Arctic Encounter London

january 17-18, 2019 | London, united kingdom

hosted at THE PALACE OF westminster (uk parliament), the naval & military club, and the reform club

PROUDLY PRODUCED BY the arctic encounter & the polar research and policy initiative (prpi)


  • U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, United States Senate, Alaska (United States)

  • The Rt Honorable Baroness Jay of Paddington PC, Member of the House of Lords; Member of the Executive Committee, British-American Parliamentary Group; Formerly, Leader of the House of Lords and the Lord Privy Seal; Minister for Women, 1998-2001; Chair of the Constitution Committee, House of Lords (United Kingdom)

  • The Rt Hon The Baroness Neville-Jones DCMG PC, Member of the House of Lords; Formerly, Minister of State for Security and Counter-Terrorism; Chairman of the British Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC); Governor of the BBC; Chair, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)

  • The Lord Chidgey of Hamble-le-Rice, Member of the House of Lords; Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, 1994-2005; Co-currently, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Commonwealth; Chair, Commonwealth Policy Development Centre; Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on International Affairs (DfID); Companion, Royal Aeronautical Society (UK); Fellow, Institution of Civil Engineers; Fellow, Institute of Highways and Transportation (United Kingdom)

  • Mr. Andrew Rosindell MP, Member of Parliament for Romford (UK); Member, House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee; Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Commonwealth; Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Isle of Man, and UK Overseas Territories; Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Denmark and Gibraltar; Governor, Westminster Foundation for Democracy; Formerly, Shadow Minister for Home Affairs, 2007-2010; Opposition Whip (Commons), 2005-2007; Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, 2004-2005 (United Kingdom)

  • Mark Garnier MP, The UK Regional Envoy to the US; Member of Parliament for Wyre Forest (UK); Formerly, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Investment, UK Department of International Trade (United Kingdom)

  • The Honorable Alexander Downer AC, Executive Chairman, International School of Government, King’s College, London; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Australia, 1996-2007; Chair of Trustees, Policy Exchange; High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom, 2014-2018; Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus, 2008-2014; Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia, 1994-1995; Member of the Australian Parliament for Mayo, 1984-2008 (United Kingdom)

  • His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland, 1996-2016; Finance Minister of Iceland, 1988-1991; Chair, Arctic Circle; Chair, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

  • The Honorable Aleqa Hammond, Chair of the Foreign and Security Policy Committee, Parliament of Greenland (Inatsisartut); Chair of the Greenland Committee, Danish Parliament (Folketing); former Premier of Greenland (Greenland)

  • The Honorable Peter Olsen, Vice Chair of the Foreign and Security Policy Committee, Parliament of Greenland (Inatsisartut)

  • His Excellency Dominique Searle MBE, Representative of Gibraltar to the UK, HM Government of Gibraltar (Gibraltar)

  • Mr. Tyrone Duarte, Deputy Head of Mission in the UK, HM Government of Gibraltar (Gibraltar)

  • Her Worship Madeleine Redfern, Mayor of the City of Iqaluit, Nunavut; President, Nuvujaq Society; Chair, Nunavut Legal Services Board; President, Ajungi Tourism; President, Ajungi Arctic Consulting; Mentor, Fondation Trudeau Foundation; Formerly, Executive Director, Qiqiqtani Truth Commission (Canada)

  • Rear Admiral Frederick J Kenney, Jr., Director, Legal and External Affairs, International Maritime Organisation (IMO); formerly, The Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel, United States Coast Guard (United States)

  • Vice Admiral John Henry Stuart McAnally CB LVO, Chairman, The Naval and Military Club; Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies, 1998-2001; Flag Officer, Training and Recruitment, Naval Recruitment Training Agency (1996-1998), Director of Naval Staff (1994-1996), Director of Naval Logistics Policy (1993-1996); Assistant Director of Naval Plans (1989-1993); HMS Torquay, HMS Alacrity, HMS Ariadne and HMS Hermione, Royal Navy (United Kingdom)

  • Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer; Former Captain of Royal Navy Icebreaker HMS Endurance (United Kingdom)

  • Brigadier Matthew Jackson, Brigade Commander, 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines (United Kingdom)

  • Mr. Tero Vauraste, Chair, Arctic Economic Council (Finland)

  • Colonel Eric Maxon, Deputy Chief of Staff, Alaskan Command (ALCOM), United States Army (United States)

  • Captain John Aitken RN, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (Submarines), Royal Navy; Formerly, Commanding Officer of HMS Talent (United Kingdom)

  • LTC Darryl W Lyon, Lieutenant Colonel and High North Action Officer, Maine National Guard (United States)

  • Dr. Heike Deggim, Director, Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Organisation (IMO); formerly, Senior Deputy Director, Marine Environment Division, IMO, and Head, Marine Technology Section, IMO (United Kingdom)

  • Mr. Mead Treadwell, President, Treadwell Alaska Consulting; Lt. Governor of Alaska, 2010-2014; Chair US Arctic Research Commission, 2010-2016; Current Co-Chair, Woodrow Wilson Center Polar Initiative and Private Investor (United States)

  • Mr. Brinley Salzmann, Director, Overseas & Exports, ADS Group (Farnborough); Secretary to the Export Group for Aerospace, Defence and Dual-Use (EGADD), the Business Ethics Network, the Defence Export Strategy Group (DESG), and the British Industrial Participation & Offset Group (BIPOG) (United Kingdom)

  • Mr. Anthony Marzi, General Manager, Praxis, Inc. | A Technology Service Corporation Company (United States)

  • Professor Heather Nicol, Professor, School of the Environment, Trent University (Canada)

  • Mr. Kyle Hurst, Director Maritime Safety and Security Services, Iridium Communications (United States)

  • Mr. Stephane Vrignaud, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Representative to the EU, U.S. Mission to the European Union (United States)

  • Dr. Rowan Allport, Senior Fellow, Defence and Security, Human Security Centre (United Kingdom)

  • Mr. Michael Essex, Maritime and Engineering Lead, UK Department of International Trade (United Kingdom)

  • Ms. Eleanor Weavis, Head of Transportation and Delivery Services, UK Department of International Trade (United Kingdom)

  • Mr. James Burn, Policy Adviser, UK Department of International Trade (United Kingdom)

  • Mr. Jos Standerwick, CEO, Maritime London (United Kingdom)

  • Ms. Sarah Johnson, Overseas Marketing Representative (UK and Northern Europe), Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (United Kingdom)

  • Mr. Paul Wood, Scottish Government (United Kingdom)

  • Mr. Julian Clark, Global Head of Shipping, Hill Dickinson LLP (United Kingdom)

  • Ms. Terzah Tippin Poe, Lecturer, Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; US Lead, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (United States)

  • Ms. Rachel Kallander, CEO, Kallander & Associates; Founder & Executive Director, Arctic Encounter (United States)

  • Dr. Dwayne Ryan Menezes, Founder and Managing Director, Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI); Human Security Centre (HSC) and Commonwealth Policy Development Centre (CPDC); Honorary Fellow, UCL Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London (United Kingdom)

  • Mr. Evan Travers, Director, Public Safety Canada (Canada)

  • Mr. Casey Pape, Operations Manager, Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (United States)

  • Captain John Lloyd RD MBA FNI, Chief Executive Officer, The Nautical Institute (United Kingdom)

  • Ms. Jackie Qataliña Schaeffer, Indigenous Leader & Motivational Speaker; Tribal Member of the Native Village of Kotzebue, NANA Regional Corporation, and Kikiktugruq Inupiat Corporation (United States)

  • Dr Fiona Bloor, Law of the Sea, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (United Kingdom)

  • Mr. Jack Ferguson, President, Jack Ferguson Associates, Inc.; Formerly, Chief of Staff to US Senator Ted Stevens (Alaska); Administrative Aide to US Representative Don Young (R-AK); Legislative Aide to US Representative Floyd Hicks (D-WA) (United States)


  • Mr. Morgan Pearse, Baritone Opera Singer (London Based Australian-Kiwi-British)

  • Mr. Chad Vindin, Professional Pianist (London Based Australian-Kiwi-British)

Participating Government Entities:

  • United Kingdom Ministry of Defence

  • United Kingdom Department of International Trade

  • United States Senate

  • United States Coast Guard

  • United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

  • United States Department of Homeland Security

  • United States Department of Agriculture

  • Public Safety Canada

  • United States Department of Defense

  • The Scottish Government

  • The City of Iqaluit, Nunavut

  • The Government of Greenland

  • The Parliament of Greenland

  • The United Nations - International Maritime Organization

  • United States Army

  • United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • United States Embassy in the United Kingdom

  • Danish Embassy in the United Kingdom

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