2023 NRFT Summit Agenda

Wednesday, July 19th, 2023 | Park Hyatt, Washington, D.C.

This year’s Summit will focus on new and innovative approaches to combatting sex and labor trafficking. Our presenters, representing a variety of industries and organizations, will share ideas and insights, explore practical and replicable solutions, and help us look ahead to “what’s next” as the hospitality industry strives to advance our anti-trafficking and survivor empowerment efforts.

12:00 – Registration Begins

Grab-and-Go Lunch Available


Opening Remarks

Anna Blue, President AHLA Foundation

The Hospitality Industry: A Force-Multiplier for Change

Amb. Cindy Dyer, United States Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Inspire Session: Erica Grant

Dr. Erica Grant, Founder & CEO, Quantal Security

Panel 1: The Data Dilemma

Cara Jones, Co-Founder, Marinus Analytics
Staca Shehan, Vice President, Analytical Services Division, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Mark VanBeest, Vice President, Brand Services & External Affairs, G6 Hospitality LLC

Inspire Session: Amanda Volz

Amanda Volz, Global Customers and Strategic Partnerships, Thorn

Case Study: Combatting Online Exploitation

Abbe Horswill, Director, Human Rights & Social Impact, Marriott International
Neil Prowse, Development Manager, Internet Watch Foundation
Eric Wenger, Senior Director for Government Affairs, Cisco

Programming Break

Panel 2: Insights from “Outside”

Alex Costello, Vice President, Government Relations, American Gaming Association
Kristin Reif, Director of External Affairs, Phillip Morris International
Mollie Thorsen Andrews, U.S. Director of Advocacy, A21

Inspire Session: Alicia Ley

Alicia Ley, Fellowship Program Coordinator, Survivor Alliance

Panel 3: The Path Forward: Survivor-Centered Solutions in Action

Caroline Ackerman, Executive Director, Amara Legal Center
Abby Fabiaschi, Co-Founder, Empower Her Network
Allie Gardner, Senior Manager, United Way Center to Combat Human Trafficking

Remarks from the NRFT Advisory Council Co-Chairs

Farah Bhayani, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, G6 Hospitality LLC
 Joan Bottarini, Hyatt, Chief Financial Officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation


2023 NRFT Survivor Fund Grantee Organizations

General Reception

Open to all Summit Attendees; reception concludes at 6:00 p.m.