On behalf of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”), I am proud to welcome you to the inaugural Hong Kong Arbitration Week.
The HKIAC has established the Hong Kong Arbitration Week to celebrate the triumphs and challenges of international arbitration while actively promoting the development of the practice in Asia. Following the dramatic economic growth across many parts of the region, the call for international arbitration has become significantly louder in recent years. Through conferences, luncheons and evening receptions, Hong Kong Arbitration Week seeks to provide a multitude of forums in which users and practitioners can come together to exchange ideas on how best to manage this increased demand for arbitration services. The HKIAC hopes to raise awareness of the latest trends in the field as it welcomes members of the global arbitration community to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong presents the ideal venue for tackling emerging legal issues related to arbitration in Asia. The city has long been a pioneer of supporting arbitration in Asia. It has diligently undertaken legislative and administrative initiatives to establish a robust arbitration framework and to stay abreast of international best practice. Its independent courts have developed significant case law that minimizes destructive interference and maintains a strong pro-enforcement stance. Join us as we gather to share our experiences and thoughts on how to ensure that international arbitration in Asia meets the evolving needs of parties from all corners of the world.
We look forward to welcoming you to this truly international city for a week of engaging, fruitful and enjoyable events. See you soon.