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Nor-Shipping is the leading maritime event week. Its top-quality exhibition, high-level conferences and prime networking opportunities attract the cream of the international maritime industry to Oslo every other year. Norway is home to the most complete maritime cluster in the world, with every part of the value chain represented – from shipowners to shipbuilders, from shipbrokers and classification he top five global maritime capitals, societies to technology providers. oulder with Singapore, London, Hong Kong, confirmed by research. Thisasresults in unique multi-party

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Join us in 2017!


At the heart of it all is the Nor-Shipping exhibition. It showcases 22,500 square meters of the best and latest in maritime technology, services and solutions spread across six halls. An easy-to-navigate layout featuring national pavilions, industry segments and “theme parks� optimizes the experience for both exhibitors and visitors.


Hall A at Nor-Shipping will be dedicated to Disruptive Sustainability, a new concept we are launching into the shipping arena. Alongside trailblazers from the world of shipping and the ocean industries, it will feature a mix of entrepreneurial companies and leading innovators from the wider business world - opening up for sharing of insights and cross-fertilisation of ideas. This ocean hall aims to connect, provoke, challenge and inspire visitors from across the world - exploring the technology and solutions for the future.


For more than 50 years, Nor-Shipping has been, activity-filled event that attracts key maritime industry players from across the world. The presence of leading figures from the entire maritime value chain makes Nor-Shipping a recognized arena for strategic deal making and networking. Many of the best business relationships are begun outside traditional meeting rooms. Nor-Shipping provides an unbeatable arena for this professional networking and socializing.


Nor-Shipping aims to connect, challenge, provoke and inspire the industry, encouraging silo-breaking development while identifying the new business opportunities arising in a world undergoing major transformative shifts. Leaders who drive change and utilize challenging markets through outside-the-box thinking, meet their peers to share sneak peeks into the future.

Norway builds and supplies some of the most advanced vessels in the world. As the ocean space opens up new industries, technology leaders from the Norwegian clusters present their cutting-edge solutions developed through decades of spearheading advanced offshore operations in the world’s harshest conditions. Prepare to enter the ocean space!


Industry heavyweights and rising stars are keen to secure a place on stage at the Nor-Shipping conferences. Audiences and press eagerly await their insights. Previous conferences include presentations and roundtable discussions by an impressive list of VIPs, such as Frontline’s Tor Olav Trøim, BW Group’s Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Petrobras’s José Sergio Gabrielli, Statoil’s Helge Lund, Navios’ Angeliki Frangou, World Economic Forum’s Espen Barth Eide, Kristian Siem, Thomas Wilhelmsen, Teekay’s Peter Evensen, Atlas’ Leon Patitsas, Maersk’s Claus Hemmingsen, Sinopacific’s Simon Liang, NYK’s Masamichi Morooka and National Oilwell Varco’s Clay Williams.


Kicking off the event week, the Nor-Shipping Opening Conference captures attention with hot-topic themes and lively dialogue as future opportunities are explored from multiple angles.

Through generations of shipping, offshore and fishery, the Norwegian cluster holds the key to exploring the last frontier - the ocean space. Offshore petroleum and renewables and the new ocean industries are explored through this intensive program.


Encouraging efforts in areas critical to our industry’s future, while supporting the public recognition of industry excellence, is the motivation behind the Nor-Shipping Awards program. The bulk carrier Harvest Frost and Ulstein’s X-Stern design took the Nor-Shipping Energy Efficiency Award and Next Generation Ship Award respectively in 2015. The Young Entrepreneur Award went to Boyan Slat, founder and CEO of Netherlands-based The Ocean Cleanup. The awards were presented by H.M. King Harald V of Norway. The 2017 winners will be announced at the Nor-Shipping Opening Conference.


Nor-Shipping is a constellation of inter-linked events, joining together to support, strengthen and position the maritime industry for the future. The Waves of Change leadership conference, Next Generation Owner’s Forum and Ocean Opportunity Pitch Sessions are among 200 conferences and events open for delegates, organized by and for the industry.

Structured around the Pecha Kucha model, the Ocean Industry Podium mixes VIP Roundtable Meeting sessions with networking and press events. Building on topics from the main conferences, this will be your arena for interactive and in-depth discussions.


The prestigious Nor-Shipping BBQ Party is Norway’s biggest garden party, while Nor-Shipping Island - at Oslo’s hip and centrally located Tjuvholmen - is the social hot-spot throughout the week. Featuring the Nor-Shipping Festival Street, a week-long social arena free of charge for all official delegates and exhibitors, with outdoor bars & entertainment. Surrounding events span across a range of ships and quay-side venues. Highlights include Mission to Seafarers Fun-Run, the official Closing Party, the Nor-Shipping Regatta, Young@Nor-Shipping and the naming ceremony of sea rescue vessel R/S Nor-Shipping.


Ocean Opportunity Talks is a digital and physical initiative promoting the maritime world to students, young professionals and entrepreneurs both within and outside of our industry. The initiative is built on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ocean Opportunity Talks will cover various hot topics in our industry where we need the next generation’s participation to move from Problem to Profit; creating new business by solving unresolved problems affecting or involving the maritime industry.


Young professionals are an integral part of the Nor-Shipping mix, and this is now visible like never before during the event week. Developed via partnership with the non-profit organization YoungShip, the Young@Nor-Shipping program offers seminars, company presentations, social events and more. Included in this is the Young Entrepreneur Award, which publicly recognizes an innovative, under-40 leader.


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