TRANSFORM. CONNECT. CREATE.
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.
Energy and Green Industrial Transition, London 16 September 2022
The UK is one of the most important markets for Norwegian companies in the energy sector - while Norwegian companies have resources and technology that can contribute to the UKs energy security and climate goals. This plenary opening will showcase examples and inspire debate on how cooperation between the UK and Norway can lead the way in energy and industrial transition. It will address the importance of policy frameworks and investments for developing new industry and creating jobs.
08:00 - 09:15 Registration, tea/coffee and mingling
09:30 - 10:30 Plenary opening: Energy and Green Industrial Transition
Welcome by Moderator: Nisha Pillai
Speech by HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
Speech by Mr. Terje Aasland, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
Speech by Mr. Kwasi Kwarteng, UK Secretary of State for business, energy and industrial strategy
A dialog about the transition in the energy industry
- Mr. Bernard Looney, CEO, BP Oil, UK
- Mr. Øyvind Eriksen, President and CEO, Aker ASA, Norway
Panel discussion: Do we have the framework and capital to speed up the green transition?
- Moderator: Mrs. Nisha Pillai
- Mr. Jan Christian Vestre, Minister of trade and industry, Norway
- Mrs. Kjerstin Braathen, CEO, DNB, Norway
- Mr. Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, CEO Statkraft, Norway
- Mrs. Hilde Tonne, CEO Statnett, Norway
Closure: Mr. Indro Mukerjee, CEO, Innovate UK, and Mr. Håkon Haugli, CEO Innovation Norway
Programme following the plenary opening
10:45 - 12:30 Parallel session 1: Decarbonisation and digitalisation
10:45 - 12:30 Parallel session 2: Offshore wind
10:45 - 14:00 Parallel session 3: Round table meeting on blue syngas as an emission-free feedstock for green products (with lunch)
13:00 - 14:30 High-level meeting on energy transition and security
13:00 - 14:00 Networking lunch
Contact Innovation Norway
Head of delegations, Anja Fallan Gustavsen, email, (+47) 948 75 232
Press contact, Anders Vinnogg, email (+47) 936 69 204
Registration queries, Hallvard Østtveit Barbogen, email
Programme manager, Sigridur Thormodsdottir, email
Director, Innovation Norway UK & Ireland, Hilde Hukkelberg, email
The conference is now fully booked! The registration has now closed!
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.