17th of September
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel at Bryggen


08:00 - 09:00
Registration and coffee
09:00 - 09:15
Solveig Holm, Chair, Steering Comittee
09:15 - 09:30
Opening speech
Erna Solberg, Prime Minister
09:30 - 09:45
We will restore our oceans #Nobullshit
Elisabeth Grieg, Chair, Grieg Maturitas

Elisabeth Grieg,

Co-owner of the Grieg Group and a member of the founding family,

Chair of Grieg Maturitas, and member of several other boards in the Group.

Grieg is also chair of the election committee in Grieg Seafood and she is vice chair of G2 Ocean AS.

Grieg is boardmember at London Business School, SOS Children Villages and REV Ocean AS, in addition to chair the election committee in WWF.

Grieg served as the first female president of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association. Grieg has also served as Chair of the Norwegian Guarantee Institute for Export Credits (GIEK) and board member of Nordea AB, Norsk Hydro and Statoil.

Grieg is well known for her strong social commitment, the need for sustainable business development and the fight against climate change.

09:45 - 10:00
Leading the blue revolution
Ole Eirik Lerøy, Chairman of the Board, MOWI

Ole-Eirik Lerøy, Chairman of the Board, Mowi ASA. Mr Lerøy has broad experience from the seafood industry. His previous positions include CEO in Lerøy Seafood Group ASA 1991-2008, Chairman of the Norwegian Seafood Federation (FHL), Chairman of the Board of the Norwegian Seafood Export Council (NSEC), Vice Chair of the DNB Supervisory Board and Member of the Board of the International Groundfish Forum. Currently Chairman of the Board at investment company Profond. He holds a degree from BI Norwegian Business School. 

10:00 - 10:15
Shaping the future of energy
Beate Myking, Senior Vice President, New Energy Solutions, Equinor

Beate holds an MSc in Petroleum Geology, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her working career started in Geco as a Geophysicist, moving on to Schlumberger as a wireline trainee and log analyst. She joined Equinor in 1991 and worked as a geologist for major oil fields offshore Norway. Her leadership career started in 1998 at the Gullfaks Field, where she held several positions within Geology/Geophysics, and Petech and Drilling. From 2005 she was VP for Operations, and for Maintenance and modifications for various oil and gas fields. She has also been VP for HSE within Projects, Drilling and Technology. Beate worked in Drilling from 2013, as SVP for Mobile rig construction and long term well planning. In June 2017 she was appointed SVP of New Energy Operations, responsible for offshore wind, solar and carbon capture operations. She works out of Equinor’s London office.

10:15 - 10:35
Coffee break and EXPO
11:30 - 12:00
Seafood and EXPO
12:00 - 13:10
Sustainability, innovation and crossover in the ocean industries
Knowledge for ocean management
Sissel Rogne, CEO, IMR, Dag Rune Olsen, Rector, University of Bergen and Peter Haugan, Program Director, IMR and past Chair of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC of UNESCO)

Peter M Haugan is Programme Director at Institute of Marine Research, Norway, with responsibility for international development and collaboration and professor of oceanography at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway. He is also past chair of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC of UNESCO). He has more than 30 years of experience in marine scientific research and international ocean science coordination. Recent achievements include raising the attention to ocean science, related data and information exchange and services in the United Nations (UN) system and beyond. The preparation and subsequent proclamation of the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) and the launch of the first ever Global Ocean Science Report (2017) are highlights. Haugan takes a keen interest in the science-policy-society interface. His professional merits include 5 years as research engineer in the petroleum industry in the early 1980ies, active contributions to seagoing and polar oceanography from the late 1980ies, research on climate, carbon cycle and storage of CO2 from he 1990ies, head of institutions, international coordination of marine research infrastructures and science-policy interface from 2000. He has broad academic interests and has also initiated and led research and education efforts in renewable energy including offshore wind and maritime low carbon solutions. His portfolio at IMR covers fisheries and aquaculture, seafood quality and ecosystem based management. He also serves as co-chair of the Expert Group serving the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy consisting of 14 heads of state.

The green business potential
Roger Rosvold SVP Sales Corvus Energy, Hans Petter Heggebø, CEO, Blueday Technology and Trond Furu, Professor/Research Manager, NTNU/Hydro Technology Office

Hans Petter Heggebø joined Blueday Technology in 2013 and have over 30 years of experience in the worldwide rig, marine and offshore services sector of the industry. Hans Petter was educated within power system engineering in Stavanger. Hans Petter has the background from Apply Sørco, Keppel Norway, GMC Elektro and Kværner. During his career he has developed extensive experience from a number of management positions, business development, engineering, project management and board positions.

Cross-over opportunities
Inger Graves, Ocean & Coastal Product Management Lead , Xylem Analytics and Henrik Bang-Andreasen, founder, Seaproof Solution and consultant at Trelleborg Offshore
Trust in digitalization
Christian Birkeland, Digital Officer, Grieg Seafood and Helge Stubberud, Solution Architect, IBM

Helge Stubberud, IBM. Helge have been working in IBM for 35 years in different roles, The last 10 years focusing on solution design in areas like Data, Analytics and AI in industries as Insurance Public Sector and Aquaculture. Project leader and architect for AquaCloud, a shared Innovation Platform for the Salmon Farming industry over the last 2,5 years. In parallel with full time employment with IBM, Helge are currently following the Executive Master Program in Seafood Management organized by the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). As part of the program he is writing a Thesis on the strategy on a a shared innovation and digitalization
platform for the Aquaculture industry.

13:10 - 13:30
Blue sustainable finance
Aksel Mjøs, Associate Professor, NHH, Kristin H Holt, Executive Vice President Global Head of Ocean Industries, and Jann Molnes, Portfolio Manager, Holbergfondene

Aksel Mjøs joined the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in his current position in 2010. Before joining NHH he was a researcher at Centre for Applied Research (SNF), 2006-2009. Mjøs holds a Master of Science degree from NHH and recieved his dr.oecon. in financial economics also from NHH in 2007. In addition, he has a Master of Science degree from London Business School, and is an Authorized Financial Analyst.


Before becoming an academic, Mjøs had a career in the financial services industry, being CEO of DnB Asset Management, Vice President in Morgan Stanley Investment Banking, London, as well as Company Secretary of Vital Insurance. Mjøs is chairman of the board of the Kavli Trust, a charity-owned multinational food group and deputy chair of Christian Michelsen’s Institute, an independent development research institute. He was member of a commission which proposed revised legislation of foundations and chaired the Norwegian government’s Capital access commission.

Mjøs´s research focuses on corporate debt and financial institutions, including the relationship between banks and borrowing companies as well as entrepreneurial financing. His work has appeared in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the European Journal of Operational Research. He is also coordinating the executive programs in finance offered by NHH in cooperation with the Norwegian Society of Financial Analysts.

13:30 - 13:45
Launch THE OCEAN 2020 - Discover, connect and collaborate for new sustainable, value added and competitive solutions and partnerships across the blue industries
Steering committee
13:45 - 14:30
Lunch and EXPO

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