From May 16 to 17 Arctic Consensus was on a delegation trip to Copenhagen, as a part of a larger delegation arranged by Arctic Business Network.
During the delegation trip to Copenhagen, CEO Lise-Lotte Terp, Matilde Kjær Christiansen and Gitte Mitzi Hansen from Arctic Consensus visited Nordatlantens Brygge (the North Atlantic house), the Greenland Representation and Representation of the Faroes, among others. During the packed programme the delegation also had time to visit the Foreign Ministry, where they heard about the increased interest in the Arctic.
The delegation heard about the business collaboration between The Faroes and Denmark at the Representation of the Faroes. At the Greenland Representation, the delegation had a meeting with the Head of the Representation, Lida Skifte Lennert, who informed about the role of the representation in relation to providing the service to Naalakkersuisut, Inatsisartut, the central administration, the companies of the Self-rule Government and the municipalities.
Arctic Consensus furthermore visited Greenland Travel in Copenhagen. CEO Peter Baastrup informed about Greenland Travel’s strategy working on two tracks: business travels – which is the main at the moment – and tourism travels. Greenland Travel have offices in Copenhagen, Nuuk, Ilulissat, Sisimiut and Qaqortoq, and the agency have experienced a rise in both turnover and number of employees the past five years.
The delegation also found time to visit the Consul General Niels Tanderup Kristensen from the Danish Embassy in Toronto. He informed about Canada as a politically steady country focusing on environment, equality and acceptance of immigrants.
At the end the delegation visited the Greenland committee in the Danish Parliament. Among the representatives in the committee were Claus Kvist Hansen (DF), Henrik Brodersen (DF), Karin Gaardsted (S), Lisbeth Poulsen (SF) and Aaja Chemnitz Larsen (IA) as acting chairman. A very interesting meeting, where many current topics were discussed, such as the maintenance contracts with Thule Air Base, the navigability and air services. Among other things, the representatives of the Greenland committee showed interest in Arctic Consensus’ work.