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Today officially kicks off Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival. At ICC, we’re celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Dog by highlighting events set to bring our expertise and insight to Asia throughout the lunisolar calendar.

Mark your calendar today to join us at one of these six events.

1. ICC Institute’s Advanced PIDA Training on International Commercial Arbitration

ICC’s think-tank, the Institute of World Business Law, will hold an advanced-level training on ICC Arbitration procedure from 5-7 March in Tokyo. From drafting requests to preparing witnesses to simulating an arbitral hearing, this training will help tune-up the skills needed to expertly prepare for an arbitral proceeding under the ICC Arbitration Rules.

2. ICC Asia-Pacific CEO Forum

From 8-9 March, more than 200 high-level chief executive officers (CEOs) and heads of international organisations will converge with Japanese business leaders for the 4th edition of the Asia-Pacific CEO Forum in Tokyo. Organised by ICC and ICC Japan, the event is slated to discuss the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as the role of the Asia-Pacific region in reshaping the world economy and global trade.

3. Belt and Road Trade and Investment Forum

On 12 April, ICC Chief Operating Officer Philip Kucharski will be in Beijing for the Belt and Road Trade and Investment Forum. This year’s theme is set to exchange views on how to best unleash potential for a shared future. Mr Kucharski will take part in a discussion on strengthening trade through e-commerce channels with top-level representatives from the Alibaba Group, Ministry of Commerce of China, SANY Group and Suning Commerce Group.

4. ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

Taking place in Hong Kong from 26-27 June is the 4th edition of the ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration. This well-established event serves as an excellent opportunity to provide dispute resolution professionals with a timely update on the key developments impacting the region.

5. ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy

After its success in Eastern Europe and Latin America, the next ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy is set to traverse Asia. The comprehensive training programme is organised over a two-year period and divided into eight one-day workshops that take place every three months and begins on 29 June in Hong Kong. Senior and upper mid-level arbitration practitioners interested in pursuing a career as an arbitrator are encouraged to join.

6. ICC Court case management office in Singapore to open

The ICC International Court of Arbitration will begin administering cases in the first quarter of 2018 thanks to an agreement made last year between the Court and Singapore Ministry of Law. Housed in Maxwell Chambers, ICC will become the first international arbitral institution to physically set up a case management office in Singapore. The new office aims to create an international arbitration hub in Asia to better serve the dispute resolution needs of users in the region and beyond.

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Happy Spring Festival!