The Norwegian Business Association Singapore has announced the seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit to take place in Singapore 16-18 April 2018. The Norway-Asia Business Summit has, since its start in 1998, evolved into a meeting place for Norwegian industry in the region, with strong support by the Norwegian government and the diplomatic missions across Asia.
The Summit in 2016 in Singapore was a great success, where 330 people attended including high-level speakers and guests. High-level speakers included, amongst others, the Norwegian Prime Minister Ms Erna Solberg, Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) in Singapore Mr Lim Hng Kiang, the Director General of NHO Ms Kristin Skogen Lund, the Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore Poon Hong Yuen and the CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association Mr Sturla Henriksen.
In 2018, the main topics for the Summit will be within shipping, offshore, energy and new technologies. It will focus on how the rapid digitalisation and transformation process will impact the industries and business environment the Norwegian companies in Singapore are operating in.
Further, the summit will focus on new opportunities for start-ups involving successful entrepreneurs and up-and-coming companies in Asia.
Attention will also be given to the ASEAN region, especially on how the political and economic trends will impact the business climate for Norwegian businesses operating locally in Asian countries.
With the Summit, the organiser aim to present opportunities and to strengthen the competitiveness of Norwegian businesses in Asia, as well as for businesses in Norway. Further, to strengthen the position of Norwegian business in Asia, they will seek comprehensive media coverage of the Summit.
Participants will get better prepared to handle the challenges and benefits of the great opportunities within the Asian markets. The summit will be held at the iconic landmark hotel The Fullerton.