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Arctic Business Council to gather in 2017

The need for the business community’s continued involvement in Arctic matters will be front and center at this exclusive forum with senior executives from diverse industries.

How should and can business leaders contribute to the Arctic debate? What are the challenges and what are the plausible ways forward? These questions and more will be on the agenda when Arctic Business Council participants convene for their third summit on 24 January 2017 in Tromsø, Norway.


Behind Arctic Business

The Arctic Business initiative was launched by the Norwegian Shipwoners’ Association. Here, CEO Sturla Henriksen gives perspective on the corporate agenda for the Arctic.

We know the consequences of climate change are particularly dramatic in the Arctic.


Industry supports Arctic Business

DNV GL Maritime is a co-organiser of Arctic Business 2016. Their President Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen presents insight on the next risk frontier.

The Arctic offers a preview of a new paradigm for business: challenging environments, higher public scrutiny and a greater need to engage with stakeholders.


Despite Global Warming; Suez Canal will remain preferred shipping route

A new study on the commercial opportunities and challenges of Arctic shipping finds that the navigation season on the Northern Sea Route (NSR) will remain too short for investments in ice-class vessels to be economically viable in the coming decades.


Public-private partnerships in the Arctic

A lack of infrastructure and standards is a huge hurdle to Arctic business development. Governments and authorities are in a position to assist with both, but what are the expert opinions and experiences on partnerships between the public and private sectors.


How world demographic trends influence the Arctic

UCLA Professor Laurence C. Smith explains how demographic trends influence the demand for Arctic resources and lead to climate change.


The Arctic Business conference – a neutral perspective

Personal perspectives and business interests often shape attitudes towards business in the Arctic. To get a neutral perspective, we asked former CNN financial editor Todd Benjamin, who moderated the Arctic Business conference roundtable, for his opinion.


Expert bloggers

Read what these and other experts say about doing business in the High North. They debate the pros and cons of Arctic operations and present the burning issues. In addition to those highlighted below, Timo Lohl, Christian Hauglie-Hanssen and Nina Jensen join the conversation.


Rob Hindley

Rob Hindley is the Arctic Technology Lead Specialist for Lloyd's Register and is based in Canada. He also provides technical support to the working group for the IMO's Polar Code as a representative of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).


Børre Johan Paaske

Børre Paaske is Head of Section for Operational Safety for DNV GL Region Norway. He specialises in the use of risk-based techniques to assist clients in the oil, gas and transport industry with their decision making processes.


Sverre Gotaas

As the Corporate Technology Officer for Norway's KONGSBERG GROUP ASA , Sverre Gotaas coordinates technology for the entire group. In this role, he is also responsible for new ventures as part of the company's global business development.


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