Aqua Nor

Trondheim, Norway
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Aqua Nor Update

Aqua Nor 2025 will proceed as planned. The trade show will take place between 19.08.2025 and 21.08.2025. Aqua Nor 2025 will be held as a face-to-face exhibition. Trondheim Spektrum will not follow the latest Covid-19 prevention standards. This is due to the removal of the related pandemic restrictions.

A Brief Overview of Aqua Nor

Aqua Nor is a crucial international exhibition for the aquaculture industry. For over 30 years now the event has been a major showcase platform for all products, services, technologies, research, and development projects in the sector. It’s been the place to push forward innovations, agree on a course of action for the future, and arrive at collective solutions to some of the biggest problems at the moment.

GETA ltd is here to help you with your hotel reservation for Aqua Nor. We’re experienced when it comes to accommodation for trade shows and have a large database of hotels in Trondheim. No matter what budget you’re working with, we have a good idea about the best deals and locations in the city. Stay in a hotel close to Trondheim Spektrum and make expenses within reason. You’re in good hands and benefit from a quick, efficient service. It takes a single business day to find the right hotel booking! 

Why Your Visit Is Worth It

Aqua Nor remains a singular event for the aquaculture industry on the territory of Europe with no other real competition. The trade show remains the prime destination for all major players in the industry to meet and establish connections. Despite the pandemic, Aqua Nor still maintained good numbers during its hybrid edition in 2021: 

  • 3885 international visitors have attended in person;
  • 35 nationalities 
  • 2300 livestreams
  • 3200 logins

Organisers have received strong indications that these numbers will climb during next edition as risks of international travel decrease due to the pandemic. 

Industry Relevance

Aqua Nor has been going strong since 1979 at the Trondheim Spektrum on a biennial basis and in that time, the show has built a thriving community that works together to push forward the industry. Aqua Nor stands at the intersection of numerous industries: city sanitation, forestry and agriculture, public services, landscape gardening, livestock farming, waste disposal.

The product portfolio captures the full breadth of the value chain – feed and feeding regimes, fish farming equipment, aquaculture, water supply, water technology breeding, biomass control, nets, handling of fish, safety equipment, veterinary medicine, vaccines, and construction and operation of floating cages. You have the presence of major aquaculture nations to further communication and the program even features a boat ride to Trondheim Fjord, where you can observe companies in real-time. 

Aqua Nor also helps strengthen economic relationships between Norway and the UK, as Norway has been a historic exporter for centuries. Today, the trade show is used as a knowledge platform between the two nations. 

Who Are You Going to Meet?

As mentioned above, Aqua Nor sees delegations from aquaculture nations, which translates to seeing the entire industry value chain inhabiting one space. The background of the visitors varies to a great degree as well, which is certainly boosted by the diversity in specialised, informative events scheduled within the support program. The Innovation Award and the Environment Award pull in start-ups, manufacturers, engineers, suppliers, and producers who are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of technology and sustainability. It’s interesting to note, Aqua Nor also pulls in new talent, all thanks to the Student Day initiative that brings in students who wish to find work.

Additional Value of Attending 

Aqua Nor boasts one of the best support programs in the world, which consists of seminars, mini-conferences, presentations, lectures and debates. No matter what position you occupy, you’ll find a programming item that’s targeted to your professional interests. Also, don’t forget about the Nor-Fishing Foundation Innovation Award, the Directorate of Fisheries’ Environment Award and the Best Stand Award.

The aquaculture industry has firmly set its sights on the future, but that doesn’t just extend to new technological advancements. It’s all about supporting the next generation of professionals. That’s why NTNU, Brohode Havbruk 2050 and other regional partners team up every edition to host the Student Day, which is traditionally held at the end of Aqua Nor. Prior to gaining access to exhibits, students will sit through a separate seminar. The Student Day is an excellent way for companies and organisations to recruit new talent.

Building a sense of community is an important aspect of Aqua Nor as it’s friendly relationships to each other that create lasting business partnerships. The social programme at Aqua Nor spoils you for choice. Everyone is welcome at the great festive evening put together every year by organisers. The seafood buffet and live entertainment are all anyone talks about, and at a certain point you’ll see the presentation of the Innovation Award. Be sure to secure a place at the party as soon as you can, because space is limited. 

But that’s not the only place for you to enjoy cocktails in a party atmosphere. For the duration of the trade show, authorities, organisations and private companies hold receptions of all kinds for foreign visitors. You’ll get to unwind after a hard day’s work and rub elbows with decision makers and experts of all kinds.  

The Outlook for 2023

Aqua Nor 2023 is going full steam ahead and will once again take place as a hybrid event due to the uncertainty of the pandemic. The hybrid format worked really well in 2021 and organisers work to improve on the digital platform that allows for visitors and exhibitors to participate during the trade fair no matter where they are. The digital access to the event’s proceedings compensated for the modest physical attendance in Trondheim.

While you’re waiting, take advantage of all the content uploaded from the previous edition and get in touch with all relevant companies ahead of the next edition. This offering extends to both half-day events held in the months leading up to Aqua Nor 2023 like the digital symposium, Seaweed production and technology development in Europe.

Perhaps the biggest change is that Aqua Nor has moved to a new slot. The event will take place during the end of August with hopes to add new freshness to the programme and increase visitor numbers. The change came about after a poll to exhibitors, who agreed with the switch to August. 

Past editions

Aqua Nor 2023

22.08.2023 - 24.08.2023

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How to get to Aqua Nor

On Foot

On Foot

Trondheim Airport – not advisable

Trondheim S – 25 mins via Sandgata


By Car

Trondheim Airport – 36 mins via E6

Trondheim S – 11 mins via Prinsens Gate


By Public Transport

Trondheim Airport – 2 hrs via transports 330 and 3

Trondheim S – 10 mins via transport 25 or 26