Hong Kong to host the ICCA Congress in 2022

16 Apr 2018

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16 Apr 2018
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Representatives from HKIAC and the Hong Kong SAR Department of Justice at the ICCA Congress 2018 in Sydney: (from left to right) Kiran Sanghera, Sarah Grimmer, Matthew Gearing QC, S.K. Lee, Bernard Yue and Karen Tan. 

HKIAC is pleased to announce that Hong Kong has been chosen to host the ICCA Congress in 2022.

The ICCA Congress, held biennially, is the largest regular conference dedicated to international arbitration and is renowned for its significant contribution to international dispute resolution.

The successful bid, prepared by HKIAC, noted the impact of increasing economic activity involving Asian jurisdictions and the need for the international community to respond to growing dispute resolution demands brought about by such activity. The bid emphasised Hong Kong's role as a key connecting dispute resolution jurisdiction - particularly at a time of increasing Chinese outbound investment - as well as its accessibility to developing and developed jurisdictions alike. 

Matthew Gearing QC, Chairperson of HKIAC, says, "We are delighted to be entrusted with the opportunity and responsibility of hosting the ICCA Congress. We believe that holding the Congress in Hong Kong in 2022 will be timely given the concentration of trade and investment in the region.”

Secretary for Justice of Hong Kong SAR, Teresa Cheng GBS, SC, JP welcomed the news as "a vote of confidence in Hong Kong’s thriving position as a legal and dispute resolution hub that will complement Hong Kong's continued efforts in promoting international dispute resolution."

"HKIAC has long been dedicated to the development of effective dispute resolution, an objective that aligns squarely with that of ICCA", Sarah Grimmer, Secretary-General of HKIAC says. "It will be an honour to continue that work with ICCA by hosting the Congress in 2022."

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