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Norwegian Risk Forum 2021
October 21, Oslo

Managing Business Through Geopolitical Risks, Business Fluctuations & Energy Transition

Norwegian Risk Forum 2021 was an exclusive and international high-quality event where decision makers and business leaders experienced focused, useful and highly informative presentations and engaging panel debates in a live global video-conference.

Norwegian Risk Forum held entirely in English fosters a deeper understanding among leaders from industry, finance, logistics, insurance, retail, real estate, maritime industry and energy companies and other sectors. During Norwegian Risk Forum 2021 participants gained deep insight and understanding into how geopolitical dynamics and political risks impact international business opportunities around the world. In addition Norwegian Risk Forum 2021 examined industrial strategies, infrastructure developments, economic corridors and logistics dynamics.

Norwegian Risk Forum 2021 examined the theme - "Managing Business Through Geopolitical Risks, Business Fluctuations & Energy Transition." We welcome speakers from across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. NRF 2021 examined geopolitical and security risks, and business opportunities and industrial strategies in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In addition we examine current dynamics in Russian - European relations. This year we also examine renewable energy strategies in China, Japan and South Korea. The Corona pandemic remains a challenge in various regions, however we also observe a range of countries working strategically to develop infrastructure and economic corridors across Asia and Africa. This was the 12th annual Norwegian Risk Forum and we look forward to welcome speakers and participants from around the world.

Norwegian Risk Forum 2021 was held under the Chatham House Rule, which states that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor of any other participant may be revealed. Participants shared reflections, gathered insights and obtained analysis useful to develop existing or new business strategies. Due to the Coronavirus / Covid-19 pandemic NRCI hosted Norwegian Risk Forum 2021 via Cisco Webex - a secure video conference platform. We do not reveal information from Norwegian Risk Forum 2021 after the conference. This was an exclusive high-level conference only for registered and confirmed participants.

NRCI forms the annual Norwegian Risk Forum themes and programs through a careful examination of global geopolitical dynamics, business and infrastructure trends driving economic growth, new industry and business sector reforms, and emerging international agreements and peace agreements enabling international investments across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. NRCI monitors international economic drivers and trends, and geopolitical dynamics impacting and changing risk equations in countries, regions and globally. These observations form how we define and form Norwegian Risk Forum themes and programs every year. NRCI is experienced in managing events and this is the 12th annual Norwegian Risk Forum we host this year. During Norwegian Risk Forum you experience an international geopolitical and strategic event with high-quality speakers with presentations and panel-debates that are highly useful, interesting and relevant for international investments, business operations, NGO operations and for financial firms operating or managing investments internationally.

We received high appraisals and strong feedback from participants who attended Norwegian Risk Forum over the last 12 years since we hosted the first conference in 2010. We welcomed participants from leading positions from a range of industries and sectors from the corporate world, financial firms, international companies, NGOs, investor groups and public entities. Some participants informed us that they changed their international business strategies after attending Norwegian Risk Forum, and others ventured into new global expansion plans after receiving new and highly informative insights during Norwegian Risk Forums.

Norwegian Risk Forum is a most useful, informative and interesting geopolitical event for business leaders, leaders of organizations or risk departments, financial firms and international banks, and other global organizations planning international expansion or who need to monitor global geopolitical and strategic developments. Norwegian Risk Forum is now a world-leading annual geopolitical event and became a tradition for those who attended. Participants return year after year, and we value service very highly and follow up all participants closely.

”Norwegian Risk Forum features a remarkable constellation of speakers with diverse professional backgrounds, offering a substantial and candid discussion of the most important global security matters.”

Andrey Kortunov
Director General
Russian International Affairs Council
NRF 2021 Speaker & Panelist

”NRCI´s annual geopolitical Norwegian Risk Forum brings together analyses of the highest quality focusing on the political, economic and social prospects of regions around the world. It is unique in representing a remarkable mix of expertise, from the worlds of business, policy, and academia, to produce the kind of knowledge required by investors as well as politicians.”

Faisal Devji
Prof. of Indian History & Dir. of the Asia Studies Center, St. Antony´s College
University of Oxford
NRF 2020 Speaker and Panelist

”Very good with in depth analysis of political and business risks and environmental developments in influential countries”

Sverre Syberg
Senior Chartering Manager
Golden Ocean Group
NRF 2019 Participant

”Norwegian Risk Forum 2018 was excellent and eye-opening”

Gess Wong
Manager – Operation Management and Information Management
COSCO Shipping Ports, Hong Kong
NRF 2018 Speaker and Panelist

”I very much enjoyed being part of NRF 2018. The diversity and quality of the audience and speakers were outstanding, which made the sessions very informative and constructive. The subjects dealt with cover concrete cases which provide great value to the participants.”

Hicham Belmaachi
Chief Operating Officer
SEZ Khorgos Eastern Gate, Kazakhstan
NRF 2018 Speaker and Panelist

”Norwegian Risk Forum 2017 was excellent”

Evgeny Kulikov
Principal Business Development
Equinor
NRF 2017 Participant