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Doing Business in the Arctic Conference - Video Recording

The Doing Business in the Arctic conference took place on May 4 2021 and discussed Iceland's chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2019-2021, the Greenland and Iceland in the New Arctic Report published in January 2021 by the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs, investment opportunities between and within Iceland and Greenland as it relates to Canada and the United States. The conference addressed as well Doing Business in the Arctic, status and outlook organized by the Arctic Economic Council.

Speakers and panelists included: Gudlaugur Thor Thordarsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland, Pele Broberg, Minister for Industry, Trade, Foreign Affairs and Climate, Naalakkersuisut / The Government of Greenland, Paula Isaak, Associate Deputy Minister of Northern Affairs, Government of CanadaJames DeHart, U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region, Office of the U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region, Ambassador Petur AsgeirssonEmbassy of Iceland, Ottawa, Ambassador Bergdís EllertsdóttirEmbassy of Iceland in Washington, Washington DC, Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland, Arni Sigfusson, Strategic Planning Consultant, Iceland, Ossur Skarphedinsson, Fmr. Foreign Affairs Minister, Iceland, Mike Sfraga, Director, Wilson Center’s Polar InstituteMads Qvist Frederiksen, Director, Arctic Economic CouncilVerner Hammeken, CEO, Royal Arctic LineChristian Keldsen, Chief Executive Officer, Greenland Business AssociationStein-Gunnar Bondevik, Executive Vice President, Public Relations, Troms KraftCurtis Shaw, President, Northwestel, and Karl Gudmundsson, Director of Trade and Invest, Business Iceland

The conference was 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, and the Arctic Economic Council.

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