News & Events

12.05.2020Annual General Meeting 2020

The American-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual general meeting on May 28th 2020 at 12:00 in Borgartún 35, Reykjavík.

12.02.2019Board meeting

The American-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce held its board meeting 7 February 2019.

11.01.2018Dialogue About the Icelandic Foreign Service and Policy

Friday, January 12th at 10:00AM - 10:30 AM EST the Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce invites you to a Q&A session with the Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gudlaugur Thor Thordarsson.

13.03.2017Capital Controls lifted

The American-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce notes the announcement of the Icelandic Government that capital controls have been lifted with effect on Tuesday. The Government of Iceland today announces that capital controls on the country's individuals, firms, and pension funds have been lifted with effect on Tuesday. The removal of the capital controls, which stabilised the currency and economy during the country's unprecedented financial crash, represents the completion of Iceland's return to international financial markets.

08.03.2017Successful meeting with Director of Product Development at Google Assistant

Yesterday morning the American-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce and Business Iceland had the pleasure of having Gudmundur Hafsteinsson, Director of Product Development at Google Assistant, as speaker at a breakfast meeting at Harpa Conference Center. Gudmundur talked about the innovation environment in Silicon Valley and compared it with Iceland. He also talked about technological advancements in the field of voice control and artificial intelligence.

30.01.2017Meet the Costco Team

AMIS members are invited to meet the Costco Team Thursday 9 February at 09:00-10:30 at Hilton Nordica Vox Club. This meeting is for members only.

20.01.2017President Donald Trump: Strategy and key staff

The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States takes place today. The American-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce (AMSI) invites members to a breakfast meeting 26 January where the strategy, policies and The President´s staff will be discussed.

14.11.2016Pictures from post presidential election meeting

This past Wednesday the American-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce, the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland and LOGOS held a post presidential election meeting. Friđjón Friđjónsson, Managing Director of KOM, and Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir, adjunct at the University of Iceland, discussed the somewhat unexpected victory of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. The meeting was moderated by Sigríđur Á. Andersen, a member of Parliament.

13.10.2016A lively debate on the upcoming US elections with Scott Klug and Lawrence LaRocco

The American-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce (AMSI) in collaboration with the US Embassy in Reykjavik present a lively debate on the upcoming US elections, Monday, October 17, 2016 from 12:00 to 13:00 at House of Commerce, Borgartún 35, 105 Rvk.

11.10.2016Succesful event with Oliver Luckett

Nearly 200 members and guests from AMIS and Promote Iceland celebrated The Day of Leifur Eiriksson today by listening to Oliver Luckett, the All-American social media guru, yet a perminant resident in Iceland.

03.10.2016Oliver Luckett: A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life

AMIS and Promote Iceland will host a lunch meeting with Oliver Luckett, The Marketing and Social Media guru, to mark and celebrate the Leif Eiriksson Day which occurs annually on October 9. This meeting will be held in Silfurberg /Harpa on Tuesday the 11th of October from 12.00-13.30. (Please note the new location - from KEX to Harpa. Tickets therefore still available)

19.09.2016New York Style Steak dinner was a succes - PHOTOS

Members and their customers joined in on a succesful New York Style dinner on September 10. Icelandic comedians and musicians entertained the guests with New York themed songs and sayings. We will announce the date for Steak Dinner 2017 soon.

30.06.2016Annual AMIS Steak Dinner - September 10

Get ready for our annual AMIS Steak dinner - held at Nordica Hilton Hotel, September 10 at 19.00 PM. The program is filled with entertainment, Páll Óskar, Ari Eldjárn and Logi Bergmann.

26.04.2016Annual General Meeting May 23rd 2016 kl. 11:30

The American-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual general meeting in Iceland on May 23rd 2016 in Grand Hotel, Hvammur. Agenda will be according to The minutes of the American-Icelandic Chamber.

13.03.2016New Managing Director

Hulda Bjarnadóttir has been appointed Managing Director of The American-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce as of March 1st 2016. Hulda succeeds Kristin S. Hjálmtýsdóttir, who recently took over as Managing Director of the Icelandic Red Cross.

12.10.2015Now that dream seems to be within reach, to bring US filmmaking to Iceland

Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur made a speech today, on a meeting organised by AMIS on the opportunites held by Icelanders in the international film industry at Kex Hostelon the Leif Eiriksson day.

25.09.2015Is the economy overheating and is there another bubble around the corner?

Save the date: You are cordially invited to the annual meeting of the Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce in New York City on Thursday, October 15th at 11:15 a.m. followed by a luncheon.

18.05.2015Fulbright event 21 May :The role of accountants in the Icelandic economy

Next Thursday, 21 May, will scholar Kristofer Neslund talk about his Fulbright stay in Iceland. Dr. Neslund has been a visiting professor at the Business Department of the University of Iceland in the field of accounting

12.02.2015Export from Iceland to North America in 2014

The Consulate General of Iceland in New York put information about export from Iceland to the US and Canada in 2014

16.09.2014The Prime Minister of Iceland Speaks on the Icelandic Economy in New York on September 24

The Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce luncheon and annual meeting takes place on Wednesday, September 24 at 11:15 a.m. in the Halldór Laxnes Library at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York. The luncheon following immediately afterwards will take place in the Volvo Hall at Scandinavia House and starts at 12:15 p.m.

02.09.2014Eruption near Bárđarbunga

Last friday there was a small eruption in Holuhraun, near Bárðarbunga. This eruption took place outside the glacier Vatnajökull, which means that it was not a subglacial eruption. The volcano alert has been raised to red, but a couple of hours later it was on orange. Then, on Sunday...

22.08.2014Is Bárđarbunga the new Eyjafjallajökull?

In 2010, Eyjafjallajökull made a lot of headliners. Since last Saturday, it´s Bárđarbunga everyone is talking about.

21.08.2014Fulbright Artist Showcase at the US Embassy on Culture Night

The Fulbright Commission and the US Embassy, along with a few  Icelandic artists who have received Fulbright grants in the past years, invite you to an open house with a focus on music and visual arts. Agenda: 1 PM         Art exhibit opens with art...

07.07.2014SAVE THE DATE : 28.08. Annual Chamber Cup 2014

On Thursday August 28th the Annual Chamber Cup golf tournament will be held at GR golf course in Reykjavik, which is considered to be one of the best courses in Iceland. All members of the American, Artic British, Danish,Faroe, Finish, France, German, Greenlandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish - Icelandic Chambers of Commerce, ICC as well as the Iceland Chamber of Commerce are welcome.

16.05.2014Annual Meeting on May 21st 2014

The American-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual meeting in Iceland on May 21st, 2014. The meeting is held at Marel, Austurhrauni 9 in Gardabćr and starts at 4:30pm. Following the meeting at 5:00pm there will two presentations on "Iceland in the eyes of Americans". Nellie Gregorian, President of Fluent Research will introduce Iceland US consumer surveys, conducted by Iceland Naturally and spanning 15 years, on how Americans view Iceland and how their perception of Iceland has changed over time. Following Nellie, Mark Dyce, and President of 206Inc discusses Icleand PR efforts in the market.

27.02.2014Possible economic sanctions over whaling

The US noticed that Iceland’s whaling breaches the international agreement of the North Atlantic

25.02.2014Final report for Tuesday's music conference at Harpa

Around 50 people attended the event on Tuesday where professionals from the icelandic music industry talked about their businesses and the sector's development.

21.02.2014Monsters of Men - Music conference on February 25th in Harpa

Music surrounds us all the day. Either in the bar, the gym, privately at home, while shopping clothes or groceries, in the car or on music concert. Since it is such an important part of our life - just imagine a world without it - and because Iceland has been famous for its music scene ever since, we...

18.02.2014Reservation for the meeting on Tuesday, 25th February in Harpa

You can directly book for the meeting by clicking on the link

18.02.2014Meeting in Harpa 25.02 – Music as a business / business in music

Music has various faces and has no borders; it is everywhere and appreciated wherever we listen to it. In movies, videogames, commercials, concerts, bars, at dance floor, hotels, gym, in lifts, airports, and taxis. Music is a big part of creative industries and it is an important and constant element in Iceland’s economy, both directly and indirectly. The Chamber of Commerce organizes a meeting about music, business and the harmony of these two spheres for the future.

24.01.2014Cobb Partnership Award - Call for nominations

The award is presented to an American who has demonstrated a long commitment to fostering U.S. relations with Iceland and to the building of bridges between the two countries.

15.01.2014Tourism with increasing relevance for Iceland in 2013

One of the fastest growing sectors of the Icelandic economy strived to new records in the last year.

21.06.2013Save the date 29.08 Annual Chamber Cup 2013

On Thursday August 29th the annual Chamber Cup golf tournament will be held at Keilir golf course in Hafnarfjörđur which is considered to be one of the best courses in Iceland.

02.05.2013General Assembly 2013

The General Assembly of AMIS will be held on the 22nd of May at the Hilton Nordica in Reykjavik.

03.04.2013College Day 12.04 2013

College Day Scandinavia 2013 is an educational fair bringing together US based colleges and universities and highly motivated Icelandic students interested in studying in the US. Icelandic students are adventurous and eagar to study abroad but options are many and complex. Due to Icelands EFTA membership...

14.03.2013Icelandic business community looks at the U.S./EU trade and investment pact

"The American Icelandic Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast meeting to discuss a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) announced by President Obama and European Union President Van Rompuy. There was broad consensus among the presenters (Jon Sigurðsson from Össur, Henrik Bendixen...

05.03.2013Successful introduction of Reykjavik Geothermal

Guđmundur Ţóroddsson, manager of Reykjavik Geothermal, held a reception yesterday afternoon in the light of the Reykjavik Geothermal Conference 2013. Luis E. Arreaga, U.S. Ambassador to Iceland, addressed the guests and especially thanked AMIS for the initiative to invite members of the Chamber on the promotion of Reykjavik Geothermal (RG).

31.01.2013“Lincoln” Premiere in Iceland

We partnered with Sena, 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks Studios, the American Embassy, and Icelandic Glacial to provide a preview of the movie Lincoln by Steven Spielberg.

15.01.2013Nordic American Chambers meet in Reykjavik

"We were delighted to welcome the Executive Directors of the American Chambers of Commerce in Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway... The synergies between the visiting chambers and AMIS were immediate, clear, and productive. They share a powerful common interest: promoting trade and investment between the United States and Nordic countries."

11.05.2012AMIS Inaugural Meeting, Denver Roundtable and 1st Flight

Yesterday was an eventful day. Ambassador Arreaga gave his remarks at the inaugural American - Icelandic Chamber of Commerce meeting, hosted a roundtable discussion of business opportunities in Denver and Colorado, and took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the inaugural Icelandair flight to Denver, CO.