CITY OF GOTHENBURG
Gothenburg is located on the Swedish west coast right in the heart of Scandinavia. It is the second largest in Sweden with 970,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area. The city has a long and successful tradition of academia, trade and industry. Ever since the city was founded in 1621, it has been characterized by trade, shipping and international contacts.
History of traffic safety
Gothenburg is in the forefront when it comes to traffic safety. With a strong history of transport research and development, Gothenburg has one of the most extensive transport research clusters in Scandinavia, excelling in cooperation between academia, industry, public sector organisations and NGO’s. At the national competence centre SAFER, academia, automotive producers, component suppliers, telecom firms, and the public sector have joined forces to minimizing traffic-related fatalities and injuries.
A city for meetings and events
Gothenburg is also well-experienced in hosting major international meetings and events. The city offers an ultimate combination of metropolitan advantages and a genuine small town atmosphere. Meeting venues, hotels, restaurants and culture are all located within easy walking distance. Visitors are treated to incomparable experiences while organisation and management are dramatically simplified. Examples of successfully hosted international conferences in this field; Driver Distraction and Inattention, Cycling Safety, Transport Research Arena Europe (TRA), Towards Zero Conference, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles, Enhanced Safety of Vehicle (ESV), EU-related and high level meetings and Truck & Bus World Forum.
Transport safety – one of five priorities
- Sweden’s road safety initiative ”Vision Zero” is well established in the Gothenburg region
- Outspoken ambition carrying out world-leading development of traffic safety solutions
- Strong cluster in automotive, transport and logistics research and innovation including state-of the-art infrastructures for testing
- Excellent cooperation between the academia, industry and city ensures mutual goals and actions to face global challenges
Global leader in sustainability
Aiming to be a destination that sets an international example by constantly challenging every aspect of sustainability, the city also makes great efforts to remove barriers in key aspects of everyday life. Successful initiatives are made allowing people with disabilities to participate fully in society and to enjoy their fundamental rights on an equal footing with others.
2020 – The year of sustainable growth
As Gothenburg is growing, sustainable growth is key. Large-scale construction projects for new housing, new meeting places and intelligent and sustainable transport systems are underway. In 2020 Gothenburg will put extra focus on sustainable growth as a part of the planning of the city’s 400-year-anniversary in 2021.
Dedication to green meetings
Gothenburg puts great emphasis on environmentally adapted meeting management and is one of the greenest hotel cities in the world. Expect the highest standards of sustainability when ICTTP7 is hosted in Gothenburg.