Association Meetings Programme 2016

Stavanger, Norway


Welcome to Stavanger 
Charming city center and home to the spectacular fjords.
Founded in the year 1125, Stavanger is a vibrant city with history, beautiful scenery and numerous cultural activities. The center is small and compact. Stavanger is a safe city where you can stroll on your own through the charming historic city centre containing both local shops and large modern shopping centres. See the cathedral, the fish and vegetable markets, the “Old Town”, narrow alleys, galleries and museums. Nearby there are several golf courses and the many walking and biking paths take you into the beautiful park and recreational areas. Stavanger is well-known for its wide range of culinary temptations, with seafood from the fjords, sweet tomatoes from Ryfylke and free-range mountain lamb being some of the local specialties. 

Energy capital
The energy industry has made Norway and Stavanger prosperous, and given the region an international character. Most of the larger national and international energy companies have their headquarters situated in this area, and therefore Stavanger is recognized as the European Energy Capital.

Smart City
Along nine other cities in Europe, the Stavanger region holds the European status as Smart City Lighthouse. Stavanger is proud to be one of thr
ee cities in the EU Triangulum project, which is set to demonstrate, disseminate and replicate solutions and frameworks for Europe’s future smart cities.

For the Stavanger region, the Triangulum project will contribute to lowering emissions, improving welfare technology and improving the quality of public transportation.

Indulge in history
Norway is the home of the Vikings, where more than a thousand years ago, Norway was united into a single realm at the battle of Hafrsfjord just outside the city center.

Spectacular destination, surrounded by majestic scenery of Norways’ fjords
Stavanger is part of Fjord Norway and home to the world famous Pulpit Rock, offering some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. This coastal area is surrounded by 70 kilometres of white sandy beaches and the North Sea, and is home to one of Norway’s most imposing landmarks, The Pulpit Rock. Stavanger is truly a unique destination for meetings, events and conferences.

Read more about the Stavanger Region here

Download the Stavanger Region Tourist guide here



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