‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ International Arctic Forum business programme unveiled

The business programme for the ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ 4th International Arctic Forum has been published. The Forum will take place in Arkhangelsk on March 29–30, 2017.

The Forum programme, with the key theme of ‘People and the Arctic’, offers over 40 events, including 32 themed sessions and discussions, 2 plenary sessions, and an extended Session of the State Commission for Arctic Development.

The ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ International Arctic Forum will open with the plenary session ‘the Arctic: Territory for Life’, dedicated to the issues of constructive collaboration between Arctic states. The ‘People and the Arctic’ plenary session, taking place on March 30, 2017, will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Participants will discuss Russia’s priorities in implementing projects in the Arctic.

The ‘Human capital’ pillar will include discussions on successfully implementing projects aimed at securing human resources for the region, establishing a comprehensive healthcare system, applying state-of-the-art medical technology in the Arctic, and developing the region’s tourist potential.

Mechanisms to enhance the investment appeal of the Arctic region will be discussed under the pillar ‘Sustainable development of the Arctic’. Other topics to be covered here include corporate environmental responsibility, transport infrastructure development, and attracting investment in industrial projects.

The ‘Science and technology’ pillar will cover the introduction of innovative technologies to secure a high standard of living for the indigenous population, as well as mechanisms to develop natural resources and ensure energy supply in the Arctic regions.

A number of events are also scheduled to take place on the sidelines of the Forum, including ‘The Arctic. Made in Russia’ International Youth Educational Forum, the Northern Cities Forum, and the Arctic Business Forum.

The latest detailed information about the Forum programme, business events, and speakers will be updated in real time on the Forum’s official website: http://forumarctica.ru/.