The Embassy of the United States of America, DnB NOR and the Norwegian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association welcome you to the conference:
New Energy Opportunities: Reality or Smoke and Mirrors
Keynote addresses by:
- U.S. Ambassador to Norway Benson K. Whitney, U.S. Government Policies, Investment Potential
- Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (Speaker TBD), Norwegian Government Policies, Investment Potential
- Storebrand CEO Idar Kreutzer, Ethics and New Energy: Does Ethical Investing Make Business Sense?
New Energy: Fiction or Reality?
Is new energy merely a fad? Given the global financial crisis, are companies investing in needed R&D? How much is dependent on government subsidies? Are companies serious when they advertise a commitment to creating New Energy teams? What are internal cost–cutting pressures?
- Reflections: Grete Sønsteby, CEO, Scatec
Moderator: Rolf Hestenes, Director, Oil and Gas Technology Suppliers, Norsk Industri⁄Federation of Norwegian Industries
Speakers to include senior representatives from StatoilHydro, Statkraft, DNV, AkerSolutions, U.S. energy company (TBD)
Funding in Uncertain Times: Have New Energy Investments Missed the Boat?
Are available credit markets tapped for New Energy investments? What’s out there? What realistic opportunities are available in Norway and the U.S.? Is this uncertain market climate an opportunity—or disaster—for small⁄mid–sized new energy companies? Which lenders⁄investors will take risks—and who won’t? Does limited financing increase—or decrease—risk taking?
Moderator: Tellef Thorleifsson, General Partner and Co–founder, Northzone Ventures
Speakers to include senior representatives from: DnB NOR, NVCA portfolio companies, Innovation Norway, Sargas
Conference participants are also invited to a Networking Reception hosted by
U.S. Ambassador Benson K. Whitney
Time: 5:00–6:30 p.m.
Venue: U.S. Ambassador’s Residence, Villa Otium
Address: Nobels gate 28, Oslo
RSVP deadline: Thursday, April 23, 2009. Please note that capacity is extremely limited for both events.
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