First Murmansk-Oslo flight takes off in June


 Dear NRCC members, 

 according to the Independent Barents Observer, Nordavia airlines will start fly directly from Oslo to   Murmansk once a week from June 4th and until October 21st. 

 For more information, please read the original article here

 NRCC administration. 



Photo: Fabrizio Berni

The International Northern Yacht Festival 2018


Dear NRCC members, please find below an invitation to the International Northern Yacht Festival BIA International Forum which held in July-August 2018, timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of cooperation in the Barents/EuroArctic region and the 325th anniversary of the beginning of regular state shipbuilding in Russia.

The Festival route will go along the sea routes of Norway and Russia, entering the following ports and cities: Tromsø – Vardø – Kirkenes – Murmansk – Arkhangelsk and back.

The festival is a non-profit project, the main objectives of which are the following:
1. promotion of the Barents region as a center of international sailing tourism and sports, development of joint international and cross-border yacht routes;
2. standardization of infrastructure for Arctic sailing tourism aimed at establishment of a network of modern yacht sites and basic marinas, creation of new jobs;
3. implementation of investment proposals for the development of cruise and yacht tourism, including construction, reconstruction and modernization of coastal infrastructure, real estate assets, purchase and construction of small boats;
4. improvement of legal regulation, harmonization of customs and border clearance procedures for vessels of small size and sailing fleet;
5.  promotion of yachting as a healthy lifestyle, development of public relations, sailing culture and maritime communication between coastal cities of the Barents and the White seas.

The Festival project has been supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Russian Geographic Society, the Committee on Physical Culture, Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

Please see the article for more information. 

NRCC administration. 



BIA International Forum - Land of Opportunities 2018

Dear NRCC members, please find below an invitation to the BIA International Forum - Land of Opportunities held on May 15th 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia.


The BIA International Forum 2018 will be devoted to providing the business intelligence that senior decision-makers need to respond to challenges both here in Georgia and around the world. The BIA forum aims to discuss and critically examine all major aspects of the local economy, to propose the steps for accelerating the pace of development of the economy and present state and private investment projects to be implemented in Georgia.

Attendees will hear current and planned projects in infrastructure, energy, tourism, real estate, capital market development, private equity and venture capital. Investors will have the opportunity to address questions to government and business representatives regarding different industries and projects and to arrange face-to-face meetings with projects' representatives.

The Forum will gather speakers from numerous well-known international companies, representatives of global investment and commercial banks, project finance, credit rating agencies, private equity and venture capital firms, as well as senior political figures and business leaders. The Forum will open many opportunities for executive networking, strategy discussions, technology updates, and business leadership development for both local and international businesses.

Please visit for more information. 

Russia Breakfast Meeting seminar «How to build a successful business in Russia» - 20 March 2018

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On March 20, Russia breakfast meeting “How to build a successful business in Russia?” was organised by the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce. The meeting was hosted by the new NRCC member - legal firm “Grette”.

NRCC has invited member companies – Grette and Rottefella – to tell about their way to success in the Russian market.

Mr. Jonas Heli from the law firm Grette and Mr Torstein Myklebostad from Rottefella shared experiences from negotiations with Russian partners.

After the presentations there was a panel discussion with opportunities for inputs and questions from the audience.

The meeting was held in Norwegian.



A five-year Russian-Norwegian cooperation plan is signed in Murmansk

On March 15, a five-year Russian-Norwegian cooperation plan is signed in Murmansk under the Norwegian-Russian Working Group for Interregional and Cross-Border Cooperation of the Norwegian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission for Economic, Industrial, Scientific and Technical Cooperation.

Please read the full version of the article here.

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NRCC Networking Meeting in Murmansk, 13 March 2018

On March 13, Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce had a pleasure to invite their members and invited guests to the first NRCC event in Murmansk in 2018. More than 80 participants took part in the meeting.

Mr Roy Angelvik, State Secretary of Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries of Norway, opened the session by welcoming all the participants.

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From left to right: Anatoly Glushkov, Elena Tikhonova, Roy Angelvik, Erik Svedahl and Jarle Forbord

Optimar has obtained results on the Russian market 

According to the Sunnmorsposten article from February 22, prepared by Mr Per Ove Stige, Sunnmorsposten correspondent, Optimar has signed contracts with various Russian customers worth over half a billion Norwegian kroner. Please read the full version of the article here (in Norwegian).












Picture: Ståle Wattø


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