Arctic Europe Forum 2016

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!

Further information

Sakari Jussi-Pekka
Head of External Relations, University of Oulu
+358 40 5466866


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

13.30 Lunch


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:

J0415_Growth from the North_net[1].pdf


Last updated: 5.9.2016