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Trust Conference is committed to finding real solutions to empower women and to fight slavery worldwide. The annual event brings together global corporations, lawyers, government representatives, and pioneers in the field of women’s rights and anti-slavery.

The 2016 annual conference brought together 700 global leaders from 60 countries including Brazil, Australia, China, India, Kyrgyzstan and Switzerland. The two-day event reached 65 million people worldwide through extensive media coverage and highly interactive social media engagement.

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2016 Agenda

* 2017 coming soon

08:00 - 09:00Registration & Breakfast

09:00 - 10:00Welcome & Keynotes

  • Monique Villa, CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Emma Bonino, Former Italian Foreign Minister
  • Tek Narayan Kunwar, District Court Judge, Nepal
  • Biram Dah Abeid, Lawyer, Human rights activist and President of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA)
  • Lisa Kristine, Humanitarian Photographer
  • Matt Friedman, CEO, The Mekong Club

Plenary Sessions

10:00 - 11:30Stories of survival: child slavery

  • MODERATOR: Martina Vandenberg, Founder and President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
  • Tindyebwa Agaba, Human rights activist
  • Sunita Danuwar, Executive Director, Shakti Samuha
  • Cyrus Vance, District Attorney, New York County
  • Michael Moran, Assistant Director of the Vulnerable Communities Sub-Directorate, Interpol
  • Ashley Cacho, FAIR Girls Survivor Advocate

11:30 - 12:00Break

12:00 - 13:15Cleaning the supply chains from forced labor

  • MODERATOR: Nick Grono, President and CEO, The Freedom Fund
  • Darian McBain, Global Director of Sustainable Development, Thai Union
  • Andy Hall, International Affairs Advisor to the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN)
  • Kevin Hyland, UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
  • Paul Lister, Director of Legal Services at Associated British Foods, with responsibility for Primark’s Ethical Trade Team
  • Caroline Meledo, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Hilton

13:15 - 14:15Lunch

14:15 - 15:45Migrants: Crisis or new normality?

  • MODERATOR: Sylvie Kauffmann, Editorial director, Le Monde
  • Dr. Joanne Liu, International President of MSF
  • Chaker Khazaal, Author and reporter
  • Princess Inyang Okokon, Human trafficking survivor and cultural mediator at PIAM Onlus Asti
  • Regina Egle Liotta Catrambone, Co-founder, Migrant Offshore Aid Station
  • Hillary Margolis, Researcher, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

15:45 - 16:15Break

16:15 - 17:15Trust Women Actions

  • MODERATOR: Femi Oke, International journalist and broadcaster
  • Tim Surgenor, Founding Director, DataMotivate
    • David Rickard, Senior Director, Microsoft Procurement
    • Steve Webster, Chief Operating Officer, IJM UK
  • Carol Robles-Roman, President and CEO, Legal Momentum
    • Mary Mazzio, Founder and CEO, 50 Eggs Films
  • Meenal Sachdev, Founder and Director, Shiva Foundation
    • Caroline Meledo, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Hilton
    • Klara Srivankova, Head of Europe Programme, Anti-Slavery International and Advisor to the Ethical Trading Initiative
  • Darian McBain, Global Director of Sustainable Development, Thai Union
    • Andy Hall, International Affairs Advisor to the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN)

17:15 - 17:45Break

17:45 - 18:30Stop Slavery Award Ceremony

  • Anish Kapoor, Artist
  • Panel discussion with winners of the Stop Slavery Award and Cyrus Vance, District Attorney of New York County. The panel discussion will be moderated by: Jess Search, Chief Executive, BRITDOC Foundation

18:30 - 19:15Break

19:15 - 20:45SOLD screening

  • Gillian Anderson, Award-winning actress
  • Jane Charles, Award-winning film producer
  • Jeffrey D. Brown, Director and Co-writer, SOLD
  • Tiffany Watts, Executive Director, Childreach International
  • Kevin Hyland, UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
  • Neerja Naik, Actress and Ambassador, Childreach’s Taught Not Trafficked
Full Agenda

2016 Speakers

Trust Conference brings together world leaders and inspirational campaigners with powerful stories and solutions for change. Previous speakers have included:
* 2017 Speakers to be announced soon

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Biram Dah Abeid

Anti-slavery activist

Femi Oke

Journalist, broadcaster and moderator.

Chaker Khazaal

Author and Reporter

Nadia Murad Basee Taha

Human Rights Activist

Darian McBain

Global Director of Sustainable Development, Thai Union

Gillian Anderson

Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actress

Joanne Liu

International President of MSF

Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Tek Narayan Kunwar

District Court Judge, Nepal

Cherie Blair

Lawyer and founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Jennifer Kempton

Founder of Survivor’s Ink
All Speakers


Trust Conference is committed to action. Participants strive to find practical solutions to fight slavery and solve human rights issues worldwide.

Support for Yazidi Women and Girls victimized by ISIS

Providing therapeutic support, medical services and income opportunities to Yazidi women and girls victimised by ISIS.

Career Academy for Survivors of Trafficking

Introducing an intensive “Career Academy” giving survivors of human trafficking comprehensive training, support, mentoring and professional development opportunities.

Empowering Women Through Mobile Reading

Worldreader is taking action with a commitment to reach 5 million women with life-changing digital books on their mobile phones by the end of 2018.
All Actions



Advisory Board

Mabel van Oranje

Initiator and Chair, Girls Not Brides

Cherie Blair

Lawyer & Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Queen Noor

Founder & Chair, the King Hussein Foundation

Cathy Russell

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

Stephen Dunbar-Johnson

President, International, The New York Times Company

John Studzinski

CBE, Vice Chairman of Blackstone

Livia Firth

Creative Director, Eco Age

Sima Samar

Chairperson, AIHRC
All Advisory Board

You told me this conference was about action, and you were right. You pulled together something remarkable.

Michael Brosowski Founder & CEO, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation

I didn’t think it could get better than last year but somehow you managed to do so

Karen Friedman Agnifilo Chief Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney’s Office


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* With thanks to Trixie and Stephen Brenninkmeijer *

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