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Arctic Business Opportunities 2012

In January 2012, Ambassador Erik Vilstrup Lorenzen and Head of Consulate General in Toronto Morten Siem Lynge will be in Aalborg to present Arctic opportunities for Danish companies.


Canada is significantly increasing its focus on developing its Northern and Arctic territories in terms of infrastructure, mining, educational and social investments. As an example Quebec recently announced a 440 (CAD 80 billion) investment programme for economic and social development of the provinces’ Arctic regions.

There is unquestionable a large market potential when it comes to the exploration of mining, energy, renewable energy and infrastructure projects opportunities etc. in the Arctic areas. A great number of Danish companies have experience with manufacturing equipment, developing logistic solutions and other services suitable for the Arctic region from Greenland and the Northern parts of Scandinavia. In 2012, the Danish Embassy in Ottawa and the Danish Trade Council in Toronto will increase their focus on establishing Arctic export opportunities for Danish and Greenlandic companies willing to focus on Canada. This happens in continuation of the Kingdom of Denmark’s new Strategy for the Arctic 2011-2020.

The Trade Council in Canada and the Embassy will work both commercially and politically to foster partnerships between Canadian and Danish entities and to develop successful export strategies.

The first step will be an Information Meeting in Denmark for Danish companies with a focus on Arctic solutions. The information meeting is hosted by the Arctic Business Network (Aalborg Erhvervsråd) and it will be held January 25th 2012 at 15.00 in Aalborg. At this event both Ambassador Erik Vilstrup Lorenzen and Head of Mission Morten Siem Lynge will give an overview of Arctic initiatives in Canada and discuss strategies for positioning Danish and Greenlandic companies in Canada.

More information about the event in Aalborg and a final agenda for the meeting will be published within the next few weeks.

Download and read the Strategy for the Arctic 2011-2020 >>

If you in the meantime would like to know more about Arctic opportunities in Canada or about the information meeting in Aalborg please contact:

Morten Siem Lynge
Head of Mission, Royal Danish Consulate General Toronto