We invite you to participate a major regional event of international importance, where scientists and businessmen will discuss the issues of today’s government regulations on the fisheries industry.

As usual, the Conference will bring together Russian Government and Federal Fisheries Agency representatives, regional officials, scientific and business communities and guests from other countries.

The Main Issues of the 2018 event are:

Fisheries Production Capacity Upgrades, issues and proposals

Providing the Fisheries Wider Access to Aquatic Bioresource Production Quotas

International Arctic Fisheries Cooperation

More detailed information about “Fishing in the Arctic: Modern Challenges, International Practices, Prospects” International Conference are available at Murmansk Oblast Ministry of Economic Development website ( ).

Event Coordinator: Ministry of Economic Development of Murmansk Oblast, 8 (8152) 486 375, Mr. Yudin Artyom .

Reideer Riders

International competition of professional skill competency Arctic Skills will be held in the village of Chersky, Sakha Republic (Yakutia) from 07 to 10 April 2018. The competition is aimed to familiarize and draw attention to the traditional indigenous occupations of the Arctic and High North region.

Competitions among college students on Arctic Skills competences will be held within the premises of the Arctic College (Chersky village). The competitions are held in parallel to the international seminar  “Reindeer Husbandry – a Cornerstone of Indigenous Life in the Arctic”. Student teams from the northern regions of Russia and foreign Northern countries will compete in five competencies: "DESIGNING A REINDEER HERDERS’ CAMPSITE AND BUILDING A TENT", "REINDEER HERDING", "Fish Dishes from Chir (Broad Whitefish)", "OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF OFF-ROAD VEHICLES AND DIESEL GENERATORS" "FIRST AID IN FIELD (TUNDRA) CONDITIONS" (a complete list of competencies and their requirements, are here).

In particular, there will be tasks to determine participants' practical skills in weaving chaut (lasso) , fabricating harness elements from antler and bones using engraver, practical skills in capturing reindeer, dressing harnesses, skills in handling reindeer, and providing first aid in tundra conditions. In addition, the participants will count the quantity of reindeer.

For tutors of vocational training, training courses and round tables will be organized in which general requirements for the training of personnel according to the specified competencies will be discussed, master classes in processing hides and skins, overtone singing and many indigenous practices will be conducted.

The program of the event can be found here.

UIC Business Tour 2018


Partnerships of One Arctic

HOSTED BY: Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation

WHEN: February 27th - March 2nd, 2018

WHERE: Barrow, Alaska

WHY: We invite you to join us for four days of Arctic transportation and infrastructure development focused discussions and tours in the northern most community of the United States – Barrow, Alaska. We want to come together to explore partnership opportunities, shipping and resource development, communications and connections, business strategies and plans that will increase knowledge and the richness of the Arctic. We think that Arctic investment is a responsible thing to do for our future generations and strongly agree that outside investment with inside support is the key for Arctic infrastructure development. Please join us!

WHO HAS BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND: Leaders from Arctic communities, businesses, governmental organizations, scientists and investors to team with UIC on responsibly developing, improving and constructing future Arctic infrastructure. MEETING DISCUSSIONS INCLUDE: • Challenges of Sustainable Business Development in the Arctic • Partnerships and Investment Opportunities • Future of Arctic Ports and Shipping • Native-to-Native Business and Economic Development Opportunities • Arctic Energy and Infrastructure Development

For inquiries, please contact: Kristina Baiborodova, UIC Corporate Director of Arctic Business Relations 3201 C Street, Suite 801, Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 677-5227 •

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April 12-14, 2018 the City of Krasnoyarsk, supported by the Russian Federal Government, will host the 15th Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum “Russia 2018-2024: Realizing the Potential”. As a tradition, representatives of the Russian Government, the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Russian and foreign official, scientific and business circles will take part in the forum.

A day before and during the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum i.e. April 11-12, 2018 the XIII General Assembly of the Northern Forum will be held. It’s topic will be “The Northern Forum: the Present and the Future”, discussing the development of the Arctic and northern territories in the light of global changes in the Arctic. The decisions made at the General Assembly will largely determine the shape of further development of interregional circumpolar cooperation. The Northern Forum’s Governors meeting and Regional Coordinators Committee meeting, and results of Krasnoyarsk Krai’s two-year chairmanship will be reviewed.

If you have any questions on this matter, please contact the Northern Forum Secretariat via e-mail  or phone +7 (4112) 50-84-51, +7 (4112) 50-84-52, +7 (4112) 50-84-50.