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Januar 2014. Banquet for 400 people in the Congress Hall

Many thanks for a wonderful evening at Oslo Congress Centre for HSMAI's prize ceremony. What a great one it was. Delicious food! Our members are accustomed to the best and had high expectations.
Bengt Sjöström and his team met these expectations on an incredible level. And even for those people who were on the waiting list you whipped around and sorted out more food and tables. I am impressed and happy. Many thanks to Bengt Sjöström, Helge Johansen, Helena Ahlmén, Ingela Pettersson and to the boss himself, CEO Henning Stordal. Definitely recommend Oslo Congress Centre!

Ingunn Hofseth, CEO / President HSMAI Chapter Norway & HSMAI Europe

 

 

December 2013. Christmas Party for 200 people in Samfunnssalen

"Just want to provide some feedback to everyone who helped to ensure that we had a great Christmas dinner on Friday!

We are very satisfied with the service we received and how things were done throughout the evening! Cooperation with Zakaria throughout dinner worked brilliantly and food and wine was served and cleared at a good tempo so that the main course was hot and everything tasted great. Everyone I have spoken to, both during the evening and today, has boasted about the evening and was very pleased with the service we received.

This is the first time I have been involved in arranging a Christmas dinner for so many people, but with the excellent assistance we received from you in advance and from everyone there on the night itself, it went like a dream!

The technician was also outstanding and helped to ensure that the acts came off smoothly and that the atmosphere was great all evening, in addition to him providing suggestions for songs and intros when we needed this.

We are really pleased with the evening! I will certainly recommend you when for any such events in future."

Christopher Vogt, Departmental Supervisor

 

November 2013. Banquet for 700 people in the Congress Hall.

"When 78 years of history as an independent scientific university college was to end, we needed to have a party in a class of its own. We had set ourselves high goals for the party and Oslo Congress Centre helped a lot to ensure that the expectations of the 724 participants were met.

An entire arsenal of professional waiters who served hot food to 724 guests! Head waiter Thomas Jung had an iron grip and followed up with NVH's toastmaster about service, scheduling, and so on throughout the dinner. 
The technical elements worked perfectly - thanks to professional sound technicians, an experienced big band, and excellent preparation.
Event Coordinator Camilla M. Nordlund has been a pleasure to work with throughout the planning of the party.

We found that Oslo Congress Centre was an extremely professional provider for large events offering great service in all areas. Recommended!"

Kind regards, Gro Holter

 

Parker Hannifin AS - Sales Company Norway

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November 2013. Christmas Party for 40 guests in Hall D

"We are very pleased with the venue and the food. The venue was perfect for us and in the end everyone stayed in the hall since the dance floor, toilets, and bar were all there. The technology also worked very well. We had music played and danced away into the small hours. We have had feedback from several people that the food was fantastic, especially the main course. The staff did a fantastic job and gave us great service. That everyone got hot food instead of it being lukewarm, as so often happens at larger events, is particularly good.

Please pass on our regards to head waiter Zakaria, who did so much to make sure the Christmas dinner was a success. He told us about the different wines being served for each course, and was highly service-oriented and cheerful.

You can expect to see us again on another occasion :-)"

Trude Kristin Rossing - Payroll/ Account

 

Private client - wedding party

Tommy og Anela

November 2013. Wedding party, 110 guests in Hall D

"From the first to the last day we came into contact with you, the follow-up has been top notch. Plenty of emails, phone calls, not to mention meetings. We couldn't have hoped for a better event coordinator than you, Ingela, who arranged and managed all of this. We must also commend head waiter Zakaria and his staff who did a brilliant job at our wedding.

Will be recommending that all my friends and family use Oslo Congress Centre for future gatherings, parties, and so on.

A thousand thanks for making our wedding an unforgettable day."

Best wishes, Tommy & Anela Khan

 

Ageing and Health

September 2013. Meeting for 60 persons in the Auditorium

"On Tuesday 24th September we ran a successful course at Oslo Congress Centre.

In the Ageing and Health section at the Norwegian Centre for Research, Education and Service Development, we use the congress centre for most of our courses and conferences that we organise in Oslo, as we have been extremely pleased with the technical event support, rooms, food, and the service as a whole!

Our courses and conferences span several disciplines - everything from specific specialist courses for a single occupational group to interdisciplinary courses and conferences spread over two to three days. Our biggest event is Dementia Day with over 700 participants, which organise annually during the first week in December.

Regardless of size - the professional and service-focused staff at Oslo Congress Centre ensure that both our participants and us, as organisers, are happy. Our point of contact at Oslo Congress Centre is very accommodating and always does everything they can to make sure our events are successful.

Many thanks for your fantastic cooperation - we look forward to it continuing!"

Berit Toften, Head of Courses and Conferences

 

 

Private Client - Wedding

August 2013. 70 persones in Restaurant Møller

"We had a fantastic wedding with you! All our guests raved about the excellent food and great service.
The bride and groom were also very pleased - as indeed was I!
Once again, many thanks to you all!

PS. Lots of the guests enjoyed it so much that they will contact you when they need to hold events."

Kind regards, Mona Irene Pedersen (mother of bride)


 

Engasjert Byrå

August, meeting for 70 persons in Hall D

"We want to thank you at Oslo Congress Centre for a great event, brilliant service, and professional execution."

Marianne Danielsen, Office Manager Trondheim

 

Private Client

June 2013. Wedding for 60 persons in Hall D

"We had a great day, and we especially want to thank you (Ingela) and everyone else at the Congress Centre who made our day so successful! The ceremony was beautiful and we were extra lucky with the weather (it had been pouring with rain all morning). One funny thing was that we met the pair who got married after us in Vålerenga again at the Congress Centre later on in the day. They had also chosen you for their big day. 

The head waiter was friendly and attentive and took good care of us all evening. We would also like to mention what a pleasant surprise the serving staff were as they had learned all of our names (those of us on the head table) in advance. The food was simply delicious - we received lots of good feedback about it.  

In terms of atmosphere, Hall D was spot on. The lighting, in particular, contributed to setting the mood, and the colour was also a beautiful background for all the pictures that were taken. All the technical stuff worked and we have nothing negative to say about it. We hope you share this feedback with everyone who was involved, as you all helped to make our day so successful!"

Regards, Gunilla and Martin 

 

The Norwegian Association of Occupational Therapists

Norsk Ergoterapeut

May 2013. Meeting for 70 persons in the Forum 

"The Norwegian Association of Occupational Therapists carried out training of elected representatives, with approx. 70 participants, on 13th May 2013. The follow-up prior to and during the event, as well as the technical arrangements, ran smoothly. A delicious lunch was also served. We will definitely be returning on future occasions."

Brit-Toril Lundt, Negotiation Manager at the Norwegian Association of Occupational Therapists

 

Sogeti Norge AS

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May 2013. Meeting for 150 people in Hall B and dinner for 70 people in Restaurant Møller


“We are very, very pleased with our event at Oslo Congress Centre. Everything went smoothly and the small problems, such as a crackling in a microphone and some heavy air in the room, was fixed straight away!

This will be an annual event, and we think Hall B and the Foyer was absolutely excellent for this event. We will definitely contact you again when we start to look at the dates for next year.

Again, thank you for all your help and support that contributed to a very successful event”

Sincerely, Ellen Bøhler

 

 

Ungdom og Fritid (Youth and Leisure)

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May 2013. Meeting for 4 persons in Tyr.

"Our meeting at Oslo Congress Centre went very well. Our expectations of the premises were certainly met. I would like to emphasize that all the people we were in contact with were very nice and helpful.

The only thing we struggled with was some markers, which was a little bad ...

But since that's the only negative we can think of, I must say that we had a reasonably good day:-)"

 

 

Elevorganisasjonen (The Student Organization)

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March 2013. Meeting + banquet. 500 people in the Congress Hall

"For five days we held our yearly congress at Oslo Congress Centre and we sit back with a wonderful feeling. Our event went smoothly with great follow-up before and during the meeting!

On behalf of the central executive, the organization and all the participants - Thank you for a fantastic week! "

 

 

Ernst & Young

December 2012. Christmas party, 570 people in the Congress Hall

"Thank you for the wonderful implementation of our event. Your crew was very professional, the service was unbelievable and the atmosphere was great.

It was a pleasure working with you! "

 

 

Just Cruzin 'Production

October 2012. Meeting for 750 people

"Dear Nathalie and all your fine colleagues,

Thank you for a terrific conducted conference. Your consistently professional and attentive service spirit truly infected the whole event - thank you for that!

Our impression is that Oslo Congress Centre is always in total control of the implementation. The staff always meets us with a smile, even when we ask the strangest of questions. Thank you! "

Signe wirelles, JCP

 

 

Hadselklubben

October 2012. Dinner for 90 people in Samfunnssalen


"We had a great evening and the board is very pleased. Your staff did a great job!

The facilities were great and the food was absolutely delicious. All the guests truly enjoyed themselves. We have received nothing but positive feedback - from the venue, food and execution of the event. In other words - a perfect evening for us.

It has been a pleasure working with you! Thanks a lot for this time "


Gretha Blom Krey, Chairman of Hadsel Club

 

 

Amnesty International

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August 2012. Meeting, 80 people in Hall D

 

"We had a great time and everything worked perfectly; the facilities, the technical equipment etc.

All the food and beverage was served on time and it all tasted very good. We also received great feedback on the fresh fruit and nuts.

All in all, we are very pleased with our meeting at Oslo Congress Centre."

Helen Refseth, Team Leader-FAL - telethon Norwegian Amnesty International 2012

  

 

Bislett Alliance

June 2012. Banquet for 900 people in the Congress Hall

 

This year, for the first time, Bislett Alliance big dinner (in connection with the Exxon Mobil Bislett Games) was held at Oslo Congress Centre. This is a 25 year old event.

We experienced that Oslo Congress Centre was perfect for our 1,000 guests. The location is perfect, right in the center of Oslo. Furthermore, we would like to tribute the staff for very good planning in advance and great execution.

 

 

Private client 

Bryllup

Wedding, 60 people in Hall D

Thank you!

We had a wonderful wedding reception with you, could not be better! The food was delicious and the atmosphere very well :) One of the things we and our guests really appreciated was the incredibly friendly and professional people who served food and drinks and made sure the evening went so smoothly. Our toast master thought it was a delight to work with your staff, and we've got a lot of feedback from our guests on how gentle and attentive they were. In particular, we must mention the head waiter, Zacharias. He did a fantastic job and made sure we had a perfect evening.

Thank you so much for the good cooperation and good planning and follow-up. We are very pleased to have had our wedding reception with you! 

Regards Christine and HenningThe Norwegian Dental Association

 

Logo- Den norske tannlegeforening

The Norwegian Dental Association has, since the 90-ties, arranged yearly January- conferences at Oslo Congress Centre and we will definitely come back in the years to come. We think that Oslo Congress Centre differs from other conference facilities on a number of facts. There is no other facility in Oslo with this many meeting rooms of various sizes. The service is dedicated and genuine from all the employees, there is no unpleasant staff and you can feel that they genuinely want to help you. This is important! The communication and planning is professional and we feel we are in safe hands.

Ann Kristin Engh Solem, The Norwegian Dental association

 

The Norwegian Hospital and Health Service Organisation

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The Norwegian Hospital and Health Service Organisation (NSH) has for over 10 years had small and larger conferences at Oslo Congress Centre. The largest one is the Leadership Conference, which has had between 450- 550 delegates. This is a two-day conference that embodies an academic part with both cultural and entertainment elements, plus a small trade fair.

Oslo Congress Centre has delivered all food and beverages during this conference and it has been done satisfactory. We are especially pleased with great technical competence, but also with the service before, during and after the event.

May Britt Buhaug, the Norwegian Hospital and Health Service Organisation

 

Ageing and Health- Norwegian Centre for Research, Education and Service Development

We are really satisfied with everything from the food to the technical support! All staff at Oslo Congress Centre is really professional!

Please let everyone know this, thank them and let them know we will come back next October.  

Stine Skorpen, Specialist Nurse/ Project Manager

 

Norges NaturmedisinSentral

Two years in a row, Norges NaturmedisinSentral has arranged congresses at Oslo Congress Centre and we are consistently satisfied with their handling of our events. They have been very helpful, professional and adaptive so that everything would run smoothly. All technical support during the lectures has been excellent and assistance is never far away. Lunch is also impeccable.

Erling Moxness, Marketing responsible- Norges NaturmedisinSentral

 

Compendia

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Oslo Congress Centre is a partner that Compendia trust 100 percent. You are professional in what you do and you provide excellent service. Compendia sends out an evaluation after every seminar. One question is "In total, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you when it comes to Oslo Congress Centre’s facilities (facilities, equipment, air-condition etc)?". On a scale from 1 - 6 (6 being the best), the average score from the last breakfast seminars in regards to this question is 5,4.

Gunn-Lisbet Opshaug, Marketing Manager Compendia

 

Oslo Kommune- Health and wellfare

Logo, Oslo Kommune

10th of May 2011. Meeting, 70 persons in Forum

We are absolutely satisfied. Everything went well. I had to ask about a few things and make late reservations concerning the food, but the young ladies at the reception fixed everything head on and with a great mood. This goes for the staff in the kitchen as well since we had to order more food and change the order to something other than pork.

The technical staff was also very pleasant and helped us when we needed technical assistance.

You can give great feedback to all the employees that we were in contact with throughout the day.

Thanks for the stay!

Merete Solberg, Oslo Kommune – Health and wellfare

 

 

Office for Children, Youth and Family Affairs

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11 May 2011. Meeting, 130 people in the Auditorium

"We are very satisfied with the event at the Oslo Congress Centre on 11 May.

The Auditorium worked well for our event with musical interludes and lectures throughout the day. The food was very good and was served in a comfortable restaurant.

Rolls, fruit and cake were available during the breaks. We felt that we were looked after very well.

A technician also came to our aid when we were having some problems in getting our presentation on screen before the event began.

Thank you for a good event. We would like to come back."

Tom Bache-Gabrielsen, Senior consultant, Office for Children, Youth and Family Affairs

 

Oslo Grafiske Fagforening

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31 March 2011. Meeting and Dinner, 120 people in Samfunnssalen

"I’d like to report back on a successful event in Samfunnssalen.

You can tell everyone that everything went well from start to finish: set-up, food and all the technology. And very good follow up, with good communication throughout.

Please let everyone involved know!"

Adolf Larsen, Oslo Grafiske Fagforening

 

Haugnes Kompetanse

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26 January 2011. Meeting, 250 people in Hall A

Thank you very much for an excellent event at the Oslo Congress Centre:-) I am pretty sure that you have a good working environment, because everyone talks to everyone else and there is a lot of laughter between the staff – as well as a positive "Of course we can do it" attitude.

Kristian Haugnes, managing director, Haugnes Kompetanse

 

GRESS banquet

20th January 2011. Banquet, 770 people in Congress Hall

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“A heartfelt thanks for yet another successful GRESS banquet!

We are very pleased that everything functioned so exceptionally well from beginning to end; the food and wine were absolutely superb, the service was fantastic, the logistics throughout the entire evening were impeccable, and, last but not least, the registration of guests upon arrival to the banquet was flawless.

Once again, heartfelt thanks for an exceptional event, and we hope to be able to make use of your services again in the future.”

Jan Muri, chairman of GRESS-gruppen AS

 

The Norwegian Computer Society

22nd November 2010. Meeting and gala dinner, 175 people in the Congress Hall

Referanser -  logo, Den Norske dataforeningen

“The Norwegian Computer Society held an awards ceremony for the 2010 Rosing Prize at Oslo Congress Centre on 22 November. It was a successful event on every level. The Centre’s employees were highly professional from the start, providing good advice whilst at the same time being open to our needs for this important evening.

Everything was in place when the day came. Skilled technicians and good servers under the management of a highly present and professional head chef. And extra kudos for the very delicate and delicious tapas. Among the city’s absolute finest in terms of taste and presentation!”

Edgar Valdmanis, MBA Marketing Director for the Norwegian Computer Society

 

The Norwegian Cerebral Palsy Association

14th January 2011. Meeting and 10 exhibitors. 550 people in the Congress Hall, the Foyer and Forum

Referanse, CP

"The conference on Friday was a great success with many satisfied participants. Everything goes smoothly working with you, and this means everything for us. Down in the foyer, the coatroom, cleaning, plate service, lunch and technicians. Everything was just as we were hoping for, and everyone is smiling and pleasant. So you can definitely give good reviews to all of them.

We would have had a hard time handling such a large event if not for professionals such as you.

THANKS A MILLION! See you next year."

Sincerely, Randi Vehle Rodriguez, Norwegian Cerebral Palsy Association

 

Seminarpartner

30th April 2010. Event, 700 people in Congress Hall

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“In April 2010 we had a large spring party with about 750 people at Oslo Congress Centre.

We, along with our customers, were very pleased with the event. Excellent service from the very first contact, helpful meetings before the event with the head chef, technicians, etc.

On the actual day of the event, we had access to the facilities from 2 pm, and we were also allowed access to the facilities the night before in order to rig extra lights for both stages. The food service went very well and was also carried out at a very good pace, so that everyone was served their meal within a short amount of time, which was also a plus.

Our company has held several hundred events around the world, and we can wholeheartedly recommend Oslo Congress Centre.”

Per Alm, Zuper Entertainment / Seminarpartner Event.

 

Gyro Conference

22nd - 26th August 2010. T2010 Conference, 350 people pr. day in Hall AHall B+C, the Auditorium and Hall D. 19 exhibitors in the Foyer and Forum.

7th- 10th July 2009. ECP 2009, 700 people pr. day in all meeting rooms.

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"Gyro Conference has had the pleasure of working with Oslo Congress Centre for many years. We have held a number of national and international events at Oslo Congress Centre, and have always considered the Arena of Opportunities to be an effective, skilled and pleasant business partner on behalf of our clients. With its central location in central Oslo, Oslo Congress Centre also serves us as a natural unit in a “conference cluster” when it comes to really large events that dictate using more than one arena because of their size.”

Evy R. Børseth, Conference Project Coordinator

 

Just Cruizin' Production

Referanse - JCP

“Just Cruzin’ Production has chosen to hold events at Oslo Congress Centre for many reasons. We see Oslo Congress Centre as a wonderful alternative for large events in the middle of central Oslo. The location is good, and the service is extremely helpful and accommodating. We have customers who have annual events at Oslo Congress Centre, which speaks to their continued good service, facilities, food, drink, and not least of all – their staff!

JCP will continue to use Oslo Congress Centre for its events of various sizes in the future, and we look forward to our continued cooperation!”

Morten Christiansen, project manager for Just Cruzin’ Production.

 

Kommunal Kompetanse

Referanse - Kommunal kompetanse

“Oslo Congress Centre is our preferred partner when planning our courses and conferences in Oslo. They are professional and flexible, and always deliver very good service.”

Ottar Mjelde, Kommunal Kompetanse

 

Norsk Møteforum

Referanse - Norsk Møteforum

“Norsk Møteforum AS holds several meeting forums each year in the Congress Hall at Oslo Congress Centre.

We have been extremely happy with the service, flexibility, and can-do attitude among staff at Oslo Congress Centre. There are no surprises, and everything is provided in an exceptional manner. We look forward to making use of your services again in the future.”

Kristian Jakobsen, events manager for Norsk Møteforum AS

 

Hotellmegleren

Referanse - Hotellmegleren

“Hotellmegleren has had a close working relationship with Oslo Congress Centre for many years.

Oslo Congress Centre was chosen as an events venue for and by many of our customers for both large- and small-scale events, as we know that we can be sure that our customers will be well taken care of by the professional staff at Oslo Congress Centre. Information and follow-up are punctual, and when it comes to technical event coordination, Oslo Congress Centre has shown time after time that they deliver everything requested and beyond.

Hotellmegleren is please to recommend Oslo Congress Centre for both large- and small-scale conferences, meetings and congresses.”

Anne-Mari Hernes, Hotellmegleren – Partner

 

Confex

Referanse - Confex

“Confex Group AS is Scandinavia’s leading developer and supplier of open courses and conferences. We use Oslo Congress Centre as our preferred partner when planning our courses and conferences.

We have been working with Oslo Conference Centre for many years, and we are happy to say that we have always been met by professional and service-minded staff. Confex is dependent on having a partner such as Oslo Congress Centre, a partner we can depend on fully.”

Lisa Nordblom, events coordinator for Confex Norge AS

 

Norske Idrettsleder-Veteraner

Referanse - Norske Idrettsveteraner

“I would like to say thank you for the excellent work during preparation and holding of our annual meeting and dinner.

The positive and flexible attitude we encountered in everyone we talked with, both before and during the annual meeting was truly remarkable!!

Thanks a million to the restaurant manager, head waiter, technicians and restaurant staff."

Bjørn Bogerud, Vice-president and toastmaster for Norske Idrettsleder-Veteraner

 

Microsoft Norge

Referanse - Microsoft

"Microsoft Norway holds several events each year at Oslo Congress Centre. When you have more 1,000 invitees, it is important that everything goes smoothly, right down to the smallest detail. When the doors open and the attendees arrive, everything must run according to plan - you only get one chance! The staff of Oslo Congress Centre is an important success factor for us. They are always well-prepared when we arrive".

Helene T. Clementsen, Microsoft Norway AS

 

Iss Facility Services

Referanse - ISS

"Thanks for a stunning event!. This year's strategy and management meeting was a roaring success!"

Gry Borge, ISS Facility Services AS

 

IBM Norge

Referanse - IBM

"Many thanks for the 25th of January! It was a great evening and everything was very nicely served and handled at your end!"

Anne C. Taranger Gjestdahl, IBM Norge

 

Den Norske Tannlegeforening

Referanse - Den Norske Tannlegeforening

"We have to say that we were highly satisfied with the running of the January courses. The staff at the Oslo Congress Centre are extremely professional and everything went as planned. This made the time very enjoyable for us :-) ”

Hanne Larsson-Fremberg, Den norske tannlegeforeningen

 

Høgskolen i Vestfold

Referanse - Høgskolen i Vestfold

“Vestfold University College has been working with Oslo Congress Centre for many years. We have needed instruction rooms of various sizes and layouts. This cooperation has worked out very well, and we have relied entirely on the experience and professionalism of Oslo Congress Centre. Because of their skill and expertise, unanticipated events have been handled in a way that worked out for everyone involved.

“We’ve had a contact person whom we’ve been able to turn to. This has been a major advantage for us, as it has made booking and changes simple and flexible, and it has been a great comfort to have someone in total control of the practical aspects of our instruction days. Høgskolen in Vestfold has been very satisfied with our work together.”

Geir Hovland, Vestfold University College (Department of Social Studies)

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