2017 agenda

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8

NEW POLICIES AND PARTNERSHIPS IN ETHICAL SOURCING

 

9:00 AM     Registration

9:30 AM     Welcome and Goals for Day 1

9:40 AM     Opening scene-setters and keynotes

  • Video statements from workers and trafficked persons, with remarks from migrant worker representatives

  • Remarks by U Myo Aung, Permanent Secretary, Myanmar Ministry of Labour, Immigration, and Population

 

10:15 AM    Break

10:30 AM   Global Buyer Perspectives: Evolving ethical supply chain governance in new regulatory regimes

  • ​Moderator: David Schilling, ICCR

  • Speakers: Louise Nicholls, Marks and Spencer; Doug Nystrom, Walmart

 

11:30 AM    Panel discussion: Non-profit partnerships with business to address human rights issues within supply chains

  • Moderator: Samir Goswami, Independent expert

  • Speakers: Anindit Roy Chowdhury, C&A Foundation; Mercia Silva, Inpacto Brazil; Neill Wilkins, Institute for Human Rights and  Business; Mark Taylor, Issara Institute

 

12:45 PM    Lunch

 

1:45 PM    Supplier Perspectives: How are new laws, buyer codes of conduct, additional audits, and NGO interventions incentivizing or disincentivizing ethical behavior?

  • ​Moderator: Dr. Lisa Rende Taylor, Issara Institute

  • Speakers: Rungroj Tuntivechapikul, Betagro; Boonlue Desuntia, Pan Group / Bangkok Rubber; Dr. Dominique Gautier, Seafresh Group; Huai Hui Lee, Food and Drinks

 

3:00 PM      Global Buyer Perspectives: How can/should global buyers share responsibility with suppliers to clean up supply chain labour risks?

  • Moderator: Anders Lisborg, Issara Institute

  • Speakers: Kae Wen Looi, Mars Petcare; Matt Rock, Pentland Brands; Giles Bolton, Tesco

 

4:00 PM     Break

 

4:15 PM     Team breakout discussions and report-back

 

5:00 PM     Day 1 closing and hosted happy hour reception at Octave Rooftop 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9

ETHICAL SOURCING TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS THAT ARE HAVING AN IMPACT ON THE GROUND

 

9:30 AM      Welcome and recap of Day 1, Goals for Day 2

 

9:45 AM      Expert Instensive Primer and Q&A: data privacy and ethics in supply chain due diligence

  • Dr. Mark Latonero, Fellow, University of Southern California

 

10:30 AM    Morning Marketplace: New technologies for due diligence and worker voice [technology demo booths]

 

11:30 AM    Marketplace Technology Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Prof. Dr. Laurie Berg, University of Technology, Sydney

  • Speakers: Julia Coburn, Centro de los Direchos del Migrante/Contratados; Heather Franzese, LaborLink/ELEVATE; Dr. Lisa Rende Taylor, Issara Institute; Antoine Henty, Ulula

 

12:15 PM     Lunch

 

1:30 PM    Video: Worker voices on worker voice and remediation

 

1:45 PM    Shared Responsibility in Remediation: Perspectives from civil society and trade unions

  • Moderator: Mike Dottridge, Independent Expert

  • Speakers: Julia Coburn, Centro de los Direchos del Migrante; Mercia Silva, Inpacto Brasil; U Maung Maung, Confederation of Trade Unions Myanmar (CTUM)

 

3:00 PM    Break-out groups:   How are tech solutions really expanding worker access to remedies and leading to a measurable, positive impact on migrant workers, their communities, and families?

 

3:30 PM       Coffee Break

4:00 PM        Break-out groups prepare their presentations on the stage as part of the Town Hall

 

4:15 PM      Town Hall Discussion

  • Moderated by Prof. Dr. Elena Shih, Brown University, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

 

5:00 PM        Day 2 closing

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10

ETHICAL RECRUITMENT IN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS: CHALLENGES, SOLUTIONS, AND LESSONS LEARNED

 

9:30 AM      Welcome and recap of Day 2, Goals for Day 3

 

9:45 AM      Scene setter: Migrant worker testimonies on recruitment experiences from Myanmar and Cambodia to Thailand

 

10:00 AM    Expert Primer and Q&A: Developing a financially viable model for an ethical recruitment pilot

  • Mark Taylor, Issara Institute

 

10:45 AM    Break

 

11:00 AM    On-the-ground perspectives from businesses and governments on the practicalities of No-Fees and Employer-Pays models in Southeast Asia

  • Moderator: David Schilling, ICCR

  • Speakers: Khin Khin Htet, Myanmar Ministry of Labour, Immigration, and Population; U Kyaw Zaw, Myanmar Overseas Employment Agency Federation; U Tun Min Latt, International Focus; Dr. Dominique Gautier, Seafresh Group; and Vorarat Lertanantrakul, Thai Union

 

12:15 PM     Lunch

 

1:30 PM   Case Studies and Q&A: Pilot ethical recruitment programs and migrant worker recruitment policies in the garment, food, and electronics supply chains

  • Moderator: Neill Wilkins, Institute for Human Rights and Business

  • Speakers: Louise Nicholls, Marks and Spencer; Emily Kunen, Nestle; Doug Nystrom, Walmart; John Burton, World Wise Foods; Lara White, IOM  

 

3:00 PM      Team breakout discussion

3:45 PM      Break

 

4:00 PM      Report-back

 

4:30 PM      Wrap-up

 

5:00 PM      Closing Remarks: presentation of event outcomes and next steps

 

5:15 PM      Event conclusion and thanks

*The agenda will be updated as remaining speakers are confirmed.

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