Unleash Opportunity – Members’ day
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08:00 - 09:30
Registration and light breakfast
09:30 - 09:40
Opening by the amfori Director General
Christian Ewert
09:40 - 10:40
Build a World of Sustainable Trade and Deliver a Better Future for All

Last year we looked back on our last 40 years; one that witnessed a transition to a new trade environment – one where uncertainty from climate change is growing and where protectionist rhetoric is on the rise globally. One that saw a shift in both consumer and legislative priorities.

Our challenges do not stop here; with increasing demands from our planet, our future and investors, we will work towards a future where all trade delivers social, economic and environmental benefits for everyone.

Today, as we celebrate our first amfori annual conference, we invite our members to join us to find out how amfori is working with our members to map the way forward, providing support through the unpredictability and using our resources to influence the future development of trade and sustainable supply chains.


Christian Ewert
10:40 - 11:00
Achieve Your Goals Through Creativity, Innovation and Collaboration

To build a sustainable world is going to take commitment, collaboration, new thinking and more. This interactive and energetic lecture, the audience will experience the power of creativity and get practical tools to apply it in their daily lives. We will explore how a change mindset can spark new thinking, suspend judgement to survive the idea killers and gest inspired to get into action to unleash your potential. Learn how to spark business creativity and address the importance of breaking fixed thinking patterns.

Cyriel Kortleven
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break


11:30 - 12:45
Supply Chain Reaction: Getting Clear on Chemicals

Today’s fast-moving global markets demand that businesses address environmental challenges in their direct operations and across their supply chain. And chemicals are uniquely challenging, affecting products and users while impacting environmental areas such as water, waste, emissions and pollution. Add global sourcing and dynamic legislation to the mix and you’ve got a toxic situation for many producers.

Take part in this session and learn about how chemical management impacts your textile and footwear supply chain. Find out how the amfori BEPI Supply Chain Chemical Management Module (SCCM) can support your daily due diligence.

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Julian Wu
Gina Burgard
Sandhya Sharma-Tosserams
Angela Xu
11:30 - 12:45
Tracking the Good – Understanding the Commitment Formula Dashboard

In an age of transparency and reporting, KPIs are a key part of how companies monitor – and manage – the compliance of supply chains and work towards more sustainable operations. For BSCI participants, this means honouring the Code of Conduct and Terms of Implementation and using our commitment formula to track progress and check peer performance.

Join us for an interactive session that teaches you how to use and make the most of our commitment formula’s dashboard. Through practical examples, members will be able to confidently leverage the tool for continuous business improvement and better reporting.

Monique Gerson
Social System Officer at amfori
Anna Stancher
Social Programmes Manager at amfori
Veronica Rubio
Senior Manager - Strategic Programmes at amfori
11:30 - 12:45
Buyers On Board – the Drivers of a Responsible Supply Chain

As environmental and social concerns have grown, responsible procurement has become a core pillar of a sustainable supply chain. That’s why ensuring buyers are aligned with your supply chain values is key to continuous improvement and compliance.

Join us to find out how you can efficiently and effectively integrate buyers into the amfori BSCI management system and raise awareness of CSR objectives.

11:30 - 12:45
More Than Numbers – Helping SMEs Get Started With Sustainability Reporting

With already limited resources, how can SMEs keep up with increasing demands for transparency and reporting on sustainability?  What tools are available to support them?

In this session, we will offer highly practical advice covering an end-to-end journey of sustainability reporting and show members how they can they use data from amfori BEPI and amfori BSCI platforms, together with the Sustainability Intelligence Dashboards, to stay ahead of the game.

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Mariam Al-Bouawad
11:30 - 12:45
Being an amfori BSCI Social Auditor for a Day – Part I

Social audits in supply chains are essential – but it’s also an incredibly complex process, requiring unique skills and tools for complete implementation. This is why amfori developed the amfori BSCI Auditor Qualification Course. The course provides an overview of the leading audit process designed to help companies achieve best practice standards across their supply chains.

Join us for the first in this highly interactive two-part session. Preference will be given to participants attending the two sessions, and your participation does not stop there. During the networking breaks, you will participate in a “Treasure hunt” where you will need to look for evidence and interview relevant people, collecting enough data to write your own finding for the afternoon session. We’ll also be exploring key triangulation techniques to give all participants a full picture of practicing as a BSCI Social Auditor.

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Stuart Webster
12:45 - 14:15
Networking Lunch
14:15 - 15:30
Being an amfori BSCI Social Auditor for a Day – Part II

After a morning of interviewing conference attendees and collecting information, participants will use the afternoon session to learn how to translate their findings into their own auditing report. Attendees will also explore a comprehensive approach to consolidating their data and look into root cause analysis of non-compliance.

Join us and get a holistic view of the realities of practicing as a BSCI Social Auditor. Preference will be given to participants who attend both the morning and the afternoon sessions. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!

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Stuart Webster
14:15 - 15:30
No Small Matter – Keeping Standards Constant Across Your Small Suppliers

In global trading environments with quick turnaround times, you may often find yourself adding a small – and unknown – producer to your supply chain, making your supply chain sustainability difficult to manage. That’s why amfori has developed the Small Producer Assessment (SPA).

Designed to support due diligence when sourcing from small businesses, the tool also helps micro and small enterprises understand their responsibilities and demonstrate their sustainability commitments without having to undergo complex audits.

Join us for an interactive session that will help you get to grips with this valuable platform and keep your sustainability standards constant across your supply chain.

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Frederic LECOQ
Irene Beers
Maren Barthel
14:15 - 15:30
Recognising Changing Risk With amfori’s Country Due Diligence Tool

In an age of open information, due diligence matters more than ever. The more complex a product, the more complex the supply chain to make it – and the bigger the risk.

amfori’s innovative Country Due Diligence tool provides country-specific indicators across a range of trade, social and environmental topics, helping companies better understand their supply chain risks and make more informed sourcing decisions.

Join us for practical and in-depth training on how your company can make the most of this member-exclusive platform and stay a step ahead of supply chain risks.



Anouschka Jansen
Senior Manager of Environmental Programmes - amfori
14:15 - 15:30
A Good Start – Sourcing Raw Material Sustainably

Not sure where sustainability fits into your business? The fact is that every company needs to know that it can access its product materials for the long term. That means playing a part in harvesting resources sustainably, no matter your industry.

Get practical advice on how to draft and implement a sustainable sourcing policy for your company. We’ll help you navigate the challenges and apply solutions so that you can rely on your resources for years to come.

Jenny Edwards
Stephanie Raymond
Senior Environmental Coordinator at amfori
Norma Tregurtha
14:15 - 15:30
Bridging the Gap – Getting the Business Benefits of Gender Equality

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have brought abuse and sexual harassment against women at the workplace into the spotlight in a growing number of industries, however little remains written about the women working in the less glamorous backdrops on factory floors and what impact this has on sustainable supply chains.

Creating an enabling working environment where women are safe from discrimination, have career advancement opportunities, can gain skills and participate in decision-making processes is not just a moral imperative for companies, but has revealed to have measurable positive effects. So why aren’t more companies doing it?

Using practical case studies and expert discussion, participants will learn how businesses can embed a gender-lens into their strategies, policies and due diligence processes. The session will demonstrate that addressing gender-based discrimination does not only contribute to women’s social and economic empowerment, but is also an effective way to enhance productivity levels and financial returns.

Magali Barraja
Dorothy Lovell
Ashok Yadav
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30
Members’ Award

With amfori’s network of companies pushing the boundaries of social and environmental sustainability, we invite all members to showcase their most creative and innovative work.

16:30 - 18:00
amfori General Assembly

The amfori General Assembly is the annual top decision-taking body of the association. Strictly exclusive for amfori members, this is a unique forum for members to vote and shape the future of the association.

18:00 - 18:15
18:15 - 19:30
Cocktail reception

Following a day of discussions, amfori invites members to join a cocktail reception ahead of its annual evening gala.

19:30 - 22:30
Evening Gala

amfori members and invited stakeholders are invited to join this evening to enjoy a walking dinner, a space to meet and a chance to unwind in between the day’s discussions.

We invite you to come dressed as you are, you always look great!

08:00 - 09:00
Registration and light breakfast
09:00 - 09:10
Opening By the amfori Director General

The amfori Director General, Christian Ewert will welcome all members and stakeholders to discuss, discover and design ways of unleashing opportunity for businesses, governments and communities around the world.



Christian Ewert
09:10 - 09:30
Building a New Paradigm for Progress

There’s no doubt that globalisation has brought incredible benefits to businesses and economies around the world. However, if the recent wave of political upheavals, coupled with ongoing climate change challenges and human rights abuses, has shown us anything, it’s that not every element of globalisation is positive.

This session is about taking an honest look at the effects of globalisation. While recognising the good, we will also examine how our planet’s resources have been compromised and how human rights around the world continue to face ongoing abuses. This conscientious look will examine the excesses and explore a chances of moving towards a balanced future.

Professor Ian Goldin
09:30 - 09:50
Guiding Us Towards Our Future: Frameworks for Sustainable Business Development

As globalisation influences the framework in which we live, businesses are confronted with major challenges; including the mission to remain competitive, meet responsibilities and find new opportunities within a more sustainable world.  Join us to explore how sustainability frameworks can help companies promote responsible, viable growth. We will look at how the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Guiding Principles and the OECD Guidelines point towards ways in which companies can develop coherent strategies for a future-proof business.


Caroline Rees
09:50 - 10:10
Staying Vital – New Business Models

In face of the challenges of globalisation, adapting your business model is not just a nice to have but a requirement to remain relevant in the changing world. With depleting natural resources, ongoing human rights in supply chains, along with increased barriers to trade, the need to adapt is greater than ever.

Hear from a leading innovative business how they are creating a sustainable business model fit for the future.

Robert Metzke
10:10 - 10:30
Time With the Plenary Guests
Naga Munchetty
Professor Ian Goldin
Caroline Rees
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break


11:00 - 12:15
The New Silk Road – Leveraging the Belt & Road Initiative to Drive a New Era of Sustainable Trade

The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) is the first truly ambitious infrastructure project of the 21st Century. It will reinvigorate the seamless flow of capital, goods and services between Asia and the rest of the world as it winds its way through the Chinese mainland and into Europe. It will connect more than 60% of the world’s population in over 60 countries. It will also cover 30% the world’s GDP, and 35% of world trade and no business can afford to ignore this new era of opportunity.

amfori is a partner in the Belt & Road Initiative Commercial Alliance (BRICA), allowing our members to leverage the BRI’s resources to pursue exceptional sustainable trade options with a responsible supply chain.

Join us as we explore policy coordination, infrastructure connectivity, financial integration, cultural exchange and how the BRI supports the UN SDGs.

Download the session Power Point from Joyce Chau, amfori Greater China

Download the session Power Point from Dr Wang Xiaoguang, CFIE

Download the session Power Point from Ms Yan Yan, CNTAC

Download the session Power Point from Mr Yan Dingyong, All Electric Kitchen

Download the session Power Point from Dr Astrid Skala-Kuhmann, GIZ


Ms Joyce Chau
Network Representative Greater China - amfori
Dr Wang Xiaoguan
Ms. Yan Yan
Dr Astrid Skala-Kuhmann
Mr Yan Dingyong
11:00 - 12:15
Understanding the Other – A Migrant Worker’s Perspective

After years of conflict, there are now more than 3 million Syrian refugees in Turkey – and many of them are working in factories your business sources from. However, as more vulnerable people cross the border and look for work, can we be sure that their rights are being protected and they are able to work legally?

Find out how amfori has been working with Syrian migrants in Turkey through extensive stakeholder engagement and the creation of a guidance document. Learn about how amfori members can go beyond audits to have a positive impact on the lives of millions of migrants.

Download the Power Point of the session presented by Müge Tuna

Download the Power Point of the session – Supply Chain Mngt in Turkey



Dr Emre Eren Korkmaz
Müge Tuna
11:00 - 12:15
Engage Your Suppliers Towards Maximum Impact

Your suppliers are your most essential business partner towards reaching your sustainability objectives across your supply chains. But faced by the complexities of supply chain management, how can you work together to ensure maximum impact?

Join this practical session to learn more about how you can drive positive impact across your supply chain through a collaborative approach.

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Jürg von Niederhäusern
Alfred Beerli
Daniel Hopp
11:00 - 12:15
Stimulating Responsible Business Conduct in Global Value Chains: The Government – Business Nexus

Over the past years, a number of governmental-led responses have emerged to foster sustainable global value chains and encourage responsible business conduct. These have taken the form of both voluntary schemes (such as the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles or the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles) and legally binding frameworks (such as the French Duty of Care Law or the UK Modern Slavery Act). Other countries might follow with similar approaches. At the same time, the international community is negotiating a potential UN Treaty on business and human rights, while the European Union’s approach remains unclear.

This session will bring together representatives from businesses, national governments and the EU. Building on the lessons learned from existing initiatives, it will discuss the role of Governments in stimulating responsible business conduct across global value chains, as a contributor to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Moderated by Sarah Dekkiche, Sustainability Policy Advisor at amfori, the exchanges will also address more specifically the responsibility of the European Union for a consistent and harmonized approach, in line with the EU 2030 Agenda.

Nienke Steen
Carole de Montgolfier
Dr. Sibyl Anwander
Kim Moolenaar 
Sarah Dekkiche
11:00 - 12:15
Keeping an Eye on the Money – How Climate Change, ESG Reporting and the Financial Sector Connect

ESG reporting not only helps companies engage different stakeholder groups more effectively, it benefits the compliance and reputation of the companies that report. But what is the connection of these reports to the financial sector, and how is Climate Change influencing the expectations of shareholders and investors?

Join us for a panel discussion with different representatives from the financial sector and reporting standard community on how both worlds connect.

Flavia Micilotta
Anouschka Jansen
Senior Manager of Environmental Programmes - amfori
Sabine Content