First stop on ICCA’s 2016 Congress Roadshows: Cairo

In preparation for the 2016 ICCA Congress in Mauritius, ICCA and the Mauritius Host Committee has organized a series of short symposia, held in five major African cities. The first symposium took place in Cairo on 14 June. These “ICCA 2016 Congress Roadshows” are designed to give participants a sense of the content and style of the ICCA Congress, through substantive presentations from local experts, along with practical information about the Mauritius Congress.

Close to 100 lawyers, government representatives, and academics from North Africa attended the Cairo Roadshow, which was organized with the assistance of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. Speakers included The Honourable Counsellor Mohamed Amin El Mahdi (former Minister for Transitional Justice of Egypt), Mr Vish Cheetoo, (Chargé d’Affaires of the Mauritian Embassy in Cairo), Dr Mohamed Abdel Raouf (Vice President of ICCA and Director of the Cairo Centre), Prof Dr Mohamed Abdel Wahab (Professor of International Law at Cairo University and Founding Partner of Zulficar Partners), Mr. Farouk El-Hosseny (Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration), Mr. Sami Houerbi (Director ICC Arbitration and ADR, Tunis-Dubai), and Duncan Bagshaw (Registrar of the LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Centre, Mauritius).

Presentations were on the theme of international arbitration and the rule of law, anticipating the theme of the 2016 Congress, which will be “International arbitration and the rule of law: contribution and conformity”.

Delegates were also given an insight into what they can expect in Mauritius during the Congress, with a series of images of Congress venues, ranging from historic chateaux, to city monuments to beach-front hotels. A full report and photos are available on ICCA’s website.

Registration for the 2016 ICCA Mauritius Congress will open on 1 July 2015 through the Congress website. The other four ICCA 2016 Congress Roadshows will take place in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Doula, and Lagos. Click here for more information.