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The UK and the Arctic and Nordic regions: Opportunities for trade and inverstment

Organized by: Polar Research and Policy Initiative 13. September 2017

The session will explore opportunities for trade and investment between the UK and Arctic/Nordic states. It will bring together speakers representing different sectors: infrastructure; architecture; shipping; energy; education; and arts and culture. 

Sunday, October 15, 12:45 - 13:45

The session will commence with the chair discussing the current state of affairs with respect to the UK and the Arctic and Nordic regions. Subsequently, each panellist will make a short presentation highlighting strengths and opportunities in their particular sectors. This will be followed by a Q&A session for 30 minutes. The key objective of the panel is to help attendees understand what opportunities might exist, what support they can expect from us, and how best they can access the UK market.

Speakers:

  • Dwayne Ryan Menezes, Director, Polar Research and Policy Initiative; Director, Think-Film Impact Production: Arts and Culture
  • Ilan Kelman, Reader, UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London,Member of the Advisory Board, Polar Research and Policy Initiative: Education and Risk Management
  • Thomas Bishop, Project Lead, WilkinsonEyre Head, Built Environment Unit, Polar Research and Policy Initiative: Architecture and Infrastructure
  • Domagoj Baresic, Fellow, Shipping Unit, Polar Research and Policy Initiative, Global Energy Institute, University College London: Shipping
  • Nic Craig, Fellow, Energy Unit, Polar Research and Policy Initiative: Energy
  • Richard Clifford, Fellow, Geopolitics and Security Unit, Polar Research and Policy Initiative: Scotland and the North

Chair: 

  • Terzah Tippin Poe, Lecturer, Harvard University, Member of the Advisory Board, Polar Research and Policy Initiative