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Unleash Opportunity


12 Jun 2018 to 13 Jun 2018


Passenger Terminal Amsterdam
Piet Heinkade 27
1019 BR  Amsterdam


Trade & Society

Event Location


Event Description

It’s time to rebuild our business models to enable a future where we drive innovation, quality and economic performance, while better integrating the protection of our planet and people
Unleash Opportunity will bring together 400+ participants for the largest conference dedicated to sustainable trade in Europe. Inspirational sessions on future global trends will meet practical workshops - the conference will provide tools to improve your daily supply chain operations and keep your business at the forefront of sustainable trade.
  • Frank Dassler, General Counsel - adidas Group is the eldest representative of the third generation succeeding adidas Group Founders, Adolf and Rudolf Dassler. As the leading company in the sporting industry, hear how the company is shaping the future of sport through innovation and creativity. What does it take for companies to remain sustainable, competitive and future fit? 
  • Professor Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development - University of Oxford is uniquely placed to bring together the frontiers of knowledge with practical needs and strategic concerns of businesses, governments and individuals. After a career which included being Adviser to Nelson Mandela and Vice President of the World Bank, he is now powering new, cross-disciplinary thinking about the challenges of globalisation, near and far.
  • Caroline Rees, President - Shift is widely recognised as a leading global authority on corporate responsibility and governance practices. As the former Chief Advisor to the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, Ms Rees will provide advice on how to activate international sustainability frameworks into your business operations.


Featuring more than 20 breakout sessions, we will tackle a range of relevant issues including how to engage your suppliers, the next industrial revolution, beyond a living wage, the new silk road, and more. Attendees will be given exclusive access to the tools, training and guidance needed to remain future fit in this ever-changing world.
Visit the conference website to find out more about your practical needs, including getting to the conference venue, the participation rates and the accommodation listing. We highly recommend you to book your accommodation at your earliest convenience. 

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