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EventHKTDC Transformation Sandbox (T-box) Programme
OrganiserHong Kong Trade Development Council
VenueHong Kong

HKTDC is piloting a new SME support initiative called “T-box”, short for Transformation Sandbox, a free 3-month programme that helps SMEs upgrade and transform their businesses. Any HK-registered company can apply and choose from our 4 transformation goals: branding, e-commerce, manufacturing/supply chain relocation or new market development. TDC support staff will recommend relevant training workshops, individual advisors, provide market and funding info and help companies access business opportunities.


For registration and more details, please click here.


EventIn Conversations with Neil
OrganiserDelos Dispute Resolution
Date7 May - 12 November 2020

Join Neil Kaplan CBE QC SBS, virtually, in Melbourne, as he interviews leading figures in international arbitration and beyond, from around the world, with Chiann Bao as the master of ceremonies.


The live webinars explore the careers and personal stories of Neil Kaplan's guests. Expect light banter and searching questions, against the backdrop of some of the most pressing issues of the day.


  • Funke Adekoya SAN, on 24 September
  • Prof. Klaus Sachs, on 1 October
  • Michael Schneider, on 8 October
  • Jean Kalicki, on 15 October
  • John Beechey CBE, on 22 October
  • The Hon. Fali Sam Nariman, on 29 October
  • Juliet Blanch, on 5 November 
  • Prof. Albert Jan van den Berg, on 12 November

For more information, please click here.


EventInternational Arbitration in Asia Pacific: adapting to new normal and beyond
OrganiserInternational Bar Association (IBA) Arbitration Committee and the Asia Pacific Arbitration Group
Date22, 24 September 2020

The international arbitration market had to adapt and evolve rapidly to deal with the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only is technology increasingly being utilised to facilitate arbitration proceedings, remote and virtual hearings are becoming the “new normal”. One also see the emergence of new forms of commercial and investor-state disputes arising from the passing and implementation of governmental legislation and regulations and increasing invocation of material adverse effect/change clauses.


Asia Pacific has been at the forefront of innovation and developments in international arbitration, and will continue to do so. How will the practice of international arbitration in Asia Pacific adapt to the new era of social distancing ushered in by the Covid-19 pandemic, and develop best practices embracing the “new normal” with its diversity in culture, legal systems, languages and traditions? Such innovation and developments shall be discussed and presented in various aspects including:

  • What developments have been observed and made in international arbitrations with Asia Pacific elements in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Which of these developments can be expected to impact the practice of international arbitration globally?
  • In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, what will dispute resolution mechanism look like?

For more information and registration, please click here.


EventHKIB Annual Banking Conference 2020
OrganiserThe Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB)
Date28 September 2020
VenueHong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

The HKIB Annual Banking Conference sees a confluence of thought-provoking ideas, innovation, and ways of how the banking world is entering a new phase of developments while overcoming growth bottlenecks. 


With the theme “Innovation and Transformation: A Brave New World of Banking," watch as industry leaders explore the new frontiers of smart banking and delve into the issues that are reshaping the banking industry.  This year’s event will highlight how a clear focus on digital transformation, innovation and the addition of virtual banks into Hong Kong’s banking system have revolutionised the industry by opening the doors to better user experience, product innovation, cost and operational efficiency and delivery channels.


For more information, please click here.


EventAustralian Arbitration Week 2020 
OrganiserAustralian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)
Date12-15 October 2020
VenueSydney, Australia

ACICA is pleased to present Australian Arbitration Week 2020 (AAW 2020) in the week of 12 October 2020. A full Calendar of Events is now available on the AAW website, which will be kept updated as event information is released.


ACICA, together with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia (CIArb Australia), will launch AAW2020 with Australia’s premier international arbitration event, the 2020 International Arbitration Conference featuring a line-up of speakers from across Australia and around the world. This year the conference will be offered virtually and is open to registrants around the globe. Program and speaker information is available to view on the website. Registration is now open!


EventFDI Moot 2020 Global Rounds
OrganiserKCAB International, International Legal Studies (CILS)
Date4-9 November 2020
VenueCOEX, Seoul, South Korea

Increasing international investment, the proliferation of international investment treaties and contracts have contributed to the development of international law that defines obligations between host States and foreign investors and refers to internationalized arbitration procedures for resolving related disputes. The FDI Moot addresses such investment disputes.


The 2020 FDI Moot case involves a coal power generation plant that is to be phased out well before its designed operational life. The phase-out is mandated by an instrument issued by the REIO of which Respondent is a Member State. The Claimant is a financial institution that bases its claim on its acquisition of the original financing agreement and related rights through assignment. One of the arbitrators is challenged, inter alia, based on views that he has previously taken on environmental disputes.


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EventBelt and Road Summit
OrganiserHong Kong Trade Development Council
Date30 November 2020 
VenueHong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

The Belt and Road Summit is a premier international platform for promoting business collaboration along the Belt and Road. The Summit gathers senior government officials and business leaders from countries and regions along and beyond the Belt and Road to exchange insights on multilateral co-operation and explore concrete business opportunities.


For registration and other details, please click here.


Event2020 Colloquium on International Law
OrganiserAsian Academy of International Law 
Date3 December 2020 
VenueHong Kong

As COVID-19 is travelling around the globe and making significant impact on all walks of life, we are facing this unprecedented situation together. The pandemic is affecting all of us. Such a time reminds us we are all connected like never before.


Nations do collaborate at times for the common good; yet, recent times witness more divergence. If unilateralism and overuse of sanctions prevail, cross-border investments would surely turn into an ordeal. To address these thorny issues, the 2020 Colloquium on International Law has invited an array of experts to discuss:

  • Sanctions – Principles of Non-Interference
  • Unilateralism – Lessons Learnt from the Collapse of the WTO Appellate Body

For registration and other details, please click here.


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