24th ICCA 2018 Congress to be held in Australia
27 March 2018
From April 15 to 18 2018, Australia will host the 24th International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress. The Congress, hosted by ACICA and the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ), will be held in the heart of Sydney at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour.
ICCA's biennial Congress is the premier global international arbitration conference, and attracts a large number of delegates from all parts of the world, including leading arbitrators, academics, practitioners, judicial members, and government representatives. Bringing the Congress to Australia for the first time in its 56 year history offers a once-in-a-career opportunity to develop and showcase your expertise and expand your profile and your practice in this specialist growth field, without the cost of overseas travel.
The ICCA 2018 Sydney Congress will focus on the theme of Evolution and Adaptation: the Future of International Arbitration and will feature high quality programming and prominent international speakers. The Opening Address will be delivered by The Honourable Justice Dr. Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Judge of the Supreme Court of India, and the Keynote Closing Address will be delivered by the Honourable Thomas F. Bathurst AC, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Other programme speakers include Alexis Mourre, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore, Sundaresh Menon. The programme and all speaker profiles may be viewed on the Congress website.
To complement the Congress sessions and allow for further network building, ICCA 2018 Sydney boasts a vibrant social programme. The Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception will be held at the Sydney Opera House with an exclusive performance from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. The Congress Gala Dinner, themed Dinner Under the Southern Stars, will be held in the ICC Grand Ballroom, with an evening of fine dining featuring Australian and New Zealand flavors and local wine producers.