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Meeting Architect Podcast

Oct 22, 2019

On this episode, Brenda is joined by Sandy Biback, Founder of Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking

Brenda and Sandy have a heartfelt conversation about how Sandy started this passion project to help bring this dark topic to light.

Discussed in this episode:

  • Trafficking myths
  • How can meeting professionals help?
    • Become aware of the issue
    • Educate yourself  
    • The Photo App that helps identify hotel rooms
  • The training the hotels are undertaking
  • Future goals for MPAHT
  • "If you see something, say something."

Key Learning: With an issue as pervasive as Human Trafficking, we all need to work together to find a way to contribute to a solution. If you see something, say something.



MPAHT (Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking)

ECPAT- End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (Global Headquarters)

ECPAT USA has done wonderful work getting such organizations as MPI/PCMA/site to get onboard:

The Code:  As a branch of ECPAT, many hotels, travel companies, industry organizations (including MPAHT) are members. 

Mekong Club out of Hong Kong:  More information about labor slavery, click HERE

Shiva Foundation of UK who post signage in all their UK hotels.  Click HERE 

ECPAT-USA video that is shown to the public, industry and students to help elevate the awareness of this issue within hotels




TraffickCam App Take photos of any hotel that you are staying at and this database helps authorities and the police identify where the crimes are taking place.

For meeting planners, you can find contract clauses and RFP questions examples here to include during the procurement process.



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