Social Program

Official Welcome - Wednesday, August 19


The official Welcome Reception will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 19.

The event will take place at The United Sardine Factory (USF).

USF is located by the seaside at Georgernes Verft and was once the largest cannery in Norway. In the early 1990s the old factory was transformed into a multiple arena - an art and cultural centre - which is unique in size and variety, according to both Norwegian and international standards. Art and culture are produced, organized and passed on in several forms and genres in a building that is more than 12,000 square meters.

We will all meet at the quai opposite the road from Radisson SAS Royal at 18:30. From here we will take a 30-minutes boat trip on the fjord before we arrive at the United Sardine Factory (USF).

If you are not able to make it to the boat trip, it is also possible to walk to USF at Georgernes Verft. It's just a 10 to 15-minutes walk from "Bryggen." For walking instructions please see the white dotted line on the map which is attached below.

The official reception will begin at 19:30.

Please note that no transportation is arranged for the return.

The welcome reception is included in the registration fee.

Map Bergen_city_centre.pdf

Conference Supper - Friday, August 21


The Conference Supper will take place at Fløien Folkerestaurant on the night of Friday, August 21. Located on Fløien, one of the seven mountains surrounding the city, the restaurant boasts the most magnificent views of any restaurant in Bergen.

The building was completed on July 13, 1925, forming a landmark for Bergen. The architecture was designed to the tiniest detail, including ornamentation and interior, by Einar Oscar Schou (1877 - 1966). After comprehensive restoration, the restaurant reopened on June 13, 1992 under the name Fløien Folkerestaurant.

Here we will enjoy a small taste of Norway and there will be both speeches and entertainment during the evening.

The funicular, Fløibanen will carry us up to the restaurant. We will meet at Fløibanen's lower station at 19:45. As you will see from the map attached above the station is located at Vetrlidsallmenningen, close to the Fish Market.

After the end of the evening, the funicular will bring us down to the city centre again. There will be more departures. For those of you who want to get some exercise before going to sleep, we recommend a slow walk down. It will not take more than 30-40 minutes.

Please note that the Conference Supper is not included in the registration fee. Both delegates and accompanying persons must whow pre-purchased tickets to join the supper. The fee is €50 for delegates as well as for accompanying persons.