Bjørn Saltermark opened the 14th annual Agder ERFA Christmas Meeting in Arendal. Photo: Karoline Meidell

“People come together to share information and experiences from different markets. It is always very rewarding,” says Tom Johansen at Parker Hannifin Corporation.

The week before Christmas, Johansen and approximately 30 other people from different companies and industries (mainly oil & gas and shipping) attended the Agder ERFA 14th annual Christmas Meeting in Arendal.

Agder ERFA has a long tradition for being a meeting place for industry people in both Agder counties. Prepared presentations included contributions from Pareto Shipbrokers, Air Products, CR Group, Telenor Maritime, GCE NODE and Jotron.

“I feel privileged to be part of this network of competent people who are willing to share and learn from each other,” says Jotron Chairman Arne Berdal.

“I am fascinated by how the organizer always manages to put together a program that has something for everyone. We should all recognize and appreciate the effort Bjørn Saltermark puts in to make this happen year after year,” says Johansen.