WELCOME TO SHANGHAI IN OCTOBER
Norway Asia Business Summit is the most important meeting arena between Norwegian and Asian business leaders. The summit in 2019 will bring the frontiers in ocean-based industries together to Shanghai.
The ocean industries are and will increasingly be impacted by exponential technological development, and the OECD estimates that ocean-based industries could double their contribution to the global economy by 2030. At this year’s summit we will address the role innovation and leading technology plays in a sustainable ocean economy. At the same time the ocean is already under pressure as a result of climate change, overfishing and pollution. The ocean will be vital in meeting many of today’s major global challenges. By 2050, the world population is expected to surpass 9 billion. A rapidly growing population means increased demand for food, energy, transport and minerals. The sustainable use of the oceans and the maintenance of good environmental status can lead to significant value creation, and can enable us to meet some of the world’s most vital needs in the years to come. Maintaining healthy ocean environments is a fundamental precondition for business to operate in the long-term, and addressing current challenges provides a significant business opportunity.
We look forward to hosting some of the most important Norwegian and Asian decision makers from leading Energy and Ocean cluster.
BACKGROUND OF THE SUMMIT
This year’s event is hosted by the Norwegian Business Association China, and it is the eight edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit. The event will take place in Shanghai 31 October – 2 November 2019. Not only will it be the most important meeting arena for Norwegian businesses with interests in Asia, the Norway-Asia Business Summit 2019 will present Norwegian leading technology and industry to the market and key stakeholders.
Norway-Asia Business Summit creates and further develops relations between Norwegian and Asian businesses and their partners. We expect participation from high-level industry representatives, academics, journalists, politicians and government representatives. The summit aims to strengthen the competitiveness of Norwegian businesses in Asia through increased knowledge of political and economic trends, as well as market development in the region.
For more information, check out the official event page through the below link. We hope to see many of you joining us for this exciting event in Shanghai!
Anette Yamamoto-Hansen, ED.