The Opening Ceremony

The grand opening of Nor-Shipping will take place Monday 3 June 2019 from 17:00 to 18:30, hosted by the mayor of Oslo at Oslo City Hall.

The opening ceremony will be held in the majestic main hall and will focus on young entrepreneurs, next generation ships, women in shipping and ocean opportunities. The winners of the Nor-Shipping Young Entrepreneur Award and Next Generation Ship Award will be revealed at the ceremony.

Read more: Royalty, awards and industry’s next generation line up for Nor-Shipping 2019 Opening Ceremony

The prominent guestlist includes His Majesty King Harald of Norway, Minister of Trade Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, International government officials, delegate from the UN, Ambassadors, top CEO`s, startups and maritime professionals.

Marianne Borgen, Mayor of Oslo, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Minister of Trade and Industry, His Majesty King Harald V of Norway, Remi Eriksen, CEO DNV GL, Michela Sasdelli, Secretary General, YoungShip and Per Martin Tanggaard, Nor-Shipping Director


The Mayor of Oslo, Marianne Borgen, is the official host of the ceremony, with Nor-Shipping’s Head of Sustainability and Technology Silje Bareksten alongside Per Martin Tanggaard, Nor-Shipping Director, leading proceedings from the stage. Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen will deliver one of the keynote speeches, while global charity Mercy Ships will also detail its work helping and healing those in need.

Speakers will highlight ocean opportunities and challenges, before an exclusive drinks reception. Music on the day will be provided by upcoming Norwegian singing star Emma Steinbakken.

The main ceremony will run from 17.00 to 18.00, with a networking reception following immediately afterwards.


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Marianne Borgen, Mayor of Oslo, welcoming guests at the Opening Ceremony 2017.



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