Arctic Circle Greenland Forum

PROGRAM: MAY 17-19, 2016

All speakers are confirmed with the exception of those marked with an asterisk (*). More speakers may be added in the next few weeks.

TUESDAY, MAY 17

Location: Katuaq - Culturehouse

13:00–14:00

REGISTRATION

14:00–15:00

OPENING SESSION

SPEAKERS:

  • H.E. Kim Kielsen, Premier of Greenland
  • H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
  • Okalik Eegeesiak, Chair of Inuit Circumpolar Council 
15:00–16:30

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
  • Lars Emil Johansen, President of the Parliament of Greenland
  • Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Minister responsible for Suicide Prevention, Government of Nunavut
  • Patricia Kemuksigak, Minister of Education and Economic Development, Nunatsiavut Government, Canada
  • Tara Sweeney, Chair of the Arctic Economic Council
  • Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir, MP, Parliament of Iceland &Vice President of the West Nordic Council
16:30–16:45

COFFEE SOCIAL

16:45–18:00

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
  • Cathy Towtongie, President of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
  • Okalik Eegeesiak, Chair of Inuit Circumpolar Council
  • Evon Peter, Vice Chancellor for Rural Community and Native Education, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Pauline Knudsen, Curator of the Greenland National Museum and Archive, Member of the Greenland Research Council
18:00–19:00

WELCOME RECEPTION

Location: Katuaq - Greenland Culturehouse

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

Location: Katuaq - Culturehouse

09:00–09:30

REGISTRATION

09:30–10:15

THE FUTURE OF ARCTIC BUSINESS: TOURISM

PANEL:

  • Jørn Skov Nielsen, Deputy Minister for Industry, Labour and Trade, Government of Greenland
  • Sven Olof Lindblad, CEO, Lindblad Expeditions
  • Sarah Leonard, President and CEO, Alaska Travel Industry Association*
  • Andrew White, President, Quark Expeditions*
10:15–11:45

THE FUTURE OF ARCTIC BUSINESS: TRANSPORT - SHIPPING AND AIRLINES

PANEL:

  • Knud Kristiansen, Vice Premier and Minister for Housing, Building and Infrastructure, Government of Greenland
  • Mead Treadwell, President, Pt Capital; Former Lieutenant Governor of Alaska
  • Gylfi Sigfússon, CEO, Eimskip
  • Verner Hammeken, CEO, Royal Arctic Line
  • Thomas Vestergaard, Managing Director, Tschudi Shipping Project Transports
  • Patrick Arnold, Director of Operations and Business Development, Maine Port Authority
  • 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
11:45–12:45

NETWORKING LUNCH

12:45–13:45

THE FUTURE OF ARCTIC BUSINESS: NATURAL RESOURCES - INDUSTRIES

PANEL:

  • Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Minister for Industry, Labour, Trade and Foreign Affairs, Government of Greenland
  • Heiðar Guðjónsson, Chairman Eykon Energy
  • Nils Andreas Masvie, Vice President of the DNV GL Group
  • Claus Møller, Head of Energy Division, Siemens A/S
  • Rachael Lorna Johnstone, Professor, University of Akureyri and Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland
  • Alexander Shestakov, Director, WWF Global Arctic Programme
  • Jón Pálmason, Engineer, Verkís 
13:45–14:45

THE FUTURE OF ARCTIC BUSINESS: LIVING RESOURCES

PANEL:

  • Leif Fontain, Vice-chair of the Organization of Fishers and Hunters in Greenland
  • Adamie Delisle Alaku, Vice-President responsible for Renewable Resources, Makivik Corporation
  • Mikael Thinghuus, CEO, Royal Greenland
  • Henrik Leth, Chairman, Polar Seafood Greenland A/S
  • Aaju Peter, Inuit Sila
  • Steve Crocker, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada*
  • Daniel Shewchuk, Acting Chairperson, The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, Canada*
14:45-15:00

COFFEE SOCIAL

15:00–16:00

INVOLVEMENT OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES – SECURING BENEFITS TO COMMUNITIES FROM NEW INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES

PANEL:

  • Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Minister for Industry, Industry, Labour, Trade and Foreign Affairs Government of Greenland
  • Jørgen Wæver Johansen, Mayor of Kommune Kujalleq, South Greenland
  • Anders Oskal, Director of the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry
  • Anders Blom, Chairman, Protect Sápmi
  • Bent Olsvig Jensen, Managing Director Greenland, True North Gems
  • John Mair, Managing Director, Greenland Minerals and Energy*
  • James Tuer, President, Hudson Resources Inc.*
  • Jonathan C. Downes, Managing Director, Ironbark Zinc Ltd.*
16:00–17:00

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
17:00–18:30

ARCTIC INVESTMENT STRUCTURES

PANEL:

  • Jørn Skov Nielsen, Deputy Minister for Industry, Labour and Trade, Government of Greenland
  • Scott Minerd, Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners
  • Svend Hardenberg, Chairman of Greenland Invest
  • Nils Arne Johnsen, Arctic Director, Ramboll Group
  • Jean-Christophe Laloux, Director General; Head of Operations, European Investment Bank*
  • Árni Ellefsen, CEO, BankNordik*
18:30-20:30

OFFICIAL RECEPTION

Location: Katuaq - Greenland Culturehouse

THURSDAY, MAY 19

Location: Katuaq - Culturehouse

08:30–10:00

HEALTH AND MENTAL WELL-BEING IN THE ARCTIC

PANEL:

  • Doris Jacobsen, Minister for Health and Nordic Cooperation, Government of Greenland
  • Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Minister responsible for Suicide Prevention, Government of Nunavut
  • Gert Mulvad, MD, Board Member of Circumpolar Health Research Network
  • Páll Matthíasson, MD, CEO, The National University Hospital of Iceland (Landspítali), Iceland
  • John Haggie, MD, Minister of Health and Community Services, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada*
  • Cody Chipp, LCP, Co-Chair, Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group – Arctic Human Health Expert Group*
10:00–10:15

COFFEE SOCIAL

10:15–12:00

SPECIAL SESSION

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

12:00–13:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

13:00–13:15

MOVING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF GREENLAND,  ILIMMARFIK

13:15-17:30

SIDE EVENT: RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE ARCTIC

Location: University of Greenland, Ilimmarfik

Organized by the University of Greenland and Greenland Business

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
MODERATOR: Tine Pars, Rector, University of Greenland
 

16:45-17:30   RECEPTION AT ILIMMARFIK

 

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