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Norway Convention Centre just outside Oslo offers international standards for your event  - Photo: OPO
Norway Convention Centre just outside Oslo offers international standards for your event Photo: OPO

Norway Convention Centre

Just 11 minutes from downtown Oslo, Norway Convention Centre can accommodate conferences and congresses for up to 12,000 delegates.


Whatever the size of your event, Norway Convention Centre offers far more than a spectacular building. The centre can provide a setting able to create magical moments, a sense of occasion and pure pleasure, as well as networking. So when you want to organise a meeting or conference, reception, presentation, party, press conference, VIP room or catering in connection with your event, Norway Convention Centre offers a congress and exhibition centre which meets international standards in cooperation with Thon Hotel Arena.

Up to 12,000 delegates

Norway Convention Centre offers a plenary capacity for 6,000 delegates, a total display area of 39,000 square metres and 55 meeting rooms - a professional meeting place for business opportunities. Activities include international trade shows, congresses, corporate events and banquets. The central venue for concerts and congresses, Oslo Spektrum, is available with some 8,500 seats.

Norway Convention Centre is the only centre in Norway with the capacity to stage conferences or congresses for up to 12,000 delegates. Hall B is a wholly unobstructed event and congress hall covering 7,200 square metres, which can be sub-divided into four halls. This new hall E is tailored for events combined with conventions and meetings. The halls are directly linked to a large foyer of 2,600 square metres, and two impressive entrance areas of 1,400 square metres.

Service centre

Professional project managers will help you with all the technical and practical aspects of your event to ensure success. The service centre is staffed by customer-oriented staff who can give exhibitors and organisers advice and guidance on planning and ordering equipment for their stand or event. The centre cooperates with a large number of sub-contractors, who collectively deliver a full range of equipment and services.

Food and drinks

The cafes, bars and restaurants at the centre offer a range of tasty food and refreshing beverages for your event. Conveniently located cafeterias and restaurants provide freshly brewed coffee and tea, a range of fine beverages, and delicious cakes and sandwiches. The hotels banqueting chamber seats up to 800 delegates and the restaurant accommodates 500. In Hall B, 6,000 delegates can dine simultaneously. There are opportunities for package solutions with specially designed menus, or tailored solutions, in addition to the a la carte restaurant and nightclub/bar.

Norway Convention Centre can help you with:

  • Assistance in planning
  • Coordination of programmes and activities
  • Recommendations of excursions, activities and tour programmes
  • Preliminary reservations and presentation of special offers
  • Information on hotels, venues and activities
  • Brochures and photos from the region
  • An introduction to professional organisers, PCOs and DMCs.


Norway Convention Centre is located 11 minutes by train from Oslo's Central Station. It is 12 minutes by train from Oslo Airport Gardermoen and 15 minutes by road from Oslo city centre.


  • 39,000 square metres on one level, divided between five halls
  • 30,000 square metres of outdoor exhibition space
  • 6,000-seat conference plenary hall
  • 6,000-seat banqueting hall
  • The Thon Hotel Arena has 355 rooms directly linked to the exhibition centre
  • Full-service organiser with superb facilities
  • All meeting rooms are connected by a high-speed network

Contact information

Norges Varemesse Norway Convention Centre
P.O. Box 75
NO-2001 Lillestrøm
Phone: +47 66 93 91 36
Fax: +47 66 93 91 01
Web: www.messe.no 

You can also contact Norway Convention Centre staff directly:

Arild Honningsvåg
Director, External Events
Phone: +47 66 93 91 45
Mob: +47 92 64 87 20
Email: ah@messe.no

Last updated:  2013-11-21



Thon Hotels

With hotels from Hammerfest in the north to Kristiansand in the south, Thon Hotels offer meeting venues with capacity for up to 10,000 people.

Conference centres and exhibition halls in Oslo

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The capital of Norway is also its largest city with almost 635,000 inhabitants. Oslo Airport Gardermoen is 55 kilometres from the city centre.


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