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The annual ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration is in sight. One of our largest regional conferences, the event is set to take place at the prestigious New York University School of Law on Wednesday, 27 September and will explore the most current industry issues affecting the Americas today.

In anticipation of the event, we’ve rounded up some exciting benefits to help give you a sense of what to expect:

Engage with key experts in the field

Pulling from our extensive global network, we’ll be featuring 20 arbitration specialists, industry veterans and other leading influencers as speakers at this year’s event. Take in new and actionable information, tactics and tips thanks to:

  • special guest, Franco Ferrari, the Director of the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law;
  • insider views from the ICC Court Secretariat, including Alexis Mourre, Alexander Fessas and Katherine Gonzalez Arrocha, the President, Secretary General and Director for the Americas of the ICC International Court of Arbitration respectively;
  • and first-hand knowledge from renowned professionals, including Patrick Pearsall, former Chief of Investment Arbitration at the United States State Department, Claudia Salomon, Chair of the conference’s Programme Committee and a partner at Latham and Watkins and Theresa Coetzee, Vice-President and Assistant General Counsel of Dispute Resolution at Marriott International.

 Gain insight into latest trends, best practices and new solutions

Stay ahead of the curve with our interactive programme built around four high-level topics—from the looming possibility of the United States withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement and the safeguarding of confidential information in an increasingly digital world to the various approaches to the use of experts during proceedings and essential strategies for the enforcement of awards. The New York Conference is a convenient way to keep on point with up-to-the-minute developments and activities impacting the global and regional arbitration community. What’s more, walk away with best practices and innovative methods to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow from the world’s leading arbitral institution.

Take advantage of world-class learning opportunities

Education is an important aspect of all our events. For those looking to build skills and expertise, be sure to look into the ICC Institute’s training on the drafting of enforceable awards. Taking place the day before the conference, this advanced-level course incorporates dynamic discussions with collaborative learning exercises to ensure you get the most hands-on experience possible. Discover different drafting styles, go through problematic issues, find out the ICC perspective, understand the ICC Court’s scrutiny process and take part in a mock court session to drive your professional development forward.

Build your network by making meaningful connections

Strong networks don’t just happen overnight. They take time to develop. Expected to attract around 250 participants from all over the world, this conference is a great way to broaden your professional reach. Whether you’re looking for new opportunities or simply wanting to exchange ideas—working with people who share your background has myriad advantages.

Don’t just read about what’s in store: make sure your seat is reserved at the ICC New York Conference. Register today!