Ms Paula Lehtomäki has held the position of State Secretary to Prime Minister Juha Sipilä at the Prime Minister's Office since July 2015.
Tiina Sanila-Aikio (Paavvâl Taannâl Tiina) is the President of the Sámi Parliament of Finland.
Eeva Furman is a member of the working group drafting the UN’s Global Sustainable Development Report, Director of the Environment Policy Centre, Finnish Environment Institute and Chair of Finland's Sustainable Development Expert Panel.
Lars Kullerud is a President of the University of the Arctic and Senior Advisor to GRID-Arendal Managing Director.
Aleksi Härkönen is Finland’s Ambassador for Arctic Affairs.
Activ Inuk Youth, Former President of the National Inuit Youth Council, student at Carleton University
Rosa Liksom is a Finnish writer and artist. She won the J. H. Erkko Award in 1985 for her debut novel Yhden yön pysäkki and the Finlandia Prize in 2011 for Hytti nro 6.
Hannele Pokka serves as Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of the Environment. She is the highest-ranking public servant within the Ministry.
Yury Sumarokov is the Head of the department of International cooperation at Northern State Medical University (Arkhangelsk, Russia).
Alona Yefimenko is a Technical Advisor of the Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat (IPS), a support organisation for the Arctic Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations that are Permanent Participants in the Arctic Council based in Tromsø, Norway.
Lydia Heikkilä (PhD, Sociology) works as a university researcher in the Sámi Studies Program in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Lapland.
Thomas Nilsen is editor of the Independent Barents Observer.
Arja Rautio, research professor, MD, PhD, ERT, has been working in field of circumpolar health and well-being since 2006. She is the Vice-President Research of the UArctic.
Dr. Pigga Keskitalo is a Title of Docent at University of Helsinki, and works as an Associate Professor at teacher education at Sámi allaskuvla/Sámi University of Applied Sciences in Guovdageaidnu, Norway.
Anne Ollila is the Executive Director of the Reindeer Herders’ Association, Finland.
Tero Vauraste is the Chair of Arctic Economic Council and President and CEO of Arctia Group.
Katri Kulmuni is a Member of the Parliament of Finland, Chair of Finnish Delegation to the Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region and Chair of UN Association of Finland.
Daria Matveenkova is a press-secretary and project coordinator of Murmansk regional youth environmental organization "Nature and Youth".
Dr. Anna Reetta Rönkä has researched experiences of loneliness from childhood to young adulthood among young people born in northern Finland.
Dr. Liisa Rohweder is a CEO of WWF Finland since 2009. In WWF she has had several global responsibilities. At the moment, she chairs the global Arctic Programme.
Niillas Holmberg is a Sámi poet, musician, actor and activist.
Antti Kokkonen is a Editor-in-Chief for Lapin Kansa daily newspaper.
Timo Koivurova is a Research Professor and Director of the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland.
Esko Lotvonen is the mayor of the City of Rovaniemi.
Rodion Sulyandziga is a Director of the Center for support of indigenous peoples of the North (CSIPN), Russian.
Dr. Anna Stammler-Gossmann is an Anthropologist and Researcher of the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland.
Evan Bloom is the Director of the Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and Co-Chair of Scientific Cooperation Task Force.
Pamela Lesser is a researcher of the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM).
Markku Heikkilä works as the head of Science Communications unit in the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland in Rovaniemi. He has a long journalist career in newspaper Kaleva (Oulu, Finland).
Pekka Timonen is a General Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office and General Secretary of the 'Finland 100 Years' centenary board.
Dr. Florian Stammler is an Anthropologist and Researcher of the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland specialised in the Arctic Anthropology, particularly the Russian Far North.
Professor Tuija Turunen holds the position of Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Lapland, Finland. She leads the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) project: Teacher Education for Diversity and Equality in the Arctic.
Mr Mikkel Näkkäläjärvi has been President at Social Democratic Youth of Finland since May 2016.