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OTC and United Against Human Trafficking Continue Partnership

Monday, April 15, 2019

Houston, Texas, USA (15 April 2019) – The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT) are proud to continue their now five-year partnership to provide awareness, education, and outreach to end human trafficking.

Utilizing UAHT resources, OTC helps educate attendees and exhibitors about the warning signs of human trafficking in communications before and during the conference. This outreach includes an education booth for UAHT, located in NRG Center, Level 1, Hall D, throughout the conference, 6–9 May.

“OTC is proud to sustain its partnership with United Against Human Trafficking in 2019,” OTC Board of Directors Chairman Wafik Beydoun said. “This agreement exemplifies OTC’s dedication and desire to raise awareness and educate industry professionals in ways to recognize potential trafficking situations.”  

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. The vision of UAHT is to aspire for all people to experience freedom and live beyond bondage to others. OTC is proud to support this vision.

“We are grateful to continue the partnership with the Offshore Technology Conference,” UAHT Executive Director Timeka Walker said. “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 51-year-old conference maintains a strong commitment to serving the greater Houston community through the OTC Beneficiary program, which has donated more than USD 1.7 million to local charities over the past eight years. 


Celebrating 50 years since 1969, OTC is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia. For more information, visit www.otcnet.org.


United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT) leads a dedicated coalition of Houston-area non-profits, faith-based organizations, government agencies/entities and others whose mission is to prevent and confront human trafficking. UAHT combats human trafficking by educating the public, training professionals and empowering the community to take action. UAHT strives to unite the community while fulfilling its mission to end human trafficking through awareness, education, and outreach. For more information, visit www.uaht.org.



Offshore Technology Conference
Gina Quevedo
Offshore Technology Conference

United Against Human Trafficking
Jessica Kim
Community Engagement Coordinator


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