SPEAKERS OF THE ARCTIC BUSINESS FORUM 2019

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Heidar Gudjonsson

AEC Vice Chair, Iceland

Alexandra Middleton

Assistant Professor in Financial Accounting at Oulu Business School, University of Oulu

Janne Kinnunen

Senior Geologist, Mawson Oy

Arne O. Holm

Editor in Chief, High North News, Norway

Jari Vilén

Senior Advisor in Arctic policy matters in the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), the in-house think tank of the European Commission

H.E. Jason Tolland

Ambassador of Canada to Finland, Canada

Tero Vauraste

Chair of AEC, Finland

Liisa Holmberg

Film Commissioner & Council Chair of UArctic, Finland

Mika Riipi

County Governor of the Regional Council of Lapland, Finland

Oddgeir Danielsen

Director for the secretariat of the Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and Logistics, Norway

Terhi Koipijärvi

Director, Communications, Metsähallitus, Finland

Rune Arnøy

Port Director Port of Narvik

Niina Pietikäinen

CEO, Harriniva Safaris & Hotels, Finland

PROGRAM 2019


Responsible Growth in the Arctic

Venue: City of Rovaniemi Finland, Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus: Conference Room Kirnu (address: Korkalonkatu 29, 96200 Rovaniemi)

THURSDAY, MAY 9th


9.00 OPENING SESSION
Mr. Juha Mäkimattila, Chairman of The Board, Lapland Chamber of Commerce, Finland
Mr. Mika Riipi, County Governor of Lapland, Finland
H.E. Jason Tolland, Ambassador of Canada to Finland

9.45 KEYNOTE SPEECHES
Mr. Jari Vilén, Senior Advisor in Arctic policy matters in the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), the in-house think tank of the European Commission
Mr. Jan Dusik, Principal Adviser for Strategic Engagement for the Arctic and Antarctic at UN Environment (TBC)

10.30 COFFEE BREAK

11.00. ARCTIC ECONOMIC COUNCIL
Keynote: Mr. Tero Vauraste, Arctic Economic Council, Finland
Mr. Heidar Gudjonsson, AEC Vice Chair, Iceland

Others Speakers tbc.

12.30–13.30 NETWORKING LUNCH 

13.30 INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORTATION AND CONNECTIVITY
Moderator: Mr. Harri Mäki-Reinikka, Ambassador, Senior Adviser, Northern Policies Department of Europe, Finland
Mr. Oddgeir Danielsen, Director for Secretariat of the NDPTL, Norway
Mr. Peter Vesterbacka, Founder FinEst Bay Area Development, Finland (TBC)
Mr. Rune Arnøy, Port Director Port of Narvik, Norway
Mr. Kjell Stokvik, Managing Director Center of High North Logistics, Norway

15.00 BREAK

15.30 RESPONSIBLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES 

MINING INDUSTRY
Mr. Lance Miller, NANA Regional Corporation, Canada (TBC)
Mr. Jani Lösönen, Managing Director, Agnico Eagle, Finland (TBC)
Mr. Janne Kinnunen, Senior Geologist, Mawson Resources, Finland
Ms. Anna Utsi, General  Manager, Talga Graphene, Sweden (TBC)
Mr. Jukka Jokela, Project Manager, AA Sakatti Mining, Finland

FOREST INDUSTRY
Ms. Terhi Koipijärvi, Head of Communications, Metsähallitus, Finland (TBC)

ENERGY
Ms. Torill Utvik, Head of Arctic Unit, Statoil, Norway (TBC)

Other speakers tbc.

18.00 END OF DAY ONE

20.00 CONFERENCE DINNER


FRIDAY, MAY 10th


9.00 OPENING SESSION OF THE 2ND DAY – TOURISM
Ms. Niina Pietikäinen, CEO, Harriniva Safaris & Hotels oy, Finland
Ms. Ashildur Bragadottir, Member of Board Directors, Promote Iceland, Iceland (TBC)
Mrs. Kristiina Kukkohovi, Head of Finnair Holdiay, Finland
Mr. Veli-Pekka Pitkänen, Area Director, Finavia Oyj, Finland (TBC)

10.30 COFFEE

11.00 ARCTIC STARTUPS
Keynote: Mr. Kustaa Valtonen, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, Finland (TBC)
Mrs. Liisa Holmberg, Film Commissioner & Council Chair of UArctic, Finland

Other speakers tbc.

12.30 NETWORKING LUNCH

13.30 ARCTIC BUSINESS INFORMATION – FAKE NEWS OR BUSINESS AS USUAL
Mr. Arne O. Holm, High North News, Norway
Ms. Alexandra Middleton, Assistant Professor in Financial Accounting at Oulu Business School, University of Oulu
Mrs. Anita Andersen, Administrative Leader, Konjunkturbarometrer for Nord Norge, Norway (TBC)

15:00 END OF PROGRAM IN HOTEL SANTA CLAUS

15.00 BUSINESS SITE VISIT


Other speakers to be confirmed.

Responsible Growth in the Arctic


The 10th Arctic Business Forum will be organized 9. – 10.5.2019 at Rovaniemi Finland. The theme for this year’s forum is Responsible Growth in the Arctic.

While embracing the economic cooperation between the Arctic countries, the forum offers also valuable information about the possibilities and future investment potential of the Arctic region both for the local business representatives and international investors. Aim is to scrutinize the future and build network and relationships among region’s various representatives.

The Arctic Europe holds investment potential worth of at least 162 billion euros. In the forum will be presented the latest news in business development in this region. The speakers in the Arctic Business Forum are the key representatives and stakeholders on various branch of Arctic industry. The global and local trends at stake are addressed at the Arctic Business Forum.

Welcome to the Arctic Business Forum 2019 to bond with other Arctic business representatives and stakeholders working for the Arctic prosperity.

REGISTRATION


The registration to the ABF 2019 is open!

Please follow us in social media and subscribe the Arctic Business Forum Newsletter (bottom of the page) to get the latest information of the 2019 Forum, the date & place and themes.

On the right side are introduced the ticket types to the event. Prices and other possible happenings included to participation are updated when the registration opens.


Partnership and exhibition opportunities at ABF2019!

Are you interested in becoming an ABF Partner for the 2019 event? With an ABF Partner deal you will be able to maximize your company’s visibility throughout the Arctic Business Forum 2019. More info coming up!

Contact abf@chamber.fi

PRICE FOR TWO DAYS

Early Bird Price 390 € + VAT 24 % = 483,6 € / person* (Till the 15th of March)
Price 490 € + VAT 24 % =  607,6 € / person*

Includes:
– Participations on both days
– Lunch and coffee on both days
– One copy of Arctic Business Forum Yearbook 2019

PRICE FOR THE MEMBERS OF LAPLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 2 DAYS

Early Bird Price 330 € + VAT 24 % = 409,2 € (Till the 15th of March)
Price:  450 € + VAT 24 % = 558 € /  person*

Includes:
– Participation on both days
– Lunch and coffee on both days
– One copy of Arctic Business Forum Yearbook 2019

CONFERENCE DINNER ON 9th OF MAY

100 € + VAT 14% = 114 € / person*

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Accommodation options

Scandic Hotel Pohjanhovi

Address: Pohjanpuistikko 2, 96200 Rovaniemi
Telephone: +358 16 465 4014
Email: pohjanhovi@scandichotels.com

Standard room for 1 person 124 e / day
Standard Room for 2 persons 144 e / day

When booking the room, use the code “ABF”. The prices include breakfast including organic products and wireless internet. Valid until 16th of April 2019.

Scandic Hotel Rovaniemi City

Address: Koskikatu 23, 96200 Rovaniemi
Phone number: +358 16 460 6000
Email: rovaniemicity@scandichotels.com

Standard room for 1 person 129 e / day
Standard room for 2 persons 149 e / day

When booking, use the code “ABF”. Prices include breakfast including organic products, as well as wireless internet. Valid until 16thof April 2019.

Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus

Address: Korkalonkatu 29, 96200 Rovaniemi
Telephone: +358 16 321 3227
Email: rovaniemi@santashotels.fi

Standard room for 1 person 100 e / day
Standard room for 2 persons 145 e / day

Superior room for 1 person 120 e / day
Superior room for 2 persons 165 e / day

When booking the room, use the code “ABF”. Prices include breakfast and evening sauna.Valid until 26th of March 2019.


Transport

Rovaniemi is the Official Hometown of Santa Claus and the provincial capital of Lapland, situated on the Arctic Circle at the confluence of rivers Kemijoki and Ounasjoki. Besides being a popular travel destination, the town is the commercial, educational, administrative, cultural and sports centre of Lapland. You can arrive to the city of Rovaniemi with plane, train, bus or with a rental car.


YEARBOOK 2018

The 9th Arctic Business Forum Yearbook is an overview of the European High North investments and business development published in association with the Arctic Business Forum.

The Yearbook 2018 by Lapland Chamber of Commerce addresses Arctic cooperation, policies and business, as well as an estimation of European High North investment potential for the same time frame. Regionally the Yearbook covers the Northern parts of Finland, Sweden and Norway as well as Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions in Russia.

You can download the book from here: ABF_2018_yearbook

ARCTIC BUSINESS FORUM PARTNERS 2019

Media


We welcome all representatives of media to the 10th Arctic Business Forum!

Media

  • Includes access for both days to Arctic Business Forum 2019
  • Lunch and coffee servings

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viivi.lakkapaa@chamber.fi
T. +358 40 511 1696

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