More than 130 participants from 11 countries took part in this event. Among them were representatives from such countries as Norway, USA, Finland, Japan, Turkey, Great Britain, Holland, Germany and others. Discussions during the conference focused on the Arctic shelf and different aspects of mineral resources development. Marina Kovtun in her opening speech pointed that the central point of discussion is development of favorable conditions for investors. «Government of the Murmansk Region is ready to lend support for Russian investors as well as foreign ones!» - said Marina Kovtun. This year were made some legislative amendments that will render assistance for investors from the beginning of 2014.