The 2023 opening ceremony will be held in the majestic main hall of Oslo City Hall, where it also was held in 2019, and set the spotlight on young entrepreneurs, next generation ships, women in shipping and ocean opportunities. The winners of the Nor-Shipping Young Entrepreneur Award, Next Generation Ship Award and the all new Ocean Solutions Award will be revealed at the ceremony.
Doors open at 16:00 and close before the ceremony at 16:50 as guests have to be seated before Royalties arrive.
The prominent guest-list includes international and Norwegian government officials, delegates from the UN, ambassadors, top CEO`s, startups and maritime professionals. The Norwegian Royal House is invited, and was represented by His Majesty King Harald V of Norway in 2019.
The Mayor of Oslo, Marianne Borgen, the official host of the ceremony, will lead the proceedings from the stage together with Nor-Shipping.
Speakers will highlight #PartnerShips and ocean opportunities. Wonderful music is provided by a young talented Norwegian musician, followed by an exclusive drinks reception hosted by the Mayor of Oslo from 18:00 to 18:30.
If you have any other enquiries regarding the Opening Ceremony please contact Knut Erik Dahle, Head of Conference and Event, at [email protected].