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Practical information about the Business for Peace Summit 2018

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We are delighted that you will join Business for Peace 2018 in Oslo. This briefing contains logistical information to help make your stay in Oslo smooth and enjoyable. For the updated information about the Business for Peace Summit and Oslo Business for Peace Award, please visit businessforpeace.orgstatue

 

ACCOMMODATION

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

 

VENUES

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

Welcome Reception
May 15, The Dean’s House (“Professorboligen”), 17.30-19.00
Karl Johans gate 47, 0162 Oslo, (map link)

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 link)

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 link)

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

 

TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL

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.

 

VISA/AUTHORISATION TO TRAVEL TO OSLO

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

 

CURRENCY AND PAYMENTS

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.

 

WEATHER

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.

 

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS

  • Police 112
  • Ambulance 113
  • Fire 110

 

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

 

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We are looking for Volunteers for the Business for Peace Summit

Business for Peace 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the Business for Peace employees were super helpful, giving me extra information and guidance throughout the event!

Roberta, volunteer 2017

 

We worked in a nice atmosphere and were allowed to listen to all the discussions, which was great.

Anna, volunteer 2017

 

I felt included, valuable and appreciated by the Foundation!

Ulla, volunteer 2017

Business for Peace is now looking for enthusiastic, talented volunteers, to be part of planning and execution of the Business for Peace Summit in Oslo on 15-16 May 2018.

The Business for Peace Foundation seeks to unlock the positive power of business in society and inspire a higher form of capitalism. Our vision is that all business leaders have as their purpose to improve society. This requires being businessworthy – to create value both for business and society in an ethical and responsible way.

Business for Peace Summit 2017. Professorboligen.

Volunteers

We are now looking to create a team of enthusiastic individuals who believe that with good planning and lots of energy, we can make the Summit a truly excellent experience. The time requirement will be the equivalent of 2-3 working days ahead of the Summit and then 48 hours of maximum efforts during the Summit in Oslo. We offer exciting volunteering positions with the opportunity to engage with some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners on business and sustainability, as well as to contribute to a more sustainable business world. Find out more about the Summit 2017 here and the program of the Summit 2018 here.

Business for Peace 2016.

Your tasks might include:

  • Guide and support our VIP guests (Award winners, Nobel laureates and others) throughout the Summit and Award Ceremony
  • Guest registration for Summit and Award Ceremony
  • Work in a Social Media team
  • Support speakers, guests and participants with relevant information and many other hands-on things, as required!

Business for Peace 2016.

You should be:

  • Familiar with Oslo and its facilities (either based in Oslo or have lived here)
  • Reliable, friendly, professional and proactive
  • Have good communication skills
  • Comfortable working both within a group and independently
  • Have a flexible attitude and an ability to handle varied tasks
  • Enjoy working with different people from all walks of life
  • Have excellent time management skills, for both arriving on time and for completing assigned tasks
  • Computer literate and comfortable with the main Microsoft Office tools
  • Enjoy a fast-paced environment and quick turnarounds

Business for Peace 2016.

What Business for Peace offers:

At its heart, we offer an opportunity to make a difference and be part of building a global movement for change. However, we realise that this may not always be enough so we also throw in the following:

  • Build new job market skills and strengthen existing ones
  • A written testimonial at the end of the volunteer period
  • Work with an experienced team of professionals who can provide constructive feedback and career advice
  • Listen to and, to some extent, interact with leading speakers and thinkers on sustainability
  • All direct costs covered, subject to approval by the Foundation
  • And on top of this, we will arrange a special celebration for our volunteers when the Summit is over

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Please send us an email for further information and how to apply.

 Contact person:

 Agnete Anisdahl

agnete@businessforpeace.org

Application deadline: Tuesday, 20 March 2018

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Christiana Figueres to 2018 Summit

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Christiana Figueres

Forging a new brand of collaborative diplomacy, Christiana Figueres has spent the last decades working for the UN as former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and one of the key architects of the Paris Agreement.

Christiana is now leading Mission 2020, a global initiative to bring “new urgency” to the “global climate conversation”. If the world is to avoid surpassing 2C by 2100, the emissions must peak before 2020 and then begin to rapidly decline – this means that the window of being able to change the course is very narrow. Private sector plays a significant role in reducing emissions and Figueres underlines the business opportunity that lies in taking climate leadership.

There is no doubt that the private sector is going to play a huge role (…) It is the private sector that has the technology, the capital, the know-how, the ingenuity to actually get us there. (Christiana Figueres)

 

Programme Summit 2018

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MAY 15 – DAY 1

Honouree Network Meeting (Honourees only)
1130-1330
Former and new Business for Peace Honourees gather for a network meeting with lunch

Business for Peace Lecture
1400-1500
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)
1730-1900
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites VIP guests to an intimate and informal gathering. Opening remarks by representative from the Ministry and a brief keynote dialogue with a few speakers (tbc)

 

MAY 16 – DAY 2

Breakfast Seminar by BI
0800-1000
As part of the 2018 Summit the Norwegian Business School invites Summit guests and students for an interactive seminar on Balancing the Interests of Business and Society

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

1100-1500
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

Oslo Business for Peace Award Ceremony
1700-1830
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. Keynote on The State of the Union between Business and Society. Artistic performances

Award Dinner Reception (Invitation only)
1830-2030
Held in the same venue as the Award Ceremony, a standing dinner reception, entertainment and brief addresses to the 2018 Business for Peace Honourees

 

 

Internship Opportunity

Business for Peace Summit 2017. Professorboligen.
Interested in responsible business and sustainability?
Good with social media?
Business for Peace Summit 2017. Professorboligen.

Business for Peace Summit 2017. Professorboligen.

Business for Peace Foundation opens up an internship running from February out May, with a possibility for extension, working mainly on communication and social media. The internship is part-time with flexible hours and perfect next to your studies! You will gain great insight into our work and the have the opportunity to participate in several exciting projects.

Working on the Foundation’s different social media channels, we are looking for a person with English proficiency and strong writing skills. Social media awareness is also highly appreciated.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, for a better understanding of the relevant work.

 

Curious?
Send us a short cover text along with your CV to jobs@businessforpeace.org .

For questions and a more detailed task description, contact Aase Camilla Løkling on

+47 950 61 983 or aase@businessforpeace.org.

Deadline: 31.01.18

 

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