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"The High North – Infrastructure and Industrial Development"

Invitation to this year´s Conference at Voksenåsen, Oslo, November 28-29,  2011

-a follow up of last year´s conference Where Gas meets Ore, Nov. 2010

Voksenåsen in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassies of Finland and Sweden in Oslo, the EU Delegation and the Nordic Investment Bank


This is the third conference highlighting  the industrial development in the High North. The conference will focus on the infrastructure needed to meet future demands. 


- Presentations of transport policies in the High North by Nordic ministers of transport and infrastructure and by representatives for the EU

- The Norwegian Transport authorities presented in June this year a study on future needs for transport infrastructure in the High North. The Swedish authorities will present a similar plan in December  this year  and will  give a preview at our conference.

- Leading industrialists from the Nordic countries such as Lars-Eric Aaro, CEO of LKAB and Felix Tschudi, chairman of Tschudi Shipping Co will discuss how to meet the significant growth and development in the High North. This applies especially to the mineral- and petroleum related industries, with emphasis on the potentials that opens up if natural gas is landed in northern Norway. Other important areas are e.g. seafood and tourism.

- The Nordic research environment related to minerals have formed  a cooperation platform that will be presented at our conference.


 Welcome to a conference that will address some very important development signals for the High North!


For registration – see backside of the programNouvelle fenêtre or go to http://www.voksenaasen.no/no/program/kommende_seminarer/Nouvelle fenêtre

Contact persons: Mikael Klingberg, Voksenåsen, ph. +47 907 47 314, and Anna Florén ph. +47 22 81 15 06 email: program@voksenaasen.no