Curious to know who will be chosen as this year’s honourees? The 2018 Oslo Business for Peace Award announcement is coming soon!

Follow our livestream of the announcement here or on Facebook, March 20, 2018, at 8:00am CET.




MAY 15 – DAY 1

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

Business for Peace Lecture
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)
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
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 

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
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)
Held in the same venue as the Award Ceremony, a standing dinner reception, entertainment and brief addresses to the 2018 Business for Peace Honourees
















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 . 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



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: +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



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.


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