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 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
  • Kristin Clemet, CEO, Civita
  • Idar Kreutzer, CEO, Finans Norge
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break & mingling
11:00 – 12:15
Del 2. Shipping: todays dinosaur?

Shipping has a history of adapting rapidly to change. But in terms of adapting to new digital tools, we still have a way to go. Are we able to use or develop technology to create new opportunities? Can we utilize our own data as a new competitive advantage? Or has our strength of adaptability been demolished?  

  • Søren Meyer, CEO , Zero North
  • Gabriel Fuentes, NHH
  • Richard White, CEO, Clarksons Sea
  • Siri P. Strandenes, professor, NHH
  • Geir Olafsen, CDO, Siglar Carbon
12:15 – 13:15
Lunch and mingling
13:15 – 14:15
Del 3. Don’t be mean, we’re going green

Shipping emits close to 3 percent of the worlds greenhouse gasses, and if the industry was a country, we would be the 6th largest emitter followed by Germany. However, our world fleet of 70.000 vessels must 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?
Harald Solberg, CEO, Norwegian Shipowners’ Association

  • 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

A crisis can be both complex and ever changing which requires executives to lead and manage effectively. How can one lead in the acute phase while also planning strategically for what will happen after the crisis passes?

  • Pellegrino Riccardi , motivator and communications advisor
  • More speakers to come
15:50 – 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

Kristin Clemet

CEO, Civita

Harald Solberg

CEO,Norwegian Shipowners’ Association

Idar Kreutzer

CEO, Finance Norway

Søren Meyer

CEO , Zero North

Geir Olafsen

CDO, Siglar Carbon

Richard White

CEO, Clarksons Sea

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 1 917,50 ,- inc. VAT

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