The mission with the event is to inspire, motivate and of course build relationships. Riding from their previous success, they are working on making this arctic exchange the most unrivaled business to business higher north networking. They will present a mixture of presentations, round-table discussions and panel debates from leading experts worldwide including governmental, shipping, seismic, environmental, ice management and technology.

With Norway’s chairmanship in the Arctic Council hope remains high that the country will adopt a balanced approach differentiating science from active geopolitics in the region.

Though Arctic geopolitical challenges remain in the backdrop, Norway will take into account the desperate urge of global scientific communities that seek urgent scientific cooperation revival in the Arctic. Harstad has a rich history, and its strategic location has made it an important hub for transportation and commerce in the region. One of the key factors contributing to Harstad's importance in the Arctic is its strong shipping industry. The city is situated on the coast and has a natural deep-water harbor, which has made it a popular destination for shipping companies.   

In recent years, Harstad has become an important Centre for Arctic research and education. The city is home to several research institutions, including the University of Tromsø's campus which focuses on Arctic studies.

Not only will there be 3 days of important presentations, round table discussions and panel debates we are working with the Municipality of Harstad to enable delegates to explore this beautiful region - with day trips, dinners and excursions planned throughout the week. 


The Arctic Exchange brings a revolutionary concept in networking and business information delivery – one that is designed to meet the Arctic’s specific business objectives by promoting cooperation, coordination, and interaction among the high north communities’ governments and industries, whilst addressing key issues facing the region. 

It is a unique round table event where attendees are invited to sit at thematic tables of their choice and where all delegates can choose to be seated at different tables throughout the day e.g., Exploration, Governmental, Shipping, Navigation, Satellite Navigation, Seismic, Environmental, Ice Management, Oil Spill Technology, Network.

A host is appointed for each table whilst key speakers are also welcomed to the stage throughout the day. Presentations last for around 15 minutes, and after every 3rd presentation there is a reactionary session during which each table discuss the presentations - it is a great way to deliver a clear and concise message to fellow delegates whilst offering an ideal opportunity to amass the knowledge of an international network of leaders and experts.

For more information and to register, go to: Arctic Exchange (

For questions, contact:

Christopher Smith