In April 2016 the IOF Counsil decided to give the World orienteering championships 2019 to Østfold, Norway. The Norwegian orienteering federation has given the repsonsibility for organizing the event to the clubs in Østfold who has startet a organizer company called VM Orientering 2019 AS. The company is owned by the following clubs; Sarpsborg O-lag, OK Moss, Fredrikstad Skiklubb, Halden skiklubb, Gimle I.F., Indre Østfold orienteringsklubb og Trøsken I.L.
The company’s board consists of 7 members, and these are Sigmund Vister (Chairman), Solveig Sikkeland (vice-president), Erik Unaas, Thor Fagereng, Ingrid Solberg Sætre, Marianne R. Kahrs and Elsie Brenne (deputy).
CEO of the company is Per Bergerud who started his work in the company in april 2017.
The company has now strong focus in establishing the rest of the organization.