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    DURING COP21,

    MEET ARCTIC

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  • Arctic Encounter Paris 2015:

    COP21's largest Arctic event

    This December, the Arctic Encounter Symposium will host its first international event, Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 (AEP'15) in Paris, France, on December 10-12, 2015.

     

    AEP will take place on the final days of the monumental United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP21) where over 50,000 participants and 25,000 government delegates will get together in Paris to deliberate the world’s response to our changing planet.

     

    Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 is the only Arctic policy and economics event to take place during the COP21. With an expected attendance of 500+ participants over three days, AEP'15 is the 3rd largest COP21 side-event, and the 3rd largest Arctic policy gathering of 2015, worldwide.

     

    The 2015 Arctic Encounter Paris is produced by Kallander & Associates LLC and the French Polar Cluster, in partnership with CESM, CDEM, the University of Washington's School of Law, and many more.

     

    Registration is now open and hotels are filling up very fast in the city because of COP21. So, make your confirmations to attend AEP'15 today!

     

     

     

    UPDATE // DESPITE THE RECENT EVENTS IN PARIS,

    ARCTIC ENCOUNTER PARIS 2015 IS MAINTAINED!

     

    For security reasons, all attendees must provide the organizers with their date of birth and place of birth before December 9th by e-mail at the following address: security@arcticencounter.paris

     

    Official AEP tickets and a valid government-issued ID with matching names will be required at the entrance of Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 sessions.

     

     

    #ArcticParis #GoCOP21

     

  • DECEMBER 10

     

    "BREAK THE ICE"

    French Military Library

     

    Pre-symposium get together evening

     

    6:00 - 7:30pm • Workshop

    "The Arctic: a global common?" with:

     

    Rémy Marion, polar photographer and film-maker; CEO of Pôles d'Images; co-author of "Géopolitique de l'Ours Polaire" (ed. Hesse, 2015)

     

    Stéphane Dugast, Secretary General of the French Explorers Society; co-author of "Paul-Emile Victor: j'ai toujours vécu demain" (ed. Robert Laffont, 2015)

     

    • Stéphanie & Jérémie Gicquel, lawyers; "Runners to the South Pole"; members of the French Explorers Society; authors of "Across Antarctica" (ed. Vilo, 2015)

     

    7:30 - 9:30pm

    Cocktail & book signing with the authors

     

     

    All speakers and panelists confirmed.

    * Marked are invited.

    DECEMBER 11

     

    "MODEL ARCTIC COUNCIL - PARIS"

    Campus Eiffel

     

    9amam - 5:00pm

     

    With keynote presentations & speeches by:

     

    Hon. Rolf Einar Fife, Ambassador of Norway to France

     

    Sen. Karine Claireaux, Senator of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon; Mayor of Saint-Pierre, France

    Patron of the Model Arctic Council Paris 2015

     

    Anželika Krastiņa, Director of InnoBarentsLab; International project manager and lecturer, Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Finland

     

    All speakers confirmed.

    DECEMBER 11

     

    "ARCTIC THINK TANKS NIGHT"

    Campus Eiffel

     

    6:30pm-6:45 • WELCOME REMARKS

     

    6:45-7:00 • OPENING KEYNOTE

    "France in the New Arctic" by Mikå Mered

    President, French Polar Cluster

     

    7:00-8:20DEBATE

    "Arctic Wars: Climate Change & Security in the High North" with:

     

    Hon. Aleqa Hammond, former Premier of Greenland; member of the Danish Parliament, representing Greenland

     

    Marc Lanteigne, Senior research fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Studies (NUPI), Oslo, Norway

     

    Anita Parlow, Advisor to the Harvard-MIT Arctic Fisheries Project; consultant to the Northern Sea Route Shipping Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., USA

     

    Commander David Slayton*, Director, Arctic Security Initiative, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, USA

     

    Maatalii Okalik, President, National Inuit Youth Council, Canada

     

    Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen, non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Sino-Nordic Arctic Policy Program, ISDP (Sweden)

     

    8:20-8:30pmCLOSING KEYNOTE

    "The Arctic in Maritime History" by Sabine Marie Provost, Managing Director, Océanides Association

     

    All speakers and panelists confirmed.

    * Marked are invited.

    DECEMBER 12

     

    ARCTIC BUSINESS & POLICY colloquium

    French Military Academy

     

    MORNING SESSIONS — Foch Amphitheater

     

    8:50-9:05 WELCOME REMARKS
    • Rachel Kallander, CEO, Kallander & Associates LLP, USA

    • Amb. Mark Brzezinski, Executive Director of the U.S. Government's Arctic Executive Steering Committee (video)

    • Ingrid Lamri, Director of the Energy committee, ANAJ-IHEDN, France

     

    9:05-9:50 PANEL • ARCTIC GOVERNANCE: THE ARCTIC COUNCIL & BEYOND (5 panelists)

     

    9:50-10:05 Keynote by Aleqa Hammond, former Premier of Greenland; Member of the Danish Parliament

     

    10:30-11:15 PANEL • ACTING IN THE ARCTIC, LEARNING FROM THE ARCTIC (5 panelists)

     

    11:15-11:30 Keynote by Reggie Joule, Mayor, Northwest Arctic Borough; Former member of the Alaska House of Representatives, USA

     

    11:30-12:15 PANEL • ARCTIC YOUTH & INNOVATION (5 panelists)

     

    All speakers and panelists confirmed.

    DECEMBER 12

     

    ARCTIC BUSINESS & POLICY colloquium 

    French Military Academy

     

    AFTERNOON SESSIONS — Foch Amphitheater

     

    2:00-2:50 • ARCTIC ENERGY & RESOURCES PANEL (5 panelists)

     

    3:15-4:05 • ARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE & TOURISM PANEL (5 panelists)

     

    4:05-4:10 • Project presentation

    "ARCTIC SAILING RACE 2016-2017"

     

    4:10-5:00ARCTIC SHIPPING, POLAR CODE & MARITIME SECURITY PANEL (5 panelists)

     

    5:00-5:30 • CONCLUSION KEYNOTES

     

    Hon. Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Minister of Finance, Mineral Resources & Foreign Affairs, Greenland

     

    Hon. Johnny Mike, Minister of Environment, Nunavut, Canada

     

    All speakers and panelists confirmed.

  • Register for AEP 2015

     

    The Arctic Encounter provides an open forum for discussion on Arctic policy and sustainable development. 200+ governments officials, businesses, universities, NGOs, think tanks, students, explorers, journalists and others have already registered.

     

    ATTENDANCE TO AEP IS FREE FOR ALL.

     

    Registration is now open and hotels in Paris are filling up very fast because of COP21.

    So, make your confirmations today for AEP 2015!

  • Why attend Arctic Encounter Paris 2015?

     

    THE ARCTIC WILL BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT OF INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE DIPLOMACY DURING COP21 IN PARIS THIS DECEMBER

     

    SHARE YOUR VISION OF ARCTIC FUTURES AT AEP 2015!

     

    43 speakers

    from 15 countries, including the 8 Arctic states

    15

    working sessions, workshops & keynotes

    500+ attendees

    from the private, military, academic, and public policy sectors over 3 days

    40 young leaders

    will participate in the 1st Model Arctic Council ever held outside the Arctic

  • "Break the Ice" night

    Thursday, December 10th • 6pm - 9pm • French Military Library

    Above: French Military Academy, at night

     

    Organized in partnership with the Centre de Documentation de l'Ecole Militaire and the French School of War (Ecole de Guerre), AEP's "Break the Ice" evening will take the form of three scene-setting presentations of 5-minutes each delivered by three French Arctic/Antarctic explorers, followed by three simultaneous 45-minutes thematic workshops.

     

    Over the evening, speakers and participants will attempt to provide an answer to the following question: "Is the Arctic a global common?"

     

    A cocktail reception with the experts and a book signing session with the authors will take place following the workshops.

  • Model Arctic Council Paris 2015

    Friday, December 11th • 9am - 5pm • Campus Eiffel

    Above: Campus Eiffel, Paris

     

    On Friday, December 11th, Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 will host the first Model Arctic Council ever held outside the Arctic.

     

    47 young leaders (coming from 26 research institutions located across 14 countries, including the 8 Arctic states), will gather at the Campus Eiffel in Paris, meters away from the Eiffel Tower and the Military Academy, to simulate an Arctic Council ministerial meeting over a whole day.

     

    MAC participants will attempt to produce a powerful final declaration addressing key Arctic issues. The "MAC Paris 2015 declaration" will be sent to all COP21 delegates and some 5.000+ Arctic stakeholders.

     

    —— APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED ——

     

    The AEP team would like to thank again all applicants for their interest in #MACparis15.

    We hope that you will all join us to share your voice during other AEP sessions.

  • Arctic Think Tanks Night

    Friday, December 11th • 6:30pm - 8:30pm • Campus Eiffel

    Above: Campus Eiffel's auditorium - Conference by PM Tony Blair © Campus Eiffel

     

    Organized in partnership with the Paris-based Observatoire des Think Tanks, AEP's "Arctic Think Tanks Night" will take the form of a high-level debate on the impact of climate change on Arctic security and defence. The evening will feature a 90-minutes debate titled "Arctic Wars: Climate Change & Security in the High North" as well as two keynote presentations on "France in the New Arctic" and "The Arctic in Maritime History".

     

    Gathering 6 Arctic policy experts from renowned think tanks coming from Norway, France, Canada, Sweden and the USA, AEP's "Arctic Think Tanks Night" will discuss the latest developments in military and security affairs in the Arctic and future credible threats.

     

    Click here to register for AEP's Think Tanks Night

  • Arctic Business & Policy Colloquium

    Saturday, December 12th • 8:45am - 5:30pm • École Militaire

    Above: French Military Academy (École Militaire) and the Eiffel Tower (background)

     

    On Saturday, December 12th, AEP will engage 500+ policy, industry, research and young leaders from Arctic and non-Arctic states during a full day of lively round tables, high-profile keynotes and exciting debates at the French Military Academy (École Militaire).

     

    Click here to register for AEP's colloquium day

  • AEP speakers

     

    A cross-section of Arctic business, political, military, and civil society leaders will share their groundbreaking research, creative ideas and practical solutions for a sustainable and peaceful Arctic.

     

    The content of AEP is developed by Kallander & Associates and the French Polar Cluster. Our goal is to produce a symposium full of lively presentations and debates that, building upon the work of COP21 negotiators, covers a wide range of Arctic industries, policy topics and formats, while also maintaining diversity of participation and speakers.

     

    Many speakers have confirmed their participation to AEP. Please find some of them below:

     

    Hon. Aleqa Hammond, former Premier of Greenland; Member of the Danish Parliament

    Hon. Johnny Mike, Minister of Environment, Nunavut, Canada

    Hon. Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Minister for finance, raw materials and foreign affairs, Greenland

    Hon. Rolf Einar Fife, Ambassador of Norway to France

    Hon. Árni Þór Sigurðsson, Ambassador for the Arctic, Iceland

    Eirik Sivertsen, MP, member of the Parliament of Norway; Chair of the Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region

    Sen. Karine Claireaux, Senator of Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon; Mayor of Saint-Pierre; chair of the board of the National Seas & Littoral Council, France

    Sen. Lesil McGuire, Senator in the Alaska State Legislature; co-Chair of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission, USA

    Capt. Laurent de Jerphanion, Head of Strategy & Policy, French Navy Staff

    Olivier Guyonvarch, Assistant Director for the Law of the Sea, River Law and Polar Affairs, Legal Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France

    Reggie Joule, former mayor of the Northwest Arctic Borough; former Member of the Alaska House of Representatives, USA

    Nina Jensen, CEO, WWF Norway

    Michael Kingston, Partner, DWF LLP; International Union of Marine Insurance’s Representative at IMO negotiations on the Polar Code, United Kingdom

    Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen, Barents Chair in Politics, UiT — Arctic University of Norway

    Maatalii Aneraq Okalik, President, National Youth Inuit Council, Canada

    Sabine Marie Provost, Managing Director, Océanides Association

    Catherine Gauthier, President, ENvironnement JEUnesse, Québec

    Þorvaldur Lúðvík Sigurjónsson, Managing Director, Eyjafjorður Business Development Agency, Iceland

    Anželika Krastiņa, Director & educator, InnoBarentsLab / Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Finland

    Anita Parlow, Advisor to the Harvard-MIT Arctic Fisheries Project; consultant to the Northern Sea Route Shipping Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., USA

    Franck Galland, CEO, Environmental Emergency & Security Services; Research fellow, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, France

    Gerrit Wesselink, Executive director, Youth Arctic Coalition, Canada

    Stéphane Dugast, secretary general, French Explorers Society

    Marc Lanteigne, senior research fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway

    Rémy Marion, CEO, Pôles d'Images, France

    Mika Laiho, PhD candidate, Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy, Durham University, UK

    Wim Jolles, Director, european operations, Canatec, Canada

    Mikkel Schøler, CEO, MS Consultants, political advisor to Siumut, Denmark

    Selim Allili, President, Observatoire des Think Tanks, France

    Casey Pape, Black Carbon & Methane analyst, A

    Pascaline Bourgain, chair, Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS-France)

    Olivier Faury, PhD candidate, KEDGE Business School, France

    • Stéphanie & Jérémie Gicquel, lawyers; members of the French Explorers Society

    Rachel Kallander, CEO, Kallander & Associates LLC, USA

    Mikå Mered, President, French Polar Cluster

    • Ingrid Lamri, Director of the Energy committee, ANAJ-IHEDN, France

     

    They cannot attend AEP in person but have recorded exclusive video speeches for us:

     

    Adm. Robert J. Papp, Special Representative for the Arctic, State Department, USA

    Hon. Vladimir Vasiliev, Minister of Federal Relations & External Affairs, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia

    • Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Senator of Alaska, USA

    Congressman Don Young, U.S. Representative for Alaska's at-large congressional district, USA

    • Amb. Mark Brzezinski, Executive Director of the U.S. Government's Arctic Executive Steering Committee

  • Full AEP program

  • AEP 2015 en français

    Colloque International, Conseil de l'Arctique des Jeunes, Rencontres,

    Soirées-Débats, Exposition Photo par Catherine & Rémy Marion

    Événement officiellement labellisé "COP21" par le Ministère de l'Ecologie et du Développement Durable, Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 est le premier symposium international sur les enjeux stratégiques de l’Arctique jamais organisé en France.

     

    Les participants aux Rencontres Arctiques Paris 2015 (AEP 2015) échangeront durant deux soirées-débat (10-11 Décembre) et une journée de colloque (12 Décembre) dans les cadres prestigieux de l’Ecole Militaire et du Campus Eiffel (Paris 15ème) sur le thème:

     

    “Notre meilleure chance pour le climat: bien agir en Arctique!”

     

    Initiative du Cluster Polaire Français, Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 est un espace de réflexion collective visant à trouver des solutions innovantes pour le développement des peuples arctiques et pour sensibiliser le grand public à la nécessité d’appréhender les enjeux politiques, économiques, sociaux et climatiques du Grand Nord.

     

    Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 accueillera 45 intervenants de renom parmi lesquels ministres, diplomates, parlementaires, opérateurs, représentants autochtones, chercheurs et représentants jeunes. Le symposium sera clôturé le 12 Décembre par M. Vittus Qujaukitsoq, ministre de l'Économie, des Ressources Minérales et des Affaires Etrangères du Groenland, et M. Johnny Mike, ministre de l’Environnement du Nunavut.

     

    Arctic Encounter Paris 2015 sera également hôte du premier Conseil de l’Arctique des Jeunes organisé hors de l’Arctique (Model Arctic Council Paris 2015), parrainé par Mme Karine Claireaux, Sénateur de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon.

     

    NB: De par la présence d'une majorité d'intervenants étrangers et d'un public très international, l'intégralité de l'événement se tiendra en langue anglaise.

  • Contact the Arctic Encounter Paris team!

     

    Speaking opportunities? Sponsorship opportunities? Book signing opportunities? Trouble with registration? Help with visa applications? 

     

    For all inquiries, please write us using the form below or directly at contact@arcticencounter.paris

     

     

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