Norway – richly endowed with scenic wonders, world-class cultural, scientific, and business resources, and superb MICE venues – awaits your arrival. Achieving successful, memorable events is assured when meeting, incentive, conference and event (MICE) decision-makers rely on Congress-Conference, Norway’s foremost professional conference organiser.
Where travellers seek out deep fjords, the midnight sun, fantastic Scandinavian cuisine, as well as historic towns and world-class sports, event planners book ideal meeting facilities that are ultra-modern, efficient, and cost-effective.
Imagine holding a congress session at the magnificent fjord-side Oslo Opera House or staging a networking event high above the city in a rustic log-built hotel, just steps from the city’s famous ski jump. Variety, innovation, and flawless execution are hallmarks of events crafted by Congress-Conference.
Events organised by Congress-Conference take place in attractive meeting venues in Oslo, the country’s vibrant capital and business centre; in Stavanger, the oil capital of the region’s booming offshore industry; in Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city and fjord gateway; and in Trondheim, once a Medieval pilgrimage site and now a technology hub.
Going green and eco-sustainability are in-house strengths at Congress-Conference
“Meetings small and large become great successes when they are inspiring,” says Mimi Lie, CEO and co-founder of Congress-Conference AS. “We meticulously execute events and boost enthusiasm through first-rate entertainment, ample networking space, and enjoyable tours, dining and shopping for participants and accompanying persons.”
Historic fortresses, hi-tech centres, art galleries, panoramic aeries and sailing ships (including Viking longboat replicas and the tall ship made famous in the 1958 movie, Windjammer) are typical outing locales booked for Congress-Conference clients. Entertainment can include performances from acclaimed musicians, dance ensembles, and dramatised saga legends in a cabaret ambience, and as gala celebration gems.
Going green and eco-sustainability – key commitments of leading international companies and professional organisations – are in-house strengths at Congress-Conference.
“We became the first professional conference organiser in Norway to earn Eco-Lighthouse certification following rigorous training for this public-private initiative,” says Øivind R Lie, Project Director and co-founder of Congress-Conference AS. Øivind has proved that sustainability is a competitive advantage that can also be profitable. His team trims costs through lessened energy consumption and transportation, and via digital document publication and waste reduction at event sites.
A step ahead
A guiding principle for Congress-Conference is enabling every MICE client to devote their fullest attention to their guests, conference delegates and each event activity. This goal is achieved by Congress-Conference executing overall project management and day-to-day handling of event resources: staffing, meeting rooms, technical equipment, registration, reservations, bookkeeping, transportation, and dining, beverage and snack facilities.
Congress-Conference excels at meeting management. Founded in 1987, the PCO was also the first Norwegian member of IAPCO, the leading international organisation for professional congress organisers. IAPCO membership provides ongoing access to industry best practices, refined by more than 50 top performers worldwide. By participating in event planning at an early stage, Congress-Conference draws upon the best suppliers, and exercises considerable purchasing power to secure favourable pricing.
The IT system deployed by Congress-Conference for event management, reservations, and bookkeeping delivered error-free handling of the largest scientific meeting held to date in Norway: 6,000 delegates, eight parallel sessions, plenary assemblies, a major technical exhibition, professional tours and diverse activities for participants. The project was completed as budgeted, and the client reported that the complex event “was handled perfectly by Congress-Conference”.
For memorable business gatherings, unique incentive awards, or major conferences, Norway offers outstanding venues. Let the professionals at Congress-Conference advise, guide, and deliver your ideal MICE experience.