The theme of the meeting will be "New Openings; Infrastructure investments and Subcontracting in the Barents Region." The aim is to stimulate business involvement in cross-border co-operation and hopefully identify new opportunities for private and public actors to build a model for active cooperation in infrastructure and transportation investments in the Barents region. Another significant subject will be trade, investments and subcontracting in the Barents region.

The Barents Euro-Arctic Council and the Barents Regional Council, under the respective chairmanships (2005-2007) of Finland and the Republic of Karelia, give priority to the promotion of cross-border business cooperation in order to strengthen the region’s international competitiveness and to generate economic growth.

Previous Barents Industrial Partnership Meetings were organised in Stockholm and Petrozavodsk in 2004 and in Oslo and St. Petersburg last year.

The 5th Barents Industrial Partnership Meeting will be held at the Arktikum Centre in Rovaniemi. Russian and English, Finnish and English interpretation will be provided.

Registrations are due on 10 March 2006.

More information:
Program for 5th Barents Industrial Partnership Meeting

Registration Form for 5th Barents Industrial Partnership Meeting