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 place an emphasis on how business can tackle modern slavery and forced labour and human trafficking. We’ll discuss how company practices have evolved since the introduction of worldwide legislation, and assess how businesses can continue to progress in removing slavery from supply chains and operations.

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The speakers

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Malika Saar


Senior Counsel on Civil and Human Rights

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Jaren Dunning


Director, Human Rights

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Amanda Chiampi


Director, Corporate Social Responsibility

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Brent Wilton

Coca-Cola Company

Director, Global Workplace Rights

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Luiza Wilson


Director and Legal Counsel, Compliance

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Aaron Marcu

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


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Tu Rinsche


Director, Social Impact and Global Responsibility

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Jonathan Drimmer

Barrick Gold Corporation

Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel

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Agenda highlights

  • Modern slavery and business: Where are we in terms of worldwide legislation and business risk? 
  • Is there enforcement confusion? Let’s talk about who does what
  • Crisis management: Now that you’ve found forced labour, what are the immediate next steps? 
  • Audits, AI and beyond: What else is out there 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 mitigate the risk of modern slavery reaching your supply chain 
  • Financial perspective: How are investors responding to modern slavery risks?
  • Transparency and disclosure: Should your company go beyond reporting compliance? 
  • Due diligence: How to perform effective due diligence to reduce exposure to modern slavery risk
  • Sectoral Case Studies: Focused look at challenges in Agriculture, Manufacturing and Apparel, Hospitality, Technology, Extractives and Seafood 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

General Mills
Johnson & Johnson
Mondelēz International
Coca-Cola Company
Tony's Chocolonely
Reckitt Benckiser
Anglo American
British American Tabacco
General Motors

The venue

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

601 Lexington Ave

New York, NY
United States

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For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Sheniz Mushtaq
Project Director
+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. 


For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Haafizah Khodabocus
Business Development Manager

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