In 1923, the Great Machine Hall was inaugurated for the Export Exhibition during the Gothenburg Tercentennial Jubilee Exposition on the site of what is today the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers. The centenary of that event will now be marked by prestigious international conventions in June, all dealing with major contemporary issues.

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers will be transformed into a huge international knowledge hub for the month. The 6G network, the dams of the future, and advances in research into urogenital cancer, blood transfusion and organic and medicinal chemistry will be among the topics discussed at the meeting place.

“Never before has our calendar been so packed with international meetings in June. We are proud to welcome these five prestigious international congresses to our venue,” says Malin Erlandsson, Director of Congress & Events at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers.

The events reflect the breadth of current issues frequently discussed at the venue. They include the EU-sponsored EuCNC & 6G Summit, focusing on the 6G network for a green and digital transition, and the Annual Meeting of ICOLD, which brings together almost thousands of international delegates to discuss the current state and future of the world’s dams.

Every year, two million people visit the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers, a vital part of Gothenburg’s tourism economy. Over 30 trade fairs are organised annually, and nearly 8,000 exhibitors participate. Hundreds of major national and international congresses and events are held annually, and everyone from prominent scientists, royalty, Nobel Prize winners and politicians have participated in various events hosted at the meeting place over the years. With 1,200 hotel rooms, 40,000 square metres of multi-purpose meeting space and five restaurants, there are opportunities for experiences right in the city’s heart.

The following international congresses are taking place in June:

6–9 June  EuCNC & 6G Summit, European Conference on Networks and Communications.

11–15 June  ICOLD, International Commission on Large Dams Annual Meeting.

17–21 June  ISBT, 33rd Regional ISBT Congress by The International Society of Blood Transfusion.

27–30 June  23rd Tetrahedron Symposium.

30 June–2 July  UROonco, A meeting steered by the EAU Section on Oncological Urology.