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French-Norwegian Sustainable Blue Growth Forum

24th of May, Paris

On Friday the 24th of May, the French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and the France-Northern Europe friendship group of the Senate hosted the French-Norwegian Sustainable Blue Growth Forum at Le Palais du Luxembourg in Paris. 

A meaningful celebration of the 100 years anniversary of the French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and unique opportunity to celebrate the friendship between France and Norway and opportunities for bilateral cooperation for a sustainable ocean. #CCFNBLUEGROWTH



  • Welcome & opening remarks
    • André Gattolin, Senator
    • Sindre Walderhaug, President, French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce
    • Frédéric Moncany de Saint-Aignan, President, French Maritime Cluster
    • Rikard Gaarder Knutsen, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
  • Technology & Innovation for a cleaner ocean
    • Moderated by Dilek Ayhan, Special Adviser to the President/ Management of BI Norwegian Business School & Former State Secretary of Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
    • "Autonomous logistics for a zero emission future, a new era for oceans and water ways" - Peter Due, Vice-President Yara Birkeland
    • "Ocean Forest, a sustainable aquaculture" - Harald Sveier, Vice-President Groupe Lerøy Seafood > Presentation
    • Panel discussion with: Sissel Rogne, CEO, The Norwegian Institute for Marine Research - François Houillier, CEO, IFREMER - Per Erik Dalen, CEO, Norwegian Blue Maritime Cluster - Stål Heggelund, Deputy Director, Norsk Industri - Birgit M. Liodden, Director of Sustainability
      Ocean Industries & Communication, Oslo Business Region - Philippe Monbet, Deputy director, Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique
  • Keynote: Financing a sustainable blue growth
    • "Sustainable Blue Economy" - Antoine Sire, Head of company engagement, BNP Paribas
  • Energy for the future
    • Moderated by Werner Karlsson, Director European Energy Clusters, NORWEP (Norwegian Energy Partners)
    • "How we work to enhance the energy transition" - Sjur Bratland, CEO, Norwegian Energy Partners
    • "Integrating Climate into our strategy" - Etienne Anglès d’Auriac, Vice President Climate Strategy, Total
    • "Flexible, blue and green: Hydropower and Europe's energy future" - Jon Vatnaland, Executive Vice President, Statkraft > Presentation
    • "Energy Transition Outlook –  a forecast towards 2050" - Liv Hovem, CEO, DNV GL > Presentation
    • "New Energy Solutions" - Sebastian Bringsværd, Head of Hywind, New Energy Solutions Equinor
  • French-Norwegian cooperation for CCUS to reach Paris agreement
    • Moderated by Didier Bonijoly, President, Club CO2
    • "Time to unlock CCS" - Trude Sundset, CEO, Gassnova
    • "Opportunities for bilateral/North Sea cooperation" - Gaëlle Cauchois, Principal Consultant, Carbon Limits
    • Panel discussion: Trude Sundset, CEO, Gassnova - Gaëlle Cauchois, Principal Consultant, Carbon Limits - Bruno Seilhan, Vice President CPO2, Total - Cristel Lambton, SURF Manager, Equinor - Aïcha El Khamlichi, Engineer CSCV (carbon dioxide capture, storage and re-use), ADEME
  • Signature of the MoU between:
    • IFREMER and The Norwegian Institute of Marine Research
    • Cluster Maritime Français & The French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce
  • Norwegian seafood tasting & networking luncheon
    • A Norwegian seafood tasting prepared by the Michelin star Chef Alan Geaam, presented by the Norwegian Seafood Council.


You can download the programme of the event here.



Access the photo gallery of the event here.



We would like to thank the 150 participants and speakers for this successful event as well the official partners:

Norwegian Embassy in France, French Embassy in Norway, Innovation Norway, Norwegian Energy Partners, Norwegian Seafood Council, Cluster Maritime Français, Institut Français, Gassnova and Club CO2.

As well as our 100 years corporate sponsors:

BNP Paribas, Equinor, Total and Yara.


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