2024 Calendar Overview: Explore the Year’s Events

JANUARY 2024

19 January: Singapore Norway Maritime Cyber Forum

In today’s ever-changing landscape, the rise in uncertainty and geopolitical risks increases the likelihood of facing significant cybersecurity challenges in the coming years. The global shipping industry, involving numerous countries, is notably susceptible to cybersecurity issues, as seen in major incidents such as the 2017 Maersk cyber-attack and a recent breach in Australia’s ports. 

Maritime cybersecurity is complex, encompassing ship systems, satellite communications, the integration of new 5G technology, and dynamic information exchanges between ships and ports. 

Singapore serves as a base for several Norwegian shipping and maritime companies. Norwegian firms can play a crucial role in Singapore by providing essential technologies, consultancy services, and solutions to tackle cybersecurity challenges. 

Organized by The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Innovation Norway, and Norwegian Business Association Singapore, the Singapore Norway Maritime Cyber Forum aims to explore emerging cybersecurity trends, engage in discussions about effective mitigation strategies, gain insights into the current state of rules and regulations, and understand new initiatives undertaken by the government and industry players. Additionally, the forum seeks to identify potential areas for collaboration between Norway and Singapore. 

View our LinkedIn post for a recap of the event.

23 January: Newsletter

Happy New Year to all our members, sponsors and partners! In this newsletter, we reflect on our past events in 2023 and unveil our plans for 2024. 

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February 2024

3 February: New in Singapore

At the event, the Church will serve tacos true to tradition and organise presentations, a panel discussion, and an opportunity for mingling. The event is an excellent opportunity for new expats, accompanying partners, and students in Singapore to learn more about Singapore and the Norwegian and connect with others. We warmly welcome all newcomers in Singapore and invite them to take the opportunity to get to know us and get engaged with the NBAS!

15 February: Q1 Regional Meeting

Regional meeting for the leaders of the Norwegian commercial chambers in Asia, including NorCham. The meeting focuses on updates from the Chambers, input from Innovation Norway and other regulatory bodies.

22 February: Newsletter

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

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28 February: Thinking Like a Start-up 

This event aims to provide insights into the key factors that drive start-up success, such as embracing risks, uncovering new opportunities, encouraging a customer-centric approach, maintaining agility, and the importance of a supportive network. The event benefits more prominent companies, which can learn from the thinking of start-ups, and start-ups can build networks with larger companies.

View our LinkedIn post for a recap of the event.

March 2024

11 and 14 March: Oslo Stock Exchange – Opportunities for Listing

Oslo Børs CEO Øyvind Amundsen and his team will be visiting Singapore in March. The purpose of this visit is to share insights and information about the opportunities available for companies considering listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Mr. Amundsen aims to discuss the advantages and opportunities for Singaporean businesses in the Norwegian market, highlighting the potential benefits of being listed in Oslo. This visit will also provide a valuable platform for networking and gaining a deeper understanding of the financial landscape between Singapore and Oslo.

On March 11, Mr. Amundsen will speak at an event hosted by the Norwegian Embassy, Innovation Norway, and NBAS, where ambassadors from the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia will also provide briefings.

On March 14, Oslo Børs, together with DNB Markets, Wikborg Rein, and TSMP, invites to a one-day event that serves as an introduction to the opportunities in the Norwegian capital markets with leading legal and financial advisors from the region. The event will cover how and why companies in the maritime and energy industries can raise capital and pursue growth opportunities through an IPO in Oslo.

13 and 14 March: Asia Pacific Maritime – Team Norway Events

Innovation Norway (IN) is organizing a Norwegian Pavilion at the Asia Pacific Maritime exhibition with 24 Norwegian companies at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. One of the participating companies is Viking Life-Saving Equipment, led by NBAS board member, Olav Krabbesund. Olav will also act as an ambassador for NBAS to inform about our business community.

IN and NBAS will also arrange a discussion labeled “Norwegian Innovations: Pioneering Green and Sustainable Maritime Solutions.” This session will explore green maritime initiatives in Singapore and showcase Norway’s advancements in green maritime technologies. The main subjects will include an examination of the factors driving sustainability in Singapore, an exploration of the challenges and opportunities in exporting Norwegian technologies to Singapore, and a dialogue on potential collaborations between companies from both regions for sustainable practices in the maritime industry.

26 March: AGM Event – Geopolitics, Singapore’s Green Maritime HPO, and Circular Economy

Join us for the Norwegian Business Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)! Alongside the formal AGM reserved for NBAS members, we’re hosting a lunch with dynamic discussions on geopolitics, new green maritime opportunities for Norwegian companies, and the logic of circular economy strategies. Don’t miss this chance to engage and network!

APRIL 2024

4 April: Newsletter

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

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5 April: Masterclass with Governor of Norges Bank

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), the Norwegian Business Association Singapore (NBAS), the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Singapore, and Innovation Norway in Singapore invite you to an exclusive masterclass featuring the Governor of Norges Bank, Ida Wolden Bache.

9 April: Visit a Member

NBAS is pleased to invite all members to an exclusive networking event promoting one of our member companies. The event will take place in the early evening, allowing attendees to network and make valuable connections while enjoying a selection of simple yet delicious food and beverages.

One of our member companies will host the event and showcase its products and services. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the company and its operations.

The event is open to all NBAS members. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about a new member company and make valuable connections within the Norwegian business community in Singapore.

15 April: Norwegian Singapore Maritime Business Forum

In collaboration with our Team Norway partners – The Norwegian Embassy, Innovation Norway Singapore, and NORWEP – we are organizing the Norwegian Singapore Maritime Business Forum on the opening day of Singapore Maritime Week. This forum will focus on discussing opportunities stemming from the bilateral Maritime MoU between Singapore and Norway, address the current volatility in the sector due to geopolitics and trade policy, and examine market developments along with government initiatives to enhance the maritime transport industry and services.

 

19 April: Singapore-Norway Industry Workshop and Matchmaking Event

On the final day of Singapore Maritime Week (SMW), Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Business Association Singapore (NBAS) are hosting a Singapore-Norway industry workshop and matchmaking event, akin to the successful session held last year during SMW.

In the morning, we will facilitate a matchmaking session where maritime startups can network with industry stakeholders and investors, present their innovative ideas and solutions, and seek potential partnerships and investment possibilities.

Following lunch, the structured workshop will concentrate on solutions for ammonia handling and bunkering, as well as strategies for the decarbonization of harbor crafts.

MAY 2024

8 May: Investment Seminar

A seminar focused on investment opportunities and strategies.

17 May – Constitutional Day Lunch

A business lunch celebrating Constitutional Day, focusing on networking and socializing.

28 May: Q2 Regional Meeting

Regional meeting for the leaders of the Norwegian commercial chambers in Asia, including NorCham and SNCC. The meeting focuses on updates from the Chambers, input from Innovation Norway and other regulatory bodies.

JUNE 2024

5 June: Social Night Out

NBAS invites members and friends for a social night out. Mark your calendars; we will follow up with more details on the time and location.

11 June: Newsletter

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

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JULY 2024

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AUGUST 2024

29 Aug: Q3 Regional Meeting

Regional meeting for the leaders of the Norwegian commercial chambers in Asia, including NorCham and SNCC. The meeting focuses on updates from the Chambers, input from Innovation Norway and other regulatory bodies.

SEPTEMBER 2024

6 September. Welcome Back Party

A fun and festive welcome-back party hosted by the Norwegian Business Association Singapore and Team Norway.  After the summer break, it’s time to reconnect and celebrate the start of a new season. This is an excellent opportunity to network with other members of the Norwegian community in Singapore, catch up with old friends, and make new ones.

12 September: Visit a Member

NBAS is pleased to invite all members to an exclusive networking event promoting one of our member companies. The event will take place in the early evening, allowing attendees to network and make valuable connections while enjoying a selection of simple yet delicious food and beverages. One of our member companies will host the event and showcase its products and services. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the company and its operations. The event is open to all NBAS members. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about a new member company and make valuable connections within the Norwegian business community in Singapore.

20 September: Newsletter 

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

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25 Sept: Tech Circle: AI Beyond Generative

A technology-focused event exploring advanced applications of AI.

OCTOBER 2023

3 October: Business Lunch

Join us for our business lunch! We extend a warm welcome to both members and non-members for a networking opportunity that fosters collaboration and growth.

29 Oct: Q4 Regional meeting

Regional meeting for the leaders of the Norwegian commercial chambers in Asia, including NorCham. The meeting focuses on updates from the Chambers, input from Innovation Norway and other regulatory bodies.

NOVEMBER 2023

7 November: Singapore Norway Innovation Conference (SNIC) – Smarter Cities, Smarter Ports

Snic 2023 135Join us on November 7th for the Singapore Norway Innovation Conference (SNIC) – Smarter Cities, Smarter Ports, a cutting-edge gathering that brings together visionary leaders, industry experts, and innovators from Singapore and Norway to explore the future of urban development and port infrastructure.

21 Nov: Maritime Energy

A conference focused on energy in the maritime sector.

27 November: Business Lunch

Join us for our final business lunch of the year! We extend a warm welcome to both members and non-members for a networking opportunity that fosters collaboration and growth.

DECEMBER 2023

6 December: Christmas Party

Img 2272At the Christmas party, we’ll look back on the past year, summarise and reflect. We’ll raise the glass, celebrate another year’s end, and look forward to a new one. This is an excellent chance to catch up with friends and colleagues, celebrate accomplishments, and let loose before the end of the year. Food, drinks, and entertainment.

10 December: Newsletter 

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

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