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About us

“Compass Fairs AS” was established in 1996.
We are located in Skedsmokorset,
in the county of Akershus, Norway.



We are a general convention and event contractor, providing all the equipment and services needed for fairs, conventions, conferences and big and small events.

Experienced Nordic housing
fair organizer

We have organized our own housing fair in Norway since 1997.

Annually, we organize around 20 fairs, from Tromsø in the north to Kristiansand in the south.

The housing fairs are open public fairs, where both local and national exhibitors buy stands. The fairs offer everything from roofs, walls, floors and ground work for bathrooms, kitchens, furniture, building materials and interiors.

Often, the typical visitor has already started redecorating or construction, and attends the fair to get inspiration, expert aid and good offers from as many suppliers as possible under one roof.

In addition to all the Norwegian housing fairs, our sister companies and subsidiaries organize similar fairs in Sweden, Denmark and Germany.


TravelXpo is a travel fair, where the goal is to gather the travel industry under one roof. At TravelXpo, the visitors will be inspired to see new places, both in Norway and the rest of the world.

The fair will be an important meeting place for the travel industri, and the exhibitors get an unique opportunity to meet new customers.

The fair is for the first time arranged at Telenor Arena 10-12 of January 2020. The longterm plan is to take the concept to other cities all over Scandinavia.

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technical Contractor

Through our own housing fairs, we have become experts on the planning, building and implementation of fairs and exhibitions.

As a result, today we are a sought-after organizer of external fairs and events, for which we offer our expertise and abundant range of equipment.

In 2014 we were the technical contractor for 60 fairs and conventions all over Scandinavia, and carried out major and minor assignments at an additional 100 events.

We offer things both big and small, and provide everything from the building of convention walls to turnkey projects, and are working closely with several of the country's major convention centers and arenas.

Stewart L. Stjernholm
It started in 1996

A lot has happened since I started Compass Fairs in 1996 and organized the first housing fair in Kristiansand in 1997. The concept was a success! Thousands of residential interested Southerners flocked to the housing fair to speak with a unified group of experts in everything for the home. We received praise from both the public and exhibitors, which gave us motivation to pursue success. We worked 24-7 that year.

Today, almost 20 years later, our housing fair is a recognized and attractive meeting place for the public and housing industry. Living theme is forever relevant, and we have followed up with the times and developed a professional and dynamic concept. The staff consists of skilled technicians and coordinators, project managers, economists and accountants, marketing, media and communications resources as well as a graphic designer.

We work closely with our sister companies in Sweden, Denmark and Germany, and are a sought-after provider of internal and external trade fairs - in fact we are the largest Nordic!

I am incredibly proud of having started this concept, and of my talented staff whom all contributed to longstanding success of a company that is constantly growing and is developing positively.

Looking forward to that!

Stewart L. Stjernholm
Adm. director/CEO

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