Annual Business Forum 2011

Staðsetning: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

On February 16th the Iceland Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business Forum at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica. The title of this year’s Forum is “Seizing opportunities - the role of business and industry” where a particular focus will be placed on opportunities in the Icelandic business environment.

Representatives from a broad group of companies will present how these opportunities can be used for value creation that benefits society as a whole. As is customary, Iceland’s Prime Minister, Ms. Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir and the Chairman of the Iceland Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Tómas Már Sigurðsson, will address the meeting. Translation services in English will be provided.

The Forums agenda is as follows:

13:30   Registration
13:45   Opening remarks by the meetings moderator
            Dr. Finnur Oddsson, Managing Director of the Chamber
13:50
   Address by the Chamber's chairman - Seizing opportunities
            Mr. Tómas Már Sigurðsson
14:05   Address by Iceland´s Prime Minister
           Ms. Jóhanna Sigurðardóttur
14:20   Nature - Opportunities put into perspective
14:45   Energy - Opportunities put into perspective
15:10   Coffee break
15:35   Award of yearly Chamber Scholarships
           Ms. Katrín Jakobsdóttir Minister of Education, Science and Culture
15:45   Ocean - Opportunities put into perspective
16:10   Compilation: The role of business and industry
           Ms. Hrund Rudolfsdóttir Human Resources Manager at Marel
16:20
   Networking & Opportunities - Refreshments will be served

Registration opens at 13.30 and the agenda will commence at 13.45. Following the Forum, at 16.20, the Chamber will host a reception for all attendees. The Forum should provide good insights into both opportunities and challenges of Icelandic businesses.

Admission fee for member firms is ISK 12.000 and ISK 15.000 for others. For registration, please contact the Chamber’s office by email or by telephone +354 510 7100.

The representatives discussing opportunities in nature, energy & ocean are:

  • Gunnar Ármannsson - PrimaCare
  • Björn Zoega - The National University Hospital of Iceland
  • Perla Björk Egilsdóttir - Saga Medica
  • Rannveig Rist - Rio Tinto Alcan
  • Eyjólfur Árni Rafnsson - Mannvit
  • Skúli Mogensen - Carbon Recycling International
  • Jón Ingi Björnsson - Trackwell
  • Jóhann Jónasson - 3X Technology
  • Eggert B. Guðmundsson - HB Grandi

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