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PROGRAMME  FUTURE GREENLAND, 14-15 May - Katuaq - Nuuk 
    www.futuregreenland.gl 
Timetable:    Day 1: Tuesday 14 May 2019 
07.30 - 08.30 Registration  Registration, distribution of programme/name badges 
     
08.30 - 08.45 Welcome Welcome and background to the conference 
  Hans Lynge Hall  Brian Buus Pedersen, CEO, Greenland Business Association
    Comperes: Martin Breum and Ulla Lynge - Programme, presentation
     
08.45 - 09.05 Presentation An independent Greenland – the vision and tasks of the constitutional commission 
    Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Minister of Finance and Nordic Co-operation 
     
09.05 - 09.20 Presentation Education as the key to independence
    Ane Lone Bagger, Minister of Education, Culture, Church and Foreign Affairs 
     
09.20 - 09:35 Presentation The democratic process towards independence
    Mûte B. Egede, Chairman of IA, Member of Parliament, former Minister of Natural Resources 
     
09.35 - 09:50 Presentation Recognising the growing importance of the Arctic – the EU’s ambitious Arctic policy
    Jari Vilén, Ambassador, Senior Advisor in Arctic policy matters, European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), in-house think tank of the European Commission
     
09.50 - 10.05 Intermission  Coffee break
     
10.05 - 10:20 Presentation Iceland - sustainable tourism and innovation
    Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, Icelandic Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation 
     
10.20 - 10.35 Presentation The USA and Greenland: New Opportunities Through Expanded Partnership and Co-operation 
    Carla Sands, US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark
     
10.35 - 11.05 Presentation
Co-operation between Arctic neighbours, Canada - Greenland. In a perspective from the point of view of the Canadians in Denmark and the Danes in Canada.
    Emi Furuya, Canada’s Ambassador to Denmark, and Thomas Winkler, Denmark’s Ambassador to Canada
     
11.05 - 11.20 Presentation The significance of the Danish Commonwealth to Denmark
    Martin Lidegaard, Member of the Danish Parliament, Danish Social Liberal Party 
     
11.20 - 12.00 Debate Panel debate – speakers – questions from the hall 
    Moderators: Martin Breum and Ulla Lynge 
     
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch Lunch buffet
  Katuaq foyer   
    Side events, day 1:
13.30 - 15.00 Side event 1 Scenarios for political independence. The process: constitutional work and democratic involvement 
  Small Hall Jakob Janussen: What does the term ‘independence’ mean, and what models can be envisaged for Greenland as an independent state? 
    Anna-Sofie Hurup Skjervedal PhD: The involvement of young people in the democratic debate and the decision-making process, Rasmus Leander Nielsen PhD, assistant professor, University of Greenland: HS analysis and Greenland Perspectives: Public opinion about independence. 
    Student organisations: Ili Ili
    Facilitator: Anna-Sofie Hurup Skjervedal PhD
     
13.30 - 15.00 Side event 2 How can Greenland protect itself? 
  Friendship Hall John Boye Rasmussen, Deputy Head, Commander: What does the Arctic Command do today? 
    Henrik Ø. Breitenbauch, Head of Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen Future security policy scenarios for Greenland and the Arctic 
    Facilitator: Ulla Lynge, head of secretariat, CSR Greenland
     
13.30 - 15.00 Side event 3 New infrastructure - new opportunities and needs
  Hans Lynge Hall  Thomas Winkler, Ambassador of Denmark to Canada, Jacob Nitter Sørensen, CEO, Air Greenland, Julia Pars, Managing Director, Visit Greenland, Inge Bisgaard, Greenland National Museum 
    Facilitator: Anders La Cour Vahl, Air Greenland
     
15.00 - 15.30 Intermission   
     
15.30 - 16.30 Debate Political Round Table – eight sharp questions from the workshops and questions from the hall 
  Hans Lynge Hall  Party leaders and representatives: Kim Kielsen (S), Múte B. Egede (IA), Nivi Olsen (Demokraterne), Sivert K. Heilmann (A), Vittus Qujaukitsoq (Nunatta Qitornai), Pele Broberg (Parti Naleraq), Michael Rosing (Samarbejdspartiet) 
    Moderators: Martin Breum and Ulla Lynge 
     
16.30 - 16.40 Prize award  Bank of Greenland Business Fund: Award of Entrepreneur of the Year prize 2019 
    Moderator: Kristian Lennert, Chair of the Bank of Greenland Business Fund
     
16.40 - 16.50 Rounding-off, day 1 Rounding-off – see you again tomorrow – Martin Breum and Ulla Lynge 
     
18.00 - 19.30 Reception Networking reception at Hotel Hans Egede
    Day 2: Wednesday 15 May 2019
     
08.30 - 08.45 Welcome Welcome, summary of Day 1 and review of programme for Day 2
  Hans Lynge Hall  Martin Breum and Ulla Lynge 
     
08.45 - 09.05 Presentation Requirements towards economic development in a scenario without the block grant 
    Professor Torben M. Andersen, Aarhus University, Chair of the Economic Council 
     
09.05 - 09.25 Presentation Why so much public consumption? Greenland’s transfers 1980-1993 and the disadvantages of small-scale operations 
    Lars Lund, Associate Professor Emeritus, Copenhagen Business School 
     
09.25 - 09.45 Presentation Faroe Islands: Business policy in an open economy – the need for stable framework conditions and labour supply 
    Marita V. Rasmussen, Director, Faroese Employers Association
     
09.45 - 10.05 Presentation Greenland Perspective
    Prof. Minik Rosing, Geologist, University of Copenhagen, Board Chairman of the University of Greenland 
     
10.05 - 10.25 Intermission  Coffee break
     
10.25 - 10.45 Presentation Venture capital and entrepreneurs
    Christian Motzfeldt, CEO, Growth Fund, Chair of Greenland Holding A/S 
     
10.45 - 11.05 Presentation What does the future hold? – And what are the greatest uncertainties facing Greenland? 
    Greenland 2044 - a scenario analysis under the Small Great Nation Programme 
    Nicolai Hesdorf, Deloitte
     
11.05 - 11.20 Presentation The competition for capital: What will make Greenland competitive? 
    Martin Kviesgaard, CEO, GrønlandsBANKEN
     
11.20 - 12.00 Debate Panel debate – speakers – questions from the hall 
    Moderators: Martin Breum and Ulla Lynge 
     
12.00 - 12:15 Presentation The marketplace in Greenland
    Christian Keldsen, Partner, Visiobox
     
12.15 - 13:00 Lunch Lunch buffet
  Katuaq foyer   
    Side events, day 2: 
13.30 - 15.00 Side event 1 Entrepreneurship – how do we create the new companies? 
  Friendship Hall Christian Vintergaard, Managing Director, Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Hans Jørgen Østergaard, Business Director, Growth Fund, 
    Torsten Kjølby Nielsen, deputy head/executive adviser, Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Business funding in the Arctic – access to financing for SMEs and start-ups in the Arctic region, Maria Kavita Nielsen, director, Mind Your Own Business 
    Facilitator: Christian Wennecke, deputy head, Greenland Business A/S 
     
13.30 - 15.00 Side event 2 Mining and fishing – proof of concept 
  Small Hall Christian Jervelund, Partner, Copenhagen Economics: How large are Greenland’s investment needs, and what can the economy bear? The international competition for capital: How can Greenland become competitive? 
    John Mair, Greenland Minerals Ltd. - Kvanefjeld - a large-scale rare earth project
    Facilitator: Thomas ´Tyt´ Mogensen, Director, Bank Nordik Greenland
     
13.30 - 15.00 Side event 3 Education and labour 
  Hans Lynge Hall  Karsten Lyberth-Klausen LLM, Head of Administration, Greenland Business Association How much unemployment is there, and how much labour does Greenland need, now and in the future? Anna Wojtynska, Associate Professor, University of Iceland: Workforce migrants in society, integration and affinity, recruitment processes, mobility of foreign labour – experiences from Iceland. 
    IMAK (Teachers’ Union of Greenland). Reform plans for elementary schools: Challenges and solutions. 
    Facilitator: Verena Huppert PhD, Aalborg University 
     
13:30 - 15:00 Side event 4 What does the future hold? – And what are the greatest uncertainties facing Greenland? 
  Town Orchestra Hall Greenland 2044 - a scenario analysis under the Small Great Nation Programme, by Deloitte 
    With the help of search engines and AI, Deloitte´s International Center for the Long View has analysed what “the world” talks about when “the world” talks about Greenland. 
    The analysis also suggests some key drivers and some scenarios for how the world will change over the next 25 years – and what that will mean for Greenland. 
    Facilitator: Nicolai Hesdorf, Deloitte
     
15.00 - 15.30 Intermission   
     
15.30 - 16:15 Debate Political Round Table – eight sharp questions from the workshops and questions from the hall 
  Hans Lynge Hall  Mayors and representatives of the Greenlandic municipalities:
    Kiista P. Isaksen (Kujalleq Municipality), Randi V. Evaldsen (Sermersooq Municipality), Malene Ingemann (Qeqqata Municipality), Ane Hansen (Qeqertalik Municipality)
    Moderators: Martin Breum and Ulla Lynge 
     
16:15 - 16:30   Conclusion
    The next Future Greenland conference: 18-19 May 2021
     
16.45 - 18.30 Reception Closing reception 
  Katuaq foyer   

 

Programme in PDF-file HERE

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