What will Northern Europe live off in the future?

Digital OECD-STRING conference, November 16th 2020

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Conference programme

The conference will be moderated by Connie Hedegaard, Chair of the Board of environmental think tank CONCITO, and former European Commissioner for Climate Action.

The conference will open at 09.00 with a short welcome by Victoria Marie Evensen, Vice Mayor for Business Development and Public Ownership at the City of Oslo, and Soo-Jin Kim, Head of Urban Policies and Reviews Unit at the OECD.

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Session I – Transport infrastructure for a connected, accessible and sustainable region
09:15-10:00

  • Gøran Andreassen, Managing Director, Bring
  • Knut Arild Hareide, Minister of Transport
  • Soo-Jin Kim, Head of Urban Policies and Reviews Unit at the OECD
  • Q&A

 

Session II – STRING as a green hub: creating a sustainable future for the region
10:00 – 10:20

  • Preben Strøm, Managing Director, Energy Valley
  • Soo-Jin Kim, Head of Urban Policies and Reviews Unit at the OECD
  • Q&A

 

Session III – Making the megaregion happen: Planning, financing and collaborating across borders
10:20-11:05

  • Svein Berg, Director of Nordic Innovation
  • Soo-Jin Kim, Head of Urban Policies and Reviews Unit at the OECD

 

Political panel debate – making the megaregion happen

  • Svein Berg, Director of Nordic Innovation
  • Anne Beathe Kristiansen Tvinnereim, Vice Mayor for Planning, Climate and Environment
  • Ola Elvestuen, Deputy Party Leader Venstre
  • Vegar Andersen, Political Advisor to the Vice Mayor for Business Development and Public Ownership in the City of Oslo
  • Pat Cox, Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN-T Coordinator
  • Q&A

 

Wrap-up and next steps
11:05 – 11:15

  • Anne Beathe Kristiansen Tvinnereim, Vice Mayor for Planning, Climate and Environment
  • Soo-Jin Kim, Head of Urban Policies and Reviews Unit at the OECD

 

Please note that all presentations will be in English.

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Speakers

Connie Hedegaard

Chair of the Board of  CONCITO  and former European Commissioner for Climate Action

Victoria Marie Evensen

Vice Mayor for Business Development and Public Ownership at the City of Oslo

Soo-Jin Kim

Head of Urban Policies and Reviews Unit at the OECD

Knut Arild Hareide

Minister of Transport

Gøren Andreassen

Managing Director, Bring

Preben Strøm

Managing Director, Energy Valley

Svein Berg

Director of Nordic Innovation

Anne Beathe Kristiansen Tvinnereim

Vice Mayor for Planning, Climate and Environment

 

Ole Elvestuen

Deputy Party Leader, Venstre

Pat Cox

Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN-T Coordinator