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2016 Arctic Circle Greenland Forum Program

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Location: Katuaq Cultural Centre

Registration; Opening Session; Economic Development for the Peoples of the Arctic; The Empowerment of the Indigenous Peoples Across the Arctic; The Future of Arctic Business: Living Resources; Welcome Reception

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11:00 - 13:00 Registration

13:00 - 14:00 Opening Session

  • Introduction: Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Minister for Industry, Labour, Trade and Foreign Affairs, Government of Greenland
  • H.E. Kim Kielsen, Premier of Greenland

  • H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
  • Okalik Eegeesiak, Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council

14:00 - 15:30 Economic Development for the Peoples of the Arctic

Panel

  • Randi V. Evaldsen, Minister for Finance and Mineral Resources, Government of Greenland
  • Aili Keskitalo, President of the Sami Parliament of Norway
  • Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Deputy Premier, Minister of Economic Development & Transportation, Minister of Energy, Minister responsible for Mines, Minister responsible for the Nunavut Business Credit Corporation, Minister responsible for the Nunavut Development Corporation, Government of Nunavut
  • Geoffrey Kelley, Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Government of Québec
  • Patricia Kemuksigak, Minister of Education and Economic Development, Nunatsiavut Government, Canada
  • Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir, MP, Parliament of Iceland & Vice President of the West Nordic Council

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00 The Empowerment of the Indigenous Peoples Across the Arctic

Panel

  • Nivi Olsen, Minister for Education, Culture, Research and Church, Government of Greenland
  • Aile Javo, President of the Saami Council
  • Lars Emil Johansen, President of the Parliament of Greenland
  • Okalik Eegeesiak, Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council
  • Evon Peter, Vice Chancellor for Rural Community and Native Education, University of Alaska Fairbanks

17:00 - 18:30 The Future of Arctic Business: Living Resources

Panel

  • Karl-Kristian Kruse, Minister for Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture, Government of Greenland
  • Adamie Delisle Alaku, Vice-President responsible for Renewable Resources, Makivik Corporation
  • Anders Oskal, Executive Director, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry
  • Mikael Thinghuus, CEO, Royal Greenland
  • Aaju Peter, Inuit Sila
  • Cathy Towtongie, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
  • Tønnes Berthelsen, Deputy Manager, Greenland Fishers and Hunters Association
  • Guðni Bragason, Senior Advisor, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

18:30 - 20:00 Welcome Reception 

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Location: Katuaq Cultural Centre

The Future of Arctic Business: Tourism, Air Transport, Shipping, Natural Resources - Industries; Involvement of the Local Communities - Securing Benefits to Communities from New Industrial Activities; Looking at the Arctic from the Outside - Prospects And Opportunities; Arctic Investment Opportunities

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08:15 - 08:45 Registration

08:45 - 10:00 The Future of Arctic Business: Tourism

Panel

  • Jørn Skov Nielsen, Deputy Minister for Industry, Labour and Trade, Government of Greenland
  • Lisa Kelley, Expedition Leader, Lindblad Expeditions
  • Halldór Benjamin Þorbergsson, Senior Vice President, Icelandair Group
  • Aaju Peter, Inuit Sila
  • Jørn Henriksen, Product Manager Explorer, Hurtigruten
  • Sean Lyall, Minister of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Nunatsiavut Government
  • Anders Stenbakken, CEO, Visit Greenland

10:00 - 11:00 The Future of Arctic Business: Transport Part I - Air Transport

Panel

  • Knud Kristiansen, Vice Premier and Minister for Housing, Building and Infrastructure, Government of Greenland
  • Árni Gunnarsson, Managing Director, Air Iceland
  • Jacob Nitter Sørensen, Director of Flight Operations, Air Greenland
  • Pita Aatami, President, Air Inuit
  • Pele Broberg, CEO, Aluu Airlines

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:15 The Future of Arctic Business: Transport Part II - Shipping

Panel

  • Knud Kristiansen, Vice Premier and Minister for Housing, Building and Infrastructure, Government of Greenland
  • Gylfi Sigfússon, CEO, Eimskip
  • Verner Hammeken, CEO, Royal Arctic Line
  • Thomas Vestergaard, Managing Director, Tschudi Project Transports AS
  • Patrick Arnold, Director of Operations and Business Development, Maine Port Authority

12:15 - 13:00 Networking Lunch

13:00 - 14:25 The Future of Arctic Business: Natural Resources - Industries

Panel

  • Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Minister for Industry, Labour, Trade and Foreign Affairs, Government of Greenland
  • Claus Møller, Head of Energy Division, Siemens A/S
  • John Mair, Managing Director, Greenland Minerals and Energy
  • Heiðar Guðjónsson, Chairman Eykon Energy
  • Nils Andreas Masvie, Vice President, Russia, Kazakhstan, Eurasia, DNV GL Group
  • Rachael Lorna Johnstone, Professor, University of Akureyri and Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland
  • Alexander Shestakov, Director, WWF Global Arctic Programme
  • Jón Pálmason, Engineer, Verkís

14:25 - 15:20 Involvement of the Local Communities - Securing Benefits to Communities from New Industrial Activities

Panel

  • Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Minister for Industry, Labour, Trade and Foreign Affairs, Government of Greenland
  • Jørgen Wæver Johansen, Mayor of Kommune Kujalleq, South Greenland
  • Anders Blom, Chairman, Protect Sápmi
  • Bent Olsvig Jensen, Managing Director Greenland, True North Gems
  • Hafsteinn Helgason, Chief Representative of Icelandic-German Finnafjörður Harbour Project, Director of Business Development, EFLA Consulting Engineers

15:20-15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:45 Looking at the Arctic from the Outside - Prospects And Opportunities

Panel

  • Sam Tan Chin Siong, Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Manpower, Singapore
  • Martin Günthner, Senator of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
  • Chinsoo Lim, Vice President, Korea Maritime Institute
  • Paul Arthur Berkman, Professor of Practice in Science Diplomacy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Coordinator of Arctic Options
  • Alice Rogoff, Publisher, Alaska Dispatch News

16:45 - 18:00 Arctic Investment Opportunities

Panel

  • Jørn Skov Nielsen, Deputy Minister for Industry, Labour and Trade, Government of Greenland
  • Scott Minerd, Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners
  • Thomas Timme, Deputy Advisor, Northern Europe Operations, European Investment Bank
  • Fanglu Wang, Senior Managing Director, CITIC Capital
  • Svend Hardenberg, Chairman of Greenland Invest
  • Nils Arne Johnsen, Arctic Director, Ramboll Group

18:00-19:00 Cocktail

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Location: Katuaq Cultural Centre and Ilimmarfik (University of Greenland)

Health and Mental Well-Being in the Arctic; Report on The Arctic Circle Task Force on Shipping and Ports; Looking Ahead; University of Greenland (Ilisimatusarfik) Side-Event: Research and Innovation, by and for the People of the Arctic; Preconditions for Innovation in the Arctic, Arctic Universities’ Role in a Developing Region

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Location: Katuaq Cultural Centre

09:00 - 10:00 Health and Mental Well-Being in the Arctic

Panel

  • Doris Jacobsen, Minister for Health and Nordic Cooperation, Government of Greenland
  • Gert Mulvad, MD, Board Member of Circumpolar Health Research Network
  • Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Minister responsible for Suicide Prevention, Government of Nunavut
  • Páll Matthíasson, MD, CEO, The National University Hospital of Iceland (Landspítali), Iceland

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 10:45 Report: The Arctic Circle Task Force on Shipping and Ports

  • Mead Treadwell, President, Pt Capital; Former Lieutenant Governor of Alaska

10:45 - 11:45 Looking Ahead

  • Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Minister of Industry, Labour, Trade and Foreign Affairs, Government of Greenland
  • H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
  • Okalik Eegeesiak, Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council

11:45 - 12:45 Networking Lunch

12:45 - 13:15 Moving to the University of Greenland, Ilimmarfik

Location: University of Greenland, Ilimmarfik

13:15-17:30 Side Event: Research and Innovation, by and for the People of the Arctic

Organized by the University of Greenland and Greenland Business

Poster In the Footsteps of Rockwell Kent: an American photographer in 1930s Greenland

Poster BUFFI Center for Children, Youth and Family Research

13:15-14:15 Preconditions for Innovation in the Arctic I

Speakers

  • Christian Wennecke, Special Advisor, Greenland Business A/S
  • Richard Hawking, Professor, Department Of Communication, Media And Film, University Of Calgary

Moderator

  • Christian Wennecke, Special Advisor, Greenland Business A/S

14:15-14:45 Coffee Break

14:45-15:45 Preconditions for Innovation in the Arctic II

Speakers

  • Gunnar Haraldsson, Founder, Intellecon
  • Heiðar Guðjónsson, Chairman of the Board, Eykon Energy

15:45-16:45 Arctic Universities’ Role in a Developing Region

Speakers

  • Wenche Jakobsen, Vice Rector, University of Tromsø
  • Eyjólfur Guðmundsson, Rector, University of Akureyri
  • Pauline Knudsen, Member of the Greenland Research Council

Moderator

  • Tine Pars, Rector, University of Greenland

16:45-17:30 Reception at Ilimmarfik