Agenda

* 2017 Agenda subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Day 1:Fighting Human Trafficking and Slavery

08:00 - 09:15Registration & Breakfast

08:00 - 09:15Scholars’ skills and networking breakfast *Exclusively for designated Trust Conference scholars

09:30 - 10:30Welcome & Keynotes

  • Monique Villa, CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Kevin Bales, CMG, Prof. of Contemporary Slavery & Research Director of the Rights Lab,University of Nottingham – USA
  • Chen Guangcheng, Civil Rights Activist - China + Q&A

Plenary Sessions

10:30 - 12:00Learning from Survivors

  • MODERATOR: Kevin Hyland, UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner - UK
  • Ajeet Singh, Founder of Guria - India
  • Asif Saleh, Senior Director, Strategy, Communications and Empowerment, BRAC - Bangladesh
  • Jessica Graham, Victim Services Director for Survivor’s Ink – USA
  • Jihyun Park, Human Rights Activist - North Korea
  • Sarah, Survivor and Volunteer at The Snowdrop Project – UK

12:00 - 13:10Lunch

12:00 - 13:10Effective partnerships to eradicate forced labour – sponsored by Baker McKenzie*Pre registration required

12:00 - 13:10Financial crimes and human trafficking – sponsored by Western Union*Pre registration required

13:15 - 13:30Spoken Word Poetry with Emi Mahmoud - Poet and Activist

13:30 - 15:00The Role of Business in Eradicating Forced Labour

  • MODERATOR: John Morrison, Chief Executive, Institute for Human Rights and Business – UK
  • Bobby Banerjee, Professor of Management and Director of the Executive PhD Program at Cass Business School, City University of London – UK
  • Jan Saumweber, Senior Vice President, Responsible Sourcing, Walmart - USA
  • Paula Pyers, Head of Supplier Responsibility, Apple – USA
  • Cathy Pieters, Director Cocoa Life Program, Mondelez International – Switzerland

15:00 - 16:00Networking Break

16:05 - 16:25Special Announcements

16:25 - 16:30Livia Firth, Creative Director, Eco-Age and Founder of the Green Carpet Challenge

16:30 - 17:30Trust Conference Actions

  • MODERATOR: Jess Search, CEO Doc Society – UK
  • Michelle Edwards, Board President, Survivor’s Ink – USA
  • Hasina Kharbhih, Founder Chair of Board of Impulse NGO Network – India
  • Tom Ogletree, Director of Social Impact at General Assembly - USA

17:30 - 18:30Stop Slavery Award Ceremony

  • Discussion between Anish Kapoor, Artist and Orsola de Castro, Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Revolution
  • Prize-giving
  • Discussion between the winners moderated by Lou C.deBaca, Former US Ambassador to Monitor & Combat Trafficking

18:30 - 20:00Stop Slavery Award Drinks Reception

20:00 - 21:00Special performance: Looking for Mummy: Nazanin’s Story

Day 2:Empowering Women

08:00 - 09:15Registration & Breakfast

08:00 - 09:15Scholars’ skills and networking breakfast *Exclusively for designated Trust Conference scholars

08:00 - 09:15The Living Wage is a Fundamental Right (seminar in partnership with The Circle)*Pre registration required

9:30 - 10:30Welcome & Keynotes

  • Monique Villa, CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Emma Bonino, Former Italian Foreign Minister - Italy
  • Nazir Afzal, Former Chief Executive of the Police & Crime Commissioners for England & Wales - UK
  • Brendan Cox, International Campaigner and Activist - UK

Plenary Sessions

10:30 - 12:00Re-assessing Women’s Rights

  • MODERATOR: Jennifer Becker, Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Momentum - USA
  • Monica Roa, Independent Reproductive Rights Consultant - Colombia
  • Fraidy Reiss, Founder at Unchained at Last - USA
  • Maryam Al-Khawaja, Human Rights Defender – Bahrain
  • Vrinda Grover, Lawyer and Human Rights Activist - India

12:00 - 13:10Lunch

12:00 - 13:10The role of business in protecting human rights – sponsored by White and Case*Pre registration required

12:00 - 13:10Reproductive Rights as Human Rights- Bayer*Pre registration required

13:15 - 13:30Spoken Word Poetry with Emi Mahmoud - Poet and Activist

13:30 - 15:00Breaking Taboos

  • MODERATOR: Antonio Zappulla, COO Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan, Lawyer and Peace Ambassador – Kenya
  • Raha Moharrak, Mountaineer - Saudi Arabia
  • Jigme Wangchuk Lhamo, Kung Fu Nun – Nepal
  • Bisi Alimi, Executive Director, Bisi Alimi Foundation - Nigeria

15:00 - 16:00Networking Break

16:05 - 17:20Cities

  • MODERATOR: Eman Martin-Vignerte, Director at Robert-Bosch Ltd – UK
  • Anab Jain, Co-Founder and Director, Superflux – UK
  • Iman Bibars, Regional Director for Ashoka Arab World (AAW) - Egypt
  • Manoj Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO, Naandi Foundation - India
  • Sheela Patel, Director for the Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centres - India

17:20 - 18:15Trust Conference Actions

  • MODERATOR: Judith Bogner, Independent Journalist
  • Kimahli Powell, Executive Director, Rainbow Railroad - Canada
  • Silvia Perel-Levin: International Longevity Centre Global Alliance (ILC GA) - Switzerland
  • Hannah Rose Thomas, Artist – UK

18:15 - 18:30Closing Remarks

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