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    Social Program

    Social Program

    WTC2017 Welcome Reception on 11 June & WTC2017 Gala Dinner on 14 June


    The Grieg Hall

    The Congress venue is a magnificent glassed building and the perfect venue for both the Congress Reception on 11 June and the Congress Banquet Dinner on 14 June, which both will be held in their beautiful foyer. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy these social events, catch up with your industry friends and colleagues.

    The WTC2017 Welcome Reception on Sunday 11 June will start at 1930 hrs and last approx. one hour.

    A light snacks buffet and drinks will be offered. The Grieg hall is in short walking distance from all restaurants, if you want to continue the evening with a dinner, and enjoying the bright Norwegian nights.  The Welcome reception is free for all participants, but it requires that you are registered for the event. Remember therefore to tick it off when you register to the Congress.

    Dress code: smart casual

    The WTC Gala Dinner on Wednesday 14 June will start with an aperitif at 1900 hrs before a three course dinner with selected beverages, which will take you on a Norwegian culinary journey, accompanied by entertainments and fun! Do not miss the grand finale of the WTC2017 in Bergen. We plan for an unforgettable evening, so please make sure that you stay for it! The Gala dinner is sold separately and cost NOK 1250 per person. Ticket must be purchased in advance when registering to the congress.

    Dress code: business formal

    WTC2017 Congress Pub at Piano Club Zachariasbryggen

    bryggenPhoto: Robin Strand

    We encourage participants to mingle and to enjoy the Bergen nightlife together.
    We suggest that WTC friends and colleagues meet up at the Piano Club Zachariasbryggen, situated on the famous fish market – which has a large open air bar / restaurant facing the picturesque harbour front. The Piano Club bar is a section of the large Zachariasbryggen Restaurant House – with several types of restaurants and bars – all located in one building at the fish market.
    A great informal place to chill out and a great start to any evening!

    Address: Zachariasbryggen, Torget 2
    Open every day 1200 – 0300 hrs
    Tel: +47 55 55 31 55

    ITA Tech Industry Reception on 12 June


    Bergen Archipelago Cruise & Dinner at the Panorama Hotel & Resort.

    Western Norway’s coastline is long and varied, broken by countless islands, skerries and fjords. The contrasts between open sea and narrow fjords cutting far inland are immense, providing an ideal pre-dinner cruise experience. Enjoy a 1 hour Bergen archipelago cruise south to the Panorama Hotel & Resort for a sit down dinner in a magnificent location with breathtaking Western Norway coastal scenery! After the dinner, guests will be transported back to Bergen by private coaches.

    This event is by invitation only.

    Dress code: smart casual

    WTC Candidate Dinner on 13 June


    Mt Fløyen Restaurant, “On The Roof Top of Bergen”

    The guests meet at the Fløyen Funicular station, situated close to the Fish Market in the city centre of Bergen. Here, they will experience the thrilling funicular ride up the steep mountain side, to the top of mount Fløyen. The venue for tonight’s event will hence be situated 1050 ft above sea level! The view of Bergen and the surrounding fjord area is purely breath-taking! Guests will really find it difficult not to fall in love with this town after a visit to Mount Fløyen! 

    This event is by invitation only.

    Dress code: smart casual