Businesses and organisations from Gran Canaria establish business links in Norway at Nor-Shipping, the largest European offshore industry event

A commercial delegation from Gran Canaria, comprising 15 businesspeople and public representatives travelled to the Nor-Shipping event in Norway to promote the Island to 130 investors from the shipping, logistics and port industries, and where 30 meetings were held.

The effort made to attend the event, one of Europe’s most important for the shipping industry, falls within the actions taken by the brand Best in Gran Canaria and included representatives of the Gran Canaria Island Council (Cabildo) through its Corporation for the Economic Development of Gran Canaria, the Government of the Canary Islands, the Foreign Trade Institute, the Canary Islands Special Zone, the Las Palmas Port Authority, the Gran Canaria Chamber of Commerce and the Canary Islands Shipping Cluster.

Furthermore, the members of the delegation participated in the seminary “Business Opportunities in Spain”, which was attended by over 60 Scandinavian investors and organisations and in which representatives of the Canary Islands Special Zone introduced the characteristics and importance of the shipping industry in the Canaries.

Three leading international companies, the British firm, Rolls-Royce, and two Norwegian firms, Otech and CCB Zamakona, have successfully set up their businesses in the Port of Las Palmas to offer their services to oil rigs, large cargo and passenger vessels and fishing trawlers. So much so that their managers have offered their testimonials, in various forums, to recommend investing and setting up business in Gran Canaria, not just because of its fiscal advantages, but because of its location, facilities, climate and people.

This mission to Norway represents an opportunity to promote the island to the strong shipping and North European Blue Economy industries and will help foster bilateral relations between Norway and Gran Canaria.

The brand Best in Gran Canaria

The brand Best in Gran Canaria, promoted by the Cabildo, comprises the Corporation for the Economic Development of Gran Canaria, the Government of the Canary Islands, the Government Representation Office, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Chamber of Commerce, Casa Africa, the Confederation of Canary Employers, the Las Palmas City Council, Ports of Las Palmas, the Foreign Trade Institute, the Free Trade Zone, the Shipping Cluster and the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC).

Its website http://bestingrancanaria.com/ introduces the island as the ideal place to thrive due to its tax and investment advantages and because it offers a privileged environment for business, owing to the great links with its port and airport, the safety of the destination, all the services on offer, whether to do with health or education, its great city and the world’s best climate. In short, it is the ideal place to work and live, an advantageous combination scarce to come by in this world.