Category: AmCham News
Celebrating together with our members and partners, AmCham rounded off an eventful and engaging 2018 as we hosted our annual Christmas Party for the first time at Hotel Continental.
It has been a year of new initiatives at AmCham, having hosted numerous large-scale events, introducing both a cross-industry Sustainability Forum and a CFO Forum, in addition to our very popular Digitalization Forum. Further, we have expanded our staff, membership and revamped amcham.no.
In addition to our newly-established Board Pairing Program, we have also collaborated with the US Embassy to initiate the Rising Leaders Program and we are in the process of completing the third edition of our Mentorship Program— all initiatives designed to develop the leaders of today, as well as tomorrow.
Earlier in 2018, we also launched our US Companies in Norway report in collaboration with Innovation Norway and Menon Economics. The detailed publication emphasizes US companies’ contribution to the Norwegian economy through employment, taxes and direct investments and formed the foundation for the panel discussion at our Transatlantic Assembly in March.
The new forums, publications and events have been warmly welcomed additions to the AmCham umbrella of initiatives, while increased staff capacity has allowed us to further enhance both our advocacy and member services efforts.
The ever-popular end-of-year Christmas event also marked AmCham’s final Board meeting of the year, where the dedicated members listened as American company Salesforce presented their newly established Norway presence.
In keeping with tradition, the Christmas party was a festive, relaxed event allowing for mingling over copious snacks and desserts provided by Hotel Continental and Charles Smith Wines from member Strøm.
Members actively engaged in competition for Chateau Smith wines, testing both their wine and US Holiday knowledge through a Kahoot! of 11 questions, before the announcement of both the winners of the Kahoot! as well as the champion of the Best Christmas Sweater Competition.
Try the Kahoot! quiz and test your own American Wine and US Holiday knowledge here!
AmCham wishes to thank all our members, partners and board members for a productive and fruitful year and we look forward to continued collaboration in 2019!