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The Business for Peace Summit is held in Oslo in May each year. The Summit brings together business leaders, investors, leaders of NGOs, politicians, academics, and civil society from all over the world to discuss the practical actions needed in order to make substantial and sustainable business contributions to society. 


The theme for the 2018 Summit is Building Trust: Accelerating Climate Leadership. Trust is essential for both societies and businesses to flourish – trust in institutions, in leaders, and in each other as individuals. Across the world, trust is declining. How can business leaders help build trust with society and contribute to a sustainable future?  Business leaders must step outside of their traditional roles and place sustainability and the opportunity to create value for society at the core of their strategies, including accelerating action on climate change. The world needs businessworthy leaders.  



MAY 15 – DAY 1


Honouree Network Meeting (Honourees only)

Nobel Peace Centre
Former and new Business for Peace Honourees gather for a network meeting with lunch

Business for Peace Lecture (Open to the public)

University Aula, University of Oslo
Jamie Oliver, founder of Jamie’s Food Revolution, chef and business leader, will give the annual Business for Peace lecture at the University of Oslo

Welcome Reception (Invitation only)

Nobel Peace Centre
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites select guests to an intimate and informal gathering. Opening remarks by representative from the Ministry and a brief keynote dialogue with a few speakers


MAY 16 – DAY 2

Breakfast Seminar by BI (Open to the public)

BI Norwegian Business School
As part of the 2018 Summit, Business for Peace and the Norwegian Business School (BI) invites Summit guests and students for an interactive seminar on Balancing the Interests of Business and Society

The Business for Peace Roundtable (Invitation only)
Building Trust: Accelerating Climate Leadership 

CEOs and board chairs from leading companies, investors, civil society and politics are invited to listen, engage and discuss how society’s trust in key institutions – with business sharing the fate of governments, NGOs and media – has declined markedly over the last years. Can a renewed sense of trust enable us to speed up on climate leadership? Moderator: Mishal Husain, journalist and broadcaster

Oslo Business for Peace Award Ceremony (Open to the public)

Oslo City Hall
The breath-taking highlight of the Business for Peace Summit – the Award Ceremony held in the Oslo City Hall, the venue of the Nobel Peace Prize. This is the formal delivery and celebration of the Business for Peace Award to the 2018 Business for Peace Honourees: Lori Blaker, Edgar Montenegro, and Martin Naughton. Keynote on The State of the Union between Business and Society. Artistic performances

Award Dinner Reception (Invitation only)

Oslo City Hall
Held in the same venue as the Award Ceremony, a standing dinner reception to celebrate the 2018 Honourees.  


More speakers and special guests will be announced soon. Stay tuned for details on how to register for the public Summit events.
















Business for Peace recommends Grand Hotel, where we have a special rate available to you until April 10th. To make your booking, please go to http://www.grand.no/no/default.html. . Under Promo code, enter the code BBFP140518 .

The hotel is located within walking distance to relevant venues. See on Google maps.

Grand Hotel

Karl Johans gate 31
Phone +47 2321 2000
E-mail: Tomm.Caspersen@grand.no



Business for Peace Lecture
May 15, University Aula, 14.00-15.00
Karl Johans gate 47, 0162 Oslo, (map)

Welcome Reception
May 15, Nobel Peace Center, 17.30-19.00
Brynjulf Bulls plass 1, 0250 Oslo, (map)

Breakfast Seminar by BI
May 16, BI Norwegian Business School, 08.00-10.00
The Business School is situated right next to Nydalen metro station.
Nydalsveien 37, 0484 Oslo, (map)

Oslo Business for Peace Award Ceremony
May 16, Oslo City Hall, 17.00-18.30
Registration will take place from 16.00-17.00, guests must be seated at 16.50
Fridtjof Nansens plass, 0160 Oslo, (map)

Award Dinner Reception
May 16, Oslo City Hall, 18.30-20.30
Fridtjof Nansens plass, 0160 Oslo, (map)



Oslo Airport Gardermoen is about 50 km north of Oslo. Airport Express train takes you to the Nationaltheatret Station in 25 minutes. From the exit to Karl Johans gate, Grand Hotel is located on the left-hand side in Karl Johans gate, (approx. 100 metres). Airport Taxi has an information desk in the arrival hall at Oslo Airport Gardermoen. The drive takes about 50 minutes and costs from NOK 800 (approx. 75 EUR) to the Grand Hotel. All taxis accept credit cards.

Limousine and cars can be booked at Bislet Limousine: bislet@limousine.no +47 22672267.



Some participants from outside the EU/EEA will require a visa. If you are in doubt or need further information on how to obtain a visa, please review this page. The Foundation might provide invitation letters to go with the applications. For more details please contact aase@businessforpeace.org



The currency of Norway is Norwegian Kroner (NOK). For current exchange rates, please click here. All banks and post offices in Norway offer currency exchange services. Money can also be exchanged at the airport or at tourist information office. Major credit cards are widely accepted in shops and restaurants. ATMs can be found easily.



The average daytime temperature in May is 10.8°C. The weather and temperatures can change quickly. Please click here for weather forecast for Oslo.



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17th OF MAY

17th of May is Norway’s Constitutional Day and a national holiday. It is a unique chance to experience Norwegian culture and the public celebrations that will take place all over the city including Oslo city center. For more information please visit this page.  We would also like to notify of the limitations in regard to transportation (public and taxi) during this day. For more information please visit this page.


For further questions, please contact us at Summit2018@businessforpeace.org