Upcoming Ani-Slavery Summit in Hong Kong

Upcoming Ani-Slavery Summit in Hong Kong

photo courtesy of Thomson Reuters

On Tuesday 29 August 2017, the Thomson Reuters Foundation will conduct an Anti-Slavery Summit in Hong Kong. The Foundation aims to increase the business perspective and focus, partnering with corporations, governments and NGO’s, sharing best practice on how to break the chain of slavery in supply chains. During the summit, they will showcase how technology from blockchain to digital identity, along with data solutions and enhanced risk procedures and regulation can tackle slavery. The summit will provide real examples, case studies and ways that all companies can implement with technology and processes to make a difference.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has been a thought leader creating a global movement to raise awareness and support human rights focusing on stopping slavery through concrete action. In 2015, Trust Forum Asia was launched in partnership with the Foundation in Hong Kong and then again in 2016 the event was held in Singapore to continue the mission to act against slavery.

This year some of the most influential global business and thought leaders from corporations, non-profits, governments and lawyers will pledge to implement change in their organizations.

The following topics will be on the Agenda:

Technology and Data driving change – from digital identity to blockchain

Increasing slavery regulations – creating a global standard from the UK Modern Slavery Act to Australia

Breaking the chain – supply chain risks and response models and case studies

Legal & Banking – driving collaboration and following the money case studies and industry best practice

*Further information regarding the distinguished keynote speakers, times and venues can be found on their website. We at Texia fully support this initiative and look forward to report on the summit’s outcomes.