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Greenland Business Delegation Participates in PDAC 2016

21.03.2016  14:49

On March 5th – March 9th, 29 Greenlandic and Danish companies (a total of 53 delegates) came to Toronto to be a part of the Greenland Business Delegation.

  

In a partnership between Greenland Government, Greenland Business Association (GE), Arctic Cluster of Raw Material (ACRM) and the Trade Council in Toronto a four day program was created to highlight mining in the arctic region of Greenland. The program started out with a Greenland Day, where the Government of Greenland hosted a Geology Session, and the Trade Council in Toronto presented a Business and Investment Session. The day ended with a joint reception with the attendance of the Danish Ambassador to Canada, Niels Boel Abrahamsen, and the Greenland Finance and Mineral Resources Minister, Randi Vestergaard Evaldsen.

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Image above: Danish Ambassador to Canada, Niels Boel Abrahamsen with Rambøll Group.

 

The delegation also had a shared booth #616 at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) where they were able to network and present themselves to the conference attendees and exhibitors.

 

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Image above: Business in Greenland PDAC 2016 Booth #616

 

The delegates also participated in a joint Nordic Ambassadors reception on Monday March 7th with the Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish Ambassadors to Canada and the Greenland Finance and Mineral Resources Minister. Lastly, they were invited to attend the Innovative Mining in the Arctic Nordic breakfast on Tuesday March 8th with presentations and a panel discussion from the leading mining companies in the Nordic and Canada.

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Image above: Greenland Finance and Mineral Resources Minister, Randi Vestergaard Evaldsen with Consul General & Head of Mission for Royal Danish Consulate General in Toronto, Jess Møller Knudsen.  

 

Throughout the four days, experiences and stories of opportunities in Greenland were shared and many networks were created. All in all, it was evaluated as a success for Greenland, Denmark, Canada and our Nordic fellows, and we are already looking forward to planning the Greenland Business Delegation Visit for PDAC 2017.

 

Mia Bøvling Brøndum

Junior Commercial Advisor

miabro@um.dk

 

Jakob Erik Schmidt

Trade Advisor

jakosc@um.dk