Conference Venue

Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre / Svenska Mässan

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg is the Scandinavian centre for exhibitions, conferences and meetings. The extensive premises and all the experienced personnel ensure each event runs like clockwork providing an enjoyable and memorable experience to anyone visiting.

Quality & Sustainability

With 1200 hotel rooms, numerous conference and meetings facilities as well as large halls and arenas all located under the same roof The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre can accommodate and provide a top class experience.

Sustainable development is also a very important consideration The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre take seriously. The belief is that a good meeting place should take both people and the environment into consideration. Read more here


Located in Central Gothenburg The Swedish Exhibition Centre is easy to get to.

From Gothenburg Central Train Station you can take Trams No’ 2 or 13 the destination stop is called Korsvägen

From Landvetter Airport, located about 20 min from the city centre of Gothenburg, airport buses and taxi’s are readily available.

To plan travel arrangments in detail please visit or download Västtrafiks app “Reseplaneraren”.

The venue of the ICOLD ANNUAL MEETING 2023  will be the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, Svenska Mässan, the biggest organiser of trade fairs, exhibitions and events in Scandinavia with 100 years of experience.

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre is a state of the art and all-inclusive, amazing venue located in the heart of the city. Hotels, restaurants and cafés, parks, culture and shops are conveniently located within walking distance.

City-centred all-inclusive and well connected venue
41,000 sqm exhibition space
60+ meeting rooms
Auditorium style plenary seats 1,500 persons
1,200 hotel rooms
8 restaurants and 5 bars; from 24 hours grab n’ go café to Guide Michelin starred
Several banquet halls
Generous net-working areas
Free Wi-Fi and latest technical equipment
Eco-certified, 100% powered by wind energy
24 hour service
ATM services on site
Airport bus stop outside, 20 minutes from airport

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