"92 % of the participants of the III NRBF were satisfied or very satisfied with the Forum. More than 90 % of the III NRBF participants expressed their intentions of participating in the future NRBFs. More than 85 % say that they will recommend participation in the future NRBFs for their colleagues."

Results of the Evaluation of the III NRBF, October 2012 (by B2S Research AS)

Past events



The history of the Norwegian-Russian Business Forums dates back to 2010. In connection with the state visit of the President of the Russian Federation Mr. Dmitry Medvedev to Norway on April 26-27, 2010 the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (CCI of Russia) organized a Norwegian-Russian Business Conference in Oslo. The event took place at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo on April 26, and Russia’s President Mr. Dmitry Medvedev together with the Prime Minister of Norway Mr. Jens Stoltenberg participated in the NRBF with closing remarks. More than 350 representatives of Norwegian and Russian business, as well as Norwegian and Russian authorities took part in the event. The conference received broad coverage in Norwegian and Russian mass media.



The success was repeated in 2011 in Moscow, when NRCC and CCI of Russia organized the II Norwegian-Russian Business Forum: Towards a partnership for modernization on November 2-3. During the plenary session there were speeches of several prominent speakers both from Russia and Norway. The forum offered more than 350 registered participants from the two respective countries a good opportunity to discuss professional challenges in the five roundtable sessions. Minister of Industry and Trade of Norway Mr Trond Giske, Minister of Economic Development of Russia Elvira Nabiullina and Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mr Viktor Zubkov were participating in the plenary session. The forum was organised in the Congress Centre of the RF CCI, close to the Red Square and Metropol Hotel. In the evening before the event there was given a reception in the Embassy of Norway in Moscow. On the forum date there was also organised an NRBF Networking Dinner in Metropol Hotel & Restaurant.



In 2012, the III NRBF took place in Oslo, in the facilities of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), Majorstuen, on October 24. On the day before the event (October 23) participants and guests of the III NRBF joined in on the NRBF Networking Cocktail Event in the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. On the Forum's date, Minister of Industry and Trade of Norway Mr Trond Giske, Director General of the Russian Energy Agency Mr. Kirill Lugovtsev and Aide to the Minister of Economic Development of Russia Mr. Boris Morgunov greeted the participants during the opening plenary session. The forum program offered participants (in addition to the two plenary sessions) five parallel sessions. In the evening, the Forum participants were invited to an official reception on the occasion of the III NRBF in the facilities of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Norway.



IV NRBF 2014 In 2014, the IV NRBF took place in Moscow, in the premises of the CCI of Russia. 175 businesspeople, diplomats and officials met to discuss the further development of Russian-Norwegian
cooperation in trade and industry. The Forum was chaired by President of the NRCC, Liv Monica Stubholt and Vice-president of the CCI of Russia Alexander Rybakov. After the plenary session, the Forum continued with two panel sessions “Entering the Norwegian Market” and “Entering the Russian market”. Among discussed topics were development of the Arctic shelf and other oil and gas projects, attractive areas for investments in the current situation, improving logistics and infrastructure development, legal aspects of entering Norwegian and Russian markets, and others.
The day before official Forum opening, all the registered Forum participants were invited to the official Forum reception in the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow, hosted by H.E. Norwegian Ambassador to Russia Leidulv Namtvedt.