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Participate at the Nordic pavilion in Japan

Osaka, Japan.

The Norwegian government is inviting businesses to show interest in the Nordic pavilion at the world exhibition in Osaka.

The Nordic countries intends to participate through a joint Nordic pavilion at the World Expo "Designing Future Society for Our Lives", in Osaka in Japan from April 13 to October 13 in 2025. The sub-themes of the Expo are (1) Saving Lives, (2) Empowering Lives and (3) Connecting Lives, with the emphasis to achieve the UN's sustainability goals by 2030.

Japan is the world's third largest economy and one of Norway’s most important trading partners in Asia.

There is potential for increased exports of goods and services to Japan within a number of sectors, and it is an exciting market as well as an interesting partner in the development of several of the industrial branches relevant to the green shift (offshore wind, hydrogen and battery production) where Norway has overlapping interests with Japan.

Competitive Nordic solutions for green transformation out into the world

Through a joint Nordic participation at Expo 2025, Norway and Norwegian companies will have a central opportunity to showcase their solutions to an international market.

Through strategic cooperation, rather than competition, the Nordic countries can together create a stronger green and sustainable brand internationally.

A Nordic participation at the Expo will be based on the interest and financial participation from the business community.

Companies with an interest in this, and a wish to take part in forming a possible Nordic pavilion can contact Kjersti Boge Christensen who will forward your interest to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

Contact Information

Owe Hagesæther

Chief Executive Officer

Owe Hagesæther