EFCA GAM & Conference 2015

28/05 - Oslo

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EFCA Conference, 29 May 2015, OSLO

# 315 billion

An inspirational presentation on the Investment Plan for Europe and the European Fund for Strategic Investments, EFSI, will trigger one-day discussions on critical conditions for investments in high quality infrastructure and innovative projects.

RIF, the Norwegian host association is attracting a broad range of inspiring speakers on 315 billion opportunities, 315 billion business models, 315 billion scenarios for interaction across disciplines, 315 billion forms of entrepreneurship, 315 billion … drivers for growth and quality of life.

If you are interested in finding out more about megatrends that shape the market and impact on the industry’s business models, and joining sparkling discussions on future business opportunities and powerful solutions, join us in Oslo on May 28-29th 2015.


ModeratorEva Bratholm, director of communication at Norad and former news anchor, editor and correspondent.

Part 1: The future – globalization, markets, business opportunities
09:30-09:40 Welcome to EFCA in Oslo
Christian Nørgaard Madsen, Chairman of the board RIF and CEO Multiconsult
09:40-10:10 Travelling and infrastructure in Norway 
Ketil Solvik-Olsen, Minister of Transport and Communications, Progress Party
10:10-11:00 315 Billion - Edward Bannerman, Cabinet Expert from Vice President Jyrki Katainen’s cabinet, European Commission & Alessandro Carano, Senior Counsellor to the Deputy Director General Maarten Verwey, DG ECFIN, European Commission
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-11:50 Embedding Collaboration at the Core of Public Procurement
Annick De Swaef, Founder and managing partner Consensa Consulting
11:50-12:20 Sustainability 2015 and beyond. Global processes and the disruptive power of Smart Cities
Andreas Gyllenhammar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sweco
12:20-12:30 Wrap-up of morning session.
Eva Bratholm, moderator
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Part 2: From sectorial thinking to collaboration
14:00-14:30 New business models – new customer dialogue 
Amir Sasson, associate professor at BI Norwegian Business School
14:30-15:00 Lessons to learn from the Petroleum industry: Collaboration between authorities and industry
Håkon Sannum, senior advisor, former CEO of Multiconsult
15:00-15:30 Commitment and Cooperation: Transforming a 30 years-old office building into Powerhouse. Award-winning architect and design office Snøhetta holds a long list of international projects. How was Powerhouse different?
Camilla Moneta, Senior Architect, Snøhetta
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
Part 3: Interaction and collaboration in a global market
16:00-16:30 Tech Trends and business opportunities 2015
Eduardo Niebles, Managing Director International Business, BST Global
16:30-16:40 Wrap-up and key learnings
16:40-17:10 2015 EFCA YP Competition Award Ceremony
Flemming Bligaard Pedersen, EFCA President
End of conference
18:30 Bus to Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel for Dinner
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