Meet the 2010 ambassadors for the Stavanger region!
We proudly present the Region Stavanger ambassadors for 2010
Eldar Søreide, Stavanger University Hospital
Founder of Akuttjournalen - The Scandinavian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Medicine. President of the Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine. Previous chairman and organiser of several national and international research conferences in Stavanger, including AIRMED 2000, TraumaCare 2002, CPR 2003, Emergency Days 2004 and 2006, Scandinavian Update 2005 on Trauma and more. Medical manager at SAFER, Stavanger Acute Medicine Foundation for Education and Research.
Nils Steinsland, Steinsland & Co
Nils was instrumental in bringing the European Poultry Conference 2014 to the Stavanger region via his positions and connections to, among others, the Norwegian Fjørfelag and the World Poultry Science Association. The conference had around 1,000 delegates. The Norwegian committee has, largely under the guidance of Nils Steinsland, carried out viewing tours for the European central government, and submitted an official tender/application to host in 2014. In light of the investment being made in food and agriculture-related industry and research, this conference is among the series of activities that consolidate Rogaland's position at the very top of Europe.
Jostein Tollaksen, University of Stavanger
Adviser at the Faculty of Humanities/National Center for Reading Education and Research has excelled domestically and internationally in research and education around the theory and practice of reading and writing science. The centre has an active conference initiative, where Senior Researcher Jostein Tollaksen has a central role.
Simon Møller, CORE, University of Stavanger
Head of the Core Center (Centre for Organelle Research), where the research projects range from genetics to physiology. He sits on the board of Scandinavian Plant Physiology Science and was instrumental in getting the Scandinavian Plant Physiology Conference to Stavanger in 2011.
Eivind Helland, Blue Planet AS
The company has long distinguished itself with its international conferences within aquaculture, including Aqua Vision, which brought together 500 delegates from 35 nations, with aquaculture related to finance and technological innovation, among other things. Blue Planet also has several research conferences that are being worked on and have a central position in the food cluster at Måltidets Hus in Ullandhaug.
Eivind Hålien, Måltidets Hus AS
Hålien has worked for the County Governor in Rogaland, in the agricultural department as a project manager for business development in food. In 2004/2005 he was hired by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food to lead the first food festival "Matstreif" on Karl Johan, in connection with the 100-year commemoration of the dissolution of the Union with Sweden. Hålien has been appointed by the Nordic Council of Ministers as Ambassador for their initiative "New Nordic Food". Eivind has also been a board member of the Gastronomic Institute, and head of the Rogaland-based NCE Culinology and worked for Fagforum for Mat og Drikke, now Måltidets Hus As. He was very involved in Stavanger, which was the first city outside of France to receive the European Championship for culinary arts, Bocuse d'Or, in 2008.