Annual Business Forum 2010

Staðsetning: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

On February 17th the Iceland Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business Forum at the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica. The title of this year’s Forum is “Future Prospects for Business in Iceland” where a particular focus will be placed on the commercial conditions and competitiveness of Icelandic companies.

The Forums agenda is as follows:

13:00 - Registration
13:15 - Opening remarks by the meetings moderator
           Dr. Finnur Oddsson, Managing Director of the Chamber
13:20 - How Countries Compete
           Dr. Richard Vietor, Professor at Harvard Business School
14:15   Coffee break
14:40 - Address by the Chamber's chairman
           Mr. Tómas Már Sigurðsson, CEO of Alcoa Iceland
15:00 - Address by Iceland´s Prime Minister
           Ms. Jóhanna Sigurðardóttur
15:20 - Award of Chamber Scholarships
           Ms. Katrín Jakobsdóttir Minister of Education
15:30 - Business Leaders Roundtable
16:15 - Reception

Translation services in English will be provided for speeches in Icelandic. 

Professor Richard Vietor is the author of the book “How Countries Compete: Strategy, Structure and Government in the Global Economy” and his presentation at the Forum will address this topic with relevance for Iceland. Professor Vietor is an acclaimed lecturer and researcher, teaching courses on the international political economy at Harvard Business School. He has published numerous journal articles and books on a broad category of topics, while his main field of research is within business and government policy. Further information on Dr. Vietor can be found here.

Representatives from Icelandic businesses will participate in roundtable discussions on important issues regarding the Icelandic business environment. Therefore the Forum is expected to be an ideal venue for gaining an insight in to the current situation of Icelandic companies.

Admission fee for member firms is ISK 12.000 per guest (ISK 10.000 per guest if more than 2 guests from the same member firm register), ISK 15.000 per guest for non-members and ISK 10.000 for foreign representatives.

For further information and registration please contact Birna Ingólfsdóttir by email: or by telephone: 510-7106.

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