The XIII International Forum

December 7-8, 2023, St.Petersburg

Arctic: today and the future


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The XIII International Forum «Arctic: Today and the Future» will be held in St. Petersburg on December 7-8, 2023

Traditionally, the Forum will bring together more than 2000 participants from Russia and foreign countries. During the two-day business program, government officials, heads of major Russian companies and banks, leading experts from the scientific community, mass media and civil society will discuss comprehensive and strategic solutions for the socio-economic development of the Arctic zone and work out tactical steps for their implementation, present domestic projects in the Arctic, and assess the investment potential and opportunities of the northern regions.


The Forum is organized by the Association of Polar Explorers. The Organizing Committee is headed by the President of the Association, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic, Deputy of the State Duma Artur Chilingarov.

«The Forum is traditionally a link between all parties interested in the development of the northern territories. The Arctic agenda is colossal: environmental safety issues, personnel training, youth work and mentoring, business support, technology development, digitalization of the economy, international non-governmental interaction, preservation of cultural heritage and protection of the interests of the Polar region's indigenous population.

Many years of practice of our Forum shows that all participants of the dialog are focused on implementing key investment projects, preserving fragile nature and solving social problems of the Arctic region.».



The forum is 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 State Commission for the Development of the Arctic, the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, as well as other specialized federal and regional authorities. Systemically important companies, technology developers and manufacturers, financial and service companies, representatives of SMEs, scientific, educational and public organizations also take part in the work of the Forum.


The two-day business programme of the XIII International Forum «Arctic Today and the Future» includes 2 plenary sessions and more than 50 discussion platforms dedicated to the main areas of social policy, economy, infrastructure, science and technology, ecology, international cooperation, and ensuring comprehensive security of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.
The programme of the event is structured in such a way that at each discussion platform it is possible to find answers to the fundamental questions of the modern development of the Arctic.


Traditionally, the Forum is complemented by an extensive exhibition program. The exposition area is about 2000 square meters. Russian regions and major companies working in the Arctic will present their projects. The exhibitors will demonstrate innovative solutions for socio-economic and technological development of the modern Arctic. The exhibition will present items of original culture of the peoples of the Russian Polar region.


The initiatives of the professional community are united by the Forum's final public resolution - a unique tool for the development of public dialog in the Arctic. «The Association of Polar Explorers has been issuing the Forum's final document since 2013.
Over the years of the forum, the Association has accumulated significant experience in assessing law enforcement practices, as well as opportunities for interregional, interagency and international cooperation.
The resolution is sent for further elaboration of proposals to the State Commission for Arctic Development, relevant ministries and agencies, and all interested structures to improve legislation, public management and administration.