On Sunday, October 21 at 11:00-12:00 in the room Silfurberg A, the Northern Forum organized a breakout session as a part of the 2018 Arctic Circle Assembly. Agenda of the breakout session: "The Strategy of the Northern Forum - Strengthening the Voice of Northern Regions Goverments".
Session was moderated by Mikhail Pogodaev, Executive Director of the Northern Forum Secretariat. The prestigious meeting hall Silfurberg offers 300 places, and at this place, in front of the huge amount of experts in the field of the North and Arctic, presentations on the Northern regions were given by Ásthildur Sturludóttir – Mayor of Akureyri (Iceland), Sergey Filatov – Director of the Department of Subsoil Use and Natural Resources of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra, Sergey Kungurtsev – Head of the Sector of International and Interregional Relations of the Organizational and Legal Department, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Alexander Pilyasov – professor, Director, Center of the North and Arctic Economy, Chairman of the Russian section of the European Regional Science Association and Chairman of the socio-economic section of the Expert Council for the Arctic and Antarctic under the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Arctic Portal Executive Director Halldor Johennesson, Anna Shishigina – Vice-Rector for Science and Innovations of the Graduate School of Innovation Management under the Head of the Republic of Sakha (Russia) and Elena Antipina – Director of the Arctic College of the Northern Nations of the Republic of Sakha (Russia).
Participants of the meeting discussed prepared by the regional experts amendments to the draft of the Northern Forum strategy written by Lapland, strategic cooperation issues and future cooperation plans.