Circumpolar Inuit Economic Summit

March 28-30, 2017
Sheraton Hotel & Spa
Anchorage, Alaska

This is an invitation only event hosted by ICC Alaska.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

The 2014 Kitigaaryuit Declaration provides the mandate for “ICC leadership to plan and convene a Circumpolar Inuit Economic Summit, which would explore potential collaborations among Inuit businesses and facilitate Inuit businesses sharing experiences amongst themselves.”

This Summit is not an open Arctic business conference; it will focus on Inuit owned and controlled businesses. The Summit will concentrate on business and economic development from an Inuit perspective. As stated in the Declaration we will share experiences and explore potential collaboration.

ICC has hosted similar meetings before. In 1993, an Inuit Business Development Conference was held in Anchorage to discuss: 1) Trade and Travel, 2) Strengthening Economic Ties, 3) Natural Resources and Economies. In 2011, ICC held a Circumpolar Inuit Leaders Summit on Resource Development in Ottawa and developed the “Circumpolar Inuit Declaration on Resource Development Principles in Inuit Nunaat”.

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

Kitigaaryuit Declaration (2014-2018)

Circumpolar Inuit Declaration on Responsible Resource Development Principles

Submission – Circumpolar Conference  – By the Committee for Original Peoples Entitlement Economic and Trade                                    (Point Barrow, June 1977)

SUMMIT RESULTS

Final Outcome Document – Circumpolar Inuit Economic Summit

Press Release: Circumpolar Inuit Forge Path Towards International Business Cooperation  March 30, 2017

PROGRAM & AGENDA

Circumpolar Inuit Economic Summit Program

SPONSORS

The Summit is made possible in part by our generous sponsors:

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

Calista Corporation

NANA Regional Corporation

ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.

BP

ABOUT THE VENUE

The Summit will be held March 28-30, 2017, at the facilities of the Sheraton Hotel and Spa in Anchorage, Alaska. www.sheratonanchorage.com. The hotel is located in downtown Anchorage nearby to restaurants and local attractions. For further information on things to do while visiting Anchorage please visit www.anchorage.net. Operational headquarters for the four ICC Alaska regional corporations (ASRC, NANA, BSNC, Calista) are located in Anchorage.