Brand package - Stavanger Business Region
Are you giving a presentation or arranging a conference where you would like to say a few words about the Stavanger region? We have created a package with an elevator pitch, a video, pictures and some fun facts 💚
Pitch it - our elevator pitch 👋🏽
Say you are talking to a stranger and want to give them a short and sweet summary of the region. We got you. Here is our elevator pitch:
Stavanger is Norway's third-largest city region and the energy capital of Europe, leading the development within this industry for over 50 years. We are home to the largest energy companies as well as over 400 service and technology companies. Over the last couple of years we have also seen an increase in companies within renewable energy and other new solutions. Companies with drive, knowledge and technology are reinventing through transition from the oil and gas industry.
Meaning; If Stavanger succeeds with the green transition, Norway succeeds.
The City of Stavanger also makes its mark as a smart city. The city was selected a Lighthouse city in the Triangulum EU project in 2014, which gave us positive ripple effects. In 2022, Stavanger was also declared one of the Lighthouse cities within the EU project New European Bauhaus. This means that for the next four years from 2022, the city and 15 private and public partners will work with societal innovative solutions to make the city climate-neutral with inclusion, esthetics and sustainability. The city is also part of the EU Cities Mission to create 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030.
The City of Stavanger is one of the country’s top cities in agriculture and aquaculture, which naturally gives our local restaurants a great advantage. By using local, raw ingredients, they have received good reviews from both national and international food critiques, as well as the Michelin guide.
Some pictures to spice things up? 🖼
Here you will find a collection of photos from our breathtaking (yup, I said it) region. Notice. Credit the photos with Stavanger Business Region.
Top it off with a good movie? 🍿
This movie is just what the doctor ordered to create good vibes, the instant feeling of wanting to move here, and last, but not least, feeling the pride and joy among us lucky ones living here. Notice. No editing of the movie, please. Do not mess with an original. But other than that, spread the word (or movie).
Fun facts that you did not know about the Stavanger region ☝🏽
🏆 Breaking records all around, up and down
- The Hanatrappene stairs were built by the locals in the 50’s and is most likely Northern Europe's longest continuous concrete staircase.
- The Flørli village on the Lysefjorden has the longest wooden stairway in the world with its 4444 steps.
- In 2005, one of the quietest streets in the centre of Stavanger was transformed into a colourful street and became one of the city centre's big attractions.
🏔 Nerve-racking nature
- The nerve-racking cliff scene in the Tom Cruise film Mission: Impossible – Fallout takes place on the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen).
- A few years ago, the famous Troll's dick rock (Trollpikken) was cut off from the mountain. After receiving donations from all over the world, the rock was re-erected.
👨👩👦 Small places and spaces
- In our region you find Norway’s smallest municipality Utsira, an island with 211 inhabitants.
- And you also find the smallest municipality by geographical area in the region, Kvitsøy, with only five square kilometers of land.
👑 A history lesson in lost money, a king and religion
- In year 872, King Harald Fairhair (Hårfagre) gathered all of Norway under one crown in the battle of Hafrsfjord in Stavanger.
- Norway’s largest bank robbery occurred in Stavanger in April 2004. The robbers got away with 57.4 million kroner (about 5.6 million USD.) While the perpetrators were convicted, 51 million kroner of the stolen money are still missing. Sadly, a police officer was killed during the robbers' shoot-out.
- Stavanger's medieval cathedral (Domkirken) is Norway's oldest cathedral.
💡 The future is robotic
- Stavanger is far ahead in testing self-driving buses. In May 2022, a large self-driving bus became part of the ordinary route offer in Stavanger.
- In Stavanger, we will soon explore the use of drones for emergency medical use. The first drones are planned to fly in 2023.
🌾 A hop for every flavour
- Cardinal Pub in Stavanger is notorious for having Norway's largest selection of beers with around 600 types.
⚽️ We are the champions
- Soccer star Erling Braut Haaland from Bryne is considered one of the best players in the world. During the 2020–21 season, Haaland was top scorer of the Champions League.
- In Stavanger, you will find the world's largest chess set. The King is 180 cm tall (about as tall as Norway's own king of chess Magnus Carlsen) and weighs 240 kilos. Do not worry, the pieces have small wheels under them so they can be rolled around.
🍩 Eat till you drop
- Stavanger is the home of the largest food festival in Scandinavia, Gladmat (meaning "happy food").
💰 Forus is really for us
- 25 percent of Norway's value creation is created in the business area Forus, located in Stavanger, Sandnes and Sola municipalities.