2013-04-04 05:00Press release

Stockholm again chosen to host major diabetes conference


The European Association for the Study of Diabetes, EASD, has chosen Stockholm as the site of its major conference in the autumn of 2015.  The city will thus be hosting the event for the fourth time. The decision was motivated by Stockholm's good conditions and Stockholmsmässan's long experience in arranging international conferences. The region is also one of the world's leading in diabetes research.

“We are proud to be able to welcome the EASD to Stockholm once again,” says Sten Nordin, mayor of Stockholm. “This kind of conference puts Stockholm in the spotlight for researchers, businesses and investors from all over the world. We work hard to make the city attractive for this type of event. Stockholmsmässan is considered to be one of the world's best conference centers, with high quality of both facilities and service.”

Stockholm won the conference in tough competition with several other European cities, and it is expected to generate up to SEK 400 million in Stockholm from the guests' hotel accommodations, restaurant visits, shopping and travel.

“The conference is an important meeting place in the battle against diabetes and it's nice that it will again be held in Stockholm,” says Professor Juleen Zierath, from Karolinska Institutet and Swedish representative in the EASD. “It will also be an opportunity to increase knowledge in our region and present our research.”

The conference is expected to attract up to 15,000 delegates to Stockholm and Stockholmsmässan in the autumn of 2015. The delegates range from leading researchers to representatives from the life science industry.

“Stockholm is one of 10 cities in Europe that can host conferences of this size,” says Ulla Hamilton, deputy mayor for trade and industry and chairman of Stockholm Business Region. “That the EASD chose Stockholm is important for commerce, research and the tourism and visitor trade. Being a good host for the conference means that the conference delegates will return home happy and contribute to attracting more visitors to Stockholm.”

For more information, contact:
Per Holmlund, PR Manager, Stockholm Business Region
+46 70-472 80 69, per.holmlund@stockholm.se

Therez Olsson, press secretary, The Moderate Party, City of Stockholm
+46 76-122 92 00, or press jour +46 8-508 29 222, therez.olsson@stockholm.se

Helena Nilsson, Marketing & Communications Director,
Stockholmsmässan, +46 70 789 44 19, helena.nilsson@stockholmsmassan.se

About Stockholm Business Region
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Anna Gissler
CEO, Invest Stockholm
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