What our guests say about us. We can talk all day about how great a meeting city Gothenburg is – but that doesn’t mean anything compared to the kind words we receive from our previous guests. Our delegate satisfaction is 6.2 out of 7 (2019) and many leave the city with a promise to come back soon.
Why world leading meeting planners choose Gothenburg
I know I speak for all of IAPCO’s Council members when I say how much we enjoyed our time in Gothenburg. Your enthusiasm for your city was infectious and we could see why after spending time, not only staying and meeting in the comfortable and stylish facilities of the Congress Centre and Gothia Towers, but also being able to easily access the inner city, experience delightful restaurants and even travel a little further afield into the beautiful archipelago.Jan Tonkin, Managing Director at The Conference Company and President of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers, IAPCO
It was a real pleasure meeting so many representatives of your meetings world as well as some of your ambassadors, all of whom were so passionate about Gothenburg. That passion was just wonderful to see! We also all commented on how friendly everyone was and their approach, while always highly professional, was also incredibly warm and welcoming.
The plans you described for continuing to develop the meetings infrastructure in the city are impressive and we can only see the meetings industry in Gothenburg going from strength to strength.
It was truly a pleasure, a learning experience and a chance to meet the superb team of Gothenburg. 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.
I will see you again in May in IMEX.Iftah Amit, Vice President Global Sales & Marketing at Kenes Group
I have to say that I think you now have about 20 ambassadors of Gothenburg walking around the globe. You guys did such a great job, we were really overwhelmed by the wonderful hospitality.
I love the city, it is so nice, I will definitely return in the future and I sincerely hope Kenes will be able to host more congresses in Gothenburg in the future.
I look forward to seeing you at Imex!Marlies Steinebach, Global Director of Business Development at Kenes Group
Your hospitality knew no bounds. We were stunned with the comfort and flexibility offered by the venue. Sweden has a reputation for efficiency but the way this is demonstrated across your staff, venue and facilities is quite remarkable. Your creativity and attention to detail marked you out as one of INCON’s best experiences.Angela Guillemet, Executive Director på INCON
You have great facilities and a wonderful team, success is assured. Looking forward to working with you.Patrizia (Semprebene) Buongiorno, Vice-President på AIM Group International
Thank you and again thank you for your hospitality, your hotel and conference center are truly amazing!Michael Kern, Executive Director på Dekon Group
It was a “warm” and “intelligent” hospitality. Warm: because at all times you were there with your very nice and enthusiastic attitude! Intelligent: because you succeeded in presenting us all aspects of your structures in different occasions, inventing a different and “fancy” type of presentation every time. It was really remarkable! I was also most impressed by the efficiency and versatility of the premises that looked very consumer-friendly.Cristina Aru, Board Member & Partner på EGA
Once again, thank you for your warm welcome and excellent hospitality. We really enjoyed staying with you and the tour around the congress center & of course the wonderful city of Gothenburg.Raya van Hugten, MSc – Project Manager, PCO på MCI
I would like to thank you for your kind hospitality. You and your team made this meeting really outstanding & unforgettable. We as meeting planners have to visit a lot of venues and sometimes this can be very boring. The way you presented your venue, the Gothia Towers and the city was simply unique, I even do not find the right words. You proved to be on top of what meeting planners expect from a venue, from a destination: innovative & unique!Lisa Stern, Director Marketing & Operation på AIM Group International
INCON Board and University Meeting i Göteborg 3-6 november 2016
On behalf of INCON, I would like to thank you so much for the outstanding organisation of the INCON Leadership and Medical Meetings University in your wonderful city and venue. Your hospitality knew no bounds. All of us were delighted with the very personal welcome. We were stunned with the comfort and flexibility offered by the venue. Sweden has a reputation for efficiency but the way this is demonstrated across your staff, venue and facilities is quite remarkable. Your creativity and attention to detail marked you out as one of INCON’s best experiences. The showcase of the local medical innovations was a truly unique touch and added a great dimension to our Medical Meeting’s theme. My personal highlight was the Halloween tour and the exquisite food and wine pairing.Angela Guillemet, Executive Director på INCON
It was a pleasure to hold the event in Gothenburg and we would happily recommend the city and the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre to other lnternational conferences and hope to bring the lnternational Forum back to Gothenburg in the future.Emma Miles, Senior Event lead på BMJ Events
We have implemented similar projects at other destinations, but what is unique with Gothenburg is the level of leadership involvement, their commitment and the existing network that Gothenburg Convention Bureau has in the city. And Swedes tend to forget this, but Sweden has a great legacy and history in terms of environmental and social sustainability. Politicians and businesses have throughout the years made good decisions about things like transport and infrastructure and this has laid the groundwork for Sweden’s pioneering position todayGuy Bigwood, MCI Group Sustainability Director
Gothenburg has something for you. It really is true, whether you like good food, nightlife or good shops, you can find everything you expect. People are also really welcoming and I liked the fact that everything was within walking distanceSabrina Volle, Congress Manager at ESC (European Society of Cardiology)
We believe that when people come together magic happens. And magic happened in Gothenburg in 2014! MCl’s Academy Europe was a complete success […]. As with all events, it takes a strong partnership and dedicated people to ensure everything goes well […]. A special thank you goes also to Katarina Thorstensson [Sustainability Strategist at Göteborg & Co] for jumping in and assisting with the Miljo CSR Diploma. We are especially proud that we were able to certify our MCI Academy Europe as it is a great example for our colleagues to encourage them to run sustainable events[…]. We hope to have the pleasure to return to Gothenburg soon and continue to build on our partnershipAvinash Chandarana Group Learning & Development Director, Sylvie Musset Back Office Coordinator, Erica Fawer Operations Director – International Meetings
The collaboration with Gothenburg has worked very well. They have a professional organisation that shows engagement and first-class hospitality. The Swedish Exhibition &Congress Centre is Europe’s largest and most central meeting venue with everything under one roof. But above all, Gothenburg is a fantastic city where you feel welcome as a meeting delegate. To choose Gothenburg was not a difficult decision. It is a really good congress city with all its central venues, amazing restaurants within walking distance and the beautiful location by the seaJerome del Picchia, Executive Officer at the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) that will return to Gothenburg in 2019