Each year, the Business for Peace Foundation arranges a Summit in Oslo, Norway. The Summit includes keynote presentations, debates, and roundtable discussions featuring business leaders and experts from a variety of fields. Through these dialogues, we hope to build a greater understanding of the strong relationship between business and peace, and the lasting profitability of creating #businessworthy initiatives.


We are proud to hold our annual Business for Peace Award Ceremony and Summit every May. The 2019 Summit will be held from May 14-15, 2019.


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This year’s theme is “Navigating in a World of Imbalance.” We hope you can join us in Oslo, May 14-15, 2019!


To learn more about our 2019 Summit, read the page “2019 Summit Programme”. Registration will open January 2019. Please check back here for updates as we approach the date of the Summit. 




Previous years’ themes have included:

2018- “Building Trust: Accelerating Climate Leadership” (15 May)

2017 – “Brundtland +30: Breakthrough Ideas for Future-proofing the Global Economy” (15 May)

2016 – “Moving Toward the Global Goals: Business as a Problem Solver” (3 May)

2015 – “How can sustainability be a driver of value creation?” (6 May)

2014 – “The new imperative: Creating Shared Value” (15 May)

2013 – “Business in Fragile Environments” (14 May)

2012 – “The Essences of Trust in Business Today” (7 May)

2011 – “Business as an Instrument for Peace”, Research Symposium (17 October)

2010 – “New Times, the potential of business to contribute to stability and peace” (18 October)

2009 – “The World in Recession, a call for a more ethically aware capitalism?” (14 May)

2008 – “Globalisation: The good, the bad and the ugly” (15 May)

2007 – “Peace and Stability through Trade” (20 April)


To view the programmes of previous Summits, please visit our “Past Summit Programmes” page.