Free seminar: Modern slavery and the hospitality industry

Modern slavery addressed

Modern slavery addressed

Hoteliers and all those involved in the hospitality industry are invited to attend a free seminar addressing the issues of human trafficking and how to protect your business.

The event - Modern Slavery and the Hospitality Sector: How to protect your business against human trafficking, forced labour and labour exploitation – takes place on Monday 1st June at the MLK Building, International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool.

The seminar is the first in a series of informative talks that will provide the knowledge needed to improve your hotel or hospitality business and manage risks associated with modern slavery. Examples of good practice will be provided by experienced practitioners who will explain what businesses can do to meet their responsibilities and what policies they can employ to protect their business.

The seminar will highlight the issues you should know, and the questions you should be asking, and will provide information on what you can do to address any potential concerns. It will address policy development, an assessment of the risks to your business, identification of those workers who may be vulnerable to exploitation, how to integrate assessments into your business planning and the importance of monitoring and evaluation.

The event will be chaired by Glynn Rankin, and speakers will include Fran Hughes of the International Tourism Partnership, Alex Balch, Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool and Matt Crossman, Ethical Researcher, Rathbone Greenbank Investments.

The seminar runs from 1.30 – 3.30 and is being hosted by the International Slavery Museum (ISM) and the University of Liverpool’s Centre for Study of International Slavery (CSIS).

There is no delegate fee, but interested parties should register their attendance via Eventbrite before 27th May 2015. More information is available by emailing

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