2019 Issara Global Forum
6-8 November 2019
Novotel Bangkok Platinum, Bangkok, Thailand
Register before September 20, 2019 to receive our early bird discount!
The venue for the 2019 Issara Global Forum has been confirmed! The 3-day event will be held at the Novotel Bangkok Platinum, which is centrally located in the Siam / Pratunam neighborhood of Bangkok, near to CentralWorld (between Siam and Chitlom BTS stations). To book your room at the Novotel, please click here.
2. New themes and more leadership from workers
For the past 2 years, the Issara Global Forum’s 3 daily themes have been (1) partnerships, (2) worker voice and technology, and (3) ethical recruitment. We are pleased to announce our new themes for 2019:
- Day 1: Leading with worker voices. Key reflections, priorities, and lessons learned in human rights and responsible sourcing
- Day 2: Leading with data. Making the business case for ethical supply chains
- Day 3: Ethical recruitment in global supply chains. Emerging models and lessons learned
The key themes for Day 1 are now being determined by workers and trafficking survivors currently engaged in a consultative process, so stay tuned for more details on Day 1, and be prepared for thought-provoking conversations, presentations, and workshops designed for participation by a broad multi-stakeholder group.
Day 2 in the past has been a day of focus on innovation. This November, we will be shifting our innovation energies to a focus on evidence for a business case for ethical supply chains. Is there an emerging business case for ethical sourcing? For ethical recruitment? If so, what does the evidence look like, and if not, how should the costs of ethical sourcing and recruitment be distributed?
Day 3 remains focused on the mechanics of ethical recruitment (aka employer pays labour recruitment), and we aim to provide a marketplace-like learning platform for emerging models from different parts of the world. Are you working on ethical recruitment and want to share your model and lessons learned with an engaged, diverse group of business and human rights stakeholders including global brands and retailers, suppliers, recruiters, workers, government representatives, academics, and donors? If so, please reach out to the Issara Global Forum team at email@example.com.
3. New formats and approaches
We will be integrating workshops and small-group deep-dives with larger plenary sessions, and aim to cultivate a learning and exchanging atmosphere. Do you have an idea for a workshop, seminar, or multimedia presentation of 45-90 minutes that fits the themes of the Issara Global Forum that you would like to organize, or to suggest/request? If so, please reach out to our team to discuss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Registration on Eventbrite – open now!
Register now to get the early bird discount, which is available through September 20, 2019! There are also discounts for registration costs for non-profit civil society organizations, as well as limited travel funds to support the participation of representatives from civil society. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in Bangkok on 6-8 November 2019!
– Best wishes from the Issara team