This forum will equip business delegates with the guidance to develop and implement robust modern slavery strategies, whilst remaining compliant with all emerging legislation.

Throughout the two days, we’ll provide an overview of current and emerging modern slavery risks prevalent in business operations and supply chains. We’ll also break down the practical steps a business can take to mitigate this risk and tackle modern slavery at its root.   

The speakers

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Anbinh Phan

Walmart

Director, Global Government Affairs

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Paul Lalli

General Electric

Global Counsel, Labor & Human Rights

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Malika Saar

Google

Senior Counsel on Civil and Human Rights

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Jaren Dunning

PepsiCo

Legal Director, Human Rights

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Shari Gittleman

New Balance

Director Global Compliance - Western Hemisphere and Strategic Planning

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Mahmoud Qutub

Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

Executive Director, Workers'​ Welfare

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Tu Rinsche

Marriott International

Global Director, Social Impact

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Genevieve Taft-Vazquez

The Coca-Cola Company

Global Director

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Agenda highlights

  • Emerging legislation and business risk: In-depth insight into emerging legal, reputational and business risks 
  • Is there enforcement confusion? Let’s talk about who does what across US departments
  • Due diligence: How to perform effective due diligence to reduce exposure to modern slavery risk
  • Audits, AI and beyond: The emerging tools and technologies to spot and tackle modern slavery in business supply chains 
  • Migrant workers and modern slavery risk: How do you drive labor resilience? 
  • Responsible recruitment: How to implement and enforce responsible recruitment practices in your supply chain
  • Financial perspective: Hear how investors are considering and responding to modern slavery risk
  • Transparency and disclosure: Beyond basic reporting, what is the right level of disclosure?
  • Crisis management: Now that you’ve found forced labor, what are the immediate next steps? 
  • Industry case studies: A focused look at challenges in Agriculture, Manufacturing and Apparel, Hospitality, Technology and Extractives
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Why attend?

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Discover best practices from industry leaders and get in-depth guidance on how to effectively implement policies

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Meet & network with an influential audience of key stakeholders, including NGOs, business, government and supply chain actors

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Benchmark company performance amongst a room of your peers and discover where you should be focusing efforts

What’s different about this forum?

Innovation Forum is:
  • Candid: Entirely off-the-record discussion that enables open and honest disclosure from speakers and genuine participation from the audience.
  • Practical: A clear focus on the practical and actionable guidance that can drive change throughout industries and supply chains.
  • Focused: We provide enough time, resources and expertise to the issues that really matter. We don’t skate the surface, but get to the crux of the issues to provide in-depth, constructive discussion.
Innovation Forum is NOT:
  • A PR platform: Enthusiastic speakers are NOT given free rein to fill a session presenting their companies, allowing no time to actually get to the crux of the issues.
  • A talking shop: This is NOT an opportunity for a group people in a room to simply agree with everything said, regardless of outcomes.
  • All promise, no delivery: We will NOT promise what we can’t deliver. The issues covered are complex. They won’t be solved at a two-day conference. But we will help deliver progress through in-depth, constructive and practical advice around specific issues.

Who attends

General Mills
Target
Johnson & Johnson
Hilton
Mars
Nokia
Unilever
The Coca-Cola Company
Reckitt Benckiser
Anglo American
Intel
Microsoft
Marriott International
British American Tobacco
Oxfam
Worldpay
L'Oréal
PepsiCo
Mattel
Google
Office Depot
Citi
Dunkin’ Brands
 McDonald’s
Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability  University of Michigan
Under Armour
Amazon
Bank Of America
Colgate-Palmolive
Wells Fargo
Novo Nordisk
Mondelēz International
Aviva Investors
Fujitsu
H&M
Walmart
Vodfone
Siemens
ASOS
Primark

The venue


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

601 Lexington Ave

New York, NY
10022
United States

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Sheniz Mushtaq
Project Director
sheniz.mushtaq@innovation-forum.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 3780 7434

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Registration for the conference is currently open. To sign up, you can do so online here, or get in touch directly for details of group discounts. 

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For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Haafizah Khodabocus
Business Development Manager

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