Blue Bioeconomy and Arctic Tourism

Side event under Arctic Frontiers 2020.

 

Dato
27. januar 2020
Tid
16:30 - 18:30
Sted
M/S Brim Explorer, Tromsø

Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of the world’s economy. One of the areas where tourism is developing is the Arctic regions, which attracts many people who wish to experience its wildlife, pristine landscapes and local cultures. Some of the factors contributing to increased tourism are improvements in gear, infrastructure, technology and marketing. Tourism is most often seen as an economical opportunity, especially for local communities, and with increased tourism follows opportunities, but also challenges. How do we see the development of future Arctic tourism and what role can the Arctic regions take as hubs in this development? Can we deal with the challenges following the increased tourism, and balance protecting the natural environment as well as creating revenue from visitors to local communities?

Session 1 Cold coast Business development and blue bio economy

Moderator: Nils Arne Johnsen, Director Industry, Troms and Finnmark County Council

Keynotes and panellists:

- Dana Eidsness, Director, Maine North Atlantic Development Office
- Chris Hudson, CEO, Visit Tromsø
- More to be confirmed

Session 2 Sustainable Arctic Tourism

Moderator: Børre Berglund, Arctic 365

Key notes and panellists:

- Anna Popova
- Tatiana Ageeva
- Agnes Arnadottir, Co-Founder and CEO, Brim Explorer
- Christian Hedløv Engh, Innovasjon Norge

Organised by High North Atlantic Business Alliance, Troms and Finnmark County Council, Arctic 365, Brim Explorer and Arctic Frontiers

Arrangør

High North Atlantic Business Alliance, Troms and Finnmark County Council, Arctic 365, Brim Explorer and Arctic Frontiers
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