Conference & Events

Nor-Shipping’s conference and event programme is tailored to deliver the knowledge, value and networking to help you build your business.

Access opportunity
Maritime, ocean and industry decision makers from around the world descend on our venues in Lillestrøm and Oslo every two years, representing all elements of the ocean value chain. It is here you will meet, learn from, and develop profitable relationships with the people that count – accessing insights, intelligence and opportunities to fuel future development.

Hundreds of events, conferences and VIP gatherings are here for you to take advantage of.

Discover ocean potential.
Discover Nor-Shipping 2019.

Captivating conferences
Nor-Shipping’s conferences gather a diverse array of ocean stakeholders to discuss and reveal key trends, requirements and commercial possibilities that will mould the development of the ocean space. Speakers are carefully selected based on their ability to deliver insights, expertise and vision within their chosen field, ensuring delegates take away real value from every session.

Only the most talented individuals take the stage at Nor-Shipping. Join them in 2019.

The Nor-Shipping Conference
A who’s who of leading figures from shipping, ocean industries, politics, business, finance, and more take the stage, and the seats, for the prestigious Nor-Shipping Conference in Lillestrøm. This celebrates successes, outlines challenges and helps steer a course for the development of the industry, as true global visionaries share their thoughts on some of today’s, and tomorrow’s, most pressing issues.

Ocean Industry Podium
Who are the ones to watch and why? How can established players work with emerging regions, segments and talents to drive mutually beneficial development?

Ocean Industry Podium turns the spotlight on selected partners of interest, mixing VIP roundtable meeting sessions, with networking activities and press events to build presence, understanding and relationships. Interactive, in-depth and insightful discussion awaits.

Blue Talks
These one-hour collaborative sessions are dedicated to the future markets and technologies that will drive and dictate Ocean Industry development. New business models, sustainable solutions, innovations and ways of working are up for discussion.

Do you have an idea to challenge the industry status quo? Forward thinking companies can host a discussion in the Blue Economy Hall.

Waves of Change
Nor-Shipping believes that diversity is fundamental to industry sustainability. The more diversity we have, the more perspectives we gain, the more talent we can tap into. We actively work to promote opportunities to people of all backgrounds, increasing the desirability of working in the ocean space and attracting the brightest brains to this leading global industry.

With an under representation of female leaders in leadership roles, gender is a key issue in this conference, but it is not the only area addressed. Be part of the change. Join us for this important event.

The Waves of Change conference includes the presentation of the WISTA LeaderShip award, case study presentations and panel discussions.

Nor-Shipping BBQ
Business can also be pleasure. At the Nor-Shipping BBQ, Norway’s biggest garden party, fine food, drinks and (hopefully) weather fuel a unique networking opportunity for prime movers within the maritime and ocean industry segments. This is the one place where shipowners, finance chiefs, politicians, industry leaders, tech pioneers and other key decision makers from around the world rub shoulders and relax in an informal, friendly, yet still business-conducive environment. But be warned, tickets are always in demand.

Ocean Solutions Festival
The new initiative aims to create an arena in Oslo to highlight ocean industry start-ups, young talent, sustainability, technology and innovation. The initiativ is developed in collaboration with Katapult OceanOslo European Green Captial 2019Oslo Business RegionStartup LabPassion for OceanArena OsloChooose and Just Cruzin Production.

The arena will create solutions, showcase individuals, ideas and opportunities.

Festival Street
A vibrant social hub and natural industry meeting point, Nor-Shipping’s Festival Street is the place to be for parties, networking, drinking, eating, relaxing, laughing, and simply enjoying the spirit of Your Arena for Ocean Solutions.

Located at Tjuvholmen, this is an ideal location to enjoy the sun setting over the fjord, with the vibrant Oslo cityscape as backdrop and the social buzz of your fellow delegates providing the evening’s shifting soundtrack.

A unique location, for unique events. Come and join the party.

Nor-Shipping is dedicated to developing the next generation of ocean talent. Working in partnership with non-profit organisation YoungShip, we have crafted the Young@Nor-Shipping programme to share knowledge with up and coming industry members and help them plot their course to future success.

In 2019 Young@Nor-Shipping will focus on the theme ‘The life cycle of a ship – business as usual or an ocean of opportunities?’, delving into the four main stages of a ship’s life (ordering, building, operation and recycling) to determine how these may develop in the future and what added value can be gained from fresh ways of thinking and working.

The packed Young@Nor-Shipping schedule will offer seminars, company presentations, social events, award ceremonies and more.

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