The reception will be held at the City Hall, a 10-minute walk from the conference hotel. Oslo City Hall hosts more than 300,000 national and international guests each year. It is the capital´s most important venue for formal ceremonies and hosts approximately 300 arrangements each year, amongst them the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The reception will take place on Monday, 11 June, from 18:00–19:30 at the City Hall. Finger food and soft drinks/wine will be served. Informal/smart dress required.
18:00: Guided walk in city centre
We offer you the opportunity to enjoy the old city of Oslo and the castle by joining a guided tour before the conference dinner. The tour starts from the conference hotel and end at the venue for the dinner. The tour is included in the conference fee.
20:00 Conference dinner
The conference dinner will take place at restaurant Gamle Logen, a 15-minute walk from the conference hotel. A three-course dinner with wine and soft drinks will be served.
Originally built as a Masonic lodge, Gamle Logen has served as a banquet and concert hall since 1836 under the initiative of Count Wedel Jarlsberg. It has played a major role in the development of Norway´s cultural life. Norwegian artists of both national and international fame have performed here, such as Edvard Grieg, Henrik Ibsen, Ole Bull, Johan Svendsen, Halfdan Kierulf, Henrik Wergeland and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. International artists of world renown, such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Josephine Baker, to mention but a few, have also performed at Gamle Logen.
14:30 – 18:00: Technical tour
The technical tour will take place on Wednesday, 13 June, and goes to Nedre Romerike Vannverk. The buses leave from the conference hotel, and return to the hotel or to the airport for those of you who wish. Expected arrival at the airport is approximately 18:30.
Nedre Romerike Vannverk
Nedre Romerike Vannverk (NRV) IKS is a utility located in the north of Oslo. The utility is owned by seven municipalities and delivers water to approximately 160,000 people. The utility’s location between Oslo and the airport Gardermoen points to the region having the greatest population growth in Norway (2% annual increase in the last 20 years).
NRV is also the largest waterworks in Norway with a river source, the river Glomma. The water treatment consists of chemical precipitation with pulsators, two-media filtration, GAC filtration, UV, chlorination and pH adjustment.
The tour will give attendees an opportunity to visit the treatment plant, but will also present our work to continuously increase capacity while handling a demanding raw-water quality.