REGISTER NOW: Fair recruitment – from ambition to reality

Join us for a joint digital conference with the World Economic Forum and Anheuser-Busch InBev on 9 November from 14:00 – 15:30 (CEST) on fair recruitment policies.

Covid-19 has highlighted the vulnerable position of many migration workers, but also demonstrated the important role they play in healthcare institutions, agriculture and factory work, food processing, logistics and shop staffing, engineering and construction, public transportation and other services. What has also become more apparent is that due to wide and increasing demographic, labour market and skills imbalances across borders and regions, many millions of these workers are recruited from abroad.

Recent times has seen many initiatives to promote fair recruitment, but challenges remain. This conference gathers leaders of business, international organizations, workers and civil society for an exchange on recruitment practices that is timely and practical: seeing and seizing common ground—in these crises—for action.

Please register here.


Moderator: Roberto Suárez Santos, Secretary-General, IOE

14:00 – 14:05 Welcome: Pedro G. Gómez Pensado, Head of Partnering Against Corruption Initiative, World Economic Forum

14:05 – 14:15 Keynote: Ambassador Laura Thompson, Deputy Director-General, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

14:15 – 14:35 Why we care & What we do: Matt Galvin, Global Vice-President, Ethics & Compliance, AB InBev and Peter Grossman, Co-Founder Labyrinth Training

14:35 – 14:50 Key risks in recruitment and how to address them. Conversation between Linda Kromjong, Global Labour & Human Rights Director, Samsung Electronics and Bettina Schaller, President, World Employment Confederation (WEC)

14:50 – 15:05 The role of trade unions – untapping the potential of social partnership. Conversation between Mamadou Diallo, Deputy General Secretary, ITUC and Matthias Thorns, Deputy Secretary-General, IOE

15:05 – 15:20 From confrontation to collaboration – How to strengthen business-NGO cooperation: Conversation between Pedro G. Gómez Pensado and John Morrison, Executive Director, Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)

15:20 – 15:30 Important gaps, opportunities and next steps: Michelle Leighton, Chief, Labour Migration Branch, International Labour Organization (ILO)

15:30 Conclusions: Roberto Suárez Santos

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