AMICE Congress
 
Congress venue

The AMICE Congress 2018 will take place in the Conference Room located on the ground floor of the Clarion Hotel Sign which is located just five minutes’ walk from Stockholm Central Station (T-Centralen) and Arlanda Express (to the airport).

Clarion Hotel Sign
Ostra Jarnvagsgatan 35, Stockholm, Sweden,
Tel +46 8 676 98 00
Hotel website

Good reasons to come to the 2018 AMICE Congress in Stockholm

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-coloured buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize. Ferries and sightseeing boats shuttle passengers between the islands. 

Stockholm is a city of great contrasts, where trends in music, design, fashion, and world re-knowned technology are born. This is also a capital with a rich history, with exciting architecture, museums, castles and an old town that dates from the 13th century. The Swedish capital is host to lots of trendy bars and world class restaurants, sitting side by side with historic cafés and cosy local restaurants. It is great for shopping with modern galleries, exclusive boutiques, as well as small and unique stores. 

Stockholm is both urban and close to nature. Being built on 14 islands, where lake and sea meet, the water is always present. There are many parks (such as the Royal Djurgården) and green areas within the city, and just outside the city you’ll find easily accessible nature, with forests, lakes, and national parks. From the central parts of Stockholm, you can jump on a boat and be in the Stockholm archipelago within minutes. 

Stockholmers call their city 'beauty on water'. But despite the well-preserved historic core, Stockholm is no museum piece: it's modern, dynamic and ever-changing. 

Though it's spread across 14 islands, Stockholm is surprisingly compact and easy to navigate. Bridges (both foot and vehicle-traffic) connect most of the islands; ferries and the tunnelbana (metro) link the rest. Public transport runs smoothly to every imaginable corner of the city and surroundings. It's also well adapted to wheelchair travel. English speakers will have no difficulty, as nearly all signs are written in both languages and most Swedes speak perfect English. Walking is often the best way to get around – check distances before setting out, as you might find you don't even need a bus or metro ticket. 

Travellers will quickly discover that Stockholm is a city of food obsessives – no surprise given the bounty of ingredients it draws from the surrounding sea and farmlands. If a food trend appears anywhere in the world, Stockholm is on it: from raw food and açai breakfast bowls to truffle cheeseburgers and wood-fired pizza, all of which are executed with faithful attention to detail. As for traditional Swedish cooking, it's still going strong – fried herring, meatballs, toast skagen and sill with hardbread are all menu standards, although these days many chefs enjoy taking inventive new approaches to the classics. 

Did you know that... 

  • Gamla Stan is one of the best preserved medieval city centres in Europe. A series of cobbled streets, baroque restaurants and beautiful churches, Gamla Stan is where the capital was founded in 1252.
  • The Royal National City Park in Stockholm was the world’s first national city park, and is a green oasis a stone’s throw from the city centre. A popular recreational area, visitors can stroll through forests and parkland or cool off with a swim.
  • Greater Stockholm has a population of around two million and around 16% of its inhabitants are immigrants.
  • There are more than 70 museums in Stockholm, covering an eclectic mix of topics and attractions, and showcasing the city’s heritage in all its glory.
  • The Ericsson Globe is the world’s largest spherical building and is a popular Stockholm landmark. For those not afraid of heights, Skyview, consisting of two glass gondolas, takes you to the top of the building where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Stockholm.
  • On Stockholm’s shortest day the capital sees a mere six hours of sunlight, while on the longest day it’s light for nearly 21 hours.
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