Goal: Focus on the need for a continuous pioneering spirit in order to be able to shape a sustainable, climate friendly maritime future.
Ingredients: 400 participating CEOs, Politicians, Academics and NGO representatives.
Norwegian shipping is truly global, making Norway a major maritime nation. Norway now ranks as the world’s fifth largest ship owning nation measured in fleet value. Our industry’s global footprint means that international headlines can influence trade patterns, investments, and business results.
Our industry is heavily impacted by exponential technological development, at the same time as expectations and demands for how we can contribute to solving some of the world’s greatest challenges are rising. How can we ensure that we have ships and business models that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in step with international ambitions? How can we as an industry ensure sustainable innovations that will allow us to continue to make a living from resources in our oceans? How can the Norwegian maritime industry develop new solutions and participate in the race to develop the best technologies? We have done it before, and we are well positioned to do it again, however we must seize the opportunity now.
Innovation does not necessarily mean that established knowledge and experience must be thrown overboard. The maritime industry has shown its ability to turn yesterday’s pioneering endeavours and knowledge into new solutions. To continue this development, it will require companies to be open to new and unconventional partnerships. At the same time, enterprises must also be willing to leave behind innovations from the past that have served them well but are not suited to future destinations. The challenge lies in knowing when it is commercially viable to make such decisions.
CEO The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association
Prime Minister Norway
Lawyer and environmental activist. Will share of his experiences initiating and leading the world’s largest beach cleanup in India.
CEO Torvald Klaveness and President of The Norwegian Shipowners' Association.
Minister of Trade and Industry.
Executive Director, Environmenal Defense Fund, Europe.
Former technologist, who today is focused on helping individuals and organisations thrive in the digital age.
Executive Vice President, KONGSBERG. President Kongsberg Digital.
Minister of International Development.
Deputy CEO, Norled. Building the world's first hydrogen ferry.