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?
09:00 - 09:10Welcome by Siv Remøy-Vangen, Managing Director, Maritime Bergen and the moderators, Krysta Alexa Singh and Even Storheim, Maritime Bergen.
09:10- 09:25Global Prospects in the new normal, Øystein Thøgersen, rector, NHH
09:25- 09:40Onboard towards the energy future - Marte Mjøs Persen, Minister of  Petroleum and Energy
09:40 - 09:55The green transition - mitigate risks and capture opportunities - Idar Kreutzer, CEO, Finans Norge
09:55 - 10:10Norway and the EU - Harald Solberg, CEO, Norwegian Shipowner's Asssociation
10:10 - 10:25From Covid to Green Transition. Shipping macro perspectives - Erik Tønne, Head of Market Analysis
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? 

11:05 -11:20Turning data into actions: Technology enabling decarbonization - Søren Meyer, CEO, Zero North
11:20 -11:35Taking bunkering into the 21st century: Generating industry statistics from AIS data - Gabriel Fuentes, PhD Research Scholar, Norwegian School of Economics
11:35-11:50Commercial decarbonization, turning carbon performance into opportunity - Geir Olafson, CDO, Siglar Carbon
11:50-12:00Filling in the gaps  - innovations in ship tracking - Thomas Leira, Ceo, VAKE AI
12:00-12:15Autonomous ships - the ecnonomist view  - Siri P. Strandenes, professor, Norwegian School of Economics
12:15 – 13:15
Lunch and mingling
13:15 - 14:30Del 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?
13:20 - 13:35  Short terms operational measures; what works and what don't? - Roar Ådland, professor, Norwegian School of Economics
13:35 -13:50LNG as a transitional shipfuel - Øystein Kalleklev, CEO, FlexLNG
13:50 -14:10Panel
Øystein Kalleklev, FlexLNG
Ragnhild Janbu Fresvik, Executive Vice President Corporate Market Sparebanken Vest 
Susanne Vinje, Head of Logistics, Hydro
Harald Solberg, CEO,Norwegian Shipowner's Association
14:10 -14:30
Coffe break & mingling
14:30 -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?

14:35 14:55How to create LA DOLCE VITA in the Never Normal  - Pellegrino Riccardi, Human Interaction Expert & Edutainer
14:55 - 15:05Erna Solberg
15:05 -15:20Leading through adversity and change - Simen Lieungh, CEO,Odfjell Drilling
15:20 - 15:30Leadership in Times of Uncertainty - Louise Dedicken, Vice Admiral, Norwegian Military Representative to NATO
15:30- 15:55Panel
Erna Solberg, Parliamentary leader, Høyre
Simen Lieungh, CEO, Odfjell Drilling
Louise Dedichen, Vice Admiral, Norwegian Military Representative to NATO
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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Erik Tønne

Erik Tønne

Head of Market Analysis Offshore and Shipping, Clarksons Platou …

Roar Os Ådland

Roar Os Ådland

Chair Professor of Shipping Economics, Norwegian School of Economics …

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NOK 1 490.00 ,- ex. VAT

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