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

Venue: P&J Live 

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 2: Decarbonisation of oil and gas, and offshore low-carbon power 

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​ 

Key Speakers

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.