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JANUARY 2022

20 January: NBAS Newsletter #I

In this newsletter we bring insights articles, information on upcoming events and profile NBAS members, partners, and sponsors.

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26 January: Tech Circle #1. Recruitment

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Finding the right people is make or break for any company, and particularly for start-up companies and smaller companies. How to successfully go about your recruitment and avoid pitfalls?

Professional physical event with max 20 PAX hosted at Antler in line with the requirements for Safe Management Measures (SMMs) at the Workplace by MOM.

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FEBRUARY 2022

8 February: New in Singapore. 

Seamans Church. Target group is new Norwegians in Singapore – whether they are actually new ore have been here a while. Innovation Norway, The Embassy NBAS and ANSA informs about living in Singapore – both business and leisure. Hosted on Teams 

15 February: Regional meeting Norwegian commercial chambers in APAC. 

Networking, knowledge building, innovation.

17 February: NBAS business lunch

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NBAS had the pleasure of hosting 55 members on our Business Lunch 17 February. We met in different restaurants in the Central Business District. A big thanks to our generous sponsors Viking Life-Savings, Equipment, Thome, Kongsberg, DNB and Telenor who supported the lunch.

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24 February: Tech Circle #2 – Partnerships between Start-ups and Enterprises

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Partnerships between start-ups and enterprises can be fruitful for both parties. What characterises a good, win-win cooperation? When should start-ups and enterprises collaborate – and when should they not? How to create platforms and structures to create synergies?

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MARCH 2022

1 March: NBAS-talks #11: SPACS

In this episode of our podcast-series NBAS-talks we discuss one of the hottest trends in finance, so called special purpose acquisition companies, shortened SPACS. What opportunities do SPACS create, and what challenges should we be aware of? In dialogue are Magnus Grimeland, CEO of Antler and Billy Naveed, Chief Strategy Officer of Smile Group.

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9 March: Special insights panel #1. Singapore/Norway: Business Potential in Maritime Cooperation

Singapore and Norway are maritime hubs, strong on digitalisation, decarbonisation and innovation, as referenced in the 2022 Menon/DNV “Leading Maritime Capitals of the World” report.

Norwegian Business Association Singapore and Innovation Norway in Singapore invite for an elaboration on parts of the two nations’ maritime strategies and the business opportunities arising.

You are warmly welcome to join this conversation between Mr Kenneth Lim and Mr Sveinung Oftedal, moderated by NBAS’ Ms Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria. The event is hosted with Innovation Norway Singapore, and is supported by The Norwegian Embassy in Singapore and Maritime and Port Authority Singapore. 

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22 March: NBAS Newsletter #2

In this newsletter we bring insights articles, information on upcoming events and profile NBAS members, partners, and sponsors.

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30 March: NBAS Annual General Meeting

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NBAS hosts its Annual General Meeting at the newly opened TechLab by Innovation Norway Singapore in Hong Leong Building.  In light of the current grave events, we have invited President of the Ukrainian Club Singapore to update on the aid-activities for Ukraine and discuss how the Norwegian business community can help. We have also invited experts on geopolitics, economics, and trade to discuss how the war affects Singapore and the SEA region. Finally, we facilitate a discussion between our membership companies on the basis of the Business Climate Survey, conducted by Team Norway/Innovation Norway.

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APRIL 2022

5 April: NBAS-talks #12: Web 3.0

In our podcast-series NBAS-talks, we take a look at the so-called Web 3.0, which uses machine learning, artificial intelligence and blockchain to achieve real-world human communication. Which opportunities and challenges does Web 3.0 give for business?

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6 April: Special insights panel #2. In conjunction with SMW and Norshipping

EVENT POSTPONED. NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCEDShipowners enjoy an unprecedent choice of fuels. However, there are many important questions regarding the fuel market, both regarding profitability and sustainability. What role will fossil fuels play over the course of the next 30 years? Which role do charterers og financial institutions have to play in the decarbonization challenge – which fuel are they supporting? Will hydrogen be the next big thing, and what is the time perspective? Is nuclear energy a realistic option within the shipping industry? The event is sponsored by DNV.

 

4-15 April: The Seafood Weeks 2022

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Hosted as lunches and dinners at restaurants in Singapore in cooperation with Snorre Food. The Seafood weeks are not a replacement for the annual Seafood Dinner, but a supplement. Our membership companies can book a table for 5 people either for lunch or for dinner and invite the guests their choice.

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19 April: Regional meeting Norwegian commercial chambers in APAC 

Networking, knowledge building, innovation.

MAY 2022

10 May: NBAS Newsletter #3

In this newsletter we bring insights articles, information on upcoming events and profile NBAS members, partners, and sponsors.

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17 May: Constitutional day lunch

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NBAS and DNB has the pleasure of inviting for Constitution Day lunch!

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19 May: Access new markets and opportunities – from Singapore

A conversation with start-up companies in Norway, showcasing Singapore as a unique business hub. The city-state tops the rankings of ease of doing business and has first-class access to the 600 mill Southeast Asia market.

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25 May: Tech Circle #3

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Change Management. How do companies drive and manage the change that is necessary for success and growth?

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31 May: Build your company’s competence on sustainability management

Who is better positioned to build the competence needed for sustainable business?

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JUNE 2022

1 June: Responsible Business Conduct: Transparency Act

In this panel, hosted by Team Norway in Singapore in collaboration with the commercial chambers in the region, we  focus on the new Transparency Act, regulating responsible business conduct. Experts from Ministry of Children and Families in Norway, the OECD National Contact Point Norway, the Norwegian Consumer Authority, DNB and Simonsen Vogt Wiig will be sharing.

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7 June: NBAS-talks #13 Tech in Asia

We discuss the impact booming Asian tech scene has on business.

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8 June: Special insights panel #3 – Clean Ocean

The oceans are essential to food security and the health and survival of all life, power our climate and are a critical part of the biosphere. The ocean is the common denominator for a large part of the Norwegian industry in Singapore. On World Ocean Day we take the opportunity to discuss how our maritime industry can contribute to a clean ocean.

30 June: Tech Circle #5

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In new monthly event-series, labelled Tech Circle, NBAS is highlighting cross-industrial topics of value for our members. We aim to support our smaller membership companies and at the same time tie bonds between our members in different sectors and of different sizes. Topic for this edition of the Tech Circle is to be decided. Professional physical event within line with the requirements for Safe Management Measures (SMMs) at the Workplace by MOM.

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JULY 2022

28 July: Tech Circle #6

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In new monthly event-series, labelled Tech Circle, NBAS is highlighting cross-industrial topics of value for our members. We aim to support our smaller membership companies and at the same time tie bonds between our members in different sectors and of different sizes. Topic for this edition of the Tech Circle is to be decided. Professional physical event within line with the requirements for Safe Management Measures (SMMs) at the Workplace by MOM.

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AUGUST 2022

2 August: NBAS-talks #14: The future of Singapore as a shipbuilding nation

The development of shipyards has impact on a maritime city. We ask, where do Keppel and Sembcorp go, and how will it affect the industry and Singapore as a maritime hub.

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16 August: NBAS Newsletter #4

In this newsletter we bring insights articles, information on upcoming events and profile NBAS members, partners, and sponsors.

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16 August: Regional meeting Norwegian commercial chambers in APAC

Networking, knowledge building, innovation.

25 August: Tech Circle #7

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In new monthly event-series, labelled Tech Circle, NBAS is highlighting cross-industrial topics of value for our members. We aim to support our smaller membership companies and at the same time tie bonds between our members in different sectors and of different sizes. Topic for this edition of the Tech Circle is to be decided. Professional physical event within line with the requirements for Safe Management Measures (SMMs) at the Workplace by MOM.

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SEPTEMBER 2022

7 September: Special insights panel #4. Renewables – offshore wind&sun

What are the business opportunities within offshore wind and sun in Southeast Asia? Both regarding energy output and the business opportunities in contribute to the infrastructure. How does Innovation Norway help Norwegian offshore wind and solar companies to enter the SEA-market?

15 September: NBAS business lunch

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Norwegian Business Association Singapore has the pleasure of inviting for a business lunch on 15 September! This event will also serve as welcome back-tribute after the summer break and a nice opportunity to meet each other again. Like with our previous business lunches, we meet in different restaurants in the Central Business District.

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29 September: Tech Circle #7

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In new monthly event-series, labelled Tech Circle, NBAS is highlighting cross-industrial topics of value for our members. We aim to support our smaller membership companies and at the same time tie bonds between our members in different sectors and of different sizes. Topic for this edition of the Tech Circle is to be decided. Professional physical event within line with the requirements for Safe Management Measures (SMMs) at the Workplace by MOM.

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OCTOBER 2022

4 October: NBAS-talks #15 Maritime Cybersecurity

In this episode of our podcast-series NBAS-talks we discuss how we can prevent safety and security on board to fail as a cause of threats to technology assets. What are the biggest threats, and how can we protect ourselves against them? The event is sponsored by DNV

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11 October. NBAS Newsletter #5: NBAS Newsletter

In this newsletter we bring insights articles, information on upcoming events and profile NBAS members, partners, and sponsors.

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29 October: Tech Circle #8

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In new monthly event-series, labelled Tech Circle, NBAS is highlighting cross-industrial topics of value for our members. We aim to support our smaller membership companies and at the same time tie bonds between our members in different sectors and of different sizes. Topic for this edition of the Tech Circle is to be decided. Professional physical event within line with the requirements for Safe Management Measures (SMMs) at the Workplace by MOM.

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29-31 October: One Ocean

Tall Ship Statsråd Lemkuhl visiting Singapore on its global tour as part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Activities in cooperation with The Embassy, Innovation Norway, and the rest of Team Norway in Singapore.

NOVEMBER 2022

1-2 November: Singapore Norway Innovation Conference 2022 (SNIC)

NBAS, The Norwegian Embassy in Singapore and Innovation Norway Singapore deep dive into innovative industrial developments, originating in Singapore and Norway and put the floodlight on their significance for the green transition. Here’s what happened last year at SNIC 2021. SNIC is sponsored by DNV

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3 November: Start-up Singapore II

A follow up from Start-up Singapore 1 in the aftermath of SNIC. A hybrid event, targeting start-up-companies in Norway. Showcasing Singapore as a unique business hub.

15 November: Regional meeting Norwegian commercial chambers in APAC

Networking, knowledge building, innovation.

18 November: The Seafood Dinner

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Hosted with the Embassy and Innovation Norway. This is the 20th edition of the annual seafood dinner, hosted at The Fairmont Ballroom, Raffles City Convention Centre & Swissotel the Stamford. 

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24 November: Tech Circle #9

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In new monthly event-series, labelled Tech Circle, NBAS is highlighting cross-industrial topics of value for our members. We aim to support our smaller membership companies and at the same time tie bonds between our members in different sectors and of different sizes. Topic for this edition of the Tech Circle is to be decided. Professional physical event within line with the requirements for Safe Management Measures (SMMs) at the workplace by MOM.

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DECEMBER 2022

2 December: Christmas Lunch

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Norwegian Business Association Singapore has the pleasure of inviting for Christmas Lunch! Like with our previous business lunches, we meet in different restaurants in the Central Business District.

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6 December: NBAS-talks #16: Upcoming IMO- regulations EEXI, EEDI & CII

In this episode of NBAS-talks, we explain the Energy Efficiency Design Index for existing ships, shortened EEXI and other letter combinations the maritime companies need to be compliant with as a tool to reach the IMO goals for greenhouse gas emissions.

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13 December. NBAS Newsletter #6: NBAS Newsletter

In this newsletter we bring insights articles, information on upcoming events and profile NBAS members, partners, and sponsors.

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