Venue & Hospitality
Conference Dates: September 10-11, 2018
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
Stockholm is the capital and largest city of Sweden. Stockholm is located at the junction of Lake Mälar (Mälaren) and Salt Bay (Saltsjön), an arm of the Baltic Sea, opposite the Gulf of Finland. The city is built upon numerous islands as well as the mainland of Uppland and Södermanland. By virtue of its location, Stockholm is regarded as one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world.
Stockholm was first mentioned as a town in 1252 and was largely built by the Swedish ruler Birger Jarl. It grew rapidly as a result of a trade agreement made with the German city of Lübeck. This agreement ensured Lübeck merchants freedom from customs charges for their trade in Sweden, as well as the right to settle there. The city came to be officially regarded as the Swedish capital in 1436. After conflicts between the Danes and Swedes for many years, Stockholm was liberated from Danish rule by Gustav I Vasa in 1523.
Stockholm developed rapidly in the mid-17th century as Sweden temporarily became a great power. The central government departments were then placed there, and the city became an independent administrative unit. The old city walls were torn down, and new districts grew up north and south of the “city between the bridges.” In the 18th century, fires destroyed large parts of the city, and stone buildings were constructed to replace the old wooden houses. Stockholm had by then become the cultural center of Sweden; many of its literary societies and scientific academies date from this time.
The original nucleus of the city is the city between the bridges Gamla Stan (Old Town), consisting of Stads Island, Helgeands Island, and Riddar Island. The buildings in this area are mainly from the 16th and 17th centuries. This well-preserved city nucleus, with the original network of streets and many of its buildings dating from the middle Ages, is legally protected from change. Stads Island contains the Royal Palace; Storkyrkan, also called the Cathedral, or Church, of St. Nicolas; the German Church; the House of Lords; the government offices; the Stock Exchange; and a number of other notable buildings. Riddar Island is dominated by the Riddarholm Church. The House of Parliament and the National Bank are on Helgeands Island. These islands are connected by old bridges and modern overpasses to city districts occupying the mainland of Uppland to the north and that of Södermanland to the south. The chief northern districts are Norrmalm, Vasastaden, Östermalm, Kungsholmen, and Stadshagen. Of these, Norrmalm is a modern shopping, business, and financial centre, while Kungsholmen has the City Hall and other municipal buildings. East of Gamla Stan lies in the island of Djurgården, a cultural-recreational area that has several museums, including the Vasa Museum, which houses a salvaged Swedish warship dating from 1628. Stockholm is the home of the Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, and literature. The Nobelmuseet – Nobel Museum – proudly displays a portrait and Prize citation for each laureate, whilst the Stadshuset City Hall holds the Nobel Banquet.
Stockholm is Sweden’s leading industrial area. Its major industries include metal and machine manufacturing, paper and printing, foodstuffs, and chemicals. It is also the country’s chief wholesale and retail centre and serves as the headquarters of many banks and insurance companies. Stockholm is also the second largest port in Sweden (Goteborg being the first). The national government’s many offices are a major employer in the city, as are various educational, scientific, and cultural institutions.Stockholm is the chief educational centre in Sweden and is home to Stockholm University (1877), the Royal Institute of Technology (1827), and the Caroline Medical Institute. The city’s leading cultural institutions include the Royal Theatre (the opera), the Concert Association (Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra), and the Royal Dramatic Theatre. In 1912 Stockholm hosted the Olympic Games. The largest airports include Stockholm - Arlanda Airport (16.1 million passengers in 2009), Goteborg – Land Vetter Airport (4.3 million passengers in 2008) and Stockholm – Skavsta Airport (2.0 million passengers). Sweden hosts the two largest port companies in Scandinavia. The most used airport for large part of Southern Sweden is Kastrup or Copenhagen Airport which is located only 12 minutes in train from the closed Swedish railway station, Hyllie. Copenhagen Airport is also the largest international airport in Scandinavia and Finland.
The Stockholm Arlanda airport is the mail Airport used for international travel. For airport transfer there is the Arlanda Express which takes 20 minutes and there is also Flygbussarna (airport bus service) which takes 30/40 minutes. As of 2006, Sweden had won 588 (winter and Summer) Olympic medals, a feat only excelled by 6 much more populous countries.
Swedavia owns and operates the ten most important airports in Sweden, these includes:
- Are Osterund Airport, minor international airport.
- Gothenburg-Land Vetter Airport, minor international airport.
- Kiruna Airport, minor international airport.
- Lulea Airport, minor international airport.
- Malmo Airport, minor international airport.
- Ronneby Airport, Domestic airport.
- Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, major international airport.
- Stockholm-Bromma Airport, minor international airport.
- Umea Airport, minor international airport.
- Visby Airport, minor international airport.
A trip on the number 69 bus or number 7 tram that goes out to Diurgarden is a superb way to discover Stockholm. The tram connects you with major attractions like Skansen and the Vasa Museum. The Stockholm underground is also known as the world’s longest art gallery as so many of its stations are adorned with the works of different artists. Stockholm’s public transport system also has an accessibility guarantee t ensure that travelers with different disabilities reach their destination. Arlanda is since 2012 served by the commuter train to Stockholm and Uppsala. The trip takes 38 minutes to Stockholm central station and 18 minutes to Uppsala. There are also local bus connections to and from the airport. Bus lines 583 connects the airport with Marsta station, from which there is a commuter rail service to the city center. The Bus trip takes 16 minutes, and the trip from Stockholm Central station takes approximately an hour.
Lookforward to meet you at Stockholm for Nanotech
Attractions & Landmarks
- The Royal Palace (Sverige’s kungahus) .
- Vasa Museum .
- The City Hall (Stadshuset) .
- Moderna Musset.
- Sky View – The Globe.
- Boat Sightseeing.
- Fotografiska Musset.
- Skansen Open-Air Museum.
- Galleri Kontrast.
- Nobel Museum.
- The Butterfly House.
- Aquaria Water Museum.
- Royal National City Park.
- K A Almgren Silk Weaving .
- Lake Malaren.
- Gamla stan.
- Arlanda Airport.