Starting on Wednesday, Northern Lights 2018 will shine over Ottawa – Nunatsiaq Online

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201856 Views

January 29, 2018

With more than 1,000 delegates and exhibitors, event expects big public attendance

If you’re in the North this week, you may wish you were in Ottawa, along with roughly 1,500 delegates and exhibitors expected at the Northern Lights 2018 event that gets underway on Wednesday in the city’s Shaw Centre.

At Northern Lights, which runs from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, you’ll find northern premiers, presidents of the Inuit regional and national organizations and representatives from Greenland, along with Carolyn Bennett, federal minister of Crown-Indigenous relations and northern affairs, and other government officials and business leaders.

The schedule for the meeting portion of Northern Lights includes many sessions on such topics as tourism, transportation, fisheries, mining and northern energy solutions.

As well, the winners of of the sixth annual Arctic Inspiration Prize, which issued a shortlist of finalists this past December, will be announced at an awards ceremony during the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 31.

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