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China's 14th FYP prescribes changes to the country's development and maps out China's key goals and ambitions in a world of global turbulences. Innovation Norway and Norwegian Business Association China are pleased to invite you to a webinar on April 7th where our distinguished guest speakers - Dr. Martin Raiser from World Bank and Ms. Lara Dong from IHS Markit will provide information on major policy shifts and trends, rollout and execution of the 14th Five-Year Plan.

Zoom Webinar

Date: Wednesday April 7th 2021

Time: 09.00AM – 10.00AM Norway time / 15.00PM – 16.00PM China time.

Moderator: Therese Trulsen - Chairperson of NBA China & Chief representative China, Wikborg Rein

Webinar: ZOOM Link - (No passcode required)


09.00 – 09.05/15.00 – 15.05: Opening remarks by Ms Signe Brudeset, Norway's Ambassador to China and Mongolia

09.05 – 09.35/15.05-15.35: China's 14th 5 year plan – a door half-open or half-closed? Macro Outline of the Plan by Dr. Martin Raiser, Country Director for China, Mongolia and Korea, World Bank -Including 10 minutes Q&A.

09.35 – 10.00/15.35- 16.00: Energy Sector of the Plan by Ms. Lara Dong, Senior Director for Greater China Power and Renewables, IHS Markit -Including 10 minutes Q&A



Norway's Ambassador to China and Mongolia

Ms. Signe Brudeset is Ambassador of Norway to China and Mongolia and has previously been Ambassador of Norway to Japan. Ms. Brudeset has served in several senior positions within the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Director in the Section for Middle East and North Africa and Special Envoy for Syria and Iraq. Ms. Brudeset has also been Deputy Director in the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General. Ms. Brudeset holds a MSc degree in Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), with additional studies in international business and marketing from University of Barcelona. She has studied Chinese language at universities in Oslo and Taipei.



Country Director for China, Mongolia and Korea, World Bank

Martin Raiser is the World Bank's Country Director for China and Mongolia, and Director for Korea since March 1, 2019. Mr. Raiser is leading a team that is managing an evolving partnership with China, a growing program of support to Mongolia, and a deepening knowledge partnership with Korea focused on innovation and technology. Mr. Raiser holds a doctorate degree in Economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Kiel, Germany, and degrees in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Mr. Raiser worked for the Kiel Institute of World Economics and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he was Director of Country Strategy and Editor of the Transition Report. Since joining the World Bank in 2003, Mr. Raiser held positions as the Country Manager in Uzbekistan, Country Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, Country Director for Turkey, and most recently Country Director for Brazil. Mr. Raiser, a German national, is married and has four children. He has published numerous articles in refereed economic journals and authored several books.



Senior Director for Greater China, Power and Renewables, IHS Markit

Lara Dong is a senior director leading Greater China's power and renewables research at IHS Markit. Based in Beijing, China, she also started her career with Innovation Norway as an advisor. Lara Dong leads Greater China power and renewables research and is a member of Asia's research and consulting team, Ms. Dong focuses on Greater China's power and renewable market fundamentals, key players across the value chain, and policy and market reform analysis. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Ms. Dong spent eight years at Rio Tinto, most recently as principal advisor, where she researched commodity market fundamentals and generated China policy insights in coal resources and electricity procurement options for aluminum smelting. In her role at Rio Tinto, she oversaw global coal price forecast and cross-commodity research on industrial, environmental, and state-owned enterprise reform policies. Earlier, Ms. Dong served at Noble and BHP Billiton as an analyst with cross-commodity research responsibilities, and at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce as a debt market research analyst. A CFA charterholder, Ms. Dong holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Xiamen University, China, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto, Canada.

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