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Aug 31, 2020 to Sep 3, 2020

Offshore Northern Seas (ONS)- CANCELLED

Stavanger, Norway


The Norwegian Authorities has today prohibited all events of more than 500 people until 1 September 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As a direct consequence, the ONS Foundation is forced to cancel ONS 2020.

For ONS, the decision is truly hard to take, but the health and safety of all our visitors, exhibitors and other participants must be the number one priority. ONS gathers around 70 000 people from over 100 countries during the four days of the event. With the situation of the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, it would be impossible to go through with this year’s planned event.

– It is with a heavy heart we have to cancel ONS 2020.  This is the first time in our 46-year-long history that we have been forced to cancel. ONS is of great importance for many, however health and safety must come first, says CEO and President of ONS, Leif Johan Sevland.

We are now working through the implications of this unprecedented situation.
Thereafter we will try to bring some of our programme in digital formats and continue the work to bring you the best possible ONS 2022 event.

Further information, contact:  
Communication director Maiken Ree, maiken@ons.no
Tel +47 977 55 002

Our mission
Facilitate: We facilitate world-class discussions to create a sustainable energy future. Our main ONS Conference also showcases and promotes innovative solutions and technology.
Enrich: We connect people, businesses and technology and contribute to accelerate ideas into actions. The ONS Conference aims to boost initiatives and solutions which address the world’s most pressing energy concerns.
Engage: We inspire our network of decision-makers and the energy community to find joint solutions to the world’s energy challenges. Sustainability is at the core of all our operations, from our global events to our office operations.

Our audience
During ONS, our main biennial event, more than 65 000 visitors from around 100 countries gather in Stavanger. ONS assembles high-profile decision-makers as well as global influencers who are engaged in the world’s energy discussions.

You can see the facts and figures from ONS 2018 at this link.

For more information, please contact Ms. May Endresen in Stavanger.