Infrastructure Development in the Arctic: Social, Commercial and Technical Perspectives of Upcoming Opportunities

Organized by Bremenports GmbH & Co. KG 16. August 2016

Saturday, October 8, 15:30-17:00

Location: Akrafjall, Harpa Fourth Level

The Session aims at highlighting the social impacts, technical requirements as well as commercial prerequisites of infrastructure development in the Arctic.

The Finnafjord Harbour Project will be used to illustrate these three perspectives along this emerging port facility in North-Eastern Iceland. The moderated session will bring together four speakers from various backgrounds, including municipalities, private investors, project development organisations as well as from engineering


  • Elías Pétursson, Mayor, Municipality of Langanesbyggð: The Social Impact of large-scale Infrastructure Projects for Rural Communities
  • James E. Pass, Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners: The Investor's View
  • Hafsteinn Helgason, Efla Consulting Engineers: Technical Challenges in the Arctic
  • Lars Stemmler, Head of International Projects, bremenports GmbH & Co. KG: The Finnafjord Harbour Project: Progressing Towards a Business Opportunity for the Arctic


  • Robert Howe, Managing Director, bremenports GmbH & Co. KG