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Visit Faroe Islands’ 2019 campaign promotes the business potential of the Faroe Islands relevant for global commercial or scientific communities. Case studies and portraits of experts and introductions of the special knowledge locally available, showcase the impressive efforts of the small nation about how passion, vision, engagement and efforts can put a tiny society on a level playing field with much larger nations.

There are many interesting stories about the Faroe Islands, their remote location, their unique nature, people, traditions, food and many more. Now the different aspects of knowledge and business ad to that magic spell and provide reason and inspiration for international meeting planners to hold their conferences on the islands. To support this initative, Visit Faroe Islands has created 2 new profiles for the meetings community to follow:


Twitter: @VisitFaroeMICE

The local government and institutions demonstrated their serious engagement for the meetings industry during the last ICCA conference in Dubai in November 2018, where the smallest attending nation (Faroe Islands) brought along the largest delegation of 10 local politicians and decision makers!

One of the main clusters of expertise prevailing on the Faroe Islands, lies in medical and health projects, initiatives and research on the islands. A leading researcher, Prof. Pál Weihe, has already brought many international conferences to the Faroe Islands. One of his most prestigious projects is an ongoing research into how contamination through eating whale meat and blubber has an effect on pregnant women and their children.

Read more on this state-of-the-art Research on the Impact of Chemicals in Food on Human Health, particularly on pregnant women and their children:

Due to the isolated geographic location of the Faroe Islands, the Faroese society has a pool of quite unique genetics – as they haven’t been mixed with foreign populations for a long time. To look for Genetic contexts between conditions and diseases is like looking for a needle in a haystack, as usually the mix of genetics results in huge complexity of such research and possible variations. That is why the Faroese BioBank can provide a unique starting point for research projects.

Fargen is a major research project using the registries of the Biobank and it aims at identifying the genomic infrastructure of the Faroese Society by sequencing of all apprx. 22.000 genes.

In order to set the tone and to prepare the 10th NASPCAN conference, which took place in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, in August 2018, the local organising committee planned to put the view of the “research subjects,” the children, in the focus. A theme like “In The Best Interest of the Child: Rhetoric or Reality?”  would usually have the researchers to define what they think are the most important topics. Here, on the Faroe Islands, the responsible committee wanted the attendees to hear the voices of the children. Read more about this amazing ideas and make sure to watch the videos!

How can independent research be supported in a small community like the Faroe Islands are? By coming up with a unique concept for a scientific working space, like the iNOVA Research Park. Created to facilitate the co-use of expensive laboratory infrastructure and instruments by public and private organizations and initiated by the Faroese government, iNOVA provides researchers and organizations with the things they need to perform independent projects on the Faroe Islands.

More about the knowledge clusters and the related content marketing campaign of Visit Faroe Islands Meetings

The next theme cluster will show how serious the Faroe Islands are about sports and how both engagement and efforts attract international athletes as well as sport events!

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