St. Petersburg, Peterburgskoye Highway
Canadian specialists on the Arctic go to Russia to discuss some common questions
On April 9-10, 2019, the Fifth International Arctic Forum will gather officials, scholars and business representatives from the Arctic and non-Arctic countries in St. Petersburg to further exploration and development of the Arctic region.
Canadian specialists will take part in several panels of the Forum’s business program. According to the official website of the event, on April 9, Alison LeClaire, Senior Arctic official of the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Michiel van Akkooi, Senior Vice President for Government Relations of a Canadian-based Kinross Gold Corporation, will be among panelists, discussing an issue of extracting solid mineral deposits in the Arctic. At the same time, Peter Winsor, Director of Arctic Program of the World Wildlife Fund Canada, will participate in a discussion on ensuring the rational use of the World Ocean’s natural riches. On April 10, Alison LeClaire together with Paul Nicklen, Co-Founder and Director of a Canadian non-for-profit society SeaLegacy, are scheduled for Key Aspects of Promising Areas of the Arctic Fishing Industry panel.
In addition to the business program, participants will be able to visit the exhibition showcasing the Russian Arctic projects or to attend various cultural and athletic events.