NRCC Business Delegation from Murmansk to Oslo,
25-27 March 2014
March 25-27, 2014 the Murmansk region with the support of the Russian Trade Representation and the Russian Embassy in the Kingdom of Norway was arranging a business visit in Oslo of the official business delegation of Murmansk region headed by The First-Vice Governor of the Murmansk region Alexey Tukavin. He also presented a report “Murmansk region: today, tomorrow” - about economic and investment prospects of Murmansk region.
The main purpose of the visit was to intensify bilateral Russian-Norwegian economic relations, to show the economic potential of the Russian region of Murmansk as well as to promote investment opportunities between the Murmansk region and Norway. More than 100 participants from Russian and Norwegian enterprises took part. Tamara Chernysheva from the Russian Trade Representation in her opening speech has made an emphasis that Norway and Russia are united by common natural resources and therefore have common challenges. This business mission is devoted to creation of the favorable climate for citizens and business.
Program agenda included B2B meetings and targeted round tables, comprehensive presentation of investment potential of the region, visits to industrial, innovation and infrastructural facilities in Oslo.
There were 3 round-tables arranged:
- round-table on tourism
- round-table on business activities
- round-table on Oil&Gas and energy
The official delegation of Murmansk region included directors of large regional enterprises in the fields of transport, logistics, aquaculture, energy sector and housing and utility sector as well as representatives of small-scale entrepreneurship in the field of tourism and heads of business associations and unions of industrialists and region entrepreneurs.
Among the key business delegates from Murmansk where MMP B2B participant MAGE, Mr Gennadiy S. Kazanin that made a presentation about opportunities for cooperation in the Artic. In cooperation with the Russian Federation Trade Representation – the NRCC MMP B2B Norway – Russia organized five individual B2B meetings for one of the Murmansk business delegates. A positive result of such negotiations during the visit was a signing of a Memorandum between two companies within the Oil & Gas sector – and the signing took place at the Russian Embassy.