Are you a first-timer at Nor-Shipping, from 6 to 9 June? Erlend, Natalie, and Anette from YoungShip Oslo know exactly what you should experience. Here are their best tips:
Which stands should you visit? Which talks should you attend? And which evening events should you not miss? We asked three previous Nor-Shipping participants for their recommendations for young visitors attending the conference for the first time.
On Tuesday, June 6, YoungShip Oslo is organizing a “walkabout” in the exhibition hall at Lillestrøm. There you will meet several young people in shipping, while you get a guided tour through a range of exciting stands.
Erlend: Loves hearing about new solutions
“I’m pretty nerdy when it comes to innovations. That’s why I think it’s very rewarding to look around and talk with experts that present their solutions for the shipping industry. And there are plenty of friendly people there who want to chat,” says Erlend Holberg, Customer Success Manager at Kongsberg Digital and board member of YoungShip Oslo.
Erlend has been to Nor-Shipping two times and is happy to share his recommendations for all newcomers. In addition to the walkabout at the exhibition at Lillestrøm, Erlend mentions YoungShip’s evening seminars at Aker Brygge. Entrepreneurship, geopolitics, and partnerships are topics for the evenings, and prominent speakers come to share their insights.
Finally, Erlend recommends one thing you cannot miss during Nor-Shipping:
“The Ocean Leadership Conference must be the most spectacular. Here, the leaders of the industry gather and talk about the most current issues,” Erlend explains.The Ocean Leadership Conference takes place on Tuesday, June 6. See the full programme here.
Natalie: Don´t miss Norway’s largest BBQ!
Natalie Kim Le Nguyen works as a Senior Lawyer at the law firm Arntzen De Besche, and is chair on the board of YoungShip Oslo. This year marks Natalie’s fourth time attending Nor-Shipping. She strongly recommends visiting the exhibition at Lillestrøm.
“The atmosphere there is inspiring, with so many different international players gathered in one place. It’s especially fun to talk to those who present innovative models and solutions to problems of the future,” says Natalie.
Natalie can also recommend Nor-Shipping’s BBQ, which has been held at every conference since 1989, together with the main partner DNV. Here, people gather at DNV’s headquarters in Høvik for what the catering company calls Norway’s largest BBQ event – a perfect venue for networking with good food and drinks. Natalie also recommends YoungShip Oslo’s own events at Aker Brygge.
“As a young person at the conference, you should of course attend “Young@Nor-Shipping”. Otherwise, I can recommend the “10 women to watch” event after the opening ceremony at the City Hall, where we highlight ten inspiring women in the industry. I plan to attend Blue Talks 12 “Running out of people,” Natalie concludes.
Anette: The atmosphere at Nor-Shipping is unique
“I have only been to Nor-Shipping once before, in connection with a summer job I had,” says Anette Jacobsen Aspelund, Sales Executive at Maersk and board member of YoungShip Oslo.
She says that the atmosphere at Lillestrøm is unique, you learn a lot of new things and talk to people who have similar interests as you. Blue Talks is worth checking out. There, issues that the industry faces today are presented – from which fuel is best for the planet to the importance of diversity in the industry.
Anette also highlights “Young@Nor-Shipping” at Aker Brygge:
“If you’re a young person in the industry, this is the event you should visit after the exhibition. YoungShip organizes events with both professional input and fun. Here, I often meet acquaintances from other companies, and I build new connections,” says Anette.
Finally, she recommends the Young Entrepreneur Award, which takes place at the opening ceremony at Oslo City Hall. Where next-generation ideas and a glimpse at the future heroes are presented.