The fourth Houston Shipping and Offshore Conference is organized by the Consulates General of Brazil, Korea and Norway. Register now to find out what experts have to say on Challenges & Opportunities for Shipping & Offshore - Looking Forward.   Panel topics are: Filling the Funding Gap in the Shipping & Offshore Industry Staying Global - Cases of Success in Different Business

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Photo: Grieg in Florida.

In Sarasota, Florida an Edvard Grieg music festival will be staged from January 9-11, 2015. The festival is made possible by the the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota in cooperation with the Selby International Library/Sarasota Music Archive and the International Grieg Society of Bergen, Norway.

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Photo: Mimi C. Lie.

Jointly, the Scandinavian Chambers of Commerce of Denmark, Norway and Sweden convened a big social event on September 16. Norway House provided the venue, and well over 140 participants were attracted to this exciting networking gathering.

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Senter for internasjonalisering av utdanning (SIU) forvalter Ordningen for Norgeskunnskap i utlandet, en ordning som retter seg mot norskmiljø ved høyere læresteder utenfor Norge. Fire ganger om året informerer vi om aktuelle saker, utlysninger og frister innenfor ordningen; februar, mai, september og desember. Positivt vedtak vil bety at SIU, gjennom en skriftlig avtale med lærestedet,...

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Photo: Kaarina Berger.

One week after a celebration sermon in New Orleans, the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Houston marked the 150th anniversary last Sunday September 7.

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The Norwegian Consulate General in collaboration with Rice University in Houston and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology will organize a summit October 12-15, which goal is to foster co-operation between the participating institutions within a broad range of nano-technology related disciplines. This is a direct follow-up of Transatlantic Science Week 2012 in Houston, and is...

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Save the date. 
Photo: CGHouston.

Friday October 10th the 4th annual Houston Shipping and Offshore Conference will be held at the Houstonian Hotel. Save the date now for this "not-to-miss" Conference.

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A local jazz band playing during the sermon. 
Photo: Kristoffer Lanmark Marø.

The Norwegian Seamen’s Church celebrated its 150th anniversary on August 31, 2014. In New Orleans, the local Seaman’s Church marked the occasion with an anniversary sermon followed by a Norwegian elk dinner.

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From Left: Mimi Cathrine Lie, Kristoffer Marø, Mayor Annise Parker, Judy McEnany, Jeremy Dorsey,Pat Bonner, Mike McEnany and Warren Sneed.  . 
Photo: Houston City Council. .

On August 12th, The Houston-Galveston/Stavanger Sister City Society (HGSSCS) exchange program was recognized by Houston’s Mayor, Annise Parker, and the Houston City Council, as a valuable and important program for the strong relationship between the two cities.

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Together in Stavanger: Consul General of Norway in Houston Jostein Mykletun, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Tord Lien, the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy . 
Photo: Houston Mayor's Office.

Mayor Annise Parker is looking abroad as she intends to spend her final term as Houston Mayor on promoting the city as an international destination. At the Asian-American Chamber of Commerce she was quoted saying: “We aren’t in competition with other cities in the United States necessarily but rather against others around the globe”

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Taiko, Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA . 
Photo: Commander Harald Vasset .

Flag ceremony to mark operation RECSYR as accomplished as the last ship containing chemical weapons from Syria disembarked in Port Arthur, Texas.

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Photo: Kristoffer L. Marø.

Frank Mohn AS (FRAMO), recently having been acquired by Alfa Laval, signed a framework agreement with PEMEX Procurement International Inc (PPI) in Houston on 11 July 2014. The signing took place during an event hosted by the Norwegian Consul General in Houston, Dr. Jostein Mykletun.

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The Mississippi Delegation visiting the Technology Centre Mongstad (TMC)

A Mississippi Delegation headed by Governor Phil Bryant, several State Senators and Mississippi House Representatives visited Industry and high ranking Norwegian government officials at the end of June. The Delegation included also some private sector players and the Norwegian Consul General from Houston, Jostein Mykletun, central in the planning and conducting of the visit. The State of...

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Did you know that Norway, in spite of it’s small size, is one of the largest Shipping-nations in the word? Norway has one of the world's largest and most modern fleets, and also one of the most advanced and specialised. As you read this, some 1,900 Norwegian controlled ships and rigs are operating around the globe.

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