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Meetings with impact

World-class sustainability and strong collaboration are vital ingredients in a successful impact approach and fundamental parts of the Gothenburg Strategic Plan for Meetings.

In broad stakeholder collaboration, we work closely with associations and local and national stakeholders to ensure meetings generate a long-term, positive impact for the association and the host community by offering Gothenburg Way to Legacy. We serve association goals and unify with our community. Together, we create change for communities.

The Gothenburg Way to Legacy is a framework which helps meetings to structure their impact process and it includes a Method, Toolbox and Community Support.

Jesper Ekberg, Swedish Association of Authorities and Regions talks about the project. Read more about the project here.

“Congresses themselves are value-creating and by having a clear plan for what is to be achieved and actively using them as platforms for positive development and changes in society, they can benefit far into the future.”
Sandi Habinc, Conference Chair Space Forum 2021.

"When the International Continence Society (ICS) brought their event to Gothenburg, not only was the supreme quality of the services ensured but something more: the legacy that the event would leave was foreseen long before the event took place. One of the ways that the Gothenburg Convention Bureau ensured a legacy was by providing financial support to local practitioners to attend the event. As a result, they are better prepared and can ensure improved healthcare services to the local population, creating a multiplier effect from one single meeting."

Louise Gorringe, Director Association Management Operations, Kenes Group


Gothenburg Convention Bureau works strategically with associations wishing to utilise their meeting to create a long-term positive impact in the host…


The Toolbox is used to create tailor-made activities for a specific meeting. Activities that contribute to your organisation’s long-term goals. It also…

Community Support

A meeting can easily contribute to a good cause and a sustainable host community. Gothenburg Convention Bureau connects you with…

Case studies of successful meetings in Gothenburg

Comprehensive sustainability work, a meeting's positive long-term impact on the local community, and high delegate numbers – success can be…

About impact and legacy

The power of legacy - our impact ambitions Gothenburg Convention Bureau act as an enabler to create, maximize and showcase…

Ulrika Scoliège. Foto.

Ulrika Scoliège

Project Manager, Association Meetings
+46 31 368 40 49
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Maria Särnholm

Marketing Coordinator, Meetings/Convention Bureau
+46 31 368 41 46