The conference dinner on Friday evening April 24 will be held at Smedien in the centre of Aarhus:
Smedien - Centralværkstedet, Værkmestergade 9, DK-8000 Aarhus C
You can register for the conference dinner when you register for the MatchPoints conference. Registration opens January 2020 from this website.
Dinner fee: 300 DKK // 40 EUR
A charming spot in a unique setting Centralværkstedet and Smedien, named from the venue’s previous life as a ‘central workshop’ and forge, bring to mind old British auction halls. Here, echoes of history meet the modern world. The place has a raw and urban feel, but also an unmistakable charm. Built in 1862 when the first railway in Jutland, ‘Aarhus-Langå-Randers’, was established, Centralværkstedet and Smedien were originally called Jernbaneværkstedet (‘the railway workshop’). When DSB (the Danish State Railways) was established in 1880, the workshop was renamed De Danske Statsbaners Centralværksted (‘the Central Workshop of the Danish State Railways’). For many years, Centralværkstedet was one of the central workplaces in Aarhus, and in 1949, the workshop employed 1,850 people. In 1990,
Centralværkstedet was partially closed down, and in 2009, DSB decided to shut it down completely and put the buildings up for sale. The complex has since been used as an experience hall and has hosted concerts, events, conferences and private functions. Today, Centralværkstedet is owned by Comwell.