Norway is one of the priority markets for Lithuanian businesses operating in the construction sector and is our important trading partner. Half of all Lithuania’s exports to Norway is in construction sector and these numbers continue to grow, despite the challenges caused by Covid-19. Today, close to ten thousand Lithuanians work only on Norwegian construction sites. As a result, their footprint can be found in many construction projects across the country – be it traditional wooden cabins in the mountains, furniture in a typical flat in Trondheim or modern facade solutions of office buildings in the Oslo City Center.

We can’t underestimate the importance of the Norwegian construction market to Lithuanian companies and its potential in the coming years. However, to have opportunities to overcome and grow, we may be facing some serious obstacles which can be expressed by asking the following questions: Whether the pace of real estate market expansion will not slow down? How do COVID-19 related constraints on free movement of labour and goods impede a smooth implementation of projects? What new market penetration forms should we seek in this challenging situation?

Norwegian-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce (NLCC) and Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (LNCC) took the initiative to find the answers to those questions and by partnering with Lithuanian Embassy in Norway as well as the governmental agency Enterprise Lithuania decided to organize a webinar about the Norwegian construction market status quo and its mid-term perspectives.

Join us virtually on 24 November at 11:00am Lithuanian time to get expert insights on:

  • Norway‘s current economic situation
  • Trends in the Norwegian construction market
  • Supply and subcontracting possibilities for the biggest construction market players
  • Public procurement opportunities in Norway

PROGRAMME:
11:00    Welcome Remarks by H.E. Jonas Paslauskas, Lithuanian Ambassador to Norway
11:05    Norway: Economic Overview | Darius Budrys, Lithuanian Commercial Attaché in Norway
11:15    Trends in the Norwegian Housing Market | Per Jeager, Director of Norwegian Home Builders’ Association (NHBA)
11:25    Trends in the Commercial, Industrial and Public Sector Real Estate Industry | Audun Lyngstad, Senior customer manager at DNB bank
11:35    Supply and Subcontracting Possibilities for the Largest Construction Market Players |
             Ragnar Furru, Vice President – Purchasing at AF Group ASA
             Erik Smedsrød, Procurement Manager – International Market at HENT AS
11:55    Public Procurement Opportunities in Norway | Arne O. S. Sivertsen, Partnerat Inventura AS
12:05    Q&A session

Moderator – Lina Mockutė, Managing Director of Norwegian-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce

The event is free to join, but registration is required. Please REGISTER HERE.

 

Company profiles:

  • Norwegian Home Builders’ Association (Boligprodusentenes Forening) is an interest organization for housing-producing companies in Norway. The association has close to 800 member companies which are responsible for more than half of the housing construction in Norway. The association’s activities are particularly focused on business policy issues and developments in housing construction.
  • AF Group AS (AF Gruppen Norge AS) is the third largest civil engineering and construction company in Norway. The building division of AF supplies new constructions, including residential buildings, office buildings, schools, cultural and institutional buildings. Net income: 9,996,684,000 Norwegian krone (2019), number of employees: 3000.
  • Hent AS owns and operates real estate properties. The Company builds and develops industrial, commercial and residential buildings, educational, sports, hotels, and health centers. Hent serves customers in Norway and Sweden. Net income: 6,820,551,000 Norwegian krone (2019), number of employees: 970.
  • Inventura AS is one of the largest consulting firms in Norway specializing in public procurement and optimization of procurement driven value chains. Net income: 110,000,000 Norwegian krone (2019), number of employees: 77.