The Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the American-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce to host a conference focusing on the environment of innovation and future outlook on venture capital. The panel will also discuss potential opportunities between Iceland and the Greater Boston Area. The conference chair is Jon Sigurdsson, Chairman, Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce and President & CEO, Össur. Moderating the panel is Magnus Thor Torfason, Assistant Professor, University of Iceland School of Business.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 8:15am – 11:00am
WHERE: Cambridge Innovation Center | 121 Devonshire, Boston, MA 02109 (Located right next to the entrance and lobby of 50 Milk Street, where CIC Boston is based)
The event is open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
8:15am – 9:00am – Light breakfast and networking
9:00am – 9:15am – Welcome: Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland
9:10am – 9:30am – Presentation #1: The Environment of Innovation by Hjalmar Gislason, VP of Data, Qlik
9:30am – 9:50am – Presentation #2: The Future of Venture Capital by Todd Hixon, Managing Partner, NAV.VC
9:50am – 10:50am – Panel discussion and Q&A
Moderator: Magnus Thor Torfason, Assistant Professor, University of Iceland School of Business
About the Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce
The Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is a membership organization founded in New York in 1986. The chamber promotes the development of business and trade between the United States and Iceland through membership networking events, business conferences and other occasions in which leaders of the business and government participate. IACC´s day-to-day operations are managed by the Iceland trade office at the Consulate General of Iceland in New York.
IACC Corporate Sponsors: Össur, Icelandair, Eimskip and siggi’s dairy