2017-08-28 05:55Press release

​Gather Festival - Stockholm's SXSW


Gather Festival is a new innovation- and inspiration festival that takes place in Stockholm, September 14-16. Gather's conference program contains a mix of international and Swedish speakers and sessions within the festival's five themes: Urban Development, Democracy, Human Vs. Machine, Economics and Communication – all combined with a solid music and culture program featuring international artists and DJ’s.

The festival is put together with the purpose of connecting participants with different perspectives, experiences, and ideas through lectures, innovation labs and music experiences.

“Gather is about getting people from different disciplines to meet and to make exciting things happen. The speakers we’ve booked are some of the world's and Sweden's most contemporary and exciting innovators and researchers”, says Program Editor Paulina Modlitba Söderlund, who previously worked with the programs for the Tekla Festival, The Web Days and Women in Tech.

In addition, Gather Festival also offers a solid music and culture program. Amanda Bergman, Lady Leshurr, Fatima Al Qadiri, LASH, Naomi Pilgrim are but some of the acts that will perform at Gather Festival.

Gather Festival is a combination of conference and festival, much like South by Southwest (SXSW), the American conglomerate of film, interactive media and music festivals and conferences that take place mid-March in Austin, Texas.

”By now it is well known that the greatest innovations happen when people from different disciplines come together. That’s why the Gather Festival is so important for Stockholm to keep its position as one of the most innovative regions in the world”, says Anna Gissler, CEO of Invest Stockholm.

Gather Festival is organized for the first time this year by a hand-picked team of innovators, communicators and nightlife experts in collaboration with partners like Accenture, Adobe, Akademiska Hus, Atrium Ljungberg, Berghs, EQT Ventures, Fastighetesägarna, FundedByMe, Radar Collective, The Swedish Tax Agency and the Swedish Institute. The festival takes place at Nobelberget, Sickla Industriväg 6 in Stockholm.

See the entire program here: gatherfestival.com/program

For more information and interview requests:
Jakob Grandin, Gather Festival
+46 (0) 735 10 12 99

Stockholm Business Region, with its subsidiaries Invest Stockholm and Visit Stockholm, is the official investment and tourism promotion agency for the Stockholm region.  Stockholm is one of Europe’s most dynamic sustainable regions. Stockholm Business Region is fully owned by the City of Stockholm. Our common brand is Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia.



About Invest Stockholm

Invest Stockholm is the official investment promotion agency of Stockholm. We work with the marketing and development of the Stockholm region as a business destination under the brand Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia. Invest Stockholm is a subsidiary of Stockholm Business Region, owned by the city of Stockholm. www.investstockholm.com www.visitstockholm.com www.stockholmbusinessregion.com


Anna Gissler
CEO, Invest Stockholm
Anna Gissler