ICC YAF Middle East, North Africa & Turkey Regional Conference

Cairo, Egypt, • English

The ICC YAF Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey Regional Conference is organized every two years in a different city of the region. For the first time, Cairo will be hosting the 4th edition of this Regional YAF conference.


This one and half day conference will feature an interactive set of panels discussing timely issues in international dispute resolution. The program will also include many social events, from lunches to coffee breaks and drinks, allowing for many networking opportunities.

Who should attend?

The conference is aimed at arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years and under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics, and students.

The ICC YAF Conference is an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration and to enrich their network in the region.


Programme: Thursday 20 December 2018
 17:30 – 18:00First Keynote Speech
 18:00 – 19:00Round table discussion
 19:00 – 19:30Q&A

Venue: Mantis Restaurant and Bar

Cairo Capital Club, 9 Rostom St., Garden City, Cairo, Egypt.

(Transportation will be provided from the conference venue to the reception)

 Friday 21 December 2018
 9:30 – 10:00Registration and welcome coffee
 10:00 – 10:20Second Keynote Speech
 10:20 – 11:30Round table discussion followed by Q&A
 11:30 – 13:00Lunch and Friday prayer’s break

Lunch break will be held at the Restaurant/ Bar by the pool

 13:00 – 14:00First debate session followed by Q&A
 14:00 – 15:00Second debate session followed by Q&A
 15:00 – 15:30Coffee Break
 15:30 – 16:30Third debate session followed by Q&A
 16:30 – 17:00Closing
 20:30Closing Reception

Venue: Mezcal Restaurant and Bar

New President Hotel, 20 Taha Hussein St., Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

(Transportation will be provided from meeting points to the reception)


Speakers will be announced shortly.

Logistical notes


Conference venue on 20 December 2018

The Diplomatic Club

The Intersection between Talaat Harb St.

and Al Bustan St, Qasr an Nile, Down Town,

Cairo, Egypt

Conference venue on 21 December 2018

The Nile Ritz Carlton,

At the Alf Leila W Leila (A) Meeting Room

1113 Corniche El Nil, Ismailia, Qasr an Nile,

Cairo, Egypt

Travel and accommodation

Travel and hotel expenses are not included. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.


For further information on the event please contact Sylvia Saad

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.