Future Greenland – Business Conference 9 -10 May 2017: Capital, Competence and Capacity
The Greenland Business Association (GBA) invites all interested parties to participate at the business conference:
Future Greenland 2017: Capital, Competence and Capacity,
9 -10 May 2017 in Katuaq, Nuuk
About the conference
The GBA’s aim with the conference is to anchor the social debate on the development of Greenland more
strongly in a common understanding that without a healthy business community, more private companies
and increased exports, we cannot create economic growth. As well as venturesome investors, economic
growth also requires political reforms that will create a favourable business climate. If we fail in this, we will
be unable to pay for the many and growing demands of citizens on the welfare state, and Greenland’s
political freedom to act will be restricted.
The GBA wishes to strengthen the understanding that business development is a key driver of economic
growth, and that political action is required to create the right framework for this.
The conference is an invitation to a debate on what can and should be done to create the right conditions
for the desired business development.
The title of the conference is intended to encourage discussion of what politicians and the business
community can do in co-operation in order to enable Greenland, both internally and externally, to attract the
capital, competence and capacity that is required to create the desired development. If we are to succeed in
developing our existing businesses and creating new companies, such as in the mining and tourism sectors,
it will require major investments (capital), and there will be a need for well-trained labour and skilled
management, both in the companies and in the public administration (competence) – and, not least, there
must be ample access to both (capacity).
Economic progress and prosperity also depend on the degree of commitment invested in the public debate,
and it is vital that the issues discussed are made relevant and concrete for all parties involved.
Consequently, the GBA is now inviting interested parties to submit written contributions to the conference.