China Track

China Track
Seed Forum Global 12 June 2018
June 12, Tuesday
09:00 - 12:00

International Chamber of Commerce,

Fidem Capital Partners and friends


at Seed Forum in the Oslo Opera House at the 12th of June 2018


from 09:00 – 11:30


proudly presents;


Part 1:

Making Chinese Cultural Understanding a Competitive Edge?


Pål Bråthen, CEO ( has more than 25 years of experience from working with Asian cultures. Having built Asia presence for Alpharma and Tomra, he was until recently Head of Innovation Norway in Shanghai. He will share his Key Takeaways from Understanding Chinese Culture, and how to make Cultural Understanding your competitive advantage.

Working in the Chinese Business Climate – Key reflections from Norway's most successful Law Firm in China – Wikborg Rein

Partner Tormod Ludvik Nilsen, Wikborg Rein (, was responsible for the firm's China operations from 2013-2016 and will share some most valuable experiences from his years in Shanghai. Wikborg Rein started out to serve Nordic customers in China, but has over the years also developed a significant Chinese domestic business. How did they succeed and what will be the success factors going forward? Tormod will share his experiences and reflections with us on operating in China.


The New Silk Road or One Belt – One Road - a part of your Growth Strategy?

Qianhai/Shenzhen is the Cornerstone of Xi Jinping´s prestigious One Belt – One Road iniative - and is seen as one of the most important Growth drivers, and collaborative platforms for international business in modern times. How can European companies benefit from this unique initative?

Founding Partner, Yngve Kristiansen in Hong Kong based Fidem Capital Partners ( is working across Europe to bridge business opportunites between Europe and China, and in particular on Industrial Partnerships and Investments.



Effective remediation of Soil and Ground Water from Organic Waste – now also with Chinese large scale Market Access – EkoHarden Technologies Oy

Mr Erkki Lindberg is the Founder and Chairman of the uniquely positioned Finnish EkoHarden Technologies Oy ( He will give us a brief introduction to the amazing technology, and how they are cleaning up Organic Waste predominantly Oil Spill in different regions of the world. EkoHarden Technologies Oy have also closed their first large market access agreements for the trillon dollar Chinese remediation market.



Part 2:

Access to Malaysia and Asia – Supporting High Growth Initatives into the Asian Markets

Håvard Claussen Martinsen is VP of Business Development in CXS. He is passionate about growth and believes everything starts with people. Håvard is also Chairman of LIMPI and member of the board & co-founder of Sherpa Music.

He will share with us CXS latest exiting experiences about opportunities for growth in Malaysia and ASEAN.


Building Competitive Growth Platforms for the Chinese Marketplace

Managing Partner, Helge Krane from Edge Innovation Group ( will share some valuable experiences from working closely with the Chinese market over the last 10 years in different Strategy projects, and how to build effective Growth Platforms, based on unique local market insight.


Implementing a successful Growth Mindset in Asian and Chinese Corporations?

CEO Marc Siles, in INNEOX Liberator ( ), has over the last years been working extensively with Individual and Team Development, and in particular in the Asian Region. He will share his success stories on how to effectively build a collective Growth Mindset in Asian organizations – as a cornerstone for accellerating growth.


Building Smart City Innovation and Ecosystems - integrating Smart City technologies in future development

Business Development Director from Siemens, Mr Tor D. Krog ( is one of our regions leading capacities on Smart City Infrastructure, and also working against the Chinese Market through different very exciting initiatives.