Senotium 2019

Senotium Drammen

September 6th-8th 2019

JCI Norway Senate proudly invites you to Drammen, the beautiful river city situated about 40 km west of Oslo. You arrive easily by the airport train from Oslo Airport Gardermoen in just one hour. Drammen is awarded internationally for the impressive development, which still is ongoing, to make the city the preferred location for new business and conferences.

In September 2019 it’s time for Senotium and for you and the other Senators to find out what Drammen has to offer.


Friday, September 6th

The Golf Tournament - JCI Norwegian Senate Open, Pre-arrangement for enthusiastic golfers.

The tournament has long traditions in the Norwegian Senate. It has been featured on the program since Senotium in 1999, in #40707 Stein Graf’s reign. This year the tournament will be arranged at Kjekstad Golf Club, Friday September 6th at 10 AM. The tournament uses the Stableford system and is open to both Senators and companions. The initiator for the event is #28853 Anders Fløistad. Please contact Anders via email,, for any practical information needed, including transport.

Drammen Museum with the Japanese Garden - Pre-arrangement for culturally interested Senators.

As an alternative to the golf event, why not make a visit to Drammen Museum, only 15 minutes walking distance from our hotel. We can offer a guided tour, Friday at 3 PM. The museum is located at the historic Marienlyst estate in Drammen and houses the permanent collections of Nøstetangen glass, baroque silver, ceramics from the 1700s, furnitures, textiles, interiors, religious art and folk art, as well as the museum’s permanent art and design collection. The tour also includes a walk in the surrounding park and ends in the Japanese Garden, a beautiful place for reflection.

Comfort Hotel Union Brygge will be our home base for the Senotium, located near the riverside only a 10 minutes walking distance from Drammen Railway Station. The official program starts Friday evening at 6 PM. The JCI Norway Senate President invites you for a welcoming drink, before we have a presentation by Chamber of Commerce related to “Business growth 2020”, a four-year project being an amplifier for innovation and growth in Drammen. The work is organised within the four priority areas: real estate development, health care, visiting industry and entrepreneurship.

Thereafter we will have a tasteful Tapas buffet at the hotel, before we cross the Ypsilon bridge and enter “Roklubben” where we will have our get-together party at 9 PM, including the Senotium Quiz Team Championship. The Senate Bar will be located here the whole evening.

Drammen Museum

Senotium program

Saturday, September 7th

The program for Saturday starts at 9 AM visiting the company Conexus - being a research leader in learning analytics and deeper learning in Norway. They promote a holistic approach to education with a broad curriculum perspective. In careful collaboration with teachers, educational leaders, government institutions, researchers and the educational technology industry, they have made evidence-informed pedagogy the basis of their company’s philosophy.

More info about Conexus on following link:

At 11:00 we go by bus to Egge Gård. The farm's history dates back to 1702 and is situated in the middle of the agricultural village Lier, facing south with a view over the entire valley. Today they produce about 250 tons of strawberries a year. In addition, they have several thousand apple trees that normally yield 100 tons of apples each fall. The farm is today run by Marius Egge, who is the 11th generation. Marius is passionate about both food and drink, and he saw early a potential in the great sour Norwegian fruit. Based on apples from the local area, Marius has developed a comprehensive and diverse production of both high-quality alcohol-free and alcoholic beverages. He always wants to try new methods and techniques and emphasise to be the front runner.

Marius will give us a presentation of the farm and the production. The highlight will be the tasting where we are presented with a selection of alcohol-free / alcoholic drinks, in addition to have our lunch here. You can read more about Egge gård at (only in Norwegian).

After the exciting visit to Egge gård, we bring you back to the City Centre of Drammen or the hotel. You will have some time to go shopping, visit nice places around the Town Square or explore more of the riverside on your own.

Saturday evening’s dinner and party will be held at St. Olavs Club at 7 PM, in the historic building of Drammen Børs. This is within 10 minutes walking distance across the river from the hotel. Drammen Børs was a stock exchange in Drammen established in the first half of the 19th century. Here goods were traded as opposed to shares.

Although the stock market function was closed down in 1988, the building is still an important part of Drammen’s cityscape. St. Olav’s Club is part of the venue on the second floor, being the city’s premier party and entertainment venue. The JCI Drammen Senator #66612, Hans Petter Tonum, will give some historic facts about Drammen Børs and St. Olav’s Club, before we enjoy the evening’s dinner.

The Chef will serve us a tasty three course meal, with wine/beer or mineral water included. After dinner we will enjoy coffee avec in the club, where drinks from the Senator Bar will be available through the evening. However, wine and beer needs to be bought from the club.

Sunday, September 8th

After a good night's sleep and breakfast, we will have a sequence at 10.30 - 11.30 AM: What now, JCI Norway?

The President of JCI Norway 2019, Nora Gamst, will give us a summary of the strategy for JCI Norway for the next 2-3 years, where we open for questions, discussions and input from the Senators.

Thereafter we will sum up and close Senotium for 2019.


Hotel accommodation single room: NOK 800 per night

Hotel accommodation double room: NOK 900 per night

Senotium Fee Friday – Sunday: NOK 2.900 per person*

Participation JCI Norwegian Senate Open: NOK 500 per person*

(*These prices are tentative, to be finally settled in April 2019.)


Registration for Senotium 2019 is available from May.

For further details or if you have any questions, please contact JCI Norwegian Senate President #49353 Bjørn Juvik at: