Last week, the Brazilian Ambassador to Norway, George Monteiro Prata, received the board members of the chamber in a luncheon at his residence.
It reinforced the cooperation between the Embassy of Brazil in Oslo and the Brazilian-Norwegian chamber of commerce. That was the first time that the Ambassador met many of the board members, they had the opportunity to introduce themselves and get better knowing with the Ambassador and his colleague, Silvana Polich, who is the new Minister Counselor who has just arrived at the Embassy in Oslo.
Among other topics, the main pillars of the relationship between Brazil and Norway took place at the conversation; energy, environment, shipping, and many other economic sectors came into the table.
Ambassador Prata had two special news to share with the board and the members of BNCC:
First, the president of the Chamber, Harald Martinsen, will be a recipient of the Order of Rio Branco, which is an honorific order of Brazil, in recognition of his effort to the commercial relations between Brazil and Norway.
The second is visit of the President of Brazil, Michel Temer, who is coming to Norway in June.
Oslo Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has since the start in 2007-08 been supporting and working with the Oslo Business for Peace Foundation and the Oslo Business for Peace Award.
The Award is the highest recognition a business person can get for ethical business behavior or for acting "businessworthy" as we call it .
ICC WCF ( International Chamber of Commerce/ World Chamber Federation ), the Chambers of Commerce worldwide organization also the world largest business organization , is the nominating body for this award, together with UNDP and Global Compact.
The winners of 2017 have now been announced, 4 remarkable businesspeople from Singapore/Bangladesh, Canada, South Africa/ USA and Iran /USA.
For more details see below.
I urge you to sign up for the award ceremony in Oslo City Hall on May 16 by following this link.
Up in the left hand corner of the link page you find the registration form.
You can also spread this invitation to your members.
See you on May 16 !!