We welcome all participants arriving already on Friday to the welcome reception on Friday evening, held by the City of Gothenburg at Börsen. The City of Gothenburg will be hosts of the evening and will welcome you with a speech by Håkan Eriksson, Deputy Lord Mayor, the City of Gothenburg.
Börsen in Gothenburg is located right in the city centre, at Gustaf Adolfs torg 5.
In the statutes of the Gothenburg commerce guild from 1661 it was expressed that the merchants had the right to use the city square (now Gustaf Adolfs torg) or use a room in the city hall for one hour each day, if the weather was unsuitable for outdoor activities. The room was called Buersen, which is now Börsen.
In the 1770s a separate building was planned for the guild, but it wasn’t until 1844 they had collected enough funds to build the new house. On June 1844 the Swedish king Oscar I lead the foundation stone for the new building named “The Exchange and Festivities Building”. It was inaugurated on December 1, 1849. It was one of the most expensive building projects in Sweden at the time.
Movements in the clay layer beneath the building as well as fires have resulted in several rebuilding and refurbishing actions over the years. The latest renovation was finished in March 2019.
You can find more information about Börsen in the Swedish version of Wikipedia.