4th of May 2020

Two site visits are offered for free to international delegates joining the VECS conference. Here you have a possibility to explore two different ways of seeing how Gothenburg works within the automotive sector. Take the chance to get inspired by how ideas and knowledge are transformed into reality through many projects. To see these special projects in person is the best way to find out more about the solutions the region can offer you.

Join us and visit the newly opened Geely European Innovation Centre in Gothenburg, learn about the economic outlook and the automotive cluster in the region and participate in a study visit either to the Volvo Cars Factory, or to actors within the Gothenburg Autonomous Vehicle Scene. The day will end with a networking event at Lindholmen Science Park, hosted by VECS (Insight Events Sweden). Delegates who register for VECS will have the opportunity to register for this pre-event programme for free but spaces are limited so book ASAP!


Geely Innovation Centre, Pumpgatan 3, Göteborg

WHEN: 12.00 – 14.30

  • Registration and light lunch
  • Welcome to Gothenburg
    Per Österström, Head of Transport & Automotive Industry, Business Region Göteborg
  • Introduction to Geely and the Innovation Centre project Uni3
    Stefan Lundin, Head of Communications, Geely Sweden 
  • Trends in the Swedish Auto Market and Outlook for the Gothenburg Region
  • General Economic Outlook, Establishments and Investments Support
    Joel Görsch, Establishment and Investment Manager, Business Region Göteborg
  • Cluster Outlook and Updates for 2020
    Per Österström, Head of Transport and Automotive, Business Region Göteborg

Select one of two site visits

Site Visit 1 – Volvo Cars Factory Tour

WHEN: 14.30 – 17.00

Join us for a ride with Volvo’s blue train on a tour that shows Volvo Car’s facilities in the factory complex, just outside Gothenburg (Torslanda). You will be guided through the process – from the beginning, to the cars ready to leave the property. Discover how the cars are being made in 2020 and listen to experts about the brand itself.  You will get to Volvo Car by a bus transfer departing from Geely Innovation Centre entrance and returning to Lindholmen Science Park, where the network event takes place.

Transport: Bus transfer from Geely Innovation Center at 14.45. Return to Lindholmen at about 17.00

Site visit 2 – Gothenburg Autonomous Vehicle Scene

WHEN: 14.30 – 17.00

Explore two exciting autonomous vehicle initiatives going on in Gothenburg. First, we will visit Revere, a Chalmers lab for advanced research on vehicle dynamics, active safety and autonomous vehicles.

Chalmers lab ( )
Speaker: Fredrik Von Corswant, Manager Revere

Secondly, we will visit the company Einride. Einride offers logistics of tomorrow, today. The new, sustainable way to move goods – changing transport at its core.

Einride ( )
Speaker: Johannes Schygge, Business Developer

We will walk outdoor between the different spots, approx. 5-10 min maximum.

Networking drinks reception at Lindholmen Science Park, L’s Resto, hosted by VECS, Insight Events Sweden

WHEN: 17.00 – 19.00


Free of charge for international delegates

In English

No-show fee at 200 euro per person

More information

For further information please contact Business Region Gothenburg:

Per Österström
Business Region Göteborg AB
Katarina Clase
Business Region Göteborg AB