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NATO and Virginian Industry Unite at Collaborative Symposium

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NACC MA member Prox Dynamics/Arne Skjaerpe and NACC MA President KBP spoke at the recent NATO Industry Day held in Norfolk.  Prox Dynamics had a chance to show its Black Hornet to NATO officers including General Mercier/Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.  The topics for the symposium ranged from future trends, threats & opportunities for NATO, Doing Business with NATO, Cyber Security, disruptive technologies, and a presentation of the recent I3X exercise (Industry Involvement Initiative.) Click here for more information.

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Satellite Technologies in Fisheries Monitoring and Surveillance

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On Tuesday, April 5th 2016, The Royal Norwegian Embassy, in cooperation with Kongsberg Satellite Services, hosted a breakfast seminar on Satellite Technologies in Fisheries Monitoring and Surveillance. The program featured speakers from, amongst others, Kongsberg Satellite Services, the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians in the Arctic Region, the Royal Norwegian Navy, and the Office of Marine Conservation, U.S. Department of State. NACC MA appreciates the opportunity to take part of such a great event.      

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Nordic Young Associates Happy Hour in Washington DC

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The Nordic Happy hour on Thursday April 14th was a success where young associates working around the DC metro area came together to enjoy networking and a happy hour. The event was hosted by the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, the Danish-American Business Council and the Finlandia Foundation. We are already looking forward to the next one in June!  

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Nordic Councils Event

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NACC-MA, in collaboration with the Nordic councils and U.S. Department of Commerce, co-hosted an informative and interactive event on March 15th at the Embassy of Denmark that gave the participants valuable insights into how to succeed in the U.S. market. A special thank you to the great speakers from the U.S. Department of Commerce and SelectUSA, as well as the representatives from Dominion Voltage, Tacton, and Kongsberg Defense Systems, who all shared their success stories with us.

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BUSINESS ONBOARD

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NACC-MA, in collaboration with The Royal Norwegian Embassy, The Royal Norwegian Navy and Virginia Economic Development Partnership hosted an industry seminar onboard the HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F310) frigate on March 8th in Norfolk, VA. A special thank you to our speakers who provided valuable insights on Trans-Atlantic Industrial Partnerships Within the Alliance, and to everyone else who participated and made this a great evening.    

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The Georgetown University Scandinavia Network

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NACC MA Young Associate member and founder of the Georgetown University Scandinavia Network, Joanne Michelle Ocampo, writes in this article about the network and its experiences in Washington DC. The GU Scandinavia Network was established in March 2015 and aims to provide Scandinavian Hoyas (term for Georgetown affiliates) with a platform for discussions, informal activities, formal events, mentor/mentee relationships, and more, as professional networking across cultures is an increasingly necessary skill in this highly globalized world. NACC MA applauds the initiative and wish them the best of luck! To get in touch with the network, contact guscandinavia@gmail.com

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Norwegian Med-Tech on Capitol Hill

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February 9, 2015 The Norwegian-American Medical Technology Network hosted last Tuesday, a demonstration of breakthrough medical technologies on Capitol Hill. Representatives from the Embassy and NACC MA attended to get a glance at the many exciting and impressive innovative technologies. for more information, visit http://www.oslomedtech.no      

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Member’s Luncheon

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February 8, 2016   The NACC MA hosted a Member’s Luncheon at the Royal Norwegian Embassy last Monday. The event attracted 36 attendees, including Corporate, Professional and Young Associates members from our Chamber as well as representatives from the Embassy and Defense Attachée’s Office. The Luncheon included a brief from newly joined Red Corporate Member Textron, presented by Mr Gunnar Kleveland, EVP for Integrated Operations, Bell Helicopter Textron. Further, a featured presentation by Mr Owe Lie-Bjelland, CEO at Xait gave the audience a great overview on innovative ways for optimized and secured document collaboration and sharing. On behalf of the […]

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Pre-launch of “Norway Creates Jobs in the United States”

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The Norwegian Embassy hosted a pre-launch for the project “Norway Creates Jobs in the US” at the Hawk ‘n’ Dove December 10th. Congress representatives and staffers joined Embassy staff, NACC-MA board members and member companies to learn more about how Norway and Norwegian companies create jobs in the United States. The project is a comprehensive study on the Norwegian economic impact in all 50 states of the US. NACC-MA highly appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the project and would like to thank the Embassy for the inclusion and cooperation. We look forward to the launch in 2016! […]

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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Union Station

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The Norwegian Embassy hosted a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Union Station December 1st. The tree is a gift from Norway to the people of Washington, and a symbol of Norway’s appreciation for the strong friendship and relations between Norway and the U.S. Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski lighted the Tree and Norwegian singer Ida Jenshus entertained us with her lovely voice. With traditional Norwegian “gløgg”, Norwegian gingerbread cookies and a visit from Santa himself it was the perfect way to start the Holiday season. Thank you to our members that attended.

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