Newsletter October 2019

Fall is arriving in Shanghai, and as the leaves are turning yellow and the days are getting shorter, the Consulate General wishes everyone a pleasant return to work- and student life. We also extend our congratulations to The People’s Republic of China’s 70th anniversary, and hope everyone is enjoying the National Holiday. Like September, October offers a wide spectrum of Norway-related events, from concerts, business seminars to social get-togethers. Below we have compiled a list of Norway-related events this month in Shanghai.

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1st – 7th of October: Shanghai Coffee Festival

The Norwegian coffee roaster “Fuglen Coffee Roaster” will join the 1st Shanghai Coffee Festival during the Chinese National Holiday at the Crystal Plaza (no.308 Yaoti Road) from the 1st of October to the 7th of October. Opened in 1943, and now praised as “the world best coffee” and “must try before boarding flight” by New York Times, Fuglen has opened vintage designed stores in Oslo and Tokyo.

Photo from: Instagram/fuglenoslo


11th of October: Empowering Female Executives

The Norwegian Business Association (NBA) invites to a Nordic Joint Event, a breakfast forum focusing on women executives together with Countess Alexandra of Denmark and Dr. Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff. Both Alexandra and Dyckerhoff have extensive experience working in leading roles for famous firms and organizations such as McKinsey & Company, UNICEF and Hoffmann-La Roche. Please register with

Date: Friday, 11th of October 2019, 09:00 – 11:00.

Location: Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fu Cheng Road, Pudong, Shanghai



11th of October: Nordic Afterwork in Suzhou 

NBA is delighted to invite its members and friends to the first Nordic Afterwork in Suzhou of the year. Meet old and new friends from the Norwegian-, Finnish-, Swedish- and Danish Chambers of Commerce and spend a relaxing evening together!

Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
Time: 18.00 – 21.00
Venue: The Camel Sports Bar, No.188 Xinghai Street, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou 215021
Price: Free for NBA Members, CNY 300 for non-members.  Food and drinks included


13th – 21st of October: PAHN in Shanghai to participate at the Shanghai International Arts Fair.

The Norwegian Performing Arts Hub Norway (PAHN) is traveling to China this October 2019, and as part of their agenda they will join the Shanghai International Arts Fair. The Hub brings eight Norwegian dance and drama companies, some of which are visiting China for the first time. For interest, please contact


16th of October: Maritime Digitalization

NBA is inviting to a seminar on the future of digitalization in the maritime industry at Shanghai’s largest beer shop – Beer Lady. See below for more information.


18th of October: Paint n’Sip with ANSA Shanghai

ANSA Shanghai invites all the Norwegian students in Shanghai to a fun and social evening on Friday 18th of October. In a rented premise downtown, we gather for some relaxed, unserious painting with the goal to have fun and meet new people. ANSA provides painting equipment, snacks, food and soft drinks. Sign up before 11th of October on:

ANSA members: Free
Non-ANSA members: 50 yuan


22nd of October: Book Launch: Musings on leadership

NBA has invited Tor Mesoy – the Director of Agnus Consulting and author of the “Musings on Leadership” – for a book launch here in Shanghai. See below for more information.


25th – 28th of October: Norwegian Film Week

The fifth edition of “Beyond Frozen Point Film Festival” in China kicks off on 25th October, in collaboration with the Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai and local Chinese film and culture authorities. 8 films from modern Norway will be screened for the first time in Shanghai. More details and promotions to be revealed in early October.

More enquiry, contact

27th – 28th of October: Norwegian Ice Music tour at Shanghai International Arts Festival

Maybe the first and only ice musicians in the world originating from the Ice Music Festival in Norway, these musicians combine natural elements in music through the use of instruments made out of ice. On their first trip to China, they will join the Art Space program at the 21st Shanghai International Arts Festival on the 27th and 28th of October.  

Information to be updated on

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28th of October: Alan Walker Shanghai

The famous Norwegian DJ – Alan Walker – is on his “Aviation Tour” and will stop by Shanghai this late October. Alan Walker is best known for his 2015 single “Faded” which received certifications in Germany and Poland and multi-platinum certifications in over 10 countries including the US and the UK. Tickets are available from

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31st of October – 2nd of November: Norway-Asia Business Summit 2019

Photo from: NABS website

Norway Asia Business Summit is the most important meeting arena between Norwegian and Asian business leaders. The 2019 summit in Shanghai will bring together the frontier companies in both energy and ocean-based industries for a valuable encounter in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.

The energy and ocean-based industries will be vital in meeting many of today’s global challenges. By 2050, the world population is expected to surpass 9 billion. A rapidly growing population means increased demand for food, energy, transport, and minerals. At the same time, the oceans are already under significant pressure as a result of climate change, overfishing, and pollution. Driven by the need to prevent climate devastation, the global energy system is undergoing a rapid transition. The urgency for action is nowhere more apparent than in Asia, home to 60 percent of the world’s population. Innovation and diffusion of new technologies are indispensable for sustainable economic growth. For more information and for signing up, please have a look on


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