Chairman: Gunn Marit Helgesen, Telemark County Council
Welcome address Ms Gunn Marit Helgesen, Mayor Telemark County Council
Welcome address Speaker to be announced
China, a Country Devoting to Sustainable Development Ms Chen Naiquing, Chinese ambassador to Norway
Regional support of bilateral cooperation between Norway and China Mr Tor Ottar Karlsen , Chairman Buskerud, Vestfold, Telemark Regional Development Council
Launching Ceremony of the zero emission Smart Car Concept Zero emission electric vehicle technology –a partnership between Norwegian & Canadian industrial partners Mr Oddbjørn Solum, CEO Miljøbil Grenland AS & Mr Sankar DasGupta, CEO Electrovaya
10:45 Waste, Water and Clean Energy in China
China is experiencing phenomenal economic growth. This has improved the lives of millions, but has also had serious environmental impacts. There is huge demand for energy, water and raw materials. China has taken considerable steps towards alleviating these problems, but recognizes the need for broad international cooperation to identify the best solutions to these issues.
The purpose of this session is to address Chinese priorities within water, waste and energy, presented by key Chinese officials from different governmental bodies and NGO’s.
World Bank has several studies and projects ongoing within the field of environment and resource management in China. Current studies within this field are to be presented as the second part of the waste, water and energy in China session.
Chairman: Ms. Inger Johanne Wiese, Department for International Cooperation, Norwegian Ministry of Environment
10:45 National priorities and demand for research & technology development within waste, water and clean energy Mr Ke Bing, Director Division of Resources and Environment, Ministry of Science and Technology
11:05 National priorities within environmental protection with a focus on air, water and waste pollution Dr. FENG Dong-fang, Division Director of Policy Research Centre for Environment and Economy, SEPA (State Environmental Protection Administration)
11:25 The involvement of World Bank in environmental projects in China Mr Jostein Nygard, World Bank
12:05 World Bank report (in preparation): -Environmental challenges/need for institutional reform? Mr Erik Børset, NORPLAN
12:25 World Bank report: Economic growth and environmental impact in China Mr Haakon Vennemo, Econ
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
Chairman: Mr. Leif Svarstad, CEO BTV Invest AS
14:30 Environmental issues, Beijing Olympic Games 2008 Mrs. Sun Hong, Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, Department of Environmental Activities
14:50 Experiences from the field of renewable energy sector in China Mr. Liu Yong, Managing Director Hefei Tianyan Green Energy Development Co. Ltd.
15:10 Understanding the Chinese market. Regional prospects in cooperation with Chinese Enterprises Mr Jin Xueqi, Deputy Director of the Torch High Technology Industry Development Centre, Ministry of Science & Technology.
15:30 Coffe break
16:00 Scandinavian – Chinese relations; Cultures, Values and Challenges
A mutual cultural understanding is important. This session will address both differences between Scandinavian and Chinese culture, and ways of dealing with such differences.
16:00 Key aspects of developing successful relations in China Mr Tony Fang, Professor Stockholm University School of Business
16:30 Summary day 1 Ms Inger Johanne Wiese, Department for International Cooperation, Norwegian Ministry of Environment
1800 Conference Dinner and Concert
18:00 Conference dinner
20:00 Conference concert Meeting on a bridge
08:30Business Experiences from China
The Chinese economy has been booming for years and the growth seems unstoppable. This has created market opportunities that have attracted many foreign companies. There have been varying degrees of success. The purpose of this session is to present a broad range of experiences from a variety of companies, from small & medium sized to larger industrial companies.
Chairman: Mr. Ragnar Eriksen, CEO Entech BA
08:30 Business in China & the experiences of a Norwegian company in China Mr Isak Lauvaas, Asian operations Elkem ASA
08:45 The challenge and the strategy –as viewed by a medium sized company Mr Terje Andersen, COO AnoxKaldnes
09:00 Business development in China, Experiences of establishing and operating
Mr Ove Nodland, Managing director Nordic Industrial Park
09:15 Old-new China –What to expect of the future market Mr Jan Kulefeldt, ABB
09:30 Experience of Chinese business cultureand the value of guanxi Ms Live Aker Haukvik, Goodtech ASA
09:45 Negotiations in China – patent and technology protection Mr Kelly Malone, WIKBORG, REIN & CO
10:00 Summary & discussions
10:45Business development, financial issues and strategies in China
Business development in emerging markets is often associated with complex risk factors. In this respect methodical preparation and development is a key factor for developing business in China. This session addresses key aspects that have to be addressed in the initial and development stage of an internationalisation process towards China.
Chairman: Mr. Thor Sverre Minnesjord, CEO Green Business NorwayNorway
10:45The Investor perspective on approaching emerging markets Mr Nils B. Vogt, CTO Argentum
11:05 Approaching business opportunities in China
Innovation Norway’s contribution to internationalisation of Norwegian enterprises
Mr Hans Joachim Motzfeld, Innovation NorwayBeijing office
11:20Financing Norwegian export to China
Ms Catrine Liem, Senior Vice President Eksportfinans
Export guarantees, risk assessment and strategies in export projects
Mr Ole Whist, Head of divisionGIEK, Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency
11:45 Financial complexity and strategies when approaching emerging markets
Mr. Atle Milford, Partner Export finance services
12:30Water Resource Management in China
12:30 Implementing the Integrated Water Resource Management under a Changing
Context in China
WANG Yi Professor, Assistant Director Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese
Academy of Sciences
12:50 Bilateral and Multilateral Opportunities through Network Cooperation
Experience shows that network cooperation improves business development opportunities in export markets.
The purpose of this session is to emphasise advantages of network cooperation and illustrate the importance of bilateral cooperation as a basis for business development in emerging markets.
Chairman: Mr. Tore Lasse BY, Innovation Norway
12:50Developing business through joint research and education project
Professor Rune Bakke, TelemarkUniversityCollege
13:10Green business in China, how to work through bilateral channels & the role of the media.
Mr Zhan Wanli, programme officer South North Institute for Sustainable Development
13:25The China - Norway dialogue:how does this contribute to the internationalisation process?
Mr Jon Vea, director international department NHO – Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises