Arctic Futures Symposium Returns for 9th Edition

The Arctic Futures Symposium - the longest-running public Arctic event in Brussels - returns to Brussels for the 9th time on Wednesday 28 November at the Residence Palace in Brussels' EU Quarter.

Organised by the International Polar Foundation and its many partners from the Arctic community in Brussels, the all-day event will examine issues of interest and concern to Arctic stakeholders.

All who are interested in Arctic issues are welcome to attend, be they politicians, diplomats, civil servants, academics, indigenous peoples, representatives from industries operating in the Arctic, reprsentatives of civil society, teachers, students, or members of the general public with an interest in what's happening in the Arctic.

Participation is free, but those who are interested in attending are asked to register to secure a spot at the event.

This year, the symposium - with a view to the future - will look at the following topics of interest to the Arctic community:

  • Arctic institutions: How well are they serving the needs of Arctic peoples?
  • Transport and logistics, both within the Arctic and from the Arctic to the rest of the world
  • How Arctic culture and innovation can foster a sense of entrepreneurship in Arctic communities
  • Blue growth potential in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions within the context of sound ocean governance

For more details about the symposium, a draft programme, speakers, and information on how to regsiter for the event, please consult the Arctic Futures Symposium website.

If you have any additional questions about the event, you are more than welcome to contact us at

We look forward to seeing all of you again in Brussels in November!