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

Venue: Victoria Park Plaza, London

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 

      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

      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.