California and Norway have a strong relationship, with close collaboration on issues of climate, energy and sustainability. This virtual visit aims to enhance that relationship.

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Studio: Myreze
Studio: Myreze

Virtual business delegation

Alongside the virtual Royal visit, Norwegian companies will showcase their technology for a Californian audience. The companies work with zero-emission mobility, offshore wind and sustainable finance.

Key speakers

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon
Photo of Governor Newsom
Gavin Newsom
State of California
Photo of Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis
Eleni Kounalakis
Lieutenant Governor
State of California
Madam Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Speaker Nancy Pelosi
U.S. House of Representatives
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide
Ine Eriksen Søreide
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Photo of Anniken Ramberg Krutnes
Anniken Ramberg Krutnes
Norway’s Ambassador to the United States
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Trade and Industry, Iselin Nybø
Iselin Nybø
Minister of Trade and Industry
Photo of Tina Bru
Tina Bru
Minister of Petroleum and Energy
Photo of Dee Dee Myers
Dee Dee Myers
Governor’s Office for Business & Economic Development (Go-Biz)
Photo of Håkon Haugli
Håkon Haugli
Innovation Norway
Photo of Patty Monohan
Patty Monahan
California Energy Commission
Photo of Commissioner Karen Douglas
Karen Douglas
California Energy Commission
Photo of Commissioner Clifford Rechtschaffen
Clifford Rechtschaffen
California Public Utilities Commission
Photo of Torun Degnes
Torun Degnes
SAMS Norway
Photo of Sture Portvik
Sture Portvik
Project Leader and Manager for Electro Mobility
City of Oslo
Photo of Liane Randolph
Liane Randolph
California Air Resources Board
Photo of Astrid Skarheim Onsum
Astrid Skarheim Onsum
Aker Offshore Wind
Photo of Siri Espedal Kindem
Siri Espedal Kindem
Equinor Wind U.S.
Photo of Tina Seelig
Dr. Tina Seelig
Executive Director of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program and Professor of the Practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering
Stanford University
Photo of Gerald Brady
Gerald Brady
Managing Director
Silicon Valley Bank
Photo of Kate Gordon
Kate Gordon
Office of Planning and Research (OPR)
Thina Saltvedt
Thina Saltvedt
Chief Analyst, Sustainable Finance
Nordea Bank
Photo of Siri Kalvig
Siri Kalvig
Robert Strand
Dr. Robert Strand
Executive Director, Center for Responsible Business
University of California-Berkeley Haas School of Business
Trond Petersen
Dr. Trond Petersen
Academic Director Peder Sather for Advanced Study, Professor, Executive Associate Dean College of Letters & Science
University of California, Berkeley
Madeleine Wong
Madeleine Wong
Student, Business, Environmental Econ & Policy, BS
University of California-Berkeley
Chloe Olsen
Chloe Olsen
Student, Conservation & Resource Studies, BS
University of California-Berkeley
Peter F. Grinde-Hollevik
Peter F. Grinde-Hollevik
Student, Data Science & Environmental Economics, BS
University of California-Berkeley

Event organisers

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Consulate General in San Francisco
Norwegian Consulate General in San Francisco
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
Innovation Norway

Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy