Norway Asia Business Summit is the most important meeting arena between Norwegian and Asian business leaders. The summit in 2019 will bring the frontiers in ocean-based industries together to Shanghai.

The ocean industries are and will increasingly be impacted by exponential technological development, and the OECD estimates that ocean-based industries could double their contribution to the global economy by 2030. At this year’s summit we will address the role innovation and leading technology plays in a sustainable ocean economy. At the same time the ocean is already under pressure as a result of climate change, overfishing and pollution. The ocean will be vital in meeting many of today’s major global challenges. By 2050, the world population is expected to surpass 9 billion. A rapidly growing population means increased demand for food, energy, transport and minerals. The sustainable use of the oceans and the maintenance of good environmental status can lead to significant value creation, and can enable us to meet some of the world’s most vital needs in the years to come. Maintaining healthy ocean environments is a fundamental precondition for business to operate in the long-term, and addressing current challenges provides a significant business opportunity.

We look forward to hosting some of the most important Norwegian and Asian decision makers from leading Energy and Ocean cluster.

Started in 1998 and organised by the Norwegian Business Association Singapore in co-operation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the event has evolved into a regional meeting place for business leaders in Norwegian industry with a focus on Asia. The event covers all of Asia and reflects Norway throughout the region. The summit is governed by a Steering Committee representing the largest Norwegian Business Associations in the region. Since 2010, the Norway-Asia Business Summit has become an annual event. Number of participants has ranged from 100 to 200 depending on location and accessibility.

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