Greetings from Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod

Prior to the Arctic Economic Council Annual Meeting 2021, the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs have sent this greeting.

Greetings from the honourable Larry Bagnell

Larry Bagnell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages Read more about the Standing Commitee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region here

Greetings from Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ann Linde

This greeting from the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs will be shown at the AEC Annual Meeting on May 20th. Read more about the Arctic Investment Protocol here

Greetings from Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Greeting from Ambassador Marcia Bernicat, Senior Official for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment.

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Meeting Future Energy Needs at the Arctic Frontiers Conference

Interesting and important discussions at Arctic Frontiers´ Business Solutions theme day. Chairman of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC), Heidar Gudjonsson, focused on the importance of infrastructure when he participated in…

Heidar Gudjonsson at Arctic Frontiers: Infrastructure Development Key to Diversification

The 2020 Arctic Frontiers conference gathered numerous Arctic stakeholders at the end of January to the home town of the AEC, Tromsø. The AEC’s Icelandic Chairman, Heidar Gudjonsson, was among…

Arctic Partnership Week

On December 9-13, the Arctic Partnership Week 2019 will be held in Busan, Korea. The Arctic Partnership Week has been organized annually since 2016. During its existence, the event has…

Greenland Conference Sets Focus on Connectivity – AEC Represented by Heidar Gudjonsson

The 2019 Greenland Conference will take place on December 4 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Connectivity forms the key to business development in today’s societies, and therefore it also one of this…

Alaska Resources Conference

At the end of November, hundreds of industry representatives gathered for the 40th Annual Alaska Resources Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. With a strong focus on Alaska’s economy, resource development…

AEC at Arctic Circle

The AEC is present at this year’s Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland on October 9-12. Below you will find a list of seakers and breakout sessions. For the full…

AEC Plenary on Connecting the Arctic: Data Cables as a Game Changer at Arctic Circle

One of the factors driving the Arctic’s future is global digitalization. As underlined in the AEC’s Telecommunication Infrastructure Working Group’s report “Arctic Broadband – Recommendations for an Interconnected Arctic”, the…

Blue Economy Potential Highlighted at 2019 SPIEF

 The 2019 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was held in the beginning of June, and the AEC was represented in the event by its Vice Chair Tero Vauraste. During the…

Kicking off the Icelandic Arctic Chairmanships: Doing Business in the Arctic

The Icelandic business community took over the Arctic Economic Council’s (AEC) chairmanship at the AEC Annual Meeting in the beginning of May. Simultaneously, the Arctic Council chairmanship was transferred to…

PRESS RELEASE: The AEC Welcomes New Chair, Signs MoU with Arctic Council

The delegates of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC) convened in Rovaniemi, Finland for their fifth Annual Meeting since the establishment of the organization in 2014. Heidar Guđjonsson of Iceland was…

Join us in Washington, D.C.: Doing Business in the Arctic

The Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce, the Embassy of Iceland in Washington D.C., the Arctic Economic Council, the Arctic Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School and the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute…

2019 Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg

The International Arctic Forum “Arctic: Territory of Dialogue” was arranged in St. Petersburg, Russia on April 9-10, 2019. As the major Russian Arctic Forum, this event brought together about 3…

Arctic Détente and Finland – Sum Up of Finnish Arctic Chairmanships

While Finland has chaired the Arctic Council since May 2017, the Finnish business community has held the Arctic Economic Council (AEC) Chairmanship during the same time. In the beginning of…

Arctic: Territory of Dialogue in St. Petersburg

The International Arctic forum “Arctic: Territory of Dialogue” is organized in St. Petersburg, Russia on April 9-10, 2019. Business in the Arctic is highlighted in the event program, and as…