Opportunities with Iceland

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Opportunities with Iceland

Featuring

Mrs. Ragnheidur Elín Árnadóttir
Minister of Industry and Commerce

  Birkir Hólm Guðnason
CEO
Icelandair


Sigsteinn P. Gretarsson
COO
Marel Inc

And

22-Person Senior Level Icelandic Business Delegation

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
8:00am – 9:30am

Port of Seattle
Commission Chambers
2711 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA

$10 For Students
$20 For Members
$30 For Non-Members
Register Online

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This November, the American-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce will bring a delegation of Icelandic companies lead by the Minister of Industry of Iceland, Mrs. Ragnheidur Elín Árnadóttir to Greater Seattle. During their time here the delegation will explore business opportunities specifically in the areas of IT, maritime and fisheries and renewable energy. This meeting is an opportunity to hear first hand from government leadership on the Iceland economy and to cultivate relationships with the delegation.

Minister Ragnheidur Elín Árnadóttir became Iceland’s Minister of Industry and Commerce in May of this year. She completed her MS degree in International Relations from Georgetown University. From 1995-1998 she worked for the Icelandic Export Council, and until 2007 worked variously as an assistant to the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Icelandic Prime Minister. Since 2007 she has served in the Independence party.

Birkir Hólm Guðnason came aboard Icelandair in 2000. Birkir became CEO of Icelandair in 2008. He finished his BSc. degree in Business Economics and Administration from Aalborg University in 1998, and MBA in International Business and Economics in 2000 from the same university.

Sigsteinn P. Gretarsson joined Marel in 1997. He served as Managing Director of Marel’s Australian subsidiary then headed Business Development before being appointed Managing Director of Marel ehf. In October 2011, Grétarsson was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Marel.

Companies in the business delegation include Icelandair; Merrill Lynch; MaintSoft Ltd.; Invest in Iceland; Marel;  TAS Technical Advisory Services; Arion BankTraust Kow-how Ltd.; islandsbanki;  American-Icelandic Chamber of CommercePromote Iceland Institute, and the Consulate General of Iceland New York

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Registration: The cost for this program is $10 for students, $20 for members and $30 for non-members. For any questions please contact Samantha Paxton at samanthap@seattletradealliance.com / (206) 389-7319.

 

Thank you to our host:

Port of Seattle

Thank you:

Economic Alliance of Snohomish County
Nordic Heritage Museum
Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance
Port of Seattle
Seattle-Reykjavik Sister City Association
World Trade Center Tacoma

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