Defence Industry Seminar in Nuuk

May 19, 2022, a special Defence Industry Seminar will take place in Nuuk. Join us for an exciting event with interesting conference topics and business networking.

Defence Industry Seminar: 19 May, 2022

As a natural and seperate extension of Future Greenland DI Danish Defence and Security is organising a special Defence Industry Seminar on May 19. The aim of the seminar is to promote business relations and opportunities for cooperation between Denmark, Greenland, and close partners among our allies. There will be presentations from both Danish and Greenlandic companies as well as relevant actors from Greenland, Denmark, USA, and Canada. The seminar will focus on the following topics:

  • Topic 1: Perspectives from working in the Arctic environment
  • Topic 2: Surveillance and emergency management in the Arctic
  • Topic 3: Possibilities for defence industry cooperation in the Arctic

In other words, the seminar will be a unique opportunity to create and maintain contacts at a very favorable time in the political and industrial development of the Arctic. 

Practical information

The seminar will take place at Hotel Hans Egede. A pre-booking has been made with the hotel, but you must make the booking yourself. You will receive further information regarding the hotel booking upon registration. 

We will open the seminar on the evening of May 18 with drinks, snacks, and the opportunity to meet and network with the other participants. The seminar on May 19 will finish with a joint dinner at the hotel. Everything is included in the price.

It is possible for 20 companies to book an exhibition spot at the seminar where there will be a low table and space for a roll-up. The exhibition will be a chance for general exposure and a networking spot during break and lunch. You can register for the Defence Industry Seminar and book an exhibition spot to the right.

Future Greenland: May 17-18, 2022
Greenland’s Largest Business Conference

For the 7th time Nuuk’s beautiful culture house, Katuaq, sets the stage for Future Greenland. 

Future Greenland is a large two-day business conference that attracts a broad circle of social stakeholders, businesses, politicians from the Government and the municipalities, civil servants, students, and others. Participants from Canada, the USA, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Scandinavia, and other countries will attend.

This year’s conference program offers a wide range of presentations from political decision-makers to the private business community. On the first day of the conference there will be a side event: "Cooperation on defence and security in Greenland" with presentations from The Confederation of Danish Industry, The Ministry of Defence, The Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO), and The Joint Arctic Command.

Read more and register for the Future Greenland conference here

The programme for the Defence Industry Seminar, May 19, 2022:


    • (May 18): 20.00-22.00 Networking, drinks, and snacks

    • 08.30-09.00 Exhibition and networking

    • 09.00-09.05 Welcome

      Henrik Sønderskov, DI Danish Defence and Security Association

    • 09.05-09.10 Opening speech

      Lars Sandahl Sørensen, Chief Executive Officer, The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI)

    • 09.10-09.20 Introduction

      Martin Breum, journalist, author and moderator, Moderator.dk

    • TOPIC 1: Perspectives from working in the Arctic environment

    • 09.20-09.40 Perspectives from Greenland with Transatlantic cooperation in the Arctic

      Christian Keldsen, Director, Greenland Business Association

    • 09.40-10.00 Danish experiences from working with defence industry and armed forces in the Arctic

      Kim Jesper Jørgensen, Commander and National Armaments Director, Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO)

    • 10.00-10.20 American perspectives on future cooperation in the Arctic

      Michele Kilgore, Brigadier General, United States Air Force

    • 10.20-10.40 Canadian Armed Forces activities in the Canadian Arctic

      James DeBruin, Lieutenant-Colonel, Director of Support, Joint Task Force (North) Canadian Armed Forces

    • 10.40-11.10 Break, exhibition and networking

    • TOPIC 2: Surveillance and emergency management in the Arctic

    • 11.10-11.30 Situational awareness in the Arctic

      Steen M. Lynenskjold, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Terma

    • 11.30-11.50 5G from space and dark ship detection in the Arctic Ocean

      Thomas S. Jensen, CEO, Gatehouse SatCom & Ole Madsen, Product Director, Gatehouse Maritime

    • 11.50-12.10 Perspective on challenges and opportunities with it-infrastruktur in the Arctic

      Anders Hoffgaard, CEO, Inu:IT

    • 12.10-12.30 The importance of satellites in surveillance

      Niels Buus, CEO, GomSpace

    • 12.30-12.50 Perspectives and broadcasting meteorological data in the Arctic

      Marianne Vendel Thyrring, Director, The Danish Meteorological Institute & Jakob Weibrecht, Senior Sales Manager, Sternula

    • 12.50-13.10 Cyber security and safe communication

      Klaus Munch Kjøller, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

    • 13.10-14.10 Lunch

    • TOPIC 3: Possibilities for defence industry cooperation in the Arctic

    • 14.10-14.30 Capacities needed to handle challenges in the future

      Rear Admiral Martin la Cour-Andersen, Commander of the Danish Joint Arctic Command

    • 14.30-14.50 Cooperation and challenges regarding transport in the Arctic

      Jacob Nitter Sørensen, CEO, Air Greenland

    • 14.50-15.10 Perspectives on designing and constructing vessels for operation in Future Arctic

      Speaker TBC, Knud E. Hansen

    • 15.10-15.30 Current activities in the Canadian Arctic and longer-term ambitions

      Jody Langelier, President of Nasittuq Corporation

    • 15.30-16.00 Break & networking

    • 16.00-16.20 Opportunities and collaboration on working with service, environmental and safety management – Thule Airbase

      Thomas, “Tyt” Mogensen, CEO, Tyt Consulting/Vectrus

    • 16.20-16.40 ArcticX21 – a scenario-driven maritime-surveillance demonstration of the Integrated Remote Sensing for the Arctic (IRSA) solution

      Paul Adlakha, LOOKNorth Managing Director, C-CORE

    • 16.40-17.00 Capabilities in extreme environments

      Jan Werner, CEO & Gert P. Daugaard, Sales manager, Hydrema

    • 17.00 Wrap up

      Martin Breum, journalist, author and moderator, Moderator.dk

    • 19.00 Dinner at Hotel Hans Egede

Charlotte Blomqvist

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