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Global Modern Day Slavery & Supply Chain Summit

Working Together: Coordinated Policy and Business Response

24 February 2017, London



The Second Modern Slavery & Supply Chain Summit has now been launched - more here

“Modern slavery is international and requires an international response… we need a radically new, comprehensive approach to defeating this vile and systematic international business model at its source and in transit, and we need to flex the muscle of all parts of the UK government and collaborate with international partners.”

– The Rt Honorable Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Panel Discussions


Case Studies


Modern Slavery is one of the foremost issues within supply chain management. The Global Survey Index estimates that there are 46m victims in forced labour worldwide. International corporations are working to provide customers and stakeholders with supply chain transparency. At the same time, most companies cannot see beyond the 2nd or 3rd tiers of their supply chain. The issue is also gaining serious political momentum, with Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, recently creating the world’s first government-wide Anti-Slavery Task Force. It is a call for business to engage. The risk of ignorance is high and crisis management is expensive.

The Global Modern Slavery & Supply Chain Summit 2017 will provide a sufficiently distinctive, collaborative and solutions-packed agenda for senior government and policy representatives, international experts, business leaders and industry stakeholders. The event will focus on the steps leading to greater visibility and transparency in supply chains, due diligence and risk assessment processes, on incorporating modern slavery firmly in the sustainability and human rights strategy at the senior corporate level.

The Summit promises to be the most comprehensive international event, building on the momentum in the industry, showcasing real experience and examples, leading to further responsible business actions.

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Confirmed speakers include:

Omar Selim

CEO, Arabesque Partners

Tom Smith

Director, Stakeholder Strategy & Responsible Sourcing, Walmart

Lara White

Senior Labour Migration Specialist, International Organisation for Migration

Meenal Sachdev

Founder & Director, Shiva Foundation

Paul Gerrard

Group Policy Director, Co-Op

Alan Knight

General Manager - Corporate Responsibility, Arcelormittal

Siwan Kalatzi

Supply Chain Risk Senior Manager, Group Procurement, Centrica Plc.

Phil Bloomer

Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Filippo Bettini

Chief Sustainability & Risk Governance Officer, Pirelli

Catherine Beare

Director EMEA – Supplier Management, Intertek

Cindy Berman

Head of Knowledge and Learning, Ethical Trading Initiative

Sara Clancy

Sustainability Leader, The Body Shop

Didier Bergeret

Director Social Sustainability & GSCP, The Consumer Goods Forum

Osama al Jayousi

Group Compliance Manager, Carillion

Anisha Rajapakse

Senior Manager - Stakeholder Engagement, Foreign Trade Association

Nicholas Glicher

Legal Director, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Key Topics:


Developing a Model National Response to Tackle Modern Slavery
Keynote Session
Regulatory Environment in the Global Context
Panel Discussion
Investor's Perspective
Case Study
Behavioural Change to Encourage Slavery-Free Choices
Panel Discussion
Business Action to Eradicate Modern Slavery
Modern Slavery as part of the wider strategy on sustainability & human rights
Case Study
What Does Supply Chain Visibility Look Like in 2017?
Panel Discussion
Reputation and Communication
Case Study

Target Audience:


Chief / VP / Director / Head of:

  • Supply Chain
  • Sourcing and Procurement
  • Sustainability & Transparency
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Ethical Trading
  • Human Rights/ Social Impact/ Anti-Slavery
  • Compliance / Legal/ Audit
  • Communications & Brand

Key Industries Present:


  • Retail
  • Fashion
  • Food & Beverages
  • FMCG
  • Manufacturing
  • Electronics & Telecommunications
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Automotive & Aerospace
  • Resources & Energy
  • Finance & Banking
  • Logistics

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