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The Hospitality Community’s Influence in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

March 6, 2019 @ 2:30 pm5:30 pm EST

Location and Host Sponsor: Hyatt Regency Columbus (350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215; 614-463-1234)

We have all heard the phrase “human trafficking”, but what exactly is it? Does it really impact the hospitality community? What influence can I have as an event professional to affect my community in a positive way? What do I need to know? Learning just a few simple signs to look for can make a significant difference.

Please join us as Columbus’ own survivor and author, Theresa Flores, shares her personal story and resolve to end human trafficking. Theresa is an internationally-known speaker and founder of Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution (SOAP) (soapproject.org), which works with the hotel community in saving victims of human trafficking. Her passion for creating awareness of this unacceptable crime is heart-moving. For additional information about Theresa Flores, visit https://www.traffickfree.com/.

The learning objectives for this session are:

  • Learn what human trafficking is and where it occurs
  • Learn the signs of human trafficking to be aware of
  • Understand your role in the fight against human trafficking



2:30pm – 3:00pm:  Registration opens/networking

3:00pm – 4:15pm:  Education Session

4:15pm – 5:30pm:  Reception/Bourbon Tasting sponsored by Louisville Tourism


Bourbon Trail Sponsor: Louisville Tourism

A reception will follow our education session with a virtual walk down the Bourbon Trail, sponsored by Louisville Tourism. This is an opportunity to learn the history of the Bourbon Trail and experience a taste of some of the most popular bourbons today!

We look forward to seeing you there!


Registration Fees:

  • PCMA POWER Chapter Member: $35
  • Non-Member: $45
  • Student: $10

Register here!


Thank You to Our Host Sponsor!



Thank You to Our Bourbon Trail Sponsor!


March 6, 2019
2:30 pm– 5:30 pm EST


Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 N High St.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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