Let Aarhus innovate your event
Nestled in the middle of Jutland, Denmark's second city is at the forefront of tech, food, health care, life science, and sustainability. And, of course, it’s all easy to reach - with a choice of three airports in the region and easy transport routes nearby.
Business events find a natural home in Aarhus, ranked among the world's best for congresses by ICCA.
Here's how Aarhus can do wonders for your events
Aarhus will just sweep you off your feet. Known as “the city of smiles”, Aarhus combines a cosy city atmosphere with idyllic natural surroundings and fresh, innovative thinking.
Plan an event in Aarhus
This international conference city has dazzling venues and a variety of unique spaces for events and congresses. The dedicated team from VisitAarhus Convention Bureau is always on hand to help make your event a success.
Free conference support
Site visits, advance bookings, bid production, promotional material, and much more are on offer for free from VisitAarhus Convention. Don’t miss the top professional support available when organising a conference, congress or meeting in the Aarhus Area.
The city's youngest district, Aarhus Ø, has dazzling modern architecture and sits right on the water in the east of the city, with a brand new conference venue with 500+ hotel rooms and capacity to more than 2,000 conference delegates coming soon.
Aarhus Congress Center
Right in the heart of the city, this meeting and event venue has space for over 1500 guests, and has a 234-roomed hotel under the same roof. It's all designed to make event planning easy, no matter how many delegates you plan to invite, or how you want to run it.
Aarhus is where you go if you’ve seen the capitals of Europe and still hope that a city you have never heard of will appear and, like an unexpected soul mate, sweep you off your feet. - Nathan Heller, Travel Magazine
Everything is closer in Aarhus
Convenient transportation options. Entertainment only a few steps from conference buildings. Hotels in the heart of the action. Everything is close by in Aarhus, perfect for a conference.
The best events start with the best ingredients
Aarhus is great place to sample Denmark’s top-notch cuisine. Especially if it’s sourced from fifth generation fishmonger, Jakob Clausen - supplier to many of the city’s leading restaurants. Here's how Jacob adds a bit of wonder to events in Aarhus.
More about Aarhus for business
- All of Aarhus' ten largest venues have capacity for more than 500 guests.
- The largest venues have a capacity for up to 2,000.
- Aarhus Conference Campus has two conference halls, each with room for 1,600 people, so it can accommodate over 3,000+ attendees in total.
- 73% of all hotels in the city are officially eco-certified.
- A unique hotel and conference centre for more than 2,500 delegates is being built over the next four years in Aarhus Ø.
- Aarhus aims to achieve a zero carbon footprint by 2030.
- Aarhus has a corps of over 2000 local volunteers to help at large events and offer visitors a warm welcome.
Case study: IoT Week
With education and scientific research as a key focus area, Aarhus is home to several world-leading experts and a unique hotspot for hosting an academic conference. See what happened when Aarhus hosted the Internet of Things week in 2019.
Getting to Aarhus
It's easy to reach Aarhus from Denmark and the rest of the world, with three airports right at the heart of this region. And if you fancy a treat, there's a stunning seaplane service from Aarhus to Copenhagen that only takes an hour.
Explore more of East Jutland
Go beyond Aarhus for more excellent facilities, innovative initiatives and strong can-do spirit. In the city of Herning, you'll find some of Denmark's largest event spaces and an entire city taking events to the next level.