Routes Europe 2022

The route development forum for Europe

Bergen, Norway
18 – 20 May 2022

Speaker Guide

Informa contact

Lucía García

Senior Partnerships & Conference Production Manager | Routes

Mobile: +44 (0) 79 6613 4208

Email Address:



Address:  Edvard Griegs plass 1, 5015 Bergen, Norway

Named in honour of Bergen-born composer Edvard Grieg, Grieghallen serves as the home of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a popular exhibition, party and concert space. With its central location, Grieghallen is close to most of everything that Bergen’s city centre has to offer, allowing visitors to explore their stunning surroundings during their stay. 

Grieghallen has been a landmark in Bergen since 1978 and has housed major events such as the Eurovision Song Contest and the annual Festspillene i Bergen (Bergen International Festival). Nominated in 2018 as one of the Top 10 Attractions and Experiences in Norway (HSMAI), the venue combines modern architecture with unique experiences to provide an unforgettable delegate experience.

Since 2011, Grieghallen has been actively working on environmental measures through the Eco-Lighthouse certification. Taking waste management, good purchasing practices, transport, and energy use into close consideration, the venue was provided with classification as an Eco-Lighthouse company in 2011, and has since continued to have a heavy focus on environmental practices. Greighallen is even home to move than 180,000 rooftop bees! 

Visit the venue website for more information.

 Speaker Registrations/Badge Collection


 Norway's Constitution Day


Tuesday 17 May

Find out more

Please note that the exhibition venue will be closed and there will be no badge collection on Tuesday 17 May. We encourage all delegates to print their badges ahead of travelling to Bergen. 

You will be able to collect your badge from any of the registration desks on the following days/times:

Day Time
Wednesday 18th May 08:00 – 17:45
Thursday 19th May 07:45 – 17:15
Friday 20th May 08:30 – 17:30

 Speaker Arrival Time

Please ensure you arrive at your theatre 30 minutes before your session is due to begin. This allows time for your session to be set up, run through procedures and check slides if necessary.

 Location of Conference Theatre

The Conference Programme and the Airline Briefings will take place in the Keynote Theatre.

View the Routes Europe floorplan

 Official Hotels

HOTELMAP are our only Official Accommodation Partner. For more information on the official hotels please click here

Alice Gray


Our comprehensive hospitality programme has been specially designed to offer a flavour of Hannover and an opportunity to network with industry peers in a relaxed setting.

Welcome Reception: 

  • Date: Wednesday 18 May
  • Time: 17.30 - 19.00
  • Location: Official Event Venue
  • Dress code: Smart Casual

Expect a warm welcome from our Norwegian hosts at the first official networking event of Routes Europe. 

The pandemic has meant a lot of changes have happened in our industry – Routes Europe will bring together the decision-makers that you need to network with. 

Networking Evening

  • Date: Thursday 19 May
  • Time: 19.00 - 23.00
  • Location: USF Verftet
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual

Join your industry peers for an evening of relaxed networking, drinks, and dancing at the Routes Europe 2022 Networking Evening. 

Just an 8-minute walk from the city centre, through cobblestoned narrow streets and alleys of old traditional wooden houses, you’ll find the former sardine factory USF Verftet – now the largest cultural venue house in Bergen. Please bear in mind the Networking Evening’s partly open-air facilities and cobbled streets when packing your suitcase - a warm jacket and appropriate footwear advised!

Content/Sessions Information

When you arrive, please make sure you have previously printed your badge or otherwise collect it from any of the registration desks and please make your way to your theatre. There will be a hostess and AV technician in the seminar theatre to assist you with any questions / technical queries. Please do make sure you are in the theatre and ready to go 15 minutes before your session is due to begin.

Panel Sessions

Even though you won't be delivering a formal presentation, it is still essential that you prepare for a panel discussion. The best way to start preparing is to understand your role on the panel and understand the audience.

You would have been invited to join the panel because of a specific perspective you offer, and you should find out a bit about the other panellists (see the programme and speaker page here) so you know you can contribute that they can't.

The moderator will make contact with you and the other panellists prior to the event to discuss topic and questions that will be covered in your session.

Those speaking on a panel session will not be required to prepare a formal presentations/PowerPoint slides.


Presentations should be in 16:9 PowerPoint format (widescreen) and emailed to Lucia Garcia by EOD 15th May. Please let Lucia know as soon as possible if you are unable to meet this deadline.

Please also remember to bring your presentation on memory stick as backup should there be any technical problems on the day.

PowerPoint Tips

  • Clear fonts & colour
  • Text no smaller than 20pt
  • No more than 8 bullet points per slide
  • Avoid lots of text on one slide - pictures and diagrams are ideal
  • Each slide should normally take one minute of speech

Video Content/AV Equipment 

If you are planning to embed video content into your slides, please provide the video files separately to the PowerPoint presentation as we may need to re-embed the file - the AV tech can help with this on the day if needed.

The following equipment will be available:

  • Screen
  • Laptop
  • Remote slide changer
  • Lectern
  • Handheld & Lapel microphones 

If you would like to use your own laptop/Mac, please let Lucia Garcia know as soon as possible. Please ensure you bring the relevant connection cables (i.e. the appropriate VGA adapter for your Mac Model)