Kuala Lumpur International ADR Week 2017 (KLIAW 2017)
His Excellency Prof. Dr. Kennedy Gastorn, the Secretary-General of AALCO, participated as a Guest of Honor and delivered the opening address in the inaugural ceremony of Kuala Lumpur International ADR Week 2017 (KLIAW 2017) held on 15 May 2017 at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Arbitration Centre’s state of the art premises, Bangunan Sulaiman.
Other dignitaries who graced the launch of KLIAW 2017 were Honourable Azalina Othman Said (Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Government of Malaysia), Mr. Fali S. Nariman (eminent Indian jurist) and Li Yanbing (Vice Chairman of CALCC; Deputy Director of Hainan Arbitration Commission).
The three-day alternative dispute resolution (ADR) event is made up of ten sessions, nine breakout sessions and six social events. They included: the Inauguration of the KLRCA Arbitration Rules 2017, conferences covering heated areas such as ‘Breaking down the One Belt, One Road (OBOR): What lies ahead for ADR’, ‘Reconciling Arbitral Regimes along the Silk Route’, ‘Balancing the Act: The New KLRCA Arbitration Rules 2017’, ‘Mock Adjudication’, and twelve plenary sessions leading to the annual Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (CIPAA) Conference on the final day.
65 highly-qualified speakers from around the globe who are experts in their respective fields presented their insights on current legal issues of widest range. More than two hundred delegates, from across the world, converged in Kuala Lumpur to participate in a series of enterprising discussions covering current issues and challenges faced throughout the International ADR landscape, and to chart out workable formulae for a truly effective, impartial and sustainable international ADR regime.