Agenda

19 October (Wednesday)

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12:30

Welcome Coffee and Registration

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13:00

Opening

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SPEAKER

Linda Kromjong
amfori President

Caroline Bouisset
Chair of the Board of amfori / Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Fristads

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13:15

Keynote Speech “Business and Due Diligence: Accelerating ESG
Impact in the Decade for Action”

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“Business and due diligence: Accelerating ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) impact in the decade for action”

Learn how OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) Guidelines to local legislation set a holistic framework for companies for their contribution to social and environmental issues.
Our keynote speaker Benafsha Charlick-Delgado that is an expert in human rights and environment will speak on how human rights and the environment are intrinsically related. International companies are increasingly expected to integrate social and environmental risks.

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SPEAKER

Benafsha Delgado
Senior Programme Manager – Business & Human Rights, UN Global Compact Network UK

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13:35

Discussion Panel “Reaching Net Zero – Unlocking the Scope 3 Challenge”

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“Reaching Net Zero: Can Strategic
Collaboration Unlock the Scope 3 Challenge”

Join the panel discussion on how to transition effectively to Net Zero and discover what you need in terms of collaboration, the required actors and the types of conditions that best assist a company.

Moderator

Bruno Güemes
 Environnemental Programme Manager, amfori

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SPEAKER

Noor Crabbendam
Associate, EU Business Development, The Carbon Trust

Ursula Woodburn
Head of EU Relations, CLG Europe, Programme Director, Cambridge Institute for
Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Margarita Lysenkova
Senior Manager, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Simon Geale
Chief Procurement Officer, Proxima

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14:30

Coffee break

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15:00

Keynote Speech “Sharing is Caring – the New Frontier of Sustainability Reporting”

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SPEAKERs

Richard Howitt
Advisor on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Business and Human Rights,
Senior Associate, law firm Frank Bold LLP

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15:20

Discussion Panel Power-up your Sustainable Business through Data Insights”

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“Power-up your Sustainable Business through Data Insights"

This panel session hosts some inspirational and knowledgeable speakers that will show us how to use data in taking business decisions and why that is the right way forward.
This panel session will inform and educate you on the potential of using data and to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape.
Our expert panel will discuss several statements and give you a futureproof vision of the role data can play.

Moderator

Diederik Delen, Senior Technology Manager, amfori

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SPEAKERs

Stijn Vandereyken
Data Lead, ACA Group

Fatemeh Ghaderinezhad
Data Analyst, amfori

Solveig Steinbrenner
Head of Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Hugo Boss

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16:15

Coffee break

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16:45

Discussion Panel Stakeholders’ Engagement – Plunging into the Lion’s Den?”

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“Stakeholders’ engagement – plunging
into the Lion’s den?”

Join the presentation and Q&A and learn how amfori helps companies understand the requirements of Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence legislation.
It will be led by Franzis Wimmer, the amfori Stakeholder Engagement Advisor from amfori and Hanna Helgesdotter from Systembolaget.

Moderator

Franzis Wimmer
Stakeholder Engagement Advisor, amfori

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SPEAKERs

Hanna Helgesdotter
 Global Relations and Human Rights Sustainability Manager, Systembolaget

Magnus Kjellsson
International Secretary, Unionen

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17:35

Workshop Risks Management: Essentials in choosing the Right Partner”

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“Risks Management: Essentials in choosing
the Right Partner”

Not reinventing the wheel in your risk assessment process is the message and due diligence through collaboration is the way forward.
In this workshop you will experience how each risk assessment process is unique and that there are various tools & technology that you can use, depending on what you want to focus on.

Moderator

Erika Sok, Senior Programme Expert, amfori

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SPEAKERs

Bruno Mattia 
Director of Business Development – France and Southern Europe,  Trustrace

Thomas Radal
Europe Lead Sales & Business Developer, Ulula

Harald Nitschinger
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Prewave

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18:30

Networking Cocktail

20 October (Thursday)

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8:30

Welcome Coffee and Registration

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9:00

Keynote Speech The Role of Policy Makers: How to Collaborate with Trading Partners to Implement HREDD

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“The role of policy makers: How to collaborate with trading partners to implement HERDD”

It is crucial to continuously improve sustainable development in trading partner countries and worldwide.
In this session an expert keynote speaker will show us how collaboration with trading partners is likely to produce better results than the trading partner acting alone.

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SPEAKERs

Ulrich Weigl
Head of Trade and sustainable Development Unit, European Commission

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9:30

Discussion Panel “Resolution through Collaboration – towards Impactful Grievance Mechanisms

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Discussion Panel "Resolution through
Collaboration - towards
Impactful Grievance Mechanisms"

Ongoing due diligence legislative efforts including the obligation to install a grievance mechanism leads to a need for brands to create or connect to a mechanism.
Join this in-depth panel discussion on how to set up collaborations between grievance mechanisms to reach remediation and how to build trust to enable engagement with workers through grievance mechanisms.

Moderator

Charline Daelman
Senior Sustainability Expert, amfori

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SPEAKERs

Lara Hutt
Project Manager, GIZ

Thomas Radal
Europe Lead Sales & Business Developer
Ulula

Muge Tuna
Network Representative in Turkey, amfori

Peter Carlson
Communications Associate, Green Climate Fund

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10:30

Coffee Break

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11:00

Discussion Panel “Collaborative Initiatives: what is their Role in Mandatory Due Diligence”

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“The Added Value of Voluntary Initiatives in
Implementing Mandatory Due Diligence”

Join this panel discussion on how it is a company’s responsibility to act upon social and environmental due diligence.
Learn how voluntary collaborative initiatives have a role to play in the implementation of mandatory due diligence. They differ in format, size, governance, representation.
We will zoom in on SMEs, for which collaboration is not only a nice thing to have, but an absolute necessity.

Moderator

Caroline Le Grand
R&D Expert – Sustainability, amfori

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SPEAKERs

Dante Pesce
Executive Director, Vincular Center at Catholic University of Valparaíso-Chile

Valentina Bolognesi
Senior Social Policy Advisor, amfori

Gert van der Bijl
Senior EU Policy Advisor, Solidaridad

Marius Lang
Head of Social Standards, Migros

Dr. Seljan Verdiyeva-Smeets
Senior Policy officer, Social Economic Council of the Netherlands

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12:00

Closing Insights


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SPEAKER

Linda Kromjong
amfori President

Caroline Bouisset
Chair of the Board of amfori / Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Fristads

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12:15

Networking Lunch

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