pressreleaseThursday, September 05, 2013
For the first time, the European Association for the
Study of the Liver (EASL) has chosen to hold the International Liver CongressTM
at Stockholmsmässan in spring 2017. It has also been determined that the
congress will return in 2021, and that Stockholm will be one the three cities
among which the congress will rotate.
“We’re proud to be able to welcome EASL to Stockholm
twice. This kind of congress strengthens Stockholm’s image as an innovative,
growing city. EASL’s selection of Stockholm is important for both research and
the business community. Serving as an excellent host will help attract more
visitors to Stockholm,” says Sten Nordin, (M), Mayor of Stockholm and Chairman
Stockholm won the congress in an intense competition that
included other European cities. The decision was motivated by
Stockholmsmässan’s lengthy experience organizing international congresses, the
flexibility of the venue as well as a strong, convincing proposal.
“The fact that even one of the biggest international
congresses wants to host their event with us is truly gratifying, and earns
great marks for Stockholmsmässan. We look forward to collaborating with EASL
for these upcoming congresses, and we’ll do our absolute best to ensure the
participants and organizers have an outstanding experience during their visit
to Stockholm,” says CEO of Stockholmsmässan Patric Sjöberg.
The International Liver CongressTM will be held April
26-30, 2017, and April 21-25, 2021. In total, the congress is expected to
attract up to 10,000 participants to Stockholm and Stockholmsmässan per year.
Both congresses are expected to result in sales of SEK 260 million in Stockholm
in the form of travel, shopping, hotel nights and restaurant visits.
Press contact Mr Sten Nordin: Markus Jonsson, +46 76-12
For additional information
Helena Nilsson, Communications and Marketing Director,
Stockholmsmässan, +46 70 789 44 19 Ann-Charlotte Jönsson, PR Manager, Stockholm
Visitors Board/Stockholm convention Bureau, +46 8 508 28 507