amfori Annual Event 2022

The amfori annual event brings together international businesses, stakeholders, policy-makers and sustainability practitioners to collaborate and exchange views on responsible trade and sustainable supply chains.  

The theme of this year’s two-day event is “Collaborating for Impact in the Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence (HREDD) Ecosystem.”

The event will take place in Brussels (Belgium), Thon Hotel EU (Rue de la Loi 75)  on 19 and 20 October 2022.

In a context where due diligence is high on the EU policy agenda, amfori will provide space for participants to learn, interact, network, and share expectations and best practices in managing responsible trade and sustainable supply chains.


As driving positive impact on the ground requires collaboration from multiple actors – business, civil society, NGOs, international organisations and local governments – our annual event will present the dynamics and different facets of the HREDD ecosystem.

 

Inspiring Keynote Speeches

Keynote speeches on environmental and social due diligence will shed light on the present and future of sustainable businesses, while the enabling role of industry collaborative initiatives in ensuring that the high policy ambition can be implemented on the ground will be debated.

 

Discussion panels and

Practical workshops

Practical workshops will provide knowledge and insights on how sector specific partnerships can mitigate social and environmental risks in complex supply chains. Participants will also be discussing how to make the most out of data and technological solutions to support companies’ due diligence efforts.

Networking

After three years of events that only took place on-line, we are excited to be organizing this year’s event ‘in person’ so that we and participants can get to know one another, network and exchange ideas, or just have a casual conversation.

Speakers

Linda Kromjong

Linda Kromjong

President, amfori

Dante Pesce

Dante Pesce

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

Benafsha Delgado

Benafsha Delgado

Senior Programme Manager UN Global Compact Network UK

Thomas Radal

Thomas Radal

EU Representative Ulula

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 / Director, 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 Charlick-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
Programme Director,
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Margarita Lysenkova
Senior Manager, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Simon Geale
Scope 3 Peer group

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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

Presentation 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

Thomas Radal
EU Representative, Ulula

Harald Nitschinger
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Prewave

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18:30

Networking cocktail

News

Discover the Agenda of the amfori Annual Event on 19 & 20 October

Join us on 19 & 20 October at our face-to-face event, and learn about the newest developments on due diligence, follow the debates and get insights on how to strive for a sustainable business and responsible supply chains via data insights and how policy ambitions can be translated into practice.

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The event will take place in Brussels (Belgium), Thon Hotel EU (Rue de la Loi 75)  on 19 and 20 October 2022.

Thon EU Hotel – the venue Hotel

Thon EU Hotel – the venue Hotel
Rue del la L0i 75, 1040 Brussels

Courtyard by Mariott

 

Rue Joseph II 32, 1000 Brussels

Nearby hotels & parking

Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels

Rue Joseph II 32, 1000 Brussels

Contact us

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

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