Exhibition opening hours: Tuesday 3 Jun – Thursday 5 Jun 10.00 – 17.00 | Friday 6 Jun 10.00 – 15.00   |   Read our FAQ


The maritime industry is a people business, and we may deal with technology, services, and solutions but it´s the human interaction that drives the success. Nor-Shipping events provides unique experiences, and it is a great arena to connect and get updated, meet the right people, and make profitable relations.

AfterWork@AkerBrygge is free for all participants and the networking area and the social hub where the industry gathers to mingle every evening from 17:00. The new Nor-Shipping After Work main venue is Lekter`n. It is Oslo`s largest open-air restaurant located on the water along the quayside opposite Restaurant Louise on the Aker Brygge promenade. Lekter´n will be accessible for all Nor-Shipping delegates with available food, drinks and plenty of entertainment.

Restaurant Louise will host afterparties from 22:00 every night to ensure that all Nor-Shipping delegates can enjoy entertainment, dancing and mingle into the small hours of the night.

Opening ceremony

The 2023 opening ceremony on Monday June 5, will be held in the majestic main hall of Oslo City Hall, where it also was held in 2019.

The ceremony will set the spotlight on #PartnerShip, diversity and ocean opportunities and reveal the winners of the Nor-Shipping Young Entrepreneur Award and the Next Generation Ship Award.

The prominent guest-list includes international and Norwegian government officials, delegates from the UN, ambassadors, CEO`s and key professionals from a wide range of ocean industries.. The Norwegian Royal House is invited and was represented by His Majesty King Harald V of Norway in 2019.

After Work Opening Reception

Join Nor-Shipping and the “who’s who” of the maritime world on Monday June 5 for the Opening Reception on Lekter`n at Aker Brygge.

Kickstart Nor-Shipping 2023 with likeminded friends of the ocean and get a taste of what’s to come at Nor-Shipping After Work. The need for face-to-face networking with industry colleagues is indeed a must and the opening reception offer the perfect occasion to get a head start on your essential networking part of Nor-Shipping 2023.
BBQ 2023 farger

Nor-Shipping BBQ is Norway’s largest garden party where good food, lovely drinks and entertainment sets the stage for a unique networking opportunity for the global maritime industry.

Since 1989, Nor-Shipping has hosted the BBQ party which was initially a relatively small, intimate affair but which has grown to become a sold-out highlight of Nor-Shipping week with around 2,500 participants.
After 4 long years, we are incredibly happy to once again welcome back to an upgraded, better and developed BBQ on Tuesday June 6 at the spectacular grounds of DNV’s head office at Høvik, just outside Oslo.
Rumor has it that there will be unique entertainment, from the industry, on stage.

Shuttle bus to DNV Høvik from...
  • Thon Hotel Vika Atrium 18:10
  • Radisson Blu Plaza 18:10
  • Thon Hotel Opera 18:10
  • Haakon VII´s gate 1 18:15
  • Radisson Blu Plaza 18:15
  • Thon Hotel Opera 18:15
  • Radisson Blu Scandinavia 18:20
  • Radisson Blu Plaza 18:25
  • Thon Hotel Opera 18:25
  • Radisson Blu Plaza 18:30
  • Haakon VII`s gate 1 18:30
Shuttle bus from DNV Høvik to...
  • Tjuvholmen 21:00
  • Tjuvholmen 21:30
  • Tjuvholmen 21:50
  • Tjuvholmen 22:10
  • Tjuvholmen 22:20
  • Tjuvholmen 22:30
  • Tjuvholmen 23:00

Nor-Shipping Party

From 22:00 we open the doors to Louise Restaurant & Bar for the After Party, so feel free to stay and enjoy the rest of the night indoors!

Welcome to the Official Nor-Shipping Party 2023!

Nor-Shipping invite you to network and party together with fellow maritime colleagues from around the world on Thursday June 8.

Nor-Shipping turn the heat all the way up for this packed, must attend Nor-Shipping Party at Lekter`n. We promise inclusive mingling setting with extraordinary entertainment from some of the best live performers in Norway and abroad.
Tickets for 2022 were sold out in just a couple of days, so make sure to secure your ticket now!

Food and drinks will be available to purchase at the venue.

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Our preferred venues

We facilitate a range of venues suited to fit a various range of events, both on shore and at sea, and are proud to introduce a menu of sites catering for your different needs.

Preferred venues