10 April 2018

Program 2017

For the fourth year running, Global Outlook Norway gathers eminent speakers in Arendal to give a global perspective on international affairs and the world of business. 

August 14th 2017, Arendal, Norway

A connected world – How to balance economic growth, social development and environmental protection.

Topics include geopolitics, demographics, access to resources, sustainable solutions, shifts in the energy markets and the emergence of disruptive technologies. All these factors have a direct impact on business, academics and public policy.

Global Outlook Norway aims to strengthen the role of business leaders, politicians and academicians, as well as the entire business and academic community, by increasing awareness of the global trends that are setting the agenda going forward. Businesses can and should play a leading role in shaping the global, regional and industrial agendas.

The conference is a part of the official Arendalsuka program. Arendalsuka is a well-known event of political and societal debates that takes place in Arendal, Norway every year in August. Please join us together with some of the industry’s top leaders and experts!

Please join us together with some of the industry’s top leaders and experts!



Børge Brende

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway

Omera Khan

Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management, Aalborg University, Copenhagen


Sarah Ladislaw

Director, Energy and National Security Program at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC.


Carsten Beck

Director of Research, Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies


Anita Pratap - Moderator

Writer and journalist


Panel Discussion

Stein Lier-Hansen, CEO, Federation of Norwegian Industries, Sturla Henriksen, CEO, Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and John-Arne Røttingen CEO, The Research Council of Norway  will join the speakers for a panel discussion following the presentations.


Practical information




August 14th 2017

12:00 – 14:45 / Registration form 11:30

Arendal Kino, Friergangen 3


Brunch, optional – Time: 10:30 - 11:30  – NOK 395/person incl. VAT – MUST BE REGISTERED AND PAID IN ADVANCE! 

Language:  Conference language is English

Contact:  Tel: +47 98 88 20 44 – Email:

REGISTRATION: Please note, limited space. Participants are recommended to pre-register. Register and order brunch HERE