Annual Conference

Electronics Watch holds an annual conference in December each year. Last year the conference took place at the Octagon at Queen Mary University of London, on December 7. It was organised in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London, Good Electronics and the Business, Human Rights and the Environment Research Group at University of Greenwich.

The Electronics Watch Conference 2017 focused on precarious labour in the electronics industry and explored ways in which public sector buyers can help protect the rights of workers in unreliable and often abusive forms of employment.  As in previous years, the Conference featured leading practitioners in the field of socially responsible public procurement, experts in international labour rights, and grassroots workplace monitors from electronics production regions around the world.

Those who came to the Electronics Watch Conference were able to:

  • Hear directly from workplace monitors about conditions in factories that may be supplying goods to your institution
  • Learn about best practices in socially responsible public procurement
  • Share your own experiences and lessons learned


This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of  Electronics Watch and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. The Electronics Watch Annual Conference 2017 is part of the project "Make ICT Fair - Reforming Manufacture & Minerals Supply Chains through Policy, Finance & Public Procurement", co-funded by European Union.