Compass Fairs AS was established in 1996

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

With more than 25 years of experience, we are one of the largest organizers of events in all Scandinavia, and have presence in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.


The preferred partner for events


Together we make it possible

Experienced fair organizer

We have organized our own housing fair in Norway since 1997. Today, the fair is hosted in cities all over Norway, as well as fairs in Sweden, Denmark and Germany.

We have also developed several new and inspiring fair concepts.


The housing fairs Boligmesse and Boligdage are open public fairs that are arranged all over Norway, Denmark and Germany. Both local, national and international exhibitors buy stands, and together they make sure that our visitors get inspired and find everything they need to their home.

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 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.

Sought-after technical Contractor

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

We are a popular general contractor for a wide variety of other events, and each year we set up more than 150 fairs on behalf of other organizers. We supply stands, furniture and convention equipment for all kind of events, both big and small.

Choose us, and you are guaranteed a professional, competent, service-minded and solution-oriented contractor for your event. We are also efficient and cost-effective.

Compass Fairs offer a wide range of services. If you want a unique stand, our expo designer can help you get a stand that will show your products properly, and in our well-equipped workshop we build everything from special stands to furniture you won`t find anywhere else.
We also offer to store your goods, and through Compass Cargo we will take care of everything related to transport.


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, over 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

Meet our staff