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Nigeria Focus Roadshow 2017 – NORWAY

25 October, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Invest in Nigeria Seminar in Oslo with Mettle Consult
On behalf of the Board of the Nigerian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (NNCC), and Mettle Consult, we would like to extend this cordial invitation to you to join us at the ‘Nigeria in Focus’ Roadshow, in Oslo, Norway.

Theme:        Charting New Horizons: Delivering Change and Opportunity in Africa’s Largest Economy

Date:            25th October 2017

Venue:         NHO Oslo, Middelthuns Gate 27, 0305 Oslo, Norway

Time:           08.00 – 16.00 (Oslo)

Our ‘Nigeria in Focus’ Roadshow aims to inform colleagues and counterparties on the characteristics, changes and developments within the Nigerian economy, while presenting the opportunity scope for effective cross-border collaboration and commercial advantage.

We would be immensely obliged and honoured if you would kindly accept our invitation to join us at the ‘Nigeria in Focus’ Roadshow, to share thoughts and ideas with stakeholders and decision makers. Our Forum is hosted in collaboration with our Chamber Member, Mettle Consult, and is supported by The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Nigeria, the Norwegian African Business Association (NABA), Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP), Innovation Norway and the Seafood Council of Norway.


Trade & Investment Seminar (08.00 – 12:00)
Reviews the question “Why invest in Nigeria today”, followed by the question “What are the fiscal, sectoral and legal frameworks to support investment in Nigeria today”. Capping this seminar, Statoil will share its experience of 25 years in Nigeria.
08.00: Registrations
09.00: Welcome Address – Åsmund Mandal, Board Member, Nigerian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce
09.10: Norway as Investment Partner – Ms Tone Skogen, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
09.25: Introduction to Nigeria – Ambassador Rolf Ree, Ambassador of Norway to Nigeria (Rtd.)
09.40: Investing in Nigeria Today – Hajiya Ladi Katagum, Director of States Coordination, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission
10.10: Tea/Coffee Break
10.35: Endre Opdal – A success case study – HotelOnline
10.40: Doing Business in Nigeria; Legal Frameworks – Gbenga Biobaku, Managing Partner, Gbenga Biobaku & Co
11.00: STATOIL: 25 Years in Nigeria – Heine Melkevik, Managing Director, Statoil Nigeria Ltd
11.30: Q&A / Panel Discussion
12.00: Closing Remarks – Chijioke Igwe, Chairman, Nigerian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce

12.00 – 13.00: Lunch

Oil & Gas Forum (13.00 – 16.00)
Reviews the state of the Nigerian Oil & Gas sector today and the sector view to 2021 by Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP). Examines the Legal framework within which ‘Nigerian Content’ must be understood. Key Norwegian and Nigerian players share experiences, challenges and successes, followed by an interactive Q&A session.
13.00: Welcome Address – Adebayo Adebiyi, Board Member, Nigerian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce
13.20: The Nigerian Offshore Oil & Gas Market; Towards 2021 – Gulbrand Wangen, Regional Director, Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP)
13.35: ‘Nigerian Content’; The Legal Framework – Gbenga Biobaku, Managing Partner, Gbenga Biobaku & Co
13.45: Experience Sharing – APL/NOV – Håvard Hjellseth, Global Vice President, Business Development
14.05: Experience Sharing – BW Offshore – Jean-Francois Auzelou – Vice President, Business Development
14.25: Experience Sharing – TechnipFMC – Martin Svenungsen – Senior Project Manager
14.45: Tea / Coffee Break
15.00: ‘Nigerian Content’ in Practice – Frederic Gere, CEO, Aveon Offshore
15.30: Q&A / Panel Discussion
16.00: Closing Remarks – Chijioke Igwe, Chairman, Nigerian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce

16.00 – 18.00: Speed Meetings / One-to-One Meetings

19.00 – 21.00: Networking Dinner

For any inquiries, contact Chisom Udeze at


25 October, 2017
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Nigerian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (NNCC)
Mettle Consult


Middelthunsgate 27
Oslo, Oslo 0305 Norway
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