General Assembly and Networking Meeting: Recap
On May 31st, NUCC, together with our members, organized the General Assembly and Networking Meeting. Kjartan Tveitnes, Managing Director of NUCC, delivered the annual report and financial accounts for 2022, which were then put forward for approval by the General Assembly. The Assembly also confirmed the new Board of Directors and the Nomination Committee. The event wrapped up with a presentation of several NUCC initiatives, such as the NUCC International Trade Committee and the Young Entrepreneurs Alumni Board.
Following the General Assembly, the Networking Meeting gathered members of the association, partners, and stakeholders. This part of the event was opened by Dr. Liliia Honcharevych, Chargé d`affaires of the Embassy of Ukraine in Norway, followed by opening remarks from Halvard Ingebrigtsen, State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, who acknowledged the importance of the private sector in supporting and rebuilding Ukraine.
The participants got updated on the latest developments in Norwegian-Ukrainian trade relations. One of the highlights of the conference was the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between NUCC and the State Agency for Restoration and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine. One of the highlights of the conference was the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between NUCC and the State Agency for Restoration and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine. This significant step signals our joint intention to deepen our cooperation and use all available resources to help in Ukraine’s reconstruction and development. We extend our thanks to Mustafa Nayyem and his team for the significant work they accomplish, as well as to HE Helene Sand Andresen, the Norwegian Ambassador to Ukraine, for the Embassy’s readiness to support the development of trade.
We rounded up our Network Meeting with an updated status report on Ukraine from IFC (World Bank Group), followed by discussions on possible ways for the private sector to invest in and support Ukraine. Yesterday’s panel was represented by Elena Voloshina from IFC, together with Per Bakke Ingebrigtsen from NHO, Arne Mjøs from Itera, and John Kristian Johnsen from Bergen Engines. The importance of public financial instruments and support framework, together with risk sharing, was amongst the important topics being discussed.
We would like to thank our Chairperson of the NUCC Board, Ketil E. Bøe, and Wikborg Rein for hosting our event. We are also grateful to our partners and speakers who helped to make this event a success and to the audience for their time and interest. To join us at future events, keep a lookout for updates on our calendar!