Second largest ONS ever – and definitely the best!

“ONS 2016 has exceeded our expectations with 65 718 visitors in total! I am very pleased that we managed to gather so many people in Stavanger this year. The high participation demonstrates an optimism in the industry and confirms that ONS is a key meeting place for fostering new business in a time of transition,” says President and CEO of ONS, Leif Johan Sevland.

ONS 2016 attracted 1 241 exhibitors from 40 countries. This indicates that there is still a bright future ahead and endless business opportunities in the energy industry. The industry has a strong cost focus these days, and we have decided to freeze the current rates for stand locations for 2018.

The ONS Exhibition was teeming with activity from the opening Monday morning and throughout the week. Business meetings, networking, stand presentations, product demonstrations, press conferences and discussions on clean energy issues at Centre Court, is just some of the activities that took place in our nine exhibition halls.

“We are glad to hear that ONS 2016 has generated business for our exhibitors. Contracts have been signed, deals have been made and future plans have been discussed and drafted. We hope the industry returns in two years to do more business in Stavanger. We will work hard to ensure that ONS 2018 will be even better,” says Sevland.

The best turnout ever at the ONS Conference
This year’s conference is the most successful we’ve had, with a higher number of attendees than ever. Approximately 800 delegates attended the main conference on an average per day.

The biggest names in the industry participated at ONS 2016. Key players such as President and CEO of Statoil, Eldar Sætre, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit, Daniel Yergin, Chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips, Ryan Lance, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, Ben van Beurden and President and CEO of Petrobras, Pedro Parente, spoke at the conference. The main theme of ONS 2016 was Transition, and issues related to this was debated throughout the conference.

The new Technical Sessions was a big success with approximately 1 050 people attending 20 sessions over three days, showcasing technology related to the whole life cycle of oil and gas fields, as well as future business opportunities.

“The conference programme has been more extensive than previous years – we have gone from 88 presentations in 2010 to 500 presentations this year. We have gathered a good mix of high-level executives, technical experts and representatives for energy game changers. We managed to create engaging and fruitful discussions on future solutions, among key players and decision makers and highlighted business opportunities throughout the entire energy mix,” says Programme Director for ONS, Ingvild Meland.

Key figures ONS 2016

  • 65 718 people visited ONS 2016.
  • 1 241 companies from 40 countries exhibited at ONS 2016.
  • 1 080 delegates on an average per day at the main conference.
  • A more extensive conference programme than ever, with 500 presentations on seven conference arenas.
  • More than 6 000 people attended the sessions at ONS Centre Court.
  • Technical Sessions: 1 050 people attended the 20 sessions over three days.
  • Young: 2 110 participated at the ONS Young arena.
  • Festival: the free after party for everyone in the harbour area has been bigger and more professional than ever. 14 pavilions offered food and culture Monday through Wednesday and thousands attended the concert with Karpe Diem and the fireworks after Wednesday night.
  • Summit: the ONS Summit Meeting gathered more than 100 top leaders of governments, corporations and academia from 25 countries
  • ONS International Markets presented by INTSOK: 815 delegates on 10 country sessions. More than 300 B2B meetings.
  • Journalists: 202 journalists from 14 countries
  • Innovation Awards: TechInvent and Island Offshore/Centrica
  • Best Stand Awards: Norwegian Petroleum Directorate/Ministry of Petroleum and Energy winners for stands 50 square meters or larger, and Vestteknikk winner for stands smaller than 50 square meters.

Welcome back for ONS 2018!