CCI Seminar: Employment Protection in Norway – How it Works?

2016 CCI Seminar 1602

Kjelleren, Litteraturhuset, Oslo

Tuesday, November 15. 2016 17:00-19:30pm

The coming CCI's seminar will address on the following issues: What are the basic rules to protect workers in Norway? How those rules work in working life? And what workers can or should do regarding to the rules.

Mr. Tron Dalheim from the law firm Arntzen de Besche will give an introduction of the Norwegian Working Environment Act (Arbeidsmiljøloven), and will use some law cases to explain how the employment protection rules are applied in practice. Mr. Harald Stavn from NITO (Norges Ingeniør- og Teknologorganisasjon) will present the role of trade union in the working life of Norway. He will highlight on what the trade union can do for employees to protect their rights, and how the negotiation processes are conducted between the trade union and employers.

New CPN Board for term 2016-18

CPN Board has held the first board meeting 13th October. The board members followed the CPN constitution and elected Dr. Zhang Xiuhua as the CPN President and allocated other 8 board members to different posts as follows:

  • Vice President/PR, Dr. Wang Xinli
  • Vice President/Program Manager, Dr. Cai Xing
  • Vice President/HR, Ms. Li Li
  • Vice President/Culture, Dr. Wang Yun
  • Vice President/Sports, Mr. Shao Renjie
  • Vice President/Academic Affairs, Mr. Zhang Li
  • Vice President/Business Affairs, Mr. Su Ji
  • Vice President/Young Talents, Mr. Zeng Cheng

Guidance on Entrepreneurship – From Ideas to Results

2016 CCI Workshop II

The full announcement in MS Word and PDF

  • Time: 30 October, 2016 Place: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo
  • Target Audience: Immigrants
  • Organizer: The Competence Center for Immigrants (CCI)

After the one-day workshop held successfully on 25th September, and a follow-up seminar will take place on Sunday, 30 October. This half-day workshop will address on issues from the business ideas to the results, and marketing skills as well.

The workshop is free of charge and attendees must register online at The deadline of registration is 25th October. Please note that the registration is binding. No show after registration will be charged with the actual expense per person.


  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch, networking
  • 13:00-14:30 From Ideas to Results, Truls Berg, CEO Digital Insight AS
  • 14:30-15:00 Break
  • 15:00-14:45 How to Do Marketing in Norway, Jie Zhang, CEO GoDigitalChina AS
  • 15:45- 16:15 Speed dating & Individual Guidance


Reward to the Best Business Idea/Proposal

2016 CCI Workshop

Ms. Fang Brune, one speaker from the workshop taken place on 25th September, would encourage more immigrants to establish their business in Norway from a business idea, she made announcement about 10.000 NOK for the best business proposal.

All participants are asked to send one business idea to her directly via email: fang @, before 1st Dec. 2016. She will select one as a winner within 15th December. Please contact her for questions via email.

Video of ERAS Festival

2016 ERAS Multiple Cultural Festival was held in Oslo on 01-02.10.2016. CPN, as one of the leading organizer of this annual event, participated in the event as usual. CPN members joined the parade starting from Universitetsplass at Karl Johans Gate. Performance of CPN Choir was one of the highlights of the two-day event. CPN also had a booth at Oslo Rådhusplass exhibiting some traditional Chinese articles. CPN member Ding Yao demonstrated beautiful Chinese calligraphy on the site and attracted many visitors from different countries in various ages.

Here is a briefing video of the event.

Photos of CPN at ERAS 2016 can be found here

Report of Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Innovation -2016

The 3rd workshop—Entrepreneurship and Innovation took place on 25th September, 2016 at Holmenkollen Park Hotel in Oslo. The aim of the serial workshops since 2015 is to help all immigrants getting inspiration of how to establish and develop a company as an entrepreneur. More than 70 attendees from 14 countries joined the seminar.

Dr. Xiuhua Zhang, President of CPN, opened up the workshop with good feedback from the earlier two workshops from 2015. Dr. Xing Cai, Vice president of CPN gave a brief introduction to Competence Center for Immigrants(CCI) and Chinese Professionals in Norway (CPN) as well as CCI's background and its coming activities for 2016.

Mr. Truls Berg, CEO & Founding Partner, Digital Insight made a very inspired speech by ”3IN for an entrepreneur—Inspiration, Innovation, Insight”. He has more than 25 years' experience of founding several companies and a founder and previous Secretary General of Innovation Forum Norway which is a leading forum for Innovation Professional with more than 600 members. He is also a co-author for a numbers of published books. All audiences were impressed by his interesting ideas and insights about the future development of the society driven by information technology and innovation.