Nor-Shipping has announced that the main theme for its 60th anniversary exhibition and activity programme will be FUTURE-PROOF.

Taking place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, 2-6 June 2025, Nor-Shipping is now working with key stakeholders to tailor content and deliver opportunities that support decision-makers as they face a rapidly evolving industry landscape. Organisers have also confirmed that the exhibition space is already 85% sold out for what promises to be “both a memorable and critically important Nor-Shipping.”

Sidsel Norvik, Director, Nor-Shipping - looking to use Nor-Shipping's global position, audience and influence to deliver value

Universal ambitions
Sidsel Norvik, Director, Nor-Shipping, comments: “In discussions with our advisory board and other leading industry players it quickly became apparent that the desire to find a degree of ‘certainty in an uncertain world’ was top of almost everyone’s agenda. Together we saw that as an obvious area where Nor-Shipping could leverage its global position, audience and influence to deliver value.”

Norvik continues: “The FUTURE-PROOF concept spoke to everybody. It’s not a promise to provide future-proof solutions, but rather a commitment to give people the foundations they need to make optimal decisions for what lies ahead. That means Nor-Shipping 2025 will be primed to supply the knowledge, the innovations, the partners, and the opportunities our global industry desires to maximise potential, and mitigate risk, in the years to come.”

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Leading developments
In a reflection of the future focus, Nor-Shipping has confirmed that a range of special events dedicated to developing different industry segments have been confirmed. These include the Nor-Shipping Offshore Wind Conference, the Offshore Aquaculture Conference, The International Ship Autonomy and Sustainability Summit, the Nor-Shipping Hydrogen Conference, and the Ocean Campus education-industry initiative, amongst others.

In addition, the Ocean Leadership Conference 2025 will gather globally renowned participants from the industry and beyond, while a huge array of social and networking activities will help build relationships in this people-oriented business. And, of course, the exhibition in Lillestrøm, featuring the most ambitious companies in the ocean space, is always a main attraction. In 2023, Nor-Shipping welcomed over 50,000 visitors, with the 2025 anniversary occasion promising even greater global interest.

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime, DNV - Nor-Shipping the 'perfect arena' to support shipping's decisive decade

Informed choices
DNV, the world’s largest classification society, and DNB, the number one ocean industries bank, have confirmed they will once again take the positions of Main Partners, with the full list of Leading Partners to be revealed soon.

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime DNV, says of the new theme: “We are in the middle of a decisive decade for shipping and if we take the right steps now, we could lay the foundation for great progress in our industry over the coming decades.

To achieve the level of commitment, inspiration and understanding needed to enable future-proof solutions we need to come together. Nor-Shipping’s unique ability to identify, and build upon, the very latest industry developments in concert with a switched-on, high-level audience, provides the perfect arena to do that.”

Jan Ole Huseby, EVP Global Head of Ocean Industries, DNB - looking forward to Nor-Shipping's 'hub of expertise' in 2025

Inspiration ahead
Jan Ole Huseby, EVP Global Head of Ocean Industries at DNB, adds: “Expertise lies at the heart of making optimal decisions. DNB, through its role supporting and enabling the whole spectrum of ocean industries, knows this only too well. Nor-Shipping operates as a physical, and hugely inspiring, hub of expertise – bringing together thought leaders from across this global industry as we look to plot pathways to the future that result in long-term value and benefits to society.

I can think of no better place to future-proof ocean businesses than Nor-Shipping. The fact that this theme looks to the future while building on the successes of the past 60 years makes it doubly impactful. I know that I, and I think a great many others, will be looking forward to a very special Nor-Shipping in 2025.”


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