Business Region

Visiting address:

City Hall Quarter
Rådhusgata 18 - 2nd floor
4611 Kristiansand

/ Welcome to the China Forum

Qingdao is a city of 7 million people, with a wide range of modern industries and one of the world's busiest ports. China is investing heavily to make Qingdao a global center for maritime and marine research - in addition, the city is one of China's most popular tourist destinations, with clean water and beautiful beaches. The Kristiansand region's cooperation with Qingdao gives us a unique opportunity to understand the challenges in the Chinese market. 

Together with the Business Association in the Kristiansand region, we invite you to a lunch meeting on Monday, April 29 at 12.00-13.30 in the Business Association's premises.
This time we will be visited by a delegation of Chinese business leaders from Qingdao - our new partner city. The delegation is led by Jason Bo, who is Business Region Kristiansand's representative in Qingdao. The delegation is interested in business opportunities in our region, and represents several industries; health, logistics-freight, Tsingtao brewery, technology and investment - in addition to the Chamber of Commerce .
There will be mingling with light refreshments, and exciting presentations

  • Introduction by Harald Furre, Mayor of Kristiansand and Geir Jørgensen, Managing Director, Chamber of Commerce in the Kristiansand region.
  • Update: Kristiansand-Qingdao cooperation, by Jason Bo, director of DNV GL Healthcare, China, and Business Region Kristiansand's representative in Qingdao.
  • Experiences from Norwegian companies in China, by Alex Wu, senior adviser, Innovation Norway, Beijing, China.
  • Business Region Kristiansand and Qingdao going forward, by Geir A. Haugum, Business Manager and Henning Kristoffersen, Advisor, China project for Business Region Kristiansand.

Members of the Business Association in the Kristiansand region: 250,- + VAT
Non-members: 250,- + VAT

An exciting lunch will be served.
Binding registration