On the occasion of the 50th edition of Nor-Shipping, a program of activities to strengthen relations between the Norwegian and Brazilian business communities is being organized in Oslo. Brazil@Nor-Shipping agenda focuses on the risks and rewards of doing business in Brazil.
Nor-Shipping is the world’s leading maritime event week and has provided a global arena to help position the industry for the future. It offers a week packed with quality activities – an exhibition, conferences, seminars, parties, prime networking opportunities and more.
This year, Nor-Shipping is going to take place in June 01-05 in Oslo. The week of activities focusing on Brazil is being organized by the Brazilian Association of Norwegian Shipowners (ABRAN), the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA), the Norwegian Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), the Brazilian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (BNCC), INTSOK, Innovation Norway and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO).
“It is the first time that NBCC will participate in an international event like this. We have never sent delegations to Norway, so it´s about time, and we are forming a strong team, with representatives from important players in the Brazilian market. I believe that Brazil has to be present at these international events, and I also believe the event will be a success. It is also important that Brazilian players see how Nor-Shipping works – this great exchange of information and technology, and when Nor-Shipping is honoring us with a separate event, we have to do our part, participate and bring with us important market representatives. We are working closely with ABRAN, NSA, BNCC and others in the planning of the events. The Consulate General in Rio has been an important support, and Innovation Norway is also participating actively”, NBCC president Camila Mendes Vianna says.
In recent years, the shipping and offshore business in Brazil has had increased visibility at Nor-Shipping, especially since 2011 when the CEO of Petrobras was a headliner at Nor-Shipping’s Agenda Offshore conference. The participation of Brazil at Nor-Shipping 2015 will enhance the attractiveness of the country’s market to foreign investors, presenting a clear and transparent picture of its challenges and immense opportunities.
Brazil@Nor-Shipping – Brazilian agenda during Nor-Shipping
A plenary session on the Brazilian economic and industrial perspective will take place in the afternoon of June 3rd, when the general manager of Petrobras E&P Services, Claudio Araujo, will hold a presentation in addition to several key speakers. The session will be followed by the Brazil Industry Session, which will focus on specific, targeted industry areas. Oil companies, suppliers and shipyards, as well as companies with offshore support vessels, shuttle tankers and drilling rigs will present their experiences and insight, and participants will also learn about the Brazilian legal framework and certification process, among other challenges unique to the country. In the evening, a Brazilian party will wrap up the day and open room for networking and mingling.
On the next day, participants are invited to a legal seminar on the Brazilian and Norwegian regulatory bodies and legal frameworks for the offshore and maritime industries. Topics to be discussed in the session include what it takes to open a Brazilian Shipping Company (EBN), how to comply with the complex Brazilian tax system and what to do in the event of an accident involving casualties and oil pollution in Brazilian territory. In two dynamic sessions, decision makers, authorities and practitioners take the stage so that participants can learn about the main regulatory and legal aspects of doing business in the offshore maritime industry, both in Brazil and Norway.
“The main goal of our participation is to strengthen and foster the relationship between the Brazilian and Norwegian business community. The Brazil@Nor-Shipping seminars will present a clear and transparent picture of the country with its challenges and immense business opportunities of the oil & gas and maritime industry. Nor-Shipping is the most important and prestigious international shipping exhibition and conference in the world and Norwegian Shipowners’ Association is its main partner thus enabling ABRAN, the first NSA branch established outside Norway, to coordinate with NSA and Nor-Shipping the ambitious initiative of Team Norway of building a platform focused on Brazil, during Nor-Shipping 2015. President Dilma Rousseff was reelected for a new 4 years term and a new cabinet has been formed setting up a new economic scenario for the future. It is the perfect timing to bring to Norway the new perspectives of the country”, Ricardo Cesar Fernandes, Executive Director of ABRAN, says.
Participate in Nor-Shipping 2015
Home to the world’s most modern and second largest fleet of offshore vessels, Norway is a natural location for an event that presents this growing segment with a stage to highlight and debate its issues and opportunities.
To attend Brazil@Nor-Shipping, you will need to purchase a Nor-Shipping Delegate Pass for conferences, which costs NOK 1,700 per person if purchased in advance. It allows entry to the exhibition and to all Nor-Shipping-produced conferences. The Pass and tickets to the Nor-Shipping BBQ and Anniversary Party are available at www.nor-shipping.com.