2009-09-10 10:00Press release

The City of Stockholm joins Northern Europe’s leading Internet conference SIME

The City of Stockholm is now partnering with Internet and new media conference SIME. The reason is SIME’s long-term commitment to arranging international ICT events in Stockholm.

The City of Stockholm has decided to support SIME, as the event contributes to the positioning of Stockholm towards the international ICT community, and therefore strengthens the city as one of the world’s leading ICT region. 

“SIME matches our ambition in developing Stockholm’s excellent reputation as a leading knowledge region. SIME is a well established meeting place for entrepreneurs and innovators within new media and an initiative which we will support” said Mr Sten Nordin, Mayor of Stockholm. 

The partnering consists of financial support and the initiating of a closer collaboration between SIME and Stockholm Business Region, the city’s investment promotion company. 

“The conference is significant, not at least for the ICT cluster in the region, so a cooperation with the City of Stockholm is important. The city shares our view about developing the innovation and business climate” said Mr Ola Ahlvarsson, Chairman of SIME and Internet entrepreneur. 

Since the start in 1996, Scandinavia Interactive Media Event SIME, has grown to become Northern Europe’s leading conference covering topics such as the Internet, marketing and innovation. Once a year, entrepreneurs, journalists, marketers and decision-makers from all over the world gather in Stockholm to discuss trends and digital opportunities. In recent years, SIME conferences have also been arranged in other parts of the world, for instance Copenhagen, Helsinki and Barcelona. 

For more information, please contact:

Christoffer Granfelt, CEO SIME
+46 (0)73-343 60 35, christoffer@sime.nu  

Ola Ahlvarsson, Chairman of the Board, SIME
+46 (0)70-898 43 35, ola@result.com  

Helena Widegren, Press Secretary Mr Sten Nordin
+46 (0)8-508 29 878, helena.widegren@stadshuset.stockholm.se  

Per Holmlund, PR Manager, Stockholm Business Region
+46 (0)70-472 80 69, per.holmlund@sbr.stockholm.se

About Stockholm Business Region
Stockholm Business Region is the official investment promotion agency for the Stockholm region. Stockholm is one of Europe’s most dynamic regions. With continual high growth, world-leading clusters within life science, cleantech and ICT, and as a center for fashion and design, Stockholm is the natural capital city 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