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GIKA Conference 2018

Global Innovation & Knowledge Academy (GIKA) is a global network-based member organization with the task of facilitating innovation and knowledge development. During 27-29 June 2018, the 8th GIKA conference will take place at Linnaeus University, Sweden.

In 2018, GIKA's eighth conference will be organized for the first time in Scandinavia at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. Host for the conference is Linnaeus University and its research center Gunilla Bradley Digital Business Center (Lnu.se/en/gbc/), a multidisciplinary research center aimed at conducting innovative research in the field of digital business.

The theme for the conference 2018 is Digital Transformations and Value Creation in International Markets.

For more information, abstract submittal and registration, visit the homepage of the conference at GIKA: http://www.gika-academy.com/gika-2018-sweden/

Address

Universitetsplatsen 1
SE-35195 VÄXJÖ
Sweden

About GIKA

GIKA (Global Innovation & Knowledge Academy) was established in 2012 and is a young and successful internationally growing organization for researchers. It is a global network-based member organization with the task of facilitating innovation and knowledge development.

The GIKA conference is organized annually and offers researchers a platform for presenting, discussing and developing current business and management issues, as well as innovation and knowledge.

To reach Växjö

It is expected that for most of the participants outside Scandinavia, the most convenient way to reach Växjö is to take a flight to Copenhagen airport (Kastrup), and then continue with a direct train from the airport to Växjö. It takes around two and half hours to go from the airport to Växjö.

In the case you enter Sweden from the east (Finland, Russia, China and Japan) it might also be convenient to take a flight to Stockholm airport (Arlanda), and then continue with a domestic flight to Växjö, or by trains.

To reach campus in Växjö


Bus to campus

The best way to reach campus is to take the bus no. 3 direction "Universitetet". Our recommendation is to buy "Visitors ticket". Then you can travel all over Växjö city and you can choose between a ticket valid during 24 or 72 hours. The ticket can be purchased on board at bus or at Customer center at Växjö railway station. If you want to pay on the bus we suggest you use your credit card. If you pay with cash there is an extra fee. The price varies between 67 SEK-144 SEK depending if you choose 24 hours or 72 or hours and your age. This information and more you will find at Länstrafiken Kronoberg

By bike

Many hotels have a bicycle if you would prefer that. It takes about 20 minutes by bike from city center to Linnaeus University.

Map of campus in Växjö: Here you find a map over campus in Växjö (page 2 in English)

Accommodations

We have pre-booked rooms at the hotels listed below. Please, call or email the hotel directly and mention the booking code "GIKA 2018" when you book to get our special price. Note: The pre-booked rooms can not be booked on-line on the hotels website.

Some of the hotels below also offer shared rooms with two beds, at a lower price per bed compared to single rooms.

Best Western Hotel Royal Corner
(single room from 830 SEK/night)
Liedbergsgatan 11
SE-352 32 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email info@royalcorner.se or telephone +46 470701000

Elite Stadshotellet Växjö
(single room from 920 SEK/night)
Kungsgatan 6, Box 198
SE-352 33 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email info.vaxjo@elite.se or telephone +46 47013400

Elite Park Hotel
(single room from 896 SEK/night)
Västra Esplanaden 10-14, Box 434
SE-351 06 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email info.parkvaxjo@elite.se or telephone +46 470702200

Hotell Esplanad
(single room from 725 SEK/night)
Norra Esplanaden 21 A
SE-352 31, VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email info@hotelesplanad.com or telephone +46 47022580

Scandic Växjö
(single room from 890 SEK/night)
Hejaregatan 19
SE-352 46 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email vaxjo@scandichotels.com

Hotell Värend
(single room from 795 SEK/night)
Kungsgatan 27
SE-352 33, VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email info@hotellvarend.se or telephone +46 470776700

Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal
(single room from 1090 SEK/night)
Bäckgatan 10
SE-352 30 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email cc.cardinal@choice.se or telephone +46 470722800

Teleborg Castle
(single room from 940 SEK/night)
Slotssallén 12
SE-351 12, VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email info@teleborgsslott.com or telephone +46 470348980

PM&Vänner Hotel
(single room from 1350 SEK/night)
Västergatan 10
SE-352 31 VÄXJÖ
You can book this hotel via email reservations@pmhotel.se or telephone +46 470759700

Are you looking for more affordable accommodations we suggest that you visit one of the following websites:

Växjö Vandrarhem Evedal (hostel)
Website: http://www.vaxjovandrarhem.se/about_us.html
e-mail: info@vaxjovandrarhem.se
telephone +46 47063070

Attractions in Växjö

Offical visitors guide for Växjö

Our suggestions

Växjö is the very heart of southern Sweden – in the middle of Småland. There is a lot to see, experience, and do here – local handcraft, unique shops and world-class restaurants. If you just want to pick three things to see and do during your visit, we recommend you The Swedish Glass Museum, the House of Emigrants and the steamboat "Thor".

More about the steamboat "Thor", The Swedish Glass Museum and the House of Emigrants

The Swedish Glass Museum

The House of Emigrants

Steamboat "Thor"
To get to the steamboat, take bus no.1 in the direction of "Kronobergs Slottsruin". Regular bus fare applies, the bus ride takes about 30 minutes.

Kosta Boda and the Crystal of Kingdom