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, and the participants were representatives of NRCC member companies and other Norwegian companies and organizations: 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.

NRCC is very pleased with the professional support from Kaliningrad Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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

Russia breakfast meeting with Chris Weafer was held on 15 October

Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) and Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) had a pleasure to invite their memebrs to Russia Breakfast Meeting with Mr. Christopher Weafer at NHO facilities. Topic of the meeting was "Russian Economy: Status and Perspectives" where Mr. Weafer held presentation “How is the crisis changing the business and investment climate?”.

Mr. Christopher Weafer is the founding partner of Macro-Advisory Ltd, an independent macro consultancy which provides macro economic, political and business trend advice for business managers and investors working in Russia, the Eurasian Union and across the broader Eurasia region. Christopher has worked in Russia and the CIS for more than seventeen years. Most recently he was voted the best investment strategist for 2013/’14 by investors in separate polls carried out by Thomson Reuters Extel and Institutional Investor magazine. He has regularly placed in the top three of these respective polls over the past ten years. 

We take this opportunity to thank those of you participated in the meeting for your valuable support, questions and all interactive communication.

NRCC administration.  

 

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Chris Weafer, Jarle Forbord (NRCC) and the host Katarina Sætersdal (NHO)      
 

NRCC & INSOK Russia Seminar was held in Stavanger on 13 October: “Still business opportunities for Norwegian enterprises in the Russian Oil & Gas market”

Solid participation at Russia seminar in Stavanger, where representatives from companies working in the oil and gas idustry field, as well as Norwegian and Russian officials, gathered to discuss relevant issues. The meeting was held at Måltidets Hus. NRCC organized the seminar in close cooperation with INTSOK.
Informative lectures were followed by lively discussions and informal networking sessions. Among the speakers were Øyvind Nordsletten, former Ambassador to Russia; Geir Austigard, CEO, Øglænd System Group; Håkon Skretting, Regional Director, INTSOK; Svein Åge Dahl Olsen, Head of Government Relations & Public Affairs, Statoil ASA; Jarle Forbord, Managing Director, NRCC; Siv Kaspersen, Deputy Director, Section for Export Control, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Thor Christian Andvik, Project Director, INTSOK; Ola Smeby, Senior Advisor, ProRus & Arctic 2030, Innovation Norway and Johan Bøe Bjørkevoll, Investment Manager, Investment fund for North-West Russia, Innovation Norway.
 
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INVITATION: Barents Industrial Partnership (BIP) meeting 

14-15 October 2015, Oulu

There is less than two weeks to go until the 10th Barents Industrial Partnership (BIP) meeting in Oulu! 

Don’t forget to register to the event by filling a form behind this link: Registration form

The themes for the Barents Industrial Partnership meeting 2015 are:

  • Arctic ICT and possibilities of digitalization
  • Achieving More Together – Growth for Barents Tourism
  • Prospects for financing in the Barents Area

More information and program for the BIP meeting will be available also at the IBS website.  

The meeting is one of the key events during the Finnish Presidency in the Barents Euro-Arctic Council and the closing event of the Finnish Presidency in the Barents Working Group on Economic Cooperation (WGEC). Barents Industrial Partnership meeting offers the companies and other Barents stakeholders a regular forum for discussions, networking and business.

The Finnish chairmanship of the Barents Working Group on Economic Cooperation wishes you all warmly welcome to Oulu! 

Tuulia Väliheikki
Senior Adviser
Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Regional Department / Structural Change and International Cooperation
P.O. Box 32, 00023 Government
Telephone: +358 2950 48288, Mobile: +358 50 4619080
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Kick-off for Young Entrepreneurship Students in Murmansk, 22-24 September 2015

30 students from Norway and Russia have started their 6 months programme in international entrepreneurship focusing on business strategies. This year the business case is developed in close cooperation with Olen Betong Murmansk, and the CEO, Mr. Atle Berge is overlooking the very first introduction to the students.
Atle Berge, had to choose between participation at a reunion of his University Alumni or at this Matchmaking Entrepreneurs Program Young Engrepreneurs Norway-Russia. He underlined to the students why he never was in doubt what to prioritize:
“ It is crucial that young people like yourselves develop goods skills and develop future business to the benefit of fruitful international and bilateral business cooperation. I wanted to meet you all in person to give you this advice and message”.
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Students are happy with the first day`s innovation workshop, guided by the Young Entrepreneurs Norway/Junior Achievement Russia. 

Russia breakfast meeting with Chris Weafer

Thursday 15 October 2015, 08:00 - 10:00 

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Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise invite their memebrs to Russia Breakfast Meeting with Chris Weafer. Topic of the meeting is "Russian Economy: Status and Perspectives". The meeting will be held at at NHO headquarters in Oslo (Middelthuns gate 27, Majorstuen).

Please register for the meeting on-line. Registration deadline is Monday, 12 October 2015. Number of seats is limited. The meeting will be in English.

Christopher Weafer is the founding partner of Macro-Advisory Ltd, an independent macro consultancy which provides macro economic, political and business trend advice for business managers and investors working in Russia, the Eurasian Union and across the broader Eurasia region.

Christopher has worked in Russia and the CIS for more than seventeen years. Most recently he was voted the best investment strategist for 2013/’14 by investors in separate polls carried out by Thomson Reuters Extel and Institutional Investor magazine. He has regularly placed in the top three of these respective polls over the past ten years.

Click here to download an invitation in PDF format for more details.

We look forward to your participation!

NRCC Administration.

 

 

Networking meeting in St. Petersburg, 22 September 2015

On 22 September, the NRCC Networking Meeting took place in St. Petersburg, in the facilities of NRCC member company Hotel Radisson Royal.

About 50 participants took part in the meeting

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Russian and Norwegian NRCC member companies and organizations participated in the meeting, as well as as officials from both countries

The meeting was opened by welcome speech from Mr. Rune O. Methi, NRCC Communications Manager and moderator of the meeting. Speakers were Kristin Høiby, Senior adviser and coordinator for NORRUSS programme from the Research Council of Norway; Per Horn, Senior Vice President of Multiconsult ASA; Linda Beate Randal, Director of Innovation Norway Finnmark; Rolf Andreas Wallin, Director, Sales & Marketing Maritime of Jotron AS and Natalia Wilke, Lawyer from Beiten Burkhardt Attorneys-at-Law. 

Jarle Forbord, Managing Director of the NRCC, presented update and comments regarding bilateral trade in the 1st  half of 2015 and NRCC activities. After the end of the meeting, NRCC has invited participants to the networking session with refreshments.   

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