Jostein Mykletun, Consul General of Norway in Houston (left) and Mayor Arvid Grundekjøn of Kristiansand (right).

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) opens Monday, but the delegation from Agder is already in Houston for a pre-conference program.

Friday, more than 50 people, many of them from the Agder region, met for a full day seminar in Norway House.

Speakers included – among others – President and CEO Walter Ulrich of Houston Technology Forum, named by Forbes as one of “Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World”, Stephen R. Igo, Executive Director of the Pumps & Pipes Program – a unique Houston based initiative focused on innovation through collaboration amongst Houston’s Energy, Medicine and Aerospace Industries – and Dr. Helge Hove Haldorsen, Director General Statoil Mexico.

Presentations from the Agder delegation were made by County Mayor Terje Damman (Vest-Agder), Øyvind Lyngen Laderud and Kenneth Andresen from Kristiansand Municipality, Mayor of Kristiansand Arvid Grundekjøn and Anne-Grete Ellingsen, CEO of GCE NODE.

The pre-conference program continues through the weekend.

More pictures from Friday’s event


April 18th 2024

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