Nor-Shipping 2019 introduced “Blue Economy”, where tomorrow’s business solutions meets today, connecting the dots to the 2017 concept of Disruptive Sustainability.
Blue Economy is the term to describe sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and ocean ecosystem health. For the shipping- and maritime industry, sustainable use of ocean resources is no longer the remit or responsibility of other ocean industries, but an imperative for responsibly sustaining and growing their own business.
Showcasing tomorrow’s business solutions today
Nor-Shipping offers an entire exhibition hall dedicated to showcasing solutions with potential to disrupt the industry, while supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).This concept exhibition will feature trailblazers from maritime mixing with innovators from the tech sector, the energy sector and wider business area, promoting benefits of new technologies, business models and new ways of collaboration across industries. In 2019, organisations including Siemens, ABB, DNB, KONGSBERG Digital, DNV GL and NCE Maritime Cleantech seized the opportunity to share insights and engage with over 30,000 visiting delegates.
In 2021 hall T will be dedicated to Blue Economy, the world’s first dedicated commercial platform for maritime opportunities supporting all 17 SDGs, to showcase tomorrow’s business solutions already today.
Exploring maritime ocean opportunities
Focus areas for the Blue Economy hall are based on the DNV GL opportunity report “Sustainable Development Goals – Exploring Maritime Opportunities – 2016”. By assessing how the maritime industry can positively impact the 17 SDGs, five opportunity areas have been proposed, including “a sustainable ocean economy”, “sustainable infrastructure”, “decarbonization”, “protection of ocean life” and the development and implementation of “responsible practices”.
New business models and new ways of collaboration are needed for maritime to take the lead in the quest for a thriving and sustainable ocean economy. With this initiative, Nor-Shipping wants to enable a faster market up-take of solutions benefitting the maritime industry as well as our oceans, and to generate dialogue and ideation between maritime and ocean industries.
There will be a stage in a dedicated area of the Blue Economy Hall running “Blue Talks”, which can seat approximately 120 people. There will be continuous presentations and debates as part of the Official Nor-Shipping programme.
Topics will be on innovative and sustainable ocean solutions in general, and will include ocean energy, offshore wind, autonomy, electricity and infrastructure, hydrogen, ammonia, business models, green finance, safety, cyber security, policy, technology and innovation, start-ups and more.
In addition to the Blue Talks programme, there will be a Start-up Lounge to connect industry professionals and investors with the fast-moving maritime startup communities.
The Blue Economy hall is an interactive experience for visitors as well as exhibitors, where smart design will enable and facilitate meaningful dialogue and effective insight. The Blue Economy hall aspires to provide impact and gravitas to one of the biggest challenges of our time; developing and sustaining a healthy business operating the ocean space, whilst safeguarding the sustained health of our oceans.
Nor-Shipping is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Nor-Shipping is an official partner for the Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business. Joining the Action Platform aligns with Nor-Shipping’s mission to support new sustainable solutions for the maritime industry. The Action Platform provides a chance for industry to work together and define a way forward for responsible leadership and business – creating an environment where we positively contribute to a more sustainable future, while still taking advantage of growing commercial opportunity.
Do not wait to voice your interest!
The Blue Talks draft will be officially launched in the last quarter of 2020, but don’t hesitate to submit your notification of interest now, whether as an exhibitor, a start-up or a potential panellist.
Please reach out to Sidsel Norvik at [email protected] for further information.
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