Visit to NingBo+Shanghai

Join us on the Nordic Edge China Tour starting in Beijing on April 8th – 12th, followed by visits to NingBo and Shanghai!

Nordic Edge China Tour consists of the Nordic Edge China Summit, for sharing Smart City ambitions and experiences from both the Nordic countries and China, followed by trips to NingBo and Shanghai to enhance communication with Chinese smart city stakeholders in terms of sustainable urban planning. Nordic delegates from Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden are invited to travel to China to receive first-hand insights into the opportunities and challenges that lie in ambitious Smart City projects in Chinese cities.

The Nordic Edge China Tour is expected to provide a platform for future cooperation between Nordic and Chinese cities, and to promote Nordic Smart City solutions in China and develop business opportunities for Nordic companies.

NingBo in the Northeast Zhejiang province, has one of the largest Smart City developments in China. The city of approx. eight million people is located 2 hours by train from Shanghai.

Shanghai, the third largest city in the world is leading the way in Chinese Smart City drive, according to the GovInsider.

Preliminary programme:

April 8th

Arrive in Beijing and check in hotel

April 9th:

08:30 - 16:30 Nordic Edge China Summit 

18:00 - 20:30 Reception (Venue: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing)

April 10th:

08:30 - 12:30 Nordic Edge China Summit 

14:00 - 17:00 Visit to HuaWei Beijing Executive Briefing Center

Evening: Flight to Ningbo

April 11th:

09:00 - 11:30 Stavanger-Ninbo 15th Anniversary of Sister City Relationship Celebration & Ningbo-Nordic Countries Smart Industries Workshop

Main participants from Ningbo:

-      Vice Mayor of Ningbo (TBC)

-      Vice Secretary-General of Ningbo Municipal Government

-      Official representatives from Ningbo Foreign Affairs Office (NBFAO), Ningbo Municipal Economic and Information Technology Bureau (NBEITB), and Ningbo Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (NBSTB)

-      Representatives from Nordic Industrial Park (NIP), and Ningbo Hi-tech Industrial Park

-      Institutional and Industrial Representatives from the Smart and hi-tech industries in Ningbo

-      Researchers from universities in smart industries development

09:00 - 09:30 VIP meeting with Vice Mayor of Ningbo

09:30 - 09:35 Introduction of VIP guests by the host to the audience

09:35 - 09:45 Welcome speech by the Vice Mayor of Ningbo

09:45 - 09:55 Opening speech by Deputy Mayor of Stavanger Bjørg Tysdal Moe

09:55 - 10:05 Opening speech by General Consul of Royal Norwegian in Shanghai

10:05 - 10:20 Introduction of smart industries development in Ningbo by NBEITB

10:20 - 10:35 Presentation of successful smart projects in Ningbo

10:35 - 10:50 Presentation of Nordic Edge Expo by Bjarne Uldal, Chief Innovation Officer,                      Nordic Edge AS

10:50 - 11:05 Presentation of successful smart projects in the Nordic countries

11:05 - 11:30 Panel Discussion

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:30 Visit at Nordic Industry Park

16:00 - 17:00 Visit to Smart Urban Administration Center in Ningbo

17:30 - 19:00 Official Reception Dinner for the Celebration of Ningbo-Stavanger 15th Sister                      City Anniversary

Venue:           Ningbo Municipal Conference Center

19:30              Return to the Hotel

April 12th:

High speed train from NingBo to Shanghai in the morning

Nordic Edge aims to be one of Europe´s most important arenas in Stavanger for knowledge exchange and inspiration to creators of smarter businesses, cities and societies. Established in 2015, Nordic Edge is by far the largest Smart City event in Northern Europe. 2019 will see brand new Smart City initiatives, challenges and solutions in Beijing and Shanghai, China.

15:00 - 15:30  Registration

15:30 - 15:50  Opening Remarks
                      Kristin Iglum, Consul General, Royal Norwegian Consulate General in                       Shanghai Chinese side, Shanghai Academy of Social Science (SASS)

15:50 - 16:05  Innovation-Driven& Smart City Construction of Shanghai
                      Institute of Urban and Demography Studies, SASS

16:05 - 16:20  Smart with a Heart by Bjarne Uldal, Chief Innovation Officer, Nordic Edge AS

16:20 - 16:35  Excellent Global City: Shanghai’s 2035 vision and the plan
                      Institute of Urban andDemography Studies, SASS

16:35 - 16:50  Nordic Edge and City of Stavanger by John Peter Hernes,                       Entrepreneur, Politician and candidate for Mayor for the Conservative party in                       the City of Stavanger

16:50 - 17:05  Smart City in Shanghai - From the Public Sector Perspective

17:05 - 17:20  Nordic Sustainable City
Danish Innovation Center in Shanghai

17:20 - 18:00  Nordic Smart City Solutions Panel
                      VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, StruSoft AB, DNV-GL  


18:00 - 20:00  Networking Reception

April 13th

Flight back to the Nordics

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