Arctic Business Council summit to take place in Tromsø

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Moderator Todd Benjamin (left) speaks to Sturla Henriksen from Norwegian Shipowners association at the first Arctic Business Conference in 2014. (Linda Storholm / High North News)
Moderator Todd Benjamin (left) speaks to Sturla Henriksen from Norwegian Shipowners association at the first Arctic Business Conference in 2014. (Linda Storholm / High North News)

An exclusive business forum plans to meet in January during the annual Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway.

The Arctic Business Conference was originally planned in May, but was cancelled due to a low number of registered participants.

Arctic Business was launched in 2014 on initiative from the Norwegian shipowners association, and the first conference was held in Bodø in October 2014. The original plan was a biannual conference in Bodø, and an Arctic Business Council, which would meet annually.

The council’s next and third summit is now planned during the Arctic Frontiers Conference in Tromsø, January 24. 2017. The need for the business community’s continued involvement in Arctic matters will be both front and center at the council’s assembly with senior executives from diverse industries.

Among the many questions to be answered is how business leaders should and could contribute to the Arctic debate. What are the challenges, and what are the plausible ways forward?

The next Arctic Frontiers Conference will take place from January 22-27, 2017, and the topic is “White space -blue future.”