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Scan Magazine | Conference of the Month | Sweden

Covering 24,000 square metres and situated within easy reach from Oslo, Stockholm and Gothenburg, Karlstad Congress Culture Centre is thriving during what has been dubbed a conferencing boom.

Conference of the Month, Sweden

Leading the way for modern meetings Karlstad is known for its close proximity to breathtaking nature and friendly people, and now it is also the home of one of the biggest and most modern meeting centres in Scandinavia, making it the ultimate place for any event, conference or congress. By Astrid Eriksson | Photos: Karlstad CCC

Work congresses and conferences generally tend not to bring too much excitement. Most people picture long meetings, uncomfortable chairs and, if you are lucky, some small pub where you can get served a flat beer before going to bed and start all over the morning after. Well, those days are over. There has been a recent boom in meeting centres and venues. Employers are putting extra effort into rewarding their em98 | Issue 61 | February 2014

ployees with a nice experience at the end of a working year, or simply just because they are worth it. One of the leaders of this boom is Karlstad Congress Culture Centre (Karlstad CCC). Its location offers great transport links and easy access to cities like Oslo, Stockholm and Gothenburg, making it perfect for head office gatherings or corporate jamborees. The giant centre covers 24,000 square metres, and at full capacity it can host

events for 4,500 people. Inside the centre is an exhibition space of 1,800 square metres and 18 meeting halls, the largest being the main congress hall with room for 1,604 seated guests. Boasting such numbers, Karlstad CCC is one of the biggest meeting centres in Scandinavia and most


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Jonas Jacobsson, sales and marketing manager at Visit Karlstad AB. “Karlstad CCC is cooperating with approximately 60 local businesses to make sure that all that is needed will be provided.” These businesses vary from taxi companies to restaurants and bars, even department stores. The bigger events at Karlstad CCC engage the whole town. Karlstad CCC is also in almost constant contact with the airports, train companies and other larger transportation players. “A late flight has a tendency to make for a bad start of a conference,” Jacobsson explains. “This is why we always make sure to be on top of any eventuality and make the transitions as smooth as possible for everyone involved.”

Karlstad CCC’s restaurant is one of only 40 restaurants in Sweden that have been entrusted with the official Nordic Ecolabel Licence.

certainly a popular choice for people looking to host an event of any kind. Karlstad CCC opened in January 2011, and already people are returning for their annual conferences and happenings. For such a young venue, this is fairly unusual, but taking a closer look at Karlstad CCC, it is hardly surprising. Pulling all the strings “One of our main focuses is the reception and the welcoming of our guests,” says

Karlstad CCC is not only a centre of firstclass service and care. It is also a visual apple of the nature lover’s eye. Situated on the riverbank at Klarälven, it makes for a perfect place to enjoy barbecues, a quick evening dip, or simply a quiet stroll before, after, or in-between conference activities. And if you happen to be there during spells of bad weather, there is a marvellous restaurant inside offering delicious, eco-conscious meals made of fresh, locally-sourced, organic ingredients as well as knowledgeable staff, tending to you at all times. In fact, Karlstad CCC’s restaurant is one of the 40 restaurants in Sweden that have the official Nordic Ecolabel Licence to their name. More ecofriendly than that is hard to find! Karlstad CCC really has it all when it comes to hosting large gatherings, happenings, conferences or congresses. Already, a wide range of different, very suc-

cessful events have been held at the three-year young venue. Political congresses, medical conferences, and annual general meetings for large businesses – you name it, and Karlstad CCC can host it. Modern, clean and bright The spaces inside the venue are modern and bright, making it easy for guests to decorate the rooms with company logos, colours, or themes for conferences. The four-storey tall building leaves no one unimpressed, be it by the grand conference rooms, the large open spaces, the restaurant, the bar or the café. Everything here is clean, bright and at your service. In a festive mood? The restaurant accommodates 1,400 people; there is room for performances, speeches, a disco, DJs, and whatever else you may need to get into the party groove. To top it off, there are 1,500 hotel rooms and 3,000 beds in town. 1,000 of these hotel rooms are within comfortable walking distance of Karlstad CCC – convenient to say the least. Karlstad CCC is a place for you and your chosen guests to enjoy yourselves, the scenery, the service and each other. The venue is among the very best of meeting centres in Scandinavia, ensuring that once you have experienced it, it will be unthinkable for you to put on a conference anywhere else.

For more information, please visit: karlstadccc.se visitkarlstad.se/konferens

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