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British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce: Press and Investor Seminar - Iceland’s Bright Future 2014-09-03 10:15:01

The Republic of Iceland is entering a new era of sustainable growth. Or is it? What are Iceland’s options for future growth? What will the next years look like for Iceland?

British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce: Press and Investor Seminar - Iceland’s Bright Future

For British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce
Media services
+47-47 800 100

Date: Tuesday September 23rd

Location: Skinners’ Hall, 8 1/2 Dowgate Hill London EC4R 2SP

Time: Networking from 8.00-8.45, seminar from 8.45-11.30/12.00

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The financial crisis in 2008, the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2011, capital controls in 2014: Iceland has seen many challenges in recent years, but has bounced back. Iceland has managed the fastest recovery in European history, and is entering a new era of sustainable growth. But what are its options and what will the next years look like? Iceland has strong demographics and a fully funded pension system but capital controls are still in place. The number of tourists has grown from 550.000 to 900.000 in just a few years and become the second largest industry sector. How come? Let us consider what the future holds for the country after the lifting of capital controls.

The seminar will take place just a few days after the state budget is presented to the Parliament in Reykjavik. Therefore this will be a good opportunity to gain insight into government policy for the coming years. An expert panel with the finance minister Bjarni Benediktsson, Håkon Fure, Equity Research, DNB Markets, head of research in Regina Bjarnadottir in Arion Bank and Jon Bentsson, senior economist at Islandsbanki research will close the seminar with a short debate and opportunity for questions from the audience.

We will provide food for thought and look forward to seeing you.


― Introduction by Birna Einarsdóttir, CEO of Islandsbanki

― Iceland - What Now? by Bjarni Benediktsson, Minster of Finance, Iceland

― Icelandic banks, best capitalized banks in Europe, by Håkon Fure, Equity Research, DNB Markets

― A growth country with a unique location: What’s next for Iceland? by Aldo Musacchio, professor, Harvard Business School

― Iceland – our view on the current macro situation; current status of the republic, by Jon Bentsson, senior economist at Islandsbanki research

― Best practice case: Icelandair and the growth of tourism in Iceland by Björgólfur Jóhannsson, President and CEO of Icelandair Group.

The seminar is organized in cooperation with British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce, DNB Markets, Íslandsbanki, Arion Bank. For pre-booking, other media services: or +47-47 800 100

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