Committed to raising awareness of human trafficking, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT) are continuing their four-year partnership. As such, UAHT has conducted training for OTC’s exhibitors and educated conference staff on the signs of human trafficking.
OTC provides human trafficking information in its communications before and during the conference along with an on-site education booth for UAHT. It is located in NRG Center, Level 1, Hall D, throughout the conference, 30 April through 3 May.
“OTC is proud to continue its partnership with United Against Human Trafficking to increase awareness among our attendees from the greater Houston area and around the world,” said OTC Board of Directors Chairman Wafik Beydoun. “This important partnership opens the door for us to shine a light on this terrible issue, bringing attention to human trafficking and working together to improve our communities.”
UAHT’s mission is to end human trafficking through awareness, education and outreach. Based in Houston, UAHT increases awareness by training law enforcement, first responders, healthcare workers, social service providers and business owners on how to identify and combat human trafficking in the greater Houston community.
“We are grateful to continue the partnership with the Offshore Technology Conference,” said UAHT Executive Director Timeka Walker. “United Against Human Trafficking is dedicated to uniting the community in the fight against human trafficking. We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with OTC on this very important issue that impacts our city.”
UAHT is one of the many charities supported by OTC. In fact, the 50-year-old conference maintains a strong commitment to serving the greater Houston community through the Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon, which has donated more than $1.4 million to local charities over the past six years. OTC also donated to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts last year.