Nor-Shipping and WISTA look to enable sustainable arctic opportunities
Nor-Shipping is joining WISTA at its AGM and Conference in Tromsø, Norway this month to help delegates address the opportunity, and challenges, of developing responsible maritime activity in the far North. Taking place from 23-26 October WISTA's 'Breaking the Ice' programme features high profile industry and political figures from Norway and beyond, with Nor-Shipping's Director Per Martin Tanggaard appearing as a keynote speaker.
"New technology and environmental conditions present growing business opportunity in the Arctic region, but they must be approached with the sensitivity and care this unique area demands," comments Tanggaard. "The tourism, energy, maritime and wider ocean industry segments are looking to unlock potential, but we urgently require an inclusive and informed dialogue to determine standards, practices and the approach that business takes.
"As such we applaud WISTA for convening a conference - within the Arctic Circle itself - that seeks to plot a pathway for sustainable success, both commercial and environmental, in this vitally important territory. Nor-Shipping will do what we can to help the organisation with this crucial drive forwards."
WISTA now boasts more than 3000 members from 44 national associations. In addition to Tanggaard's participation, Nor-Shipping's Sofia Fürstenberg Stott, formerly of Maersk and now spearheading the development of the Blue Economy hall, will appear on a panel debate at the conference. Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place at Norges Varemesse's Lillestrøm exhibition halls and across numerous venues in Oslo from 04 - 07 June 2019. The WISTA Waves of Change 2019 conference is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 04 June in Lillestrøm.