A message from Antonio Zappulla, CEO Thomson Reuters Foundation

I am incredibly excited about this year’s Trust Conference. The forum, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s annual flagship event, has secured a global reputation not only as a leading human rights conference but also as an accelerator of impact and change.

As the Conference continues to grow and evolve, this year, we are broadening our thematic approach to focus on issues that are closely aligned with the wider core areas of expertise of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Our agenda for 2019 reflects this; on the first day we’ll be examining the need for a more inclusive capitalism, sharing multiple perspectives on how to create a fairer economic system for those left behind. We’ll look at issues such as forced labour, women’s empowerment and climate change, and how these are often intertwined. On the second day, we’ll tackle the topic of civil liberties under attack. We’ll look at the challenges associated with protecting privacy, digital rights and freedom of the press. We’ll bring insights from journalists who are paying a hefty price for telling the truth, from the Philippines to Moldova.

Throughout the two days, we’ll also give the stage to some remarkable activists doing grassroots work. They will share some powerful insights, and delegates will be able to support them directly. We will also focus on solutions. On each of the two days, we’ll showcase innovative and scalable approaches that have been successfully pioneered to help solve important human rights issues: from using algorithms to uncover trafficking to pioneering architectural techniques to investigate cases of state violence. You will be fascinated, energised and eager to tell others.

This is no ordinary conference. Our mix of delegates is exceptional. At Trust Conference, CEOs have coffee with activists, lawyers commit to help NGOs, philanthropists extend financial support to grassroots movements, and the media cover a wealth of unique stories.

Our speakers are world-class experts, cutting-edge innovators and dynamic young activists. From thought leaders, to policy-makers, from Nobel Peace Prize winners to political leaders, from influencers to survivors – each participant has been given a unprecedented platform to share expertise and learn from others.

To reflect our new content, you’ll see some changes to this year’s format too – from the staging and design, to our breakout areas and networking opportunities.

This is an opportunity to be part of a conference that can truly transform lives. We look forward to having you with us.

See you in November!

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