NRCC Networking Meeting in Oslo - 2 February 2015

Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce has organized a networking meeting in Oslo at the premises of the member company Multiconsult on February 2nd. Present were some 55 representatives from Norwegian and Russian authorities (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries of Norway, Embassy of the Russian Federation, Russian Trade Mission in Norway), Russian and Norwegian companies and organizations (Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway, NHO, NUPI, GIEK, Jotun, Norwegian Seafood Federation, Telenor, Technip and many others). 

The program consisted of informative presentations and discussions on current issues in Norwegian-Russian business cooperation. The meeting was opened by Per Horn, Senior Vice President of the new NRCC member company Multiconsult, introducing the company and its activities. The meeting continued with the presentation by Siv Kaspersen, Deputy Director, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She informed the audience about Norwegian implementation of the current restrictive measures. Next guest speaker, Anatoli Bourmistrov, Project Manager in the High North Center for Business and Governance, discussed recent budgeting reforms in the Russian Federation and Russian regional governments: How are those relevant to international businesses? 
Finally, Senior advisor of the Research Council of Norway Kristin Høiby gave an overview over research cooperation between Russia and Norway, focusing on reforms, challenges and activities. 

 

In conclusion, Managing Director of NRCC Jarle Forbord has informed participants of the meeting about bilateral economic results in 2014. Further, he discussed various activities, projects and focus ares of NRCC for the year 2015. 

After the the networking meeting, Multiconsult invited participants to refreshments and informal networking. 

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Participants of the meeting

Per Horn

Per Horn - Senior Vice President, Multiconsult

Siv Kaspersen taler

Siv Kaspersen, Deputy Director, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Siv Kaspersen

Siv Kaspersen, Deputy Director, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Anatoli Bourmistrov

Anatoli Bourmistrov, Project Manager, High North Center for Business and Governance

Research Council

Kristin Høiby, Senior advisor, The Research Council of Norway

Jarle og Kristin

 Kristin Høiby and Jarle Forbord, Managing Director of the NRCC

Refreshments

 Refreshments and networking

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Refreshments and networking