This is quick announcement containing information on upcoming conferences ….
Chartered Institute of  Arbitrators Centenary Conference – Learning From Africa!

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators will be celebrating its Centenary Year with a flagship Africa Region Centenary Conference in Livingstone, Zambia. Five of the Institute’s Branches will contribute to the agenda with speakers from Kenya, Nigeria, Mauritius, South Africa and Zambia. The programme will also offer a case study from Rwanda.
The Chairperson of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Zambia Branch, Judge William S. Mweemba delightfully extends an invite all members of the Law Association of Zambia to this Flagship CIArb Africa Region Centenary Conference taking place at the Falls Convention Centre, Zambezi Sun Hotel, Livingstone from 15-18 July, 2015.
The programme is split over two days and will include three keynote addresses by:
Key Note Speaker: Lady Justice Irene C. Mambilima, Chief Justice of the Republic of Zambia
Other Outstanding Speakers:
 Hon Mr Justice Ayotunde Phillips, Chief Judge of Lagos State, Nigeria; and
 Professor John Faris, Head of the Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa.
The agenda will also offer seven interactive conference panel sessions discussing the following subjects:
1. What holistic approaches can the Africa region adopt to overcome the challenges and issues it faces with ADR?
2. How are disputes resolved by elders in Africa?
3. Meeting the challenges: CIArb in Africa
4. Infrastructure and natural resources: Managing the effect of joint ventures and how they impact local communities.
5. ADR practice, a case study from Rwanda
6. Commercial mediation
7. Learning from Africa, new frontiers in ADR
This flagship conference will also provide an opportunity for lawyers, legal practitioners, adjudicators, arbitrators, mediators and conciliators to come together, to network, build contacts, develop business and share knowledge with other international dispute resolvers. The programme will include a Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner, which will all be held at the Victoria Falls Convention Centre located within the Zambezi Sun Hotel.
We are all encouraged to attend and support this initiative.
For registration information and other details contact the CIArb Zambia Branch (email: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators <>, Anne Sampa or follow the links below:

Become a delegate
• Complete a delegate registration form
• Please email completed forms to:
Become a sponsor
• Sponsorship and promotional opportunities
Conference information
• Draft Conference programme
• Conference Sponsors
• Accommodation options
• Travel and pre-arrival information
• Visa requirements
• Health information & inoculation requirements
• Contact the CIArb Zambia branch


The SADCLA 2015 AGM and Conference will be held from 20-23 August 2015 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Registration is Still Open!!
Early bird Registration up to 31st July, 2015!!!
1) Ordinary Delegates: USD $400
2) SADC Lawyers’ Association Individual Members who are up to date with their annual subscriptions- $300
3) Members of the Tanganyika Law Society- $300
4) These rates are applicable up until the 31st of July 2015.
From the 1st of August 2015 until the 14th of August 2015, late payment registration fee of $450 will apply accordingly and without regard to the registration fee categories.
No registration will be accepted after the 14th of August 2015
NOTE: An individual member of the SADCLA is a lawyer who has subscribed for membership to the SADCLA as an individual and outside of the institutional membership of their Law Society/Bar Association.
We are all encouraged to register early in order to benefit from the reduced early bird registration rates.
Visit the SADCLA website for more details or contact the LAZ Secretariat if you missed the conference information brochure and registration form.

The International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference will be held from 4 – 9 October 2015, at the Austria Centre, in Vienna, Austria.

Registration is Still Open!!
Early bird Registration up to 17th July, 2015!!!
Registration fees
All prices are in euros.
Before 17 July VAT @ 20% Total payable
IBA Members € 2,100.00 € 420.00 € 2,520.00
IBA members academics/judges (full time) € 1,575.00 € 315.00 € 1,890.00
IBA corporate group member € 1,575.00 € 315.00 € 1,890.00
Corporate counsel € 1,891.67 € 378.33 € 2,270.00
Public lawyers € 1,575.00 € 315.00 € 1,890.00
Senior lawyers* € 1,575.00 € 315.00 € 1,890.00
Young lawyers (under 30 years old) € 1,575.00 € 315.00 € 1,890.00
Non-members** € 2,516.67 € 503.33 € 3,020.00
Accompanying person(s)*** € 162.50 € 32.50 € 195.00
*Reduced rate is offered to lawyers who are over the age of 65, have been an IBA member for more than 20 years and are no longer practising law.
**Non-members can register at the IBA rate if the IBA membership form is submitted at the same time as their conference registration.
Dates and Deadlines to Note:
Friday 17 July – Early registration fee deadline
Registration forms and payment must be received at the IBA office by Friday 17 July to qualify for the early registration fee. Early registration guarantees inclusion in the preliminary list of participants.
Friday 28 August – Deadline for inclusion in list of participants
To be included in the conference list of participants available at the conference, registration forms and payment must be received at the IBA office by Friday 28 August.
Friday 28 August – Social Function Payment and Confirmation
Full payment for reserved social function places must be received by Friday 28 August or the reserved places will be released and made available to other delegates without notice.
Wednesday 9 September – Deadline for online amendments/additions
All amendments and/or additions to conference registrations must be done online before Wednesday 9 September.
Wednesday 23 September – Registration Deadline
All registrations (online and by hard copy) must be received by close of business on Wednesday 23 September. After this date, conference registration will still be possible on-site at the higher on-site registration fee.
Wednesday 23 September – Social Booking Deadline
All social function bookings must be finalised by close of business on Wednesday 23 September. After this date, all amendments, returns and purchases of social function places will only be possible upon arrival at the conference.
The IBA also offers a number of scholarship opportunities for the said conferences.
For further information on this and other IBA conferences and meetings visit the IBA website –

We are all encouraged to register early in order to benefit from the reduced early bird registration rates.

Kindest Regards!
Hope N. Chanda

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