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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.

2017 Speakers

Trust 2017 Conference brought together world leaders and inspirational campaigners with powerful stories and solutions for change.

Ajeet Singh

Founder & Director, Guria

Anab Jain

Co-founder, Superflux

Anish Kapoor


Antonio Zappulla

Chief Operating Officer, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Asif Saleh

Senior Director of Strategy, Communications and Empowerment, BRAC and BRAC International

Bisi Alimi

LGBT Activist and Director of the Bisi Alimi Foundation

Bobby Banerjee

Professor of Management and Director of the Executive PhD Program at Cass Business School, City University of London

Brendan Cox

International Campaigner and Activist

Cathy Pieters

Director, Cocoa Life Program, Mondelēz

Chen Guangcheng

Civil Rights Activist

Dan Viederman

Managing Director, Humanity United

Eman Martin Vignerte

Head of Political affairs and Government relations, Bosch UK

Emi Mahmoud

Poet & Activist

Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan

Lawyer and Peace Ambassador

Fraidy Reiss

Founder, Unchained at Last

Hannah Rose Thomas

Artist and Peace Activist

Hasina Kharbhih

Founder Chair of Board of Impulse NGO Network – India

Iman Bibars

Vice President, Ashoka Global

Jan Saumweber

Senior Vice President, Responsible Sourcing, Walmart

Jennifer M. Becker

Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Momentum

Jess Search

CEO Doc Society

Jessica Graham

Survivor Liaison and Victim Services Director for Survivor’s Ink

Jigme Wangchuk

Kung Fu Nun, The Drukpa Order - Himalayan Buddhism

Jihyun Park

North Korean defector and Human Rights Activist

John Morrison

Chief Executive, Institute for Human Rights and Business

Judith Bogner

Independent Journalist, Event Facilitator & Philosophical Activist

Karen Friedman Agnifilo

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

Kevin Bales

CMG, Prof. of Contemporary Slavery & Research Director of the Rights Lab, U. of Nottingham.

Kevin Hyland

Former UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Kimahli Powell

Executive Director, Rainbow Railroad

Livia Firth

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

Luis C. deBaca

Former US Ambassador to Monitor & Combat Trafficking

Manoj Kumar

Founding CEO, Naandi Foundation

Martina Vandenberg

Founder & President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center

Mary Fischer

Executive Director, Survivor’s Ink

Maryam Al-Khawaja

Human Rights Defender

Michelle Edwards

Board Member, Survivor’s Ink

Monique Villa

Author, 'Slaves Among Us'

Mónica Roa

Independent Consultant

Nazir Afzal

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

Orsola de Castro

Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Revolution

Paula Pyers

Head of Supplier Responsibility, Apple

Raha Moharrak

First Saudi woman to summit Mount Everest


Survivor and volunteer at The Snowdrop Project

Sheela Patel

Director, the Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centres

Silvia Perel-Levin

Chair of the NGO Committee on Ageing at the United Nations in Geneva, Representative of the International Longevity Centre - Global Alliance

Tom Ogletree

Director of Social Impact and External Affairs at General Assembly

Vrinda Grover

Lawyer and 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.

Help LGBTQI People Escape Persecution and Violence

Protecting LGBTQI rights around the globe.

Taking the Survivor’s Ink Network Global

Using technology to take the Survivor’s Ink network global.

Older women and new technologies: Challenging ageism

Challenging ageism and ensuring older women are included in the development of new technologies.

Jobs for Survivors in the Apparel and Home Furnishing Industries

Jobs for survivors in the apparel and home furnishing industries.

Pathway to Technology Careers for Trafficking Survivors

Providing survivors with training and access to jobs in the digital economy.

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