American Chamber of Commerce in Norway

New Location for the Official US Election Night Event

Pressemelding   •   feb 09, 2016 09:14 CET

“We are thrilled to host this tradition-rich gathering of over 1000 guests with our new HiOA partners. The institution’s educational depth will further enhance our celebration and understanding of the US democratic process,” says American Chamber of Commerce director Jason Turflinger.

Politicians of all stripes, business leaders, students, and the media have all converged in the name of non-partisan exchange and unity since the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) first hosted the gathering in 2004. Together with Democrats Abroad, Republicans Abroad and the US Embassy, it is the center of activity as late night results trickle in.

Central location

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) is Norway's largest state university college. The Campus in Oslo is located along Pilestredet in the City Center.

“I look forward to welcoming both Norwegian and American guests to a fantastic event on election night 2016,” says the University College’s president Curt Rice. “We'll be able to follow along as the election results come in and to do so in a wonderful setting on campus.”

Curt Rice is originally from Minnesota, and was the first non-Norwegian to be appointed president at a Norwegian institution of higher education.

Contact information

AmCham Norway: 22 41 50 10 /

Media contact at HiOA: Senior Communications Advisor Andreas Blaauw Hval

The American Chamber of Commerce in Norway (AmCham) is a non-profit business event, services and advocacy organization promoting the interests of 230 Norwegian, American and international member companies. AmCham Norway is a fully independent association of businesses and receives no subsidies from governmental agencies. As one of 117 global AmChams, we are part of the US Chamber Federation headquartered in Washington D.C. – the world's largest non-profit business association. Read more at