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Program Norwegian Risk Forum 2011

This year's topics:

Understanding the political risks and maritime security issues in India and the region

Opportunities and challenges for Norwegian businesses in India

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Challenges in India

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Three reasons why you should take part:

Expertise: Meet experts on India such as Piyush Mathur, Anit Mukherjee, Kelly Malone, Kyle Stelma, Saira Basit, Amit Shrivastava, Harald Nævdal among others

Business opportunities: Learn about growth sectors, consumer market trends and meet relevant players

Corporate Social Responsibility: Gain insight into challenges with corporate social responsibility in India and how to find solutions to corporate responsibility issues

Norwegian Risk Forum Staff

Conference Director & Moderator: Arne Elias Corneliussen, Chairman & CEO, NRCI
Conference Staff: NRCI


Preliminary Program:

Day 1: Thursday, November 10, 2011

Part 1: Welcome and Keynote Addresses

08:30:00 Arrival & registration
09:00:00 Welcome and introductory remarks

Arne Elias Corneliussen Chairman & CEO NRCI
09:15:00 Embassy of India

First Secretary Commerce Mr. D.K. Nanda
09:30:00 Coffee and networking break

Part 2: Understanding the Political Risks & Maritime Security Outlook Confronting India

10:00:00 Maritime Security in South Asia - The View from the Norwegian Shipowners' Association
Haakon Svane, Director, Secretariat for Contingency Planning, Norwegian Shipowners' Association, Oslo
10:45:00 Insurgency and Policing Operations in India
Anit Mukherjee, Research Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Dehli
11:30:00 Lunch
13:00:00 Panel debate: Security Challenges and Political Risks - Outlook on India
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Chairman & CEO, NRCI

Panelists:
- Anit Mukherjee, Research Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Dehli
- Haakon Svane, Director, Contingency Planning Secretariat, Norwegian Shipowners' Association
- Jo Inge Bekkevold, Coordinator Asia Programme, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies
14:30:00 Coffee and networking break
15:00:00 How to Prepare for Doing Business in India in Order to Reduce Risk
Harald Nævdal, Commercial Counsellor Royal Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi, Director Innovation Norway, New Delhi
15:45:00 End day 1
18:00:00 Norwegian Risk Forum Dinner at Grand Café, Grand Hotel

Day 2: Friday, November 11, 2011

Part 3: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Challenges in India

08:30:00 Arrival & registration
09:00:00 Business in Risk Environments - Perspectives from Nordic Businesses and Governments
Maria Gjølberg, Managing Director of CSR Norway and Senior Advisor of Steria
09:30:00 Coffee and networking break
10:00:00 Panel discussion - Challenges with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India
Erik Lundeby, Head of the CSR-team, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), Oslo

Panelists:
- Are-Jostein Norheim, CSR Ambassador, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Harald Nævedal, Director & Commercial Counsellor, Innovation Norway, New Dehli
- Maria Gjølberg, Managing Director of CSR Norway and Senior Advisor in Steria
11:15:00 Feedback Survey
11:30:00 Lunch

Part 4: India's Growth Sectors and Successful Entry Strategies

12:00:00 Rise and Rise of Indian Consumer Market
Piyush Mathur, President, The Nielsen Company India, Mumbai
12:30:00 EDB Group's Journey to India
Laxmi Akkaraju, Vice President, Global Sourcing, EDB ErgoGroup, Oslo
13:00:00 Do Your Homework – Critical Factors for Ensuring Success & Hiring in India
Rina Sunder, Founder & CEO, EnteringINDIA
13:30:00 Panel discussion: India's Growth Sectors and Successful Entry Strategies
Harald Nævdal, Commercial Counsellor Royal Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi, Director Innovation Norway, New Delhi

Panelists:
- Piyush Mathur, President, Nielsen India
- Laxmi Akkaraju, Vice President, Global Sourcing, EDB ErgoGroup, Oslo
- Rina Sunder, Founder & CEO, EnteringINDIA
14:30:00 Final Thoughts
14:45:00 End of Norwegian Risk Forum 2011

Program subject to change without prior notice - Program committee will provide additional recommendations