Take the sustainable (and free) bus ride to Oslo Business Forum
This year you don't need to worry about parking tickets or public transport. The easiest way to get to the venue is to travel for free (and in a climate-friendly way) powered by our partner, Santander.
When Santander stepped into Oslo Business Forum's conference world, they did so in a powerful way.
“In 2019, we are helping make the Oslo Business Forum conference climate positive. One of the reasons we are a partner is so that we can provide the conference attendees with valuable content,” says Anna Berndtsson, Head of Marketing and Sponsorships at Santander.
After Oslo Business Forum’s conference in September 2018, many pointed out that there was a need for more transportation options; ones that involved leaving the cars at home.
“Through our partnership with Chooose, we want the attendees to break patterns in their everyday lives that are not sustainable. We want to reduce CO2 by making it easier and more flexible for everyone to travel to and from the conference by offering free buses,” Berndtsson says. In cooperation with Chooose, all busses are made climate positive.
You don’t have to pay – just show up and there will be a bus to take you to and from the conference. From both Oslo Airport Gardermoen and Oslo City Centre (Thon Hotel Opera).
“This is better for the climate and you will get to and from the conference much faster than by car or taxi,” Berndtsson says.
The busses are leaving from both Oslo Airport Gardermoen and Thon Hotel Opera and are returning after the conference.
“I am really happy that we can offer shuttle busses as a free service to our participants. We want to make help the Oslo Business Forum attendees travel in a safe and sustainable way,” says Oslo Business Forum project manager, Andreas Kustås.
Improving the sustainable impact
“Our partnership is much more than just contributing to a conference. Santander wants to change and improve the arena for collaboration, networking and idea sharing among businesses in Norway together with Oslo Business Forum," Berndtsson says.
Santander wants to encourage the Silicon Valley mindset in Norway through idea sharing and working together with other businesses in becoming even more international and digitized.
“Oslo Business Forum has started the journey and have created a great platform for this. This is something Santander wants to be a part of,” Berndtsson ends with.
Posted by Emily Northway