Advancing Alaska and Northern-Norway Cooperation in the Arctic

Alaska and Northern Norway share a lot of similarities both economically and socially, with a shared agenda on many issues within the circumpolar Arctic and the processes being carried out by the Arctic Council. How can we strengthen our cooperation by moving from roundtables to concrete deliverables? What can we learn from each other?

Program - download

Moderator: Nils Andreassen, Institute of the North, Alaska

17:00 Session I: Similar or different?

Roundtable discussion.

What is the state of current affairs in Alaska and North Norway? What are the main challenges faced, as well as barriers to growth and regional development?

  • Bert Stedman, Senator, Southeast Alaska
  • Willy Ørnebakk, Chair of Troms County Government
  • Jeff Jessee, Dean of Health, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Mara Kimmel, Municipality of Anchorage
  • Vibeke Tannvik, Municipality of Anchorage
  • Heidi Hansen, Deputy Commissioner, Dept. of Natural Resources in Alaska
  • Marit Jacobsen, Norwegian Barents Secretariat, Kirkenes

17:45 Session II: Businesses today and tomorrow. 

Roundtable discussion. 

What potential lies in northern business development in the two regions? What are the key industries today and tomorrow?

  • Fred Barlow, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Brian Holst, Juneau Economic Development Council
  • Richard Beneville, Mayor of Nome
  • Rune Rafaelsen, Mayor Sør-Varanger Municipality
  • Geir Seljeseth, Norwegian Oil and Gas
  • Andrey Minev, Business Index North
  • Ørjan Birkeland, Project Manager, Northern Area Project
  • Anita Evenset, Akvaplan-niva
  • Nils Arne Johnsen, Rambøll

Organised by Arctic Frontiers, High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University, Norway & Institute of the North, Alaska

For more information about this side event contact Maria Varteressian, Manager, Arctic Frontiers Arena, maria@arcticfrontiers.com

Arena Arena

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

17:00 - 18:30

Radisson Blu Hotel - Tromsøsal 3

Add to Calendar 2018-01-23 17:00 2018-01-23 18:30 Europe/Oslo Advancing Alaska and Northern-Norway Cooperation in the Arctic Alaska and Northern Norway share a lot of similarities both economically and socially, with a shared agenda on many issues within the circumpolar Arctic and the processes being carried out by the Arctic Council. How can we strengthen our cooperation by moving from roundtables to concrete deliverables? What can we learn from each other? Program - download Moderator: Nils Andreassen, Institute of the North, Alaska 17:00 Session I: Similar or different? Roundtable discussion. What is the state of current affairs in Alaska and North Norway? What are the main challenges faced, as well as barriers to growth and regional development? Bert Stedman, Senator, Southeast Alaska Willy Ørnebakk, Chair of Troms County Government Jeff Jessee, Dean of Health, University of Alaska Anchorage Mara Kimmel, Municipality of Anchorage Vibeke Tannvik, Municipality of Anchorage Heidi Hansen, Deputy Commissioner, Dept. of Natural Resources in Alaska Marit Jacobsen, Norwegian Barents Secretariat, Kirkenes 17:45 Session II: Businesses today and tomorrow.  Roundtable discussion.  What potential lies in northern business development in the two regions? What are the key industries today and tomorrow? Fred Barlow, University of Alaska Anchorage Brian Holst, Juneau Economic Development Council Richard Beneville, Mayor of Nome Rune Rafaelsen, Mayor Sør-Varanger Municipality Geir Seljeseth, Norwegian Oil and Gas Andrey Minev, Business Index North Ørjan Birkeland, Project Manager, Northern Area Project Anita Evenset, Akvaplan-niva Nils Arne Johnsen, Rambøll Organised by Arctic Frontiers, High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University, Norway & Institute of the North, Alaska For more information about this side event contact Maria Varteressian, Manager, Arctic Frontiers Arena, maria@arcticfrontiers.com Radisson Blu Hotel - Tromsøsal 3

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