Special Insights Panel #1 – 2022: Singapore/Norway: Business Potential in Maritime Cooperation

Nbas Special Insights Panel #1

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Singapore and Norway are maritime hubs, strong on digitalisation, decarbonisation and innovation, as referenced in multiple reports, assessing the world’s leading maritime hubs. 

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.

Among the topics will discuss:

  • Maritime strategies on decarbonisation, digitalisation and innovation
  • Existing areas of collaboration between Singapore and Norway
  • Digitalisation : How Singapore and Norway uses marine technologies to further transformation efforts
  • Decarbonisation: How Singapore and Norway tackle decarbonisation issues in infrastructure, fuels, and zero emission solutions
  • Crucial factors for scaling up decarbonisation, digitalisation and innovation solutions   

In Dialogue

Kenneth Lim

Mr Kenneth Lim, Assistant Chief Executive (Industry), Maritime and Port Authority Singapore

Mr Lim is a strong advocate for digitalisation to drive innovations and collaborations in an innovation ecosystem approach involving maritime enterprises, R&D community, start-ups, and technology partners.

Sveinung Oftedal

Mr Sveinung Oftedal, Specialist Director in the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment.

Mr Oftedal has a strong involvement in international negotiations on environmental requirements for the maritime sector. Currently Chairman of the IMO Working Group on Greenhouse Gas emissions, and Coordinator of the IMO/PPR Correspondence group on biofouling.

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Ms Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria, leader of Shipping, Offshore and Energy transition in NBAS

Ms Saenz de Santa Maria is regional manager Southeast Asia, Pacific & India at DNV. She also leads the “Shipping, Offshore and Energy transition” group within NBAS.


Thanks to Maritime and Port Authority Singapore, the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore and Singapore Norway Chamber of Commerce for your support.