Meet the President of Iceland and an Icelandic Business Delegation

Meet the President of Iceland and an Icelandic Business Delegation

SEMINAR: H. E. The President of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson will visit DI together with a group of Icelandic companies. Therefore, DI is pleased to invite all interested companies to a seminar on "Innovation, Sustainability and Food Production", which the President will open.

Innovation, Sustainability and Food Production
The Icelandic nature and the ocean around the country, creates a unique background for many Icelandic companies’ active development of new innovative solutions. Meet a group of interesting Icelandic companies and President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson on 25 January 2017 at DI and learn more about the Icelandic market today and new opportunities for partnerships with Danish companies. 

The Icelandic companies, who join the President on his state visit to Denmark, will inform about their development of new products and solutions notably in food production, which in Iceland includes fisheries and the maritime sector. Moreover, sustainability is high on the agenda in Iceland. Finally, the seminar will offer networking possibilities for Danish and Icelandic companies.  

Networking and Opportunities for Partnerships in Iceland
The seminar is arranged together with the Embassy of Iceland and Islandsstofa, the Icelandic trade council, that can follow up on your company’s wishes to the Icelandic market. Please also note, that Danish is widely spoken in Iceland. However, the seminar will be in English.  PROGRAMME
9.30   Registration, coffee and networking

10.00 Welcome 
Mr. Karsten Dybvad, CEO, Confederation of Danish Industry, DI

Opening speech 
H. E. The President of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson 

Responsible fisheries management: The key to success 
Mr. Jóhann Sigurjónsson, Special Envoy on Ocean Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland.

Value creation by companies in Iceland   
Mr. Jón Ásbergsson, CEO, Islandsstofa, the Icelandic trade and tourism council. 

10.35 Break 

10.50 Panel discussion on 
Innovation, sustainability and food production – the way forward 
Moderated by Mr. Leif Nielsen, Director General, the Danish Food and Drinks Organization, DI Fødevareindustrien. 
The Icelandic companies will each give a short company presentation.   
Icelandic business leaders in the panel: 
- Ms. Laufey Skúladóttir, Marketing Director, FISK Seafood, representing 
- Mr. Guðmundur Sigurjónsson, CEO, Kerecis, 
- Mr. Sigurður Ólason, Managing Director, Executive Vice President of Fish, Marel,  
- Mr. Tómas Þór Eiríksson, Managing Director, Codland,

11.30 Light lunch buffet and informal networking for Icelandic and Danish companies 

12.30 Finish