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Social events

The social events are only available for those who have registered and paid (when applicable) in advance.

Sunday August 19th 17:30

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Visit to the Mackmyra Whisky Village

Mackmyra Whisky is a Swedish single malt whisky distillery. It is named after the village and manor of Mackmyra, where the first distillery was established, in the residential district of Valbo, south-west of Gävle. Mackmyra's history started in 1998 at a Swedish winter resort, where eight friends from the Royal Institute of Technology met up for a ski trip. The first limited edition single malt whisky, Preludium 01, launched in February 2006 and sold-out in less than 20 minutes.

In Mackmyra Whisky Village, just outside Gävle, you will find the distillery, forest warehouse, and visitor center with restaurant.

See how they manufacture Swedish whisky. We’ll take you to the top of the distillery and guide you through the whole process from top to bottom.

This tour includes transportation to and from Mackmyra Whisky Village and a guided tour at the distillery.

Cost for the visit SEK 250

Read more about Mackmyra Whisky

The bus to Mackmyra Whisky Village will depart on August 19th at 17:30 from Nygatan 12, at the corner of Gallerian Nian. View the Map of Gävle on the website for directions.

Sunday August 19th at 17:15

City sightseeing by foot

Old Gefle is an area in central Gävle that was supposed to be torn down in the 1950's along with the rest of the south part of the inner city. Instead of being replaced with modern buildings the area was preserved for cultural reasons.

The buildings and the narrow and windling streets date back to the 17th century. While similar neighbourhoods in Sweden are museums designed to look like old towns and to which old buildings have been moved, Old Gefle is authentic.
We will do a walking excursion through the alleys of this part of town. Along the way, we will talk about cobbled streets and green areas, medieval remains and contemporary renovations, artists, murderers and martyrs. Learn a little about the history of Gävle.

Cost for the tour SEK 100
Comfortable shoes and weather-wise suitable clothing is recommended.

Starting point for the City Sightseeing is Islandskällan, Källgränd 1, in Old Gefle on August 19th at 17:15. View the Map of Gävle on the website for directions.
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Monday 20th of August 18.30

picture of Elite Grand Hotel in Gävle
Welcome ceremony

The conference Welcome ceremony – will be held at Gävle Concert Hall. Beautifully located in Gavle, venue for diverse musical experiences - from the Gävle Symphony Orchestra to choral music and rock bands.

The Concert Hall was designed by architect Bo Karlberg and was inaugurated in January 1998, on the site where the bathhouse Strömbadet previous low. Home also to the Gävle Symphony Orchestra.

During the evening we are invited to refreshments and music entertainment.

This is offered free of charge, but you have to register in advance.

Read more about Gävle Concert Hall

Tuesday August 21st at 19:30

Gala Dinner at Gasklockorna
On December 25, 1893 delivered gas to Gävle residents for the first time from the new gas works. The small gasometer was completed at the Atlas region. It was supplemented five years later with a large gasometer.
In the 1980s, "rediscovered" the area and the Folk Theater Gävleborg started playing theater in gasometers. Many will remember great Swedish artists and concert arrangements in the area during those years. In 1998 the municipality bought back area.

Tuesday evening on the 21st of August, you are invited to attend the gala dinner of the conference at Gasklockorna in Gävle. Gasklockorna is situated in a beautiful area next to the sea. We eat a three-course dinner with good wines. The entertainment offered includes music with hits that we all can recognize. Bus will take us from the city centre to Gasklockorna.
Bustransportation to and from the venue, 3-course dinner and 2 glasses of wine is included in the price.

Cost for the dinner SEK 675

Read more about Gasklockorna

The buses to Gasklockorna depart on August 21st at 19:30 from Nygatan 12, at the corner of Gallerian Nian. 
Buses will go back from the venue and drop of at the same bus stop at 00:30, 00:45 and 01:00.

View the Map of Gävle on the website for directions.

picture of Elite Grand Hotel in Gävle