Global civil society activity in Norway

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe, the mainland territory of which comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The remote Arctic island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard also form part of Norway. Bouvet Island, located in the Subantarctic, is a dependency of Norway; it also lays claims to the Antarctic territories of Peter I Island and Queen Maud Land. The capital and largest city in Norway is Oslo.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 25 over 20 years

Norway is ranked #22 over a 20 year period,
with 3164 meetings since 2001.

Top 25 in 2021

Norway is ranked #18 in 2021, with 106 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Norway Convention Bureau


Norway boasts modern conference venues close to nature and a wide array of incentive activities that make for truly memorable meetings. If you are looking for an event guaranteed to inspire, invigorate and re-energise, you will find Norway is a natural choice.

Unique experiences

Norway offers a wealth of exciting incentive programmes for both small and large groups, and provides itineraries with a real sense of adventure and memorable activities that will stay with participants long after they return back home. Whether dog sledding under the northern lights, golfing in the midnight sun or spotting polar bears on Svalbard, an incentive meeting in Norway never fails to impress.

Stunning nature

Norway also boasts conference and meeting venues with nature right on their doorstep, bringing visitors closer to the great outdoors than any other destination. A great diversity of landscapes awaits, from deep fjords and rugged mountain peaks to vast snowy plateaus and a coastline dotted with thousands of islands. So wherever you choose to hold your event, you can expect a stunning backdrop.

A year-round destination

Norway is a year-round destination with warm summer days and a temperate winter climate (not as cold as many believe, thanks to the influence of the Gulf Stream), meaning you can hold your conference or event here whatever the season. The midnight sun in summer and the northern lights in winter will lend your event an additional, unique dimension.

Local UIA Partner

Stavanger Forum


Stavanger Forum is one of Norway's few conference and exhibition centres, able to offer 25 meeting rooms with capacities from 10 to 1 707 people and roughly 15 000 square metres of stand space. As Stavanger's only professional congress organiser (PCO), we have organised and hosted a number of national and international events.

We celebrate our 30th anniversary in April 2011. We possess the largest auditorium in Rogaland county, able to seat 1 707 people. It can be split into three smaller auditoria, and can accommodate 864 people for a banquet with long tables. Combined with our 690-square-metre indoor plaza, Forum Torg, these dimensions give us exciting opportunities to stage large and more demanding events.

The Rica Forum Hotel, with 182 rooms, is part of the same complex as our conference centre, and we cooperate with all the hotels in the region.

Organizations based in Norway

International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior - Kjeller
Plain Language Association International - Oslo
International Association of Constitutional Law - Kristiansand
Nordiska Arbetarsångar- och Musikerförbundet - Sandefjord
NordForsk - Oslo
Nordic College of Caring Science - Oslo
European Society for Ecological Economics - Ås
European Respiratory Care Association - Bergen
Saami Council - Karasjok
Nordiska Hörselskadades Samarbetskommittén - Oslo
Nordic Handicap Federation - Oslo
International Research Group for Psycho-Societal Analysis - Stavanger
Nordic Association for Lexicography - Oslo
Nordic Bridge Union - Oslo
Nordic Immigration Committee - Oslo
Nordic Committee for Public Inspection of Flammable and Explosive Goods - Tønsberg
Nordic International Studies Association - Oslo
International Society of Fish and Shellfish Immunology - Oslo
Circumpolar Agricultural Association - Tromsø
Nordic Society for Philosophy of Religion - Oslo
Nordic Association for Allotments - Oslo
Nordic Weightlifting Federation - Trondheim
Nordisk Trafikskole Union - Oslo
International Association for Critical Realism - Tromsø

View More profiles (314) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Norway

2031 Nordic Congress of General PracticeNordic Federation of General Practice ApS - Tromsø

2029 Nordic Process Control WorkshopNordic Working Group on Process Control - Tromsø

2026 World ContestWorld Ploughing Organization - Tromsø

2026 Annual ConferenceNordiska kommunforskningsföreningen - Oslo

2025 OECI Days - Annual General Assembly and Scientific ConferenceOrganization of European Cancer Institutes - Oslo

2025 Nordic Conference on Gambling and Problem GamblingStiftelsen Nordiska Sällskapet för Upplysning om Spelberoende - Oslo

2024 ONS 2024Offshore Northern Seas Foundation - Stavanger

2024 CongressNordic Political Science Association - Bergen

2024 World Congress of Sports Physical TherapyInternational Federation of Sports Physical Therapy - Oslo

2024 ConferenceNordic Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry - Loen

2024 International Workshop on Atmospheric Icing of Structures (IWAIS)International Workshop on Atmospheric Icing of Structures - Narvik

2024 International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS)International Arctic Social Sciences Association - Bodø

2024 Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and OrganisationConstruction Researchers on Economics and Organisation in the Nordic Region - Trondheim

2024 International Congress of Ambulatory SurgeryInternational Association for Ambulatory Surgery - Oslo

2024 ForumNorth Atlantic Seafood Forum - Bergen

View More Future Events (37) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Norway

2023 Congress – Scandinavian Association of Urology - Bergen
2023 NOR-SHIPPING: Biennial International Shipbuilding and Maritime Conference – Nor-Shipping - Oslo
2023 Nordic Lattice Meeting – Nordic Lattice Meeting - Stavanger
2023 International Crane and Lifting Conference – Offshore Mechanical Handling Equipment Committee - Stavanger
2023 Conference – Nordic Aluminium Casthouse Conference - Arendal
2023 Meeting – Gaming Regulators European Forum - Bergen
2023 European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW) – European Society of Socially Embedded Technologies - Trondheim
2023 Annual General Meeting – International Finance and Leasing Association - Bergen
2023 Annual Congress – European Orthodontic Society - Oslo
2023 International ReDi Conference – International Society for the Research and Study of Diaconia and Christian Social Practice - Oslo
2023 Global Space Exploration Conference – International Astronautical Federation - Oslo
2023 Meeting – Nordic Society for Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Os
2023 World Expression Forum (WEXFO) – World Expression Forum - Lillehammer
2023 Nordiske Mediedager/Nordic Media Days – Nordicom - Bergen
2023 General Meeting – European Metropolitan Transport Authorities - Oslo

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