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Summit Venues

Wondering where the IDG Summit will be held? See below for the details and locations of each venue!

Home to the IDG Summit for the second year, the Cirkus Arena, located on the picturesque island of Djurgården in Stockholm, is an iconic venue steeped in rich history and cultural heritage that permeates the venue.

Originally established in 1892, this versatile space seamlessly blends historic charm with modern amenities, offering a unique setting for the Summit.

Appreciate its stunning waterfront views, state-of-the-art facilities, spacious seating and excellent acoustics for a full day of inspiration and IDG experiences to remember.

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Kulturhuset, situated in the heart of Stockholm, is a dynamic cultural centre that epitomises the city’s innovative spirit and dedication to the arts – making it an inspiring backdrop for day 2 discussions and workshops. 

The architect Peter Celsing’s vision was to create a space that could accommodate all art forms, pledging “I am building for a new human being that has to come.”

Soak in its contemporary architecture and vibrant atmosphere, and be sure to head to the rooftop for fantastic city views and a chance to mingle with fellow attendees.

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Our partners at Fotografiska, Stockholm’s renowned centre for contemporary photography, offer an inspiring and visually stimulating environment for the day 2 deep dives.

Located in the vibrant Södermalm district, this waterfront venue is housed in a beautifully restored Art Nouveau building, combining historical elegance with modern design.

Be inspired by the cutting-edge photography exhibitions that adorn its walls and enjoy the acclaimed restaurant, which offers stunning city views and a menu featuring sustainable, locally sourced cuisine.

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Färgfabriken, a former paint factory transformed into a contemporary art and cultural hub, offers a distinctive and industrial-chic setting for day 2 deep dives.

Located in Stockholm’s trendy Liljeholmen district, this venue is known for its original exhibitions and thought-provoking installations.

Make the most of the raw, open spaces, which foster a sense of creativity and forward-thinking and provide an inspiring backdrop for engaging discussions, innovative workshops and networking opportunities.

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Join us at Under Bron, in the lively Södermalm district of Stockholm, for an eclectic and exhilarating Summit closing party to remember.

Known for its dynamic nightlife and artistic flair, Under Bron’s intimate and adaptable spaces are adorned with street art and innovative installations, creating an inspiring atmosphere for dancing the night away to our stellar line-up of DJs.

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Elements, a brand-new hub located in the heart of Stockholm, is a contemporary and stylish collaboration space for businesses, leaders, and change-makers who are truly building for the future.

Spend the optional third day with fellow attendees in a modern space characterised by its sleek architecture, minimalist design, and state-of-the-art facilities, which create an inspiring and productive environment for further collaboration and co-creation.

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Curious about where to stay in Stockholm? These are our top picks for resting and relaxing during your visit.

For an affordable and stylish stay during the Summit, book the centrally located Generator Hostel in Norrmalm and Vasastaden. Choose from shared dorms or private rooms, all featuring cosy and contemporary interiors. 

Enjoy amenities like free WiFi, luggage storage, laundry facilities, and an on-site travel shop, as well as a vibrant social scene and prime location.

For 16-18 October, participants can use our dedicated discount link for 15% off their stay.

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For Summit participants seeking a homely yet stylish experience, Rex Hotel offers a perfect blend of comfort, functionality, and unique charm in the heart of Stockholm, just a block from Sveavägen. 

This boutique hotel, housed in a charming 1866 townhouse, features original design elements with its classic architecture and modern amenities and provides a cosy, functional environment for travellers who prefer boutique accommodations over large hotel chains.

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For a stylish stay during the Summit, participants can choose the historic Hotel Hasselbacken on Djurgården Island, directly opposite the Cirkus Arena. Dating back to the 1700s, Hasselbacken is a symbol of Swedish tradition and hospitality, offering an elegant and memorable experience.

The hotel features a sophisticated restaurant with waterfront views, serving a blend of Swedish and international dishes made from local, organic produce. Guests can relax with a drink at the lobby bar, enjoy the outdoor terrace, or unwind in the well-equipped gym, sauna, and cold pool.

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Wondering how to get to Stockholm? Check out our mini travel guide for advice on getting here in the most sustainable and convenient way.

Bus Services: FlixBus and Nettbuss are popular bus operators serving Stockholm. Additionally, check aggregator websites like Omio or Busbud to compare prices and schedules across multiple bus companies.

Trains within Sweden: SJ (Swedish Railways) is the primary operator of train services within Sweden. Visit their website or use their app to book tickets in advance or buy tickets at your local train station.

Trains from the rest of Europe: Major European cities like Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam are connected to Copenhagen by train. From there, you can continue the journey to Stockholm with SJ or other operators. For these extensive travels, considering a Eurail Pass could be advantageous, as it allows flexible travel across multiple European countries, including Sweden.

Domestic Flights: For domestic flights, check airlines like SAS, Norwegian, and BRA. Booking directly through their websites often provides the best deals. 

International Flights: To book international flights, use airlines’ official websites or popular travel booking platforms like Expedia or Kayak to compare prices and schedules to find the most suitable flight.

To enhance sustainability while flying, opt for direct flights, choose newer aircraft, pack lightly, offset your carbon emissions, support environmentally-friendly airlines, and consider alternatives like trains or buses for shorter trips.

Beware of the taxi scammers waiting at the airport for unsuspecting tourists. Unofficial taxis masquerading as taxi companies will charge absurd prices, therefore always enquire about the cost before getting in the taxi. Only use reputable companies like ‘Taxi Stockholm’ or download the Uber application for peace of mind.

Arlanda Airport

Airport Express Train (Arlanda Express): Book tickets in advance on the Arlanda Express website or app for discounted fares. Tickets can also be purchased at the airport terminal.

Airport Coaches (Flygbussarna): Book tickets online through the Flygbussarna website or app. Tickets are also available at the airport terminals and onboard (cashless payment only).

Bromma Airport

Taxi services and public transport options are available from Bromma Airport to central Stockholm. Use taxi apps or hail a taxi at the designated taxi stands.

Public Transport

Purchase SL Access cards at ticket offices, SL Centers, or machines located at metro stations, bus terminals, and some tram stops. You can also buy tickets via the SL Access app. For route planning and real-time information, use the SL Journey Planner app or website.

Taxi Services

Beware of the taxi scammers waiting outside venues for unsuspecting tourists. Unofficial taxis masquerading as taxi companies will charge absurd prices.

Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir, and Uber are trusted taxi companies in Stockholm. While taxis can be hailed on the street, it’s often more convenient to book through apps for accurate fare estimates and tracking. Download their respective apps to book taxis conveniently and remember to confirm the fare with the driver before starting your journey.

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