The African Arbitration Association (AfAA) will on October 12 to 14, 2023 hold its 4th AfAA Annual Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

The AfAA Annual Conference is increasingly gaining traction as a must-attend event in Africa’s arbitration calendar. The theme of this year’s Annual Conference is “International Arbitration in Africa: Transitions and New Perspectives” while the venue is the vintage Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa.

The multi-lingual Annual Conference will be heralded by the Annual General Meeting on October 12, 2023. This will be followed immediately by the Opening Ceremony and Cocktail Reception.

Among the technical sessions are An introspective into African arbitration: where do we stand today and what may be the transitions and new perspectives of tomorrow? New forms of dispute resolution in Africa: where do we go from here? Our evolution into new categories of disputes arising from future industries: are African practitioners ready? Creating African arbitral institutions of the future: best practices; The implementation of AfCFTA and ISDS; Effective Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Africa: Achievements and Challenges; Diversity and inclusion: from the ground-up, and The users’ perspectives: what do corporations, States and their counsel expect?

Curtains will be drawn on the Annual Conference with Awards Ceremony and a closing Dinner to be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

Aside from the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) which is the Diamond Sponsor, other Supporting Associations are the International Centre for Arbitration and Mediation Abuja (ICAMA), The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria Branch), Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration, Kigali international Arbitration Centre (KIAC) and the Lagos Court of Arbitration among others.

The deadline for early bird registration is 14th July, 2023. To take advantage of the Early Bird rates as well as discounted accommodation rates, click on the link to register

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