Message from our patron


I am
delighted to have this opportunity to convey warm appreciation to the members
of the Norwegian Irish Business Association for their ongoing work in promoting
friendship and business relations between Norway and Ireland. Our two countries share a wide range of views
and interests and cooperate closely on a variety of international issues. NIBA plays a valuable role in helping to
develop the bilateral links between Norway and Ireland and in highlighting the
mutual advantage for both countries from more intensive economic and business
links. I am very pleased to follow in
the footsteps of my predecessors and to continue the close cooperation which they had with NIBA in working to
develop closer business links between 
our two countries.

Angela O’Farrell


August 2013.


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Events program 2005 PDF Print E-mail

07 February – Annual meeting in NIBA (Monday)
1700 The annual meeting took place in the Irish Embassy in Oslo
A NIBA activity.


04 March – “The Archaeology of Dublin – the Norse Capital of the West” (Friday)
1600-1800 in Museum of Cultural History, Frederiks gt. 2.Oslo. A lecture.held by Dr. Patrick F. Wallace, Director of the National Museum of Ireland and a Welcome and Introduction by the Mayor of Oslo, Mr Per Ditlev-Simonsen.
An Embassy activity.

15 March – St. Patrick’s Day Reception (Tuesday)
Reception in the Embassy, visit from Minister of State Ivor Callely, T.D.    
An Embassy activity.

17 March – “EU and EEA financial mechanisms and programmes relevant to business co-operation between Norwegian and other European companies” (Thursday)
0830 – 1000  at  The  Euro  Info  Centre in Oslo. Presentation made by Mr. Magnar Ødelien, Legal Adviser of The Euro Info Centre  
A NIBA / EU-group activity. 


17 March – St. Patrick’s Day

19 March  - St.Patrick’s Day parade in Oslo (Saturday)
1100 - The parade went from the Jernbanetorget, down Karl Johans gate and ended in front of the University building. Jan Erik Rekdal,  Associate Professor,was the “Grand Marshal” this year. There was a strong participation by NIBA members. First prize in the lottery was a trip to Dublin with SAS Braathens.
A St.Patrick Day committee activity, supported by NIBA.


24–27 April – NIBA visit to Dublin
A comprehensive programme included:
Meeting with Head of Tourism Ireland about how they foresee the future of tourism and the importance of it as a substantial part of their GDP. Dinner and folklore show at the famous Abbey Tavern. Excursion to Thomas Fergusons Irish Linen factory in Banbridge, with a stop at the ruins of Monasterboice and at the Visitors Centre at Newgrange. Visit to the National Museum of Ireland with a presentation on the subject “Dublin – the Norse Capital of the West” by the Director of the museum – Dr. Patrick F. Wallace, a follow up to the meeting in Oslo in March. Informal lunch with the Norwegian Ambassador at his residence in Dublin. 
A NIBA activity


24 May – “EU’s enterprise and industry policy – priorities for the next five years” (Tuesday)
0830-1000 at the European Commission’s Delegation office in Oslo. Presentation made by Mr Pål Narve Somdalen, Head of Press and Information at the European Commission’s Delegation to Norway and Iceland.
A NIBA / EU-group activity.    


08 June – Presentation by Innovasjon Norge (Wednesday)
1700-1900 at NIBA-member Innovasjon Norge’s representation premises in Oslo. They presented to our members their new organisation and their new role in the Norwegian export market.
A NIBA activity.   


14 June –  Joint Irish-Norwegian sculptural exhibition “Casting Links” (Tuesday)
1700-1800 Featuring works by Sandra Bell and Kirsten Kokkin in Galleri Pingvin, Møllergaten 13, Oslo. A special showing for NIBA members, where the leader of Galleri Pingvin -  Bjørn Mathisen- gave further information also about other artists shown in the gallery and their works.
A NIBA activity.


01 September –Boat trip (Thursday)
1700 – M/Y Arondelle from Aker Brygge. Boattrip is a very popular annual event.
A NIBA activity


13 September – “The Scandinavian Leadership Model -  a management model of cooperation”  (Tuesday)
0830-1000 at the office of German – Norwegian Chamber of Commerce inOslo. Presentation held by Mr Terje Osmundsen, CEO and  Editor of the paper “Mandag Morgen”.
A NIBA / EU-group activity


08 November – “EU Business Law – Useful information for investors, exporters and importers.” (Tuesday)
0830-1000 at the office of NHO in Oslo. By Mr Nicolay Skarning, Attorney-at-Law NHO.
A NIBA / EU-Group activity

24 November - NIBA “Julebord” - Christimas Dinner (Thursday)
1900 Another very popular annual event. This year arranged at the old Villa Dobloug in Oslo.
A NIBA activity

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