program of the iii nrbf

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October 23, 2012
18.00-20.00 III NRBF Networking Cocktail Event. Venue: the Nobel Peace Center. Address: Brynjulf Bulls Plass 1, Oslo
October 24, 2012

III NRBF Forum Venue: Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), Middelthuns gate 27, Majorstuen, Oslo, Norway


Registration and Coffee

10.00 Plenary Session I

Welcome by Mr. Thomas G. Michelet, President of the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce (in English)

Welcome by Mr. Alexander Rybakov, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (in Russian)

10.15-10.30 Opening remarks by Mr. Trond Giske, Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Norwegian Co-Chair of the Norwegian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Industrial and Scientific-Technical Cooperation
10.30-10.45 New opportunities for Norwegian-Russian cooperation by the Director General of the Russian Energy Agency, Mr. Kirill Lugovtsev
10.45-11.00 Russian economic reforms - prospects for the Russian-Norwegian Business Cooperation
By Mr. Boris Morgunov, Aide to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30 Roundtable sessions
  Roundtable 1: Oil & gas: Building a new energy cross-border province in the High North
Roundtable 2: Financial instruments – boosting the cooperation within fisheries and aquaculture
Roundtable 3: Russia and the WTO: New horizons of cooperation
Roundtable 4: Research and Innovation: From modern technologies to business implementation
Roundtable 5: Transportation and logistics: the High North – the new global logistic region
13.00-14.00 Buffet lunсh and networking
14.00-15.30 Roundtable session continued
Possible panel discussions and concluding remarks by moderators
15.30-15.50 Coffee break
15.50 Plenary session II
15.50-16.05 Sustainable petroleum activities in the Arctic
by Mr. Ole Anders Lindseth, the Director General of the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and
16.05-16.15 Norwegian business: an innovative partner for Russian enterprises
by Mr. Petter Haas Brubakk, Acting Director General of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise

Russian Direct Investment Fund - New opportunities for development of the Norwegian-Russian trade and economic relations
By Mr. Viktor Lysechko, Advisor, Russian Direct Investment Fund

Closing of Plenary session II

16.40-17.00 Transfer to the III NRBF reception venue
17.00-19.00 Reception for III NRBF participants
Venue: Embassy of the Russian Federation in Norway. Address: Drammensveien 74, Oslo