February Newsletter 2021

A message from Consul General Lise Nordgaard:

| Shanghai

I am very happy to have resumed the post as Norway’s new Consul General here in Shanghai. I am excited about the job – and look forward to working with the Norwegian businesses and entrepreneurs in Shanghai as well as in the provinces Anhui, Jiangxi, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

I also look forward to working with the Chinese business community and learn more about the multitude of bilateral opportunities between Norway and China. Cooperation between the cultural and educational communities are also essential and prioritized areas to ensure solid bilateral opportunities between our two countries. As Consul General, I will strive to facilitate for useful and mutual beneficial meeting grounds for these communities.

It is also fantastic to be back in China. I worked at our Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing from 2010 to 2015. Previously I have also served in our Embassies in Moscow, Singapore and Yangon.

I am really looking forward to meeting Norwegians in Shanghai and in the surrounding provinces, as well as meeting our Chinese cooperation partners.

I wish everyone a great Spring Festival as we get ready to enter the year of the Ox.

Kind regards
Lise Nordgaard

5th of February: Friday beer
Klubb Norge invites to the monthly Friday beer at Cottons, 132 Anting Road at 19:00.

NBA Annual General Meeting 2021

Norwegian Business Association China is pleased to invite all our members to attend the Annual General Meeting for the year of 2021 on Tuesday March 2nd. The AGM shall approve the Annual Report 2020, including the statement of accounts, as well as elect the Board of Directors and Chairman.

Date: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
Time: 18:00-21:00 (Registration from 17:30, 30min)
Venue: Info on venue will be announced later. Dinner will be served.
Members outside Shanghai may join via webinar

The Consulate’s page on Linkedin has been launched

To tighten the connection between Norway and China in the business field the Consulate General recently launched its own LinkedIn page. You can now find our latest business activities and upcoming events in Eastern China on LinkedIn, as well as firsthand information on Consulate personnel changes and job adverts.

Let’s get linked!

#Action For Equality# SoMe campaign on Weibo
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of International Development launched the #Action For Equality# on January 28. The goal is to encourage wider attention to gender equality, and to share knowledge and awareness about the Covid-19 pandemic’s negative impact on equality. Lise Nordgaard, the new Consul General at the Norwegian Consulate in Shanghai, contributed with her first video in Shanghai, inviting everyone to take the Equality Quiz and face the facts!

Watch the video on Weibo here.

Take the Equality Quiz: www.actionforequality.org

Consul General visited Kongsberg Maritime and Mowi in Shanghai

In order to learn more about their business scope and development in China, the Consul General did a courtesy visit to the facilities of Kongsberg Maritime and Mowi in Shanghai on February 3 and 4. A main task of the Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai is to support Norwegian business locally and strengthen the Sino-Norway business connections in the Eastern China region.

Norway Celebrates 1 year Countdown to 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics & Paralympics
On the occasion of the 1 year countdown to 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics & Paralympics, the Norwegian foreign missions in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou jointly organized an online press conference on January 29 for the Norwegian delegation aiming for Beijing 2022. Heads of the delegation, Tore Øvrebø and Cato Pedersen, introduced the preparations for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Norwegian athletes preparing for the Beijing Winter Olympics also sent their best wishes via video.

Read the full story by Global Times here.

Norway Wave 2021 to launch on Tencent

Norway Wave is a new program focusing on Norwegian performing arts and music, in collaboration with various Norwegian performing arts organizations and arts festivals such as Bergen International Arts Festival, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra etc. This year they are going to be introduced to the Chinese audience online via Tencent, to present the best of Norwegian performing arts. Tentative launching date is 27 Feb. Stay tuned!

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Stay updated on what we do at the Consulate General by following our social media accounts:  

Instagram: norwayinshanghai (English)

Weibo: 挪威驻上海总领事馆 (Chinese)

LinkedIn: Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai

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