Region Stavanger recently launched the new promotional film for Siddis Center, Stavanger Sport & Convention Center. The film is a result of a long and fruitful collaboration with Stavanger Municipality and the partners at the area. The premiere was combined with the opening of the AquaNext expo in Stavanger.

The event took place at the Clarion Hotel Energy, where we were pleased to welcome partners, members, and ambassadors to breakfast and the film premiere. The atmosphere was lively from the early morning, with high expectations in the air.

Siddis Center – A collaborative project between city and stakeholders

Siddis Center, as a common brand and shared marketing material, often referred to as the Forum area, has been a collaborative project between Stavanger Municipality and Region Stavanger, with the latter facilitating among all involved stakeholders. To improve information and understanding about the entire area for customers wishing to organize their conferences, exhibitions, or sports events in Stavanger, one of many initiatives has been to create a common website, This website makes it easy for organizers to get an overview of all venues and facilities at the area, contributing to a more efficient planning process. Now we have taken a step further and launched a promotional film for what is the region’s largest sports and convention center, which will benefit the entire Stavanger region. The project has brought together stakeholders in the area through joint meetings, gatherings, and the development of shared materials.

Close to You – Siddis Center Film Premiere

On stage to introduce the promotional film: (from left) Ole Unger Weierholt and Michelle Milas

The main goal of the event was to launch the new promotional film for the Siddis Center congress and sports area. The film shows how empty venues come to life with knowledge and engagement, tailored to the customers’ preferences. It highlights the possibilities not only at Siddis Center but how the entire region facilitates everything from large events to small important moments. The closeness to nature, cities, its people, and the world plays a central role in the film to illustrate Stavanger’s accessibility for international customers. Fabel Media provided the content and production for the film.

Positive reception of the new Siddis Center promotional film

The response was overwhelmingly positive during the premiere, with attendees moved and excited by the result. We are proud to present a film that in a creative and inspiring manner showcases what the Stavanger region has to offer.

The film clearly illustrates how Siddis Center can be a central meeting place, with short distances to everything the region has to offer. It shows how people are a central part of the experience when coming here, wanting customers to fulfill their dreams when organizing an event in Norway. But most importantly, it emphasizes that not only do we have short distances to most places when landing at Stavanger Airport Sola, but also that the region is close to the world!

I was moved by the fantastic film, and pround of the people this region represent

Trude Waage Lerdahl, Event and Customer Manager, Blue Cross

Preview in Germany earlier this spring

A few weeks before the film launch, Project Manager for Siddis Center, Ole Unger Weierholt, and Sales Manager Morten Puntervoll took a draft of the film to check the response among international MICE agents at the IMEX Frankfurt Expo. Feedback from international agents was very positive. Many stated that they were not only inspired to hold their conference here but also to take advantage of the many activities offered in the region.

You can read more about IMEX here.

Watch the Siddis Center Film Here

The film launch was combined with a tour of the AquaNext fair for an insight into Norwegian and international aquaculture. Here, participants received professional updates and information on the latest in future aquaculture.

Thanks to all who participated in the film launch and partner Fabel Media for making this film a reality.

Present at AquaNext (from left) Trude Waage Lerdahl, Anette B. Larsen, Ole Unger Weierholt, and Michelle Milas