The President of Brazil, Michel Temer, is in Norway accompanied by four of his ministers and a delegation of senators and congress representatives. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aloysio Nunes Ferreira, Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services, Marcos Pereira, Minister of the Environment, José Sarney Filho and the Minister Chief of Government, Antônio Imbassahy. They came to a so-called working visit for two days, following two days in Russia.
The president will meet with Norway’s King Harald V and the Prime Minister Erna Solberg. The first event on the agenda was a business roundtable conference, which took place at the Norwegian Shipowners Association (NSA) in Oslo on June 22nd. This meeting of activity was organized by the Embassy of Brazil, with the support of NSA, the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises (NHO) and the Brazilian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (BNCC).
The delegation met representatives of Norwegian government, among them, the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Dilek Ayhan, Deputy Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde. From the Norwegian side were also representatives of NSA, NHO, BNCC and a large number of industrial and maritime enterprises, among them BNCC’s members: Kongsberg Group, DNV GL, Aker Solutions, Statoil, Hydro, Yara, Jotun, DNB, GIEK, Denofa AS, Vard Group, and Statkraft.
Round table business conference on Thursday (22nd of July) afternoon.
In connection with the visit of President Temer to Oslo, the Brazilian Embassy in cooperation with NSA, NHO and BNCC are hosting a business round table conference in Oslo on Thursday afternoon.
President Michel Temer will be present at the whole conference together with 4 ministers in his delegation. From Norwegian side the minister of Foreign Affairs will be the host together with ministers and state secretaries from other ministries.
A large number of prominent representatives from Norwegian companies will be present and 15 of those will participate actively with brief presentations following an official opening by President Temer and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Børge Brende.
After the round table there will be informal talks between representatives of the two countries.
Innovation Norway has been successfully supporting multi-client projects, which resulted in groups of companies visiting Brazil to follow an agenda of meetings. This framework has been optimal to maximize the receptiveness of Brazilian key contacts and organizations towards Norwegian companies.
From this perspective, we would like to inform that between 31st October – 10th November 2017, Innovation Norway partnering with Norwegian Embassy and Norwegian General Consulate of Rio de Janeiro are organizing the first Norwegian-Brazilian Business and Science Week. The week of events will take place in 4 cities (Belém, Brasília, Rio de Janeiro e São Paulo). The agenda will focus on 4 major themes: energy, ocean economy, bioeconomy & biodiversity and technology. The idea is to create an umbrella for several events that seek to emphasize and strengthen successful cooperation on various levels between both countries.
Including the main themes of the seminars, the occasion aspire to be a high-level meeting place where government institutions, business and research communities are able to share their experiences and establish a dialogue on their needs and struggles. On the side of government institutions, it will be an opportunity to strengthen cooperation between both countries. For the industry, it will allow to increase partnerships and develop the supply chain together with Brazilian and Norwegian high-level stakeholders, get to know the operations and future prospects. Lastly, the research community will be able to showcase their knowledge and expertise and, furthermore, establish higher bilateral cooperation.
The expectation for the week events are great and you are able to find more information on the website https://norwaybrazilweek.com.br/ or Innovation Norway’s Facebook page.
The board of directors of the Brazilian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Olso received the board from the Norwegian-Brazilian chamber in Rio in a joint board meeting last week.
The directors and other members of the council of both chambers were present, besides some notable guests, Katarina Satersdæal from NHO, who hosted the meeting; Sissel Steen, the General Consul for Norway in Rio de Janeiro; and Camilla Vianna, former president of NBCC.
Various topics were discussed in intention to benefit the members of both chambers through the cooperation and thus aggregate in the commercial relation between Brazil and Norway.
The MoU between BNCC and NBCC signed by Harald Martinsen, chairman of BNCC and Rachid Felix, chairman of NBCC closed the meeting.