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ONS+ area, free and open to everyone - all three nights

A popular networking arena in the evenings for locals and visitors to ONS
This is the place where you can unwind after a long day at the exhibition, meet old friends, and get new ones. Every night during ONS, Stavanger Harbour will be transformed into a small urban village. Pavilions placed alongside the harbour offer food, drinks, music, as well as being the hosts for our new concept: debates, discussions and presentation around the theme energy in society.

You may choose to listen to debates while having a meal, or you can simply have a drink with friends.

Energetic debates at ONS+

Interested in politics, economy, climate debates and society in general?

ONS+ brings some of the hottest topics from the conference arenas downtown and we aim to create a social and interesting arena for a broad energy industry. We guarantee high quality debates and new perspectives from industry leaders, influencers and politicians in an informal setting.

See full programme from 2022 here.

How to host:

Want to host debates in downtown Stavanger?
  • You get an assigned timeslot on your preferred day in a suitable venue at the ONS+ area
  • You get the opportunity to arrange one or several short 30-45 min informal events on a topic around energy in society
  • ONS can be of assistance with topics and speakers
  • Your event will be listed as part of the ONS+ Programme
  • Invite your network to attend
  • The event should be free and open to all

Arranging events is free of charge, the only cost is for the technical equipment.

Apply to participate through our ONS+ application portal


Boats in the harbour is an integrated part of the ONS+ area. You can host events all three nights on the boat and become a part of the official ONS+ programme by hosting open energy debates onboard.

Interested in docking your boat during ONS? Please apply here

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Every night during ONS, Stavanger Harbour is transformed into a small, urban village of energy – pavilions.

We are eager to give you a place to really invest in the value of business after hours. One way of doing this is to host a pavillion for network, debates and receptions. The pavilions along the harbour offer food, drink, entertainment and energy discussions.

We offer a ready-to-use pavilion where all the basic infrastructure is set up in advance. This includes tent, flooring, lighting, water, electricity, heating, and garden area.​ ​

ONS coordinates several energy debates and might request to use the pavilion as a location for some of these activities.​ The pavilion should be open to all during the official opening hours of ONS+.

See map to the right for the 2024 set up.

Interested in hosting your own ONS+ Pavilion?
  • Book your own pavilion along the Stavanger harbour
  • The pavilion comes ready with basic infrastructure (flooring/garden area/ electricity/lightning/water)
  • The pavilion should offer food and drinks for sale
  • The pavilion should have music or other entertainments
  • The pavilion should be free and open to all
  • We encourage pavilion owners to host energy debates

If you have any questions, please contact Tonje Skålevik –

ONS+ Global Relay For Life

The race is a collaboration between ONS and the Norwegian Cancer Society - because energy and health goes together.

The Global Relay For Life race is open to everyone in Stavanger – and everyone at ONS. Support a good cause while you get some activity. Check out this video to learn more about this important partnership.

The ONS road race is one of the biggest in the region and takes place on the Wednesday during the ONS week.

The companies exhibiting at ONS often encourage their staff and families to join this fun race. The race has a family-focus and traditionally 40% of the participants are children.

The course is only four kilometres long, from the ONS venue to the centre of Stavanger. At the finishing line, there’s food, drink, and entertainment on the stage.

The runners can decide whether they want to run their fastest, jog, run in fancy dress – or just take a stroll together from ONS to the city centre.

Sign up here!

Practical information
  • Starting-point inside Vikinghallen by the ONS venue
  • The course is 4 km long
  • Entertainment and food/ drink at the finishing line downtown

Day: Wednesday 28 August
Time: 18:00 warm-up, 18:15 race starts (registration numbers can be picked up in Vikinghallen from 17:00)

Sign up here!

ONS Concert

The ONS concert in downtown Stavanger attracted more than 26 000 people in 2022. It is free and open for all.

This year's concert will be on Wednesday, 28 August, 2024, 20.00.
Headliner: Dagny

Previous concerts:
2022: Highasakite
2018: Aurora
2016: Karpe Diem
2014: Ylvis

Want to book a table in the ONS+ Energy Lounge?

Want to book a table in the ONS+ Energy Lounge? ONS+ Energy Lounge will be a part of the small, urban village of pavilions downtown Stavanger during ONS.

Companies interested in securing a spot in the harbour for one or more nights can book a table in the ONS+ Energy Lounge.

Contact to book your place.

  • Open bar available and DJ in the lounge all night.
  • Book your own table which will be ready for you, your colleagues and clients when the exhibition closes.
  • The lounge has 8-person tables. Min 2 persons per booking.
  • You can book for one night or reserve the table for all three nights.
  • There will be a short energy debate in the beginning of each night in the pavilion.
  • You can plan your food and drinks directly with the caterer in the pavilion.
  • You can bring your own tabletop profiling.
  • If you book a whole table or for all three nights, you get logo profiling on the back wall banner.
  • Your company must be an exhibitor in order to book.
Practical information
  • 1 table for 8 persons: NOK 15000,-/ night
  • 1 table for 8 persons all three nights: NOK 40 000,-
  • Cost pr person for a spot per night: NOK 1600,-
  • Food and drink will be in addition
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