The Future of Shipping 23.11.2021

Seminar «The Future of Shipping»

by the Norwegian and the Finnish Shipowners’ Associations and the Embassy of Finland in Norway

Norwegian and Finnish shipowners and authorities have set ambitious goals for a green shipping industry for the future. If we are to succeed in curbing the effects of climate change, we need to act quickly. Decarbonization and digitalization will be key drivers in this transition. Developing new and profitable green technology for the maritime sector will cut emissions, create new business opportunities and new green jobs. At this event, we will have a closer look at new and ongoing projects, best practices, how to strengthen the collaboration across country borders and between the industry and national authorities.

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12:00  Light lunch at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association in Rådhusgata 25, Oslo.

12:30 Seminar «The Future of Shipping» starts

Opening remarks by Paul-Christian Rieber, president of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association
Key note speech by State Secretary Vidar Ulriksen, Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Key note speech by Finnish Minister of Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Ville Skinnari

13:00  Panel discussion “The Future of Shipping”


  • Harald Solberg, CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association
  • Nicolai H. Grieg, SVP, Head of Grieg Edge
  • Roger Holm, President of Wärtsilä Marine Power and Executive Vice President
  • Mikki Koskinen, CEO at ESL Shipping, Chairman of the Board at Finnish Shipowners’ Association

Moderator: Christine Korme, Director Communication, Norwegian Shipowners’ Association

14:00  Break

14:30  Company presentations “Towards zero-emissions”

  • Sveta Ukkonen, Head of Marine Fuels and Services, Neste
  • Jyrki Heinimaa, CEO, Rauma Marine Construction
  • Marie Engelsen Launes, Commercial Environmental Manager, Eidesvik
  • Erik Brynhildsbakken, EVP Communication and Public Affairs, Color Line

Closing remarks by CEO Tiina Tuurnala from the Finnish Shipowners AssociationClosing remarks by Mikael Antell, Ambassador of Finland to Norway

15:00 – 16:00 Business networking

18:00 – 20:00

Reception at the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence, Thomas Heftyes gate 3, Oslo (entrance from Sophus Lies gate)


Tiina Tuurnala

Tiina Tuurnala is the Chief Executive Officer of the Finnish Shipowners’ Association.

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