EUROSPINE

EUROSPINE 2021

13–15 October, Gothenburg, Sweden

About Gothenburg

Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden right after the capital Stockholm. Nowadays the city has almost 600,000 inhabitants and it is a popular tourism destination on the West coast.
Beautiful surroundings, interesting architecture, world-class meeting venues, thousands of eco-certified hotel rooms and great value for money – these are only some of the things that make Gothenburg a city made for meetings. In terms of proximity, Gothenburg offers a one-of-a-kind destination with everything you need and want within walking distance.

Sustainability – a way of life: Extensive environmental protection, active measures to respect human rights, improve work environments and fighting corruption. Many of today’s Swedish companies are at the forefront in integrating a sustainable approach to business. The city is among the world leaders in sustainable construction, waste management and re-usable energy, and at the cutting edge of environmental certification of hotels and events. Gothenburg has been appointed European Capital of Smart Tourism for 2020 and has been voted the world’s most sustainable destination for four years in a row.

In 2021, Gothenburg celebrates its 400-year anniversary. Different events, big and small, will be organised during the year and fill the city with enjoyable experiences.


Weather Conditions in Gothenburg
Usually summers in Gothenburg are warm and pleasant with average high temperatures of 19 to 20 °C, while winters are rather cold and windy with temperatures of around 3 to 3 °C.
In October colourful yellow-red leaves paint a pretty picture, the air is crisp and it might be raining sideways.
For a detailed weather forecast, please visit www.weather.comAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster and enter “Gothenburg”.

Electricity & Time
The main voltage in Sweden is 230V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Power plugs and sockets are of type F.
Gothenburg is in the Central European Time Zone (CET), one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Currency
The currency in Sweden is the krona (SEK).
Sweden is known as a cashless society - many shops, museums and restaurants now only accept plastic or mobile payments. Major credit cards are widely accepted throughout Sweden at banks, hotels, stores, restaurants, taxis, car rental companies, and for air, ship and rail tickets.
You can get cash at any “Bankomat” or “Uttagsautomat” ATM.

Tipping
In Sweden, tips are usually already included in the bill. Tipping is not expected but always welcome - a rule of thumb is to add 10–15%.

Telephone and Useful Numbers
Sweden’s international access code is +46 (0046).
Dial 112 in case of emergency to request the fire, ambulance and police services or refer to the staff at the registration area.

For more information please visit: www.goteborg.comAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster

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