SOURCE: Business for Peace Foundation

October 18, 2010 01:54 ET

Media briefing at Oslo Town Hall, Oslo Radhus, Monday 18th October: Oslo Business for Peace Awards for 2010

OSLO, NORWAY--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) - The Business for Peace Foundation and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) are pleased to invite media to a short briefing before the announcement of the seven Honourees for the 2010 Oslo Business for Peace Awards in Oslo Town Hall, Oslo Rådhus, Monday 18(th) of October. The Award Ceremony will take place during the Oslo Innovation Week. For more information see:

We welcome media to attend a short briefing before the Award Ceremony in the town hall:

Day:           Monday 18(th) October, at 15.30 (for pre-booking of
               interview see below)

Location:      Oslo Town Hall, Oslo Rådhus, the Munch-room, 1
               floor (2. Etasje)

Press service: Call 47 800 100 or e-mail for
               pre-booking of interview

The press briefing will take place in parallel and after the panel discussion at Oslo Innovation Weeks conference ( with moderator: Kristin Taraldsen Hoff. Topics: New investment strategy; less in stocks and bonds and more in R & D and infrastructure? How should government, industry and the R & D community cooperate? What role should Oslo play? Do we need a stronger Scandinavian cooperation?. Participants: Jonas Gahr Støre, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alf Bjørseth, Chairman of the Board at Scatec, Siv Jensen, Leader of the Progress Party, Idar Kreutzer, CEO at Storebrand, Øystein Sjøtveit, Vice Mayor of Business Development and Public Property and Henning Warloe, Spokesman of Businesspolitics at the Conservative Party.

Media briefing agenda:

Time: 15.30 Opportunity to informally meet the Honourees for one by one
            comment. For pre-booking of longer interviews see above.
            Participants: Stef Wertheimer (Israel), Francis Yeoh
            (Malaysia), Venkataramani Srivathsan (Nigeria), Emily Cummins
            (UK) and William Rosenzweig (USA).
            Ratan Tata - (represented by Amit Bajaj, Director
            - Tata Nordics) (India) and Roberto Servitje Sendra (Mexico)
            (Luis López Morton Servitje og hans bror Eduardo
            López Morton Servitje skal representere sin bestefar
            Robert Servitje Sendra).

16.10       The 2010 Honourees for the Oslo Business for Peace Awards 2010
            By Per Leif Saxegaard, Chairman, Business for Peace Foundation

16.20       Oslo Chamber of Commerce and Oslo Business for Peace Award
            By Lars-Kåre Legernes, Managing Director

16.30       International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - International
            cooperation and focus on being businessworthy
            Rajat K. Gupta, Chairman of the International Chamber of
            Commerce and Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company

16.50       Media brief ends - for the Award Ceremony in the town hall

The Award committee comprises Professor Muhammad Yunus (winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006), Professor Wangari Muta Maathai (winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2004), and Professor A Michael Spence (winner of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2001). Internet:

For streaming of the event from Smartcom:TV

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Best regards,

Per Leif Saxegaard
Business for Peace Foundation

About the Business for Peace Foundation

The aim of the Business for Peace Foundation is to increase the awareness of the businessperson as an individual about the strength of the ethical business case, and thus inspire business people as individuals to help foster peace and stability through their work and what the Foundation calls "businessworthy behaviour". The ICC has entered into a formal agreement with the Business for Peace Foundation with the mutual goal of identifying business people worldwide who are showing the way on ethically responsible business practices.

About ICC

The International Chamber of Commerce is the largest, most representative business organization in the world. Its thousands of member companies in over 120 countries have interests spanning every sector of private enterprise. A world network of national committees keeps the ICC International Secretariat in Paris informed about national and regional business priorities. More than 2000 experts drawn from ICC's member companies feed their knowledge and experience into crafting the ICC stance on specific business issues. The United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and many other intergovernmental bodies, both international and regional, are kept in touch with the views of international business through ICC. For more information please visit:



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Contact Information

  • Media contacts
    Business for Peace Foundation
    Per Leif Saxegaard
    Founder, Chairman,
    Phone: 23 11 68 00
    E-mail: Email Contact

    Business for Peace Foundation
    Bjorn Richard Johansen
    Media and press liaison
    Mobile: 47 800 100, First House
    E-mail: Email Contact

    International Chamber of Commerce
    Anthony Parkes
    Director, ICC World Chambers Federation,
    Phone 1-4953 2944
    E-mail: Email Contact

    International Chamber of Commerce
    Dawn Chardonnal
    Communications Manager
    Phone 1-49 53 29 07
    E-mail: Email Contact

    Oslo Chamber of Commerce/Oslo Handelskammer
    Lars-Kare Legernes
    Managing Director
    Mobile 913 46 426
    E-mail: Email Contact