This week we did an inspiration tour to London in order to prepare and get ideas for one of our biggest annual events, Meeting & Event Exchange that takes place in Oslo each January.
This event has been organised for more than 20 years, and this past January the concept was completely renewed to a lounge concept. This proved to be the right decision, and the next Meeting & Event Exchange in Oslo will take place at the wonderful Oslo Opera House on 25th January 2017. We expect more than 500 attendees altogether. Click here to read more about it.
On the tour with us we had one of the leading Norwegian restaurant companies Fursetgruppen, as well as Norwegian Promotion Group NPG that is a market leader in exhibition communication, design and construction of exhibition stands. Fursetgruppen is a group that has 21 restaurants in Oslo, one of them the 3 Michelin star restaurant Maaemo. Both NPG and Fursetgruppen are members of HSMAI and also close partners for the Meeting & Event Exchange at the Oslo Opera House in January 2017.
On the tour we spent quite some time in the new SAS Gold Lounge at Oslo Gardemoen airport – thank you to SAS for the wonderful special service and ideas you gave us.
In London we stayed at the citizenM Tower of London hotel that opened this July. Thank you to Lennert at citizenM for sponsoring all the rooms for us. What a great innovative hotel and with such a fantastic view!
We also tested some executive and club lounges in some of the major hotel chains’ hotels as well as great restaurants in London in order to get inspiration and ideas for our event. We will do a Meeting & Event Exchange also in London and Frankfurt. More information will follow.
Have a wonderful weekend!
President & CEO
HSMAI Region Europe
Top photo: Marianne Nygård-Hansen, Head of Marketing & Communication Fursetgruppen; Erling Sjøen Mikkelsen, General Manager Restauranthuset Operaen; Ingunn Hofseth, President & CEO HSMAI Region Europe; Linda Ramberg, Project Manager HSMAI Region Europe; Kristian Lerø, Project Manager NPG.