Globally renowned green energy champion Peggy Liu has been announced as the latest speaker for Nor-Shipping 2017.
Liu, the Chairperson of Joint US-CHINA Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), is set to join a growing list of key shipping figures at the leading global maritime event week. Together they will deliver fresh perspectives on the challenges, opportunities and future evolution of the industry worldwide.
Liu is a well-known figure throughout the business, political and media landscapes. A former Silicon Valley entrepreneur and energy adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative, she currently mixes her time between JUCCCE (Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy), speaking engagements, advisory roles and membership of the WEF New Energy Architecture Global Agenda Council. She is a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment, a Forbes ‘Women to Watch in Asia’, and one of China Business News Weekly’s top 25 innovative business leaders.
“Securing Peggy Liu on our roster of speakers is incredibly exciting,” says Birgit Liodden, Nor-Shipping Director. “She has her finger on the pulse of developments, not only in energy terms, but also in the fields of trade and commerce, with a unique insight into the world’s largest consumer and manufacturing economies.
“Peggy brings unique intellect, insight and energy to Nor-Shipping. Her presence is of great value to our delegates, who are sure to takeaway new perspectives on connected economies, trade relationships and the changing face of energy in the decades to come. This calibre of speaker, from outside the traditional shipping arena, allows Nor-Shipping to offer something that really stands out in the industry calendar.”
Liu bolsters a group of confirmed contributors that includes moderators Parag Khanna, a global strategist and intellectual, and award winning BBC presenter and journalist Nisha Pillai, alongside keynote speaker Tony Seba, a thought leader, author and clean energy authority.
Liodden says these expert contributors will be joined by a who’s who of shipping figures. Speakers confirmed so far include Thomas Wilhelmsen, CEO Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Admiral Paul Thomas, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy United States Coast Guard, Suha Abdulla Obaid, Strategic Planning Director, Folk Shipping, KONGSBERG CEO Geir Håøy, and DNV GL CEO Remi Eriksen.
“We’re creating a programme that blends fresh insight from outside the industry, with the very best minds from within,” she notes. “With that in mind we’re focusing on a diverse spectrum of high-profile figures from across the industry, giving delegates a full picture of what is happening, and what is about to happen, in a world where the pace of change is ever-accelerating.
“The theme of Nor-Shipping 2017 is Catalyst for Change and we want to give attendees the takeaways to help them position themselves at the vanguard of industry developments, rather than playing catch up. Our speakers have been handpicked to deliver on that objective.”
More names will be added to the programme in the months leading up to Nor-Shipping 2017, which takes place across a series of venues in Oslo and Lillestrøm from 30 May to 2 June 2017.