The Norwegian Embassy in Singapore, Innovation Norway Singapore and NBAS invite to an event focusing on export opportunities within the maritime sector. The event is hosted at the Techlab by Innovation Norway in the Hong Leong building.
|3.00 pm||Welcome words and opening by Ambassador of Norway, H.E Eivind S. Homme.|
|3.05 pm||Keynote. New Leading Maritime Cities report: Singapore’s and Oslo’s performance compared to other leading maritime cities Erik W. Jacobsen, partner at Menon Economics.|
|3.35 pm||Break – coffee, tea, afternoon snack|
|3.50 pm||Keynote. High potential opportunity – Key areas of interest for the Norwegian Maritime industry. Paul Kastmann, Director Innovation Norway Singapore|
|4.20 pm||Short break|
|4.30 pm||Open discussion on export opportunities and collaboration. The discussion is moderated by Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria, leader of the NBAS maritime group and regional manager at DNV Maritime.|
|5.00 pm||Event closes|
Norwegian Minister of Trade Fishery and Industries, Jan Christian Vestre, pointed out offshore wind and greener maritime industry as key areas when he launched Norway’s export reform in March this year.
On this background, The Norwegian Embassy in Singapore, Innovation Norway Singapore and NBAS invite to an event focusing on export opportunities within the maritime sector. The event is hosted in collaboration with Menon Economics.
Partner at Menon Economics, Erik W. Jakobsen, will give a keynote focusing on:
1. Main points from this year’s Leading Maritime Cities report
Singapore’s and Oslo’s performance compared to other leading maritime cities
2. Differences and similarities between the maritime industry (broadly defined) in Singapore and Norway.
- Advanced, innovative environments with significant research and knowledge players
- Leading shipping companies and maritime services within several segments – also close ties and physical presence of actors between the countries
- Well-developed maritime industry with a significant proportion of innovative companies in the early phase and with high ambitions for a green transition
- The ratio between ship/offshore construction and equipment manufacturers is 70:30 in Singapore and 20:80 in Norway. The equipment manufacturers in Norway cover most product types and have a strong international position, while Singapore primarily has a strong position in constructing offshore units and vessels.
- Singapore has proximity to fast-growing Asian markets and thus also proximity to low-cost competitors
3. Potential for increased Norwegian exports:
- Through cooperation with businesses and the authorities in Singapore
- Singapore as a market
Paul Kastmann, director of Innovation Norway Singapore, will present seven specific export areas of interest for the Norwegian maritime industry.