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 2006 PDF Print E-mail




06 February - Annual meeting in NIBA (Monday)
The annual meeting took place in the Irish Embassy in Oslo, at 1700.
A NIBA activity.

09 March - Boss or Buddy - the Leadership Dilemma (Thursday)
A lecture by Ian McIntyre and his colleagues from the Performance Group, presenting some insights into this dilemma based on their work and experience. Held 0800-1000 hrs at The Performance Group, Meltzersgt.4, Oslo.
A NIBA / EU-group activity.

15 March - St. Patrick's Day reception (Wednesday)
Reception in the Embassy, by invitation
An Embassy activity.

17 March - St. Patrick's Day (Friday)

18 March - St.Patrick's Day parade in Oslo (Saturday)
Parade from the Jernbanetorget, at 1200, down Karl Johans gate and ends in front of the University building. Shirley Bottolfsen is the "Grand Marshal" this year.
An Oslo St.Patrick's Day Committee activity, supported by NIBA.

25-27 March - NIBA visit to Prague
As the previous Irish ambassador to Norway, Mr Donal Hamill now is the ambassador to The Czech Republic, we had the pleasure of visiting him. While in Prague we also had a meeting with Nils Jebsen, a Norwegian who started with nothing in Central Europe and now has several of the leading restaurants in Prague. An informal meeting with the Norwegian ambassador to The Czech Republic, Mr Peter Ræder also took place.
A NIBA activity.

11 May - Improved business opportunities in the new EU member states - two years after the enlargement
A conference with interesting contributors and topics. From 1500-1700 hrs at DnB NOR Bank ASA, Stranden 21, Aker Brygge, Oslo.
A NIBA / EU-group activity.

31 May - Theater evening at the National Theater (Nationaltheatret)
Kåre Conradi and a friend were the only two actors in the very good Irish play "Stones in his pocket". A popular performance.
A NIBA activity.


31 August - the annual Boat trip (Thursday)
17:00 - M/Y Arondelle, at Aker Brygge. The boattrip is a very popular annual event.
A NIBA activity.

23 September - Irish (celtic) music with Nordland Wind (Saturday)
18:30 in Lørenskog kultursenter, Galleri Skårer, just outside Oslo. The band Nordland Wind consists of Kerstin Blodig and Thomas Loefke, together with Ian Melrose - among the best of acustic guitarists in Europe and a previous member of the Irish band Clannad,. They combine skill on the instruments: guitar, flute, keyboard, bouzouki, bodhràn and celtic harp with vocal harmonies and ear-catching melodies.
A NIBA activity

25 September - How to educate young Norwegians for the future EU? (Monday)
08:30 - 09:30 Conference at BI Handelshøyskolen, Nydalsveien 37, 0484 Oslo.
International activities at Handelshøyskolen BI - presented by Helge Jensen, Director of International Relations.
International programmes from BI - presented by Feite van Dijk, Project Manager International Relations.
A NIBA / EU-group activity

07 November - Beer school at Ringnes Ølsenter (Tuesday) Postponed to 2007
A NIBA activity

16  November – The four freedoms of the EU and the present tax situation in Europe (Thursday)
08:30 – 10:00 Conference at the office of Advokatfirmaet Grette DA, Hieronymus Heyerdahlsgt.1, 0114 Oslo.
A comparison of taxation of limited liability companies and shareholders in Norway, Poland and Ireland – some main features.
A NIBA / EU-group activity

07 December, Thursday, the annual "Julebord" (Christmas Dinner) (Thursday)
17:30 – 23:30 Another very popular annual event. This year arranged at Det Norske Teatret in Oslo, in combination with the performance of Helten på den grøne øya (The hero on the green island) - containing Irish music, dance and a lot of humour.
A NIBA activity

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