Philippines Norway Maritime Conference in 2016

On 28-29 January 2016 Norway Maritime Conference is being held in Cebu. Arranged by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila, Norwegian Maritime Foundation of the Philippines and Philippines Norway Business Council this conference aims to connect the industry leaders in Norway and the Philippines, to learn from best practices and devise solutions and strategies to overcome the increasingly complex maritime challenges, particularly in particular areas of interest connecting to the marine sector.


Maritime human resources, Competence development and performance, Environment, Innovation, Safety at sea, and Corruption and bribery in port will be covered.

Within the international shipping industry the world fleet is registered in over 150 nations, and manned by over a million seafarers, of which almost 30 percent are from the Philippines. A general slowdown in the global economy is impacting several in the maritime industry.

Norway Maritime Conference aims at sharing information on the maritime trends and expectations, and to create an arena where we together can begin to devise strategies on a common ground to ensure further growth and improvements in a blue market.

The conference, aside from providing a forum to exchange knowledge and experiences, will ensure that governments or regulators, ship owners, manning agencies, maritime training professionals, educational institutions, or other interest groups, will develop new ideas and learn about the expectations of the maritime industry as a whole.

Moderator for the event will be Ms. Nisha Pillai, a journalist and previous news anchor with BBC. Ms. Pillai, who has hosted several large conferences, among others the last Norway-Asia Business Summit, has the capacity to create good discussions, according to the organizer. The idea is to create an up-close and personal kind of approach between the speakers and the audience.

At the programme, along with other details, are avaialble.

Source: Philippines Norway Business Council

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