We are delighted to announce that the seventh edition of Norway-Asia Business Summit is taking place in Cebu, Philippines, 21-23 November 2017. Norway-Asia Business Summit aims to strengthen the competitiveness of Norwegian business in the region, through increased geopolitical knowledge, economic understanding, and market comprehension. The delegates are offered, through presentations and networking possibilities, ideas for business opportunities in the region. The annual Summit provides a rich mix of discussions on business in Asia, with additional focus on a few countries currently enjoying rapid growth. Norway-Asia Business Summit is seen as an important event to meet and develop new and existing relations. A high-level participation from Norwegian and international politicians, business leaders, academicians and journalists, all of whom will share their knowledge, insight, analysis and recommendations for the future, is expected to take part in the Summit.

The Philippines holds the ASEAN chairmanship in 2017. The association is as a model of regionalism and a global player with the interest of the people at its core. As a country, the Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, with an annual growth of almost 7%, attracting much interest from global investors. Norway-Asia Business Summit will be held at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, a five-star tropical paradise located on the island of Mactan in Cebu in the Philippines. Numerous connecting flights to Manila and other cities in the region are available from Cebu. The Summit will be dynamic and engaging, with Nisha Pillai as conference host. Through presentations, forums and hardtalk sessions, Norway-Asia Business Summit offers a great opportunity to interact and discuss with the speakers, industry peers and delegates. Mark your calendars now and we hope to see you in the Philippines for Norway-Asia Business Summit on 21-23 November 2017.

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Norway-Asia Business Summit offers a great blend of various speakers. Some speakers are industry leaders and decision makers who inspire the audience through their experience and knowhow. Others are from academic institutions who help the participants understand global trends and the effects of these. The Summit also includes speakers who represent regional organisations in Asia or host country governments, as well as government representatives from Norway who work on promoting and developing the many opportunities and learnings we can achieve between Asia and Norway.



In 2017, Norway-Asia Business Summit will take a closer look at:
• Global Recalibration: A Geopolitical Shift in Alliances
• Economics of Influence: China and India
• Norway and China
• Growing a Greener World
• Oceans of Opportunity
• Business Futures


The President of Philippines Norway Business Council, Capt. Ivar Thomasli, and Ambassador Erik Førner announce with pleasure that the seventh edition of Norway-Asia Business Summit is taking place in the Philippines 21-23 November 2017. Started by the Norwegian Business Association (Singapore) in 1998, the Summit has become a meeting place for Norwegian industry in the region, a support apparatus of the Norwegian government and the diplomatic missions in the region, making it a true “Team Norway” concept.

This year Norway-Asia Business Summit will be held on the island of Cebu, at the beautiful Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa.

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