A delegation of 45 Mainers from businesses and academia will attend the upcoming Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland October 16-18, 2015 looking to build Arctic business and education networks and to learn about key issues in the Arctic that are affecting the world. The Maine North Atlantic Development Office (MENADO), a program of Maine International Trade Center is organizing the delegation.
“We are excited to see the amount of interest growing from Maine in the North Atlantic since the Gubernatorial Trade Mission to Reyjavik ,” comments George Gervais, Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development. “The Trade Center and MENADO have been building trade and investment relationships in this region over the past two years and the size of this delegation is a testament to its success.”
The annual Arctic Circle Assembly has become the largest international gathering on the Arctic, attended by more than 1500 participants from close to 50 countries. The Assembly is held every October at the Harpa Conference Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland.The event is designed to increase participation in Arctic dialogue and to strengthen the international focus on the future of the Arctic.