The 2017 General Meeting was held on March 22nd at Innovation Norway, in Oslo.
A mingling session with refreshments opened the activities.
Before the General Meeting, the director of the Latin America section of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kjersti Rødsmoen talked to the audience. She updated the relations between Brazil and Norway, by many events that are happening in Brazil lately and gave a positive view of the interest of Norway to develop the bilateral relations with Brazil event feather.
Ms. Rødsmoen stated that Brazil is the most important business partner for Norway in Latin America, regardless of the changing of the economic and political situation. The cooperation in the oil, gas and maritime sectors is still strong. The knowledge and competence that Norway has developed over many years suits very well the challenges that Brazil faces. She also mentioned the last investments from Statoil, showing positive developments on the commercial relations.
Norway sees the political adjustment in Brazil as positive and feels that the fight against corruption in this country is actually taking place. The Norwegian eyes are open to new areas of cooperation between the two countries, sectors such as: technology, renewable energy and fishery among others.
She also mentioned the various official visits which took place in 2016 and will continuing this year, reflecting the interest that Norway must support Brazil also in difficult times.
See the official Minutes of the Annual General meeting here. The renewed Articles of Association here.
An interesting seminar was organized jointly by the Brazilian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (BNCC), the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR/HiOA) and the Oslo Academy of Global Governance of the University of Oslo this week.
Professor Gary Herrigel, from the University of Chicago, used an interesting example of the role of multicultural corporations are playing in China for the change of the global product and to the production strategies. He used three steps to aboard this subject: The new distribution of global demand, the new multinational corporation, and its governance practices focused on learning and the case of uneven upgrading in China.
This informative event brought to the audience a real perspective of Brazil’s prospects for economic and political recovery in a context of crisis and recession. Moreover, positivity has been implicitly on the presentations, and all experts see that the bottom of the mountain is already past to Brazil and expect that key sectors, such as the oil and gas will contribute to its recovery.