SAVE THE DATE: The foreign ministry invites to a conference on November 23, 2016 SPACE CALLING THE ARCTIC – new business opportunities for space based infrastructure in Eigtved Pakhus in Copenhagen.

The conference will be held in Danish.
The conference, which will be opened by a speech of foreign minister Kristian Jensen, focuses on current public debates on how to enhance satellite- and telecommunication in the Arctic. The program is based on the defence ministry’s analysis on the solving of future tasks in the Arctic, Denmark’s first national space strategy, as well as the Arctic Council’s mapping of the future needs for satellites and telecommunication in the Arctic.

What these initiatives have in common is their political wish to enhance the public-private collaboration. Therefore, the conference will give an overview on all initiatives and create the opportunity for debate and discussion of the topics with representatives from relevant authorities, business organisations as well as companies.

After the presentations, the conference offers three different workshops:
– Workshop 1: Communication
– Workshop 2: Monitoring and earth observation
– Workshop 3: Navigation

All three workshops will, within their area, focus on specific business opportunities and give their bid in answering the following questions:
– Which business opportunities exist?
– Which challenges and barriers must be overcome in order to realise the business potentials?
– Which collaborations can make this possible?

During the conference, the ministry of foreign affairs will offer lunch and refreshments for the participants.


Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016, 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eigtved Pakhus
Strandgade 25
1401 København Ø (5 minutes walk from Christianshavn metro station)

Registration and deadline
The participation in the conference is free of charge. All interested are invited to participate in the conference. In order to register, we will need your name, company / association and information on which workshop you would like to participate in. You can register by sending an email to the ministry of foreign affairs at:

The deadline for registration is on Wednesday, November 16, 4 p.m.

Per Bech Thomsen, journalist and writer.

Foto: Arctic Consensus