2024 Winter Congress

23-25 February 2024 in Kungsbacka, SWEDEN
Host: Sveriges Dragspelares Riksförbund / Swedish Accordion Association

Welcome to the 2024 Winter Congress and 151st General Assembly of Delegates to be held in Kungsbacka, Sweden. The Winter Congress is being hosted by our CIA Voting Member Sveriges Dragspelares Riksförbund (SDR) / Swedish Accordion Association, President: Per Romin and CIA Vice President: Jörgen Sundeqvist.

There are two airports near Kungsbacka including Göteborg Landvetter Airport, 45 km from Kungsbacka and Halmstad Airport whiich is 125 km from Kungsbacka. Airport buses run from Göteborg Landvetter to Gothenburg Central Station. From there you can easily switch to the commuter rail line to Kungsbacka station. The commuter train runs every 15 minutes. From Halmstad Airport, local buses run to Halmstad centre, where you can change to regional trains that will take you to Kungsbacka. There are also car rental services at the airport.

Ferries go to Gothenburg daily from Fredrikshamn in Denmark and Kiel in Germany. If you have your own car, you can then take the E6 south towards Malmö from the ferry terminal. Kungsbacka is located approximately 35 kilometers south of the ferry terminal. You can reach Kungsbacka most easily by car on the E6.

Transport will be available from either airport to Kungsbacka (from local organizer Sven Karlsson) for those who will need it.

In addition to the Winter Congress meetings, the Sveriges Dragspelares Riksförbund has arranged social and musical activities including a Saturday evening concert performed by "Minna Weurlander & Deseo String Quartet" (photo), Lars Karlssons Band (photo), Lars Holm´s Quintet and Annika Andersson.

Note: We hope as many as possible will book the hotel as soon as possible, because our Winter Congress is the same weekend as the Gothenburg Horse Show.

A call for registration for attendance for the 2024 CIA Winter Congress has been sent out by the General Secretary. We invite you to join us in Kungsbacka by responding to this call for registration, or by e-mailing Kimmo Mattila, CIA General Secretary at secretariat_cia@harmonikkaliitto.net with your travel plans and relevant details.

Accommodation at the Best Western Hotell Halland

Delegates and guests should e-mail the hotel directly to reserve their rooms and mention the code ”Winter2024”. Special CIA Delegate rates are being offered including:

Congress Venue
Best Western Hotell Halland Conference Room


Friday - 23rd February 2024

Saturday - 24th February 2024

Sunday - 25th February 2024