Past Event-2018 China Norway Business Summit

Norwegian King Harald V and Queen Sonja paid a state visit to China from Oct 11 to 20 at the invitation of President Xi Jinping. It was the King and Queen’s first visit to China since China and Norway normalized their diplomatic ties in April last year. It is also their fourth visit to the country since their first trip in 1985. This 10-day trip brought them to Dunhuang, Beijing, and Shanghai, and include their attendance at a series of events.

1541039285(1)President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, greet Norway’s King Harald V and Queen Sonja at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday.

In Beijing, Innovation Norway together with CCPIT, held the Norway-China-Business-Summit in China World Summit Wing at 16th Oct. The Plenary Session started at 10:30 am with opening speeches given by His Majesty the King; Mr. Gu Shengzu, Vice Chairman of the 13th CPPCC national committee; Mr Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry; Ms. Gao Yan, Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT).

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Anita Krohn Traaseth, CEO of Innovation Norway

After the speeches, followed by the signing ceremony. 25 agreements were signed, covering a wide range of industries, including tourism, energy, culture, environment protection, financial service etc.

BEIJING, 16/10/2018: Kong Harald og Dronning Sonja på statsbesøk  i Kina. Dagen startet med deltakelse på Norge-Kina business Summit og signeringer. Foto: TOM HANSEN BEIJING, 16/10/2018: King Harald and Queen Sonja state visit to CHINA. Attends the Norway-China business summit. PICTURE by: TOM HANSEN

Signing Ceremony witnessed by the King and the Queen

The parallel sessions started at 13:13 in the afternoon with 8 sessions:  China-Norway Green Smart City Forum; China-Norway Offshore Wind Summit; 0il & Gas cooperating between Chinese and Norwegian companies; Norway China Cooperation on Health Technology Solutions; Pioneers in Digital Storytelling – Animation and Game Development; New technologies & innovation; Tourism: Travel Trends and digital marketing in China; Labour relations for sustainable growth.

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BEIJING, 16/10/2018: Kong Harald og Dronning Sonja på statsbesøk  i Kina. Dagen startet med deltakelse på Norge-Kina business Summit og signeringer. Foto: TOM HANSEN BEIJING, 16/10/2018: King Harald and Queen Sonja state visit to CHINA. Attends the Norway-China business summit. PICTURE by: TOM HANSEN

Offshore wind parallel session co-organized by Innovation Norway, NEEC and NORWEP, Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA), China Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA)

 

 

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Knut R. Solie, Country Director China at Innovation Norway/ InnovationNorway China Team

 

The Norway China Business Summit was a great success and Innovation Norway was very proud of taking the responsibility to connect China and Norway in Business area.