2nd International Biotechnology Conference
Chalmers Conference Centre.
April 03-05,2019 Gothenburg, Sweden



When you visit Gothenburg you will stay in one of the world’s greenest hotel cities, you will have access to sustainable public transportation, a large number of eco certified restaurants, and much more.

  • Almost all of Gothenburg hotels have environmental diplomas.
  • Landvetter Airport has held the highest level of environmental accreditation – “European Airport Carbon” – since 2011.
  • Around 65 per cent of public transport in Gothenburg runs on renewable energy.
  • There are 1000 “Styr & Ställ” city bikes to rent at 60 different locations in the city.
  • All restaurants that are part of the Taste of Gothenburg association have environmental diplomas or are in the process of certification.
  • All meat that is served by the municipality must be organically farmed.
  • In 2011, the Port of Gothenburg received the Shipping Award for “Regional Environmental Protection Contribution”. The port was the first in the world to provide onshore power to vessels at berth.
  • In autumn 2013, Gothenburg became the first city in the world to issue a green bond for investments that benefit the environment and the climate.
  • Gothenburg is a green city, partly thanks to its closeness to forests and parks, but also to the compact layout of the city.
  • Gothenburg is a small city where almost everything is within walking distance.


  • Leadership award winner, Global Destination Sustainability Index 2016 and 2017.
  • Winner of 2016 UNFCCC Momentum for Change Award.
  • Climate City of Sweden 2015.
  • Access City Award 2014.
  • Climate Municipality since 2012.
  • International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) top destination in UNWTO-prize-winning Scandinavian Destinations Sustainability Index, 2012 and 2013.
  • Top European Eco-tourism Destination 2011.
  • Fairtrade City since 2011.

Conference Venue

Chalmers Conference Centre

Chalmersplatsen 1, 412 58 Göteborg, Sweden


Getting here by tram or by bus: The following buses are operating towards Chalmers Conference Centre: 16, 55, 58, 158 and 753. In addition, the trams 6, 7, 8 10 and 13 are operating towards Chalmers Conference Centre.

Arriving in Gothenburg by train:  Exit the train at the central station/the Nils Ericsson terminal.  Take bus 16, destination Högsbohöjd, from the stop Nordstan, just outside the terminal. From Drottningstorget, also just outside the central station, you can take tram 13, heading "Sahlgrenska", to Chalmers Conference Centre. From Brunnsparken, approximately 500 meters from the central station there are additional tram lines that will take you to Chalmers Conference Centre. Use links below for details. 

Arriving to Gothenburg by air: Airport bus from Landvetter Airport to the Nils Ericsson terminal in the centre of Gothenburg. Take bus 16, destination Högsbohöjd, from the stop Nordstan, just outside the terminal. From Drottningstorget, also just outside the central station, you can take tram 13, heading "Sahlgrenska", to Chalmers Conference Centre. From Brunnsparken, approximately 500 meters from the central station there are additional tram lines that will take you to Chalmers Conference Centre. 


Top Places to visit in Gothenburg:

  • Liseberg Amusement Park
  • Slottsskogen
  • The Southern Archipelago
  • Gothenburg Botanical Garden (Botaniska)
  • The Gothenburg Museum of Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum)
  • Haga
  • The Garden Society (Trädgårdsföreningen)
  • Universeum
  • Skansen Kronan
  • Feskekörka: The Fish Market
  • Älvsborg Fortress
  • Shopping around Magasinsgatan

Applying for a visa

You should hand in your visa application to a Swedish embassy or consulate-general. In certain countries, Sweden is represented by another Schengen country. There are also countries where Sweden does not have its own mission and is not represented by another country. If this is the case, anyone wishing to hand in a visa application must travel to the nearest country where there is a Swedish embassy or consulate-general.

If you intend to hand in your visa application at another Schengen country's mission abroad, you should contact the mission in advance. In such cases, it is this country's documentary requirements which will apply. The documents should also be translated into the language of that country.

To apply for a visa, you must fill in the form Application for Schengen Visa.

Ensure your application is complete

To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state

  • Why you are visiting Sweden
  • How long you intend to stay in Sweden
  • How you will support yourself during your time in Sweden
  • The type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
  • Where you intend to travel following your visit to Sweden
  • If you have a permit to enter the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Sweden

With your application, you must enclose

  • two passport photographs in which you are looking straight ahead and which are not more than six months old
  • Family details Appendix to your application, form number 239011
  • Appendix A, form number 210021
  • an invitation – a letter – from the company or the organisation arranging the conference
  • other documents which the embassy may require.

The invitation must contain information about you, for example

  • your personal data
  • the reason for your visit to Sweden
  • how long you intend to be in Sweden
  • who will be responsible for supporting you financially during the time you are in Sweden.

Requirements for obtaining a visa

If you wish to visit Sweden and the other Schengen countries, you must have a passport that is valid for a minimum of three months after your visa has expired and which has been issued in the last ten-year period an invitation from the company or the organisation arranging the conference money for your keep and for the journey home. Sweden requires that you have SEK 450 for each day spent in Sweden. In certain circumstances, this amount may be lower, for example in the case of a young child, if the cost of food and accommodation is paid in advance or if you are going to stay with relatives or friends. You must be able to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds for your keep with the help, for example, of bank statements or a document in which the person inviting you to Sweden promises to meet all expenses during the visit individual medical travel insurance which covers the costs which could arise as a result of emergency medical assistance, emergency hospitalisation or medical repatriation. The insurance should cover costs of at least EUR 30,000 and be valid in all the Schengen country.

Social Events

04 APRIL 2019
Venue: Concert at Lorensberg Theater
The group is currently experiencing a huge revival of sold out concerts all over the world. This year, Smokie visits no less than 19 countries on three continents. Recently they played in Denmark, Norway, Scotland and Ireland - in total sold in all countries. There are many who love songs like "Needles And Pins," "Lay Back In The Arms Of Somebody", "Living Next Door To Alice", "Oh Carol" and "Stumblin In", but also a younger crowd accused off and discover Smokie's music.
Smokie has had 13 Top 20 rankings on hitlists around the world and they have sold over 20 million discs.
This is a big cracking retro party where the Swedish fans hear all the classic hit songs.
Mike Craft - song, guitar
Mike McConnell - lead guitar
Terry Uttley - bass
Martin Bullard - keyboard
Steve Pinell - drums
05 April 2019
Venue: Concert at the Gothenburg Concert Hall
Welcome to an inspiring musical meeting! Children and young people from Göteborg Culture Schools meet new arrivals from Dream Orchestra and the musicians of the University of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in a single major orchestra.
 Note: Above social events are not part of biotechevent.com. This is just information abouts events during conference days. 
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