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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

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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

THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER


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 VIDEO ADDRESS: ERADICATING THE SCOURGE OF

CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY

Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd MP

The Home Secretary

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

10.40: COFFEE

11.00: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY – GLOBAL

PERSPECTIVES - PRIVATE SECTOR SOLUTIONS

Speaker: Nick Grono

Chief Executive

The Freedom Fund

11.35: CASE STUDY: HULL CORPORATE’S STRONG STANCE ON

MODERN DAY SLAVERY

Speaker: Thomas Martin

Chairman

Arco Ltd

12.10: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ADDRESSING WORKPLACE

CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY IN THE UK

Speaker: Owen Tudor

Head of International Department

The Trades Union Congress

12.45: LUNCH

14.00: BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE SLAVERY CONTINUUM - HOW

HISTORY INFORMS THE MODERN SLAVERY DEBATE

Chair: Dr. Nicholas Evans

Panellists: Professor John Oldfield

Professor David Richardson

Co-Founder and Former Director

Wilberforce Institute

15.00: TEA

15.20: PANEL: LEGAL SOLUTIONS

Chair: Professor John Oldfield

Speakers: Parosha Chandran

Barrister

Richard Barraclough QC

Barrister

Fellow of the Wilberforce Institute

16.10: CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY AND CORPORATE

RESPONSIBILITY

Speaker: Lord Haskins of Skidby

Chair Humber Local Enterprise Partnership

Former Chairman Northern Foods

16.45: CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS FOR DAY ONE

16.50: 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: THE ROLE OF INDUSTRY

AND COMMERCE - POLICIES, PRACTISES AND RISK

MITIGATION

Cristina Talens

Head, Risk Services

The Wilberforce Institute

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

2001-2009

Former Chair of the African Union

14.30: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: TRAFFICKING, SLAVERY AND ASSISTING THE VULNERABLE

Speaker: Tatiana Kotlyarenko

Advisor

OSCE/ODIHR

15.05: TEA

15.20: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SLAVERY, RADICALISATION,

TERRORISM

Speaker: Superintendent Ken Pennington

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Fellow of the Wilberforce Institute

15.55: THE HUMBER MODERN SLAVERY PARTNERSHIP:

COLLABORATIVE ACTION

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

by contributions from Partnership members, including

Humberside Police, the NHS, Probation and the

Wilberforce Institute.

16.40: Summary and the Endorsement of the Wilberforce World

Freedom Summit Communique.

Chair: Professor John Oldfield

16.45: CLOSE

For parking:

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

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