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Program Norwegian Risk Forum 2014

This year's topics:

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

Opportunities and challenges for foreign investors

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Norwegian Risk Forum Staff

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


Program:

Day 1: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Part 1: Welcome and Keynote Address

08:00:00 Arrival & Registration
08:45:00 Welcome and introductory remarks
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI

Part 2: Political Risks and Business Prospects in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam

09:00:00 Political Unrest, Risk Drivers and Business Implications in Thailand
Dr. Paul Chambers, Director of Research, Institute of Southeast Asian Affairs (ISEEA), Thailand
09:30:00 Coffee & Networking Break
10:00:00 The Challenges of Establishing a Production Facility in Vietnam
Per Quang Fjellstad, General Manager, Cavoi Ltd., Vung Tau, Vietnam
10:30:00 Risks and Political Dynamics in Myanmar
Audun Aagre, Director, Norwegian Burma Committee
11:00:00 Panel Discussion: Political Challenges and Business Operations in Southeast Asia

Moderator: Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI

Panelists:

Dr. Paul Chambers, Institute of Southeast Asian Affairs, University of Chiang Mai

Audun Aagre, Director, Norwegian Burma Committee

Per Quang Fjellstad, Owner, Cavoi Ltd, Vung Tae, Vietnam
12:00:00 Lunch at Grand Café

Part 3: Risks and Business Outlook in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines

13:00:00 Political Risks and Business Dynamics in Malaysia
H. E. Ambassador Hans Ola Urstad, H.E. Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Kuala Lumpur
13:30:00 Political Dynamics and Security Threats in Indonesia (Presentation via Web-link)
Sidney Jones, Director, Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict, Jakarta
14:00:00 Coffee & Networking Break
14:30:00 Political Risks, Security Threats and Business Opportunities in the Philippines
Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler, Philippines
15:00:00 Panel Discussion: Political Risks and Business Dynamics in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines

Moderator: Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI

Panelists:

H.E. Ambassador Hans Ola Urstad, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sidney Jones, Director, Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict, Jakarta, Indonesia (Via Web-link)

Maria Ressa, Founder and CEO, Rappler, Philippines
16:00:00 End day 1
17:00:00 Networking and Interaction, Etoile Bar, 8th
18:30:00 Norwegian Risk Forum Dinner at Grand Café, Grand Hotel

Day 2: Friday, October 24, 2014

Part 4: Piracy, Political Risks and Business Entry in Southeast Asia

08:30:00 Arrival & registration
09:00:00 Security Threats in Singapore and Malaysia – Implications for Companies and Investors
Anton Chan, Research Analyst, International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
09:30:00 Risk Coming from the Sea: Will the South China Sea Disputes Lead to Conflict and Destabilize the Countries Involved?
Stein Tønnesson, Research Professor , Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
10:00:00 Coffee and Networking Break
10:30:00 Panel discussion: Security Threats, Piracy Challenges and Regional Outlook in Southeast Asia

Moderator: Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI

Panelists:

Maria Ressa, Founder and CEO, Rappler, Philippines

Anton Chan, Research Analyst, International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore (Via Web-link)

Stein Tønnesson, Research Professor, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
11:30:00 Lunch at Grand Café

Part 5: Business Development and Risk Management in Southeast Asia

12:30:00 Business Development and Market Entry in Indonesia and Singapore
Torunn Taralrud, Regional Director – South & Southeast Asia, Innovation Norway
13:00:00 Coffee & Networking Break
13:30:00 Panel Discussion - Reflections on Business Development and Political Risks in Southeast Asia

Moderator: Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI'

Panelists:

Torunn Taralrud, Regional Director – South & Southeast Asia, Innovation Norway

Dr. Paul Chambers, Director of Research, Institute of Southeast Asian Affairs, Thailand

Maria Ressa, Founder and CEO, Rappler, Philippines
14:30:00 Group Work: How to Structure a Risk Management Strategy for Southeast Asia
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI
15:30:00 Final Thoughts
Arne Elias Corneliussen, Founder & CEO, NRCI
15:45:00 End of Norwegian Risk Forum 2014

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