Camilla Lystrand, Whitedagarna (the White Days)

White Arkitekter

White is one of Scandinavia’s leading architectural practices and the third largest in Europe. We are about 700 employees based at 14 offices in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and England. White was founded in 1951. Our mission is to lead our customers to success by creating sustainable architecture that leads to a better society.

White was founded on the idea of shared ownership and every year, the whole company comes together for its annual meeting, but also to network, learn new things and have fun together. We call these days the White Days. Usually the White Days take place in towns or cities where the offices are located, but sometimes we find other locations that meet the requirements we have on logistics and venues. We chose Trollhättan in 2014 for three reasons. 1. The majority of our employees had to be able to get there by bus or train within reasonable travel time, 2. There had to be facilities that met the needs we had (In 2014, there were 12 parallel workshops), and 3. Trollhättan fit in into the theme we wanted to have as a red thread throughout our meeting – architecture coupled to Film i Väst.

The outcome and result of the meeting was a great success. An incredibly dedicated staff at Nova created the best conditions for our meeting. Trollhättan met the high demands on flexibility and sustainability in everything from facilities, logistics to food, and Nova showed incredible ingenuity and an inexhaustible enthusiasm in trying to find the best solutions. In addition, the vegetarian food was divine. The White Days in Trollhättan were carried out together with Hansen Event.

Anders Mathiasson, Gasdagarna (the Gas Days)

Gasdagarna (the Gas Days) is Energigas Sweden’s recurring conference with about 300 participants from all over Sweden. The meeting in Trollhättan took place at Folkets Hus Kulturhuset.

Vikki Bengtsson, VETREE

VETree is an international seminar organized by the VETree Project. The seminar brought together a wide range of participants, everything from policy makers and arborists to cultural historians and ecologists from eight different countries.