Leadership 2022

Bergen Norway, 8 November 2022

8.November 2022

NHH Shippingkonferansen Leadership 2022

The NHH Shipping Conference has long been regarded as an important meeting point for shipping-related business and academia.

In cooperation with The Norwegian School of Economics, 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 - 10:35
Part 1. The new normal 
We find ourselves in a new time with fundamental changes.  Changes that effect and cause uncertainty and challenges for Norway and our industry. Geo-political decisions and technological changes that affect the discussion from the board and throughout the organization. For years there has not been business as usual, but what is the new normal?
Welcome by Siv Remøy-Vangen, Managing Director, Maritime Bergen
Global Prospects in the new normal, Øystein Thøgersen, Rector, NHH
Title to be confirmed - Sofie Høgestøl, Associate Professor - Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law
Title to be confirmed - Chrsitian Lie, Chief Strategist, Formue
Title to be confirmed - Harald Solberg, CEO, Norwegian Shipowners Associaton
Panel debate - Sofie Høgestøl, Associate Professor - Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Christian Lie, Chief Strategist, Formue and  Harald Solberg, CEO, Norwegian Shipowners Association
10:35 – 11:00
Coffee break & mingling
11:00 - 12:30
Part 2. My ship is loaded with green ambitions?

Amidst soaring inflation, continuous supply chain disruptions and an urgent energy security crisis following the Ukraine war, are shipping emissions still a priority for the shipping industry’s stakeholders?  Or is the uncertainty of which fuel to choose, and the cost of shifting, too big to handle? Are financial institutions still in their same change agent mode? And how important is the cashflow for new investments. We have invited several key stake holders to give an update on our decarbonization journey, where we will also learn more about possible new solutions from known technology such as carbon storage, thorium and nuclear. The question is whether we need to think outside the box regarding our “green ambitions” in order to reach our set goals for 2030 and 2050.

Title to be confirmed - Marte Lamp Sandvik, First VP DnB Energy Transision
Title to be confirmed - Roar Os Ådland,Professor, Norwegian School of Economics
Title to be confirmed - Pål Gunnar Ellingsen, Associate professor within satelite technology and remote sensing, UiT, The Arctic University of Norway
Title to be confirmed - Tore Ulstein, Chair Ulstein Group
Onboard CCS - Vishnu Parkash, Head of Data Science, Stena Bulk
12:15 - 13:15
Lunch and mingling
13:15 - 14:30......And crazy ideas, or are they?
Nuclear power and commercial shipping; too good to be true? - Sunniva Rose, Nuclear physicist
Research project Molten Salt Reactor - Jan Emblemsvåg, Professor Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering, NTNU
Shipdesign and building - green or crazy?
Is there a political hick-up?
14:30 - 14:50Coffebreak
14:50 - 15:45Part 3. Energy transition from an owner's perspective
Last but not the least how is it to be an owner in todays market?
The energy transition from a shipowner`s perspective
Mons Aase,CEO, Dof Group, Ragnhild Janbu Fresvik, CIO Grieg Maturitas, Harald Fotland, CEO, Odfjell SE
Closing remark and summary
15:45The end

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

På Gunnar Ellingsen

På Gunnar Ellingsen

Associate professor within satelite technology and remote sensing, UiT, The Arctic  University of Norway …

Jan Emblemsvåg

Jan Emblemsvåg

Professor Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering, NTNU …

Roar Os Ådland

Roar Os Ådland

Chair Professor of Shipping Economics, Norwegian School of Economics …

Conference price

NOK 1 990.00 ,- ex. VAT

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