Over 400 people from the Icelandic business community participated in the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce’s (ICoC) annual Business Conference (Viðskiptaþing) that took place at Hilton Reykjavík Nordica on February 12th. This year, the focus was set on the International sector and how to build up and foster its development. The Chamber concomitantly published a report that illustrated the main challenges and opportunities for the International sector.
Speakers at the conference included:
Hreggviður Jónsson, Chairman of the ICoC
Sven Smit, director at McKinsey & Company
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Prime Minister of Iceland
Helga Valfells, Managing Director at the New Business Venture Fund
Árni Oddur Þórðarson, CEO of Marel
Frosti Ólafsson, Managing Director at the ICoC
In addition to those mentioned above, Ari Kristinn Jónsson, President of Reykjavik University, Ásta Magnúsdóttir, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Education, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Chairman of the Left-Green political party and Vilborg Einarsdóttir, CEO of Mentor, participated in a panel discussions on education and its impact on the business environment. Edda Hermannsdóttir, journalist at the Business Journal led the discussions and governed the meeting.