The gathering at The Lantern, Fullerton Bay Hotel was to celebrate the maritime links between the two nations and strengthen this partnership for the future. Guests enjoyed Norwegian seafood and music as they mingled on the rooftop.
They included Minister of Transport Lui Tuck Yew and Norway’s Deputy Minister Dilek Ayhan.
Norway’s Ambassador to Singapore, Mr Tormod C. Endresen, said today: “The Norwegian maritime industry is in a dynamic partnership with Singapore. Together we aim to strengthen our position as leading and technology driven global maritime nations.
“Maritime co-operation between Norway and Singapore has been at the core of our relationship throughout Singapore’s 50 years as an independent nation. But more importantly, Singapore and Norway are partnering for the future – as leading players in the ocean industries of tomorrow.
“This is our message at the inaugural Norway Night and we are pleased to see so many business leaders from both nations supporting this event.”
Norway Night was hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Singapore. The evening was sponsored by some of the leading Norwegian maritime sector businesses including DNB Bank, Thome Group, Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, DNV GL, BW Offshore the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and the Norwegian Business Association, Singapore.
The idea for the event was sparked by the success of the Singapore Night at Nor-Shipping. The links between the two countries are deep and abiding and today Singapore is home to more than 250 Norwegian companies, many focused on maritime and offshore business.
This social gathering in Singapore comes in the middle of Singapore Maritime Week, five days of events focused on shipping and maritime, which has attracted more than 30,000 people this week.