The Chair of the Arctic Economic Council Tara Sweeney participated at the Arendal Week in Norway in August 2016. She participated both at a roundtable discussion focusing on cooperation between Norway and Alaska, and at a discussion focusing on the 20th anniversary of the Arctic Council. The event titled was organized by the Arendal Week, the Norwegian Parliament, University of the Arctic, Arctic Economic Council Norway, High North Center for Business and Governance, Institute of the North, GRID-Arendal and Nord University.

Participants included

  • TORE HATTREM State Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norway
  • SAMUEL HEINS U.S. Ambassador to Norway
  • EIRIK SIVERTSEN Chair, Standing committee of Arctic Parliamentarians and MP Norway
  • LESIL MCGUIRE US Senator (Alaska)
  • STURLA HENRIKSEN Chairman, Norwegian Shipowners’ Association
  • TARA SWEENEY Chair, Arctic Economic Council and Executive Vice President of External Affairs for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
  • FELIX TCHUDI Tchudi Shipping
  • ANTHONY EDWARDSEN President & CEO of Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation (UIC)
  • LIV MONIKA STUBHOLT, Partner, Law firm Selmer
  • DANIEL SKJELDAM, CEO, Hurtigruten

The event can be watched here ( )

Read AEC Chair Tara Sweeneys remarks here: 2016 Arendal Remarks