Maine wins bid to host 2016 Arctic conference

Maine will become the first state in the contiguous United States to host an Arctic conference in 2016 that is expected to attract senior officials and experts from 20 countries.

The Maine International Trade Center announced Friday that Portland will host the Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials meeting Oct. 4-6, 2016, which state officials said will create new opportunities for businesses and academic and research institutions here. The event is part of a “high-level intergovernmental forum that provides a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States and involvement of the Arctic Indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues,” MITC said.

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