Nor-Shipping to go ahead in January as Norway lifts restrictions

Nor-Shipping to go ahead in January as Norway lifts restrictions
The 2022 event will be based around Norges Varemesse’s 22,500 square feet exhibition halls in Lillestrøm, Norway

Nor-Shipping 2022 is to take place from 10-13 January now that Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted in Norway. 

The conference was originally scheduled to take place in summer 2021 but was forced to cancel due to the ongoing restrictions. It will now welcome over 50,000 international participants and around 900 exhibitors from almost 50 countries to Oslo and nearby Lillestrøm. 

“This is excellent news for Norwegian society as a whole and, from our perspective, a huge boost for an event that draws in key ocean business decision makers from around the world,” said Sidsel Norvik, director of Nor-Shipping. “Our exhibition space is approaching sell out status, the networking and knowledge sharing programme is being finalised, including the premier Ocean Leadership Conference, and we feel that all the cornerstones are in place for a Nor-Shipping set to enable and inspire our industry. Put a ring in your calendar. Your arena for ocean solutions is waiting for you this January.” 

Travellers from within the European Union and European Economic Area, the UK, Switzerland and non-European countries that the Norwegian Government has judged to be low risk will now be allowed to travel freely into Norway. Others who are able to show they have received an approved vaccination will also be admitted.  

“We could have run a scaled-down, hybrid Nor-Shipping in June this year, but we chose to wait until we could get our decision makers back together and help them seize on the potential of this unique community,” said Per Martin Tanggaard, director of external relations at Nor-Shipping. “The exhibition and debates/conferences are one aspect of that, but the socialising, networking and partner events are another. Chemistry and human understanding are what drives this segment forward, paving the way to establish partnerships, make progress and secure contracts.” 

Nor-Shipping 2022 is focused on the theme of taking positive action within the ocean space. The event week is based around Norges Varemesse’s 22,500 square feet exhibition halls in Lillestrøm, with seminars, panel debates, conferences and social gatherings taking place both there and in Oslo. The 2022 social hub has been moved to city centre Aker Brygge and will be named ‘After Work at Aker Brygge’.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
05 October 2021

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