11-15 JUNE 2023
Dear colleagues, it is an honor for the Swedish National Committee of ICOLD, SwedCOLD, to extend an invitation to host the 91st ICOLD Annual Meeting Gothenburg in June 2023.
Since the foundation of ICOLD SwedCOLD has successfully hosted three ICOLD events; the first Congress in 1933, the third Congress in 1948 and the Annual Meeting in 1981. The relationship between ICOLD and the Swedish hydropower and mining industries has always been important to us, and has provided a good international base for our work. In Sweden this is of special importance as the hydropower provides close to 50 % of all electricity in the country, and the mining industry is considered to be strategically important and the prerequisite for many of the other industrial activities in the country.
It would be a pleasure to welcome all delegates to the city of Gothenburg, and to technical tours visiting various hydropower and tailings dam projects in Sweden as well as the rich nature, cultural and tourist attractions.
The conference will take place at the convention centre Svenska Mässan, centrally located Gothenburg, with everything the town can offer at walking distance. Gothenburg is the heart of Scandinavia, located on the Swedish west coast, with direct connections to most major cities in Europe. This document describes all sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities: we will be happy to discuss them with your organization!
On behalf of the Organising Committee, we welcome you at ICOLD 2023!
Anders Isander, Chairman Organizing Committee
Maria Bartsch, President SwedCOLD