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Program Norwegian Risk Forum 2012

This year's topics:

Political Risks, Market Entry Strategies, Local Content and Business Culture

Opportunities and Challenges for Norwegian Businesses and Investors

Legal Regulations & Challenges, Tax Issues, Corruption & CSR

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Three reasons why you should take part:

Expertise: Meet and interact with experts from Norway and Brazil

Business opportunities: Learn about the oil sector and other relevant opportunities, and meet relevant players

Legal Challenges, tax issues and CSR: Gain insight into legal challenges, tax issues and CSR issues in Brazil

Norwegian Risk Forum Staff

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


Preliminary Program:

Day 1: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Part 1: Welcome and Keynote Addresses

08:30:00 Arrival & registration
09:00:00 Welcome and introductory remarks
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI
09:15:00 H.E. Ambassador Mr. Flávio Helmold Macieira, Embassy of Brazil
09:30:00 Statoil in Brazil
Ilse Castellanos, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Development and Production International , Statoil ASA
10:00:00 Coffee and networking break

Part 2: Market Entry & Business Development

10:30:00 Market Entry and Local Content Issues When Investing in Brazil
Rune Andersen, Consul commercial affairs, Royal Norwegian Consulate General &, Senior Advisor, Innovation Norway, Rio de Janeiro
11:00:00 Overcoming Challenges of Developing Business in Brazil
Terje Staalstrøm, President, Brazilian – Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, Oslo
11:30:00 Lunch

Part 3: Business Opportunities and Sector Overview

12:45:00 Opportunities and Challenges in the Oil Sector – Outlook and Risks
Anders Tønsberg, Analyst, NRCI
13:15:00 Maritime Opportunities and Challenges in Brazil
Stig Bjørkedal, Executive Vice President, Business Development, STX OSV
13:45:00 Coffee and networking break
14:15:00 A Brazilian Adventure
Erik Jølberg, Founder and CEO, Tess AS
14:45:00 Panel discussion – Reflections on Business Development in Brazil
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI

Panelists:
- Terje Staalstrøm, President, Brazilian – Norwegian Chamber of Commerce
- Erik Jølberg, Founder, Tess AS
- Adam Kurdahl, Partner, Space Group Architects
- Stig Bjørkedal, Executive Vice President, Business Development, STX OSV
16:00:00 End day 1
17:00:00 Networking and Interaction, Etoile Bar, 8th floor, Grand Hotel
18:30:00 Norwegian Risk Forum Dinner at Grand Café, Grand Hotel

Day 2: Friday, October 26, 2012

Part 4: Political Risks and Legal Challenges in Brazil

08:30:00 Arrival & registration
09:00:00 IB 2012 / 2013 - Norwegian University Project Focusing on Brazil
Oliver Taylor, Project Manager, IB
09:15:00 Understanding Brazil's Political Landscape: Risks & Implications for Investors & Companies
Antonio Jorge Ramalho, Professor of Political Science, Universidade de Brasilia
10:00:00 Brazil's Environment as a Risk Factor - How Environmental Legislation, Authorities and Organizations Shape and Create Business Opportunities in Brazil
Torkjell Leira, Writer and Consultant, Oslo, BrasiLeira.no
10:30:00 Coffee and networking break
11:00:00 Panel discussion: Brazilian Perspectives on the Implications of Brazil’s Political Outlook and Risks
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI

Panelists:
- Minister-Counselor, Paulo Guimarães, Embassy of Brazil
- Professor Antonio Jorge Ramalho, Universidade de Brasilia
12:00:00 Lunch

Part 5: Infrastructure Development and CSR Challenges

13:00:00 Urban Development and Infrastructure Projects in Brazil - Ambitions and Realities
Adam Kurdahl, Partner, Space Group Architects
13:30:00 Panel discussion – How to Manage Corporate Social Responsibility in Brazil
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Chairman & CEO, NRCI

Panelists:
- Are-Jostein Norheim, CSR Ambassador, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Erik Lundeby, Head of CSR Team, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)
- Ilse Castellanos, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Development and Production International, Statoil ASA
- Rune Andersen, Consul Commercial Affairs, Royal Norwegian Consulate General & Senior Advisor, Innovation Norway, Rio de Janeiro

14:45:00 Final Thoughts
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI
15:00:00 End of Norwegian Risk Forum 2012

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