Opportunities with Iceland: A discussion with Icelandic Minister of Industry, Mrs. Ragnheidur Elín Árnadóttir

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Opportunities with Iceland: A discussion with Icelandic Minister of Industry, Mrs. Ragnheidur Elín Árnadóttir


“Opportunities in Iceland”
Mr. Thordur Hilmarsson
Promote Iceland

“IT meets fisheries”
Sigsteinn P. Gretarsson
Marel Inc


22-Person Senior Level Icelandic Business Delegation

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
8:00am – 9:30am

Port of Seattle
Commission Chambers
2711 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA

$10 For Students
$20 For Members
$30 For Non-Members
Register Online


This November, the American-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce will bring a delegation of Icelandic companies lead by the Minister of Industry of Iceland, Mrs. Ragnheidur Elín Árnadóttir to Greater Seattle. During their time here the delegation will explore business opportunities specifically in the areas of IT, maritime and fisheries and renewable energy. This meeting is an opportunity to hear first hand from government leadership on the Iceland economy and to cultivate relationships with the delegation.

Minister Ragnheidur Elín Árnadóttir became Iceland’s Minister of Industry and Commerce in May of this year. She completed her MS degree in International Relations from Georgetown University. From 1995-1998 she worked for the Icelandic Export Council, and until 2007 worked variously as an assistant to the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Icelandic Prime Minister. Since 2007 she has served in the Independence party.

Promote Iceland is a public-private partnership established to improve the competitiveness of Icelandic companies in foreign markets and to stimulate economic growth through increased export.

Business Delegation is comprised of individuals including: Mr. Birkir Holm Gudnson, CEO of Icelandair; Merrill Lynch; MaintSoft Ltd.; Invest in Iceland; Marel;  TAS Technical Advisory Services; Arion BankTraust Kow-how Ltd.; islandsbanki;  American-Icelandic Chamber of CommercePromote Iceland Institute, and the Consulate General of Iceland New York


Registration: The cost for this program is $10 for students, $20 for members and $30 for non-members. For any questions please contact Samantha Paxton at [email protected] / (206) 389-7319.

Thank you:

Nordic Heritage Museum
Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance
Port of Seattle
Seattle-Reykjavik Sister City Association
World Trade Center Tacoma


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