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[column col=”1/3″]The Norway-Asia Business Summit is taking place in Singapore 12-14 April 2016. Started by the Norwegian Business Association (Singapore) in 1998, the Norway-Asia Business Summit has evolved into a high-level meeting place for Norwegian business interests in Asia and the support apparatus of the Norwegian government s well as the diplomatic missions in the region. As such it truly represents the “Team Norway” concept. After successful summits in Shanghai (2010), Singapore (2011), Jakarta (2013), Bangkok (2014), New Delhi (2015), the 2016 Summit is back in the Lion City.[/column]
[column col=”1/3″]The main topics for the 2016 summit are shipping, offshore and energy. Singapore was recently recognised as the world’s most important maritime centre, followed by Oslo in third place. Singapore holds a strong position in offshore oil and gas and as an entry point to important growth markets in the region. These are believed to be the reasons why Singapore has the biggest concentration of Norwegian businesses within Asia. The summit will also give attention to successful entrepreneurship in Asia, and to the ASEAN region, especially on how Norwegian[/column]
[column col=”1/3″ last=”true”]businesses can benefit from Norway’s new partnership with ASEAN. The networking sections are an important feature of the summit. Many contacts are established between the 250 or so participants from Norway and Asia. In addition, the many high-profile speakers contributes towards one of the most appreciated summits in Asia. The colonial era Fullerton Hotel in Singapore sets a perfect frame around the 2016 Summit; it is strategically located in the heart of the financial district along Marina Bay. Feel free to contact admin@nbas.org.sg in case of questions.[/column]