Home > Events > Modern Slavery: The Issue of Our Time
Wednesday 08 November 2017. 8:30am -
Wednesday 08 November 2017. 10:00am
Please contact events@fccihk.com for more information
Modern Slavery: The Issue of Our Time

Modern slavery is arguably the most serious human rights violation of our time. Because modern slavery tends to be an underground practice, there is a false perception that this form of slavery was abolished years ago and therefore no longer exists. However, it is estimated that there are several million men, women and children languishing in slavery today — more than at any other time in history.
Following recent legislation shifts such as the California Supply Chains Act and the Modern Slavery Act, the issue has gained new international attention both from the public and private sectors.
A detailed seminar on the issues of modern slavery and human trafficking will be offered, to equip the audience with the most relevant notions on the topic of modern slavery/human trafficking, and an understanding on how this process functions and what is currently being done to address it.

Speaker:  Silvia Mera, Program Director, The Mekong Club.
In her current role Silvia Mera is involved in several anti-trafficking initiatives in Asia-Pacific, which she helps shape, develop and promote.
Silvia has been involved in anti-trafficking work since 2015, covering areas such as migrant labour recruitment, financial transnational crime, supply chain transparency, remediation protocols, best practice sharing, and risk assessment.
She works directly with multinational corporations from the apparel, retail, hospitality and banking sectors to support and advise them on their anti-trafficking policies and practices. Silvia is also involved in regional activities with partners such as the United Nations University and Thomson Reuters. Foundation.

Registration Policy
* An online registration is a confirmed booking.
* Cancellation must be notified at least 3 days before the event, otherwise no refund will be done.
* For non members, no show will be charged unless the event is cancelled by the organiser. 
No show penalty of HK$200 will be applied to members if they do not attend the event (without the required three days prior notification of cancellation). 
* When Typhoon 8 (or above) or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted, all events will be cancelled.
For enquiries, please contact Ms Elvire Girault at events2@fccihk.com

Location Info

French Chamber Meeting Room, 18/F, On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central