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Invitation to a Conference at Voksenåsen, November 17-18th 2010 A follow up on the Kirkenes conference in June 2010.

The Barents Region – Where Gas meets Ore Border areas in the North as platforms for industrial cooperation, offshore as well as onshore In cooperation with “Industripolitisk Konferanse” in Hammerfest Part of the conference will be transferred to/from Hammerfest via video-link

For registration send email to: program@voksenaasen.no with Name, Title, Company, Address for invoice. Conference fee day 1 (Wednesday Nov. 17th ) incl. dinner: Conference fee day 2 (Thursday Nov. 18th ) incl. lunch: Conference fee both days incl. dinner and lunch:

NOK 850.NOK 750.NOK 1.400.-

The Swedish Embassy in Oslo and Voksenåsen in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the EU Delegation and others.


The Barents Region – Where Gas meets Ore Border areas in the North as platforms for industrial cooperation, offshore as well as onshore A follow up on the Kirkenes conference in June 2010. The Swedish Embassy in Oslo and Voksenåsen in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the EU Delegation and others.

Conference at Voksenåsen, November 17-18th 2010 In cooperation with “Industripolitisk Konferanse” in Hammerfest Part of the conference will be transferred to/from Hammerfest via video-link Wednesday November 17th 16.30

Welcome Ingrid Hjelt af Trolle, Swedish ambassador to Norway

16.35

The delineation agreement with Russia – what implications can it have upon future economic development in the North? State Secretary Erik Lahnstein, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

17.00

The concept of border areas in the North for industrial cooperation and economic development: -

from a Russian perspective: Professor Lev Voronkov, Department of European Integration, Moscow State Institute of International Relations

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from a Norwegian perspective: Adv. Arve Johnsen

17.50

Comments from ambassadør Janos Herman, EU and dir. Frode Mellemvik, Nordområdesenteret, Bodø

18.10

Dinner

Thursday, November 18th 09.00

Welcome Day 2, Moderator: Swedish ambassador Ingrid Hjelt af Trolle

09.05

Embarking on a new industrial era in the High North State secretary Pål Julius Skogholt, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Norway

09.30

Swedish priorities during the Chairmanship of the Barents Council – which are the goals and what has been achieved? State secretary Daniel Johansson, Ministry of Enterprise, Sweden (tbc)


09.50

Finnish interests in the North Undersecretary of State Esko Hamilo, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland

10.10

The Norwegian High North Committee – value creation in the North Dir. Frode Mellemvik, Nordområdesenteret, Bodø

10.30

Questions, break

11.00

"A diamond is a chunck of coal that made good under pressure" Kai Rune Heggland, Plant manager Alcoa Lista

11.25

Strategies for mineral industries in the North Magnus Ericsson, Raw Material Group

11.45

Questions, discussion

12.00

Lunch

13.00

The mineral laws in Norway, Finland and Sweden – as seen by a prospecting company Ass.dir. Bård Dagestad, The Directorate for Mineral Management (confirmed)

13.20

R&D cooperation in the mineral/geological sector Professor Pär Weihed, Luleå University of Technology

13.40

Comments from a Finnish perspective Prof. Pekka Nurmi, Research director, GTK

13.55

Challenges related to commercial use of natural gas in the region Man.dir. Peter Blomberg, Nordic LNG (tbc)

14.15

Questions, break

14.45

Northern Dimension Institute – a short presentation, Urban Wråkberg

14.55

GeoNor - industrial value creation based on geological resources in the North – the final report and suggestions for how to continue from here. Jack Ødegård, SINTEF

15.15

Panel debate – "Where gas meets ore" – with focus on the mineral industries. What conditions should be challenged? Where are the bottlenecks? How to balance public and private roles? R&D and culture as door openers? Environmental issues? Energy and energy tranportation? Panel chaired by professor Pär Weihed Panel participants: Bård Dagestad, Magnus Ericsson, Frode Mellemvik, Jack Ødegård, Peter Blomberg, Pekka Nurmi

16.00

Summary, end.

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