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Sustainable Blue growth Forum

 

On February 27th 2018, Norwegian Prime Minister Solberg and French President Macron met in Paris, and expressed a clear interest of improving and facilitating increased cooperation between French and Norwegian enterprises.

France and Norway are both countries where Blue Growth has a high priority on the political agenda. Norway launched last year an ambitious Ocean Strategy Called "New growth, proud history” which wiil focus on three areas:

  • Sustainable use and value creation
  • Clean and healthy oceans
  • The blue economy

The French-Norwegian Blue Growth Forum 2019 will develop these three topics further, and should be able to contribute towards a stronger cooperation with a strategic partner like France.

The French Norwegian Chamber of Commerce is a private bilateral non-profit organization.

Through the celebration of its 100 years’ anniversary and by organizing this event, we are also convinced that Blue Growth will play a major role in our activity during the next century.

We would also like to take advantage of this event in order to develop the understanding and contacts between actors working with innovation, Tech transfer, value creation and climate issues in Norway and France and thus lay the foundation for business opportunities and industrial cooperation.

 

 

Planning (sous réserve de modification)

Journée du 24/05/2019
13:30 - 14:00 Welcome and political introduction
14:00 - 15:30 Presentations on "Technology & Innovation for a cleaner Ocean": - French Maritime ambitions - Norway, an Ocean Industry lab - Insight on how to build a sustainable blue growth - Off Shore wind for a greener energy mix - Electric and autonomous ships, A new era for a clean and smart shipping - A greener aquaculture Q&A
15:30 - 16:00 Break & Networking
16:00 - 17:00 Maritime solutions to reach the Paris agreement: French-Norwegian cooperation for the storage of industrial CO2 emissions Presentation: The Northern lights pilot project and potential for international cooperation Panel Debate
17:00 - 18:00 Panel debate on potential for bilateral Blue cooperation in France, Norway but also in Africa and Asia
18:00 - 18:45 Pitch battle - 10 Innovative Norwegian (5) & French (5) Start-ups. Laureates will win a 1-month soft landing in Paris and Oslo.
18:45 - 19:00 Signature of a Memenrandum of understanding between - IFREMER and The Norwegian Institute of Marine Research - Cluster Maritime Français & The French-Norwegian Chamber Commerce to strengthen bilateral cooperation
19:00 - 22:30 Norwegian Seafood Tasting, Cocktail & Entertainment and presentation of the laureates of the Start-up pitch battle

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