100 years in the heart of Scandinavia

The world is changing. And so are we. You too. But there is still nothing to beat the vitality of meeting live, face-to-face. In 2018 we celebrate our centenary. And at the same time, our future with you. Welcome!

A global meeting place in the heart of Gothenburg

Welcome to the central hub of Scandinavian business. We are the Nordic region's leading organiser of exhibitions, meetings and conferences. People from all over the world come here to meet and do business.

Explore the future - and do better business

First and foremost, people come here to discover what's new - in technology, trends, innovations, changing tastes and social issues. To draw inspiration from the next big idea. Together, we can work magic.

Unforgettable experiences. All under one roof

World-class meetings - with access to world-class hotel accommodation, a world-class spa and world-class entertainment. Plus a whole world of dining experiences - from local specialities to gourmet cuisine.

Gothenburg: Northern Europe’s most hospitable city

Discover a city renowned for its warmth and creativity, as well as its spirit of enterprise. Our amazing city-centre location means you'll find shops, restaurants, galleries and concert venues right on our doorstep.

We have the event to inspire you

There's simply nowhere better to explore the future: news, innovations, products and services. Feel the buzz! At the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre you don’t only find the widest range of events, you also find the most dynamic and innovative.

Underhåll 13-16 March 2018

Welcome to Europe's No. 1 Maintenance Trade Fair and Conference. Underhåll is more than a trade fair with its main focus on manufacturing. It is also a vital, cross-industry meeting place.

Beer and Whisky Fair

At Gothenburg Beer & Whisky Fair a large number of exhibitors gather during two days. Micro breweries, breweries, whisky distilleries, whisky and beer importers, brew masters, and a variety of delicacy companies.

Gothenburg Wine & Deli

At Gothenburg Wine & Deli the visitors will get a better knowledge and understanding of noble beverages, and other flavours and products.

Accommodation that towers over the rest

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Exceptional comfort, magnificent views

Upper House - enjoy the best

Gastronomy at the highest level

Award-winning cuisine and fine wines. Service personnel and chefs under the leadership of Krister Dahl, our executive chef with four gold awards to his name. No wonder so many people choose to dine out in style at Svenska Mässan and Gothia Towers.

Ristoria Italian Food Stories

A thriving restaurant and meeting place where every flavour tells the story of a great adventure through the bel paese!

Heaven 23

A modern classic, crowning Gothenburg's skyline. For cocktails, seasonally inspired food and king-sized sandwiches.

West Coast

Your love affair with Sweden’s west coast starts here. West Coast is a modern bistro with a focus on locally produced and organic ingredients.

Upper House Dining

Stimulating all the senses - rewarded with a star in the Michelin Guide. Enjoy a gastronomic journey distinguished by its chic simplicity.


An oasis of calm in the Gothia Towers lobby. A café and bar where you can enjoy salads, sandwiches, freshly squeezed juices and much more.

100 years in the heart of Scandinavia

In 1918 we hosted Sweden’s first major trade fair in Gothenburg. Today, we are Sweden’s global venue and Scandinavia’s most innovative events organiser. But we’re always looking to the future. So, let’s celebrate 100 the next 100 years!


You’ll find all the latest news from Svenska Mässan and Gothia Towers in our news section.

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100 years of the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre

22 January / 2018

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre (SECC) is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The SECC in Gothenburg became the first exhibition centre in Scandinavia when it was opened by King Gustav V and Queen Viktoria on 8 July 1918. We will be celebrating our 100th anniversary with a series of activities this year. Among other events, the SECC will host a special anniversary weekend in...

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“Good leaders know they have a responsibility”

08 January / 2018

Simon Sinek is a leadership expert, motivational speaker, and author of the books Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last. He may be most famous for his TED talk, How great leaders inspire action, which is among the mostwatched talks ever on ted.com. What makes for good leadership? “Good leaders understand that they have a responsibility for the people inside their organisations. Leadership...

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Making room for everyday heroes

06 January / 2018

For more than 20 years the breakfast café on Vasagatan has welcomed people who are on the outskirts of society, with warmth, hope and a sense of community. In this calm oasis in an otherwise chaotic world its guests find a listening ear, something to eat and a chance to change their clothes or take a shower. Five employees and 19 volunteers take turns to help out. For many years Gothia Towe...

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2.7 billion

In 2016 we generated visitor revenues of SEK 2.7 billion for the Gothenburg region.


1.2 billion

Our own revenues for 2016 amounted to SEK 1.2 billion.


1.8 million

Our events, hotel and restaurants attracted 1.8 million visits in 2016.


180.000 m2

…is the total area available at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers.