During the closing diner of the 18th World Olympic Collectors Fair in Athens 2012, it has been annouced that the 19th World Olympic Collectors Fair will be held in Norway in spring 2013 (date & place to be confirmed)
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In Athens, the rumor says it will be organized around Easter 2013 in a city to choose between Oslo, Lillehammer & Telemark !
XIX World Olympic Collectors` Fair 2013
You are hereby invited to take part in the IOC approved World Olympic Collectors` Fair, located to Bø in the region of Telemark, Norway from July 26th to July 28th. The fair is hosted by the local philatelic club, Bø Frimerkeklubb.
Our offer: Collectors and dealers from outside Norway get one table free of charge for the week-end. Additional tables are NOK. 100,- each. Registered collectors coming from abroad also get free access and free accreditation for the weekend for two persons including the table holder. Before our buffet dinner Saturday night we offer a free wine party for registered collectors with spouses, and we are preparing an informal early-bird party for Thursday afternoon, also free of charge.
The TELEMARKSHALLEN is situated next door to one of Scandinavia`s biggest water parks, Bø Sommarland. A perfect place to spend the day for family members less enthusiastic about our hobby!
Bø has hosted an international collectors` fair since 1993 and the IOC fair also in 2003. The event is in cooperation with a large summer antique- and collectors` market inside the soccer hall, Telemarkshallen, close to Bø. The average number of visitors is between 2500 and 3500 every summer. This year`s event is the 19th IOC supported fair and at the same time the 21st International collectors fair in Bø.
Telemarkshallen program. (Prelimenary)
Friday July 26th:
1200: Start check-in.
1600: Doors open to the public.
1700: Opening ceremony.
2000: Closing for the day.
Saturday July 27th:
1000: The Fair opens for the table holders/exhibitors.
1700: The Fair closes for the day.
1830: Silent auction, snacks and wine. Bø Hotel
1930: Festival buffet dinner.
Sunday July 28th:
1000: Fair opens for table holders.
1700: The closing of the 19th World Olympic Collectors Fair.
Where to stay.
Bø Hotell is the festival hotel. It will be the social meeting place in the evenings and for breakfast. We have booked the whole hotel for the fair. The hotel is a small country side hotel known for traditional Norwegian cooking and good service. A single room incl. breakfast is NOK 1080,- pr. night, a double NOK 690,- pr. person pr. night.
Other options at www.visittelemark.no
How to get there.
Bø is situated about 160 kilometers south-west of Oslo. You can fly to Oslo Gardermoen International Airport and then take the airport train to Oslo. From Oslo Central station to Bø you have 4 – 5 different trains most days. Two hours travel through a beautiful landscape.
You can also fly in to the much smaller airport Oslo Sandefjord Torp and take a bus to Bø. The bus trip is 2 ½ - 3 hours. Sandefjord is operated by Whizzair, Ryan Air, SAS and KLM.
Cars can be rented at both airports.
The railway station at Bø is only a 10 minutes` walk from Bø Hotel. If you arrive by night, please inform us so that we are sure you will get a taxi on arrival.
We have free shuttle bus service from the hotel to fair and back every day.
SIGN UP FOR THE FAIR AND THE HOTEL NOW!
1. Send an email to Halvor Kleppen, the event coordinator, and sign up for both a table at the fair and room in the hotel. The hotel must be paid by you on arrival. Any cancelations must be befor June 15th. Cancelations after that has to be paid for one night. Cancels after July 10th have to be paid for in full for the nights reserved. Since we have reserved the whole hotel, rooms can only be booked through us but payment will be done by arrival in July.
When the hotel is fully booked, we advice you to other accomodation.
2. Bø Frimerkeklubb needs the following information: Name (on those getting accreditation), address, nights in the hotel, type of collecting (memorabilia, philately, numismatic), table/ tables, special requests. More info on travel to Norway and Bø can be found here:
www.visitnorway.com ; www.visittelemark.no; www.midt-telemark.no; www.sommarland.no
Those signing up will get an updated program including new information after the closing of registration June 1st.
All requests and registration can be emailed email@example.com
Hope to see you all in Norway in July.
Best regards from
Chairman of the IOC Commision for Philately, Numismatics and Memorabilia.
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