Copenhagen was a host of AC Forum


[quote_box_center]The Associations Conference Forum – AC Forum 2016 was held from 21st to 23rd January in Copenhagen with 86 delegates who are representatives from medical and clean-tech associations that hold congresses with in excess of 3,000 delegates and have their own in-house congress staff.   [/quote_box_center]


Daniel Waigl, AC Forum President, comments on why Copenhagen was chosen as the host city:

“Copenhagen is known as a world-class congress destination, providing good infrastructure and the required logistical services for both small and large events. It is a safe and attractive city, home to strong life science and clean tech industries, both being of specific interest to our member associations. Many of us have already successfully staged a congress in Copenhagen or plan to do so in the years to come.”

Some of the important congresses that members of AC Forum have already held or are about to hold in Copenhagen include the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Offshore 2015, the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2016 Congress, and the Congress of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) 2016.  

Forum was held at Bella Sky Hotel and the participants had a chance to see what Copenhagen has to offer as a congress destination, including a guided Canal Tour of Copenhagen, a food tour and Nordic cuisine tasting at the city’s Market halls and visits to the former brewery Visit Carlsberg, and a tour of Scandinavia’s largest convention center, the Bella Center.

The AC Forum is an annually held forum with delegates from associations that organise over 100 conferences and meetings with a total of more than 250,000 delegates annually.


Convention Director, Jonas Wilstrup, commented:

AC Forum is a key event that gives Copenhagen a unique opportunity to showcase what we have to offer as a congress destination, both practically and strategically. 2016 will be our busiest congress year ever, and AC Forum is a platform that enables us to leverage Copenhagen as a congress destination in the years to come.”   

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association and Conference Forum was secured to Copenhagen by a collective effort from Wonderful Copenhagen Convention Bureau and BC Hospitality Group.

What makes Copenhagen an attractive host city?

Copenhagen is ranked one of the most popular congress cities in the world by ICCA and is easy and safe to reach and navigate in. It is a knowledge hub, where some of the strong points are within the life science and clean tech industries, and the city invests heavily in development of these particular fields.  The area just north of Copenhagen is nicknamed ‘Medicon Valley’ due to an abundance of medical businesses being headquartered here.


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