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With Bergds Ellertsdttir (Ambassador of Iceland to US), James DeHart (US Coordinator for Arctic Region), Mads Frederiksen (Dir., Arctic Economic Council), Pele Broberg (Minister for Trade, Foreign Affairs & Climate, Greenland), Einar Gunnarsson (Chair Arctic Officials, Iceland), Mike Sfraga (Dir., Wilson Center's Polar Institute), Verner Hammeken (CEO, Royal Arctic Line).
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 at 11:00 AM   Absolutely Free   Online

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Iceland, Greenland, & North America - Investment & Trade Opportunities
This conference will discuss Iceland's chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2019-2021, the Greenland & Iceland in the New Arctic Report published in January 2021 by the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs, investment opportunities between & within Iceland & Greenland as it relates to Canada & the United States. The conference will as well address Doing Business in the Arctic, status & outlook organized by the Arctic Economic Council.

This conference will also provide the opportunity for attendees to network virtually & meet new connections doing business in the Arctic.

The conference is organized by the Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce in New York in partnership with the Wilson Center's Polar Institute, Greenland Representation in Washington DC, Embassy of Iceland in Washington DC, Embassy of Iceland in Ottawa, Consulate of Iceland in New York, Consulate of Iceland in Nuuk, & the Arctic Economic Council.

Conference Chair: Ambassador Petur Asgeirsson, Embassy of Iceland, Ottawa

11:00-11:05 am

Opening Remarks

Ambassador Bergds Ellertsdttir, Embassy of Iceland, Washington DC
11:05-11:30 am

Two Years of Icelands Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland
Doing Business in the Arctic

Arni Sigfusson, Strategic Planning Consultant, Iceland
Greenland & Iceland in the New Arctic

Ossur Skarphedinsson, Fmr. Foreign Affairs Minister, Iceland
11:30 am-12:10 pm - A Conversation Between Iceland, Greenland, the United States & Canada

Moderator: Mike Sfraga, Director, Wilson Center's Polar Institute

Gudlaugur Thor Thordarsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs & International Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland
Pele Broberg, Minister for Industry, Trade, Foreign Affairs & Climate, Naalakkersuisut / The Government of Greenland
Paula Isaak, Associate Deputy Minister of Northern Affairs, Government of Canada
James DeHart, U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region, Office of the U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region
12:10-12:55 pm - Arctic Economic Council Arctic Business Panel - Status & Outlook

Moderator: Mads Qvist Frederiksen, Director, Arctic Economic Council

Verner Hammeken, CEO, Royal Arctic Line
Christian Keldsen, Chief Executive Officer, Greenland Business Association
Stein-Gunnar Bondevik, Executive Vice President, Public Relations, Troms Kraft
Curtis Shaw, President, Northwestel
12:55 pm - Closing Remarks

Petur Oskarsson, Chief Executive Officer, Business Iceland
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