High North Dialogue 2017, April 5 – 6: Innovations in the Arctic


Worldwide interest in the Arctic is increasing. Changing ice-conditions, regional growth and international geopolitics have placed the High North at the center of attention.

Preliminary program here.

Information on registration here.

On April 5-6, the High North Center for Business and Governance at the Nord University Business School invites you to participate in the High North Dialogue 2017. The theme of this year’s conference is Innovations in the Arctic.

For thousands of years, humans have braved the harsh conditions of the Arctic and found their home and means of subsistence in the circumpolar north. The Arctic region with its rich resources has long been a source of industry, trade and value creation, ranging from centuries of whaling to modern-day high tech data centers. The Arctic has seen industries rise and fall, and the people living in the region have adapted accordingly. Today, almost four million people live above the Arctic Circle. It’s a region of great diversity, faced with great changes. New ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship is key to assuring thriving communities and value creation in the North.

On April 5 – 6, 2017, we invite you to join us for two days dedicated to innovations in the Arctic: The High North Dialogue Conference 2017.

Since 2007, the High North Dialogue conference series have brought together Arctic leaders – present and future – to discuss the dimensions of the changes taking place in the Arctic. Set in Bodø – the second largest community in North Norway and gateway to Lofoten – the High North Dialogue 2017 will provide you with a different perspective on the future of the Arctic. 

The Arctic — Territory of Dialogue International Forum to be held to be held in Arkhangelsk on 29-30 March 2017

Arctic Forum 2017 Arkhangelsk

Russia will host the 4th International Arctic Forum, the theme for which is "The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue" at the Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Archangelsk. 

The ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ 4th International Arctic Forum Exhibition is a professional platform for presenting Arctic projects, engaging in constructive dialogue, sharing experience, identifying solutions, and consolidating the efforts of the scientific community, business, government, and civil society, with the aim of developing the Arctic carefully and responsibly.

The decision about this international Arctic Forum was announced by the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin at the conference International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development. 

"We've decided to hold the Arctic — Territory of Dialogue International Forum in Arkhangelsk on March 29-30, 2017. The forum is traditionally attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin," the Deputy Prime Minister said. It is not coincidence that the two-day event will take place in Arkhangelsk, located near the White Sea in Russia’s northwestern Arctic corner. The event receives direct support from the Government of the Russian Federation. 

The Sochi International Investment Forum in 2016


 Let us hereby inform you that Roscongress Foundation invites partners to the Sochi International Investment Forum 2016. The main events of the forum will be held from September 29 to October 2, 2016 in the Olympic Park’s Main Media Centre.

Address: 1 Olympic Prospekt, Adler, Sochi, Krasnodar Territory

For all matters concerning the Forum, please contact the Roscongress Foundation’s Information Centre on:

Tel.: +7 (495) 640 6547

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Sochi Forum is a traditional platform for presenting Russia’s investment and economic potential and regional aspects of the global economy, and for boosting cooperation and strengthening ties between Russian and foreign business leaders, experts, and media representatives.

The Forum is held with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.

More information can be found on the official website of the forum http://www.forumkuban.org/en/main-page/

V Murmansk International Business Week (MIBW) to be held on November 14-18, 2016

Business week 2016The Government of the Murmansk region invites partners to the V Murmansk International Business Week (MIBW). The event will be held on November 14-18, 2016. It is a part of the calendar of the Russian Chairmanship in the Barents Euro-Arctic Council in 2015-2017. The V MIBW program includes a number of activities aimed at the development of interregional and international cooperation, business and entrepreneurship, support for science and education.

The central event will be the V MIBW plenary session "Arctic course". The prospects of development of international and cross-border cooperation in the Arctic, the draft federal law "On the development of the Arctic area of the Russian Federation" will be discussed within the plenary session.

The participants are representatives of the Arctic Council countries, the regions of Arctic area of the Russian Federation, the federal bodies of executive power of the Russian Federation and foreign partners interested in project development in the Arctic region.

The structure of the V MIBW program and additional information (in English and Russian languages) is available on the web-site https://minec.gov-murman.ru/activities/week/info_foreign_participants/

II Russisk-Norsk Reiselivsforum / II Russian-Norwegian Tourism Forum 

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The Russian Trade Representation in Norway invites to II Russian-Norwegian Tourism Forum, which will be held 14-17 April 2016 in Oslo, in the premises of the Trade Representation (address is Frøyas gate 17, 0273 Oslo). 

The event is organized by the Trade Representation in collaboration with Russian Federal Agency for Tourism (Russiatourism) and Innovation Norway.

Please click on the link for registration through the website of the Trade Representation and for further information.

Contact details: Tel: + 47 22 44 40 25, (for phone calls from Moscow): +7 495 650 85 00 (ext. 6644), E-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download program of the event in PDF (in Norwegian)


Russian Legal Alert "Import substitution of software for public needs" / Новости Российского Законодательства "Импортзамещение программного обеспечения для государственных нужд" 

The Government of the Russian Federation adopted Order No. 1236 (Order) on November 16 in order to launch the state’s import substitution policy, now regarding foreign software. The Order has implemented the rules for forming the Unified Register of Russian Software and Databases. As a general rule, software (databases), which does not meet the requirements established by the law and is not in the Register, is not allowed to participate in public procurement procedures.

In particular, according to the Order, foreign software may be purchased for public needs if:

  • The Register has no record of software of the same kind as that required for public procurement.
  • The Register contains data on software of the same kind as that required for public procurement, but the technical characteristics of the software from the Registry do not correspond to the prescribed technical requirements.

INVITATION: Barents Industrial Partnership (BIP) meeting 

14-15 October 2015, Oulu

There is less than two weeks to go until the 10th Barents Industrial Partnership (BIP) meeting in Oulu! 

Don’t forget to register to the event by filling a form behind this link: Registration form

The themes for the Barents Industrial Partnership meeting 2015 are:

  • Arctic ICT and possibilities of digitalization
  • Achieving More Together – Growth for Barents Tourism
  • Prospects for financing in the Barents Area

More information and program for the BIP meeting will be available also at the IBS website.  

The meeting is one of the key events during the Finnish Presidency in the Barents Euro-Arctic Council and the closing event of the Finnish Presidency in the Barents Working Group on Economic Cooperation (WGEC). Barents Industrial Partnership meeting offers the companies and other Barents stakeholders a regular forum for discussions, networking and business.

The Finnish chairmanship of the Barents Working Group on Economic Cooperation wishes you all warmly welcome to Oulu! 

Tuulia Väliheikki
Senior Adviser
Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Regional Department / Structural Change and International Cooperation
P.O. Box 32, 00023 Government
Telephone: +358 2950 48288, Mobile: +358 50 4619080
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