Thon Hotel Arena
Nesgata 1
2004 Lillestrøm
Tel: +47 66 93 60 00

Conference room: Jan Mayen 2


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:

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 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.
Another option is the regional train that connects the airport with Oslo S - the main railway station. Journey time I approximately 25 minutes.

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
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.


Gold Sponsor

GreenSteam is a marine data intelligence company specializing in improving vessel efficiency through machine learning. GreenSteam implements solutions on vessels of all types.

Founded in 2007, GreenSteam is located in Denmark, United Kingdom and Poland, and currently employs more than 35 people.

GreenSteam is majority owned by BP/Castrol.

Gold Sponsor

Ship propellers from MMG have been setting the benchmark for decades in terms of design, size, quality and efficiency. The key to our success are propellers that perfectly match the vessel, its engine and the purpose of the ship.

As fuel prices are increasing, ship owners are revising their requirements. The trend towards slow steaming has made propeller efficiency a top priority. Our new label »Efficiency by MMG« is reserved for propellers of the latest generation that offer not only powerful propulsion but help to conserve valuable raw materials, minimise CO2 emissions and reduce operating costs. With »Efficiency by MMG«, we respond to the ever more stringent environmental and fuel efficiency requirements for maritime vessels.

MMG is setting new standards in the field of high-efficiency propeller drives with the innovative “5D Propulsion” concept. By using five innovative digital technologies we guarantee design quality and production accuracy that are unique worldwide.

Gold sponsor

With over 150 years of experience in the maritime industry, RINA is a multinational supporting clients building stronger business and better projects. Technical competence, attention to quality and focus on innovation are the pillars that allow us supporting companies to demonstrate the added value of their fleet through the use of digital technology.

RINACube is our open and cloud-based platform for digitally augmented services, providing companies with utmost level of services and a holistic view of the shipping market through a single sign on. The platform can gather and integrate data from various sources and use them to take strategic and operational decisions, drive down costs and increase efficiency.

Fleet Operation Center (FOC) and Performance Management (OPTIMUM) are the first applications totally designed and implemented on RINACube. The first one uses tracking and data-analysis platform to enable real-time information sharing between ships and onshore teams designed to support fleet operations and increase safety. The second is a modular suite based on automatic data acquisition, associated with analytics and reporting tools, to provide indication on how to reduce fuel consumption and adopt data driven fleet management.

For sponsorship opportunities contact:

Sponsorship Manager
David Jeffries
T: +44 (0) 20 8150 5293


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.



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


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

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 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.


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.

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.


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

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


Conference Producer
Claire Meunier

M: +44 (0) 77 1210 7476

Sponsorship Manager
David Jeffries
T: +44 (0) 20 8150 5293

Media & Marketing
Lyndell Cooks
T:  +44 (0) 20 7017 3409