Roundtable Meeting in Karelia on 20 April 2017 

Karelia-aqua-2The Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce & Akvaplan-niva, in cooperation with the Norwegian Consulate General in St. Petersburg and Karelia Chamber of Commerce & Industry, will on Thursday 20 April organize a roundtable meeting in Petrozavodsk focusing on aquaculture development. In addition, general business collaboration with the Karelian and Norwegian industry is on the agenda. The roundtable meeting is implemented with financial support from the Norwegian Barents Secretariat.









Russia Breakfast seminar «Anti-Corruption and human rights» - 29 March 2017


On 29 March, Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce and BDO invited NRCC members to a Russia breakfast meeting «Anti-Corruption and human rights» with representatives from Kværner, BDO and Responsible Business Advisors (RBA). The focus of the meeting was on the responsible business conduct and anti-corruprion measures. 

The breakfast seminar was chaired by the NRCC managing director Jarle Forbord. The presenters were Beate Hvam-Axelsen, Head of Compliance Kværner, Arnt Knudsen, Executive Vice President, Kværner, Kirsten S. Natvig, advisor, Responsible Business Advisors (RBA), Mads Blomfeldt, partner, BDO Forensic Services.

Mads Blomfeldt presented anti-corruption measures. Kværner presented their integrity policy on Corruption and Human Rights. RBA as well as the two other presenters, insisted that the point with international standards is not to discourage companies from entering complex environment, but rather to increase the companies´ awareness of the risks, and increase their capacity to tackle them in a responsible way. Presentations with practical knowledge from companies were followed by discussions and debates with the audience.

NRCC members can watch video recording from the meeting (please note that only NRCC members with activated accounts on the NRCC website can access the video recording).


NRCC Maritime seminar in Murmansk on 21 March 2017

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On 21 March, the NRCC and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Murmansk region conducted a maritime seminar in connection with the visit of the “Ålesund Maritime Cluster”.
This is part of a NRCC maritime development program for designated companies in order to strengthen and enforce the ties between the Norwegian and Russian maritime industry. Special focus: Renewal of Russian fishing fleet.

The program is supported by Innovation Norway, and will continue in Russia Far East, St. Petersburg/Leningrad Oblast and Kaliningrad.

Participating companies: Fiskerstrand Yard, Havyard, Mustad Autoline, Mørenot Fishery, Optimar, Rapp Marine, Rolls-Royce Marine, Scana Propulsion, Teknotherm and Triplex

Se the links below for TV interviews on the Russian TV channels.

1. TV company "TV 21"

2. TV company "Arctic TV" http://xn----7sbhwjb3brd.xn--p1ai/tv-novosti/dlya-rybakov-rossii-i-novegii-net-granic-dlya-sotrudnichestva

3. TV company "Russia 1" - regional edition Vesti Murmansk


High North Dialogue 2017, April 5 – 6: Innovations in the Arctic


Worldwide interest in the Arctic is increasing. Changing ice-conditions, regional growth and international geopolitics have placed the High North at the center of attention.

Preliminary program here.

Information on registration here.

On April 5-6, the High North Center for Business and Governance at the Nord University Business School invites you to participate in the High North Dialogue 2017. The theme of this year’s conference is Innovations in the Arctic.

For thousands of years, humans have braved the harsh conditions of the Arctic and found their home and means of subsistence in the circumpolar north. The Arctic region with its rich resources has long been a source of industry, trade and value creation, ranging from centuries of whaling to modern-day high tech data centers. The Arctic has seen industries rise and fall, and the people living in the region have adapted accordingly. Today, almost four million people live above the Arctic Circle. It’s a region of great diversity, faced with great changes. New ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship is key to assuring thriving communities and value creation in the North.

On April 5 – 6, 2017, we invite you to join us for two days dedicated to innovations in the Arctic: The High North Dialogue Conference 2017.

Since 2007, the High North Dialogue conference series have brought together Arctic leaders – present and future – to discuss the dimensions of the changes taking place in the Arctic. Set in Bodø – the second largest community in North Norway and gateway to Lofoten – the High North Dialogue 2017 will provide you with a different perspective on the future of the Arctic. 

The speech of the Norwegian State Secretary Marit Berger Røsland during NRCC breakfast meeting on 3 March 2017

NRRiks-logoCC Russia Breakfast meeting with the Norwegian State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marit Berger Røsland took place on 3 March at the premises of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise. The topic of the meeting was Norwegian-Russian relations: The way forward.

The full version of the State Secretary's speech (in Norwegian) is available on the official website of the Norwegian Government, please follow the link:

NRCC Russia Breakfast meeting with the Norwegian State Secretary Marit Berger Røsland

NRCC Russia Breakfast meeting with the Norwegian State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marit Berger Røsland took place on 3 March at the premises of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise. The topic of the meeting was Norwegian-Russian relations: The way forward. The State Secretary put emphasis on continued business cooperation between Norwegian and Russian companies.












Arrangørene av Grenseseminaret som fant sted i Kirkenes 9. februar var godt fornøyd med oppmøtet.


Marianne Neerland Soleim, Victoria Tevlina og Jens Petter Nielsen var hovedansvarlige for arrangementet. «Norsk industri og næringsliv i Russland i et historisk og samtidig perspektiv» var tittelen for årets Grenseseminar, arrangert av Barentsinstituttet ved Norges Arktiske universitet og støttet av Sør-Varanger kommune. Det var innledninger om Den nordlige sjørute, norske småbedrifter i Russland, norskrussisk samhandel etter 1945, og norsk trelasthandel og industri på begynnelsen av 1900-tallet.

Jarle Forbod, daglig leder av Norsk-Russisk handelakmmer holdte foredrag på seminaret. 

Les hele artikkelen etter Tor Sandø i Sør-Varanger avis fra17. februar 2017 eller last ned i PDF


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