Jones Day
300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001

MAY 6-7, 2019









Invitations are personal and non-transferable. Please register soon to receive formal confirmation of attendance.


Human trafficking – whether in the form of modern day slavery, forced labor in supply chains, debt bondage, sex trafficking, domestic servitude, or online child sexual exploitation – is a transnational multi-billion dollar criminal activity that the 2018 Global Slavery Index estimates to impact over 40 million men, women and children in over 167 countries on any given day. The U.S. State Department’s 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report recognizes that government must play a role in eradicating human trafficking but “governments cannot succeed alone; actions at the local level play a critical role …[because] the grinding reality of fighting modern slavery takes place not on world stages, but through the dedicated actions of…individual community members who are often the eyes, ears and hearts of the places they call home.” The TIP Report makes clear that we need to add a 4th element to the traditional “3P” paradigm of prosecution, protection, prevention: partnership.

Rotary International, composed of community leaders from local chapters throughout the world, is committed to generating these critical partnerships by fostering the exchange of best practices among its grassroots members, national and local governments, NGOs, law enforcement, business, and individual communities, allowing all of these sectors to learn from one another, thereby multiplying the effectiveness of all. This Summit brings together front-line experts from all of these domains, but its goal is not identification of the problem: it is the design of creative solutions. Participants will discuss what is working and what is not in the fight against human trafficking, with the goal of identifying specific action plans going forward.


MAY 6th 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PMReception
Keynote Speaker Gary Haugen, CEO/Founder, International Justice Mission (IJM) and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)
MAY 7th 2019
8:00 AMRegistration and Breakfast
8:30 AMWelcome
8:40 AMRebecca Tolstoy AM, Founding Chair/Director, TCS Fintech and Path of Hope
9:00 AMShamere McKenzie, Survivor Advocate
9:10 AMPanel Discussion – Forced Labor/Supply Chain and How Businesses Can Act Proactively

Discussion Leaders:
Paula Pyres, Sr. Director, Supply Chain Social Responsibility, Apple
Jeff Rice, VP, Responsible Sourcing, Walmart
Genevieve Taft-Vazquez, Global Director, Workplace Accountability, The Coca-Cola Company
Christa Hayden Sharpe, VP of Programs for Southeast Asia, IJM – Moderator
10:15 AMBreak
10:25 AMCommunity Awareness and Action from The Office of The Mayor

Discussion Leader:
Minal Patel Davis, Special Advisor on Human Trafficking to the Mayor for the City of Houston; 2018 Presidential Award Recipient 
11:00 AMPanel Discussion – Business Best Practices in Fighting Human Trafficking

Discussion Leaders:
Mimi Braniff, Managing Director, Government Affairs, Delta
Nicole Clifton, VP, Global Public Affairs, UPS
Tu Rinsche, Director, Social Impact and Global Human Rights, Marriott International
Josef Schmidt, CEO, Freedom United
Dave McCleary, Director Rotary Action Group Against Slavery, Rotary – Moderator 
12:00 PMLunch 

Keynote Speakers John Cotton Richmond, Ambassador-at-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State and
Dr. Jean Baderschneider, CEO and Founding Board Member, The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery
1:00 PMPanel Discussion – Government Agencies

Discussion Leaders:
Julie Abraham, Director, Office of International Transportation and Trade, DOT
Chris Armstrong, Human Trafficking Section Chief, DHS-HSI
Hilary Axam, Director, Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit, DOJ
Katherine Chon, Director, Office of Trafficking in Persons, HHS
Linda Dixon, Program Manager, Combatting Trafficking in Persons (CTIP), DOD 
Marcia Eugenio, Director, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, DOL
Porter Glock, Procurement Analyst, OMB
Anbinh Phan, Director of Global Government Affairs, Walmart – Moderator
2:30 PMPanel Discussion – Diversionary Courts

Discussion Leaders:
Bethany Biesenthal, Of Counsel, Jones Day (Chicago)
Hon. Amy C. Martoche, Judge, Buffalo City Court on Human Trafficking Intervention
Hon. Mary Grace Rook, Magistrate Judge, District of Columbia Superior Court
Kimberly Brown, Partner, Jones Day (Pittsburgh) – Moderator
3:15 PMPanel Discussion – Effective Use of Technology to Combat Human Trafficking

Discussion Leaders:
Emily Cashman Kirstein, Senior Manager of Government Affairs, Thorn
Martin Laird, Senior Program Manager, Corporate Citizenship, IBM
Matt LaVigna, President & CEO, National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance
Bindu Sharma, Policy Director, Asia-Pacific, ICMEC
Staca Shehan, Executive Director, Case Analysis Division, NCMEC
Laura Ellsworth, Partner, Jones Day (Pittsburgh) – Moderator
4:05 PMPanel Discussion – Empowering Survivors with Sustainable Employment

Discussion Leaders:
Mary Frances Bowley, Founder & Executive Director, Wellspring Living
Mimi Braniff, Managing Director, Government Affairs, Delta
Nicole Clifton, VP, Global Public Affairs, UPS
Gaby Humphries, Survivor Advocate
Shilpa Nadhan, Manager, Social Impact, Marriott International
Dave McCleary, Director Rotary Action Group Against Slavery, Rotary – Moderator
5:05 PMKeynote Speaker Eric Dreiband, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
5:25 PMClosing Remarks