Global civil society activity in Oslo, Norway
Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality. During the Viking Age the area was part of Viken, the northernmost Danish province. Oslo was founded as a city at the end of the Viking Age in the year 1040 under the name Ánslo, and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by Harald Hardrada. The city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V of Norway around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 reduced its influence. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV, a new city was built closer to Akershus Fortress and named Christiania in the king's honour. It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838. The city functioned as the capital of Norway during the 1814–1905 union between Sweden and Norway. From 1877, the city's name was spelled Kristiania in government usage, a spelling that was adopted by the municipal authorities only in 1897. In 1925 the city, after incorporating the village retaining its former name, was renamed Oslo. In 1948 Oslo merged with Aker, a municipality which surrounded the capital and which was 27 times larger, thus creating the modern, vastly enlarged Oslo municipality.
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From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report
Oslo is ranked #30 over a 20 year period,
with 1350 meetings since 1998.
Top 25 in 2018Oslo is ranked #24 in 2018, with 91 meetings.
Local UIA Partner
Norway Convention Bureauwebsite: https://www.visitnorway.com/meetings/services/bureaus/
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.
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.
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.
Organizations based in OsloNordForsk Est. 2005
Norwegian Nobel Institute Est. 1904
ICOMOS International Polar Heritage Committee Est. 2000
Nordic College of Caring Science Est. 1981
Nordisk Film and TV Fond Est. 1990
World Association of Veterinary Anatomists Est. 1957
Nordic Railway Association
Norwegian Peace Association Est. 1885
Nordisk Skibsrederforening Est. 1889
Digni Est. 1983
Nordic Association of University Administrators Est. 1975
Norwegian Church Ministry to Israel
European Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage
International Democrat Union Est. 1983
Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research Est. 1965
Association for International Water Studies Est. 1988
Nordic Organization of Customs Officials
International Emergency Management Society Est. 1993
Nordic Alliance of the Hard of Hearing
Nordic Energy Research Est. 1999
Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law Est. 1963
Nordic Handicap Federation Est. 1946
Future Events in OsloCongress – International Federation for Structural Concrete
2022 General Assembly – European Federation of Orthodontic Specialists Associations
2022 Annual General Meeting – International Veteran Cycle Association
2021 NOR-SHIPPING: Biennial International Shipbuilding and Maritime Conference2021 Annual General Assembly – PIANC
2021 Seminar – European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
2021 Annual Conference – International Society for Medical Innovation and Technology
2021 Biennial Congress – Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
2020 Enlighten Europe Conference – International Association of Lighting Designers
2020 Biennial Conference – International Association for Research in Income and Wealth
2020 Conference – European Health Economics Association
2020 Global Meeting – TerraLex
2020 Annual General Meeting – International Academy of Family Lawyers
2020 Workshop – Nordic Finance Network
2020 Annual Conference – European Association of Research Managers and Administrators
2020 European Congress on Trauma and Emergency Surgery – European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery
2020 Nordic Meeting – Nordic CLL Study Group
2020 Annual Meeting – Nordic Society of Gynecological Oncology
Past Events in Oslo
2020 Meeting – Nordic Geological Winter Meeting
2019 Annual Meeting – Scandinavian Endodontic Society
2019 Our Ocean International Conference
2019 Annual Conference – European Council of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering
2019 Annual Meeting – Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators
2019 Biennial Conference – Plain Language Association International
2019 Annual World Congress – International Federation of Landscape Architects
2019 Annual Congress – European Society of Neuroradiology
2019 Annual Conference – European Network of Teratology Information Services
2019 Annual Meeting – Scandinavian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
2019 Annual Conference – European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care
2019 Triennial General Assembly – International Union of Biological Sciences
2019 Congress – European Academy of Neurology
2019 Conference – Nordic Logistics Research Network
2019 Congress – Association européenne du commerce des pommes de terre
2019 NOR-SHIPPING: Biennial International Shipbuilding and Maritime Conference
2019 Biennial Conference – Societas Heraldica Scandinavica
2019 Urban Future Global Conference
2019 Maritime and Transport Law Conference – International Bar Association
2019 UNECE/FAO Forest Communicators Network (FCN) Annual Meeting – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
2019 International Workshop on Resilient Roads and Climate Change Adaptation – World Road Association
2019 Meeting – World Road Association
2019 Business for Peace Summit – Business for Peace Foundation
2019 Conference – European Association of Senior Hospital Physicians
2019 Nordic Biogas Conference
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