Why not consider Stockholm for your next conference ?
If you wish to hold an international conference for delegates then Stockholm might be the answer for you. Stockholm (Sweden’s capital and largest city) is home to one of Europe’s more prominent biotech industries and known as one of the most technically advanced capitals in the world. With this in mind you can see why the city ranks within the top 20 for meetings according to the International Congress & Convention Association’s worldwide cities rankings in 2014. Being in the heart of Scandinavia it is seen as a natural meeting point. With its natural beauty and clean and compact city areas Stockholm becomes a popular choice as an international destination that offers opportunities for business and leisure.
Stockholm’s central location makes it accessible to international delegates. Stockholm-Arlanda Airport is located 20 minutes from downtown and can offer nearly 500 direct international flights and services to 179 destinations around the world. British Airways fly in and out of the airport as well as budget airlines such as EasyJet, so whatever your delegates flying budget there should be an airline to suit them. For getting around the city delegates can make use of Stockholm’s comprehensive train network, this includes high speed trains which travel out to all major Swedish cities and further.
If your delegates have time to explore whilst in Stockholm then some site seeing will be in order to get a flavour of this destination. Delegates can see what the Gamla Stan (Old Town) has to offer or visit the expensive district of Östermalm and see what takes their fancy. Guests can also take a trip to see the magnificent Royal Palace, which is the official residence of the King of Sweden.
As well as meetings being able to take place in this unusual venue, the Vasa Museum also allows delegates to explore and see the only preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world. As the most visited museum in Scandinavia it is well worth some time to drop in. If delegates want more history they can visit the Skansen Open-Air Museum which is the oldest open air museum the world. Other places to visit include the Djurgården (a calm oasis for a stroll), the Stockholm Zoo, City Hall, The Royal National City Park or visit the SkyView which takes visitors right to the top of the world’s largest spherical building, situated in Stockholm.
In part two ‘Organising an Event In Stockholm’ we will talk about a selection of the Hotels & Conference Centres available