, CEO, captain, and midfielder.

We are here to show the world how good duuo is at playing football, but especially how good we are as a team, which we strive to demonstrate on a daily basis in the office and in our daily interactions with our customers.

Michael Strøyberg, CEO, captain, and midfielder.

We are here to show the world how good duuo is at playing football, but especially how good we are as a team, which we strive to demonstrate on a daily basis in the office and in our daily interactions with our customers.

From facility services to employee well-being

In addition to helping companies with their facility services, duuo thrives on creating the best conditions for the employees of businesses. Whether it's ensuring that the coffee machine works, preparing and decorating meeting rooms, or providing cool custom-built solutions in the office. Therefore, company events where employees are involved align perfectly with the duuo spirit, which is all about creating happy employees. Michael says:

It's really great to play against other companies and teams we've never met before. People are really friendly with each other. As a team, friends, and colleagues, we come out stronger.

Duuo's management believes that the faster a company grows, the greater the need to continuously create good and fun settings for its employees. So, it's not the last time duuo will put on their sports gear.

Watch the entire video above and learn more about the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce here.
Pictures of AnnaClick Photography. See her work here.
Video by 
director, cinematographer, editor, Pierre Deschamps. Follow his work here.

From facility services to employee well-being

Udover at hjælpe virksomheder med deres facility services, så lever duuo af at bidrage til at skabe de bedste betingelser for virksomheders medarbejdere. Om det er at sikre at kaffemaskinen fungerer, at mødelokalet er klargjort og lækkert, om der er fede custom byggede løsninger på kontoret. Derfor er virksomhedsevents, hvor medarbejdere bliver inddraget helt i tråd med the duuo spirit, der i sidste ende handler om, at skabe glade medarbejdere. 

It's really great to play against other companies and teams we've never met before. People are really friendly with each other. As a team, friends, and colleagues, we come out stronger.

Duuo's management believes that the faster a company grows, the greater the need to continuously create good and fun settings for its employees. So, it's not the last time duuo will put on their sports gear.

Watch the entire video above and learn more about the Danish-French Chamber of Commerce here.
Pictures of AnnaClick Photography. See her work here.
Video by 
director, cinematographer, editor, Pierre Deschamps. Follow his work here.

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