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