22.05.2012

The Annual Conference of the Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce will be held in Washington DC on May 30th

For over 100 years the United States has been one of Iceland´s most important trading partners.  Today the United States is the second largest exporter to Iceland following the European Economic Area, and the largest foreign direct investor in the country. In return, Iceland finds a ready market in the United States for its world famous seafood, technology, creative industries, logistics and unique tourist destinations.
 
The event, held in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State and the Icelandic Embassy in Washington, DC, will celebrate 70 successful years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Iceland.  It will feature speakers covering a range of topics, from the most promising investment sectors to Iceland's competitive energy costs, to responsible fisheries to tourism. 
 
Deborah A. McCarthy, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs will be the keynote speaker and discuss U.S. and Icelandic economic ties.  Panelists who will speak about foreign direct investment and opportunities in fisheries, the Arctic and energy include Aaron Brickman, Deputy Executive Director, US Department of Commerce Select USA, John Connolly, President, National Fisheries Institute, Kristjan Guy Burgess, Political Advisor to the Foreign Minister of Iceland, Charles J. Arrigo II, Advisor, Glacier Securities LLC, Thordur Hilmarsson, Managing Director, Invest In Iceland and Helgi Mar Bjorgvinsson, Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales, Icelandair. 
 
Conference Chair:  Mr. Jon Sigurdsson, Chairman of the IACC, President and Chief Executive Officer, Össur 
 
 
WHAT: The Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference 
WHERE: Embassy of Iceland, 2900 K Street N.W., Washington, DC 20007 
WHEN: May 30th, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 pm. Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. 
HOW: Please RSVP to Bergthora Laxdal at blax@mfa.is or call + 1 646 282 9360.  Conference fee and luncheon is $80. 
 
 
 


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