After almost two years of isolation, Nor-Shipping 2022 provides the platform to come together with business contacts from around the world – networking, partnering, showcasing innovation and simply connecting with the international maritime community. Sidsel Norvik, Nor-Shipping Director, says the energy, atmosphere and opportunity in store will be well worth the wait.
It seems like we’ve finally turned a corner.
After two long years of the global pandemic, the world is getting back to business as we know it. At last, we’re free to log off from Teams and power up personal relationships; with the face-to-face meetings that are essential for enabling progress, profit and sustainable prosperity for ocean businesses.
In that respect, Nor-Shipping 2022 is timed to perfection. Taking place across a series of venues in Oslo and Lillestrøm, 4-7 April, Your Arena for Ocean Solutions provides the first meaningful opportunity for the entire community to come together ‘post pandemic’.
With no national restrictions here in Norway, and freer international travel, we believe it’s going to be quite some celebration.
And you’re all invited.
Powered by people
It’s been a long time since Nor-Shipping 2019.
Our most successful event ever, that outing saw almost 50 000 visitors from 85 countries - a leap of plus 34%, with exhibitors drawn from 47 nations populating our 22,000 sq. m exhibition halls. Finally time is right to continue building on this impact and influence with restrictions now being close to none. We are happy for the great support from our partners, our exhibitors and you, our community to reconnect again now in April.
Nor-Shipping is first and foremost a people business. It operates with assets, is driven by innovation and enabled by investment, but it’s the personalities and personal chemistry that count when it comes to doing deals, navigating challenges and inspiring progress.
We learn from, collaborate with and simply thrive off of one another. And that, at its heart, is what Nor-Shipping is all about.
It’s time to rediscover that feeling.
Leading the way
So, what’s in store?
Nor-Shipping 2022 starts with the Ocean Leadership Conference on 4 April. This will bring together over 900 C-level executives in one place to access the very latest insights from globally renowned leaders, experts and ocean space authorities. Speakers and panellists include Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Secretary General of NATO and Prime Minister of Denmark,Kjerstin Braathen, CEO DNB, teenage entrepreneur Femi Owolade-Coombes, Kitack Lim, Secretary General IMO, Håkan Agnevall, President & CEO Wärtsilä Corporation, and Magda Kopczynska, Director for Innovative and Sustainable Mobility DG MOVE, to name just a few.
The attraction of the speakers is one thing, while the opportunity to network at this level is another. And this latter point is something that defines Nor-Shipping.
Whether it’s knowledge sharing activities or informal networking at our After Work at Aker Brygge social hub in Oslo city centre, you never know who you’ll be sat next too, bump into at the bar, or get a friendly introduction to. Nor-Shipping is not the largest maritime industry gathering in the world, but the quality of the delegates and participants is always second to none. The Nor-Shipping Opening Party and Wednesday Party both sold out very quickly, but we welcome all to Join Nor-Shipping and a lot of friends at Restaurant Louise every night from 9:30 onwards. Rumors has it there will be entertainment and exceptionally good vibes throughout the night.
The exhibition is spiced up with the Blue Talks in Hall T, Technical Seminars in Hall E and also several conferences like The Maritime Hydrogen Conference, The International Ship Autonomy and Sustainability Summit, Young@Nor-Shipping, Maritime Battery Pitch, The Quality Flag Forum and more. All provide unique opportunities to engage with stakeholders, and current and future industry leaders, that would otherwise be out of reach.
This is a physical hub for the people that matter in our business – a pop-up maritime city where you can literally bump into anyone.
Try doing that on Zoom.
Time for #ACTION
From our own perspective we can’t wait to welcome the world back to Norway and Nor-Shipping.
With a theme of enabling positive business #ACTION within the ocean space, we’ll be looking to provide the optimal arena to help our industry – and you, our community – develop the partnerships, networks and knowledge needed to successfully navigate what lies ahead.
Let’s celebrate maritime’s huge potential, together, in person, this April.
See you at Nor-Shipping.