9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

9:00-9:30 a.m.: High-Level Address by U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh (invited) facilitated by Rob Lederer, CEO, Responsible Business Alliance

9:30- 9:45 a.m.: Host Introduction: Setting the Stage for Multi-Year Action

  • Bob Mitchell, Vice President of Human Rights and Environment, Responsible Business Alliance
9:45 AM - 9:55 AM

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9:55 AM - 10:55 AM

Panel: Government Efforts to Address Forced Labor

Addressing forced labor in global supply chains has risen to the forefront of the global agenda. This panel will explore leading practices from governments and inter-governmental organizations with a focus on how to work with industry.

Moderator: Carlos Busquets, Senior Director of Public Policy, Responsible Business Alliance

Speakers:

  • Dr. Kari Johnstone, Acting Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. State Department
  • Kevin F Cassidy, Director and Representative to Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations, International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for the United States
  • Lucienne Manton, Ambassador for People Smuggling and Human Trafficking Australia
  • Mark Schindel, Director of Public Safety, Public Safety Canada
  • Jennifer Townson, Migration and Modern Slavery Envoy, Foreing, Commonwealth & Development Office UK
10:55 AM - 11:15 AM

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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Panel: Multi-Stakeholder Approaches to Tackling Forced Labor

Rooting out forced labor requires multi-stakeholder engagement and approaches. This panel will convene voices from across civil society who are leading efforts to not only raise awareness but also drive impact.

Moderator: Bob Mitchell, Vice President of Human Rights and Environment, Responsible Business Alliance

Speakers:

  • Anna Pienaar, Global Vice President, Corporate & Government Affairs, International Justice Mission
  • David Schilling, Senior Program Director - Human Rights & Resources, ICCR
  • Cathy Feingold, Director of the International Department, AFL-CIO
  • Rachel Davis, Vice President, Shift (invited)
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

9:00-9:45 a.m.: IJM Survivor Network Panel

The Executive Director of the International Justice Mission's Canada office, Anu George Canjanathoppil, will moderate a panel of representatives from the Global Survivor Network, a group of survivor leaders working to protect the most vulnerable from bonded labor slavery, with speakers from India and Thailand. Join us for what will be an extremely compelling and informative presentation. 

 

9:45-10:15 a.m.: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Update from U.S. Customs and Border Protection on efforts to prevent products made with forced labor from entry into U.S.

  • Ana B. Hinojosa, Executive Director, Trade Remedy Law Enforcement, Office of Trade, Customs and Border Protection
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Panel: Private Sector Best Practices

RBA and RLI members have been leading efforts to identify, address and remediate forced labor around the world. This panel will showcase efforts across sectors that are scaling for impact.

Moderator: Bob Mitchell, Vice President of Human Rights and Environment, Responsible Business Alliance

Speakers:

  • Sue Slaughter, Purchasing Director, Ford Motor Company
  • Adam Whinston, Executive Director, International Labor Standards, The Walt Disney Company
  • Meghna Sarma, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility, PVH Corp (invited)
  • Eric-Paul Schat, Senior Director Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety, NXP Semiconductors
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

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11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Round 1 of Breakouts
The aim of these interactive breakout sessions will be to identify deliverables to measure progress in key areas to combat forced labor, year over year.

  • Measuring Progress: Policy Adoption and Disclosure
  • Measuring Progress: Risk Assessment and Capacity-Building
  • Measuring Progress: Remedy
  • Measuring Progress: Collective Leverage 
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

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12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Round 2 of Breakouts
The aim of these interactive breakout sessions will be to identify deliverables to measure progress in key areas to combat forced labor, year over year.

  • Measuring Progress: Policy Adoption and Disclosure
  • Measuring Progress: Risk Assessment and Capacity-Building
  • Measuring Progress: Remedy
  • Measuring Progress: Collective Leverage 
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Wrap Up and Closing Remarks