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Ambassador Mary Ellen Miller round-table meetings

HE Mary Ellen Miller with NACC in Perth

Australia's Ambassador to Denmark, Norway and Iceland, meets with Norwegian Australian Chamber of Commerce members in Perth on December 3rd, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Norwegian Australian Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for hosting several meetings with Mary Ellen Miller, the Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Norway and Iceland.

An event in Perth was a mid-term posting consultation to for the purposes of meeting representatives of Norwegian and Australian companies, hear about their business experiences in Norway and Australia and to learn about their future plans.

A meeting in Sydney with the Chamber directors discussed ways to increase collaboration between the Embassy and the chambers.

The Norwegian and Australian companies’ areas of discussion were very broad. We recognised that there is a strong link between Western Australia and Norway due to mutual interest in the Oil and Gas industry with companies such as Equinor and Woodside communicating over many different areas.

Another area of mutual interest was working together to identify areas of technology developed in Australia that would be a benefit to Norway. For example, with the current interest in renewable energy, Australia’s experience in Solar Thermal Energy was identified as a potentially useful technology in Norway.

The Ambassador advised that there are now more Norwegian students in Australia than in the United States. She encouraged the Chamber to see this as an area that should be fostered to build “Soft Diplomacy”. She pointed out that this assists to generate links between cultures, which is highly effective for nations like Australia and Norway.

Ambassador Miller also requested that the Chamber keep her informed of the success stories for companies conducting business in or businesses moving to Australia or Norway so she can promote their success and further that we keep her informed of any challenges that companies encounter in the process of operating between the two countries.

We wish the Ambassador well for the remainder of her posting and look forward to continued dialogue with her for the remainder of her term.

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NACC Events invitations

Check out NACC's latest event invitation!

NACC President Sophia Demetriades invites you to join us as we welcome the new Norwegian Ambassador to Australia, Paul Gulleik Larsen at NACC's Boardroom Breakfast #8 at KPMG on October 18th in Sydney.

In Perth, we will review how Australia's immigration policy change is impacting the visa process on November 7th.

Save the date for NACC's Christmas party at Radisson Blu - a true Norwegian Christmas treat, in Sydney December 5th.

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Thank you to Cooper Partners!

Thank you to Cooper Partners for its generous event sponsorship on NACC's Innovation Clusters talk in Perth 22 May.

Richard Rickett presented on innovation clusters and their applicability across all types of Industry. Richard Rickett is the Cluster Manager from the Subsea Innovation Cluster, the first Oil and Gas Cluster in Australia. Richard explained how Clusters can form and the diverse complexity of the ones that exist. The Subsea Innovation Cluster is quite complex as it involves multiple stakeholders that include Service Companies, Academic Institutes, Legal Companies, Oil and Gas operators and several more, but other clusters may involve only a few stakeholders showing that the concept is scalable from the small to the large.

Richard was assisted by Tore Moe of Norwegian Energy Partners during the Question and Answer session, and judging by the volume of questions the concept has sparked a lot of interest across many different industries.

Informal networking followed the presentation, and this proved to be just as popular as the talk. Again our thanks to Cooper Partners for sponsoring the event and our members and friends for attending.

NACC Innovation Cluster Talk

NACC Innovation Cluster talk, Perth 22 May 2018

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