Arctic - territory of friendship and cooperation Conference took place in Saint Petersburg, Russia

December 8, 2011, Grand Hotel Europe hosted Arctic - territory of friendship and cooperation Conference

FRESHEXPO performed works fortechnical support, multimedia and floral design for the event.

The Conference was organized by LLC Neftegazmontazhservis and LLS Arcticmorgeo. At the opening of the Conference, the words of welcome were spoken by the governor of Saint Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko, Chairman of Board of Directors at  LLC Neftegazmontazhservis and LLS Arcticmorgeo Yegorov and First Deputy Chairman of Committee of the Federation Council for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Nikolay Churkin.

The main objective of this event is to draw attention to the problems of the resources development in Arctic based on peaceful mutually-beneficial cooperation.

At the Conference participants were offered to share their experience of problem solving, meet the leading experts and professionals, and learn about cutting-edge present-day and future technologies and studies. Visitors also had a chance to attend hockey games between non-professional teams from the Arctic Council countries: Russia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finnland, Iceland, U.S.A. and Canada.

December 8–12, 2011, for the first time in Russia, Saint Petersburg hosted the First International Ice Hockey Tournament among teams from the Arctic Council countries. December 8, 2011, the Arctic Cup Ice Hockey Tournament took place at Tauride Garden in Saint Petersburg. On the day of the Tournament Opening, the first meetings took place between the participant-companies.

The Arctic Cup Ice-Hockey Tournament became one more step on the way to building effective international cooperation. Thanks to this Tournament many people not only saw great hockey games, but also learnt about the projects being realized in Arctic and about the challenges of developing and studying this region.