The complete guide to the Norwegian events during Singapore Maritime Week 2024

Singapore Maritime Week 2024

At Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) 2024, Team Norway pushes towards a greener maritime future, embodying the SMW theme of “Action Meets Ambition.”

Meet high-level politicians, the key players behind the scenes driving global change, the new Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, and many central industry representatives.

Participate in matchmaking sessions and industry workshops.

Here is the complete overview of Norwegian events during SMW – what’s happening, who’s there, why you should be there, and how you can secure your participation.


April 15 | 1:45-3:00 PM | How international public-private collaboration accelerates the green maritime transition

Venue:Singapore, Suntec City Convention Centre, Room: Nicoll 3 (Level 3)
What is this?Join us at the Zero-Emission Shipping Mission event during SMW, a pivotal gathering under the umbrella of Mission Innovation, a global initiative co-led by Norway, Denmark, and the USA aimed at fostering clean energy solutions.

This event marks a significant milestone with the unveiling of the mission’s ambitious 2030 goals and the premiere of their groundbreaking report on green methanol and ammonia supply strategies for global ports.

Engage in insightful discussions on enhancing ambition and achieving our targets through international public-private collaboration and learn about the innovative approaches outlined in the Port Zero-Emission Fuel Supply Study.

Discover how large ports are leading the way in the transition to zero-emission shipping. 

Who is there?Contributors include:

  • Sveinung Oftedal, Chair of the Executive Committee (Chief Negotiator – Green Shipping, Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment)
  • Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
  • Rikke Wetter Olufsen, Deputy Director General, Danish Maritime Authority
  • Michael Berube, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Sustainable Transportation & Fuels, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Roel Hoenders, Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Marine Environment Division of IMO Secretariat)
  • Caroline Yang, President of Singapore Shipping Association
  • Jesse Fahnestock, Director Decarbonisation, Global Maritime Forum
  • Wei Siang, Director Decarbonisation and Net Zero Fuel Pathways, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
  • Tessa Major, Vice President, Bunkering – Port Relationships and Regulations, Yara Clean Ammonia
Hosts:Zero-Emission Shipping Mission assisted by Team Norway
Registration:Registration closed

April 15| 3.00 -5.30 PM| Norwegian Singapore Maritime Business Forum

Venue:Suntec City Convention & Exhibition Centre, Room: Nicoll 3 (Level 3)  
What is this?This session explores green maritime initiatives in Singapore and highlights Norway’s progress in green maritime technologies.

Key topics include understanding factors driving sustainability in Singapore, exploring challenges and opportunities in exporting Norwegian technologies to Singapore, and discussing potential collaborations between companies from both regions for sustainable practices in the maritime sector.

Who is there?Contributors include:

  • Chee Hong Tat, Singapore’s Minister for Transport,
    Even Tronstad Sagebakken, Norwegian Deputy Minister, Ministry of Trade, Industry Fisheries,
  • Arsenio Dominguez, IMO Secretary-General  
Hosts:The Norwegian Embassy in Singapore, Innovation Norway Singapore, NBAS
Registration:Update 12 April: The event is now fully booked. 

April 19| 09:00-12:30 PM | Singapore-Norway Maritime Matchmaking Event

Venue:Suntec Convention Center, Room 326
What is this?On the morning of April 19th, NBAS and Team Norway will steer a Round Robin matchmaking session in collaboration with PIER71™ and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). This provides a fertile ground for startups, corporates, and venture capitalists seeking to create new business prospects centered on sustainable maritime innovation.
Capacity:54 (round tables)
Hosts:NBAS and Team Norway, in cooperation with Pier71 and MPA
Registration:By invitation only, please refer to this event page

April 19| 1:30-5:00 PM | Singapore-Norway Industry Workshop 

Venue:Suntec Convention Center, Room 326
What is this?In the afternoon of April 19th, Innovation Norway is leading an industry workshop where the Singapore Shipping Association’s newly formed decarbonization committee and Norwegian companies will meet and ponder potential collaborations.
There will be a special focus on alternative marine fuels and decarbonizing harbor craft technologies—pivotal discussions that have the potential to seed future business collaboration – not the least through the new—
Norwegian Green Maritime Support Programme.
Capacity;80 (u-shape)
Hosts:Innovation Norway /Team Norway, in cooperation with Singapore Shipping Association 
Registration:Update 15 April: The event is now fully booked.