Ocean Now will also build excitement for Nor-Shipping 2022 – the first ‘winter’ Nor-Shipping, taking place 10-13 January in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway. “Originally, 1 June was set as the date of Nor-Shipping 2021, but, of course, the pandemic put paid to those plans,” comments Per Martin Tanggaard, Nor-Shipping Director. “So, we wanted to create something to help fill the gap left by the lack of physical gatherings, providing an event where the industry can tap into the latest developments, access opportunity, and continue collaborating. Ocean Now is the result.” Specially curated content “In an age of social distancing there’s more of a need than ever to work together,” adds Tanggaard’s co-Director Karen Algaard. “From our constant contact with the industry we know there are issues that simply won’t wait until we meet again, so we’re delivering a platform where they can be addressed in a meaningful way, today. I’m genuinely excited to see what our partners, participants and audience can achieve through this new kind of dynamic interaction.” From our constant contact with the industry we know there are issues that simply won’t wait until we meet again" Commencing on 1 June, the program is anchored by two headline activities – The Today Show by Nor-Shipping, a unique industry ‘TV style’ talk show on day one, and Nor-Shipping Hydrogen Blue Talks – Fuelling the Future, a new, global conference taking place on 2 June. In between, a range of specially curated content showcases breakthrough projects, innovations and partnerships, while there’s also coverage of a high level UNGC debate in Oslo on shipping’s green transition and much more. Delivering digital content Partner events will see DNV, DNB, Skuld, KONGSBERG and Jotun, among others, deliver digital content focusing on taking positive business #ACTION (the theme of Nor-Shipping 2022) within the ocean space. “From the outset we realized it was pointless to try and offer a digital version of Nor-Shipping itself,” explains Tanggaard. “What makes it so special is that, for one week only, key decision makers from around the world gather, connect and build opportunity together, face-to-face. The whole spectrum of shipping and the ocean industries are represented, making it a true hub for the community, and an unmissable date in the diary. That experience can’t be recreated on a screen. So, we decided we’d do something completely different.” Key stepping stone The Today Show by Nor-Shipping features a range of high-profile guests as well as live music He continues: “We also recognize that, with the proliferation of ‘home office’ throughout the industry, there’s a degree of screen fatigue. That’s why we’ve focused on tailoring something that really is unique, as illustrated by the inclusion of the ocean space’s first, dedicated business talk show. Ocean Now aims to offer something for everyone, and we see it as a key stepping stone on the path to our long-awaited reunion at Nor-Shipping 2022. That will, without a doubt, act both as a celebration and a launchpad for a new era of industry activity.” The Today Show by Nor-Shipping features a range of high-profile guests (including DNB CEO Kjerstin Braathen, DNV CEO Remi Eriksen and Jarand Rystad, CEO Rystad Energy) as well as live music from a special Nor-Shipping band, featuring Ståle Hansen, the CEO of Skuld and Viggo Bondi, Executive Director at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and former member of Bridges (pre a-ha), amongst others. Global renewable energy Nor-Shipping Hydrogen Blue Talks – Fuelling the Future, is a day-long paid for event taking place both online and at Nor-Shipping’s Nova Studios in Lillestrøm, Norway. Participants include national and global renewable energy and maritime stakeholders, such as Hege Økland, CEO NCE Maritime Cleantech, Trond Moengen of PILOT-E, Martin Prokosch. VP, Head of ZeroLab, Klaveness AS, Bjørn Simonsen, CEO Saga Pure, Steinar Madsen, CEO Topeka, and many more. 1 June: Free registration with access to The Today Show and a number of events by maritime players such as Jotun, KONGSBERG, DNV, DNB, Wärtsilä, TradeWinds, Skuld, Norwegian Maritime Authority, UNGC and more. 2 June: Nor-Shipping Hydrogen Blue Talks – Fuelling the Future is a paid-for, ticket only event, taking place both online and at Nor-Shipping’s Nova Studios in Lillestrøm, Norway.