Annual Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce Conference to Focus on Business Opportunities in the Arctic

Public and Private Sector Leaders to Speak at “Opening the Arctic for Business” Conference in NYC on April 30th

NEW YORK--()--The Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) annual conference will bring together public and private sector leaders from the U.S., Canada, Greenland and Iceland to discuss business development and operations in the Arctic, a region many consider the true “last frontier.”

The “Opening the Arctic for Business” conference will take place on Thursday, April 30 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at New York City’s Scandinavia House at 58 Park Avenue.

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the President of Iceland, said: "The Arctic has become one of the most crucial regions for the future of the world. This conference will explore how to grow these opportunities in a sustainable and responsible way.”

In attendance will be distinguished speakers and panelists from the U.S., Greenland and Iceland representing a wide range of the government, business, media and academic sectors. Speakers include representatives from the Venture North Group, Icelandair, Eimskip and Ursus Capital, as well as the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Greenland Representative to the U.S. and representatives from the states of Alaska and Maine. Bjarni Benediktsson, Iceland’s Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, will also speak at the conference.

The conference is hosted by the Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Institute of the North and the American Icelandic Chamber of Commerce, the IACC’s sister chamber in Iceland.

Conference fee and light breakfast: $40 payable with a credit card upon registration.

RSVP: iacc@mfa.is or (646) 282-9362

Contacts

For Further Information, please contact:
Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce
Hlynur Gudjonsson, +1 646-282-9360
Managing Director
hlynur@mfa.is

Release Summary

Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce conference to bring together public & private sector leaders from the U.S., Canada, Greenland & Iceland to discuss business development in the Arctic.

Contacts

For Further Information, please contact:
Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce
Hlynur Gudjonsson, +1 646-282-9360
Managing Director
hlynur@mfa.is