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Register to the Second Top of the World Arctic Broadband Summit

The program for the Second TOW Summit is published

Based on the success of the first Top of the World Arctic Broadband Summit in 2016, the AEC has decided to organize the second Arctic Broadband Summit together with the City of Oulu in June 2017. The dates for the second Top of the World Arctic Broadband Summit are 14-15 June 2017.

Focus Areas: Safe, Competent and Interconnected Arctic

Finnish business community took over the AEC Chairmanship at the AEC Annual Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska in May 2017. The 2017 TOW Arctic Broadband Summit will focus on the development of Arctic broadband in the light of the Finnish businesses’ AEC Chairmanship themes “Safe Arctic”, “Competent Arctic” and “Interconnected Arctic”.

The two-day TOW Arctic Broadband Summit will include panel sessions and discussions with experts from across the Arctic region, networking opportunities and site visits to innovative and exciting Oulu companies working in the field of connectivity solutions.

Read the full program here.

For more information about the TOW Summit, please read the TOW brochure.

Registration to the 2017 TOW Summit is nowclosed.

The registration fee for the conference is 120 € and covers lunches both days, dinner on the first conference day, and transportation from the conference venue to the site visits.

Travel information

Arriving by flight
Finland is known as a safe and reliable destination, easily accessible from all over the world. The Helsinki airport offers 130 non-stop destinations around the world and 350 departures a day, connecting Europe with the rest of the world. Oulu airport, the second busiest in Finland, offers over 20 daily flights to/from Helsinki and the flight time is less than 1 h.

How to get to Oulu
There are good flight connections to Oulu from all over the world via Helsinki.
Numerous daily only one-hour-flights between Oulu and Helsinki are operated by Finnair and Norwegian. Arctic Airlink connects Oulu with Luleå, Tromsø and also with Gothenburg.

Oulu has frequent Pendolino and InterCity train connections from Helsinki and Tampere

Hotels

We have block reservations in five different hotels in Oulu. As the hotel capacity in Oulu is very limited during the week of the TOW Arctic Broadband Summit, we strongly advice you to ensure your booking as soon as possible.  

For more detailed information about travel logistics and hotels, please see the attached logistics information sheet. TOW Summit logistics

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact info@arcticeconomiccouncil.com .

EU Arctic Stakeholder Forum

After the Top of the World Arctic Broadband Summit, the EU Arctic Stakeholder Forum takes place in Oulu on June 15th and 16th.
It is an open event and our participants are welcome to join.
For more information see
here.
Register here.

Together with partners, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and Inuit Arctic Business Alliance, the AEC Telecommunications Infrastructure Working Group organized a Top of the World Arctic Broadband Summit in Barrow, Alaska in July 2016.

Read the press release from the event here.

Presentations from the Top of the World Arctic Broadband Summit, Barrow AK:

Ali Hirji_ORION

Bryan Hartin_Iridium

Doug Sosnik_Political Profile

Dr. Heather Hudson_UAA

Elizabeth Pierce_Quintillion

Greg Wyler_OneWeb

Krag Johnsen_GCI

Michael Perkinson_Sustainable Investment Strategy_ Guggenheim

Paul Flaherty_Northwestel Overview

Robert McCoy_UAF