Venue & Accommodation

Venue: Conference room in Thon Hotel: Sor Norge
Thon Hotel Arena
Nesgata 1
2004 Lillestrøm
Norway
Tel: +47 66 93 60 00

Email: arena@thonhotels.no
Web: www.thonhotels.no/arena

The hotel is centrally located in Lillestrom, connecting directly to Norway Trade Fairs through a walkway and is within short walking distance to Lillestrom train station. The train journey is only 12 minutes from Gardermoen International Airport.

Wireless Internet
Free wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Alternative Accommodation
Book your accommodation as early as possible as prices increase for the Norshipping fair and most hotels sell out.

Hotel deals for the VPO Forum Oslo during Nor-Shipping:
https://hotelmap.com/hotels/ME24S

Alternatively, if you would like assistance with your hotel booking, you can contact Jessica Heili, Hotel Concierge. Please email Jessica with your requirements, phone number and quote Special Reference Code M6XZW to Jessica_Heili@HotelMap.com she will get back to you.
 
Airport transfer
Oslo has one airport - Gardermoen - 45 km from the city centre. The fastest way to downtown Oslo is by Flytoget, the shuttle train - a 20 minute journey into the city centre.  Trains run every 10 minutes. Please check prices and timetable prior to traveling. http://www.flytoget.no/eng/
 
Another option is the regional train that connects the airport with Oslo S - the main railway station. Journey time I approximately 25 minutes.

Taxi
The taxi rank is immediately outside the Arrivals Hall.
 
To book an airport cab, call:
Oslo Taxi - Tel +47 02323
Norges Taxi - Tel +47 08000
Taxi 2 - Tel +47 02202
Christiania Taxi - Tel +47 02365
City Taxi - Tel +47 02322
 
Oslo - Official City App:
     ·    free app for iPhone, iPad and Android
     ·    works when roaming is turned off
     ·    available in Norwegian, English and German
http://www.visitoslo.com/en/oslo/apps/
 
Visas
Please note that Digital Ship cannot assist you with applying for or obtaining visas. For information about visa requirements and application procedures please contact your local British Embassy or Consulate.

Networking

The Digital Ship Vessel Performance & Optimisation Forum Oslo during Nor-shipping will provide an opportunity for some of the industry’s leading technology experts and business heads to explore, discuss and debate the on-going role of IT and communications in the shipping industry and help to solve the technology, leadership and business challenges ahead.

In addition to the plenary sessions, open forum Q&A and panel sessions, The Digital Ship Vessel Performance & Optimisation Forum Oslo during Nor-shipping will offer exciting networking opportunities which will allow you to continue your valuable discussions with fellow delegates and speakers, reconnect with peers and meet new players in the industry.

Interactive Web-App

Interactive Web-App:

Our interactive Web-App will be available to all participants at the conference facilitating direct interaction with speakers and the audience during the course of the event. The Web-App also features the Agenda, all Speaker and Panellist photographs and biographies, the floorplan for the exhibition, sponsor and exhibitor contact information and the facility to partake in Q&A sessions anonymously, as well as leave feedback for the organisers. Bring your own device on the day and the log-in instructions will be shared on site.

Refreshment breaks

Refreshment breaks (welcome, morning and afternoon):

a chance to share ideas and connect with colleagues and friends over a cup of tea or coffee.

Lunch

Lunch:

an opportunity to mingle with our exhibitors and learn more about their technologies, or continue discussions with our speakers

Drinks reception

Drinks reception:

a relaxed gathering at the end of the day, a chance to reflect on the day’s proceedings.

Frequently Asked Questions

BEFORE THE EVENT

How do I register?
Please click here to register online, or contact David Jeffries on +44 208 150 5293.

How do I pay?
You can pay by bank transfer, cheque or credit card upon receipt of your invoice.  Details are provided on the invoice.  Please note that payment will be required before the start of the event.  Invoicing enquiries can be sent to margarita@thedigitalship.com

What is included?

Your delegate ticket entitles you to access to the conference, all refreshment breaks, lunches and the evening reception at the event venue. Accommodation and travel are not included.

Dietary requirements
If you have any special dietary requirements please contact jo@thedigitalship.com and we will happily arrange appropriate food for you.

Cancellation Refund & Substitutions

  • 4 weeks plus = 100%

  • 3 weeks plus = 75%

  • 2 weeks plus = 50%

  • Less than 2 weeks = no refund

Cancellations must be received in writing only. Substitutions are welcome at any time free of charge.

Please contact us in advance to make the change, or inform us upon arrival at the venue.

Event updates
For reasons beyond the control of Digital Ship, it may be necessary to alter the content, the speakers and/or the timing of the sessions.  Please check the website regularly for the latest information.

Any major changes such as change of date or venue will be communicated to all registered delegates.

AT THE EVENT

Venue Information
Please click here for information on how to find the venue.

Badge collection
When you arrive at the venue please collect your badge from the registration desk.  Your badge must be worn at all times.

There will be welcome beverages served in the exhibition area.

Documentation
There will be no printed handouts at this event, please Bring Your Own Device in order to access the agenda and other event information via this website.

The  presentations will be made available to the event attendees via a link sent to your email address.

Dress code
Business attire is required at all times.

AFTER THE EVENT

Leaving feedback
We’re always glad to receive feedback about our events.  You can either speak to staff onsite or email lyndell@thedigitalship.com

Accessing presentations
The  presentations will be made available to the event attendees via a link sent to your email address.

CONTACT

Conference Producer
Claire Meunier

E: claire@thedigitalship.com
M: +44 (0) 77 1210 7476

Sponsorship Manager
David Jeffries
E: djeffries@vpoglobal.com
T: +44 (0) 20 8150 5293

Media & Marketing
Lyndell Cooks
E: lyndell@thedigitalship.com
T:  +44 (0) 20 7017 3409

Register

Online registration is now closed, however, you can still register in person
onsite from 08:30 on Thursday, 6th June.

FREE                    Ship owners / operators / managers / builders*
EUR 745.00           Non-shipping company standard delegate charge

15% discount when 2 or more employees of the same company book and pay at the same time.50% discount for government organisations / academia.30% discount on the delegate price for members of supporting organisations (not applicable for sponsorship or exhibition packages).

* Registrants involved directly in working for a ship operator (owner, manager, or builder) are entitled to attend this Digital Ship event free of charge. Please note – your current direct employer must own and operate commercial vessels, and you must be engaged in activities and employment directly by this company (i.e they may not be a parent company nor a holding company) to qualify for this fee rate. You may be asked to provide proof of employment status. Digital Ship reserves the right to refuse registrations and/or entry to the conference.

** Please note this conference is not covered by the Nor-Shipping Conference Pass’ unless you are a shipping company employee and therefore entitled to a free ticket, registration is only complete when registering at this website and paying the fee stated.