2015 Conference


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Trust Conference is committed to finding real solutions to fight slavery, empower women, and advance human rights worldwide. The annual event convenes global corporations, lawyers, government representatives, and pioneers at the forefront of the fight for human rights.

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

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2015 Speakers

Trust 2015 Conference brought together world leaders and inspirational campaigners with powerful stories and solutions for change.

Alisha Miranda

Co-founder, Not My Style

Andrew Wallis

CEO, Unseen

Anish Kapoor


Anna Swaithes

Director of Sustainable Development, SABMiller

Beate Andrees

ILO’s Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour

Benjamin Skinner

Founder and Principal, Transparentem

Cathy Russell

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

Charlie Winter


Cherie Blair

Lawyer and founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Chris Burkett

Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Christianne Boudreau

Founder, Hayat Canada Family Support

Christine O’Connell

Global Head of Strategy & Business Development, Risk, Thomson Reuters

Cindy Dyer

Vice President for Human Rights, Vital Voices

Dan Viederman

Managing Director, Humanity United

Daniela Colaiacovo

Founder and CEO, Makal and co-founder of Goldlake Group

David Risher

CEO & Co-Founder, Worldreader

Duncan Jepson

Founder, Liberty Asia

Emma Bonino

Former Italian Foreign Minister

Emma Webb

Head of EU University Partnerships, Coursera

Evelyn Chumbow

Survivor, advocate and leader, National Survivor Network

Fiona David

Executive Director of Global Research, Walk Free Foundation

Fiona Mavhinga

Founding member, Camfed Association

Giles Bolton

Responsible Sourcing Director, Tesco

Habiba Mohammed

Co-director and Team leader, Centre for Girls’ Education

Her Majesty Queen Noor

Chair of the Noor Al Hussein and King Hussein Foundations

Hugh Verrier

Chairman, White & Case LLP

Hugo Dixon

Columnist and entrepreneur

Isha Johansen

President of the Sierra Leonean Football Association

James Kofi Annan

President, Challenging Heights

Jane Moran

Global Chief Information Officer, Unilever

Jean Baderschneider

CEO, Global Fund to End Slavery

Jess Search

CEO Doc Society

John Studzinski

CBE, Vice Chairman of Blackstone

Josephine Kulea

Executive Director, Samburu Girls Foundation

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient & Children's Rights Activist

Karen Friedman Agnifilo

Chief Assistant District Attorney District Attorney’s Office, New York County

Kathy Calvin

President and Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation

Kendis Paris

Executive director, Truckers against trafficking

Kevin Hyland

Former UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Klára Skrivánková

Europe Programme Co-ordinator, Anti-Slavery

Lisa Rende-Taylor

Founder and Director, Issara Institute

Livia Firth

Creative Director, Eco-Age and Founder of the Green Carpet Challenge

Mabel van Oranje

Initiator and Chair, Girls Not Brides

Marco Gonçalves

Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, Nestlé

Marina Novaes

Special Adviser for the Promotion of Decent Work, City of São Paulo

Martina Vandenberg

Founder & President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center

Matt Friedman

CEO, The Mekong Club

Monique Villa

Author, 'Slaves Among Us'

Murad Ismael

Co-founder and Director of Board, Yazda

Nazir Afzal

Former Chief Executive of the Police & Crime Commissioners for England & Wales



Pablo Diego Rosell

Senior Consultant, Gallup

Patricia Viseur Sellers

International Criminal Lawyer

Raheb Alwany

Syrian doctor and Human Rights defender

Sara Hossain

Barrister, Supreme Court of Bangladesh

Sarah Degnan Kambou

President, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Sasha Havlicek

CEO/Director The Institute for Strategic Dialogue Co-founder of the Women and Extremism (WAE) initiative

Shabana Basij-Rasikh

Co-founder and President, SOLA- School of Leadership, Afghanistan

Sherizaan Minwalla

Human Rights lawyer

Van Ngoc Ta

Chief Lawyer, Blue Dragon Children's Foundation

Wade Shen

Program Manager, DARPA

2015 Conference Videos

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Speeches and Talks

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Keynote: Emma Bonino




2015 Conference Photos

Conference Day One

Conference Day Two

Conference VIP Dinner


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

Stop Slavery Awards

The Stop Slavery Awards will recognize the companies that are leading the fight against slavery in their supply chains.

Not My Style

Launching and crowdfunding for Not My Style, an app that will create a consumer movement to push fashion brands to be more transparent about their supply chain.

Global information and intelligence platform to combat slavery

Creating a central, global platform to assist in the fight against slavery and human trafficking in supply chains to benefit NGOs, civil society, corporations and financial institutions.

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.

The Gender Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative

Providing direct financial assistance to survivors of extreme forms of gender-based violence and improving the coordinated response to the gender based violence global epidemic.

TrustLaw Litigation for Trafficking

A hub bringing together lawyers and NGOs in the fight for justice by enabling advocates to share best practices in anti-trafficking litigation.

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.

Online counter extremism initiative for women

Using social media to have a constructive dialogue with women expressing extremist sentiments.

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