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Minister Berner to attend the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø

Minister Berner to attend the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø

Press release 19.01.2018 10.56 fi sv en

Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner will attend the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway, on 21–23 January. She will be one of the keynote speakers and attend a panel discussion under the theme Technology and connectivity - innovating for a sustainable Arctic Future.

“The importance of the Arctic region is constantly growing. The role of reliable transport and communications connections will increase also in global perspective. We want to be involved in developing sustainable transport and communications connections in the region, together with all the operators and inhabitants in the area. Arctic connectivity is also one of the key themes during Finland's Chairmanship of the Arctic Council,” says Minister Berner.

During the event, Minister Berner will also meet the Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

Arctic Frontiers is an international event focused on sustainable development of the Arctic region. The conference will discuss challenges and opportunities related to sustainable development. Minister Berner will also meet other event participants, such as high-level decision-makers, researchers and representatives of business life, and open a side event ”How to Create Sustainable Business in the Arctic”.

Inquiries

Taina Pieski, Director of Strategic Affairs, tel. +358 50 535 1574, firstname.lastname@lvm.fi