Welcome to a sneak peek of our upcoming Let’s Connect Nordic User Conference, set to unfold in the heart of Oslo at a venue as unique as our vibrant community: The Mini Bottle Gallery. Join us on October 22nd, 2024, for a day of innovation, networking, and historical whimsy.

A Venue Steeped in History and Wonder

The Mini Bottle Gallery isn’t just a venue; it’s a portal into the passion and perseverance of a collector’s dream that began in 1961.

When Christian was seven years old, he received his first mini bottle, an empty Gordon’s Dry Gin bottle, from his father. This gift began what would later become the world’s only mini bottle museum. The connection to Oslo’s brewing heritage runs deep, linking back to Christian’s great-great-grandfather, the founder of the venerable Ringnes Brewery in 1877.

More Than Just a Museum

Located at Kirkegata 10, in the pulsing heart of Oslo’s museum district, The Mini Bottle Gallery is the realization of Christian’s lifelong dream, which officially opened its doors in May 2003. The gallery now boasts an awe-inspiring collection of 53,000 bottles, each meticulously cataloged in Christian’s “bottle book,” a cherished relic.

The venue offers a fascinating backdrop to our conference, embodying themes of innovation, collection, and meticulous detail – all qualities that resonate with the Let’s Connect Nordics community.

Why The Mini Bottle Gallery?

  • Unparalleled Atmosphere: The gallery’s unique aesthetic and historical significance will add an extraordinary layer to the conference experience, making it not just a meeting of minds but also a feast for the senses.
  • Central Location: Situated in Oslo’s museum district, the gallery is easily accessible from all major transport links, offering convenience for our attendees traveling locally and from abroad.
  • Inspiring Surroundings: Surrounded by thousands of mini bottles, each telling its own story, attendees will immerse themselves in creativity and inspiration, sparking conversations and new ideas.

What to Expect at the Conference

  • Dynamic Sessions: Engage in a series of enlightening presentations, talks, and interactive sessions led by leading experts from HCL software, well-known experienced customers, leading developers, HCL Business Partners, HCL Ambassadors, and maybe lots of familiar and enthusiastic faces from the “good old” Lotus days!
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers, thought leaders, and potential collaborators in an informal setting, ideal for sparking professional relationships and friendships.
  • A Touch of Fun: Explore the gallery and enjoy tailored tours revealing the fascinating stories behind some of the collection’s rarest and most unusual bottles. Enjoy an excellent lunch from our Michelin-starred restaurant neighbor, Stattholdergaarden. And let’s grab some ice-cold beers downstairs—or maybe use the slide—after the conference is over.

Mark Your Calendars!

Prepare to be inspired by a conference and venue that mirrors the spirit of our community—dynamic, unique, and full of stories. The Let’s Connect Nordic User Conference at The Mini Bottle Gallery promises to be an unforgettable event, blending professional insights with the pleasure of discovering a hidden gem in Oslo’s cultural landscape.

We look forward to welcoming you to an event that promises to connect us, inspire us, and entertain us in equal measure. See you in Oslo!

Watch a video from the Mini Bottle Gallery – click here!