The theme of this year’s symposium will be "Smart and Sustainable Investment in the Arctic's Future". Speakers will discuss topics including:

  • Investment in Arctic research and research cooperation
  • Steps being taken towards creating more sustainable Arctic development (and where gaps still remain)
  • Investment in education and economic opportunities for Arctic residents
  • Opportunities in the Arctic's bioeconomy sector

The symposium will open with a number of keynote presentations from distinguished guests, and will feature a roundtable discussion with representatives from the foreign ministries of Arctic Council nations and the European External Action Service about Arctic Council engagement with the EU and how to foster sustainable development in the Arctic.

The 2017 Arctic Futures Symposium will take place on November 20, 2017 at the Residence Palace in the EU Quarter of Brussels. The event will start at 9:00 am and finish at about 7:00 pm.

For registration and more information on the draft program and confirmed speakers, visit the Arctic Futures Symposium website at