Here at the Enfield Academy, London, there’s already a real buzz in the air. Partly the buzz of microphones being tested, partly the buzz of laptops whirring into action to beam the conference around the world, but overwhelmingly the buzz of genuine excitement.
We knew from the outset that if we could get about 200 local activists together in one place at one time, to inspire and resource them to create communities across the world intolerant of human trafficking, then the Global Freedom Summit could make a real difference. So why the buzz of genuine excitement? Because very soon, over 500 local activists from around the UK and Europe, along with politicians, anti-trafficking NGO representatives and law enforcement officials will be filling the Enfield Academy.
With over 500 delegates, today will create more than a buzz. Our ambitions are bigger than that. It’s the epicentre of global movement to equip communities to raise a collective hand to trafficking. It’s not often than so many people committed to one thing – from UN agencies to community groups – gather under the same roof. Which is why we’ll spend the next few hours making certain that every single one goes away knowing exactly what actions they can take to ensure there is no room for trafficking in their community.
We’ve got a team assembled to blog, Tweet and Facebook about what everyone’s saying and doing to ensure that the impetus created by the Global Freedom Summit is truly global.