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ICC Canada Arbitration Committee Annual Conference 2024

ICC Canada Arbitration Committee Annual Conference 2024

October 9–10, 2024 | Vancouver, British Columbia

ICC Canada Arbitration Committee Annual Conference 2024

Arbitration Trends in Evolving Industries

October 9–10, 2024 | Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

* Full Conference Agenda Below

Join us for the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee Annual Conference in the beautiful city of Vancouver on October 9 and 10, 2024. This year’s conference will be located at the Vancouver Convention Center, located on Vancouver’s stunning downtown oceanfront with mountain views.  

The ICC Canada Arbitration Committee’s long-standing annual conference brings together international dispute resolution practitioners, corporate counsel and arbitrators based around the world for interactive discussion and debate on cutting-edge topics in international dispute resolution, not to mention a hefty dose of merriment, libations and camaraderie among friends old and new.

The conference will kick-off with the Annual General Meeting for the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee members on October 9, 2024. Later that evening, joint YCAP and ICC Canada Arbitration Committee welcome reception will take place at Blakes’ offices.

The main event will take place on October 10, 2024 from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm at the Vancouver Convention Center. This year’s conference theme is “Arbitration Trends in Evolving Industries” and will feature a keynote speech by Claudia Salomon, the President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, as well as panels on:

  • Construction, infrastructure and energy transition
  • Business and human rights
  • Artificial intelligence, data, cybersecurity and intellectual property in the metaverse
  • Investor-state arbitrations (Arbitration Feud game show)

There will be lots of time for networking during breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and the cocktail reception.

There will also be a dinner held in the evening of October 10, 2024.

Conference Co-Chairs

Alexandra Mitretodis is a litigation and dispute resolution Partner in Fasken’s Vancouver office with a practice in international and domestic commercial arbitration, commercial litigation and class action defence.

Jessica Crow is an independent arbitrator and an international law consultant with Arbitra International and academic at the University of Cambridge specializing in Energy, Climate Change and the Environment, International Dispute Resolution and Public International Law.

Conference Agenda

Day 1 – Wednesday, October 9

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.ICC Canada Arbitration Committee’s Annual General Meeting

Hosted and sponsored by Borden Ladner Gervais

Location: BLG, Waterfront Centre, 200 Burrard Street #1200
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Joint Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners and ICC Canada Arbitration Committee Welcome Reception

Hosted and sponsored by Blakes

Location: 1133 Melville Street #3500, Vancouver, BC

Day 2 – Thursday, October 10

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Registration and Breakfast

Sponsored by iJudicate

Location: Vancouver Convention Center, 1055 Canada Place
3rd Floor
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.Welcome Remarks

Myriam Seers, Agora, Toronto and ICC Canada Arbitration Committee Chair
9:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.Session #1 – Construction, Infrastructure and Energy Transition

Lorna Cuthbertson Tardif, HKA, Montreal

Andrew de Lotbinière McDougall KC, White & Case, Paris

Erin Miller Rankin, Freshfields, Dubai

Junior Sirivar, McCarthy, Toronto

Rachel Mockler, General Counsel at Flatiron Construction, Vancouver

Sponsored by HKA
10:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.Morning Coffee Break
10:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Session #2 – Business, Human Rights and the Environment

Alison Fitzgerald, Bennett Jones, Ottawa

Andrea Bjorklund, McGill Faculty of Law, Montreal

Benedict Wray, BLG, Ottawa

Ian Laird, Crowell, Washington DC
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Lunch Break

Sponsored by Kroll
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Keynote Speech

Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Session #3– Artificial Intelligence, Data, Cybersecurity and Intellectual Property in the Metaverse

Annie Lespérance, Jus Mundi, New York

Amy Endicott, Arnold & Porter, San Fransisco

Cynthia Randall, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation at Microsoft, Seattle

Tracey Cohen KC, Fasken, Vancouver

Sponsored by Jus Mundi
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Afternoon Coffee Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Session #4 – Arbitration Feud Game Show on Investor-State Arbitrations

Gameshow Host:
Tim Robbins, Independent Arbitrator, The Hague/Hong Kong

Alexandra Dosman, Global Affairs, Ottawa

Christina Doria, Baker McKenzie, Toronto

Elizabeth Montpetit, Taylor Wessing, London

John Siwiec, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall, Ottawa

Sara Nadeau Seguin, Teynier Pic, Paris

Tom Hatfield, McMillan, Vancouver
4:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.Concluding Remarks


Craig Chiasson, BLG, Vancouver and ICC Canada Arbitration Committee Vice-Chair
4:40 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by Deloitte
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.Dinner

Location: TBD

Sponsored by Fasken and PwC

Logistical Notes

Hotel Recommendations

The Fairmont Pacific Rim

The Loden

The Fairmont Waterfront

The Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

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