Later on, Lord Mayor Mrs. Lena Malm –Mayor of Gothenburg- welcomed everybody and talked about the long history of the City as an international trade and industry place. “We have many actors working together to make Gothenburg a sustainable city. And I am grateful that so many companies are here at the event to show their products, services and knowledge. That is very important for us. And I hope this event has given you all the opportunity to meet and to network in a good way.” (watch video featuring an exclusive interview with Lena Malm).
Gerhard Holtmeier, chairman of NGVA Europe, addressed a special thanks to the persons from the European Commission and the European and Swedish gas associations as well as to all the organizers. “We have had some really good discussions, speeches and workshops. And I would like to propose a toast to one of the most sustainable cities: Gothenburg!”
The Gothenburg City Hall is a beautiful municipal building on the North side of the Gustaf Adolf Square. The mercantile exchange and the ballroom were designed by architect Pehr Johan Ekman and opened in 1849. The City Council has conducted its meetings here since 1863.