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Norway - United Kingdom Business Conference
Aberdeen and London
14 - 16 September 2022
Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the official visit to the United Kingdom by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit planned for 14 - 16 September will not take place.
In consultation with the Royal House of Norway and the Norwegian Government, Innovation Norway has cancelled the accompanying business delegation from Norway to the United Kingdom.
Norway and the UK – United by The North Sea, Aberdeen 14 September 2022
The Conference will highlight how the UK and Norway together can lead the way in developing the energy and ocean industries in a sustainable way. The focus will be on how to develop and scale up supply industries together, in order to deliver to a rapidly growing market for sustainable solutions, supporting green transition and energy security. The plenary opening will address the importance of policy frameworks, investments, and developing new industries and jobs.
08:30 – 09:45 Registration, coffee/tea and mingling
10:00 - 11:00 Plenary opening: Norway and the United Kingdom - United by the North Sea
Moderator: Ms. Nisha Pillai, formerly BBC World News
Speech by HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
Speech by Mr. Jan Christian Vestre, Norwegian Minister of trade and industry
Panel discussion: How can the UK and Norway lead the way in developing sustainable energy and ocean industries?
Mr. Geir Håøy, President and CEO, Kongsberg Group
Mr. Brian McFarlane, Co-chair, Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council
Ms. Sian Lloyd Rees, UK Managing Director, Aker Horizons
Speech by Mr. Joel Mills, CEO, Offshore Simulator Centre
Programme following the plenary opening:
11:15 - 12:30 Parallel session 1: Offshore wind
11:15 - 12:30 Parallel session 3: Aquaculture
11:15 - 12:30 Parallel session 4: Seaweed
12:30 - 13:30 Networking lunch
18:00 - 21:30 Business Networking Reception
Location: Maryculter House, Aberdeen
Contact Innovation Norway
Head of delegations, Anja Fallan Gustavsen, email, (+47) 948 75 232
Press contact, Anders Vinnogg, email (+47) 936 69 204
Programme manager, Sigridur Thormodsdottir, email
UK office manager, Hilde Hukkelberg, email
All participants must register on this website to attend events. Registration closes on 7th of September 2022.
UK business organisations and trade associations attend free of charge.
Norwegian businesses, organisations, and research institutions pay a fee, based on size of organisation: large NOK 10 000; medium NOK 7 500; small NOK 5 000 more information here (Norwegian only). The fee will be invoiced ahead of participation and is per person and the same regardless of the number of events attended.