LIGHTNING RELEASES (02/03/2014) – World Trade Center Alaska will host Arctic Ambitions III: Doing Business in the Arctic on February 27th and 28th, 2014 at the Hotel Alyeska in Girdwood, Alaska.
Arctic Ambitions III concentrates on the theme of international trade and business opportunities that flow from resource development in the Arctic. While numerous conferences around the world deal with such issues in the Arctic as environmental protection, sovereignty, etc., this is the one and only that focuses exclusively on trade, business and development in the region.
The previous two conferences brought together presenters from Canada, Finland, Norway, Russia, Korea and Alaska. The presenters come from leading businesses that have a shared interest in the future commercial development of the Arctic and from government circles that actively participate in supporting this development.
Arctic Ambitions III is attracting a lot of attention, not only in Alaska and the Lower 48 but abroad as well. About 200 attendees are expected, most of them top executives and high-level diplomats from Alaska and Arctic countries. On the first day, there will be presentations and panel discussions on topics such as transportation, infrastructure development, communications, natural resources, engineering, and other issues crucial to the Arctic. The second day will focus on Alaska Native Corporations, a very unique business model for the Arctic, with presentations by several major Native corporations doing business in the Arctic, followed by a panel discussion.
Hotel Alyeska has been chosen for the excellence of its service in a spectacular location, and the dates retained for the conference coincide with the start of the Iditarod International Sled Dog Race on March 1st in Anchorage. WTCAK has also negotiated with the Millennium Hotel in Anchorage the possibility for attendees to stay there on the eve of the race, and be shuttled to the start the next day, and if they wish, to the restart in Willow on March 2nd.
The organizers expect this event to be a landmark in the ongoing dialogue regarding the future of the Arctic and hope that Arctic Ambitions III will not only give the stakeholders an opportunity to be heard, but also the incentive to cooperate and learn from each other to ensure sound development in the Arctic.
Registration is available online at www.wtcak.org.
Hotel reservations are available as follows:
Hotel Alyeska: call 907-754-2214
Millennium Hotel: call 907.266.2206