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With so many innovators, business leaders and key global decision makers in one place, Nor-Shipping offers a unique concentration of competence, expertise and insight. Dive in and learn more about our broad programme of conferences and seminars.

Main partners


DNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.


DNB is Norway’s largest financial services group and one of the largest in the Nordic region in terms of market capitalisation. The Group offers a full range of financial services, including loans, savings, advisory services, insurance and pension products for retail and corporate customers.

Leading partners


KONGSBERG is a leading global technology corporation delivering mission-critical solutions with extreme performance for customers that operate under extremely challenging conditions. The group has fulfilled demanding customers’ needs and adapted to changing market conditions throughout its proud 200-year-old history.


Skuld is dedicated to protecting ocean industries. We work in teams around the world sharing knowledge and experience to add value to our members’ and clients’ business. Skuld is a world leading marine insurance provider with a strong financial position and an ‘A’ rating with Standard & Poor’s. We cater to the needs of shipowners, the offshore and energy sector, charterers and traders.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen

The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group is a market leader in RoRo shipping and vehicle logistics, managing the distribution of cars, trucks, rolling equipment and breakbulk to customers all over the world. The company operates around 130 vessels servicing 15 trade routes to six continents, a global inland distribution network, 120 processing centres, and 8 marine terminals. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, the Wallenius Wilhelmsen group has 8,200 employees in 29 countries. The company purpose is to build sustainable supply chains, imagining new, more sustainable solutions for the changing world of mobility and transport on land and sea.


For almost 100 years Jotun has been a pioneer of steel protection, cargo hold protection and hull performance. We deliver industry-leading solutions for newbuildings, drydocking and sea stock, including specialty products for cargo holds and chemical cargo tanks. Our solutions include products with verified speed loss and fuel savings, unrivalled lifetime protection of steel, and certified cargo tanks and water ballast tank protection.


Access to energy underpins human comfort, mobility, economic prosperity and social progress. It touches nearly every aspect of modern life. Over the course of its long history of more than a century, ExxonMobil has evolved from a regional marketer of kerosene to an advanced energy and chemical innovator, and one of the largest publicly traded companies in the world. An industry leader in almost every aspect of the energy and chemical manufacturing businesses, we operate facilities or market products in most of the world’s countries, explore for oil and natural gas on six continents, and research and develop next-generation technologies to help meet the dual challenge of fueling global economies while addressing the risks of climate change.

Conference Partner

Norwegian Maritime Authority

The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) is the administrative and supervisory authority in matters related to safety of life, health, material values and the environment on vessels flying the Norwegian flag and foreign ships in Norwegian waters. The NMA is also responsible for ensuring the legal protection of Norwegian-registered ships and registered rights in those ships. The NMA is subordinate to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and the Ministry of Climate and Environment. Our activities are governed by national and international legislation, agreements and political decisions.

Leading Media Partners


TradeWinds is the world-leading source of shipping business news and insight, TradeWinds continues to offer readers unique intelligence on volatile and complex maritime markets. Our team of expert journalists deliver independent reporting and business intelligence that is vital for success in a world facing economic, political and technological upheaval.

Dagens Næringsliv

Dagens Næringsliv is Norway's most important media house for people interested in economics and society. We set the agenda and uncover misconduct. We make users wiser and companies better.

DN Media Group

DN Media Group aims to be the largest and best in business news in Norway, and a world leader in the three segments shipping, seafood and energy. We empower ambitious people and businesses through world-class journalism, meeting places, and content – helping them to make better decisions. Our ambition is to be the leading media group within our prioritized target groups and markets, in Norway and internationally.


Norwegian Shipowners’ Association

The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association is a trade and employment organisation for Norwegian controlled companies within the shipping and offshore industry. The primary fields are national and international industry policies, employer issues, competence and recruitment, environmental issues and innovation in addition to safety at sea. Our members are the core and driving force in the Norwegian maritime cluster. NSA’s members employ about 50,000 seafarers and offshore workers from nearly 50 different nations.

Euronext / Oslo Børs

Euronext is the leading pan-European market infrastructure, connecting European economies to global capital markets, to accelerate innovation and sustainable growth. It operates regulated exchanges in Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. With close to 2,000 listed equity issuers and around €6.9 trillion in market capitalisation as of end December 2021, it has an unmatched blue chip franchise and a strong diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets, one of Europe’s leading electronic fixed income trading markets and is the largest centre for debt and funds listings in the world. Its total product offering includes Equities, FX, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. The Group provides a multi-asset clearing house through Euronext Clearing, and custody and settlement services through Euronext Securities central securities depositories in Denmark, Italy, Norway and Portugal. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. In addition to its main regulated market, it also operates a number of junior markets, simplifying access to listing for SMEs.

UN Global Compact

At the UN Global Compact, we aim to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. The UN Global Compact is the UN's organization for sustainable business and the world's largest corporate initiative for sustainability. Over 20,000 members in 160 countries. Today there are local UN Global Compact networks in around 70 countries on all continents.

Blue Talks Main Partner

Wikborg Rein

Wikborg Rein is an international law firm with headquarters in Oslo and offices in Bergen, London, Singapore and Shanghai. Our lawyers have expert knowledge in most disciplines and industries. Providing clients with first-class legal assistance is the firm's top priority. Through our 100 years of history, we have gained a unique international experience, and we are highly ranked in leading international legal ratings, such as Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. We develop the best team to provide the best advice – today and in the future.


Gard aims to be a responsible corporate citizen, engaging in partnerships, philanthropy, and charitable giving. We believe we can achieve the best results by applying our resources and expertise to solving problems we understand and in which we have a stake. We therefore have a specific focus on marine issues, while at the same time striving to have a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.

Blue Talks Partner

Telenor Maritime

Telenor Maritime has over 120 employees, and is headquartered in Arendal, Norway with local offices in Europe, Asia and North America. Serving in excess of 100 shipowners, we are an ITU-certified global mobile operator with over 400 roaming partners, connecting 30 million people through more than 500 installations on vessels, and offshore platforms and rigs worldwide. Telenor Maritime is a truly global connectivity provider at sea. Both a mobile operator and a digitalisation partner for the maritime industry. Being a go-to partner for both NGO's and governmental organisations, Telenor Maritime is a major contributor for digitalising the commercial shipping fleet.

Transport Partners



The Vy Group is the largest land-based transport group in the Nordic countries. The company is owned by the Norwegian government and its Ministry of Transport and Communications. Vy is part of the solution to the climate challenges we face. We contribute to a more sustainable society every day through our customers choosing to travel by eco-friendly public transport solutions. Sustainable travel and freight result in space and energy efficient solutions, cleaner air and less time lost due to shorter queues, especially in cities.



Ruter plan, coordinate, order and market public transport in Oslo and former Akershus (now part of Viken county). All transport services are performed by various operating companies on our behalf.

Charity Partners

Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships is an international charity. Mercy Ships currently operates the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world providing humanitarian aid like free health care, community development projects, community health education, mental health programs, agriculture projects, and palliative care for terminally ill patients. Mercy Ships has operated in more than 57 developing nations and 18 developed nations around the world, with a current focus on the countries of Africa.

Captains Without Borders

At Captains Without Borders, we realize the importance that mariners make in world trade and to the lives of millions of people around the globe. Often, we deliver goods, help stranded vessels, aid in natural disasters, pandemics and seafarers are seldom recognized in the crucial roles they play in world trade. Captains Without Borders also provides scholarships to cadets towards a maritime education with financial need. Come be a part of our team and make a difference in the world!


NOVA Spektrum

NOVA Spektrum organize everything from big to small trade fairs, corporate events and conferences combined with exhibitions. NOVA Spektrum and Thon Hotel Arena has a total of 55 meeting rooms of all sizes and 39 000 sqm hall space for exhibitions and events.