Forum Arctic: Today and the Future to be held in December 2021 in St. Petersburg
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Forum Arctic: Today and the Future to be held in December 2021 in St. Petersburg

The 11th International forum Arctic: Today and the Future will be held on December 2-4, 2021 in St. Petersburg. At this annual event, various representatives of authorities, businesses and the public will summarize the Arctic agenda and join efforts to determine the main vectors for the development of the Arctic zone. The agenda was developed in accordance with the goals and areas of the Foundations of Russia’s State Policy in the Arctic up to 2035.

The forum will be attended by representatives of regional authorities, systemic companies, financial and service enterprises, scientific, educational and public organizations, as well as representatives of SMEs, plus technology developers and manufacturers.

The 2021 business program includes nine thematic topics. Two plenary meetings, 40 panel and working sessions, round tables will be held, which will focus on current changes in the Arctic legislation; development of the social and economic spheres; exploration, extraction and processing of minerals; development of infrastructure, industry and transport capacity; environmental protection and elimination of accumulated environmental damage; international cooperation; development of science, education and technology; ensuring comprehensive security; features of regional development and other issues.

Simultaneously with the business program, there will be an exhibition, presenting Arctic projects and modern technologies.

The Forum is traditionally held with the support and participation of the Federation Council and the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, the Security Council of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Health, as well as other relevant federal authorities.