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.


Doing business in Ireland


Ireland offers investors a stable, profitable, English speaking base to service the European market and beyond. This is why more than 1,200 overseas companies have made Ireland their location of choice.


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Doing business in Norway 


Norway has a highly motivated, educated and skilled staff and management, well capitalised companies and strict financial control. The attitude towards foreign co-operation and investment is positive.


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Events program 2008 PDF Print E-mail


12 February - Annual meeting in NIBA (Monday)

The annual meeting.
A NIBA activity.

13 March - St. Patrick's Day reception (Thursday)

Reception in the Embassy, by invitation
An Embassy activity.


15 March - St. Patrick's Day parade in Oslo (Saturday)

The annual parade starts punctually at noon, this year from new starting point Youngstorget. For details see
An Oslo St. Patrick's Day Committee activity, supported by NIBA.


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

13-15 April – NIBA visit to Ireland

This year from Dublin to Kilkenny.

A NIBA activity


16 April - Norwegian Economic Outlook 2008 (Wednesday)

11:30 - 13:30 at the office of DnB NOR, Kirkegaten 21, Oslo

Luncheon seminar. Presentation given about overall trends and tendencies affecting the Norwegian ecenomy, and business outlook and political challenges for Norwegian industry. 

A NIBA / EU-group activity


15 May - Bordeaux Winetasting ( Thursday)

NIBA members invited by an international network organisation in Norway to an evening withh tasting and lectures of different wines. 



04 September  - The annual Boat trip (Wednesday)

17:00-22:00 - M/Y Arondelle, at Aker Brygge. The boattrip is a very popular annual event.
A NIBA activity.


18 September - Meeting about communication (Thursday)

18:00 Iin the Irish Embassy, Haakon VII'sgate 1, Oslo together with the Spanish Norwegian Chamber of Commerce.


Presentation by Mr Andreas Madsen about "How to prevent people from falling asleep during your presentation".  Andreas Madsen is Head of Strategy and Copywriter at To The Point Communication, and has been partly responsible for creating many ground breaking advertising campaigns. He also is a seasoned speaker. His presentation suggests ways for the novice to feel more confident about their nexct presentation. The experienced speakers are offered suggestions on how to tighten their presentations and add some edge to them. The presentation by Mr Madsen also includes a technique used by the advertising industry to boost creativity. The technique is easy to use, and is just as useful whether the task ahead concerns making an after dinner speech, a company presentation or a sales pitch.

A NIBA / SNHK activity




14-16 October   State Visit to Norway by the President of Ireland HE Mary McAleese and Dr Martin McAleese


29 October   Is Norway an attractive country for foreign workers? ( Wednesday)

08:00 - 10:00 at Oslo Chamber of Commerce, Sommerrogt.1,Oslo

Breakfast meeting. Information and experience to be given by leading executives of the Oslo Chamber of Commerce, NHO, NAV EURES and OPERA Software.  Questions and comments session after the speeches.

A NIBA / EU-group activity


4 November - Spanish Cava and Tapas ( Tuesday)


NIBA members invited by a company member of the Spanish Norwegian chamber of commerce in Norway to an evening with tapas menue, and tasting and lectures about 7 different of the sparkling wine cava. 


27 November  The annual “julebord” (Christimas Dinner) ( Thursday)

Another very popular annual event.
A NIBA activity


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