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Plenary Panel - 5th ICoCA Annual General Assembly

Addressing Human Trafficking: the Role of Private Security Companies


Human trafficking is a multi-million dollar enterprise. So what is the role of business, and in particular, what role does the private security industry have to play in preventing human trafficking? Join us for an in-depth discussion with a panel of experts working at the forefront of these issues in the security sector and beyond, as we ask:


  • What are the main risks of human trafficking in the private security industry?
  • How can safeguards against human trafficking effectively be put in place by the industry?
  • What role can clients of private security companies play?
  • Which other sectors are tackling this issue that the industry can learn from?
  • What are the opportunities for businesses, governments and civil society to work together in stopping modern day slavery?  






  • Tristan Forster – Founder & CEO, FSI Worldwide
  • Shawn MacDonald – CEO, Verité
  • Linda Ristagno – Manager External Affairs, International Air Transport Association (IATA)



  • Deborah Avant – Director, Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy

Where & When


Date & Time: Friday 30 November 2018 from 11:30 to 13:00 


Location: World Meteorological Organisation,7 bis Avenue de la Paix, 1211 Genève


The full programme is available here.