Aberdeen - Norway Gateway

The fourth annual Aberdeen-Norway Gateway will take place in Aberdeen on Monday 4th September 2017. 

The Gateway will again be hosted by Granite PR and managed by Business Plus Scotland, and will focus on knowledge sharing and networking opportunities for businesses seeking to establish or grow their presence in their counterpart location.

The event regularly attracts a good turnout of delegates representing a broad range of industry sectors, and traditionally features an impressive line-up of speakers with experience in doing business on both sides of the North Sea.  Last year saw it grow from its original one-day Aberdeen-Stavanger Gateway format to embrace even more of the opportunities presented throughout Norway. 

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Pictured, from left, are Brett Jackson, Sidsel Ostad Halvorsen & Francis Keirnan.

Brett Jackson, Lise Dean, Line Gronhaug & Leif Johan Sevland

The annual Aberdeen Norway Gateway Lunch event took place at Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel on Tuesday 14th June 2016. More details here
To see presentations from the event click here

As part of the Aberdeen Norway Gateway 2016, a Norwegian British Showcase was held on Wednesday 15th June. This allowed companies working across both countries to share their experiences and knowledge at a share fair/showcase exhibition. This was followed by the annual Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce Summer Barbecue event at Kippie Lodge Sports and Country Club in Milltimber.

Click here to view the programme for this year’s lunch event

A combined audience of more than 270 delegates took part in a new business event linking the cities of Aberdeen and Stavanger on Tuesday, June 3rd.

The Aberdeen-Stavanger Gateway has been hailed as a resounding success after taking place simultaneously in Aberdeen’s Marcliffe Hotel and Spa and the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Stavanger. The two venues were linked using audio-visual technology and delegates in both locations enjoyed an impressive line-up of leading speakers, panellists and hosts.

Commenting on the success of the inaugural Aberdeen-Stavanger Gateway, Granite PR founder and managing director Brett Jackson said: “Like many companies based in the North east of Scotland, we have experienced considerable growth in Norway in recent times. The creation of this new event served to highlight both the synergies and differences between Aberdeen and Stavanger whilst emphasising the opportunities that exist for all companies wishing to expand their presence in or knowledge of either location.

“The Aberdeen Stavanger Gateway was carefully timed to take place two months before the 40th ONS event in Stavanger and coincides with a number of companies choosing to establish or grow their presence in Aberdeen such as Statoil, Acona, DOF, NorSea Group and Wilhelmsen.”

“By updating delegates on developments in key industry sectors in both locations including operator overview, drilling, subsea, marine, taxation and civic links we hope that the event will play a part in cementing existing relationships and lead to the formation of new ones.”

The Aberdeen-Stavanger Gateway was sponsored by Aiken Group, Norsea Group, The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Stavanger, Anderson Anderson and Brown, Statoil, MMG, Petrasco, Centrifuges Un-Limited, add energy, DOF, Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Acona, Fraser Offshore, Aberdeen PA, Eastern Airways, ThinJack, Online Electronics, The Press and Journal/Energy Voice, A –line, Conventor, Norwood Hall Hotel, The Energy Institute and businessplus-scotland.

The event was supported by Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, SCDI, British Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, UKTI, Greater Stavanger Partnership, SDI, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Aberdeen Harbour.

Pictured, from left, are the Aberdeen speakers Kevin Mann (Anderson, Anderson & Brown LLP),
Johan A. Johansen (Statoil Aberdeen), Nigel Bradburn (Energy Institute), Brett Jackson (Granite PR), Jim Shiach (Centrifuges Un-Limited) and Giovanni Corbetta (DOF).

To view presentations/DVDs from the Aberdeen Stavanger Gateway Click here