Arctic Futures

The 6th edition of the annual Arctic Futures Symposium, which focused on regional development in different parts of the Arctic, opened with a series of VIP keynote speeches. The speakers were:

- Sir Andrew Burns KCMG (Chairman of Board of Trustees of IPF-UK and former British High Commissioner to Canada) welcomed participants to the symposium.
-Jyrki Katainen (Vice-President of the European Commission Responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment, and Competitiveness) discussed the EU's connection to the Arctic and the EU Arctic Strategy to be released in 2016.
-Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG (Ret.) (US Special Representative for the Arctic) discussed via video the priories of the US Arctic Council Chairmanship (2015-17).

Following these keynote speeches, a panel discussion led by Dr. Kathrin Keil (Project Scientist at IASS Potsdam and European Director of the Arctic Institute) looked at aspects of business development in the Arctic vis-à-vis local Arctic communities. The panelists included:

- Eirik Sivertsen (Member of the Norwegian Parliament and First Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Transport and Communication)
- Knut Harald Nygård (Vice President of Statoil's Northern Area Initiative)
- Matthew King (Head of Unit at the EU's Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries)
- Tara MacLean Sweeney (Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Chair of the Arctic Economic Council)

The session took place in the early morning of Tuesday 17 November 2015 at the Residence Palace in Brussels.

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Arctic Futures

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Every year, Arctic Futures brings together a wide variety of Arctic stakeholders, including EU and foreign policymakers, scientists, industry representatives, indigenous peoples and academics. By organizing the Symposium, the International Polar Foundation…


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Every year, Arctic Futures brings together a wide variety of Arctic stakeholders, including EU and foreign policymakers, scientists, industry representatives, indigenous peoples and academics. By organizing the Symposium, the International Polar Foundation wants to create a global and multidisciplinary forum to discuss future scenarios and key issues facing the Arctic.

A series of interviews with key speakers were shot over the years and we wanted to make them available for the community.

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