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World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries - A voyage of discovery"

August 14th - 18th 2005, Oslo, Norway

Invitation to Exhibitors

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions - founded in 1927 - is an independent international non-governmental association that has formal associate relations with UNESCO.

The aims of IFLA are to promote international understanding, co-operation, discussion, research and development in all fields of library activity and information science, and to provide a body through which librarianship can be represented in matters of international interest. IFLA has 1749 members, including 155 associations, 1118 institutions and 425 non-voting personal and student affiliates, representing 154 countries and all types of libraries.

Norway plays an active role in IFLA, with 2 associations and 30 institutions participating. Furthermore, almost 40 Norwegians are contributing to IFLA's professional work through one of the 47 Sections of IFLA.

The World Library and Information Congress is the continuation of the former IFLA General Conference and Council.

Invitation to exhibit

The World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2005 will be held in Oslo, Norway, from 14 - 18 August 2005. The WLIC 2005 exhibition will be opened on Sunday afternoon 14 August and will close on Wednesday, 17 August.

This congress will bring together some 4,000 delegates from all over the world.

IFLA's conference and exhibition is the biggest international event for professionals within the library and information sector. WLIC 2005 offers an excellent opportunity for thousands of delegates, experts, and library and information providers from all over the world to exchange ideas and experience as well as to introduce new innovations and products.

The 71st World Library and Information Congress 2005 carries the following theme: LIBRARIES A Voyage of Discovery

General information

The 71st Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. The Oslo Spektrum is located in the heart of Oslo (Sonja Henies plass 2, 0185 Oslo, Norway). The exhibition area can accommodate some 250 booths. Catering facilities in the exhibition area will include coffee and lunch corners. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please refer to the sponsor brochure or contact Congrex Holland for details.

List of Exhibitors

application form List of Exhibitors (Status: July 2005)

Limited space

Please note that the exhibition space available is less than usual with IFLA conferences. This situation has put a limit on the number and size of stands to be allocated. The lay out of the exhibition space has been carefully designed to give fair allocations and to maximize the space available.

Who should exhibit?

The exhibition is open to all companies, governmental bodies and other organizations with products and services related to the library field, such as:
Automation, Books, Periodicals & Documents, Audio/Visual Equipment & Materials Equipment, Furniture & Supplies and Service.

Exhibition timetable

  • Friday, 12 August 2005
    Build up of stands
  • Saturday, 13 August 2005
    Build up of stands
  • Sunday, 14 August 2005
    Move-in of exhibits
  • Sunday, 14 August 2005
    Official opening of the congress and exhibition
  • Monday 15 through Wednesday 17 August 2005
    Exhibition open daily
  • Wednesday, 17 August 2005
    Break-down at the end of the day
(exact time schedule will be announced in the exhibitors manual)

Hotel accommodation

Exhibitors will have the opportunity to book hotel accommodation. The preliminary programme together with registration and hotel booking form will be sent to you upon receipt of your Exhibitor Application Form.

Further information on room reservations (incl. a map of hotels and a hotel booking form) is also available on the web page Registration and Hotel Reservation and in the exhibitor manual.

Exhibition participation costs

Floor space only
Price per square meter EURO 350

Standard stand construction
Price for a stand of 9m2 EURO 4,000
Prices for other sizes upon request.

Standard stand construction
The standard stand construction includes:
white walls on 3 sides
3 m roof girder
electric power 2 kw
2 spotlights
1 socket outlet
9 sqm carpet
1 table with 2 chairs
1 counter with sliding doors
2 m fascia board with the exhibitors name

Minimum stand size
The minimum stand size is 9 m2.


Applications must be accompanied by a payment of 50% of the total booth rental amount. Balance of fee will be invoiced and will fall due for payment on February 1, 2005. Payments must be made by EURO's (EUR) made payable to WLIC 2005. If the application is received after all space is exhausted, the payment will be refunded. Failure to comply with these requirements forfeits all right to space, which may in such case be reassigned to others, with no obligations on the part of WLIC 2005.

Floor plan, space application and allocation of stand sites

floor plan Final floor plan download in PDF format


All cancellations must be made in writing to Congrex Holland BV

Cancellations must be made before 15 January, 2005
50% deposit is non-refundable

Cancellation between 15 January, 2004 and 28 February 2005
100% of the total deposit is non-refundable

Cancellation after 28 February, 2005
No refunds


For reasons beyond their control, the WLIC 2005 Congress, IFLA Headquarters and/or its agent Congrex Holland and/or its agents have the right to immediately alter or cancel the congress or any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the WLIC 2005 Congress. The participants shall not be entitled to any compensation for damages that result from such alteration or cancellation.

Furthermore, with the exception of any wilful damage or gross negligence committed by the WLIC 2005 Congress and/or its agent Congrex Holland and/or its agents, neither the WLIC 2005 Congress not its agent Congrex Holland and/or its agents shall at any time be liable for any direct or indirect damage suffered by the participants, including consequential and immaterial damage, caused by failure to comply with any provision of this document.


WLIC/IFLA Congress Secretariat
P.O. Box 302
1000 AH Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 20 5040 201
Telefax: +31 20 5040 225
E-mail: wlic2005@congrex.nl

National Organizing Committee Secretariat
IFLA 2005 Oslo
Malerhaugveien 20
N-0661 Oslo
Tel: +47 23 243430
Fax: +47 22 672368
E-mail: ifla2005@norskbibliotekforening.no

IFLA Headquarters
P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 70 314 0884
Fax: +31 70 383 4827
E-mail: ifla@ifla.org