Warm New Year’s Greetings to the AmCham Community!
As we ramp up for what promises to be an exciting year within our sprawling transatlantic business community, a few reflections on our shared road ahead. Though key business indicators are quite mixed across AmCham’s multiple member industry groups, a sense of stoic determination overwhelmingly prevails amongst leaders. Proudly, AmCham member companies are at the forefront of collaboration, renewal and talent development – necessary ingredients in an escalating transitional period ahead.
For AmCham, collaboration with our many internationally oriented members, US and Norwegian government partners, Stortinget, key industry associations, Nordic counterparts – and partner organizations across the United States – is key to providing true insight. All have ideas on what AI, IRA, public cloud, critical minerals, taxes & tariffs, legislative proposals, political maneuvering and geopolitical rivalry mean for their businesses – few alone can accurately assess the related opportunities and threats. AmCham’s far-reaching community can and does.
For our members – and by default for AmCham – renewal is a constant. A quick look at our membership directory is an inspirational testament to long-term bilateral investors that are reshaping their operations and strategies on an ongoing basis. For them, reliance upon past success formulas is not an option. Norway and the US continue to provide competitive operating environments for these companies to thrive, but regulatory stability, transparency and fair market access must prevail.
Our collective talent development efforts help ensure that our members’ accomplished people remain at the center of the transition equation. AmCham’s unique cross-industry Mentorship Program, which includes representatives from 30 companies, is one such longstanding initiative. Similarly, our new Tech Talent Network (TTN) enables rising member talents to expand their leadership skills amongst capable peers and directors.
In the year ahead, AmCham’s meeting and event calendar will include multiple Sustainability, Financial and Defense Forums, our Transatlantic Assembly (Apr), Arendalsuka (Aug), ONS in Stavanger (Aug), our 24th annual Golf Tournament (Aug), an ongoing US Election series and our traditional Thanksgiving Charity (Nov). In other words, there will be ample opportunities for the AmCham community to come together, learn together, and move forward – together!