University of Oulu with City of Oulu and BusinessOulu, Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) and Oulu Chamber of Commerce organizes
Arctic Europe Forum
University of Oulu, Saalasti Hall (Saalastinsali)
September 8, 2016 at 09.30-13.00.
Among the speakers is Finland’s former Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen.
The culmination of the seminar is a joint announcement and commitment for the future Arctic Europe cooperation. His Majesty King Harald V and Her Majesty Queen Sonja honor the announcement ceremony with their presence.
The seminar is open for the registered guests only.
Registration is closed!
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09.30 Coffee and mingling
10.00 Opening words
Jouko Niinimäki, Rector, University of Oulu
Petri Vuorio, Director, Confederation of Finnish Industries
10.30 Arctic Development Opportunities
Paavo Lipponen, former prime minister of Finland
11.15 Cooperation and Business Opportunities at the Arctic Europe region
Flash presentations by Finnish and Norwegian Companies
Visit Arctic Europe
Hans Paul Johan Hansen
Assistant General Manager, Scandic Nordkapp
Is your business ready to enter new markets - Arctic Business Corridor
Business Developer Minna Törmälä,
University of Oulu, Oulu Business School
Keeping you on-line
CEO Toni Lindén, Kyynel Ltd
Forecasting Arctic weather, sea and ice conditions
CEO Arto Koistinen, TestLab Finland Ltd
Norwegian establishment in Oulu
CEO Svenn-Tore Larsen, Nordic Semiconductor ASA
12.00 Coffee and Refreshments
12.45 Norwegian Arctic Research Policy
Bjørn Haugstad, State Secretary to the Minister of Education and Research
13.00 Joint Arctic Agenda
Anne Husebekk , Rector, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
13.15 Announcement and commitment for the future Arctic Europe cooperation
University of Oulu, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Luleå University of Technology, University of Lapland
Arctic Europe – Developing into a Major Area of Investment
The four cities in the region, Oulu, Lulea, Troms and Rovaniemi, are working together to set the targets and develop the action plan for Arctic Europe by 2020.
Arctic Europe is the 10th largest economical region in the world. The Arctic region can develop into Europe’s largest area of investment, and is already a major driver for economic development in Europe – thanks to previous investments and efficient utilization of natural resources.
Prospects for economic growth in the Arctic and Northern regions
View the following reports on prospects for economic growth in the Arctic and Northern regions:
Last updated: 5.9.2016