Al Gore to speak at Glitnir climate conference in Iceland

glitnir-banner.jpgNordic bank Glitnir and the University of Iceland will host an open meeting with Al Gore in Reykjavik in April.

Al Gore, the former vice-president of the United States and Nobel Prize winner, will be the keynote speaker at a meeting on environmental issues scheduled to take place at Haskolabio in Reykjavik on 8th April.

Al Gore will be visiting Iceland on 7th – 8th April as a guest of the President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson.

Larus Welding, CEO of Glitnir Bank, said the meeting with Al Gore is related to Glitnir’s overseas efforts to promote the bank’s expertise in sustainable energy.

“Glitnir is at the forefront in international financial services for geothermal energy projects. We are already engaged in a number of exciting ventures in the U.S. with leading companies in this field. The Bank has obtained considerable attention among numerous parties who are participants in the public discourse on sustainable energy resources, one of them being Al Gore,” said Mr Welding.

Mr Welding said the meeting with Al Gore is important in light of Glitnir’s progress in the field of renewable energy resources, which offer numerous opportunities particularly with the record-high oil prices seen in recent months.

“Al Gore is one of the world’s most influential people of our times in environmental matters. It is therefore important for us to provide him with an insight into our work and the know-how possessed by Icelandic companies in the field of sustainable energy,” he concluded.

Glitnir focuses on three global industry segments, sustainable energy, seafood / food and offshore services vessels, as well as offering universal banking and financial services from 11 offices around the world, including the US, the UK and the whole of Scandinavia.

The meeting is open to all members of the public and attendees can register via Glitnir’s Icelandic website at

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