Want a glimpse of shipping’s future?

Join us on the Orange sofa in Oslo this Nor-Shipping week

Following a sell-out event in Athens, shipping’s Orange Sofa lands in Norway this Nor-Shipping week bringing with it visionaries from both inside and outside the shipping industry, and a chance to see top Futurist K D Adamson, live, with her blueprint for the industry’s future.




The global shipping industry is in challenging waters, but what if the ‘inevitable’ upturn is no longer inevitable? As digital forces reshape the global economy the old rules and the old solutions increasingly don’t apply. Today’s environment may be tough, but what lies ahead will be magnitudes more complex, volatile and ambiguous than anything shipping is used to.





Positioning their businesses to take advantage of the huge opportunities these unprecedented changes will offer is what every ship owner and operator needs to do, and while there are no simple answers, there is a straightforward question everyone should be asking themselves




Q: What value will my business bring when computing power and bandwidth doubles, quadruples or grows by a factor of eight? How do I build a digital vision for my organisation?









Join us for a unique event in Oslo during Nor-Shipping week when we put those at the cutting-edge intersection of technology and business – both inside and outside shipping – on shipping’s Orange sofa.

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See top Futurist K D Adamson live in conversation on the sofa and discover what shipping’s digital future might look like, what innovators at the cutting-edge of the shipping industry see on the horizon, and how you create a digital vision for your company.

From the likely impact on shipping volumes to new finance and ownership ecosystems, customer relationships and the birth of smart regulation, Orange brings you a near-term vision of how far and how fast the shipping industry is likely to change, helping you to start answering questions for your business and your customers.

Read the programme

Read the programme

Grab a seat, hear what those on shipping’s Orange sofa predict, and ask them why.

Futurist K D Adamson is expert in the impact of new digital paradigms, the exponential growth of technologies, global megatrends and new generational mindsets on business and society.

From the future of work, healthcare, education and regulation to resource scarcity, privacy, prediction, cyber security, connectivity and transparency she identifies how the combinatorial effects of a range of technologies will transform our lives radically in the coming decades, and offers a visionary perspective on the threats and the opportunities we face.

The CEO of Futurenautics Group, author, presenter and keynote speaker, she is also a member of The Futures Agency—a global organisation of thought-leaders and thinkers engaging with clients worldwide as diverse as Visa, Hitachi, Bank of America, MTV, WWF and Unilever, and is the world’s foremost ‘blue’ futurist in shipping & maritime. Her book Shipping and the 800-lb Gorilla, a collection of her articles about the future of shipping, is published in May 2017.

Invited to take a seat on the Orange sofa this 31st May 2017 in Oslo

K D Adamson

Futurist, Founder & CEO
Futurenautics Group

Ian Teare

Wikborg Rein

Deanna MacDonald

Founder & CEO, BLOC (Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration)

Mark O'Neil

Colombia Ship Management

Mark Rasmussen

VP & General Manager, Mobility

Hans Ottosen


Marco Ryan


Christopher Rex

Head of Research,
Danish Ship Finance

Ton Ebbenhorst

Connectivity Unit, Global Solutions

Nor-Shipping Oslo

take a seat, and let's talk shipping's future