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(Photo: Ragnar Axelsson)


Doing Business in the Arctic

The Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce, the Embassy of Iceland in Washington DC, the Arctic Economic Council and the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute


Conference Chair is Jon Sigurdsson, Chairman, Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO, Össur


Agenda:

08:15-09:00  Light Breakfast

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09:00-09:05  WelcomeNote: Ambassador Geir H. Haarde

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09:05-09:20  Iceland´s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

Gudlaugur Thor Thordarsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Iceland

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09:20-10:20  Economic Drivers in the Arctic

Moderator:Halla Hrund Logadottir, Co-Founder, Arctic Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Panel:

Joe Balash, Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior

Gylfi Sigfússon, Managing Director, Eimskip USA

NagrukHarcharek, Director, UIC Lands

Inuuteq Holm Olsen, Minister Plenipotentiary and Head of Representation for Greenland, Danish Embassy, Washington DC

Lori Davey, Vice President of Enterprise Markets, GCI

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10:20-10:50Networking Break

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10:50-11:10Arctic Investment Protocol: In Conversation With Scott Minerd

Speaker

Scott Minerd, Chairman of Investments and Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim

Interviewer

Mike Sfraga, Director, Wilson Center's Polar Institute

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11:15-12:15 Investing in the Arctic

Moderator: Anu Fredrikson, Director, Arctic Economic Council

Panel:

Gudlaugur Thor Thordarsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Iceland

Hugh Short, Co-Founder and Chairman/CEO, Pt Capital

Patrick Arnold, Co-founder, New England Ocean Cluster

Douglas C. May, Director, Technology & Security Policy, International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State

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12:15-12:30Closing

Jon Sigurdsson, Chairman, Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO, Össur

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12:30-1:30pm Lunch and Networking


Included in the $25 conference fee is breakfast and lunch buffet


Corporate Sponsors:

Eimskip, Össur, Icelandair, Siggi's Skyr, Century Aluminum, Lateral Investment Management


On exhibit at the Embassy of Iceland in Washington D.C. from May 22nd to September 5th, 2019

GLACIER - Ragnar Axelsson


Glacier is an ode to Iceland's glaciers by renowned documentary photographer, Ragnar Axelsson. Having grown up near the glaciers and flown his plane over them countless times since, Axelsson has a deep affinity for the ice that has shaped the country's land and psyche, as well as his own lifelong fascination. With near-abstract black-and-white aerial images, and short reflective texts, Glacier is a breathtaking view of glacial forms, textures, and patterns as seen from a lyrical flight that starts above the clouds and ends at the sea.


The photographs, taken in the past ten years, are at once elemental and ethereal, dynamic and timeless, unfamiliar and intimate. A few minuscule human figures give an initial reference to the enormity of the glaciers, but the images soon lose all sense of scale, requiring a constant reassessment of our relationship to what we are seeing, and what in reality we are bearing witness to. Surface details of the ever-moving ice, brought into sharp relief by volcanic ash, show powerful natural forces at play, but unseen and unstoppable forces are also at work. Nothing can be done to prevent Iceland's glaciers from melting away. Within the next two centuries, they will be gone forever.

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