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Cultural Tourism and Food Culture in the North CONFERENCE AT VOKSENÅSEN, OSLO, MAY 18-19, 2011 In cooperation with the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture and the Russian, Swedish and Finnish Embassies.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION Registration: Kindly write name, title, organisation/company and billing address Conference fee : NOK 800:Deadline May 13th For questions contact Mikael Klingberg +47 907 47 314 Voksenåsen - Norway´s national gift to Sweden given as a token of gratitude for Swedish aid during and right after WWI - celebrated it´s 50th anniversary last year. Voksenåsen, owned by the Swedish state through the Ministry of Culture, is a great place for Nordic meetings – with modern hotel and conference facilities at 500 meter altitude, 20 minutes from the center of Oslo – with Sweden´s best view!

Wednesday, May 18th 15.00 Opening of the conference - Mikhail G. Zubov, Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation 15.10 Maimo Henriksson, ambassador, Embassy of Finland, Finland´s initiative for the Northern Dimension 15.30 NDI – a presentation Katja Lahikainen, Coordinator, Northern Dimension Institute 15.45 NDPC - a presentation Bendik Rugaas, Senior adviser, Ministry of Culture 16.00 Cooperation in the North Rune Rafaelsen, Secr..gen., The Norwegian Barents Secretariat 16.15 A taste of Russia – the Russian cuisine as a significant part of the Russian culture.... Darra Goldstein, Editor in Chief, Gastronomica 16.45 Break 17.15 The (midnight) sun and the Northern light – for a happy marriage Pål Brekke, Norwegian Space Center 18.15 Break 18.45 Appertif – with Russian music 19.15 Russian dinner. In cooperation with the Russian Embassy in Oslo

Thursday, May 19th Meeting in the NDPC steering Committee

Guest performance by the Chef of the Russian Embassy in Oslo Wednesday May 18th, 2011 Menu: Salad ”Vinaigrette Russian” ** Soljanka served with pirozjki *** ”Kievs” chops baked root vegetables, rice, gravy sauce **** Sweet blini honey, whipped sour cream