The negotiations will take place in Sparebanken Møre Arena. Overnight stay and social functions in Ålesund city and Ålesund & Sunnmøre.
1th – 5th April 2019
The buyers must be existing or a potential buyers of Norwegian tourism products. Participants must have the authority to enter binding agreements. The language of the event is English.
A registration fee will be charged. The fee covers negotiations, accommodation, meals and all services according to the guidelines given in the official programme.
As a buyer, you are asked to complete a Market Manual Form, briefly describing your company’s business operations and the products that you will be looking for at the workshop. A Market Manual is a digital handbook, and is an important tool for the participating suppliers.
Innovation Norway will claim the right to use information sent in to the Market Manual for the planning of other activities hosted by Innovation Norway.
Similarly, the Product Manual provides essential information about the suppliers’ products and services. You will receive this information in a digital form before planning your negotiations.
Business is based mainly on pre-booked appointments. Prior to the Workshop, buyers and suppliers indicate which companies they wish to meet and negotiate with.
Both buyers and suppliers can request appointments in advance. An individual appointment schedule is set up for each participant, and we also encourage you to meet on a supplier’s request.
Negotiations are conducted at the suppliers’ stands. Each appointment lasts for 15 minutes. We strongly request all buyers to participate in the appointment system and pre-book a minimum of 17 appointments. After the schedules have been sent out, you will have time to make new appointments and cancel irrelevant appointments until a few days before the workshop starts, by sending meeting requests /cancellation requests directly to the supplier you wish to meet. Upon arrival to Ålesund, on the 1st or the 2nd of April, you will receive your final and updated schedule in your welcome kit. This is the final and valid schedule that you will have to follow during the event.
Innovation Norway will make reservations at various hotels in Ålesund. You will be notified in due time at which hotel you have been booked. Innovation Norway will not cover the costs of accommodation if you stay in another hotel than the one attributed to you.
Innovation Norway in your country will send you an invoice for the participation. The fee may vary from market to market and information will be given by your Innovation Norway representative.
No fees will be refunded in case of cancellation after 1st of March 2019.
Pre and post tours
Participation in pre and post tours for NTW 2019 is free of charge, apart from costs for domestic flights. See tour descriptions on web for price information.
Cancellation of pre and post tours after 1st March 2019 will be charged with a cancellation fee of NOK 1000.- excl. VAT.
Circumstances outside the control of Innovation Norway, such as strikes, official and unofficial disruptions of work/labour disputes, fires, wars, natural catastrophes, deficient sub-supplies etc. entitles Innovation Norway to terminate the agreement without any obligation of compensation.