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Facilitating the future, collaborating for change – industry leaders navigate new horizons at Nor-Shipping’s Blue Talks

CEOs, industry heads and key ocean stakeholders are preparing to “supercharge change” at Nor-Shipping 2022 in the Blue Talks series of panel discussions.

The 12 talks take place in the Blue Economy Hall at Nor-Shipping’s Lillestrøm exhibition facilities, with hour-long sessions focusing on future strategies, solutions and building partnerships capable of delivering sustainable ocean success. Nor-Shipping Director Sidsel Norvik says the programme offers “an unmissable opportunity” to see “an industry A-list debating how to transform ocean ambition into reality.”

Welcome back world

Nor-Shipping 2022 runs in Oslo and Lillestrøm from 4-7 April. It is the first large-scale, international industry event of its kind since the start of the pandemic, bringing tens of thousands of delegates, and hundreds of exhibitors, together in one place. Norvik describes the Blue Talks as “a real highlight” of the activity programme, covering a diverse array of topics to support Nor-Shipping’s main theme of taking positive #ACTION within the ocean space.

Sidsel Norvik, Director, Nor-Shipping.

“If you take a look at the pedigree of the participants, you can understand why the Blue Talks are generating so much interest,” she comments. “Everyone from leading business CEOs, to regulators, the heads of cluster organisations, NGO chiefs, and more, are taking to the stage to discuss topics that are tailored to help the audience understand developments and enable progress.

“There’s a whole spectrum of targeted themes that address the greatest challenges, and opportunities, our industry faces as we seek to transition, transform and triumph on the path to tomorrow. This is your chance to access the people capable of supercharging change. Don’t miss out.”

Knowledge is power

Amongst the many standout talks is Financing Transformation, which brings together names including Øivind Amundsen, CEO, Euronext, Tone Lunde Bakker, CEO, Export Finance Norway and Andreas Enger, CEO, Höegh Autoliners, to discuss changing trends, demands and opportunities in accessing the funds to facilitate the future.

Siri M. Kalvig is CEO of Nysnø, panellist in the Blue Talk on Financing Transformation

For those looking to unlock value from new collaborations, partnerships, and ways of working, Cross Industry Collaboration and System Change sheds light on how individual players can come together to take control of change. Panellists include Paul Holthus, CEO, World Ocean Council, Rolf Thore Roppestad, CEO of Gard, and Ingvild Sæther, President and CEO, Altera Infrastructure Group.

Rolf Thore Roppestad, CEO of Gard

New solutions will be under the spotlight in Scaling Novel Ideas from Concept to Commercial Success. Audience members can tap into unique insights from, amongst others, Hege Økland, CEO, NCE Maritime CleanTech, Joshua Berger, CEO, Washington Maritime Blue, and Yoshioka Tatsuya, Founder and Director, Peace Boat Group.

Hege Økland, CEO. NCE Maritime Cleantech.

Leading the way

“And that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” concludes Norvik. “There really is something for everyone interested in achieving the right balance between commercial success and responsible use of ocean resources. The future is here. Be a part of it with the Blue Talks.”

Nor-Shipping 2022, Your Arena for Ocean Solutions, takes place 4-7 April in Oslo and Lillestrøm. Alongside the main 22,000 sq. m exhibition halls in Lillestrøm, key events include the Ocean Leadership Conference, Technical Seminars, the International Ship Autonomy and Sustainability Summit, the Young@Nor-Shipping programme, the Blue Economy Start-up Day, the Quality Flag Forum, Brazil@Nor-Shipping, the Maritime Hydrogen Conference, and much more.

Visitors are encouraged to download the Nor-Shipping app and order tickets before arrival. Public transport in Oslo City Centre and between Oslo and Lillestrøm on train is included within the price of the visitor, conference or exhibition pass.

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