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An unusual conference in unusual times

Ine Eriksen Søreide, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that the relationship between USA and China will define the political era we enter in to.

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- Normal is over

The theme for the annual Global Outlook, which kickstarted Arendalsuka, hit the nerve with a packed Arendal Kulturhus.

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Business as unusual

We ask fasilitator at this years Global Outlook, Anita Pratap, how business can lead to a more sustainable world. 

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Speakers Global Outlook 2020

Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

Before becoming Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide was Minister of Defence in Norway.

She is a member of the Conservative Party of Norway. In 2005, she was elected as a Member of the Storting for Oslo.

Nicolai Tangen

Nicolai Tangen is responsible for the management of the Government Pension Fund Global. This includes the daily operation and the development of Norges Bank Investment Management.

Tangen joined Norges Bank Investment Management as Chief Executive Officer on 1 September 2020. 

Tom Tugendhat

Tom Tugendhat (born 27 June 1973) is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee since 2017. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tonbridge and Malling since 2015. Before entering politics, amongst other roles, Tugendhat was a Territorial Army officer in the British Army.

Hilde Merete Aasheim

Hilde Merete Aasheim became President & CEO in Hydro on May 8, 2019. Hilde Merete Aasheim served as Executive Vice President for the Aluminium Metal business area since November 2008.

Øyvind Eriksen

Øyvind Eriksen (born 1964) is President and CEO of Aker ASA and holds a law degree from the University of Oslo.


Jon Gunnar Pedersen

Jon Gunnar Pedersen is a Norwegian financier, public adviser and politician for the Conservative Party.

Bjørn Otto Sverdrup

Bjørn Otto Sverdrup is the Chair of the Executive Committee of OGCI (Oil and Gas Climate Initiative). He started this position in Mars 2021. The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative is a global CEO-led initiative that aims to accelerate the industry response to climate change. The 12 OGCI member companies represent 30% of world’s oil and gas production and support the Paris Agreement and its aims.

Anita Pratap

Anita Pratap is an award-winning international journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, having worked in Asia, Middle East, Europe and the United States. 

She was CNN’s South Asia Bureau Chief; worked for Time Magazine and leading Indian media. She is a speaker at global conferences organized by the UN, Governments, conglomerates, universities and think tanks on war, terrorism, media, politics, inequality, diversity, women, environment and democracy.