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Program Norwegian Risk Forum 2013

This year's topics:

Political risks, market entry strategies, business environment, local perspectives and CSR

Opportunities and challenges for foreign investors

Download the official program

Three reasons why you should take part:

Expertise: Meet and interact with experts from Africa and Norway

Business opportunities: Learn about various sectors and other relevant opportunities, and meet relevant players

Risk Mitigating Strategies: Gain insight into political risks and how you may mitigate risks

Norwegian Risk Forum Staff

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


Program:

Day 1: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Part 1: Welcome and Keynote Address

08:00:00 Arrival & registration
08:30:00 Welcome and introductory remarks
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI

Part 2: Political Risks and Business Opportunities in Eastern Africa

08:45:00 Political Situation & Terror Groups in Somalia - Implications for Foreign Investors in Eastern Africa
Stig Jarle Hansen, Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
09:15:00 Mobile Banking in Eastern Africa and Nigeria – Implications for Foreign Companies
Carey Eaton, Co-Founder, One Africa Media
09:45:00 Coffee & Networking Break
10:15:00 Investment Opportunities and Risks in Emerging Ethiopia
Lars Erik Baller, Partner and Advisor on Africa operations, Renew Strategies
10:45:00 Gas Sector Developments and Prospects in Tanzania and Mozambique
Magnus Nesheim, Researcher, NRCI
11:15:00 Lunch at Grand Café
12:15:00 Political Risks and Outlook in Tanzania & Mozambique
Erastus Kyania Musyimi, Researcher, NRCI
12:45:00 Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Risks in East Africa
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI

Panelists:
- Stig Jarle Hansen, Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
- Carey Eaton, Co-Founder, One Africa Media, Kenya
- Lars-Erik Baller, Partner and advisor on Africa operations, Renew Strategies
13:45:00 Coffee & Networking Break

Part 3: Political Risks & Business Development in Southern Africa

14:15:00 Business Opportunities and Risks in South Africa
Siw Heggedal Longvastøl, Commercial Counsellor and Director, Royal Norwegian Embassy and Innovation Norway South Africa
14:45:00 South Africa – Political Risks and Election Forecast
Derica Lambrects, Political Risk Lecturer, Stellenbosch University
15:15:00 Political Leadership in Angola – Risks and Outlook
Aslak Jangård Orre, Senior Researcher, Christian Michelsen Institute
15:45:00 Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Risks in Southern Africa
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI

Panelists:
- Siw Heggedal Longvastøl, Director, Innovation Norway, South Africa
- Dr. Aslak Jangård Orre, Senior Researcher, Christian Michelsen Institute, Norway
- Dr. Derica Lambrechts, Political Risk Lecturer, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
16:45:00 End day 1
17:30:00 Networking and Interaction, Etoile Bar, 8th
18:30:00 Norwegian Risk Forum Dinner at Grand Café, Grand Hotel

Day 2: Friday, October 25, 2013

Part 4: Political Risks and Business Entry in Western Africa

08:30:00 Arrival & Registration
09:00:00 Business Entry and Risks in Nigeria – Oil, Offshore and Maritime Sectors
Jarle Andersen, Managing Director, Jarander Holding
09:30:00 Business Environment and Opportunities within West Africa Oil & Gas
Svein Olsen, Managing Director, Soling AS
10:00:00 Coffee and Networking Break
10:30:00 Panel discussion: Risks and Opportunities in Western Africa
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI

Panelists:
- Svein Olsen, Managing Director, Soling Offshore
- Jarle Andersen, Managing Director, Jarander Holding
11:30:00 Lunch

Part 5: Business Development and Risk Management

12:30:00 Political Risk and Chinese Involvement in the African Oil & Gas Industry
Derica Lambrects, Political Risk Lecturer, Stellenbosch University
13:00:00 Team Session: How to Create a Culture of Risk Awareness and Risk Mitigating Strategies
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI
13:30:00 Panel Discussion - Reflections on Business Development and Political Risks in Africa
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI

Panelists:
- Svein Olsen, Managing Director, Soling Offshore
- Carey Eaton, Co-Founder, One Africa Media
- Dr. Derica Lambrechts, Political Risk Lecturer, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
- Are-Jostein Norheim, CSR Ambassador, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
14:30:00 Final Thoughts
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI
14:45:00 End of Norwegian Risk Forum 2013

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