Ocean Now 2021 – Asian #ACTION

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NBAS, in partnership with Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore, is hosting a special insights panel in conjunction with Nor-Shipping’s Ocean Now 1-2 June 2021. It is a hybrid event showcasing the very latest innovation, intelligence and strategic business moves.

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Asian #ACTION – Partnering with Singapore to reach decarbonization goals

Norway and Singapore are ocean partners. The cooperation between these two maritime nations is important for practical, tangible and impactful solutions for decarbonization. In the opening discussion of Ocean Now, top industry leaders from Norway and Singapore discuss decarbonization-initiatives taken in the Asian markets and their global impact.

Join Thomas Wilhelmsen (Group CEO of Wilhelmsen), Remi Eriksen (CEO of DNV), Quah Ley Hoon (CEO of Maritime and Port Authority Singapore), and Andreas Sohmen-Pao (Chairman of BW Group) in the discussion. Esben Poulsson (Chair of International Chamber of Shipping) is moderating the conversation.

Date: 1 June 2021
Time: 2.50-3.50 PM SGT / 8.50-9.50 AM CET

The event is hosted in studio and streamed online. You sign up for Ocean Now 2021 and log in for the events you wish to attend.

In dialogue:

Leonard Opitz Stornes

Leonard Opitz Stornes, Managing Director at NHST Media Group Asia and President of NBAS

Anita Nergaard

H.E. Ambassador Anita Nergaard, Norwegian Embassy in Singapore

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Quah Ley Hoon, CEO Maritime And Port Authority Singapore

Ley Hoon joined the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore in 2018 and became the Chief Executive the following year. She has broad leadership experience from the public sector and the media industry.

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Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman of BW Group

Andreas Sohmen-Pao is Chairman of BW Group and its listed affiliates. He is also Chairman of the Singapore Maritime Foundation and a trustee of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

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Thomas Wilhelmsen, CEO at Wilhelmsen Group

Thomas is the fifth-generation owner of Wilhelmsen. He has headed the group management team since 2010 and sits on the board of several of the group’s companies.


Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO at DNV

Remi Eriksen has been with DNV for 25 years and has been the Group President and CEO since 2015. He has extensive experience from working in the oil and gas, maritime and renewable energy sectors in Asia, Europe and Americas.

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Esben Poulsson, Moderator

Esben Poulsson has a lifetime of experience from the shipping industry. He is currently chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and Enesel Pte.

Paul Kastmann

Paul Kastmann, Director of Innovation Norway Singapore

Anders Hegre

Anders Hegre, Executive Director, NBAS

Closing remarks

NBAS is collaborating with upcoming artists in Singapore and Norway to showcase their work, while we get a creative take on our graphic profile. In May 2021, NBAS features Sosialantenne.