Conference & Events 2017

Nor-Shipping attracts key maritime industry players from across the world. The presence of leading figures from the entire maritime value chain makes Nor-Shipping a recognized arena for strategic deal making and networking.

Many of the best business relationships are begun outside traditional meeting rooms. Nor-Shipping provides an unbeatable arena for this professional networking and socializing.

Industry heavyweights and rising stars are keen to secure a place on stage at the Nor-Shipping conferences. Audiences and press eagerly await their insights. Nor-Shipping addressed hot issues such as evolving digital platforms, disruptive technology, energy transitions, sustainable operations and ownership, and much more.

Renowned global strategist and intellectual Parag Khanna was the conference moderator in 2017, alongside Trade Winds’ Editor-In-Chief, Julian Bray.

Kicking off the event week, the Nor-Shipping Opening Conference captures attention with hot-topic themes and lively dialogue as future opportunities are explored from multiple angles.

Speakers included Thomas Wilhelmsen, CEO Wilh. Wilhelmsen, global strategist and intellectual Parag Khanna, KONGSBERG CEO Geir Håøy, DNV GL CEO Remi EriksenLeif O. Høegh, Chairman of Höegh Autoliners and Rashpal Bhatti, VP Freight at BHP Billiton and Tony Seba, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Disruption and Clean Energy at Stanford University, a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, author, and thought leader.

H.R.H Crown Prince Haakon of the Norwegian Royal Family attended the Opening Conference and handed out awards to the winners of Nor-Shipping’s award initiatives (the Energy Efficiency Award, Young Entrepreneur Award and Next Generation Ship Award).

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Through generations of shipping, offshore and fishery, the Norwegian cluster holds the key to exploring the last frontier – the ocean space. Offshore petroleum and renewables and the new ocean industries are explored through this intensive program.

The speaker list included top industry names such as Rear Admiral Paul Thomas of the U.S. Coast Guard, Peggy Liu, the Chairperson of Joint US-CHINA Collaboration on Clean Energy, Michael Utsler, COO Woodside Energy, Elisabeth Grieg, co-owner of the Grieg Group and CEO of Grieg International AS and Peter Justesen, Chief Shipping Officer at Engie,

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This is where the maritime world meets. Key and emerging shipping markets congregated at Nor-Shipping 2017 to showcase opportunities, promote expertise and build long-lasting connections, profile and industry influence.

Africa, Brazil and the Asian Belt was identified as this year’s Podiums. Structured around the Pecha Kucha model, the Ocean Industry Podium mixes VIP Roundtable Meeting sessions with networking and press events. Building on topics from the main conferences, this was your arena for interactive and in-depth discussions.

Facilitated by our partner Fathom Maritime Intelligence, these one hour collaborative discussions was dedicated to the future markets and technologies of the Ocean Industries, where we challenged the status quo through addressing “the controversial questions”. Companies had the opportunity to host one of these discussions in our Disruptive Room in Hall A. Please reach out to Fathom to learn more and see the Nor-Shipping programme schedule.

This conference includes the presentation of the WISTA LeaderShip award, case presentations and panel discussions.

Nor-Shipping believes that diversity in leadership is fundamental to industry sustainability. We are therefore actively working to promote industry opportunities to talented people of all backgrounds, increasing the desirability of working in shipping and attracting the brightest brains to this leading global industry.

With an under representation of female leaders in leadership roles, gender is a key issue, but it is not the only area to address.

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Players from all industry segments rush to join this popular outdoor event, known for its excellent networking opportunities. The guests mix and mingle as they are treated to tasty food and drink in a relaxed, social setting. Following tradition, the Nor-Shipping BBQ will be hosted on the grounds of DNV GL headquarters in Høvik, just outside Oslo.

This was the life and soul of Nor-Shipping 2017. A vibrant social hub and natural industry meeting point, Nor-Shipping Island & Festival Street is the place to be for parties, networking, drinking, eating, relaxing, laughing, and simply enjoying the spirit of the world’s leading maritime event week.

Located at Tjuvholmen, this is the area to enjoy the sunset, with easy access to a variety of cocktail receptions, dinners and parties hosted by exhibitors and partners of Nor-Shipping.

With the fjord at Tjuvholmen as the background, and the social buzz of Nor-Shipping delegates providing the soundtrack, we give you a unique location, for your own unique event.

Nor-Shipping is a constellation of inter-linked events, joining together to support, strengthen and position the maritime industry for the future. The Waves of Change leadership conference, Next Generation Owner’s Forum and Ocean Opportunity Pitch Sessions are among 200 conferences and events open for delegates, organized by and for the industry.

Ocean Opportunity Talks is a digital and physical initiative promoting the maritime world to students, young professionals and entrepreneurs both within and outside of our industry. The initiative is built on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ocean Opportunity Talks will cover various hot topics in our industry where we need the next generation’s participation to move From Problem to Profit.

Young professionals are an integral part of the Nor-Shipping mix, and this is now visible like never before during the event week. Developed via partnership with the non-profit organization YoungShip, the Young@Nor-Shipping program offers seminars, company presentations, social events and more. Included in this is the Young Entrepreneur Award, which publicly recognizes an innovative, under-40 leader.

Seminars and workshops on circular economy, blockchain, sustainable business models and more. Schools & universities were invited to attend for free. You can participate as part of a class/group or register individually.

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