Date: 19th – 21st April, 2023
Place: London, UK
Join us for an exclusive business trip to Great Britain – Norway’s most important trade partner and ally. We will take you behind the scenes of business and politics of this global power. You will have lunch with Parliament members, get unique insight from influential politicians and maybe a smart tip or two from business leaders who work daily with and feel the heat of globalization, digitalization and increased international competition.
There is a limit of 25 participants on this exclusive trip.
To guarantee consideration as a candidate for the delegation, apply before 30th of March.
Exclusive Parliamentary Lunch
We have all seen it: The boos and the cheers. The hooting and the hollering. Politicians behaving like football fans. Why is this? How did it come about? At this lunch you will learn the workings of the British Parliamentary system by those living and breathing British politics. You will get peek behind the scenes to get a greater understating of how the two Houses of Parliament check and challenge the Government, make laws and shape politics on the big issues of today. Shadow minister for the Department of International Trade, Gareth Thomas MP, will be our honourable host for a seated lunch in the iconic House of Parliament. We will eat in the historic Churchill Room.
Behind the Scenes of Political Decision- Making
An exclusive talk with experienced political insider, Rory Welsh, strategic communicator for the Conservative Party and former campaign manager to Chancellor of the Exchequer (finansminister) Jeremy Hunt MP. Welsh will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the intense and unpredictable obstacle course of British Parliamentary politics and elections.
Tony Blair Institute For Global Change
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair set up his Institute for Global Change to provide analyses and policy solutions to a variety of global challenges. We will be meeting Senior Fellow, Anton Spisak, to get in depth insight on the way forward from Brexit. Spisak has published extensively on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and its economic and political implications, and he is currently leading a work programme on reviving the UK’s productivity and growth since Brexit.
Read his latest paper “Fixing Brexit: A New Agenda for a New Partnership With the European Union“.
The Deputy Mayor of London invites to talk about business opportunities
Deputy Mayor of London, Rajesh Agrawal, has a special interest in technology and trade – as well as ensuring that London remains the world’s most open and attractive place to do business. He is passionate about promoting entrepreneurship and has invited us to discuss opportunities of a closer interaction between businesses in London and Norway. Mr Agrawal has himself founded the companies RationalFX and Xendpay.
Trade perspectives on UK politics, economics and business
Great Britain is one of Norway’s most important trade partners, and London is a world hub for finance and knowledge. We have been given a special invitation to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry – where we will be given insights and trade perspective on the UK political, economic and business environment. The meeting is hosted by Alex Veitch, the director of policy and head of public affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce.
Future of Digital Technology: Meeting with Tech UK
Awaiting final confirmations
With 940 members Tech UK is the UK`s main trade association promoting digital technology. Meet the CEO, Julian David, for a roundtable talk on how we together can harness the power of technology to create sustainable business and improve people’s lives.
Date: April 19th – 21st 2023
Deadline: To guarantee consideration as a candidate for the delegation, apply before 30th of March.
- Members: NOK 30 000, excl. VAT, travel, travel insurances, accommodation and food/drinks*
- Non-members: NOK 30 000,- + commitment to a min.2-year BNCC membership
excl. VAT, travel, travel insurances accommodation and food/drinks*
*The Parliamentary Lunch and travel between events are included in the package cost.
Hotel: The BNCC are currently sourcing suitable hotel accommodation offers for the delegation group and will revert with our recommendations.