Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Merchant Shipping Event Will Feature Blue Economy to Supply Chain Professionals

Subjects Range from IT to Shipbuilding
Shipping News Feature
NORWAY – In a country which has always been at the very heart of the ocean merchant freight industry, the recent rebranding of Nor-Shipping, the biennial meeting place for so many branches of the global supply chain, is an ideal location, and next year the event is bringing its offerings right up to date for the show being held in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019.

The event will include the most up to date topics and Hall A will be devoted to the concept of Blue Economy, showcasing ‘tomorrow’s business solutions today’. In an industry first, this will see the entire 1300 m2 space transformed into an interactive landscape designed to highlight, promote and accelerate business practices and players that balance maritime and ocean activity growth with sustainable resource use and environmental protection.

Tailored to engage with Nor-Shipping’s 30,000+ visitors, the Blue Economy hall will feature world-leaders in the maritime, ocean, innovation and wider business arena in an atmospheric and intimate setting with Nor-Shipping’s Sofia Fürstenberg Stott, who is spearheading the hall’s development, commenting:

“The Blue Economy hall is unique, it aims to help us find the answer to one of the most pressing challenges of our time, how to develop and sustain growing commercial activity in the oceans, while safeguarding and enhancing their health. As such it focuses on maritime opportunities that support all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, effectively shining a light on tomorrow’s business solutions today. We see this as a continuation of the strategy which saw us debut the Opening Oceans Conference in Copenhagen in May and reposition Nor-Shipping as Your Arena for Ocean Solutions.

”We also plan to host the Opening Oceans Conference again, as a one-day event this time, at Nor-Shipping 2019. It’s all about assisting our stakeholders to use their maritime expertise, assets and infrastructure to build businesses that can take advantage of new opportunities and create added value in a sustainable way. There are obviously challenges ahead for our industry, but there’s also startling potential for responsible growth. Hall A will help the industry understand, prepare for, and act upon that.”

As well as dedicating the entire 1,300 m2 to showcasing ‘tomorrow’s business solutions today’ the other Halls will cover a variety of subjects, each an intrinsic part of the industry: IT & Navigation in Hall B., Safety & Rescue in Hall C, Shipbuilding & Repair in Hall D and Maritime Services & Logistics plus Propulsion & Machinery in Hall E. Nor-Shipping Director Per Martin Tanggaard, observed:

“Hall A’s 2017 theme of Disruptive Sustainability was a great success, and this development builds on that, while fine-tuning the focus to deliver greater value for our exhibitors, delegates and society as a whole. We are moving forward from solutions with the potential to disrupt the industry to embrace those that create growth through sustainable practices, while improving livelihoods and safeguarding ocean ecosystems.

”From an environmental perspective this is imperative, but from a commercial standpoint it also makes perfect sense, our industry needs a healthy ocean to operate, while there’s a huge opportunity for innovative technology, collaborations and working models to unlock new revenue streams. Maritime is ideally positioned to take the lead in building a thriving and sustainable ocean economy. We want to help our industry realise and benefit from that immense potential.”