Gothenburg is ideal for meetings and congresses. We offer world-class venues, great connections and almost 100% environmentally certified hotel rooms. Gothenburg Convention Bureau is here to help you realise your plans.
REASONS TO CHOOSE GOTHENBURG
Safe, stable and organized
According to the Global Peace Index, Sweden is one of the most peaceful countries in the world. In fact, Sweden has not been to war for 200 years.
Excellent connections with the rest of the world
Gothenburg is easily accessible by air, road, rail and sea thanks to its location in the heart of Scandinavia. There are around 85 direct routes from around 70 destinations. Only 20 minutes transport to the city center.
It’s the perfect size
In terms of proximity, Gothenburg offers a one-of-a-kind destination with everything you need and want within walking distance. Maximum convenience for delegates and organisers guaranteed.
To us, partnership is not just a pretty word. Smooth decision-making, seamless communication, trouble-free logistics and effective supplies are key ingredients in our offer.
“What really impressed me is how you are able to bring together all partners in the city. Not trivial and not achieved in most cities around the world.”Iftah Amit, Vice President Global Sales & Marketing at Kenes Group
We deliver what we promise
Delegate satisfaction is rated at 6.2 out of 7. (Satisfaction Index Gothenburg 2019.)
Top-notch hospitality in Sweden’s friendliest city
As a visitor in Gothenburg you are greeted with a relaxed attitude, warmth and friendliness. People here are open and interested – for real. Also, many Swedes are fluent in English. In fact Swedes are the top English non-native speakers of the world.
The entire city is your venue
Gothenburg is just the right size to give a large meeting high visibility and presence all over town.
Sustainability – a way of life
Extensive environmental protection, active measures to respect human rights, improve work environments and fighting corruption. Many of today’s Swedish companies are at the forefront in integrating a sustainable approach to business. The city is among the world leaders in sustainable construction, waste management and re-usable energy, and at the cutting edge of environmental certification of hotels and events.
Gothenburg begs to be explored by foot but the blue trams are of course always there if your feet need a rest. Also, there’s a hugely popular network consisting of 1,000 city bikes at more than 60 bike stations spread all over town. Pick up a bike, go where you want to go and leave it at the closest station – easy as that.
Great value for money
Gothenburg is a highly competitive city in many respects – including value for money. International indices agree that prices in Gothenburg are below the average European level and the average for Scandinavian capitals. What clearly is above average, is the famous Swedish quality.
Europe’s largest fully integrated meeting place
The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers with its 1,200 rooms is an impressive display in efficiency and comfort. In short – everything you need is accessible without even having to put on a coat. And for those who wish to take a walk, the city center waits just outside the hotel entrance.
95 percent environmentally certified hotel rooms
Stay comfortably, sustainably and with great value. In Gothenburg you will find accommodation options to suit every occasion and budget from cool design to luxury – or simply just great value. In Greater Gothenburg there are more than 12,000 hotel rooms. In the city centre there are almost 10,000 rooms to choose from whereof 95 percent, are environmentally certified.
A gourmet’s dream
The location on the west coast and the proximity to the cold water of the North Sea make Gothenburg a true seafood paradise, with some of the finest prawns, langoustines and lobsters in the world. The local restaurants stretch from street food via trendy eateries and family-friendly restaurants to fine dining establishments. Many of the restaurants in Gothenburg are environmentally certified.
A unique coffee culture
Gothenburg is peppered with cozy and classic Swedish cafes. Don’t miss to stop for a “fika”, Sweden’s much loved tradition of coffee and a “bulle” (sweet bun).
Always something going on
Gothenburg has much to offer with a never-ending choice of attractions, interesting architecture, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit have put the city on the world map and there’s a lot of exciting things going on within music, design and advertising from the Gothenburg region. The city is richly diversified and aspects of various foreign cultures are woven into everyday life – from music to food and fashion.
Breathtaking nature and an archipelago to die for
In Sweden, it is easy to tell the four seasons apart. Winter is white and snowy, spring is beautiful and blooming, summer is comfortably warm and autumn is colourful. All year round, the stunning archipelago and the countryside around Gothenburg is breathtakingly beautiful – and just a tram ride away.
The outdoor access rights
The Swedish Right of Public Access (allemansrätten) gives everyone the right to roam freely in nature as long as you do so responsibly and with respect.
Gothenburg is the most sustainable destination in the world. The city has received the Global Destination Sustainability Index Leadership Award four years running. Recently the city was also titled the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020 awarded by the European Commission.