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ARENDALSUKA Ambassadors’ Roundtable

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

‘Arendalsuka’, Norway’s much acclaimed annual political festival, usually draws about 75,000 people to beautiful Arendal on the southern coast of Norway.

For the first time, International Forum will organise an Ambassadors’ Roundtable at Arendalsuka on August 18 from 09:00 to 11:00. In cooperation with the Mayor of Arendal, Robert Cornels Nordli, this event will take place at Gamle Rådhus, the charming, historic building on Arendal’s waterfront.


‘Are we Heading Towards a World Defined by Strategic Capitalism?’ KeynoteSpeakers:

  1. E. Richard Wood, Ambassador of the UK
  2. E. Yi Xianling, Ambassador of China

The Ambassadors’ Roundtable will be a conversational, interactive event with a panel discussion, including H.E.Le Hong Lam, Ambassador of Vietnam, and a QA session with the audience. It will be followed by a prominent Norwegian commentator discussing the key political trends in the upcoming September national elections.

The Ambassadors’ Roundtable will be held the day after Arendalsuka’s flagship event, GlobalOutlook, to be held on August 17 at 13:00.

The theme this year is ‘Recovery’. Keynote speakers include Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide and the CEO of the Government Pension Fund Global (the ‘Oil Fund’), NicolaiTangen.

Both Global Outlook and the Ambassadors’ Roundtable will be moderated by the undersigned.

Organised every year during calendar week 33, Arendalsuka is Norway’s most important meeting place for policy debates, attended by the Prime Minister, cabinet ministers, party leaders, CEOs, bureaucrats, professionals, academics, foundations, federations, NGOs and thegeneral public.


In keeping with Arendalsuka’s purpose of encouraging informed public opinion, all events are free, but some require registration.

Ambassadors Roundtable August 18 at 9.00 am


Ambassadors Briefing August 18 at 10.20 am


Both events are moderated by Anita Pratap, President, International Forum.


Global Outlook Norway August 17 at 13.00




August 18
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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International Forum Oslo
973 25 290


Gamle Rådhus Arendal
Rådhusgaten 10
Arendal, 4836 Norway
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