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 Canada, James DeHart, U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region, Office of the U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region, Ambassador Petur Asgeirsson, Embassy of Iceland, Ottawa, Ambassador Bergdís Ellertsdóttir, Embassy 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 Institute, 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, 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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