Program

When: April 3-4, 2019

Where: Scandic Havet, Bodø, Northern Norway

Why: To discuss and develop ideas for the economic development of the Arctic region, with an emphasis on future scenarios, development cross sectors and governance needed in order to ensure sustainable growth.

How: Two-day conference at Scandic Havet, Bodø.

Participants: More than 350 students, businesses, academics, policy-makers, politicians and other stakeholders come together to increase their knowledge and to discuss the future of the Arctic.

Sub-themes:

  • High North scenarios
  • What opportunities for business exists in the Arctic?
  • Smart societies in the Arctic

Preliminary Program:

High North Dialogue 2019
Business in the Arctic

When: April 03—04, 2019

Where: Bodø, Northern Norway

Why: To discuss and develop ideas for the economic development of the Arctic region, with an emphasis on future scenarios, development cross sectors and governance needed in order to ensure sustainable economic growth.

How: Two-day conference at Scandic Havet, Bodø.

Participants: More than 400 students, businesses, academics, policy-makers, politicians and other stakeholders come together to increase their knowledge and to discuss the future of the Arctic.

Wednesday 3 April

Venue: Scandic Havet (Tollbugata 5, Bodø city center)

12:00-13:00: Registration, coffee and mingling

13:00-13:10: Welcome to High North Dialogue 2019

  • Frode Mellemvik, Director, High North Center, Nord University Business School
  • Bjørn Olsen, Rector, Nord University

13:10-13:50: Business in the Arctic – An Ocean Perspective
Moderator: Liv Monica Stubholt, Partner, Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA

  • Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway and Co-Chair of High-level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

13:50-14:40: Business in the Arctic
Moderator: Liv Monica Stubholt, Partner, Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA

Presentation by Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Minister of Trade and Industry (to be confirmed)

  • Mead Treadwell, Lt. Governor, Alaska, 2010-2014 (to be confirmed)
  • Tero Vauraste, CEO, Arctia; Chair, Arctic Economic Council (to be confirmed)
  • Ingelin Noresjø, Executive of Economic Development, Nordland County Government
  • Olga Epifanova, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma (to be confirmed)
  • Søren Skou, CEO Mærsk (to be confirmed)

14:40-15:00: Coffee break

15:00-16:20: Blue Economic Growth
Moderator:  To be announced

  • Jan Gunnar Winther, Director, Center for the Ocean and the Arctic
  • Siri Espedal Kindem, Senior Vice President Operations North, «Equinor – creating values and growth in the north»
  • Marius Ytterstad, CEO, Ytterstad Fiskeriselskap

16:20-16:30: Coffee break

16:30-18:00: Arctic Transport: A Polar Silk Road
Moderator: Malte Humpert, The Arctic Institute

  • Cai Meijiang, Deputy General Manager, Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers CO., LTD (to be confirmed)
  • Andreas Hildenbrand, Commander German Navy, Program Director European Security Seminar North, George C. Marshall Center
  • Kjell Stokvik, Managing Director, Centre for High North Logistics
  • Bent-Ove Jamtli, General Director, Joint Rescue Coordination Center of North Norway

18:00-18:10: Coffee break

18:10-18:30: Former High North Hero Speech

18:30-19:00: High North Entrepreneurs
Presentations of innovation projects by young entrepreneurs. Winner will be given an award of 50 000 NOK.

19:00-22:00: Conference Dinner
Venue: Hundholmen Brygghus, Tollbugata 13

Thursday April 4

Venue: Scandic Havet (Tollbugata 5, Bodø city center)

08:30-09:00: Coffee and mingling
Registration for new conference members

09:00-09:05: Welcome to Day two

09:05-09:30: High North Scenarios
Presentation by winner(s) of the competition on Tuesday

Introduction by Anatoli Bourmistrov, Professor, Nord University Business School and presentation by Master’s students.

09:30-09:45: Business Index North
Presentation of BIN report 

  • Erlend Bullvåg, Dean, Nord University Business School

09:45-11:00: Regional Economic Development

  • Elana Wilson Rowe, Senior Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and Adjunct Professor at the High North Center
  • Karl Eirik Schjødt Pedersen, CEO, Norwegian Oil and Gas
  • Anders Oskal, Executive Director, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR)
  • Lise Falskow, President of the Alaska World Affairs Council and Norwegian Honorary Consul in Alaska
  • Thierry Béchet, The European Union Ambassador to Norway
  • Ann Karin Olli, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation  (to be confirmed)

11:00-11:15: Coffee Break

11:15-12:40: Ambassador’s panel
Moderator: Arne O. Holm, Editor of High North News

  • Audun Halvorsen, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Jarl Frijs-Madsen, Danish ambassador to Norway
  • Teimuraz Ramishvili, Russian Ambassador to Norway
  • Marie-Anne Coninsx, Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs of the European Union
  • Mikael Antell, Finnish ambassador to Norway
  • Krister Bringéus, Swedish Ambassador to Norway
  • Wang Min, Chinese ambassador to Norway (to be confirmed)
  • Kenneth J. Braithwaite, U.S. Ambassador to Norway (to be confirmed)

12:40-13:00: High North Hero
An award of NOK 50 000 to honour a person/ organization/ company who has contributed to highlighting or developing the High North/ Arctic.

Deadline: 15.02.2019.

Welcome to High North Dialogue 2020!

Grab´n go lunch

Side events

In addition to the conference program, a number of side events will take place in Bodø in conjunction with High North Dialogue.

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