Växjö & Co

Sells and promotes the region of Växjö as a destination for meetings, events and tourism.

About us

Växjö & Co business idea
“To sell and promote the region as a destination for meetings, events and tourism, as well as to develop and conduct meetings and events in collaboration with the region’s stakeholders.”

About Växjö & Co

Växjö & Co is a company owned by members, which include the visiting industry business as well as Växjö and Alvesta municipalities as shareholders and financiers. The company started in 2007 with the aim of promoting the region of Växjö as a destination for conferences, congresses and events. Växjö & Co are also in charge of the tourist information in Växjö since 1 January 2010.
Växjö & Co has a board with seven members including chairman. The business is run by Peter Knutsson (CEO).

Board members

Helen Bäckstedt (chairman), Elite Hotel Stadshotellet and Elite Park Hotel Växjö 

Göran Ivarsson, Quality Hotel Royal Corner

Monica Carlsson, PM & Vänner

Maria Runosson, Teleborgs slott

Ulf Axelsson, Växjö Småland Airport

Karin Malm, Växjö kommun

Thomas Karlsson, Växjö kommun

Facts about Växjö

Population: city ≈ 66 000, municipality 91 000

Area: 1 930 km²

Number of lakes ≈ 300

Linneaus University: ≈ 31 000 students

Distance to: Stockholm ≈ 430 km, Gothenburg ≈ 230 km, Malmö ≈ 210 km