THE 12th Arctic Shipping Summit will held in Montreal February 21-22, focusing on increases in shipping and its required infrastructure.
Also discussed will be northern development, investing in sustainable infrastructure and communities, say the conference organisers from London-based Active Communications International (ACI).
A keynote speaker will be Lonnie Kishiyama, director, of the Office of International Activities, Maritime Administration of US Department of Transportation.
Mr Kishiyama will report on identified infrastructure needs and gaps as well as discuss 'early movers', the US, Canada, Greenland and Norway in natural resource development, namely in oil and gas, mining, and coal.
Also discussed will be balancing investment with communities with examples being port development in Alaska's Nome, Kotzebue and North Slope.
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