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20 April / 2018

This year The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre celebrate 100-years’ in business, in the fairs- and meetings industry. Since 1918, when we hosted Sweden’s first trade fair in Gothenburg, the world has changed and still is. But there is still nothing that beats the power of meeting face-to-face. Last weekend was a living proof! Thank you all for joining us in Gothenburg and taking par...

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Selecting art is an art

20 March / 2018

It is hard to imagine a world without art. Art is moving, thought-provoking and inspiring. The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers has seized upon that notion, which is why art has a place here. Everywhere – from down in the lobby, through the rooms and up to Upper House – art is a natural part of the operation. For the permanent pieces around the building, the Swedi...

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The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre is well prepared for its next century

07 March / 2018

In 2017 the number of exhibition visitors to the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre rose on average by five percent over the previous assessment. The total number of visitors to the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Group, including Gothia Towers, was 1.8 million. Revenue raised for the tourism sector by the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in 2017 totalled EUR 322m, based...

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Meet your new doctor

01 March / 2018

Digital doctor visits, connected exam rooms and smart hospital robots. Swedish medical care is becoming ever more digital and Sweden’s ambition is to be a global leader in e-health. The road there travels through Vitalis, one of the world’s biggest trade fairs in the field. Health and social services comprises one of the industries in Sweden that is currently experiencing the fastest proces...

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Check out the new issue of Moments

26 February / 2018

Read about tomorrow's digitized health care, our 100 jubilee and this spring's dinner show NOW with Danny Saucedo. Get inspired by Charles Renfro, one of the architechts behind New York's High Line, and enjoy fruit-filled recipies that will make your days run  more smoothly.  Get your issue at the meeting place or read our digital edition. Moments is the Swedish Exhibition & Congress...

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"We have a major influence on our surroundings"

23 February / 2018

By transforming disused railway infrastructure into a public park, the High Line rejuvenated entire neighbourhoods, changed the way many New Yorkers interact with the urban environment and quickly became one of New York’s most popular attractions. Charles Renfro of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the architectural firm behind the High Line, shares his thoughts on how architecture can promote social...

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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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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 event...

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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 incre...

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A record year for the swedish exhibition & congress centre

22 February / 2016

In 2015, the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Group, of which Gothia Towers is a part, increased its total number of visits by 26% to almost 1.8 million visits, marking a new record. In addition, the Group had peak sales of 130 million EUR. The Group’s net sales was 28% higher than in 2014. The equity/assets ratio and cash flow also rose, while operating profit was 17 million EUR. Fact...

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Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers achieve ISO 20121 certification

16 December / 2015

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers are the first large Scandinavian venue with congress, hotel and meeting facilities to be certified to ISO 20121:2012, Event Sustainability Management Systems. ISO 20121 was first used at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. It is an internationally highly regarded standard for ensuring a consistently high level of event sustainability...

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Policy statement: All-in-one concept generates growth - plans and visions for the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre 2016-2030

02 December / 2015

During the 2000s, the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre has really increased its momentum. We have invested successfully within the trade fairs and meetings, hotel, restaurant and culture and entertainment segments. We are now aiming to build on that and invest even more. New welcoming entrances that allow for greater interaction with our surroundings is one objective. Another is to stren...

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Plans and visions for the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre 2016-2030

02 December / 2015

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre sees good scope for growth over the coming years and plans to increases its capacity to create new experiences for Gothenburg residents and out-of-town visitors. The investment plan totals at least 320 million euros up to 2025 and comprises two new towers along with improved entrances. The venture is then planned to continue through until 2030. A reque...

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Gothia Towers the largest hotel in Europe to be certified according to BREEAM, the world’s most widely used environmental certification

22 October / 2015

Gothia Towers is the largest hotel in Europe to be certified according to BREEAM’s level Very Good. “The BREEAM certification is part of the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre’s vision to become Europe’s most attractive venue by offering the best overall experience. By choosing us we guarantee our visitors and customers that their stay, event, congress or conference meet their own sustain...

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