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As today’s commercial disputes become more complex, in-house counsel and dispute resolution professionals are required to become more creative to effectively avoid adversarial litigations, wasted time and excessive costs. Those looking to expand and improve their arsenal of tools and tactics should participate in the seventh International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Mediation Conference (ICCMC), which will be held on 19 October 2016 in Paris.

Here are four reasons why #ICCMC is the key forum for in-house counsel and dispute resolution professionals.

Designed for users by users

The ICCMC programme is expressly developed with essential input received from the event’s Advisory Committee. This committee includes an international group of six in-house counsel and dispute resolution specialists that represent a range of perspectives from multinational conglomerates to small independent start-ups. This ensures that all topics addressed are timely, pertinent and specifically targeted to business needs. By leveraging this level of expertise, #ICCMC can provide a truly practical and productive conference experience.

Explore new trends and confront challenges

As ADR continues to gain popularity all over the world, new processes are developing. This means an array of new obstacles to face. Under the theme “Mix and match for the best results,” this year’s ICCMC will focus on combined dispute resolution mechanisms. Participants will be presented with the most effective methods to resolve their dispute without resorting to litigation. With a detailed overview of selected processes; success stories and strategies on how to build an effective dispute resolution system; expert tips for proposing certain processes both within a company and with the other party; real-life examples on negotiation and drafting sound escalation clauses; and a clear outline of the benefits of using Dispute Boards outside the construction sector; a number of relevant subjects will be discussed to equip participants successful approaches to navigate the dynamic legal landscape.

Learn from dispute resolution thought leaders

When it comes to examining and explaining best practices, it is important to have first-class professionals on board. As a world leader in ADR processes, ICCMC has lined up 14 leading industry specialists and practitioners from ICC’s international network as event speakers. Each will reveal their own unique wealth of technical expertise and first-hand experience that is sure to be advantageous to all participants.

Engage through our interactive format

ICCMC continues to get more interactive and collaborative each year and the seventh edition is without exception. From exclusive speaker presentations to stimulating panel discussions to key networking opportunities, ICCMC is designed to increase engagement and knowledge sharing. This structure will allow participants to gain industry insight, maximize their learning opportunities and master new skills.

For those interested in attending ICCMC, an early-bird discount is still available. Take advantage of the special rate from now until 19 September 2016. To discover more about ICCMC, please visit the information page. For questions, please contact Sara Debenedetti via email at sara.debenedetti@iccwbo.org.

Stay up-to-date with the latest ICC ADR news, events and information on Twitter via @ICCMediation.

For further information, please contact

  • Sara DEBENEDETTI
  • +33 1 49 53 33 59 or +33 1 49 53 33 59
  • Project Manager, International Centre for ADR