30th May - 1st June, 2017 | Copenhagen, Denmark

Meet the Speakers

2017 Speakers

Brigadier General Michael Claesson
Deputy Head Plans & Policy Department
Swedish Armed Forces
Rear Admiral Georg Larusson
Director General
Icelandic Coast Guard
Captain Anders Friis
Deputy Commander
Danish Joint Arctic Command
Captain Sakari Martimo
Project Manager European Arctic Maritime Capabilities
Finnish Ministry of Defence
Colonel Timo Mäki-Rautila
Deputy Commander, Jaeger Brigade
Finnish Army
Colonel Gjert Lage Dyndal
Strategic Analysis Capability Team
Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Hedmark
Commander, Cold Weather Operations Unit, Norrbotten Regiment
Swedish Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Mathias Holmqvist
Commanding Officer, Swedish Ranger Battalion
Swedish Armed Forces
Mrs Julie Gascon
Assistant Commissioner Central and Arctic Region
Canadian Coast Guard
Commander Scott Hale
Senior Arctic Policy Adviser
US Coast Guard
Commander Ben Lofstad
Branch Head
NATO Shipping Centre
Commander Geir Arne Hestvik
Staff Officer Strategic Plans & Policy
Combined Joint Operations from the Sea, Centre of Excellence (CJOS COE)
Mr Bjørn Tegner Bay
Chief Constable
Greenland Police
Mr Dale Reding
Director General S&T Air Force and Navy
Defence Research and Development Canada
Major General (Retd.) Randy Kee
Executive Director, Arctic Domain Awareness Center, A US Department of Homeland Security Center of Maritime Research
University of Alaska
Dr Jens Olaf Pepke Pedersen
Senior Scientist
Technical University of Denmark
Dr Jørgen Staun
Researcher in Russian Foreign Policy
Royal Danish Defence College
Mr Shawn Cochran
Mission Data Services Lead


Major General (Retd.) Stig Oestergaard Nielsen
Former Commander
Danish Joint Arctic Command