Meet Me In Oslo
Without a doubt, Oslo, Norway is one of the finest places a person would want to be during early June of any year. The nearly endless days, with light never quite conceding the sky to night, the vibrant social activities enjoyed equally by visitors and locals, and breathtaking scenery second to none. Oh, and Oslo also host arguably the world's finest maritime exhibition here every other year, too.
Aptly dubbed "the shipping week you can't miss," Nor-Shipping 2001 is scheduled to takeover Oslo once again from May 29 to June 1,2001.
The exhibition, which was at one time long ago thought (erroneously or not) to be an almost exclusive Scandinavian event, has emerged as one of the top two maritime exhibitions in the world, rivaled only by Hamburg, Germany's SMM show. Oslo attracts a truly diverse and international audience of ship owners; shipbuilders; and ship equipment and system suppliers.
Twenty national pavilions are being organized by such countries as Singapore, China, France, Russia, the U.S.
and the U.K., and the approximately 650 main exhibitors hail from some 51 countries.
The show has grown so much that 2001 is the last at its current home, the Sjelyst Exhibition Center. Busting at the seams for years, the show has finally outgrown its current environ, and in 2003 it will move to a modern new exhibition and conference center at Lillestram - midway between Oslo and its airport.
For those who fear that the move will detract from one of the exhibition's main attractions - Oslo itself - fear not, as the intent is to hold the exhibition portion in a traditional exhibition facility, while maintaining the full roster of social events in and around Oslo. And in the true Nor-Shipping tradition, it is a good bet that just as much business is conducted outside the exhibition hall as in, if not more. Whether on a golf course, out and about at the Aker Brygge, on a fjord cruise or at the famous DNV Barbecue for 2,000 close friends, business ties are formed and strengthened throughout the entire week.
In 1999, Nor-Shipping broke all previous attendance records, as approximately 14,500 industry professionals from over 70 countries attended. They were able to view and make contact with over 1,300 companies from some 50 nations, spread over 650 individual stands.
Other stories from May 2001 issue
- EU Subsidy Program To Be Considered page: 4
- Nichols Brothers Delivers 39-knot Catamaran page: 4
- New Dimension for Hapag-Lloyd page: 8
- Cathedral Power page: 8
- "The Floating Volvo" HHI Builds Twin Engine V-Max VLCC page: 12
- EAR Takes Lead In RoPax Market page: 14
- N e w ATB Joint Venture Is Formed page: 16
- Unauthorized W e l d i n g Caused Carnival Ecstasy Fire page: 17
- Castor's Downfall: Hyper-Accelerated Corrosion page: 18
- N N S 1Q EPS Up 19% page: 27
- N a v y Honors Propeller Expert page: 28
- L-3 Communications Delivers Premiere Production HVR page: 29
- New "Ax-Bow" To Increase Ships' Efficiency page: 30
- R o - C l e a n D e s m i Sets W o r ld R e c o r d For L a r g e s t O il C o n t a i n m e n t B o om page: 31
- Reintjes IPP System Rewarded W i t h Orders page: 32
- Online Design, Drafting Offered page: 32
- Large Passenger Vessels Benefit From Norsafe's Rescube page: 33
- Ensolve Develops Innovative Oily Water Separator page: 34
- Titan Innovation Replaces Sheerleg Crane page: 35
- NavCad V 4 . 0 Released page: 35
- The Tribon Ml Developer's Toolkit page: 36
- Autoship Systems Software: Ruling The Waves page: 36
- Yachting Consult Offers MasterShip page: 37
- Barging Ahead page: 38
- Size Matters page: 42
- ISU Survey Points Out Bunker Concerns page: 43
- Carnivals New Spirit page: 44
- Meet Me In Oslo page: 48
- Norway's Caretaker Protects Precious Cargo page: 50
- 2 0 0 0 A Good Year for MaK page: 57
- AMCV Christens Premiere Vessel In Delta Queen Fleet page: 60