When and where is the ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022 taking place?
On 13-15 April 2021, we connected virtually for high-level discussions on how local and regional governments can continue to advance on sustainable development together with ICLEI. Watch the session recordings (available in different languages) and do not miss out our Wrap-Up stories on our media page.
Throughout the rest of 2021, we continue exploring critical topics in sustainable urban development in our Webinar Series: The Road to Malmö, building our momentum to 2022. We will then gather in person in Malmö, Sweden, for the Malmö Summit, on 11-13 May 2022 to exchange with and inspire one another on the best practices in local sustainable development, and learn firsthand from the City of Malmö’s wealth of sustainability initiatives.
Who is invited to the ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022?
Everyone is invited!
At the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022 we welcome: local and regional leaders and department level municipal staff that are part of the ICLEI Network, local and regional government associations, national government and intergovernmental representatives, UN and other international agencies and financial institutions, academic and research institutions, global and specialized media, civil society representatives, the private sector, as well as students.
Is there a special program for local and regional government officials?
Yes, throughout the congress, there will be dedicated sessions geared towards local and regional government representatives. These high-level sessions will allow Mayors, Governors, Councillors, CEOs and top representatives of organizations to discuss key topics of urban sustainability.
Are there opportunities to become a Sponsor or Exhibitor?
Yes, we do offer various levels of sponsorship opportunities including the exhibition.
If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor or Exhibitor, please submit your requests via this dedicated page or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org adding “Sponsorship opportunities” in the subject line.
How can media representatives participate in the event?
You can reach out to us via email@example.com. Please include “ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022: Media accreditation + name of your organization” in the subject line.
Is there a participation fee to join the Road to Malmö Webinar Series?
No, the Road to Malmö Webinar Series is free of charge. To attend, you would only need to register for a respective webinar. Information on the past and upcoming webinars as well as registration details are available here.
When does the registration for the Malmö Summit open? How can I register?
Registration for the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022: The Malmö Summit will open on 20 September 2021. Early Bird discounted registration fees will be available from 20 September 2021 to 31 December 2021. We invite you to subscribe to our newsletter in order to ensure you have the latest updates.
Is there a participation fee to attend the Malmö Summit?
Yes, there is. Registration fees are dependent on the participant’s affiliation and are designed so that all participants can attend. Registration will open on 20 September 2021! For further information please visit our registration page.
What is included in the registration fee?
- Admission to the full three days of the event with access to the venue on 11-13 May 2022
- Access to all high-level sessions and workshop sessions (except invitation only and closed events)
- Participation in mobile workshops on 12 May 2022
- Networking opportunities
- Lunch and refreshments during the networking breaks
- Congress dinner* (included for ICLEI Members only)
- Access to the exhibition area
- Access to the event app
- Access to the congress material and recordings
- Digital certificate of participation on-demand
*Non-ICLEI Member attendees would need to purchase the dinner ticket through the registration form at a discounted fee of SEK 300 (ca. 30 EUR) excl. VAT)
- Admission to the virtual offerings of the event (11-13 May 2022)
- Access to the broadcasted high-level sessions
- Access to the event app
- Access to the digital congress material and recording
What is your cancellation policy?
As per our Terms and Conditions,
Any request for cancellation, substitution, and reimbursement of registration fees must be sent to the following e-mail address: ICLEI2022@meetx.se.
Cancellation is possible until 16 February 2022, and participants will be refunded the congress fee minus an administrative cost of SEK 500 (ca. 50 EUR).
No refunds will be made for cancellations received after 16 February 2022.
For more details on our registration fee cancellation policy and for information on the hotel cancellation policies Please read our complete Terms and Conditions.
At which venue will the Malmö Summit take place?
Clarion Hotel Malmö Live
Dag Hammarskjölds torg 2
211 18 Malmö
Located in the city centre, Clarion Hotel Malmö Live is within walking distance of many great restaurants, sights and activities.
What official documents do I need to take with me?
Before making any travel arrangements, please ensure that you have an up-to-date passport document and are aware of any health related regulations as well as visa requirements which may be in operation for nationals of your country. For more information please consult the Government Offices of Sweden website.
Do I need insurance?
As before any travel, you are strongly advised to ensure that you have adequate medical and travel insurance.
How can I find accommodation in Malmö?
Preferential rates have been negotiated for the participants of the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022: The Malmö Summit in a selection of hotels located within a 5 to 20 minute walk from the venue (Clarion Hotel Malmö Live). The registration system includes a section about accommodation where you can book your room. If you wish to independently search and book accommodation for your time in Malmö, you may do so. Registration will open 20 September 2021.
How can I reach the congress venue (Clarion Hotel Malmö Live) from the Copenhagen Airport?
The train from Copenhagen Airport leaves every 20 minutes. You can buy tickets in the App provided by the local transportation company Skånetrafiken, or in machines at the airport. It takes about 20 minutes to get to Malmö Central station. From there it is a 5-10 minute walk to Clarion Hotel Malmö Live. Alternatively, bus numbers 2, 3, 5, 7 or 8 will get you to the venue from central station in a matter of minutes. The bus stops nearest the venue are Anna Linds Plats and Bagers Plats.
What type of electrical current is used in Sweden?
Sweden uses the Europlug (Type C and F) for electricity, which has two round prongs and outputs 230 volts of power in Sweden.
What is May weather like in Malmö?
May is a spring month with a comfortable temperature in Malmö, Sweden. The average minimum temperature in May is 7.5°C (45.4°F), while the average maximum temperature lies around 17.2°C (63°F). The average number of rainy days in May is 12 and the average sunshine is 8.5 hours.
We recommend you to bring a waterproof rain jacket and shoes suitable for rain.
What languages are spoken in Malmö?
Swedish is the main language but almost everyone speaks English.
The inhabitants of Malmö come from 180 different countries and speak more than 150 different languages.
- Where can I find information on what to visit in Malmö and surrounding area?
How can I get around Malmö and surrounding area?
In Malmö everything is close and often within a walking distance.
On Google maps, or the tourist map, you can find bike paths and also information about the local transportation system.
The local buses are run by the company Skånetrafiken. You can buy tickets through their App or from a ticket machine at Malmö Central station, Triangeln station or Hyllie station, or at Skånetrafiken’s service center at Malmö Central station. For more information about prices and timetable, please use the App or visit the service center.
What is the official currency of Sweden?
Swedish krona (SEK) is the official monetary unit of Sweden.
You can use the following currency converter website to check the relation of SEK to your currency: https://www1.oanda.com/currency/converter/
What is the time zone in Malmö?
Sweden conforms to Central European Time, which is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
Is smoking allowed in public spaces?
In Sweden, smoking is prohibited in restaurants, public indoor spaces, and several outdoor areas that are publicly accessible. This includes outdoor areas relating to public transport, outdoor serving areas, the entrance to premises and indoor spaces that the public has access to. Smoking can take place in designated places.
Can the city be easily accessed by people with reduced mobility?
Sweden has strong regulations to increase accessibility in shops, restaurants, public spaces, and other facilities. Malmö is also a flat city and most streets are designed to be accessible.
How much is VAT in Sweden?
In Sweden, there are 25% VAT on most services, with the exception of food or domestic travel which each have 12% VAT.