Sweden offers the conference organiser: a clean, healthy and beautiful environment with fresh air, clean water and vast areas of virgin wilderness; moderate price levels. Contrary to popular belief, Stockholm today is considerably less expensive than cities such as London, Paris, Oslo and Copenhagen; safety and security; a distinguished reputation for hosting superior standard international meetings, conferences and incentive events of all shapes and sizes; a sophisticated infrastructure for transportation, communications and customer service; a virtually bilingual population with a warm and friendly yet efficient service culture; a wealthy, prosperous, well organised modern society with little poverty and few social or cultural tensions. Major fair and convention centres, such as the Stockholm International Fairs, the Swedish Fair in Gothenburg and MalmöMässan in Malmö all have well earned reputations for staging top level international events. Hotels also abound – from small boutique properties to world famous chains such as Sheraton, Hilton, Choice, Best Western, Marriott and Radisson, organisers will be spoilt for choice. For those looking for something special, it’s hard to beat the perfect combination of Stockholm’s City Hall and Grand Hôtel, hosts of the world famous Nobel Prize ceremony, or for a magical touch why not try Swedish Lapland, home of the original Icehotel. If you prefer a more historical setting, the Swedish countryside is full of ancient castles and manor houses that have been restored and transformed into first-class modern conference venues.