Building on the themes of recent IF meetings in London, Washington DC, and New York this multi-stakeholder conference will provide focused discussion on how individual businesses and governments can tackle modern slavery in their supply chains and operations.

In the wake of emerging legislation across a range of countries, this conference will assess the impacts on international business operations. The two days will provide business delegates with the practical tools and in-depth guidance to proactively mitigate risk and effectively respond to discovered cases of slavery.

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The speakers

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Maria Anne van Dijk


Global Head of Environmental Social & Ethical Risk & Policy

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Jo Webb

The Body Shop

Global Ethical Trade Manager

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Bernard Faure-Geors

Schneider Electric

Procurement Director

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Jennie Galbriath

British American Tabacco

Group Head of Sustainability

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Anna Turrell


Head of Sustainability, UK & Ireland

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Isabelle Aelvoet

Mars Petcare

Global Sustainability Director

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Paul Gerrard


Policy and Campaigns Director

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Yves Nissim


VP, Head of Transformation and Operation in CSR

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Agenda highlights

  • How modern slavery regulation, reporting and risks make the business case more compelling
  • Organised crime and modern slavery: How should business and investors respond? 
  • Crisis management: How to proceed when slavery is discovered
  • How to engage procurement in the fight against modern slavery
  • Legal risk that matters: Developments in company liability
  • Advancing responsible recruitment: Tackling the issue at the root to limit risk of slavery from entering your supply chain
  • Financial perspective: How are investors responding to modern slavery risks?
  • How can business help civil society groups and campaigners do their jobs more effectively?
  • Due diligence: How to perform effective due diligence to reduce exposure to modern slavery risk
  • Industry case studies: Focused look at challenges in Agriculture, Manufacturing and Apparel supply chains
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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

Mondelez International
John Lewis
British American Tabacco
Siemens AG
Sky Sports
The Body Shop
Sime Darby
Coca-Cola European Partners
Marks and Spencer
The House of Lords
Walgreens Boots Alliance
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The venue


28 Tudor Street

United Kingdom

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Natasha Bodnar
Project Director

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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. 


For more information and to inquire, please contact:
Haafizah Khodabocus
Business Development
+44 (0) 203 780 7438

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