The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola and Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike are among dignitaries billed to attend the 2022 Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigeria Branch.

The Annual Conference has as its theme “Restating the legitimacy of arbitration: Africa taking the lead,” and will hold from November 9 to 11, 2022 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

According to a statement by Messrs Aham Ejelam SAN and Godwin Omoaka SAN, Chairman and Co-chairman respectively of the Conference Planning Committee (CPC), aside from an address by the Chairman of CIArb Nigeria Branch, Chief Gbola Akinola SAN, Sokoto State Governor, Mr. Waziri Tambuwal and Nigerian Bar Association President, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau SAN are among those expected to deliver Goodwill messages at the conference.

Meanwhile, the Institute has commenced registration for online attendees at this year’s conference. To register, click on www.ciarbnigeria.org/conference.

The three-day conference has a rich repertoire of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and arbitration-specific topics lined up for discussion by leading experts in the industry. The conference also provides an opportunity for participants to socialise and network for career growth.

Among the stellar cast of over 80 confirmed speakers slated for the conference are Rivers State Chief Judge, Justice Elsie Thompson; Justice Nelson Ogbuanya of the National Industrial Court; Justice Roli Harriman of Delta State High Court; Mr. Tunde Busari SAN, Mr. Emeka Obegolu SAN, Mr. Asamah Kadiri SAN, and Mr. Kofo Salam-Alada, Director of Legal Services at the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Others are Rivers State Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor SAN; Prof. Paul Idornigie SAN, Mr. Daniel Wilmot, Jacqueline Waihenya, Jackson Shaw Kern, Mrs. Doyin Rhodes-Vivour SAN, Dr. Elachi Agada, Dr. Wale Olawoyin SAN, Dr. Adeyemi Agbelusi, Ms. Folashade Alli, Naa Amorkor Amarteifio, Mrs. Josephine Akinwunmi, Mr. Tunde Adedapo-Olowu SAN, and Mr. Emuobonuvie Majemite, to name a few.

The conference, which will hold alongside the Young Members Group (YMG) Conference, is scheduled to hold at the exquisite Horlikins Event Center, Port Harcourt. It will also witness an induction ceremony and a Gala Nite themed “African Night.”

CIArb is the recognised global thought leader on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), operating in over 40 countries. Based across and supported by an international network of about 42 branches, the Institute supports members’ career development, enabling them to compete in an ever-changing market.

Its network of worldwide branches provides members with the knowledge, skills and resources to improve their arbitration practice. Be at the forefront of the growth and development of ADR practice by attending the conference, sharing, and engaging on a global level.


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