Conference on quality in the public sector
21–23 November 2023
The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, Gothenburg

striving for excellence in the public sector

Kvalitetsmässan is a biannual conference and trade fair on quality in the public sector and society.

The aim of the conference is to inspire and give impulses to the improvement and quality development of public services and society at large. Since its inception in 1989, Kvalitetsmässan has established itself as Sweden’s leading meeting place for sharing experiences related to the development of the public sector and society.

The conference offers around 150 exclusive keynotes, panels, debates and educational courses. Divided into different focus areas, such as economy, healthcare or digitalization, the program gives a great overview of the latest trends and challenges for the Scandinavian welfare state. Delegates and visitors include managers, developers, officials and elected representatives from all corners of Sweden and other Nordic countries.

Theme 2023: Sustainable Welfare

conference speakers

Among the speakers at the conference are always several members of the Swedish government. In 2022, we also had the pleasure of hosting the former Prime Ministers of Norway and Denmark.

While most of the panels and discussions are held in Swedish, there will also be a number of seminars in English to provide an international perspective. Over the years, we’ve welcomed politicians, economists, scholars, thinkers and business leaders from around the world.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Former PM of Denmark
Erna Solberg
Former PM of Norway
Stefan Löfven
Former PM of Sweden


Five different awards are initiated by Kvalitetsmässan, honouring the best examples of improvement and modernisation of the public services:

  • GötaPriset – the award to the best development project in the public sector
  • SveaPriset – the award for IT innovations in the healthcare sector
  • Sweden’s Best IT Municipality
  • Sweden’s Best Municipality
  • Sweden’s Most Modern State Authority

business opportunities at the trade fair

The trade fair runs parallel to the conference and includes about a hundred exhibitors. Companies  from various industries such as education, healthcare and social care, IT, urban development and staffing, but also trade unions, municipalities, regions and state authorities.

For companies that provide tools and services for the public sector, the trade fair is the perfect platform to engage with customers, build brand awareness and do business.

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the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre
Mässans Gata/Korsvägen, Gothenburg
Kvalitetsmässan is held at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, located in the centre of Gothenburg. Within the premises, you'll find 1200 hotel rooms, exhibition halls, meeting rooms, several restaurants and an exclusive spa.

about the venue

event details

21–23 November 2023

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre

Visiting address:
Mässans Gata/Korsvägen, Gothenburg


Kvalitetsmässan is organised in cooperation with the City of Gothenburg, Region Västra Götaland, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) and SIQ – the Swedish Institute for Quality.