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!

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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.

Trade fairs

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.

Hotel & Restaurants

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.

Explore Gothenburg

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.

Sports Summit 5-7 March

Sports Summit (Träffpunkt Idrott) is the biggest, most important meet ‘n’ greet for making face-to-face contact with decision makers, influencers and innovators who buy or advise on equipment, materials and venues.

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Nordic Health Convention 5-7 March

Nordic Health Convention is the leading conference and meeting place that illustrates issues of public health and addresses all those who work for equal and improved health and public health.

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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.

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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!

Benvenuti a Ristoria

Heaven 23

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

Welcome to the 23rd floor

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.

I want to eat local!

Upper House Dining

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

Welcome to a world of flavour


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.

Take me there!

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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“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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The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre strengthens its position as an international venue

27 April / 2017

Today the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre presents the third phase of its expansion plans up until 2030. The planned expansion includes larger entrances, flexible meeting and event facilities and increased hotel capacity. In this third phase, focus will be placed on building a larger main entrance with a terrace and a hotel and office complex beside Korsvägen, a central hub in the eve...

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Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre speeds up plans to expand facilities

02 March / 2017

Due to a growing need for capacity and strong international demand, the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre is bringing forward plans to further expand its facilities with new, flexible meeting areas. An additional storey will be built on top of the existing hall area to create an extra 14,000 square metres of space. The new storey will include an auditorium. “We have enormous need for inc...

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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.