August 17th, 2018 by Paul

Change of venue for the finance seminar

The venue for the finance seminar has been moved to the aft lounge on board M/S Sunnhordland, which is moored at Skansen. The seminar is held on Wendesday 22. August at 10:00 – 13:00 and will be helkd in English only.



10:00 – 10:05 Welcome


Erik Hempel, The Nor-Fishing Foundation
10:05 – 10:25 Introduction to the Blue Economy, challenges in resource mobilization and instruments available


Árni M. Mathiesen, Assistant Director

General for Fisheries and Aquaculture, FAO

10:25 – 10:40 Fish for development: Lessons learned from financing fisheries development projects


Hans Peter Melby, Senior Advisor, Norad


10:40 – 10:55 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)  compliance to leverage investments the linkages with de-risking initiatives like the External investment plan of the EU Roberto Ridolfi, Director of Sustainable

Growth and Development at DG DevCo

(currently seconded to FAO as Special Advisor, Strategy and Financing Development)


10:55 – 11:10 Credit insurance to improve working capital and avoid loss . Steffen Skaar, Marketing Manager, GIEK Kredittforsikring.
11:10 – 11:25 Developing the Norwegian fishing fleet Petter Bunes, Senior Advisor, Innovation Norway, Ålesund
11:25 – 11:45 Challenges of blue economy financing in Africa


Blessing Mapfumo, Fisheries Consultant,

South Africa


11:45 – 11:55 The stock market as a source of fisheries finance


Oslo Stock Exchange

Speaker name to be confirmed

11:55 – 12:10 Financing investments in fisheries and aquaculture in Norway and abroad Atle Bjørkheim, First Vice President,GIEK,

on behalf of GIEK and Export Credit Norway

12:10 – 12:30 Questions
12:30 Closing Erik Hempel, The Nor-Fishing Foundation


Visiting address, administration
The Nor-Fishing Foundation
Pirsenteret, entrance 1, Havnegata 9
7010 Trondheim, Norway

Mailing address
The Nor-Fishing Foundation
p.o. box 1251, Torgård
7462 Trondheim, Norway

Exhibition adress:
Trondheim Spektrum
Klostergata 90
7030 Trondheim, Norway

+ 47 73 56 86 40

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