Global Child Forum

Stockholm Royal Palace

23 October 2024, Stockholm, Sweden

Get ready for Forum 2024

Global Child Forum, on behalf of Their Majesties, the King and Queen of Sweden, is hosting an invitation-only global forum on children’s rights and business at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden.

This invitation-only event is an opportunity for business leaders to meet in person to discuss one of the most important topics for society: the well-being of children.

A key focus will be how to bring a child rights perspective to influential organisations – delivering value to stakeholders, and building a better future for the youth of tomorrow.

Find out more below!

A world leading event

Be part of the conversation on children’s rights

The importance of children’s rights in a world in crisis

How can the corporate and financial sectors develop sustainable solutions that will benefit all people – and especially children, who have to live with the consequences of our choices as they grow up?

We’re living in uncertain times, and although many businesses are progressing with integrating a broad sustainability agenda, there is still an urgent need for the corporate sector to align strategies and operations even more closely with children’s rights.

The world is reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, as well as worldwide geopolitical instability and growing social division. With 2023 recorded as the warmest year in history – climate change is also a reality that demands our attention.

Now more than ever, children’s voices must be heard and their rights respected and protected.

This year’s Forum will focus on two priority sectors that Global Child Forum has selected due to their significant influence on children. These sectors have also been the subjects of recent in-depth benchmark studies:

Technology & Telecommunications

Food, Beverage & Personal Care

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An opportunity to create positive change

Forum 2024: Agenda

Please note that the following agenda is tentative, and changes may occur. Listed times are CET.

8.00 - 8.50

Arrival & registration at the Royal Palace

09.00 - 12.30

Morning plenary session

Welcome and introduction

His Majesty, King Carl Gustaf XVI

Global Child Forum Benchmark report launch

What do our latest benchmark results tell us about the state of children’s rights and business?

Keynote speeches from corporate leaders

Speakers to be announced in due course

Networking break

Coffee break with an opportunity to make new connections

Interactive Breakout Session: Part One

An interactive working session focusing on a range of thematic topics

Participants will discuss: working with complexity in supply chains; adapting to a changing legal landscape; supporting parents and providing competitive working conditions; product and service development supporting both children and profitability through proper nutrition; and safe access to online space

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch hosted by the Royal Family

14.00 - 17.00

Afternoon session

Interactive Breakout Session: Part Two

Continued interactive working session

This part of the working session will focus on finding solutions in relation to the topics discussed during Part One, earlier in the day

Networking break

Coffee break with an opportunity to make new connections

Closing Plenary Session

Takeaways from Forum 2024 and commitments going forward

Speakers to be announced in due course

17.00 - 20.00

Reception and drinks

Former Speakers

Selected expert speakers from our previous Forums

H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf

H.M. Queen Silvia

David Lega

Co-Chair of the Child Rights Intergroup

European Parliament

Per Heggenes

Chief Executive Officer

IKEA Foundation

HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands

HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands

Founder, Missing Chapter Foundation

Bill Gates



Mats Granryd

Director General


Mike A. Parra

Chief Executive Officer

DHL Express Americas

Greg Priest

Head of Sustainability Policy

IKEA Group

Paul J. Sistare

Founder and Chairman

Atlantica Hotels International

Georg Kell

Chairman, Arabesque

Lise Kingo

CEO and Executive Director, UN Global Compact

In good company

Selected companies & partners that have recently attended our Forum

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Photography, video & media capture during the event

By attending Forum 2024, guests and speakers acknowledge and consent that images – which may include their likeness – can be captured during the event using photography, video, or other media, and used by Global Child Forum in its efforts to promote children’s rights and business.