The Role of Hotel Employees in Stopping Human Trafficking

Event Details

Moderated by: Craig Kalkut, vice president of government affairs, AH&LA


Michelle Guelbart, Director of Private Sector Engagement, ECPATUSA
Carol Smolenski, Executive Director, ECPATUSA
Christopher A. Nowak, Group Vice President - Legal, Wyndham Hotel Group and ECPATUSA Board Member

Join representatives from a leading anti-trafficking organization to discuss the important role that hotels can play in fighting human trafficking.  Human trafficking is not just a problem in developing nations; estimates show that thousands of men, women, and children are trafficked in the United States each year primarily for sexual or labor exploitation. Trafficking networks often rely on legitimate businesses to sustain their operations and infrastructure.

Our team of experts will walk through the training program developed jointly by ECPAT and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.  Learn how to spot potential cases of trafficking and what actions to take in order to help the victims and allow law enforcement to apprehend the perpetrators.  Make sure you educate your employees so our industry is prepared and can be an active participant in stopping this horrible crime. We will also discuss current efforts by AH&LA and our member chains to combat trafficking.