Fjord City Expo comes home to Oslo


For the first time in its well-travelled history, Oslo’s “Fjord City Expo” is on home ground. From June 17 to July 5 the exposition will give residents and visitors alike a glimpse of the dramatic developments on Oslo’s extensive waterfront, while presenting many of the reasons why “There’s something about Oslo…”

“Oslo – The Fjord City Expo” is the City of Oslo’s travelling showcase of the extensive waterfront reconstruction that started in 2005, and will continue well into the next decade. Since 2006 the expo has visited Beijing and Shanghai in China, Hamburg, Kiel, Cannes, Genova and St. Petersburg in Europe – and now Oslo. Oslo’s mayor Mr. Fabian Stang presided over the opening, joined by key politicians and many of the major developers in the waterfront development effort.

Commercial projects are presented in the exhibit, as well as major public works like a new Munch museum and the new national library, both to be located near the recently opened opera house in the Bjørvika quarter. The City of Oslo hopes not only to inform through the expo, but also to attract developers and investors to the major projects that still lie ahead. Oslo Teknopol, the regional development agency for the greater Oslo region, has contributed to many of the events designed to attract commercial interests to Oslo as the expo makes its way around the world.

“We hope the Fjord City expo attracts many visitors during its stay in Oslo,” says Knut Halvorsen, managing director of Oslo Teknopol. “The expo gives visitors, business interests and the general public a unique opportunity to learn about the many projects that are transforming Oslo, now and into the future,” says Halvorsen.

“Oslo – The Fjord City Expo” is on display at Universitetsplassen on Karl Johans gate through July 5th. Opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, and admission is free.

Source: Oslo Teknopol

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