ONS Norway cancelled

Published:  07 April, 2015

Low oil prices leads to cancellation of exhibition and conference for the oil and gas industry in the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Low activity and great uncertainty in the industry have meant that too few exhibitors have registered to the biennial event.

ONS Norway 2015 was going to be held in Stavanger 17-19 August. According to the event organisers, exhibitor registration was good until early in the year before it stagnated: “There have also recently been a number of cancellations by companies that are struggling,” said CEO Leif Johan Sevland, who added: “Too few exhibitors means that we cannot create a meeting place with the famous ONS quality that exhibitors expect and deserve. We must take the consequences.

“We know that the event would have been very good. The conference themes were in place, and we had several new elements that would have drawn many visitors. But we also need many exhibitors to create a good meeting place. We’ve done everything we could to get exhibitors, but the situation in the market is unfortunately beyond our control,” says Sevland.

However, ONS 2016 will not be affected: “For ONS 2016 we see no lack of interest at the present stage. With the exception of 2014 we have never before seen the booking numbers we are currently seeing for ONS,” says Sevland.

Offshore Northern Seas 2016 (ONS 2016) conference and exhibition is a biennial event, alternating with Offshore Europe 2015 and Offshore Northern Seas Norway (ONS Norway).

The biennial ONS exhibition regularly attracts over 1,000 exhibitors as well as numerous visitors – in 2014 the exhibition organiser reported 91, 682 visitors to the 33,000m2 exhibition area. For 2016 a new exhibition hall is planned.

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