Stockholm is Sweden’s cultural, political and business capital, a hub for European and global businesses with its own stock exchange and a huge number of global headquarters. This naturally makes it a popular choice for business travel, given the highly-developed financial sector, access to human capital, and a strong reputation for conference-hosting.
There is much about the city which will make it feel like it was created just to ensure your business trip runs smoothly, from the highly-efficient transport network to the abundance of well-located and affordable business hotels. While you may be heading here for work, you should also take the time to soak up the highlights of one of Europe’s truly great cities, and do plenty of networking while you’re at it. Here’s the business traveller’s guide to Stockholm.
Getting In, Getting Around, and Getting Shelter
If you’re heading there by plane, Stockholm is connected via direct flights to virtually all of the world’s major business capitals, including London, New York, Shanghai, New Delhi, and Moscow. You’ll also find an excellent business lounge in Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport. You can also reach Stockholm’s financial centre via train from Oslo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, and Helsinki.
Getting around is easy thanks to Stockholm’s punctual and efficient Metro system, but business travellers are best advised to commute via the Stockholm taxi service, which is clean, fast and well-staffed with English-speaking drivers.
There are endless options for luxurious and comfortable business hotels, but one of the best is the gorgeous neoclassical Grand Hotel, located right on the waterfront.
Business Opportunities on the Ground
If you’re looking for additional business opportunities when you’re in town, you have plenty of choices. To network with the movers and shakers of the city, set up your laptop in the gargantuan Impact Hub co-working space, which you can use for free your first time. If it’s investing opportunities you’re after, then there a plenty of high-growth companies with a presence in the city which is worth checking out.
Always check what’s hot on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, where you’ll find the opportunity to invest in popular options such as Mr Green aktie (shares) from the popular online casino and bookmaker sector also known as iGaming, just one example of a locally-traded company that has seen significant growth in recent months. You should also keep an eye out for events hosted by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, which aims to bring businesses and investors together from across Europe, through regular events often involving free drinks.
Where to Go On Your Down Time
Once the meetings are over, you’ll want to take your business partners somewhere stylish for some after-work drinks. For classic cocktails with a Stockholm twist, hit up the effortlessly chic Duvel Cafe on Vasagatan. If it’s a cosy wine bar you’re after, then the always-lively Tjoget bar on Hornsbruksgatan is the place to be. If all else fails, impress your colleagues with a drinking session at the historic Kvarnen Beer Hall for all the beer and kitsch you could ever ask for.
Stockholm is a world-class business destination, meaning your time here will be full of opportunities for fun, success and relaxation, in typical Swedish style.
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