Nordic Nexus: Nordic Connections and Solutions for a Developing Arctic

Organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers 16. October 2015


  • Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers: Nordic engagement in the Arctic.
  • Höskuldur Þórhallsson, President of the Nordic Council; Member of the Icelandic Parliament: A Nordic Council view on Development in the Arctic.
  • Joan Nymand Larsen, Senior Scientist and Research Director, Stefansson Arctic Institute, Akureyri, Iceland: Human development trends in the Arctic. How can we achieve innovation, growth and economic development in the Arctic?
  • Sigrún Smarádottír, Research Group Leader for Business Development, MATÍS: Bioeconomy in the Arctic.
  • Ásmundur Guðjónsson, Director of North Atlantic Cooperation, NORA: Blue bio-economy in the Arctic and North Atlantic.
  • A Fashionable Arctic Gunni Hilmarsson, Icelandic Fashion Council: Joining forces for a sustainable fashion future.
  • Boas Kristjanson, Designer, KARBON


  • Nauja Bianco, Senior Adviser, Nordic Council of Ministers