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Stavanger Forum has five multi-purpose halls, the largest of which can accommodate 5,000 delegates  - Photo: Stavanger Forum
Stavanger Forum has five multi-purpose halls, the largest of which can accommodate 5,000 delegates Photo: Stavanger Forum

Stavanger Forum

Just 15 minutes from Stavanger Airport, Stavanger Forum has 30 meeting rooms, 15,000 square metres of stand space, and capacity for 5,000 delegates.


One of Norway’s largest conference and exhibition centres, Stavanger Forum offers 30 meeting rooms and capacity for up to 5,000 delegates. Stavanger Forum has some 15,000 square metres of stand space. The largest plenary hall at Stavanger Forum can be split into three smaller auditoria and can accommodate 864 delegates for a banquet with long tables.

Combined with its 690 square metre indoor plaza, there is plenty of opportunity to stage large and more demanding events within the centre. Hotel Scandic Forum, with 182 rooms, is part of the same complex as the conference centre. It also cooperates with all the other hotels in the region.

Stavanger Forum has five multi-purpose halls on-site. The largest is able to accommodate 5,000 delegates in theatre-style for congresses, whereas others can accommodate 3,000 delegates for concerts and 1,500 for banquets. This helps make Stavanger Forum the perfect venue for a wide range of large events.

Experienced staff

Both the conference centre and the halls can be tailored to suit most requirements including small tabletop exhibitions, large international trade fairs, banquets and concerts. Stavanger Forum has its own in-house international professional congress organiser (PCO). Experienced staff serve as advisers, partners and coordinators, helping clients with all practical details before, during and after a congress. Stavanger Forum welcomes other PCOs to utilise the centre for their events.

Social activities

Stavanger is situated on the edge of the fjords and offers an excellent diversity of outdoor and social activities. As the oil capital of Norway, Stavanger has also assumed a cosmopolitan character.

Local food 

The food served at Stavanger Forum plays an important part in the overall event and the chefs offer specially tailored menus to meet your budget, wishes and needs. They like to use local ingredients produced close to Stavanger, like salmon from Suldal, lamb from Kvitsøy, tomatoes from Finnøy and strawberries from Fister.

Latest technological equipment

The centre's technical equipment is continuously updated, and it has a number of professional sub-contractors as its partners. This allows the centre to deliver the latest technological equipment for conferences and exhibitions in line with your specifications.

Stavanger Forum can help you

As Stavanger’s only professional congress organiser (PCO), Stavanger Forum has organised and hosted a number of national and international events. Staff can assist in designing exhibition, conference and banquet layouts in AutoCad and will be more than happy to quote on providing technical support for such events. The forum's production department will also give advice and guidance on selecting the right technical equipment to meet your requirements.


Stavanger Forum is located 15 minutes from Stavanger International Airport Sola. It is a five-minute drive from the downtown area – buses run roughly every 10 minutes, and the airport shuttle bus stops at the conference centre several times a day. Stavanger International Airport Sola is served by direct flights from major European cities such as London, Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Aberdeen, Prague and Berlin.


  • Stavanger Foum has 30 meeting rooms with capacity for up to 1,700 delegates
  • Stavanger Forum has 15,000 square metres of stand space
  • Banquet capacity for 864 delegates
  • Events for 5,000 delegates in a multi-purpose hall on site

Contact information

Stavanger Forum
P.O. Box 410
NO-4002 Norway
Phone: + 47 51 59 81 00
Fax: + 47 51 55 10 15

You can also contact Stavanger Forum staff directly:

Alexander Landsnes

Email: alexander.landsnes@stavanger-forum.no 

Last updated:  2015-11-09
One of the many trade fairs held at Stavanger Forum, Norway, every year - Photo: Stavanger Forum
One of the many trade fairs held at Stavanger Forum, Norway, every year


Conference centres and exhibition halls in Stavanger

Stavanger Forum has 30 meeting rooms and can host 5,000 delegates. Other big conference venues are the concert hall and the Viking Stadium.

Conference hotels in Stavanger

The conference hotels in Stavanger can accommodate between 120 and 950 delegates. They are all within walking distance of the centre or of Sola Beach.

About Stavanger

Key facts about Stavanger

Stavanger is one of Norway’s larger cities with over 127,000 inhabitants. Stavanger Airport Sola is a 15-minute drive from the city centre.


Stavanger is the centre of the Norwegian oil, gas and energy industry. The city has 10,000 conference chairs and the world’s highest pulpit.

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