Gothenburg readies a sustainable welcome for Associations World Congress 2019

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Gothenburg readies a sustainable welcome for Associations World Congress 2019

On 7–9 April 2019, Sweden’s second city, Gothenburg, will welcome the Associations World Congress & Expo (AWC). It will be a first visit to Scandinavia for the AWC, which will be held in the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre (SECC).

“We are very excited to launch a new and progressive programme for the next congress and to have the opportunity to share an amazing venue and city with our delegates in Gothenburg next year,” said Damien Hutt, Director of Association of Associations Executives, organiser of AWC.

“We have put a lot of effort together with the city to plan the programme and give it a Scandinavian touch,” added Per Ankaer, Director of Sales at MCI Nordics.

Eva Flyborg, representing the Gothenburg city council, said: “The meetings industry is of vital importance for the city. It brings talent and decision makers to the city but also contributes to national and international collaboration by bringing academia and the business community together.”

Recently the SECC presented the third phase of its expansion plans in launching a competition to design its fourth hotel tower. The aim is to achieve a total hotel capacity of 1,600 rooms by 2025.

Gothenburg is a destination that also takes its sustainability seriously, and the AWC has been awarded an environmental diploma for implementation of measures satisfying the criteria in the Swedish Environmental Base standard requirements.

Gothenburg came out on top for a third year in a row for sustainability, measured by the Global Destination Sustainability Index 2018.

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