Issue 1, 2018: MIArb Newsletter

Regional Arbitral Institutes Forum ("RAIF") Conference 2016

25 November 2016


Friday 25th November 2016, Sydney
Hosted by: 

Resolution Institute

combining LEADR and IAMA


On behalf of Resolution Institute, I take great pleasure in inviting you to attend the 10th Regional Arbitral Institutes Forum (RAIF) Conference. The RAIF conference 2016 will contribute a vital part to Sydney Arbitration Week 21st – 25th November.
The Conference Committee has developed a program that has a rich range of topics and presenters.
Resolution Institute is delighted to welcome you to Sydney in November. We sincerely hope you can join us.
Margaret Halsmith
About RAIF
The Regional Arbitral Institutes Forum was founded in 2007 to encourage its members to collaborate on common objectives, including:
Ø serving the educational and social needs of members of the arbitral institutes;
Ø facilitating the exchange and dissemination of information on arbitral institutes and arbitration; and
Ø promoting understanding and co-operation between the member institutes.
Currently the members of RAIF are:
Arbitration Association of Brunei Darussalam
Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
Indonesian Arbitrators Institute
Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators
Philippine Institute of Arbitrators
Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
Resolution Institute – Australia and New Zealand
Early Bird special – closes 28 October
$440 Conference and Gala dinner
$410 Conference only
Regular fees – after 28 October
$590 Conference and Gala dinner
$560 Conference only
To Register
 Building the future of arbitration through innovation
 Conference program
 8.00 am
Registration of local and international attendees Coffee and refreshments
9.00 am
Welcome to RAIF conference Russell Thirgood, Chair of the Conference Organising Committee Welcome to Country Gadigal people of the Eora nation Greetings from Resolution Institute Mark Beech, Deputy Chair of Resolution Institute
9.25 am
Opening address
9.45 am
Promotion, growth and practice of arbitration in the region: updates by arbitral institutes in Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Malaysia Chair: Russell Thirgood
10.30 am
Morning tea
10.45 am
Promotion, growth and practice of arbitration in the region: updates by arbitral institutes in Singapore, Philippines and Australia & NZ Chair: Mark Beech
11.15 pm
Thinking outside the box – innovation in arbitration Chair: Erika Williams Panellists: Gitanjali Bajaj, Jo Delaney, Tim Grave, Philippa Murphy, Andrew Stephenson
12.25 pm
Innovation in Arbitration – the Singapore experience Presenter: Dinesh Dhillon
12.50 pm
1.50 pm
The arbitrability of corporate disputes
Presenter: Sharon Chong Tze Ying
2.15 pm
Arbitration – the untapped potential in family law Chair: Fiona Hollier Panellists: Caroline Kirton QC, The Honourable Stephen O’Ryan QC, Professor Patrick Parkinson
3.25 pm
Afternoon tea
3.40 pm
Controlling costs in arbitration – from beginning to end Chair: Ian Bailey QC Panellists: Michael Earwaker, Koh Swee Yen, Julie Soars
4.50 pm
Closing remarks Russell Thirgood and Mark Beech
5.00 pm
5.15 pm
RAIF Council meeting Council representatives
6.30 pm
Gala dinner After dinner speaker: The Honourable Neil Brown QC
Speakers and panellists
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