Offshore opportunities in renewable energy, reducing emissions in oil and gas production, green shipping and more will be centre stage at Brazil@Nor-Shipping, taking place on Tuesday, 5 April, at Nor-Shipping 2022.
Speakers including regulators, energy giants (such as Petrobras and Equinor), industry bodies, and stakeholders from throughout the maritime and ocean value chain will deliver expert insights, outlining growth potential and helping build crucial network connections.
Partnering for progress
“This is the fourth Brazil@Nor-Shipping, demonstrating both the strong bilateral ties between our two nations and how high-level collaboration can deliver opportunities for our ambitious Nor-Shipping audience,” comments Sidsel Norvik, Director, Nor-Shipping.
“Brazil remains one of the world’s most dynamic offshore markets, with a wealth of opportunities as we continue down the path towards energy transition. However, without the right knowledge, networks and partners it can be a challenge to navigate the optimal path forwards… and that’s where this initiative comes in. It’s about unlocking value. Both for Brazil itself and for the many industry leaders that can utilise their assets and expertise to accelerate developments.”
Amongst the highlights from the full-day programme, Rodolfo Saboia, Director General of ANP (Brazilian National Directorate of Petroleum) and Eduardo Nery, General Director of ANTAQ (Brazilian National Directorate of Waterway Transport) will discuss issues such as the move to modernise ports and developing Brazil’s promising offshore renewable energy sector.
Elbia Gannoum, CEO of ABEEOLICA (Brazilian Association for Wind Power) and Roberta Cox, Head of Offshore License from IBAMA (Brazilian Institution for Environment) will add their insights on wind power, while Petrobras executives Marcio Pereira and Marcos Araújo (respectively General Manager of Subsea Operations and General Manager of Supplier Relationships) will discuss the company’s portfolio and assess supply chain challenges and opportunities.
Further hot topics being discussed at the event, which runs from 09.00 to 16.00 in Nor-Shipping’s Conference Hall A at its Lillestrøm exhibition facility, include energy security, the ESG agenda, regulatory developments, ship financing, and more.
Facilitating the future
“We’ve tried to deliver a programme that covers the full spectrum of offshore opportunity in Brazil,” comments Ricardo Cesar Fernandes, Executive Director of ABRAN, The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association Brazil, and a main event organiser. “As such, I believe we have something truly valuable for attending shipowners, energy companies, service providers, brokers, regulators, manufacturers, and all those connected with the supply chain.”
He continues, “Collaboration will be central to achieving the sustainable success the world demands from evolving offshore markets, and Nor-Shipping provides the ideal platform to facilitate this. We’re looking forward to bringing Brazil to Norway next month, and then, as a result, bringing the best of Nor-Shipping back to Brazil to help power future progress. This is an exciting opportunity, for everyone.”
Nor-Shipping 2022, Your Arena for Ocean Solutions, takes place 4-7 April in Oslo and Lillestrøm. Alongside the main exhibition halls in Lillestrøm, key events include The Ocean Leadership Conference, The Quality Flag Forum, Blue Talks, The International Ship Autonomy and Sustainability Summit, the Young@Nor-Shipping programme, The Maritime Hydrogen Conference, and many more.
For full details of the schedule, visit www.nor-shipping.com/programme.