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Arctic Business
Forum 2018
11. - 12.4.2018

The 9th Arctic Business Forum will be organized 11. - 12.4.2018 at Kemi Finland, the capital of Arctic Industry. The theme for this year's forum is Industry, Innovations & Investments in the Arctic region.

While embracing the economic cooperation between the Arctic countries, the forum offers also valuable information about the possibilities and future investment potential of the Arctic region both for the local business representatives and international investors. Aim is to scrutinize the future and build network and relationships among region's various representatives.

The conference event arranged by Lapland Chamber of Commerce is an excellent arena not only to learn about, update and discuss arctic business developments but also to do business. 

Run a Business and Succeed in Lapland

Run a Business and Succeed in Lapland

Lapland is an international venue without borders where people and companies meet. It is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and getting things done. Lapland offers complete cooperation and expertise networks, the best of their kind in the Arctic Region, to support business, modern industry and international export companies.

Invest in Lapland

Focus on the Cool - Lapland is in!

Lapland’s location in the hub of the Arctic, between east and west is unique and makes Lapland an attractive place for establishing businesses, as well as offering investors the opportunity to become involved in the billion-euro projects in the Arctic regions of Europe and Russia.

We can truly say Lapland is “in” when talking of a functional base for commercial activity at the junction point of the northern cultures.

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Lapland Chamber of Commerce

Lapland Chamber of Commerce is the Northernmost Chamber of Commerce in the European union.

An important part of the Lapland Chamber of Commerce work is to facilitate international trade and establish contacts between companies in Lapland and companies especially in the Barents Euroarctic Region and all over the world. Lapland Chamber of Commerce plays an active role in international cooperation and networking of companies and accordingly, stresses the importance of international marketing of Lapland and Barents Region.

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Industries in Lapland

Clean nature and abundant natural resources provide a unique, solid foundation for the business sector in Lapland. The cornerstones of the region's economy are tourism, steel and metal industry, mining industry, reindeer husbandry and forestry. The energy sector, too, will play an increasingly important role in the economy in future.
Diversity and natural resources

The changing of seasons, the arctic nature and peacefulness attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to magical Lapland each and every year. For many of them clean, aromatic natural products, such as mushrooms, berries and reindeer meat, are the highlight of their trip.

Forestry and reindeer husbandry are important resources in view of Lapland's vitality. Forestry is pursued with a view to sustainable development and maintaining natural diversity. Reindeer husbandry adds to the exoticness of Lapland not only in the form of sleigh rides but also as a tasty cuisine.

The role of mineral prospecting and mining has become more prominent in the last few years. The ore resources in Lapland are among the richest in the whole of Europe, new mines have been opened and new ones are currently being planned. Mining is especially extensive in the Kemi region and in Kittilä, Sodankylä and Kolari. Tornio is globally renowned for its extensive steel industry, for which additional investment plans have been drawn up.

Traffic connections
Traffic connections in Lapland are excellent, thanks to its extensive road and railway network, ports and daily flight connections. Lapland invests in improving and extending its traffic connections even further in order to boost the performance of the business sector. The region borders on Sweden, Norway and Lapland, which allows fruitful international cooperation. Finland enjoys an important logistic position in view of its neighbouring countries.