French-Norwegian Day 2017

110 executives and experts from Norwegian and French companies, academics, clusters and public organizations attended the French-Norwegian Day 2017 dedicated to the topic “Sustainable Mobility”, organized by the French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce on the 19th of October 2017.

Keynote speakers such as Heidi Sørensen, Head of Agency for climate of the city of Oslo, Franck Schmiedt, Vice President Product Marketing at Total, Ola Skar, Head of City Planning at Ruter, Olivier Cadet, Executive Vice President, Products and Services at Kongsberg Maritime… shared their vision of a more sustainable mobility future: mobility for smart cities, zero-emissions ships, hydrogen trains, driverless electric shuttles…

The primary objective of the French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, who organized this day, was to identify key areas of cooperation between France and Norway in the fields of:

-       Needs for/from smart cities

-       Intelligent transport solutions

-       Cleaner solutions applied to vehicles, trains, collective’s public transports


We thank both ambassadors H.E.M. Jean François Dobelle, Ambassador of France to Norway, and H.E.M. Rolf Einar Fife, Ambassador of Norway to France, as well as Inge Jan Henjesand, rector at BI Norwegian Business School who hosted this Forum, and our moderators John Berland, Innovation Director at Sopra Steria and Pauline Bergan, Managing consultant travel & transportation at Capgemini Consulting.

Considering the significant participation in this event and the good feedbacks’ underlying potential, the CCFN is going to take follow-up actions both in France and Norway. The next action will be to bring a Norwegian Sustainable Mobility delegation to the World Efficiency Forum to be held in Paris (12-14th of December). We will focus on the topic Green mobility, in cooperation with the Norwegian embassy in Paris, the city of Oslo, the Norwegian cluster OREEC and the Norwegian Hydrogen Association.

During the Gala Dinner which closes the French-Norwegian Day, Nexans Norway was awarded the Fransk-Norsk Trophée 2017, valuing this year a French company whose activity in Norway is exceptional compared to the ones they have in other countries. The Fransk-Norsk Trophée is an award given by the French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Air France KLM. It rewards a company, an organization or an individual, having contributed in a special way to the development of trade and/or industrial cooperation between the two countries. It is the only award of its kind, which concerns trade between France and Norway.

Please click here if you want to know more about the Fransk-Norsk Trophée

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