Team Norway regional meeting – North America

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November 14, 2014 Team Norway participated in a two-day conference at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington DC. Team Norway consists of representatives from the Norwegian Embassy in DC and Ottawa, representatives from the various General Consulates in the US, Innovation Norway, Norwegian Seafood Council, Norwegian American Defense industry/Homeland Security Council, and Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce (New York and Mid-Atlantic). The meeting was hosted by His Excellency, Ambassador Kåre Aas, and included many interesting topics and discussions around the US-Norwegian trade and investment relationship. General Manager from NACC New York emphasized the Chambers role in the US and expressed its […]

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NACCMA Elected New Board of Directors

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NOVEMBER 14, 2014 NACCMA elected its new Board of Directors for 2014/2015 on Friday November 14. We congratulate our newly elected President, Ms Katharina Brekke Powers, as well as our newly elected Secretary, Ms Linda Priebe. We would as well also like to show great gratitude and thank our former President Ms Britt Carina Horncastle for her excellent work and great efforts put into the Chamber as President and Chairperson for two consecutive years. Thank you again for everything from us all, and good luck to the new Board! Click here to see a full list of our 2014/2015 Board of […]

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NACCMA Annual “Welcome to Washington DC” Dinner Cruise

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October 8, 2014  NACCMA hosted the Annual “Welcome to Washington DC” Dinner Cruise on board the Spirit of Washington Yacht, which sails south down the Potomac river. This wonderful evening was spent with Embassy staff, members and guests of NACCMA and on this occasion we welcomed the new Embassy Representatives to DC. It was a pleasure to welcome our Norwegian Ambassador to the US, Kåre Aas on board again this year, and a special welcome to the new Defense Attaché, Major General Finn Kristian Hannestad. NACCMA would like to thank everyone for participating and making this a memorable evening! The NACCMA […]

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“BUSINESS ONBOARD” Industry Seminar and Reception on board His Norwegian Majesty’s Ship Fridtjof Nansen (F310)

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Sept 15, 2014 The Norwegian Nansen-class frigate has this summer participated in the world’s largest naval exercise, RIMPAC, in Hawaii. BUSINESS ONBOARD was a Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce industry event comprising a mini-seminar with prominent speakers from the Norwegian Gov’t, military and industry, followed by a networking reception on board HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F310).

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KONGSBERG

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For this month’s member spotlight, NACC MA sat down with Mr. Vidar Skjelstad from KONGSBERG to talk about the company’s mission and ambitions, as well as KONGSBERG’s 200th year anniversary and its relationship with NACC MA. KONGSBERG is an international knowledge-based group that supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, and the defense and aerospace industries. Their products, ranging from offshore supplies used in the deepest oceans to satellites used in space, all have the same mission – to support their customers in extreme environments and with extreme performances. KONGSBERG, founded […]

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Einar I. Gustafson

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Mr. Einar Irgens Gustafson works for Innovation Norway and is the Counselor for Defense Industry Cooperation at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, DC, a board member of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Atlantic Chapter (NACCMA), and a strong supporter of the DC-based Norwegian American Defense and Homeland Security Industry Council (NADIC). Mr. Gustafson brings valuable experience to NACCMA. After completing his Master’s of Science in Marine Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, he went on to the United States to attend Florida Atlantic University where he studied Submarine Robotics, and completed his second Master’s […]

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BAO Systems

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BAO Systems was founded in 2012. They have staff and consultants in Europe, Africa and Asia, and their headquarters is located in Arlington, Virginia. Their team possesses technical expertise in application development and hosting, as well as being versed in governance and compliance, and data and information security. BAO Systems strives to establish and develop lasting solutions that benefit and impact the local community. Their primary purpose is enabling health information system technology to improve lives, provide better care, and offer health insights. The managed hosting solutions they provide are mostly based upon Open Source software, such as District Health […]

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Katharina Brekke Powers

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Vandeventer Black was established in 1883 and is now an international business law firm that covers all sectors, some of which include regular business transaction, government contracts, labor, immigration, and tax. The firm employs 75 attorneys, and Katharina Brekke Powers is one of them. Many of Mrs. Powers’s clients are Scandinavian or northern European, which is a specialty of Vandeventer Black. They have 5 office locations in the United States and a satellite office in Hamburg, GA. The Chamber interviewed Katharina, a native Norwegian, for our January 2014 member spotlight. It is an honor to share with our members a […]

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Bay Diesel

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Bay Diesel, initially a diesel engine sales and service company, was started in 1982 by Mr. Scott Wheeler who had previously worked ten years for Caterpillar, Inc. Today, Bay Diesel has been in business for 30 years, 31 years in February. Bay Diesel is a multifaceted industrial business with several divisions that distribute standby power products used to power institutions like hospitals and banks, the company does maintenance and repairs on ships with up to 100,000 horsepower as an authorized workshop for engine manufacturers, and deal engines made by almost all major engine manufacturers. Bay Diesel is also an authorized […]

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Transatlantic Science Week 2013

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Last week from Monday to Wednesday, the Royal Norwegian Embassy hosted its annual Transatlantic Science Week conference at the Washington Hilton. The event was a huge success, bringing speakers from the Peace Research Institute Oslo, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Research Council of Norway, as well as several Norwegian and American universities. The speakers were arranged into panels to speak on topics relating to “Shared Solutions to Common Challenges,” the title of this year’s event. Topics for the panels ranged from global trends in world conflict to MOOCs (massive open online courses). Attendees left with a better sense […]

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