Join us in June at the amfori Annual Event 2024 in Brussels!

Where collaboration meets inspiration to enhance your due diligence journey. Together let’s navigate into the complexity of sustainability and chart a course towards a more sustainable world.

Why attend?

Distinguished keynote speeches

will shed light and stimulate reflection on the complexity of addressing sustainability challenges. Their insights will inspire thoughtful discourse on the critical role of collaborative industry initiatives as a key enabler to ensure the successful implementation of high policy ambitions in the pursuit of a more sustainable future.

One day exclusive for members

designed to foster mutual support and facilitate the sharing of knowledge, successes, and challenges among peers. This first day operates under the Chatman House Rules, which encourage collaborative exploration of solutions with fellow members. We encourage the sharing of insights through immersive workshops and practical case presentations.

Engaging panel discussions

will offer participants practical knowledge and invaluable insights on how amfori can support companies in their due diligence journeys. Attendees will have the opportunity to delve into inspiring discussion on corporate sustainable reporting, gaining a firsthand understanding of the positive impacts achievable through collaborative efforts. 

Concrete Networking opportunities

Perfect setting for cultivating and strengthening meaningful relationships will be provided; helping you to broaden your professional network and raise a toast to the promising future of your ESG Due Diligence journey! amfori annual event offers not only knowledge and insights but also the chance to forge connections that will contribute to a brighter, shared future.

Event

overview

Join us for the amfori Annual Event 2024, hosted in the green lung of Brussels.
This year, we will take two days to delve into “The complexity of sustainability: how to stay ahead of the curve?”.

Day one, exclusively for members, offers immersive workshops meticulously designed to deepen members’ understanding of sustainability challenges and opportunities. From navigating the complexities of the OECD 6 Steps process exploring practical sustainability cases, participants will share knowledge, successes and challenges among peers to foster a collaborative environment.

The second day will open its doors to a broader audience welcoming stakeholders, policymakers and sustainability enthusiasts. Participants will engage in enlightening panel discussions featuring experts, attend an interactive presentation on due diligence journeys led by amfori products experts and participate in network dedicated sessions. This event aims to stimulate meaningful dialogue and facilitate constructive conversations on navigating the complex sustainability landscape.

Participate in this unique opportunity to gain valuable insights, build impactful connections, and acquire strategies to better tackle sustainability challenges. This amfori Annual Event is a unique opportunity to actively contribute to the global conversation on sustainability, foster collaboration, be equipped with the knowledge and tools needed for a more sustainable future.

Venue

MIX Brussels

Boulevard du Souverain 25, 1170 Brussels

Accommodation

You can book a room at the event’s hotel via this link or if you would like to choose another accommodation,  hotels nearby the venue include:

Meet our first speakers

Linda Kromjong
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Linda Kromjong, President, amfori

Linda Kromjong became President of amfori per 1 January 2022. In this role she continues creating positive impact by supporting business to enhance responsible conduct in their supply chain. amfori’s view is that trade should deliver social, environmental, and economic benefits for everyone.

From October 2018 through December 2021, she served as Global Labour & Human Rights Directorate Samsung Electronics. In this role she focused on establishing the company’s labour & human rights framework to drive corporate and supply chain improvements and on strengthening the company’s relationships with key international policymakers and opinion formers.

Prior to her role at Samsung, Linda Kromjong was Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) in Geneva from 1 May 2015to 1 October 2018. Before the IOE, she was the Vice-President, Labour Relations International & Human Rights for Deutsche Post DHL.

Linda started her career in the Hospitality Industry with Sodexo in the Netherlands and has many years of experience in senior positions in general management, HR, Labour Relations and Business & Human Rights. She currently serves as a Member of the Stakeholder Board of the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors Inc.
(APSCA). She was a member of the UN Global Compact Advisory Board from 2015 to 2018.
Linda Kromjong is a Dutch national and completed Hotel Management School and
Business Management studies in the Netherlands.

President

amfori

Dr. Wayne Visser
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Dr. Wayne Visser, Pracademic, Poet, Possibilist Cambridge University

Prof. Dr Wayne Visser is a Fellow and Head Program Instructor at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He is also a Visiting Professor at Antwerp Management School’s Sustainable Transformation Lab, which he established in 2017. He is Director of the think-tank and media company, Kaleidoscope Futures, through which he co-produced and presented the award-winning documentary film on the circular economy called Closing the Loop. In addition, he is Founder of CSR International and Board Member of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI).

Dr Visser previously served as Director of Sustainability Services for KPMG and Strategy Analyst for Capgemini in South Africa. His work as a strategy analyst, sustainability advisor, CSR expert, futurist and professional speaker has taken him to 79 countries in the past 30 years to work with over 230 clients. He is the author of 44 books, including Thriving, an Amazon bestseller in 17 countries. He has also published over 375 chapters, articles and reports and been a guest columnist for The Huffington Post, The Guardian and the World Economic Forum.

Dr Wayne Visser is a globally recognized ‘pracademic’, listed as one of the world’s Top 10 ESG speakers, Top 10 most influential faculty thinkers on issues of responsible business in social media, a top 100 influencer on CSR and sustainable business, a top 100 thought-leader in trustworthy business and a top 100 sustainability leader. He is also the recipient of the Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Award, the Emerald Literati Outstanding Author Contribution Award.

Pracademic, Poet, Possibilist

Cambridge University

Rae Lindsay
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Rae Lindsay, Partner, Clifford Chance

Information will be updated...

Partner

Clifford Chance

Richard Gardiner
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Richard Gardiner, Head of EU Policy, the World Benchmarking Alliance

Richard currently serves as the Head of EU Policy at the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA).   
Richard has previously lead the Global Witness EU Office’s Advocacy efforts, where he 
spearheaded campaigns and initiatives aimed at tackling the corruption, human rights violations, 
and environmental harm perpetrated by corporations and governments.  
 
In his current position, he crafts and executes strategies to engage with and influence 
policymakers, stakeholders, and partners regarding the significance of corporate benchmarks in 
propelling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) forward. Through all of this, he is 
specifically engaged in the EU Corporate Sustainability Directive focusing on the global impact of 
the law and in particular the need to leverage this legislation to empower stakeholders and small 
holders/suppliers. 

Head of EU Policy

World Benchmarking Alliance

Contact us

Phone: +32 (0) 2 741 64 76 /                                  E-mail: events@amfori.org

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