Project Matchmaking Conference in Beijing,06-08. June 2006

The project matchmaking Conference in Beijing was successfully completed with more than 160 attendees from Norway and China.

80 one to one meetings between companies were completed on day two of the conference. The outcome of these meetings is too early to say, and the follow up both on the Norwegian and Chinese side as well as from Innovation Norway is crucial for further success.

We had 30 speakers over the two days representing on the Norwegian side the official Norway, research institutions and private enterprises on the Chinese side we had speakers from the official China, Chinese energy and environmental institutions, Four provincial Environmental Protection Bureau’s as well as private enterprises.

All presentations from the conference are published on the links below.

Past Event

We hereby invite all interested stakeholders in the Norwegian energy and environmental community, including water and building technologies, commercial, academic, public and institutional partners to participate.

– Create a valuable network for future business opportunities in   China
– Get hands on information about project opportunities in China
– Learn about the vast environmental challenges in China
– Learn how you can contribute in solving these challenges

Program Tailored for the Participants

20 + companies have submitted profiles, and we are now looking at the final program

We expect 40-50 participants to attend from Norway, and a similar number of attendees on the Chinese side

Working Together

This neec event will be co-hosted by Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT) and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in China. Planning and facilitating is also happening in close cooperation with the Norwegian environmental and energy business networks.

Overall Program

June 5th Monday:
Mingling at the Great Wall of China, including lunch and travel
Dinner at the Green Tea House Restaurant (all inclusive)
June 6th Tuesday:
Full Day conference at the Radisson SAS hotel, including lunch and conference material
Garden Reception and BBQ at the Royal Norwegian Embassy
June 7th Wednesday:
Full day conference at the Radisson SAS hotel, including lunch and conference material and Dinner


The conference will be held at the:
Radisson SAS Hotel Beijing,

High-Level Roundtable Meeting on Safe Drinking Water

This event is organized by Global Water Partnership China.
The Minister of Water Sources, Mr. Wang, Shucheng, is confirmed to attend.
neec-members are invited by GWP to attend this event.

Date: June 9th, 2006 (one day event from 9:00am)
Place: Holiday Inn Central Plaza Beijing

1 Caiyuanjie, Xuanwuqu
Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Tel: +86 10 8397 0088



Session 1 Energy and Environmental Challenges Norway and China
Mr. Tor Christian Hildan, Ambassador to China, Royal Norwegian Embassy Beijing
Mr. Jiang Ping, Deputy Director General, Department of Science, Technology and Standards, State Environmental Protection Administration of China, SEPA

Session 2 Some Focus Areas
Mr. Rune Opheim, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT); How can Norwegian authorities promote environmental technology and international cooperation?
Ms. Frøydis Sjøvold, Research Scientist, SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Department of Water and Environment
Mr. Tom Preststulen, Corporate Governor Asia, Elkem China
Ms. Shi Qiuchi, Division chief of Water Resources Protection Department of Water resources, Ministry of Water Resources.

Session 3 Financing in China
Mr. Li Junfeng, Secretary General, Chinese Renewable Energy Industry Association CREIA
Ms. Li Liyan, Deputy Director, Office of National Coordination, Committee on Climate Change of National Development and Reform Commission, NDRC
Ms. Gørild M. Heggelund, Senior Research Fellow, Director of Global Programme, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute.
Mr. David Dollar, Country Director and Chief of Mission,The World Bank Office Beijing
Mr. Jimmy Wei, Senior Vice President, Golden State Holding Group Corp.
Mr. Arild Aasbo, Senior Advisor, GIEK ,Guarantee Institute for Export Credits

Session 4 An introduction to the Regional Environmental Protection Bureaus, their Challenges and Projects
Mr. Liu Silong, Deputy Director General, Shanxi Environmental Protection Bureau
Mr. Zhou Xinxin, Deputy Director General, Hubei Environmental Protection Bureau
Mr. Zhang Yong, Deputy Director General, Chongqing Environmental Protection Bureau
Mr. Zhang Bo, Deputy Director General, Shandong Environmental Protection Bureau
Mr. Su Fan, Director, International Department, China Association of Environmental Protection Industry (CAEPI)

Session 5 Company presentations
Mr. Ragnar Eriksen, CEO Entech
Mr. Thor Sverre Minnesjord, CEO, GreenPartner
Mr. Greg Stock, Technology Manager, Aker Kvaerner
Mr. Zuliang Liao, Regional Manager of Sales, AnoxKaldnes
Mr. Terje Bratlie, Manager Director, Malthe Winje AS
Mr. Steinar Larssen, Research Director, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, NILU
Mr. Arne M. Bredesen, Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU
Mr. Knut Schrøder, Professor, General Manager, SensAqua AS
Mr. Kjell Stenstadvold, VP & General Manager, Shecco Technology
Mr. Svenn Owe Haugland, CTO, Storm Wether Center

Travel Report from Stein Erik Sørstrøm Sintef 14.06.06

High level Roundtable Meeting on Safe Drinking Water

Teptative conference program