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The Wilberforce World Freedom Summit

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Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation

27 High Street

Hull

HU1 1NE

United Kingdom

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A two day event in Wilberforce's home town. Prominent speakers will cover the topics of:
-the range and extent of contemporary slavery
-current and prospective routes to eradication
-journeys from slavery to personal empowerment

Full programme:

THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

CHAIR: Professor John Oldfield

Director

The Wilberforce Institute

07.45: REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

08.45: INTRODUCTIONS & WELCOMES

Alan Spence

Chief Executive

Wilberforce World Freedom Summit

08.50: Vice Chancellor

Professor Susan Lea

University of Hull

08.55: Professor John Oldfield

09.05: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ERADICATING THE SCOURGE OF

CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY

Speaker: A Senior Cabinet Minister

09.30: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY –

ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES

Speaker: Aidan McQuade

Director

Anti-Slavery International

10.05: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE MEANING AND MEASUREMENT OF

CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY

Speaker: Professor Kevin Bales

University of Nottingham

10.50: COFFEE

11.10: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY – GLOBAL

PERSPECTIVES - PRIVATE SECTOR SOLUTIONS

Speaker: Nick Grono

Chief Executive

The Freedom Fund

11.45: CASE STUDY: HULL CORPORATES’ STRONG STANCE ON

MODERN DAY SLAVERY

Speaker: Thomas Martin

Chairman

Arco Ltd

12.20: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ADDRESSING WORKPLACE

CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY IN THE UK

Speaker: Owen Tudor

Head of International Department

The Trades Union Congress

12.55: LUNCH

14.00: BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE SLAVERY CONTINUUM

Chair: Alan Spence

Panellists Professor John Oldfield

Professor David Richardson

Co-Founder and Former Director

Wilberforce Institute

15.15: TEA

15.35: PANEL: LEGAL SOLUTIONS

Chair: Professor John Oldfield

Speakers: Parosha Chandran

Barrister

Richard Barraclough QC

Barrister

Fellow of the Wilberforce Institute

16.25: CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY AND CORPORATE

RESPONSIBILITY

Speaker: Lord Haskins of Skidby

Chair Humberside Local Enterprise Partnership

Member of the House of Lords’ Cabinet Office

Equality and Reform Group

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The Open University

Former Chairman Northern Foods

17.00: CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS FOR DAY ONE

17.05: CLOSE DAY ONE


FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER


09.00: Chair’s Opening Remarks

09.10: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY IN THE UK

Speaker: Kevin Hyland OBE

UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

09.45: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: HELPING CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY

SURVIVORS RESTORE THEIR LIVES

Speaker: Paul Gerrard

Group Policy and Campaigns Director

The Co-op Group

10.20: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SLAVERY AND ORGANISED CRIME IN

THE UNITED KINGDOM

Speaker: Shaun Sawyer

Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall

National Police Lead on Modern Day Slavery

10.55: COFFEE

11.15: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SLAVERY AND ORGANISED CRIME;

FOCUS ON HUMBERSIDE

Speaker: Lee Freeman

Chief Constable

Humberside

11.50: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SLAVERY, THE POLICE AND THE LAW

Speaker: Sir Peter Fahy

CEO Retrak

& Former Chief Constable,

Greater Manchester Police

12.25: LUNCH

13.45: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: AFRICA’S FREEDOM JOURNEY

Introducer: Professor John Oldfield

Speaker: His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor

President of Ghana

2000-2008

Former Chair of the African Union

14.20: KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: FREEDOM AND EMPOWERMENT –

A JOURNEY OF HOPE AND INSPIRATION

Businessman and philanthropist Dr. Assem Allam in

conversation with Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr. David Richards

14.55: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE ROLE OF INDUSTRY

AND COMMERCE - POLICIES, PRACTICES AND RISK

MITIGATION

Speaker: Cristina Talens

Head, Risk Services

The Wilberforce Institute

15.35 TEA

15.50: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SLAVERY, RADICALISATION,

TERRORISM

Speaker: Superintendent Ken Pennington

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Fellow of the Wilberforce Institute

16.20: THE HUMBER MODERN SLAVERY PARTNERSHIP:

COLLABORATIVE ACTION

Discussion led by Steve Clay, Chair and Alicia Kidd, Deputy

Chair and Wilberforce Institute PhD Candidate, followed

by contributions from Partnership members, including

Humberside Police, the NHS, Probation and the

Wilberforce Institute

17.15: SUMMARY AND THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE WILBERFORCE

WORLD FREEDOM SUMMIT COMMUNIQUE

17.25: CLOSE & DRINKS

For parking:

https://www.apcoa.co.uk/parking/lowgate/king-william-house/

https://www.princesquay.com/plan-your-visit/car-parking/

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27 High Street

Hull

HU1 1NE

United Kingdom

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