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PARTNER EVENT | International Conference of Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations of Arctic Regions

  • 23 Nov 2021
  • (UTC+03:00)
  • 25 Nov 2021
  • (UTC+03:00)
  • Syktyvkar, Komi Republic

International Conference of Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations of Arctic Regions

November 23-25, 2021

Dear CERBA Members and Partners,

We would like to inform you about the Partner event – International Conference of Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations of Arctic Regions, to be held on November 23-25, 2021, in Syktyvkar, Komi Republic. Please see the official event announcement below. If you have any questions, please contact the organizers directly.

Organizer: The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Komi Republic

The conference is supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and the Northern Forum.

The Conference is organized within the framework of the ongoing Russian chairmanship in the Arctic Council.

PROGRAM

23 November  Arrival and accommodation

                      Welcome reception

24 November Plenary meeting

                      Break-out sessions

                      Visits to local businesses in Syktyvkar

                      Cultural program

25 November Visits to local businesses in Syktyvkar

                      Departure

Participation in the Conference for CERBA Members is free of charge (travel and accommodation expenses to be covered by participants).

Online participation will be possible.

Registration will be organized through the Conference website, to be launched soon. A draft agenda and additional information will be made available online as well.

The Conference will include discussions on the following topics:

  • International expertise of B2G interaction in the Arctic to ensure comfortable business conditions (subsidies and various benefits for Arctic entrepreneurs; government instruments to stimulate economic activity in the Arctic; examples of state support of infrastructure projects in the Arctic; employment incentives etc.)
  • Best practices for businesses, including startups, particulars of commercial success in the Arctic, as well as of product and services promotion tools, creation of "Arctic brands" etc.
  • International expertise of B2B interaction, including between large businesses and SMEs in Arctic regions; cooperation with the Arctic Economic Council; environmental responsibility of entrepreneurs in the Arctic.
  • Opportunities and prospects for international trade expansion and deeper economic cooperation amongst Arctic regions, implementation of joint commercial projects using international capital flows, programs, financial mechanisms and instruments (e.g. COLARCTIC, Barents Secretariat etc); international projects as an instrument for development of sustainable partnership and favorable business climate in the Arctic.

Chambers of commerce, business associations from Arctic regions, business representatives, central and local government officials, members of the academic community from Arctic Council member and observer states are welcome to take part in the Conference.

Contacts:

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Komi Republic (organizational issues: preliminary applications for participation, accommodation etc.)

Irina Listarova, Acting Vice President

Phone: +7 (8212) 206-136

Mobile: +7 912 866 14 74

Email: [email protected]

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (Conference program, speakers, participants from Russia)

Ilya Lyubchenko, Deputy Director General, Regional Development Department

Phone: +7 495 620 02 75

Email: [email protected]

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (participants from foreign countries)

Dmitry Bystrov, Regional Director, International Cooperation Department

Phone: +7 495 620 02 76

Email: [email protected]