Global Child Forum
11 April 2018

Practical Information

Welcome to the Global Child Forum 2018! 

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Your invitation is personal

Kindly ensure that you have valid documentation to prove your identification e.g. passport or international ID. If you wish to invite additional delegates, please contact forum2018@globalchildforum.org.

Location

The Forum will be held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Please enter the palace through the West Vault. The palace also serves as the daily working place for His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen as well as the Royal Court.

The Royal Palace in Stockholm is located in the Old Town. It is easily accessed by bus, metro, taxi and by foot. For map please access: http://bit.ly/1PjO8mC

Arriving by Public Transportation:
Given the proximity to the Royal Palace and the efficiency of the public transport system in Stockholm, we recommend taking the metro. The Royal Palace is located only 5 minutes from the Gamla Stan metro station. For more up-to-date information on the subway, buses and other public transportation, see www.sl.se/en.

Travel from the Airport
Arlanda Airport is located 40 minutes from Stockholm Central. Transport is available by express train, buses or taxi. Global Child Forum encourages environmentally friendly travel by public transportation. For taxi, we recommend Taxi Stockholm +46 8 15 00 00.

Travel Arrangements

Visa Application
If you require a Visa, we can provide you with an invitation letter. In this case please contact
us at forum2018@globalchildforum.org. Kindly note however that we will not process the
Visa application for you and it is each delegate´s responsibility to apply for and secure
a valid entry Visa for Sweden.

Travel Policy
Global Child Forum is a non-profit initiative and is not able to cover any travel costs for delegates.

Accomodation information
Global Child Forum has the pleasure to offer discounted rates at a number of hotels conveniently located close to the Royal Palace. To enjoy your negotiated rate, please send an email to forum18@globalchildforum.org and tell us what hotel you prefer. You will then receive a rate code that you can use for the given hotel when making your reservation.

To ensure your hotel of choice, we recommend that you book as soon as possible, as rooms are subject to availability. The discounted rates are available until the 8th of March 2018.

Clarion Hotel Sign
Standard Single Room incl. breakfast 2195 SEK/night
Standard Double Room incl. breakfast 2395 SEK/night
Superior Single Room incl. breakfast 2395 SEK/night
Superior Double Room incl. breakfast 2595 SEK/night
Reservations are made at groups.sign@choice.se

Nobis Hotel
Small Double Room 3190 SEK/night
Small Single Room 2990 SEK/night
Portage service fee 100 SEK/room for check-in and check-out
Discounted price when booking 3 nights (9-12 April)
Reservations are made here, or +46 (0)8 614 10 00

First Hotel Reisen
Standard Single/Double Room 1866 SEK/night
Superior Single/Double Room (with sea view) 2206 SEK/night
Reservations are made at reisen@firsthotels.se, or +46 (0)8 223 260

The following hotels offer approximate prices, which are subject to daily rates. To enjoy your 15-20% discount, email us and tell us what hotel you prefer. You will then receive your rate code to use when making your reservation.

Grand Hôtel
Reservations are made here

Downtown camper by Scandic
Reservations are made here, or +46 (0)8 517 517 00

Haymarket by Scandic
Reservations are made here, or +46 (0)8 517 517 00

Forum Protocol

Global Child Forum is an informal multi-stakeholder platform for dialogue, learning and sharing good practice. To succeed with this mission an informal atmosphere is required. Interaction and dialogue is encouraged.

ActionLabs
The ActionLabs are two hours interactive workshops, aiming to provide delegates with practical discussions and sharing of good practices. In order to stimulate interaction between the speakers and the audience, the format of the sessions are based on questions, answers and dialogue rather than presentations from the speakers.

Networking
There will be several occasions for networking including during breaks, lunch and after the Forum. We also highly recommend staying for the evening cultural event and informal buffet dinner. See programme for more details.

Dress code
Business attire is suitable for your day at the Global Child Forum.

The Global Child Forum app
The Forum app is a digital platform where you can find relevant information pertaining to the Forum, such as the day’s program, networking opportunities, information on the speakers etc. The app will also hold your unique e-ticket for registration on the Forum day. The app will be sent to all delegates a few days prior the event via email.

Hashtag
The event hashtag is #GCForum18. We encourage you to share your insights and outcomes from the Forum via twitter.  Please remember to use the event hashtag and feel free to tag us @GCForum.

Media
Media will be present during the day. Additionally, we will have photographers and videographers documenting the proceedings*. Check on our website (www.globalchildforum.org) and on our social media channels to see the event photo gallery and film.

Contact or Queries

Support and questions before or during the event kindly contact: forum2018@globalchildforum.org.

We look forward to welcoming you to Stockholm!

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Read more about the Global Child Forum 2018 program here.

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* Please note that Global Child Forum photographers and videographers will be documenting the event for promotional purposes. This material may be distributed through the Global Child Forum website, print and digital channels.  By participating in the event, you give permission to Global Child Forum to obtain and use such PR material. Further, you agree that Global Child Forum has complete ownership of this material, including the entire copyright. Thank you.

About Global Child Forum

Global Child Forum is an independent, multi-stakeholder initiative that gathers global leaders from business, government, academia and civil society for informed dialogues and thought leadership on how to advance children’s rights in support of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden initiated Global Child Forum in 2009.