H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon was also present at ONS 2016 and 2018 and visited a number of companies at the exhibition.
“It is a great honour for us to have H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon present at the Opening Ceremony,” says Leif Johan Sevland, President and CEO of the ONS Foundation.
The ONS Foundation is grateful to be under the patronage of H.M. King Harald. The members of the Norwegian Royal Family recognised the importance of the activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf when oil and gas was discovered.
H.M. King Harald, then Crown Prince of Norway, soon became patron of ONS. As a result of this commitment, a member of the Royal Family has been present at every ONS since 1974.
Founded in 1974, ONS has developed into a globally leading energy meeting place connecting international suppliers, operating companies, and decision makers. ONS takes place every second year in Stavanger, Norway. In 2018 the event had over 68 000 visitors from over 100 nations.
From H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon's visit to ONS in 2016
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