Norwegian – German Business Summit

09:30-10:45 Registration coffee/tea

11:00-12:15 Opening ceremony: Norwegian – German Business Summit – a strong partnership in the green industrial transition

  • Host: Julia-Niharika
  • Welcome by Prof. Norbert Aust, Präses der Handelskammer Hamburg
  • Welcome by First Mayor of Hamburg Peter Tschentscher
  • Speech by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

Panel: Stronger together for a sustainable future

  • Host: Julia-Niharika Sen
  • Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Christian Vestre
  • Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Aasland

Panel: Stronger together foro the green industrial transition

  • Host: Julia-Niharika Sen
  • Hilde M Aasheim, CEO, Hydro
  • Remi Eriksen, President and CEO DNV
  • NN Mercedes

12:00-12:30 Coffee/tea break

12:30-13:30 Norway and Germany to explore and realize low-carbon solutions for the energy transition

Norway and Germany have strong commitments, initiatives, and efforts in the energy transition to respond to climate ambitions and obligations. The two countries have a long history and experience of partnership and collaboration in fields of energy, industry, shipping and related sectors. Together the countries work to realize the hydrogen value chain and low-carbon society. A difficult but very important task.

The energy and industry partnership between Norwegian and German governments paves way for increased collaboration between the two countries, and also in the industry. Governmental representatives, industry executives, and the broader ecosystem are invited to follow key notes, panel debates, presentations and mingling. The purpose of the parallel sessions is to nurture and enhance partnerships on industrial and business level.

How can the two countries and their industries, partner and collaborate

  • Welcome
  • Macro view opportunities and challenges for energy transition, low carbon value chains, and shipping fuels – Norway & Germany – Remi Eriksen, President and CEO DNV

German-Norwegian Energy collaboration – joint feasibility study on Hydrogen and CO2

  • Rune Baustad, Study Manager, Gassco
  • Kim Malin Lakeit, Team Leader H2-Technologies and Value Chains, DENA

Panel: Panel statements/ interview with industrial representatives from both Germany & Norway representing the full value chain for Hydrogen and CO2


  • Svein Skeie SVP Equinor
  • Svein Tore Holsether, President & CEO YARA International
  • Jürgen Tzschoppe, EVP Statkraft
  • Ulf Heitmüller CEO VNG


  • Marie Jaroni, SVP ThyssenKrupp Steel
  • Erik Nyheim, President & CEO Höegh LNG
  • Michael Zechner Managing Director WintershallDEA
  • Geir Håøy, President and CEO Kongsberg

13:30-14:30 Business networking lunch

14:30-16:00 Parallel session 1: Hydrogen and low-carbon industry solutions

Panel on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

  • Morten Henriksen, CEO Gassnova (moderator)
  • Jostein Tegle, Strategy and Market Director Northern Lights JV DA
  • Carolin Bossmeyer, Head of Liaison Office, Heidelberg Materials
  • Endre Stavseng, Head of Commercial Development, Aker Carbon Capture
  • Nina Scholz, Country Manager Germany Equinor


Renewable Energy & Green Hydrogen

Key note by Markus Exenberger, Executive Director H2Global


  • Jon Dugstad, Norwegian Energy Partners (NORWEP)
  • Ingebjørg Telnes Wilhelmsen, General Secretary, Norwegian Hydrogen Forum (moderator)
  • Sven Utermöhlen, CEO RWE Renewables
  • Jörg Singer, Chairman, Aqua Ventus
  • Holger Matthiesen, SVP Business Development Europe, Aker Horizons


Pitches: Norwegian- German partnerships & projects

  1. Hydepoint, Elin Steinsland CEO and GER Industrial Corporation TBC
  2. KYOTO Group AS, Lars Martinussen CCO Klingele Paper & Packing AG, Robert Tschullik
  3. Fuella, Cornell Russi & Thorsten Helms EnBw, Daniel Hacki; Head of Origination & Allianz Capital PartnersGen2 Energy, TBC
  4. SEFE, TBC Econnect Energy, Kaja Kaas CCO Tree Energy Solution (TES),  Jens Schmidt CTO


14:30-16:00 Parallel session 2: Green maritime

Host: Gaby Bornheim, President German Shipowners Association (VDR)

Panel: Hydrogen’s Future as a Maritime Fuel:

  • Dr. Daniel Meyer, General Manager, Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime
  • Lise Edvardsen Haugan, CEO, Kongsberg Maritime
  • Pierre C Sames, SVP Strategic Development Director, DNV Maritime

Panel: The Position of Ammonia in the Future Deepsea Fuel Mix

  • Constantin Baack, CEO, MPC Container
  • Harald Solberg, CEO, Norwegian Shipowners’ Association
  • Helge Bartels, COO, Schulte Group
  • Yara Clean Ammonia (tbc)

Panel: Joint Projects and Innovation Funding

  • Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland
  • Ada Jakobsen, CEO, Maritime Cleantech
  • Innovation Norway

Panel: The Future of Battery-electric Solutions

  • Matthias Schulze, Head of Naval and Maritime Solutions, Siemens Energy
  • Edmund Tolo, R&D/Sales Manager, Fjellstrand (tbc)


08 Nov 2023



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