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PROGRAMME:

FUTURE GREENLAND, 14-15 May - Katuaq - Nuuk

     

Time:

 

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

   

Brian Buus Pedersen, Managing Director Greenland Business Association

   

Comperes:  Martin Breum - 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 

     

09.15 - 09.35

Presentation

Education as the key to independence – the reform plans

   

Ane Lone Bagger, Minister of Education, Culture, Church and Foreign Affairs

     

09.35 - 09.55

Presentation

The democratic process towards independence

   

Chair of IA, Member of Parliament, tbc

     

09.55 - 10.10

Intermission

Coffee break

     

10.10 - 10:30

Presentation

How can the co-operation between Greenland and Denmark be strengthened?  Tbc

   

Mette Frederiksen (tbc), Member of Parliament, Chair of the Social Democratic Party

     

10.30 - 10:50

Presentation

EU and the Arctic strategy

   

EU Commission, TBC

     

10.50 - 11.10

Presentation

Co-operation and partnerships from a Canadian perspective

   

Thomas Winkler, Danish Ambassador to Canada

     

11.10 - 11.30

Presentation

The significance of the Danish Commonwealth to Denmark

   

Martin Lidegaard, Member of the Danish Parliament, Danish Social-Liberal Party

     

11.30 - 12.00

Debate

Panel debate – speakers – questions from the hall

   

Moderators: Martin Breum

     

12.00 - 13.00

Lunch

Lunch buffet

     
   

Side events, day 1:

13.30 - 15.00

Side event 1

Scenarios for political independence

   

Jacob Janussen: What does the term ‘independence’ mean, and what models can be envisaged for Greenland as an independent state?

   

Facilitator:

     

13.30 - 15.00

Side event 2

The path to independence – constitutional work and democratic involvement

   

Anna-Sofie Hurup Skjernvedal PhD: The involvement of young people in the democratic debate and the decision-making process,  the Constitutional Commission, HS Analysis:  The public opinion about independence

   

The student organisations:  Ili Ili and Avalak

   

Facilitator: Anna-Sofie Hurup Skjervedal PhD

     

13.30 - 15.00

Side event 3

How can Greenland protect itself?

   

Major-General Kim Jesper Jørgensen:  What does the Arctic Command do today?

   

Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen

   

Facilitator:

13.30 - 15.00

Side event 4

Arctic Infrastructure Alliance – trade and investment 

   

Niels Tanderup Kristensen, Consul-General, Royal Danish Consulate, Toronto, Canada

   

Facilitator: Niels Tanderup Kristensen

15.00 - 15.30

Intermission

 
     

15.30 - 16.00

Debate

Political Round Table – eight sharp questions from the workshops and questions from the hall

   

Party leaders: Kim Kielsen (S), tbc, (Chair IA), Niels Thomsen (Demokraterne), Sievert K. Heilmann (A) (tbc), tbc

   

Vittus Qujaukitsoq (Nunatta Qitornai) tbc, Hans Enoksen,  (Parti Naleraq) tbc, Michael Rosing (Samarbejdspartiet)

   

Moderator: Martin Breum

     

16.00 - 16.10

Prize award

Bank of Greenland Business Fund:  Award of entrepreneur of the year prize 2019

   

Moderator: Kristian Lennert, Managing Director, Inuplan

     

16.10 - 16.20

Rounding-off

Rounding-off – see you again tomorrow

   

Martin Breum

     

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

   

Martin Breum

     

08.45 - 09.05

Presentation

Economic Council - Requirements towards Greenland's 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

   

Tbc

     

09.45 - 10.05

Presentation

The labour shortage in Denmark – what are the solutions?

   

Brian Mikkelsen, Managing Director the Danish Chamber of Commerce, former Member of the Danish Parliament and Minister for Business, etc.

     

10.05 - 10.25

Intermission

Coffee break

     

10.25 - 10.45

Presentation

Greenland Perspective

   

Prof. Minik Rosing, Geologist, University of Copenhagen, Board Chairman of the University of Greenland 

     

10.45 - 11.05

Presentation

Iceland – Economic growth and labour

   

Tbc

     

11.05 - 11.20

Presentation

Venture capital and entrepreneurs

   

Christian Motzfeldt, Managing Director,  Growth Fund, Chair of Greenland Holding A/S

     

11.20 - 12.00

Debate

Panel debate – speakers – questions from the hall

   

Moderators: Martin Breum

     

12.00 - 12:15

Event

Pitching event: Start-up export

   

Sermersooq Business Council - tbc

     

12.15 - 13:00

Lunch

Lunch buffet

     
   

Side events, day 2:

13.30 - 15.00

Side event 1

Entrepreneurship – how do we create the new companies?

   

Christian Vintergaard, Managing Director, Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Hans Jørgen Østergaard, Business Director, Growth Fund, Maria Kavita Nielsen, Managing Director, Mind Your Own Business

   

Facilitator: Karsten Høy, Managing Director, Greenland Holding A/S

     

13.30 - 15.00

Side event 2

Mining and fishing – Proof of Concept

   

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?

   

Facilitator: Christian Jervelund

     

13.30 - 15.00

Side event 3

New infrastructure and business development

   

Jacob Nitter Sørensen, Managing Director,  Air Greenland, Julia Pars, Managing Director, Visit Greenland

   

Facilitator:

     

13.30 - 15.00

Side event 4

Education and labour

   

GBA:  How large is the unemployment, and how much labour does Greenland need, now and in the future? 

   

Birthe M. Therkildsen, Chair, IMAK, Reform plans for elementary schools:  challenges and solutions

   

Facilitator: Karsten Lyberhth-Klausen

     

15.00 - 15.30

Intermission

Coffee break

     

15.30 - 16:15

Debate

Political Round Table – eight sharp questions from the workshops and questions from the hall

   

The mayors of the Greenlandic municipalities:

   

Kiista P. Isaksen (Kujalleq Municipality), Asii Chemnitz Narup (Sermersooq Municipality), Malik Berthelsen (Qeqqata Municipality) Ane Hansen (Qeqertalik Municipality), Palle Jerimiassen (Avannaata Municipality) -  tbc

   

Moderators: Martin Breum

     

16:15 - 16:45

Event

Announcement of Pitch Winner / Start-Up Export

   

Sermersooq Business Council tbc

     

17.00 - 18.30

Reception

Closing reception in the lobby of Katuaq

     
   

Alterations in the programme may occur.

 

Programme in PDF-file HER