Annual Conference - Uncharted waters

We live in uncertain times. War in Europe and geopolitical tensions in Asia are creating a divided world. A divided world that is leaving a climate and energy crisis in its wake. These challenges cannot be met alone, and organizations such as ours are in the fortunate position of being able to make a difference. For this year's conference we will explore the Uncharted Waters that lie ahead and look for ways in which we can navigate the world’s challenges together. 

  • 21. mars 2023
  • Radisson Blu Scandinavia hotel, Holbergsgate 30, Oslo
  • 11:00

    Doors open

    Join your maritime colleagues and associates in a pre-conference lunch before it all kicks off.

  • 12:00


    Opening words by Synnøve Seglem, President of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association and Deputy Managing Director, Knutsen Group

    The conference will be moderated by Susannah Streeter, Broadcaster and Financial Commentator

  • The big picture

    Key notes by: 

    Tina Fordham, Geopolitical Strategist and Advisor, Fordham Global Insight
    Geopolitics - the big picture

    Dr. Bruce Jones, Director Brookings Institute
    How control of the oceans shape the fate of the super powers

    Panel discussion with: Tina Fordham and Dr. Bruce Jones 

  • Norwegian Maritime Policy

    Introductions by Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, finance minister and Erna Solberg, leader of the conservative party(H). 

    Moderated by Harald Solberg, CEO Norwegian Shipowners' Association. 


  • Energy Transition

    Mr. Timur Gül, Head of the Energy Technology Policy Division, IEA

    Mr. Erik Nyheim, CEO, Höegh LNG

    Panel discussion: Tuva Flagstad-Andersen DNV, Bo Cerup-Simonsen, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, Erik Nyheim, Høegh LNG

  • The Heyerdahl Award

    The winner of this year's Thor Heyerdahl International Maritime Environmental Award will be presented by Thor Heyerdahl jr. 

  • 14:45

    End of conference