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25 APRIL 2017 - WASHINGTON DC

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Trust Conference America Forum is a spin-off of the global Trust Conference.

Both events are committed to finding real solutions to fight modern-day slavery and solve human rights issues worldwide.

The America Forum will take place on April 25th 2017 at Georgetown University in Washington D.C

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Experience the 2017 Forum

Agenda

Human Trafficking and Slavery

11:30 - 12:00Registration

12:00 - 13:00Buffet Lunch

13:00 - 13:30Keynotes

Discussion

13:30 - 14:15Security vs. Privacy

  • Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch
  • Cyrus R. Vance Jr., New York County District Attorney
  • Moderator: Belinda Goldsmith, Editor-in-Chief of the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Panel

14:15 - 15:45Stories of Survival

  • Deependra Giri, Survivor and President of Safety First Foundation
  • Kevin Gutfleish, Unit Chief, Violent Crimes Against Children Intelligence Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Jennifer Kempton, Founder of Survivor’s Ink
  • Tutu Scott, FAIR Girls Survivor Advocate and Nursing Student
  • Moderator: Martina Vandenberg, Founder And President The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center

15:45 - 16:15Coffee Break

16:15 - 16:20Cindy McCain - Co-chair of the Arizona Governor’s Council on Human Trafficking

Panel

16:20 - 17:50Cleaning Supply Chains from Forced Labour

  • Andy Hall, Human Rights Defender and International Affairs Advisor, MWRN
  • Doug Nystrom, Director, Human Rights – Responsible Sourcing Walmart
  • Aditi Wanchoo, Senior Manager, Social & Environmental Affairs, Adidas
  • Moderator: Ben Skinner, CEO of Transparentem

17:50 - 18:10Update on Actions

  • Fighting Backpage.com: Carol Robles-Román, President and CEO, Legal Momentum
  • Jobs for Survivors: Tim Surgenor, Director, Innovato Group

18:15 - 20:00Evening reception

Speakers

Trust Conference / America Forum brings together world leaders and inspirational campaigners with powerful stories and solutions for change.

Cyrus Vance

District Attorney, New York County

Martina Vandenberg

Founder And President The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center

Kenneth Roth

Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

Jennifer Kempton

Founder of Survivor’s Ink

Benjamin Skinner

Founder and Principal, Transparentem

Deependra Giri

Survivor and President of Safety First Foundation

Cindy McCain

Co-chair of the Arizona Governor’s Council on Human Trafficking

Kevin Gutfleish

Unit Chief, Violent Crimes Against Children Intelligence Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Andy Hall

Human Rights Defender and International Affairs Advisor, MWRN

Aditi Wanchoo

Senior Manager, Social & Environmental Affairs, Adidas

Doug Nystrom

Director, Human Rights – Responsible Sourcing Walmart

Denise Brennan

Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Georgetown University

Belinda Goldsmith

Editor-in-Chief of the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Tutu Scott

FAIR Girls Survivor Advocate and Nursing Student

Carol Robles-Román

President and CEO, Legal Momentum, The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund

Tim Surgenor

Director, Innovato Group

COMMITTED TO ACTION

We are committed to action. At the event, delegates find practical solutions to fight slavery and solve human rights issues worldwide.

US financial working group

A financial working group dedicated to dismantling human trafficking networks with data.

Career Academy

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

Stop Slavery Award

The Stop Slavery Award gives public recognition to corporations that are ‘best in class’ at demonstrating integrity, courage and innovation in cleaning their supply chains.

Accommodation

Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007.

4 min walk

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1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007.

25 min walk / 10 min drive

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The Four Seasons


2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007.

25 min walk / 10 min drive

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Jenny Vereker

Media Enquiries

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Louise Johansson

Speakers and Programme

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