Norwegian-Russian Business Forum VI (NRBF VI) – 18 October 2018
|09:00||Registration of participants|
Vadim Chubarov, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (CCI of Russia)
Liv Monica Stubholt, President of the Norwegian–Russian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC)
Egor Bronnikov, acting Director General of the Department for Europe, North America and International Organizations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Vice Co-Chair of the Russian Part of the Intergovernmental Russian-Norwegian Commission on Economic, Industrial, Scientific and Technical Cooperation
Daniel Bjarmann-Simonsen, State Secretary for the Minister of Trade and Industry of Norway.
|10:35||Plenary session I: Russian Economy: Reforms and Developments
Moderator: Georgy Petrov, Advisor to the President, CCI of Russia
Discussion will comprise topics related to macro-economic outlooks in Russia, news on Russia’s SME policy, efforts towards intensified cooperation within and with Eurasia, new Russian Government’s priorities and plans, cooperation with foreign countries in general and Norway in particular and Russia`s growing interest towards the Arctic.
Natalia Orlova, Chief Economist, Alfa Bank (tbc)
Andrey Spartak, Director, All-Russian Science and Research Market Institute; Correspondent Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Alexey Vedev, Finance Research Director, Head of Department, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy. Former Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
|12:15||Plenary session II: Norwegian-Russian business cooperation
Moderator: Liv Monica Stubholt, President of the NRCC
How to achieve balanced bilateral trade with increasing restrictions in trade and growing protectionism? What are the overall perspectives for Norwegian-Russian business cooperation? What could or should be the priorities of the CCIs of Russia, NRCC and other organizations that aim to strengthen bilateral business cooperation? The panellists will answer these and other questions and share their views on existing business development opportunities, potential for cooperation in the Arctic and other topics of mutual interest.
Arnt Knudsen, Senior Vice President, Kværner
Halfdan Millang, CEO, Rosneft Nordic Oil
Georgy Petrov, Special advisor of the President, CCI of Russia
Håkon Skretting, Regional Director of Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP) and head of the Stavanger office, Director Arctic, Canada, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Russia and USA
Rune Arnøy, CEO/Port Director, Port of Narvik
Rolf Fiskerstrand, President, Fiskerstrand Shipyard, representing Møre Maritime Russia Cluster
|13:30||Lunch break and networking|
Speakers will discuss both ongoing cooperation and potential new areas for collaboration and as well logistics solutions in the High North. Research and development for sustainable production, possibilities for the service and supply industry with new and cutting-edge expertise will be discussed. Harsh weather conditions in the Russian and Norwegian High North, strict national and international legislation and the high standards required by O & G operators call for adequate approach in the whole values chain, that also includes appropriate standards within infrastructure development and environment protection. Effective utilization of the resource potential is an important basis for the competitiveness of the supply industry. Both the Norwegian Continental Shelf and the Barents Sea are among the world’s largest offshore markets, providing activities for local and international suppliers and a basis for employment within all stages of the value chain.
Sergey Nikitin, Oil & Gas Expert and Geir Seljeseth, Regional Director, Norwegian Oil & Gas
Axel M. Thorsdal, Country Manager Russia, General Director Kværner LLC
Halfdan Millang, CEO, Rosneft Nordic Oil
Thor Christian Andvik, Project Director Arctic and Cold Climate Solutions, NORWEP
Roman Almakaev, Head of Division, Sovcomflot
Mikhail Belkin, State Policy Director, Directorate of the Northern Sea Route, State Corporation Rosatom
Evgeny Makarov, Deputy General Director, Chief Engineer, Marine Arctic Geological Expedition (MAGE)
Nils Andreas Masvie, Vice President, DNV GL
Frode Mellemvik, Director, High North Center / Nord University
Genady Shmal, President, Union of Oil & Gas Producers of Russia
Leonid Surguchev, CEO, LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf
Felix H. Tschudi, Chairman of the BoD, Center for High North Logistics, and owner of Tschudi Shipping Company
Q&A session and possible contributions from front row participants.
|19:00||Reception in the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow. Hosted by H.E. Rune Resaland, Norway’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation. By invitation only.
(address: ul. Povarskaya 7)
*The program is subject to changes.