News & Events

22.11.2019BICC GOLF TOURNAMENT FOXHILLS - 7th MAY 2020

The British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce invites members to participate in the annual golf tournament, which will be held this year at Championship courses at Foxhills in May 2020.

12.07.2019Save the date - Events organised by the British Chambers of Commerce

15th October 2019 – Get to know your Network day. Hosted at Lloyd’s, One Lime Street, London EC3M 7HA. 08:30-17:00, dinner 19:00. This event will bring together senior teams in the entire BCC chamber network, both UK and overseas. We invite you to come and get to know each other...

05.06.2019Annual General Meeting 2019

The Annual General Meeting was held at Kvika on the 5th of June.

29.05.2019Annual General Meeting - Investments in UK Market

The Annual General Meeting will be held at Kvika, Borgartún 25 on the 5th of June at 15:30. At 16:00 Mr. Gunnar Sigurðsson, Managing Director at Kvika Securities Ltd will discuss investments in the UK market in the whirlpool of Brexit.

24.05.2019Golf Day - Tee Off Starts at 14:00

For Golfers participating at BICC Golf Day, practice area will be available from 12:30.

04.03.2019Culinary Adventure through the Nordics

We would like to invite you to join us for an intimate and immersive Culinary Adventure through the Nordics to sample a variety of cuisine from around the region.

04.03.2019Brexit meeting 4th March

Successful breakfast meeting on Brexit, 4th March 2019.

15.02.2019BICC Golf Tournament at The Grove

The British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce invites members to participate in the annual golf tournament, which will be held this year in one of the UK’s most prestigious golf courses, The Grove on May 24th, 2019.

19.09.2018Nordic Business Forum

The Nordic Business Forum in London 19th September 2018.

30.08.2018Board meeting at the Embassy of Iceland in London

British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce held its board meeting at the Embassy of Iceland in London.

18.05.2018BREXIT

The General Annual Meeting will be held at Grand Hotel, 25th of May at 11:00. After the meeting at 12:00 the British Icelandic Chamber of Commerce invite you to a lunch meeting on BREXTI

27.04.2018Annual General Meeting 25th of May 2018 at 11:00 Reykjavík

Annual General Meeting Announced 25th of May 2018

15.03.2017Photos from The Annual Nordic Business Forum

The Annual Nordic Business Forum: Nation Branding - Dead or Alive? was held 1 March at The Southbank Centre. BICC partnered up with the Nordic Chambers in The UK at Southbank Centre. This year the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in UK organised the Event.

14.03.2017BICC 15th Annual Golf Day - You are invited to the Belfry 11 May 2017

Join in on our 15th Golf Day - yet another year at The Belfry. The reason? The Belfry´s history which includes four times The Ryder Cup and multiple European tours along with being centrally located between the Humberside, Manchester and London and only a 15 minute drive from Birmingham airport. We find The Belfry being the perfect fit as a meeting place for the BICC's 15th Annual Golf Day.

13.03.2017Capital Controls lifted

The British-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.

01.03.2017Annual General Meeting: New Board and statute changes

The Annual General Meeting of the British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce was held in Reykjavík 23 February 2017. Lárus Ásgeirsson, the Vice-Chairman of the British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce, opened the meeting and welcomed all particpants to the meeting. William Symington, Chairman of BICC, could not attend the meeting and therefore Lárus chaired the meeting and Hulda Bjarnadóttir, the Managing Director of BICC, was named secretary.

15.02.2017The Nordic Business Forum in London 1 March - Discount for members

The Nordic Business Forum returns to London on the 1 March, this year to be hosted at the exciting Southbank Centre which for the whole of 2017 are celebrating Nordic Matters. The 2017 edition will address The Nation Branding - Dead or Alive?

14.02.2017 BICC 15th Annual Golf Day: The Belfry 11th May 2017 - Save the date!

We kindly ask you to save the date and prepare your teams to join us on Thursday, 11th as well as 12th of May for those who like to stay the night. The majority of guests enjoyed the night at The Belfry last year and some went for an extra round on the Friday.

26.01.2017Annual General Meeting to be held on February 23rd

You are cordially invited to our Annual General Meeting to be held on February 23rd 2017 at 15.00 pm, at the House of Commerce, Borgartún 35, 105 Reykjavík.

29.11.2016Successful CODEXIT meeting

About 30 people attended a CODEXIT meeting at Kvika Bank where Dr. Jón Þrándur discussed the possible effects of BREXIT on cod export from Iceland to Britain. In his lecture he talked about the complexity of BREXIT and the effects that are already visible in the cod markets in Britain. Í erindinu kom fram hvert BREXIT flækjustigið er og hvaða BREXIT áhrift eru þegar sjáanleg á þorskmörkuðum í Bretlandi. Dr. Jón Þrándur also pointed out possible ways for exporters and authorities in Iceland to respond to BREXIT.

09.11.2016CODEXIT - How would BREXIT impact the seafood exports from Iceland?

Jón Stefánsson, Head of Research at Marko Partners, will discuss and present his view on how Brexit would impact the seafood exports from Iceland at a morning meeting on Wednesday 16. November from 8.30-10:00 AM.

19.10.2016Postponed to January: Annual General Meeting to be held at 8.00 am on 16 November 2016

Members are cordially invited to our Annual General Meeting to be held at 8.00 am on 16 November 2016. Adress to be confirmed.

26.08.2016BICC Lunch meeting: BREXIT - Effects on Iceland, Thursday 1 September 2016, 12:00-13:00

How will Brexit results affect Iceland? BICC welcomes you to a lunch meeting on Thursday 1 September from 12:00 to 13:00.

30.03.2016EUROMONEY: The Iceland Conference

Euromoney will hold its inaugural Iceland Conference on 12 April 2016 in London. It will gather over 150 policymakers, business leaders and investors to discuss and analyse the outlook for the economy. Keynote speakers are H.E. Bjarni Benediktsson, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs and H.E. Arnór Sighvatsson, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Iceland.

05.02.2016BICC-Golf Day - Save the date 26th May!

Dear BICC members, As we received a very positive feedback on the location and the venue for 2015 BICC Golf Day we decided to continue with our annual golf day at the legendary Ryder Cup venue. People enjoyed a great day out on the PGA course where a memorable HIO was made. Followed by a great night with a dinner, good networking and nice talk. The Belfry makes it conveniently viable for BICC members across the UK, Iceland and even from the Middle East to attend.

23.01.2016Iceland s recovery: Facts, myths, and the lessons learned -London 28.01.16

Lecture by Már Guðmundsson, Governor of the Central Bank of Iceland, in which he will discuss the impact of the financial crisis and how Iceland recovered from it, London 28.01.2016. There will be a Q&A session. This discussion will be moderated by David Marsh, Managing Director, OMFIF.

23.11.2015AGM 2015 & Presentation by GAMMA Capital Management

You are cordially invited to a Reception to be held on December 8th 2015 at 5.30 pm, at the Embassy of Iceland 2A Hans Street London SW1X 0JE, where Gísli Hauksson, CEO of GAMMA Capital Management will present GAMMA‘s operations in London and investment opportunities in Iceland.

11.11.2015Annual General Meeting 2015

You are cordially invited to our Annual General Meeting to be held on December 8th 2015 at 17.00 pm, at the Embassy of Iceland 2A Hans Street London SW1X 0JE

30.10.2015Working group established for marine cable

Prime Ministers of Iceland and Britain have decided to put together a group to look at the construction of an underground energy cable between the two countries.

26.10.2015Smart Solutions for Better Living- Workshop on Innovation in the Digital Economy

The British Embassy , Reykjavik University in cooperation with British Icelandic Chamber of Commerce and SI - the Federation of Icelandic Industries are pleased to invite you to join us for a workshop bringing together leaders from high tech and creative industries in the UK. The title of the workshop is creating Smart Solutions for Better Living and the event will take place on Wednesday 28 October 17.15 – 18.15 at Reykjavik University.

25.09.2015Icesave is over

An agreement has been reached between Iceland, the Netherlands and Britain. The Icelandic Depositors' and Investors' Guarantee Fund (DIGF) has reached an agreement with the Dutch central bank (DNB) and the British Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) over Icesave, the deposit accounts which were held at Landsbanki Íslands bank.

16.09.201522.september kl 15.00 Hilton Reykjavik Nordica: Interconnecting interest

The British Icelandic Chamber of Commerce is organising an afternoon seminar- Interconnecting interests- examining the issues surrounding a potential submarine cable that might supply the UK and Europe with Icelandic green energy.
The seminar will be held at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica on September 22 and begins at 15.00.

26.05.2015 BICC- June 10th meeting on Interconnecting Interests postponed

We regret to announce that the meeting on Interconnecting Interests scheduled for June 10, has been postponed until August/ September, due to a possible strike in Iceland.

10.03.2015Annual Conference and Gala Dinner 9-11 May

We will be announcing the first COBCOE Make Europe Work! Business Awards winner at the Gala Dinner on 11 May, along with the Chamber of the Year awards.

10.02.2015BICC 13th Golf Day - You are invited to the Belfry 28 May 2015

This year BICC got touch with one of the most famous golf resorts in the UK – The Belfry. With it´s history which includes four times The Ryder Cup and multiple European tours along with being centrally located between the Humberside, Manchester and London and in only 15 minute drive from Birmingham airport, we find The Belfry being the perfect fit to host BICC 13th Annual Golf Day.

19.11.2014Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to our Annual General Meeting to be held at 10.30 am on 25 November 2014 at the Hotel Holt, Bergstaðastræti 37, 101 Reykjavík The meeting is open to all members of the BICC. Sign up here

03.10.2014Bjarni Benediktsson on CNN

Bjarni Benediktsson talks about the icelandic economy on CNN International yesterday. You can watch the interview here.

29.09.2014Occasional Lecture: Why Was Iceland Left Out in the Cold? And Kept There?

When? 27 November 2014, 6.30pm Where? IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)   On 27 November, Professor Gissurarson (University of Iceland) will discuss the economic history of Iceland since 1991 and economic relations between Iceland and the UK.   For further...

24.09.2014Iceland's Bright Future: Iceland out of the woods?

On September 23, the meeting "Iceland's Bright future" was held in Skinners Hall, London. The seminar took place just a few days after the state budget was presented to the Parliament in Reykjavik. It was a goodopportunity for the over 100 guests to gain insight into government policy for the coming years.

02.09.2014London 23.09: Iceland´s bright future- Save the date!

The Republic of Iceland is entering a new era of sustainable growth, but what are its options and what will the next years look like? Iceland has strong demographics and a fully funded pension system but capital controls are still in place. Let us consider what the future holds for the country after the lifting of capital controls. The seminar will take place just a few days after the state budget is presented to the Parliament in Reykjavik. Therefore this will be a good opportunity to gain insight into government policy for the coming years.

27.08.2014IceFish Conference 2014

Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition in Kopavogur from 25.09. - 27.09.2014

21.08.2014Is Bárðarbunga the new Eyjafjallajökull?

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

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.

03.06.2014Save the Date: London 02.07. - Drinks Reception

The British Icelandic Chamber of Commerce has great pleasure in inviting you to a drinks reception with Guest of Honour, Mr Benedikt Jónsson, Ambassador of Iceland to the Court of St. James.

18.05.2014Save the date- The 12th Annual Golf Day will be held at Forest Pines on Tuesday 24th June 2014.

The 12th Annual Golf Day will be held at Forest Pines on Tuesday 24th June 2014. It is again generously sponsored by Icelandair, and kindly supported by local Solicitors Bridge McFarland.

11.03.2014Interconnector to Britain - Egg and bacon meeting of BICC

The egg and bacon meeting of the Chamber of Commerce at Hilton Nordica in Reykjavik entitled “Icelandic energy to Britain?” received 150 participants. The interconnector is politically and economically one of the biggest decisions that Icelanders are faced with, says Paul Johnson from National Grid. Besides, he assured that the moment would be really appropriate for both governments to discuss and consider further preparations.

27.02.2014Resuming talks about the mackerel dispute

Edinburgh is the next location for the latest meeting on 3-4 March to stop the mackerel dispute between EU and Iceland.

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.

09.12.2013Steve Norton has been appointed as Chairman of the UK Northern Chapter

We are delighted to announce that , with effect from 1st January 2014, Steve Norton has been appointed as Chairman of the UK Northern Chapter. This follows the resignation of Mark Warburton, who has served as Northern Chapter Chairman for over 12 years

04.11.2013Invite to the Open Creditors‘ meeting in London tomorrow

Glitnir´s invite the members of the British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce to the Open Creditors‘ meeting in London tomorrow Tuesday 5. November. Lord Eatwell, Professor Emeritus John Eatwell, will present his independent report on macroeconomic balances and capital account liberalisation in Iceland. The presentation will be hosted at an informal creditors meeting at 14:30 (GMT) on 5 November 2013. The meeting is scheduled to end at 16:30 (GMT) and will include time for questions from the floor.

02.11.2013Succesful Energy Summit

Over 200 guests attended The Iceland Energy Summit November 1, 2013, arranged by the British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Bloomberg in London. Photos and videos can be found here.

01.11.2013AGM of the BICC held in London

Around 40 members of the British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce gathered for the chamber’s annual general meeting held at the Radisson Blu Portman hotel in London. William Symington, Chairman of the board, discussed last year’s operations and Kristín S. Hjálmtýsdóttir, Managing Director, introduced the financial statement for the period.

10.10.2013The Icelandic Energy Summit in London 01.11

The British Icelandic Chamber of Commerce is delighted to invite you to the Icelandic Energy Summit, hosted by Bloomberg, in London on Friday, 1 November 2013. The event will provide participants an insight into Iceland´s renewable energy resources, the birth and growth of the data storage industry in the country, the search for offshore oil – and what all this means for the country and its neighbours.

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 Hafnarfjörður – map here, which is considered to be one of the best courses in Iceland.

14.06.2013Summer Reception July 10 th 2013

Summer Reception at the Embassy of Iceland 10th July 2013 17:30-19:30

22.05.2013BICC Energy Event

On the 1st of November 2013 the British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce will organize a conference in the Bloomerg´s Conference Suite at Finsbury Square in London. The topics amongst others will be the UK-Iceland interconnector, data centres and geothermal energy. Further the conference will touch upon topics that relate to Iceland and the Arctic region such as oil exploration.

22.05.201311th Annual Golf Day

This years Annual Golf Day will be held at Forest Pines on Thursday 27th June 2013. As in the past years, the event is generously sponsored by Icelandair and supported by local Bridge McFarland Solicitors. Please treat this newsletter as your invitation to put in one ore more teams in the usual format.

17.10.2012AGM / Aðalfundur on 21.Novmeber at Forest Pines

You are cordially invited to our Annual General Meeting to be held at 5.30 pm on 21 November 2012 at Forest Pines Hotel. After the formal proceedings of the AGM, all friends of the BICC are invited to a reception at 6.30 pm. We all look forward to welcoming the Ambassador of Iceland, H.E. Mr Benedikt...

18.06.2012Summer Reception Thursday July 5th 2012-London

The British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce and the Ambassador of Iceland, Mr. Benedikt Jónsson, take great pleasure in inviting members and guests to the annual Summer Reception at the Icelandic Embassy in London. We highly encourage you to bring guests along to meet friends, fellow members and...

12.06.2012Save the date - Summer reception July 5th in London

BICC will be holding a Summer Reception in London in the evening of July 5th. Ambassador Benedikt Jonsson has kindly made the embassy available for the occasion and it will provide members a convivial atmosphere in which to network, meet new members and to hear about new developments within the Chamber...

08.06.2012Energy Agreement signed between Iceland and Britain

Charles Hendry, British minister for energy and climate change, and the Icelandic minister of industry, Oddný G. Harðardóttir, signed an agreement on increased coorporation in the field of energy last week.  The two states intend to strengthen their collaboration regarding...

09.05.2012English singer Brian Ferry at Reykjavik Arts Festival

Brian Ferry will perform at Harpa, the newly built concert hall, during the Reykjavik Arts Festival. Initially, only one concert was planned on May 27. But it was sold out within hours and therefore a second one was arranged for the following day. Few tickets are still available, with prizes ranging...

08.05.2012Icelandic National Handball Team Qualifies for the London Olympics

The Icelandic national handball team qualified for the London Olympics by winning Japan and Chile in the IHF qualification tournament in Croatia last month. The Olympic handball competition will take place from July 28 to August 12.

07.05.2012Doing Business in the UK

On 25th April at The Grand Hotel Reykjavik a capacity audience came to hear a series of presentations on Doing Business in the UK. The event was specifically designed to attract new members with the announcement of a reduced membership fee (for a limited period only) and the launch of an enhanced service...

11.05.2011Iceland – The New Opportunity

We would like to give you notice of a major event that BICC is organising in London, with the sponsorship of UK Trade & Investment and Promote Iceland: Iceland – The New Opportunity, 22 March 2011Bloomberg Conference venue, City of London12pm – 6pmThis symposium will bring together...

22.11.2010“Icelandic politics in the context of EU membership application”

After the formal proceedings of the AGM, all friends of the BICC are invited to a talk, “Icelandic politics in the context of EU membership application“  to be given by Mr Thorsteinn Palsson from 18:30/6:30 pm at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, 22 Portman Square, London W1H...

12.05.2008Luncheon in London 12.05.08 with Ingibjorg Solrun

The BICC invites members to an informal luncheon in London On Monday, 12 May 2008 to meet Mrs Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland The Foreign Minister will be in London having discussions with British Ministers and officials. At...

04.09.2007Annual Golf Day, postponed until 4th September

The annual UK North Chapter Golf tournament planned earlier this week at the Forest Pines Golf Course, Lincolnshire, had to be postponed because of severe flooding in the area. A new date has been set for Tuesday 4th September at the same place at no extra cost to members. The Chamber is hoping...

20.11.2006Carnegie Art Award 2006

  Carnegie Art Award 2006 Special reception All members of the five Nordic Chambers of Commerce are invited to a private viewing of the Carnegie Art Award 2006.  Monday 20 November 2006, 18:30 - 20:30, special guided tour at 19:00.  Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7...

08.06.2006Summer Reception and Barbecue

  The British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce will host an evening summer reception at The Dell in Hyde Park, London on Thursday 8th June. This is a good chance to see all your friends, fellow members and business contacts before the summer break.   Date          ...

10.12.2004Christmas luncheon

  The members of BICC are invited to a Scandinavian Christmas lunch prepared by a Danish chef on Friday the 10th of December at the Icelandic Embassy in London. Icelandic and British Yule songs led by Iceland's premier Baritone, Ólafur Kjartan Sigurðarson and a special Yule Guest will...

05.06.2004England vs. Iceland

England and Iceland will meet in in a football match in Manchester. BICC has a special offer on accomodation. Please contact kristinp@chamber.is