From Norway to Russia

Delegation of the NRCC members to Krasnodar, 2008
In order to speed up the establishment of more direct business contacts between Norwegian and Russian companies, the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce arranges business delegations from Norway to various regions in the Russian Federation. The destinations are selected mainly according to the wishes of the members of the NRCC and based on feedbacks from member surveys.

From Russia to Norway

Delegation from St. Petersburg to Oslo, 2010

The NRCC offer its Russian members similar business delegation concepts to Norway. The Chamber may assist its Russian members in all practicalities in connection with their planned visit to Norway on an individual basis. In cooperation with NRCC Moscow and Russian authorities, we as well render assistance to Norwegian member companies arranging visits to Norway by their Russian partners.

Members of Norway's delegation participated in a large number of bilateral and multilateral meetings during their visit to Naryan-Mar


Members of Norway's delegation, which was headed by Consul General of Norway in Murmansk Erik Svedahl, participated in a large number of bilateral and multilateral meetings during their visit to Naryan-Mar, the administrative center of Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia.

NRCC was represented by Senior Project Manager Hans-Olav Rekdal.

All pictures were taken by Andrey Vokuev from the Nenets office of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat.








Maritime Workshop in Kaliningrad on 20-22 November 2017


On 20- 22 November 2017, a maritime workshop in Kaliningrad was organised by the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Innovation Norway.

The delegation was represented by H.E. Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Russian Federation Leidulv Namtvedt, Consul General Dag Malmer Halvorsen, Brunvoll Volda AS, Rolls-Royce Marine AS, Teknotherm Marine AS and Mørenot.

Regarding the program, delegation carried out visits and guided tours at Yantar Shipyard and Pregol Shipprepair Yard. During both visits, norwegian companies gave corporate presentations regarding their main activities. 

In addition to a guided tour at Yantar Shipyard, delegation visited a slipway for seeing a construction of trawlers for Lenin Kolkhoz and a shipyard museum.

An evening continued with a reception for the invited guests at the Hotel "Kaiserhof". 

 The delegation at the Yantar Shipyard. Picture: Yantar Shipyard

Working visit to the Møre Maritime Cluster in Ålesund on 21-23 August 2017

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The working visit to the Møre Maritime Cluster in Ålesund was organised on 21- 23 August 2017.

The delegation was represented by H.E. Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Norway, Teimuraz Ramishvili, Mr Igor Kozhedub, Attaché, Embassy of Russia in Norway, Mr Timur Chekanov, Attaché, Embassy of Russia in Norway, Mr Alexander Anikin, Trade Representative, Trade Representation of Russia in Norway, Mr Alexander Lizogub, Head Expert, Trade Representation of Russia in Norway, Mr Sergey Alekseev, Head of Arctic Engineering Center, Krylov State Research Center, Ms Liv Monica Stubholt, Chair of the NRCC Board, Mr Jarle Forbord, NRCC Managing Director and Mr Rune Methi, NRCC Senior Project Manager.

Regarding the program, on the first day the delegation visited Optimar AS presented by Mr Asbjørn Solevågseide and Skipsteknisk presented by Mr Hans Ove Holmøy and Ms Inge Bertil Straume. The evening continued with a dinner at the Atlanterhavsparken aquarium.

NRCC Business Mission to Kaliningrad and Kaliningrad region, 19-21 October 2015

On 19-21 of October, Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce organized business mission to Kaliningrad and Kaliningrad region in cooperation with the Kaliningrad Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The mission was headed by Jarle Forbord, Managing Director of the NRCC. The participants were representatives of NRCC member companies and other Norwegian companies and organisations, such as the Royal Embassy of Norway in the Russian Federation, Innovation Norway, DNV GL, Thrane (mining), Lyng AS (aquaculture&shipbuilding), Sundnes Projects AS (International Consulting), Ølen Betong (construction industry), Nordic Group (delivery of stone to the construction of the new football stadium for FIFA World CUP in Russia), HAV Shipping (shipping/crew), VSM (ships crew), Green Reefers ASA, University of Nordland (UiN).

Kaliningrad CCI introduced to participants business opportunities in the Kaliningrad region in general. B2B meetings and company visits were arranged with 25 companies within some of the most important industries in Kaliningrad for Norwegian businesses, such as the Aquaculture, Maritime shipbuilding, Mining, Education within Ships repair and aquaculture, door to door logistic chains, fisheries cooperation, export and import of product within different sectors. Among visited potential partners of future cooperation were Pregolia Shipyard, Kalinigrad State Maritime Fishport, Kaliningrad Amber Plant, and others.

All Norwegian and Russian representatives met later for the business reception and networking.

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Aleksey Zinoviev, President of the Kaliningrad CCI, and Jarle Forbord, Managing Director of the NRCC

NRCC Business Delegation from Murmansk to Oslo, 

25-27 March 2014

March 25-27, 2014 the Murmansk region with the support of the Russian Trade Representation and the Russian Embassy in the Kingdom of Norway was arranging a business visit in Oslo of the official business delegation of Murmansk region headed by The First-Vice Governor of the Murmansk region Alexey Tukavin. He also presented a report “Murmansk region: today, tomorrow” -  about economic and investment prospects of Murmansk region.

Murmansk delegation 2014

The main purpose of the visit was to intensify bilateral Russian-Norwegian economic relations, to show the economic potential of the Russian region of Murmansk as well as to promote investment opportunities between the Murmansk region and Norway. More than 100 participants from Russian and Norwegian enterprises took part. Tamara Chernysheva  from the Russian Trade Representation in her opening speech has made an emphasis that Norway and Russia are united by common natural resources and therefore have common challenges. This business mission is devoted to creation of the favorable climate for citizens and business.

High Level Visit  to St. Petersburg, February 26th 2014

On February 25th His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon embarked on a three-day official visit to Russia. Activities included the promotion of Norwegian industrial initiatives in St. Petersburg and Leningrad oblast. NRCC organized a network meeting with a “bilateral investment session“ and a  “maritime technology session”.

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The Crown Prince Haakon was accompanied by State Secretary Dilek Ayhan of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, State Secretary Kåre Fostervold of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, and State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

February 26th was a new Jotun factory (NRCC member) in Leningrad county just outside St. Petersburg, officially opened with dance and music. This means that many of St. Petersburg's bridges from now on will be painted with locally produced paints.

Jotun is one of the world's leading manufacturers of paints and powder coatings, and the new plant in the industrial park Fjodorovskoje joins the company's 40 production facilities worldwide. Several prominent guests attended the grand opening. H.K.H. The Crown Prince, State Secretary in the Ministry Bård Glad Pedersen and Undersecretary of NFD Dilek Ayhan was factory faced by Alexander Drozdenko, Governor of Leningrad region and Jotun management.

Business Visit from Yamal to Oslo and Tromsø, February 2014

20140213 152953During the meeting in October 2013 between the Board of Directors of NRCC and the top management of RF CCI – it was decided to arrange a business visit from Yamal to Norway: Already in February 2014 - thirteen representatives of different companies from Yamal visited Norway:  MOU’s was signed in the framework of the MMP B2B program - as well as separate agreements for close cooperation were signed. The CCI in Russia and the Russian Federation Trade Mission to Norway carried out significant contributions to facilitate the success of the visit.  



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