Leadership 2021

Bergen Norway, 1 November 2021

1.November 2021

NHH Shippingkonferansen Leadership 2021- Step by step

The NHH Shipping Conference has long been regarded as an important meeting point for shipping-related business and academia. In cooperation with Bergen Shipowners’ Association and Maritime Bergen, “The NHH Shipping Conference – LeaderShip” has been created. This is a conference where decision makers in “the blue business” will meet to exchange knowledge and increase their learning for the common good.

09:00 – 10:30
Del 1. Little Norway making big green waves?
With a population of only 5 million, Norway’s shipping fleet is measured to be the fourth largest in the world. With our natural resources and strategic closeness to the sea, how can we continue to use our unique knowledge of the ocean and technical expertise to make waves and drive changes on a global scale?

  • Øystein Thøgersen, Rector, NHH
  • Marte Mjøs Persen
  • Idar Kreutzer, CEO, Finans Norge
  • Harald Solberg, CEO, Norwegian Shipowners’ Association
  • Kristin Clemet, CEO, Civita
  • Erik Tønne, Head of Market Analysis Offshore and Shipping, Clarksons Platou
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break & mingling
11:00 – 12:15
Del 2. Shipping: Tomorrow's unicorn?

Shipping has a history of adapting rapidly to change. But in terms of adapting to new digital tools, we still have an untapped potential. How can new digital tools be used or develop and create new opportunities? And how can we utilize our own data as a new competitive advantage? 

  • Søren Meyer, CEO , Zero North
  • Gabriel Fuentes, NHH
  • Geir Olafsen, CDO, Siglar Carbon
  • Thomas Leira, VAKE AI
  • Siri P. Strandenes, professor, NHH
12:15 – 13:15
Lunch and mingling
13:15 – 14:15
Del 3. Don’t be mean, we’re going green
With a world fleet of close to 70.000 vessels, shipping emits close to 3 percent of the world’s greenhouse gasses. In fact, if shipping was a country, we would be the 6th largest emitter followed by Germany. Measures must be taken shall we be able to reduce our emissions by 50% by 2050! An ambitious target which requires new technology and new energy sources that are not yet developed. So, what can we do with the vessels and energy we have? Can we take it step by step or is net zero the only way to go?
  • Roar Ådland, professor, NHH
  • Øystein Kalleklev, CEO, FLEX LNG
14:15 – 14:45
Coffe break & mingling
14:45 – 16:00
Del 4. Leading in a crisis while planning for the aftermath

Shipping is on the verge of a tremendous change. Change that can be complex, challenging and fun. But mixing it with a crisis, such as Covid-19, navigating and leading change can potentially be catastrophic. What qualities and leaders do we need? And how can one lead in the acute phase while also planning strategically for what will happen after the crisis passes?

  • Erna Solberg
  • Pellegrino Riccardi , motivator and communications advisor
  • Louise Dedichen, Vice Admiral, Norwegian Military Representative to NATO
  • Simen Lieungh, CEO, Odfjell Drilling 
15:55 – 16:00
Closing Statements by Trygve Nøkleby, managing director, Bergen Shipowner’s  Association

Grand Terminus

Grand Hotel Terminus is one of five hotels in the chain De Bergenske. This is not an ordinary chain of hotels and restaurants; it is owned and managed by a family genuinely local to Bergen – a familiy with a love for the city and  long-term vision. Set in the heart of the city centre, getting to and from the hotel is also straightforward as the city light- rail , Bergen railway station, and ByGarasjen car park are all close by.


If you need accomodtion please contact Grand Hotel Terminus, see contactinformation under. 


+47 55 21 25 00

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You’ll meet

Erna Solberg

Harald Solberg

CEO,Norwegian Shipowners’ Association

Louise Dedichen

Vice Admiral , Nowegian Armed Forces

Idar Kreutzer

CEO, Finance Norway

Søren Meyer

CEO , Zero North

Geir Olafsen

CDO, Siglar Carbon

Simen Lieungh

CEO, Odfjell Drilling

Øystein Kalleklev


Pellegrino Riccardi

Communication advisor

Erik Tønne

Head of Market Analysis Offshore and Shipping, Clarksons Platou

Thomas Leira

Co-founder, Vake.ai

Marte Mjøs Persen

Member of Parliament

Gabriel Fuentes Lescano

PhD Research Scholar, SNF

Siri P. Strandenes

Professor, Norwegian School of Economics

Roar Os Ådland

Chair Professor of Shipping Economics, Norwegian School of Economics

Øystein Thøgersen

Rector and professor at the Norwegian School of Economics

Conference price

NOK 1 490.00 ,- ex. VAT

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