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Our largest educational event of the year, ICC Mediation Week comprises the International Commercial Mediation Competition and the International Mediation Roundtable. Run by our International Centre for ADR, the next edition will take place from 5 to 9 February 2021 in Paris, at ICC Global Headquarters and other nearby venues.

Bringing together around 500 participants—professional mediators, academics and students—from around the world, the highly-anticipated event provides a unique opportunity to share knowledge, discuss new developments and gain valuable insights on the latest techniques, strategies and trends in the field of mediation.

The International Commercial Mediation Competition

The ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition is a globally-renowned moot that lasts seven days and is held in various locations throughout Paris. The Competition is open to students of every discipline—though each team is required to have at least one law student to take the role of counsel. In 2021, 48 university teams from across the globe will be specially selected to participate. They will compete in almost 100 mock mediation sessions throughout the Competition.

More than 100 professional mediators and mediation trainers participate every year on a voluntary basis to share their expertise and passion for mediation. Some will act as mediators, making use of their own experience in resolving cross-border disputes; while others take on the role of judges, assessing each team’s negotiating and problem-solving skills, as well as their ability to make good use of the mediator.

Though the event allows students the occasion to put theory into practice, the added bonus is their interaction with some of the world’s top mediators. This unique exchange is an opportunity for professionals to enlighten and engage a new generation of mediators and mediation users through guidance, feedback and support.

The International Mediation Roundtable

Established in 2014, the ICC Mediation Roundtable has quickly become one of the most significant and valuable meeting points for ADR professionals worldwide. The gathering provides a dedicated platform to explore and examine the industry’s latest trends and exchange experiences in an effort to further the development of mediation and its practices.

To ensure all topics are relevant, Roundtable discussions are carefully developed with the help of professional mediators and academics who have working-knowledge of what is current in the industry. The event is reserved for professionals participating in the Mediation Competition, as well as a select group of invited guests.  The event typically includes several interactive workshops; engaging discussions; and dynamic plenary sessions.

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ICC offers a variety of partnership options that can be adjusted to your specific interests. You may choose to sponsor one or several events to maximise visibility and meet your marketing objectives. We also work with media partners to cross-promote our mediation events. All partnership agreements are executed on a first come, first served basis.

  • As a truly global organization, we have a diverse and international audience. Sponsors receive maximum visibility during the promotional phase, onsite and after the event.
  • This Competition will be promoted through a wide range of influential media; relevant partner networks and organisations; as well as our national committees.
  • Our social media traffic increases significantly during events.

Media partnerships

Media partnerships are based on barter agreements and cross-promotion.

What we can offer…                What you can offer…
Your publications distributed during the event(s) Distribution of our promotional materials at your event(s)
Distribution of promotional material in participant bags Our logo on your website with link to event(s) presentation
Your logo identified as media partner on the ICC website and via social media E-mail blasts to your subscriber list promoting the event (s)
Partnership announcement via social media Our event announcements through your social media
Shared exhibition table to display promotional material Announcement article of our event(s)
And more based on a customised agreement… And more based on a customised agreement…




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