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Summer conference 2013

Investment and trade policy for development August 21st, 12:00-17:00

Registration and a light lunch starts at 11:00

Facilitating close and dynamic relations between countries is the basis for international relations in the “West”. But current trade and investment regimes are discriminating towards poor countries, and framework conditions to develop fruitful business relations between “Western” countries and emerging markets are lacking. What should Norway do to improve this particularly within renewable energy?

Part 1: Markets in growth

  • Arif Naqvi, founder and CEO Abraaj Group
  • Heikki Eidsvoll Holmås, Minister for International Development
  • Kjell Roland, Managing Director Norfund

Part 2: Trade and investment cooperation 

  • Dr. Richard Sezibera, Secretary General East Afrikan Community
  • Vibeke Hammer Madsen, Managing Director Virke
  • Tore Myhre, international dep. NHO
  • Jeanette Moen, State Secretary NHD

Part 3: Renewable investments for development, climate and profitability

  • Espen Fossum, Partner Thema Consulting Group
  • Terje Osmundsen,  SVP Scatec Solar
  • Christian Rynning-Tønnessen, CEO. Statkraft
  • Mark Davis, Head of Department Norfund
  • Marius Holm, Managing Director Zero
  • Anne-Marie Helland, Secretary General Kirkens Nødhjelp


Time:  Wednesday August 21st at 12-17, with a following reception

Venue: Latter at Aker Brygge - reception at Bryggetorget 1

Registration (by august 16th) email: paamelding@norfund.no