WELCOME TO THE CITY OF MALMÖ!
ONE DESTINATION – TWO COUNTRIES
It’s no coincidence that so many people choose to visit Malmö. It is a young, inquisitive and creative city characterised by innovative thinking. World-class transport services, minimal distances and ultramodern conference facilities ensure smooth and easy practical arrangements and allow you to focus on the important element – your stay.
Malmö is hosting large events and has a rich association and cultural life with a wide range works actively to promote the city’s sustainability, diversity and is an accessible and equal city for all.
Malmö also offers the unique possibility to experience two countries in a single visit. Getting here is easy. Board the train, enjoy the sea view from the Öresund Bridge. 30 minutes later you are standing in City Hall Square of Copenhagen, the heart of the bustling Danish capital. Malmö’s advantageous location opens up unique possibilities. You can enjoy two countries in a single visit.
City of Malmö is just 20 minutes from Scandinavia’s largest airport, Copenhagen Airport. Malmö Airport and Copenhagen Airport together offer direct flights to 156 destinations throughout the world. And once you land, onward travel is easy too – trains from Copenhagen Airport to Malmö run every twenty minutes, and buses run continuously from Malmö Airport, stopping at numerous points in central Malmö.
The compactness of City of Malmö centre offers not only a pleasant ambience and delightful atmosphere, it also enables you to explore the whole of the city even if you are only here for a short time. You are never far from restaurants, cultural activities, entertainment and picturesque parks. The city’s buses and trains run frequently and punctually, and there are plenty of taxis.
ULTRAMODERN MEETING PLACES AND HOTELS
From small informal meetings to large, international congresses with 15,000 participants – Malmö can accommodate everyone. You will find ultra-modern conference facilities offering world-class service and flexibility.
And hotel capacity is abundant: central Malmö has approximately 4,000 hotel rooms, and if you add in Lund and Copenhagen (less than 30 minutes away), the figure increases to 25,000.
At the heart of a leading knowledge region Malmö lies at the heart of the expansive Öresund region. This area is ranked as the most knowledge intensive in northern Europe with its 14 universities and colleges, over 160,000 students and 12,000 researchers. The Öresund region accounts for more than 25 % of the combined GNP of Sweden and Denmark. The dynamic environment naturally also attracts industry and commerce. Over the past eight years more than 50 large companies have moved their head offices to Malmö, and every day sees eight new businesses launched in the city.
LOCAL INGREDIENTS AND INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCES
With 175 different nationalities represented among the local population this naturally makes for exciting and varied cuisine with scope for both curiosity and experimentation.
Add in an abundance of quality local ingredients from the sea and the fertile Skåne plains and you can begin to envisage what Skåne restaurants have to offer. Malmö boasts both fine dining and simple, charming inns, where you can enjoy classic Swedish dishes as well as culinary specialities from all corners of the world.
Large music stages, popular art galleries and a host of nightclubs, pubs and inns – it’s easy to have a good time in Malmö. The attractive pedestrian streets of the city are lined with exciting concept stores alongside large shopping centres, and 3 minutes by train from Malmö C is Emporia – one of Scandinavia’s biggest shopping centre. For those who prefer the outdoors, Ribersborg, Malmö’s own expansive sandy beach, is just a stone’s throw from the city centre, or why not take a stroll in one of the attractive city parks?
A CLIMATE-SMART KNOWLEDGE CITY WITH 13TH-CENTURY ORIGINS
The bountiful herring fishing of the 13th century was the start of things for Malmö, and it subsequently grew to be one of the biggest cities in Scandinavia during the 16th century. Half-timbered houses, chemist’s and trading stores from that period are still to be found lining the cobbled streets and squares in the oldest parts of Malmö. Following intensive industrialisation, including textile and tobacco production and shipbuilding, the city opted for a brand new revolutionary strategy at the end of the 1990s.
Today Malmö is a climate-smart knowledge city, listed as the fourth most innovative in the world by OECD. And it has a young, inquisitive and creative population – almost half of Malmö’s residents are under 35. Malmö has around 300,000 inhabitants and the Öresund region as a whole is home to just over 4 million people.
GREEN, SUSTAINABLE MALMÖ
The City of Malmö has adopted a unique approach to sustainability, with environmental, financial and social effects all forming part of the equation. Everything that happens in Malmö is done with sustainability in mind.
New, climate-smart city districts are emerging, and old areas are being improved using new environmental technology. And the objectives are ambitious: By 2030 the whole of Malmö will be supplied with 100% renewable energy. 100% of the large conference facilities and 81% of hotel rooms are already environmentally certified. Add to that the Swedish capacity for organisation, punctuality and good language skills – details that will ensure your visit runs smoothly and easily. Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city, lies at the heart of an expansive knowledge region that attracts both commercial and research activities. The Öresund region accounts for more than 25 % of the combined GNP of Sweden and Denmark and offers a dynamic, creative environment.
Malmö successfully combines the abundant cultural life, restaurants and entertainment of a big city with the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of a small town. And a mere half an hour away by train, across the majestic Öresund Bridge, awaits Copenhagen, with its Danish charm and even more big-city experiences to enjoy. Take the opportunity to experience two countries in a single visit!
THE EVENT CITY OF MALMÖ
In recent years, Malmö has successfully positioned itself as an Event City to be reckoned with. The city’s unique infrastructure in combination with a continental mentality and a large accumulated knowledge and expertise in the hospitality industry provides good conditions for good implementation.
The City of Malmö, Event in Skåne and Malmö Arena have in recent years worked hard with Malmö’s development as a host city. Together with the city’s associations and local event organizers, the city has developed into a dynamic partner for rights holders and the events of recent years testify to Malmö’s level of ambition as well as its delivery capacity.
| 2009||UEFA European Under-21 Men’s Football Championship|
| 2011||World Cup Men’s Handball|
| 2012||Swedish Championship Week|
| 2013||Eurovision Song Contest|
| 2014||World Junior Ice Hockey Championships|
| 2015||Women’s World Ice Hockey Championships|
| 2016||European Women’s Handball Championship|
| 2017||DreamHack Masters|
| 2018||Swedish Youth Championships Handball|
| 2019||Swedish Championship Week|
| 2020||European Men’s Handball Championship|
| 2021||World Pride/EuroGames|
| 2022||Special Olympics|
Malmö Stad: www.malmo.se
Event in Skåne: www.eventinskane.com
Malmö Arena: www.malmoarena.com