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Norwegian Risk Forum 2023

October 26, Oslo

Norwegian Risk Forum 2023 was NRCI’s 14th annual geopolitical conference where we welcomed business leaders, investors and leading analysts from around the world. We enjoyed insightful and high-quality presentations and engaging panel debates. During Norwegian Risk Forum 2023 we experienced four dynamic and highly informative sessions.

Norwegian Risk Forum 2023 examined the theme – “An Era of Global Geopolitical Instability and Changing Global Order.” In the first session we assessed China’s political posture and global strategy after the end of China’s zero-Covid policy. Moreover, we explored geopolitical dynamics, politcal risks and business opportunities in Southeast Asia. In this first session we also assessed broader geopolitical and strategic developments in East and Southeast Asia in light of the tense US-China strategic relationship, and the changing global order due to the war in Ukraine.

In the second session we examined political risks and geopolitical developments in the Middle East and the Caucasus. In this session we focused on Azerbaijan, Iraq, Qatar and Kuwait. Therefore, we gave particular attention to geopolitical and risk dynamics in the broader Middle East.

In the third session we examined the geopolitical landscape and broader strategic dynamics in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the Caucasus. Currently, eastern Europe lies along the front line of the war in Ukraine. Simultaneously Europe’s facing a strategic challenge with the consequences of the war. This puts Europe’s future in question as broader strategic competition between the US and China intensifies. The Balkans lies at the intersection between Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. While the Caucasus balances strategically between Russia, Turkey, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

The fourth and final session delved into political, infrastructural, economic, and investment developments in western and eastern Africa. More specifically we examined Ghana, the Ivory Cost, and Nigeria in western Africa; and Mozambique in eastern Africa.

Norwegian Risk Forum is 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 share reflections, gather insights and obtain analysis useful to develop existing and new business strategies. We do not reveal information from Norwegian Risk Forum 2023 after the conference. This is an exclusive annual geopolitical conference only for registered and confirmed participants. We host Norwegian Risk Forum 2023 on Webex video-conference.

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 enabling international investments and business operations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. 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 was the 14th annual Norwegian Risk Forum. 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.

Norwegian Risk Forum is a highly useful, informative and insightful geopolitical conference for business leaders, leaders of organizations or risk departments, financial firms and international banks, and other global organizations planning international expansion or who needs to monitor global geopolitical and strategic developments.

Norwegian Risk Forum is a world-leading annual geopolitical event and a tradition for those who attend annually. Participants return year after year, and we value service very highly and follow up all participants and speakers closely.

”Norwegian Risk Forum was magisterial. Excellent speakers. I was impressed.”

Alexander Hoare
Partner & Director
C. Hoare and Co.

”Norwegian Risk Forum was excellent.”

Evgeny Kulikov
Principal Business Development

”I was truly impressed by the quality of the panelists and the relevance of the topic. We had the opportunity to discuss a wide variety of topics related to regional supply chain challenges, trade environment, and security risks related to business. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to participate in this event for the 1st time.”

Jean-Marc Ricca
Managing Director
BASF Country Cluster West Africa

”This conference was very worthwhile attending, and the quality of the presentations and discussions were excellent”

Jon Daniel Nesje
AAK Group

”Norwegian Risk Forum was very good.”

Torodd Eeg-Olsen
Head of Risk Management

”Norwegian Risk Forum included a select group of key players”

Adam Kurdahl
Space Group Architects

”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

”This is my second participation as a speaker in the Norwegian Risk Forum. I am always impressed by the high level of organization, speakers and topics covered. Every speaker is hand picked by Arne Elias Corneliussen, who is the program chair, based on their expertise and immersion in the subject, which makes the forum a success. Arne’s impressive global field knowledge is key to unlocking the full potential of the panel discussions. His moderator role brings into light the major challenges and risk outlook. We all learn from this unique forum.” 

Hicham Belmachi
Chief Operating Officer

SEZ Khorgos East Gate and Rail Terminal, Kazakhstan

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