2016 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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2016 Speakers

Trust 2016 Conference brought together world leaders and inspirational campaigners with powerful stories and solutions for change.

Adam Parr

Venture Capitalist and entrepreneur

Aditi Gupta

Founder, Menstrupedia

Afua Osei

Co-founder, She Leads Africa

Akua Gyekye

Public Policy Manager for Africa, Facebook

Andy Hall

Human Rights Defender and International Affairs Advisor, MWRN

Anish Kapoor


Bahaar Joya

Broadcasting Multi Media Journalist at BBC (Persian) Afghanistan and Reuters Institute Fellow

Biram Dah Abeid

Anti-slavery activist

Bogaletch Gebre

Founder KMG

Carol Robles-Román

Co-President & CEO, ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women's Equality

Caroline Meledo

Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Hilton

Chaker Khazaal

Author and Reporter

Cherie Blair

Lawyer and founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

District Attorney, New York County

Darian McBain

Global Director of Sustainable Development, Thai Union

David Rickard

Senior Director in Microsoft Procurement

Deborah Smith

Executive Director / Senior Counsel, Goldman Sachs International

Emma Bonino

Former Italian Foreign Minister

Emma Sinclair

Serial entrepreneur and co-founder, Enterprise Jungle

Fatima Akilu

Executive Director of Neem Foundation

Femi Oke

Journalist, broadcaster and moderator.

Gillian Anderson

Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actress

Hillary Margolis

Researcher, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

Jacquelyn MacLennan

Partner, White & Case

James C. Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer Thomson Reuters

Jane Charles

Award-winning film producer

Jeffrey D. Brown

Director, Co-Writer, SOLD

Jess Search

CEO Doc Society

Joanne Liu

International President of MSF

Karen Miller

Chief Knowledge and Communications Officer, Women’s World Banking

Kevin Hyland

Former UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Laurent Bonnefoy

CNRS research fellow, CERI-Sciences Po

Lisa Kristine

Humanitarian Photographer

Longdy Chhap

Trainee counselor

Mabel van Oranje

Initiator and Chair, Girls Not Brides

Martina Vandenberg

Founder & President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center

Mary Mazzio

Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs Films

Matt Friedman

CEO, The Mekong Club

Meenal Sachdev

Founder & Director of Shiva Foundation

Meron Estefanos

Human Rights Activist

Michael Moran

Assistant Director of the Vulnerable Communities Sub-Directorate, Interpol Unit, Interpol

Monique Villa

Author, 'Slaves Among Us'

Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Nadia Murad Basee Taha

Human Rights Activist

Nazir Afzal

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

Neerja Naik

Actress and Ambassador, Childreach’s Taught Not Trafficked

Nick Grono

President and CEO, The Freedom Fund

Nicola Benyahia

Counsellor and founder of ‘Families For Life’

Paul Lister

Director of Legal Services at Associated British Foods, with responsibility for Primark’s Ethical Trade Team

Princess Inyang Okokon

Human trafficking survivor and cultural mediator at PIAM Onlus Asti

Regina Egle Liotta Catrambone

Co-founder, Migrant Offshore Aid Station

Salman Aldukheil

Transgender Student

Sara Khan

Award-winning human rights and counter-extremism activist

Sara Savage

Social psychologist and Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Servane Mouazan

Founder, Ogunte

Siobhan Reddy

Studio Director, Media Molecule

Steve Webster

Chief Operating Officer, IJM UK

Sunita Danuwar

Executive Director, Shakti Samuha

Sylvie Kauffmann

Editorial Director, Le Monde

Tek Narayan Kunwar

District Court Judge, Nepal

Tiffany Watts

Executive Director, Childreach International

Tim Surgenor

Founding Director, DataMotivate

Tindyebwa Agaba

Human Rights Activist

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

Fighting Online Sex Trafficking

Partnering with law firm Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP to end online violence against women and children.

Jobs to Restore the Lives of Slavery Survivors and Prevent Re-trafficking

Creating a business process outsourcing firm specifically established as a workplace to restore the lives of slavery survivors.

The Hotel Industry Network To Stop Slavery

Establishing an industry-wide blueprint by bringing together leading hoteliers to create a ‘stop slavery standard’ across the sector.

Fisher’s Fund For Survivors Of Slavery In The Thai Seafood Sector

Setting up a Fisher’s Fund for survivors of slavery in the sector with collective involvement and funding from Thai Union and other businesses.

Prevention And Rehabilitation Of Radicalised Children In Pakistan

Expanding an existing programme to reintegrate young Pakistani boys and teenagers who have been radicalized back into society.

Closing The Credit Gap For Female Entrepreneurs

Researching the legal restrictions around women entrepreneurs’ access to capital and collateral in 14 developing countries.

Information And Training Initiative For African Female Entrepreneurs

Empowering African female entrepreneurs to increase job creation and change the public perception of African women living in Africa.

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