SPEAKERS OF THE ARCTIC BUSINESS FORUM 2019

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Anna Utsi

General Manager, Talga Graphete, Sweden

Arne O. Holm

Editor in Chief, High North News, Norway

Mika Riipi

County Governor of the Regional Council of Lapland, Finland

Cynthia Jacobson

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Chair, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States

Kustaa Valtonen

Entrepreneur & Angel Investor, Finland

Kjell Stokvik

Managing Director Center of High North Logistics, Norway

Ashildur Bragadottir

Member of Board Directors, Promote Iceland, Iceland

Terhi Koipijärvi

Director, Communications, Metsähallitus, Finland

Heidar Gudjonsson

AEC Vice Chair, Iceland

Tero Vauraste

Chair of AEC, Finland

Jari Vilén

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

Jani Lösönen

Managing Director, Agnico Eagle, Finland

Harri Mäki-Reinikka

Ambassador, Senior Adviser, Northern Policies Department of Europe, Finland

Oddgeir Danielsen

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

Liisa Holmberg

Film Commissioner & Council Chair of UArctic, Finland

Niina Pietikäinen

CEO, Harriniva Safaris & Hotels, Finland

Rune Arnøy

Port Director Port of Narvik

Mikko Niini

Chairman, Navidom Ltd and Rauma Marine Constructions Ltd, Finland

Johannes Lith

Project Manager, Arctic Investment Platform, Finland

Janne Kinnunen

Senior Geologist, Mawson Oy

Jan Dusik

Principal Adviser for Strategic Engagement for the Arctic and Antarctic at UN Environment

Alexandra Middleton

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

H.E. Jason Tolland

Ambassador of Canada to Finland, Canada

Jari-Pekka Johansson

Project Director, Metsä Fibre, 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
Mr. Kjell Stokvik, Managing Director Center of High North Logistics, Norway

10.30 COFFEE BREAK

11.00 FINNISH BUSINESSES’ AEC CHAIRMANSHIP: SUMMARY
Mr. Tero Vauraste, Chairman (2017-2019), Arctic Economic Council, Finland

AEC: Arctic Businesses’ Way Forward under Icelandic Leadership
Mr. Heidar Gudjonsson, Arctic Economic Council, Iceland

11.30 MARITIME TRANSPORTATION IN THE ARCTIC
Mr. Evgeniy Ambrosov, Senior Executive Vice President & COO, Sovcomflot; Vice Chair, AEC, Russian Federation
Mr. Mikko Niini, Chairman, AEC Maritime Transportation Working Group, Finland
Mr. Thomas Mack, President & CEO, The Aleut Corporation; Vice Chair, AEC, United States

Moderated by Mr. Tero Vauraste

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
Mr. Rune Arnøy, Port Director Port of Narvik, Norway
Mr. Felix H. Tschudi, Chairman and owner, Tschudi Group, Norway

15.00 BREAK

15.30 RESPONSIBLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES 

MINING INDUSTRY
Mrs. Lillian Hvatum-Brewster, Co-Chair, AEC Responsible Resource Development Working Group, Canada 

Mr. Bruce Harland, Co-Chair, AEC Responsible Resource Development Working Group Vice President, United States
Mr. Lance Miller, NANA Regional Corporation, United States
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
Mr. Jukka Jokela, Project Manager, AA Sakatti Mining, Finland
Ms. Cynthia Jacobson, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Chair, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States

FOREST INDUSTRY
Mr. Jari-Pekka Johansson, Project Director, Metsä Fibre, Finland
Ms. Terhi Koipijärvi, Head of Communications, Metsähallitus, Finland 

ENERGY
Ms. Torill Utvik, Head of Arctic Unit, Equinor, Norway (TBC)
Mr. Thomas Hansen, Director of Renewable Energy, St1, Norway
Other speakers tbc.

18.00 END OF DAY ONE

20.00 CONFERENCE DINNER AT SCANDIC POHJANHOVI
Address: Pohjanpuistikko 2, 96200 Rovaniemi


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
Mrs. Kristiina Kukkohovi, Head of Finnair Holdiay, Finland

10.30 COFFEE

11.00 ARCTIC STARTUPS
Keynote: Mr. Kustaa Valtonen, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, Finland
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)
Mr. Johannes Lith, Project Manager, Arctic Investment Platform, Finland

15:00 END OF PROGRAM IN HOTEL SANTA CLAUS

15.00 BUSINESS SITE VISIT TO BRP FINLAND OY
Address: Isoaavantie 7, 96320 Rovaniemi

About BRP

We are a global leader in the world of powersports vehicles, propulsion systems and boats built on over 75 years of ingenuity and intensive consumer focus. Our portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive products includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am on- and off-road vehicles, Alumacraft boats, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. We support our lines of product with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business to fully enhance your riding experience. With annual sales of CA$5.2 billion from over 120 countries, our global workforce is made up of approximately 12,500 driven, resourceful people.

www.brp.com

@BRPNews

 


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

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

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
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