Day 1:Toward more inclusive economies:
Creating a Fairer Economic System for Those Left Behind

08:00 - 09:00Registration and refreshments

09:00 - 09:15Welcome Remarks

  • Antonio Zappulla, Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO

09:15 - 10:15Keynotes

  • Jim Smith, President and CEO, Thomson Reuters
  • Tina Tchen, Co-Founder, “Time’s Up” Legal Defense Fund


10:15 - 11:30Taking responsibility: the need to create more inclusive economies

From growing wealth inequality, to tax evasion and climate change, this panel explores what needs to change for a global system ‘in crisis’.
  • Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Founder and CEO, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism
  • Mohamed Amersi, Chairman, Inclusive Ventures Group
  • Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20

11:30 - 12:00Networking Break

12:00 - 12:45Taking Action: Voices from the Frontline

Activists at the forefront of the battle to defend the rights addressed throughout the day share their stories.
  • Josh Haner, Senior Editor for Photo Technology, The New York Times
  • Ahmad Nawaz, Education and Peace Activist
  • Karuna Nundy, Advocate, Supreme Court of India

12:45 - 14:00Lunch


14:00 - 15:15Exploitation, Forced Labour & the Rights of Workers

Those on a mission to improve the lives of working people discuss the ongoing issue of forced labour and exploitation in global supply chains.
  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Kalpona Akter, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity
  • Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

15:15 - 15:45In conversation

Antonio Zappulla interviews Monique Villa about her newly released book ‘Slaves Among Us’, telling the story of three survivors of sex and labour trafficking in their own words.

15:45 - 16:15Networking Break

16:15 - 17:15Innovation Spotlights

Organisations present innovative technological solutions to challenges ranging from forced labour and trafficking to sustainable production and climate change.
  • Blake Howald, Manager of Data Science, Thomson Reuters Special Services
  • Jessica Hubley, Co-Founder and CEO, AnnieCannons
  • Livia Firth, Creative Director, Eco Age Limited, and Jessica Simor, Human Rights Barrister, The Circle
  • Suleiman Bakhit, CEO, Aranim Media Factory

17:15 - 18:30Drinks reception

Day 2:Civil Liberties Under Attack:
Protecting Privacy and Freedom of the Press

08:30 - 09:00Registration and refreshments

09:00 - 09:05Opening Remarks

  • Antonio Zappulla, Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO

09:05 - 09:50In conversation

  • Dean Baquet, Executive Editor, The New York Times


09:50 - 11:05Fake news, elections and democracy

Is technology part of the solution or part of the problem?
  • Richard Allan, Vice President of Policy Solutions, Facebook
  • Ben Scott, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Luminate
  • Madhav Chinnappa, Director of News Ecosystem Development, Google
  • Dr. Rasmus Nielsen, Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

11:05 - 11:35Networking Break


11:35 - 12:50Paying the price for free speech

Members of the press share stories of serious retaliation against exercising the right to freedom of speech.
  • Matthew Caruana Galizia, Investigative Journalist
  • Maria Ressa, CEO, Rappler
  • Natalia Morari, Investigative Journalist

12:50 - 14:05Lunch

14:05 - 14:50Taking Action: Voices from the Frontline

From shining a spotlight on the erosion of civil liberties to defending human rights under attack, activists and experts share their insights.
  • Dia Kayyali, Program Manager, Tech +Advocacy, WITNESS
  • Tarek Zeidan, Executive Director, Helem


14:50 - 16:05Digital rights: the new frontier of human rights?

Privacy is the hot topic of our time, but what does it really mean for human rights? Panellists take a deep-dive into this complex but critical topic.
  • Glen Weyl, Chair, RadicalxChange
  • Jacquelyn MacLennan, Head of Global Pro Bono Practice, White & Case LLP
  • Martin Tisné, Managing Director, Luminate

16:05 - 16:35Networking Break

16:35 - 17:05In Conversation

  • Colin Pereira, Journalist Safety Specialist, Committee to Protect Journalists
  • Belinda Goldsmith, Editor in Chief, Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Diane Foley, Founder, James W. Foley Legacy Foundation

17:05 - 17:50Innovation Spotlights

Organisations present innovative technological solutions to challenges including documenting human rights abuses and combatting fake news.
  • Clare Melford, Co-Founder, Global Disinformation Index
  • Eyal Weizman, Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures, and Director of Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths
  • Matt Beard, Executive Director, All Out

17:50 - 18:00Closing Remarks

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