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Global Forum 2011

Stockholm, Sweden | August 21-23, 2011

Global Forum 2011 > Travel and Logistics

Travel and Logistics

"If you ask someone who has visited Stockholm the first word they would probably use to describe it is “beautiful,” and that it is... Stockholm, as a city, is over 700 years old and spreads across 14 islands as it faces proudly out to the Baltic Sea. You can get to just about all of Stockholm’s many wondrous sites on foot, which is the perfect way to see the city."
Visit Sweden's official website for tourism and travel information.

Conference Venue

The Global Forum will be held at the following venue:

Clarion Hotel Sign
Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: +46 8 676 98 99

Stockholm's largest hotel is located in the heart of Stockholm city adjacent to the Central Station and Arlanda Express Terminal as well as near all the best of Stockholm’s favorite spots. Please visit the Clarion Hotel website to learn more about our great venue!

Travel from the Airport to the Hotel

If arriving at Arlanda Airport, the best way to get to the hotel is to take the Arlanda Express train, which operates between Arlanda Airport and Stockholm Central Station every 15 minutes throughout the day. The travel time is only 20 minutes.  The fare is 260SEK (40 USD) single, or you can purchase a two-way ticket for your return as well for 490SEK (75 USD).  When you arrive at the Central Station, look for signs for the Hotel Clarion (it will be on the left hand side) immediately upon getting off the train.  The Hotel is a 2-minute walk from the train station.  For more information see: and click here.

*Please note that the official currency in Sweden is Swedish Krona (SEK) and you will need to exchange money at the airport in order to purchase the Arlanda Express ticket. Also, prices are subject to change. Please be sure to check Sweden's official website for tourism and travel information for the most current and accurate information.

If you arrive at one of Stockholm's other airports and you need further information, please read more here.

Travel Policies

Through support from our generous sponsors, ICNL is able to cover participant costs for lodging and most meals during the Forum. Each participant is required to secure his/her own airfare and hotel, and will be reimbursed for select additional costs per ICNL's Travel and Expense Policy. Further information on hotels and transportation to and within Sweden is available under Venue and About Stockholm.

If you are requesting reimbursement for certain expenses, please view our Travel and Expense Policy, and then fill out completely the two forms below:

View ICNL's Travel and Expense Policy (PDF).
View ICNL's Disbursement Request Form (Excel).
View ICNL's Expense Claim Form (Excel).

Guest Meals

Please fill out a Guest Meal Reservation Form for all guests you would like to bring to meals at the Global Forum. While we are unfortunately unable to accommodate guests at the conference lunches, the other venues still have limited spaces available. To reserve a slot for your guest, please email the completed form to by Friday, August 12, indicating which meals your guest would like to join. We will accept reservations on a first-come first-served basis. You will receive a confirmation email by Monday, August 15.  Please note that we will not be able to accommodate on-the-spot registration of guests.

Guest Meal Reservation Form (PDF).


To determine whether or not you need a visa, please visit Sweden's website.  For further information and answers to questions, please consult the web site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden. Information on embassies, consulates, and consular affairs can be viewed here. Those participants who need to travel to a third country to secure a visa are advised to contact the indicated foreign Embassy in advance to ensure that the information on the websites is accurate. The visa application process takes some time and we request that any participant requiring a visa notify ICNL as soon as possible, but no later than June 10, 2011, so that we may begin processing the invitation letter required to obtain a visa.