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NNF II Conference 2012

The Food Hall in Oslo, Maridalsveien 17, 0102 Oslo, NOR

NNF Conference Programme 6-7.11.2012

Newsletter about the NNF Conference

Press lunch served on the Food Hall mezzanine on 6.11, 12.00-13.00 

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The Nordic Council of Ministers' programme "New Nordic Food II” is hosting a conference on 6 and 7 November, with the opportunity for a study tour the day before. The theme of the conference is Local, nutritious, delicious. Since Norway holds the Presidency in 2012, the conference is being held in Oslo, in the newly opened Food Hall in the centre of the city.  

The conference has three themes, two of which are a follow up from last year's conference. This year's themes are;

Section: Children and Food

Section: Public Foodscapes

Section: Food and Nutrition

Communication and networking are key words for the New Nordic Food II’s programme. The conference is a meeting place for project managers and other players who work with development and communication about food and food culture in the Nordic Region.

The conference will be held in the newly opened, creative Vulkan area in Oslo. The Vulkan profiles food, food policies, debate, creative companies and environments, and the newly renovated Food Hall. This will be a classic market hall full of Norwegian produce and other quality food products. The Food Hall will also be a showcase for Nordic food culture. The Food Hall and the mixed-use venue, the Factory, will be the key sites for the NNF conference, both for the professional content and as an arena for social meeting, a contact area and restaurants. Next to the Factory is the new Scandic Vulkan Hotel, which will also be part of the conference.

Food Theatre and Exhibition

Outside of the three themes there is also food on the programme:

Menu à la Geitmyra child. The delegates will have the proof when student chefs and children from Geitmyra serve lunch for all the conference guests on both days. You can follow the children preparing the food as they go along on the 6th November: ”fish cakes à la Geitmyra child, root vegetables baked in the oven and mayonnaise. In addition the children will make a colourful showpiece of deep fried root vegetables. The children will be in dialogue with the delegates while they are serving the food on 7th November.

Nordic Culinary Theatre Dinner on 6th November will be presented by Hildring Norway: “The guests will get a taste of the concept “Nordic Culinary Theatre” which will offer raw ingredients from the Nordic kitchen with the focus on Nordic food in combination with creative industries. The guests will get a sensual experience where the pure Nordic tastes and ingredients are elevated in unusual ways. ”

In the coffee breaks during the conference you can enjoy the exhibition: Taste of national tourist routes See a preview of the exhibition here: Read more

Further information:

Conference Co-ordinator Magnus Gröntoft, +46 705 836 566,

Communications Officer Bettina C. Lindfors, +358 50 599 5244,,