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AfAA 1st Annual International Arbitration Conference

Kigali International Convention Centre, 3 - 4 April 2019 

About the Conference

Themed ‘The Coming of Age of International Arbitration in Africa.’ The 1st Annual International Arbitration Conference will take place in Kigali, Rwanda.

The conference will discuss Africa’s achievements in international arbitration to date and consider what more can be done to increase participation of Africans in international arbitration.


CONFERENCE AGENDA

08:30

Registration Opens

Day 1

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

10:00

General Assembly Meeting

12:30

LUNCH

14:00 

Welcome Remarks

14:15

Presentation of the African Arbitration Survey

14:45

Responses to the Survey by African States

16:00

Opening Ceremony and Official Launch of the African Arbitration Association in the Host State

16:30

Concluding Remarks

16:45

GROUP PHOTO

18:00

Welcome Drinks Reception

Day 2

Thursday, 4 April 2019

08:30

Registration (tea and coffee served)

09:30

Welcome by AfAA Secretary General

09.35

Address by AfAA President

09.45

Address by Chief Justice

10:15

GROUP PHOTO/COFFEE BREAK

10.45

The African Arbitration Association is here: Now What? [This panel will discuss the significance of the establishment of the AfAA and what needs to be done by stakeholders to ensure that the AfAA’s objectives are met]

12.00

The Africanization of International Disputes: Rethinking Our Approach to International Dispute Practitioners [This panel will discuss ways to encourage disputing parties to select African arbitration practitioners in international arbitrations]

13.15

LUNCH

14.30

The Keynote Address by His Excellency Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President, International Court of Justice

14.45

The Use of African Arbitral Institutions: The Pan African Investment Code Paves the Way [This panel will discuss whether and to what extent African States should play a role in increasing the use of African arbitral institutions in Africa-related arbitrations. Reference will be made to the approach adopted by the Pan African Investment Code]

16.00

Investment Arbitration Developments in Africa: We Are Awake But Are We Smelling the Coffee? [This panel will discuss recent changes in legislation by African States such as Tanzania and South Africa, in their attempt to curb the adverse effects of investment arbitration and the wider implications of such changes]

17.15

Concluding Remarks

      17.30

ICSID Rule Amendment Proposals and Their Relevance to African States

19:00

DINNER


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30 YRS & UNDER $150

MEMBER - $200

NON-MEMBER - $250

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