Conference - New Opportunities


When: 5th september 2017 - 10.00-18.00

Where: Katuaq - Hans Lynge Auditorium

Booking: - before 30th august, 2017. 

Language: English/Greenlandic

Moderator: Inga Dóra Markussen



Air Iceland Connect - Íslandsstofa-Promote Iceland - Greenlandic-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce - Consulate General of Iceland - Sermersooq Business Council




  • Opening address from Erik Jensen, Minister for Municipalities, Settlements, Outlying Districts, Infrastructure and Housing.
  • Keynote speaker: Svend Hardenberg, Vice Chairman for the Greenland Iceland Business Council: How will changes in shipping and airport infrastructure change Greenland. What does Greenland stand to gain?
  • Verner Hammeken, CEO, Royal Arctic LineA/S
  • Gylfi Sigfússon, CEO, Eimskip

11:10 – 11:20 SHORT BREAK

  • Peter Christiansen, Vise Chairman for board of Kalaallit Airports.
  • Jakob Nitter Sørensen, CEO of Air Greenland
  • Árni Gunnarsson, CEO, Air Iceland Connect,Chairman for Greenland Iceland Business Council.

12:15 – 13:00 LUNCH

  • Tryggvi Jónsson, Manager for Marketing and Business Development, Mannvit
  • Bent Olsvig Jensen, CEO, Xploration Services
  • Niels Mathiasen, CFO, KNB
  • Michael Riis, Group Logistics Director, Royal Greenland

14:30 – 14:50 COFFEE BREAK

  • Björn Óli Hauksson, CEO, Isavia
  • Representative from Greenland - Iceland Working group on aviation
  • Closing address: Jón Gunnarsson, Minister for Transportation and Municipalities

    • Moderator. Sum up on the days presentations and findings.

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