Pres­i­dent of NBAS, Leo Stornes re­flects on suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the Nor­wayAsia Busi­ness Sum­mit 2018.

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The Nor­we­gian Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion (Singapore) and Team Nor­way in Singapore sin­cerely once again thank all del­e­gates, speak­ers and spon­sors that con­trib­uted to­wards en­sur­ing the suc­cess of Nor­way Asia Busi­ness Sum­mit 2018.

We be­lieve it’s im­por­tant to en­sure that we keep the tra­di­tion with or­gan­is­ing Nor­way Asia Busi­ness Sum­mit alive and cur­rent as an an­nual event, given the con­stant and many changes we are wit­ness­ing in Asia on daily ba­sis. The eco­nomic growth, changing de­mo­graph­ics, im­proved spend­ing power and very rapid dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion in Asia rep­re­sents more op­por­tu­ni­ties now than ever be­fore, this re­lates to Nor­we­gian busi­nesses cur­rently in Asia and not least for the many star­tups and in­vestors from Nor­way plan­ning to en­ter Asia and the fastest grow­ing eco­nomic re­gions on this planet.

At the Nor­way-Asia Busi­ness Sum­mit 2018 we tried to un­wrap and un­cover the many po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic driv­ing forces that chal­lenge sta­tus quo in Asia and what to pos­si­bly ex­pect in the fu­ture. The lively de­bate at the sum­mit rep­re­sented the com­plex­ity, di­ver­sity, chal­lenges, op­por­tu­ni­ties and power struc­ture agen­das in the re­gion it’s im­por­tant to have in mind when con­sid­er­ing where the best growth trac­tion the re­gion can be se­cured.

We thank all the other Nor­we­gian Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tions in Asia for contributing and be­ing present at the sum­mit.

To­gether as Team Nor­way Asia we stand stronger, we value the im­por­tance of pos­i­tive syn­er­gies, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and co­op­er­a­tion across bor­ders and be­tween the many ac­tive Nor­we­gian Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tions in Asia.

Nor­we­gian Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion China will stage the next Nor­way-Asia Busi­ness Sum­mit in Shang­hai from 24 to 26 Oc­to­ber 2019. Put the dates firmly in your cal­en­dar and please sup­port and par­tic­i­pate.

Nordic In­no­va­tion House have set­ups in San Fran­cisco and New York, when they now plan for es­tab­lish­ment in Singapore and Hong Kong it sig­nals and re­flect the grow­ing im­por­tance of Asian mar­kets within the global in­no­va­tion ecosys­tems. The Nor­we­gian owned busi­nesses in Asia wel­come the ini­tia­tive as these es­tab­lish­ments will as­sist in our work with putting the op­por­tu­ni­ties in Asia even more firmly on the roadmap for in­vestors and or­gan­i­sa­tions in Nor­way con­tem­plat­ing en­try to Asian mar­kets.

Leonard O. Stornes

Pres­i­dent Nor­we­gian Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion (Singapore)


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