Meet Maine in Tromsø

During Arctic Frontiers, January 21st – 24th, a 14 person strong delegation from Maine, USA, will be in Tromsø to expand the business relations that has grown steadily the past two years. Last October, a trade delegation from Tromsø had a three days stay in Portland, exploring opportunities for trade and partnership in logistics, seafood, biotech and brewing industry.

Haleyg is proud to be Maine’s primary contact in Tromsø, collaborating with Tromsø Chamber of Commerce, Norinnova, Helmersen Delikatesser, North Agency, Port of Tromsø, Macks Ølbryggeri and Graff Brygghus in setting up both a joint program and individual meetings for the delegation from Maine.

Monday 22nd afternoon, at the Arctic Frontiers Side Session “Project Development – Managing Local Expectations Early”, Jon Nass of Maine Department of Transportation and Chair of Maine Port Authority, will elaborate on how public sector in Maine collaborates with the industry in project development. (Arctic Fronters: Arena Program)

Tuesday 23rd, we are organizing a morning-meeting, open for all who have interest in learning more about Maine’s business development ambitions in Norway and in the Arctic in general. Four US Law Firms will present their view on joint Tromsø-Portland business opportunities. Please contact Haleyg or Tromsø Chamber of Commerce for more information, both when it comes to this morning event and if you are interested in meeting some of the delegates. (Contact information: Haleyg and NFTR)

The Maine Delegation is:

Adrian Kendall, Attorney, Norman Hanson & DeTroy (international trade, access to US market)

Ben Ford, Attorney, Verrill Dana (international trade, access to US market)

Brian Perkins, President, Dirigo Strategies (among other things broker for suppliers to the US Navy and Coast Guard)

Christine Sawyer, Owner, Simply North Foods (buying/selling “Nordic” ingredients and products from New England, Scandinavia and Canada)

Dana Eidsness, Director, Maine North Atlantic Development Office (Head of Delegation)

Danielle Conway, Dean & Professor at University of Maine School of Law, USM

John Henshaw, Chief Operating Officer at Maine Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

Jon Nass, Deputy Commissioner, Maine Department of Transportation

Patrick Arnold, President, SoliDG (Entrepreneur: New England Ocean Cluster, Logistics, Beverages)

Robert Stier, Attorney, Pierce Atwood (international trade, access to US market)

Ross Hickey, Assistant Provost for Research Integrity and Director Maine Regulatory Training and Ethics Center, USM

Sal Salvatteri, Attorney, Savatteri Law Firm (Immigration Law services)

Scott Owings , Business Development Manager, Rubb Building Systems (Clearspan temporary or permanent, prefabricated fabric structures that include aircraft hangars, indoor sports facilities, bulk storage warehouses, military hangars, emergency relief shelters, and customized fabric buildings)

Wade Merritt, President, Maine International Trade Center

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