This year’s Nor-Shipping, taking place from 4 to 7 June in Lillestrøm and Oslo, Norway, has refined its traditional opening conference to engage with, communicate to and outline the visions of true leaders within the maritime, ocean and public arenas. As such, it will offer unique, high level insights from the individuals influencing and enabling industry’s ocean space strategy.

This conference will gather the people and organisations – both on stage and in the audience – that will help make that objective a reality. Together they will map global trends, deliver insights on business opportunities, and discuss the solutions that will help us all balance commercial success with environmental responsibility,

...commented Nor-Shipping Director Per Martin Tanggaard on the occasion.

The conference will follow the day after Solberg hosts an international meeting in Oslo to help develop the UN Global Compact’s Sustainable Ocean Business Action Platform, with industry and political leaders then heading to Nor-Shipping to continue and further collaboration and discussion.

Alongside the Norwegian Prime Minister, Mrs. Kingo will focus on the goal of achieving responsible business practices, while Mr. Lim outlines and discusses the evolution of the regulatory landscape. Meanwhile, Mrs. Andersen will focus on how new technology can empower businesses, while computer scientist and futurist Naam will look ahead at the next wave of game changing innovation and development.

In addition to the opening conference activity, Nor-Shipping will also offer a programme of panel debates, round table discussions, presentations and think tank talks. These will be held within the exhibition arena at Lillestrøm (including in the newly rebranded Hall A, the Blue Economy Hall) and at venues across Oslo.

Nor-Shipping 2019 is expected to attract over 30,000 key decision makers, with around 1000 exhibiting companies. The Ocean Leadership Conference will take place in the Thon Hotel Arena Lillestrøm, which sits adjacent to Nor-Shipping’s main 21,000m2 exhibition space.