Program for the Kollen Conference 2023


12.30 - We meet for a nice "Kollen" chat and a small snack

13:00 - Welcome by Stefan Marx, General Manager HK Skifestival

Conference moderator Ole Kristian Stoltenberg, speaker at the World Cup Cross-Country Skiing and commentator, TV 2

Climate change

- John Smith, State Meteorologist NRK
Avid skier and weather enthusiast gives a look at the climate change we are experiencing in Norway and around the world. A climate and a situation that winter sports will have to deal with in the future.

"Cheering for the right people"

- Trine Skei Grande, Advisor Footprint, part of Sopra Steria
Trine is particularly known for her great commitment and broad knowledge in the climate and environmental field. Trine has been involved in shaping policies that have contributed to making Norway greener. She will open our first sustainability conference on sport, climate and the environment. Challenges and encouragement based on insight and knowledge

What action is skiing taking?

"Project Snow Crystal"
- Morten Aa Djupvik, Secretary General, Norwegian Biathlon Federation

"Protecting winter for future generations - Green Producers Tool, Snow for the future and other measurable actions and projects"

By Ola Keul, Acting Head of Organization, Sustainability and Public Affairs and
Marita Hakestad Andresen, Event and Sustainability Advisor, Norwegian Ski Federation.

"Sustainable World Cup organizer with 1700 volunteers behind it"

By Stefan Marx, General Manager, Holmenkollen Skifestival  

"Craft is investing in the green shift with top sport on board"

- Tom Henriksen, General Manager, New Wave Norway/Craft Norway
Craft is a new national team partner for NSF, NSSF, NIF, Team Norway and several national teams internationally. Consumption, production and climate. How will Craft with Norway's biggest sports profiles contribute to making a difference in the environmental footprint?

"High ambitions, materiality analysis and interaction with suppliers - lessons to be learned?"

- Marianne Gjertsen Ebbesen, Executive Vice President, Wood Housing Development, OBOS
OBOS has a strategic goal to reduce CO2 emissions from new projects by 45 percent from materials, energy and transportation by the end of 2026. OBOS is well on its way to fulfilling the commitments of the Paris Agreement by 2030. Anything to learn?

"Sustainability when public health meets climate challenges"

- Håvard Ellingsen, Section Manager Holmenkollen Nasjonalanlegg in Oslobygg KF, Oslo Municipality
Norway's largest arena for public health and a historic meeting place for top and amateur athletes. Thousands of children, young people and adults use the facility for everyday training and physical activity, races and competitions. What dilemmas do we face, what does the future look like?

Top athletes on climate change issues

how can we contribute with our civic engagement? 

  • Sivert Guttom Bakken, 24 years old, biathlete and last year's overall winner
  • Filip Fjeld Andersen, 23, biathlete and community activist
  • Jan Petter Saltvedt, sports journalist and reporter, NRK Sporten

The coming generations are engaged, reflective, courageous and among them top athletes who can make an impact. But what does it take? Let's talk about the dynamic between athletes and the media. Many may feel the fear of saying the wrong thing, but want to use their voice. So how can sport's interaction with the media shed light on the biggest challenge of our time?


15.30 - Closure by Stefan and Ole Kristian

Norwegian Biathlon Federation,
Norwegian Ski Association,
Sponsor- og Eventforeningen
& Holmenkollen Skifestival