ICCA Governing Board selects Edinburgh as 2020 Congress Host

ICCA is pleased to announce that Edinburgh has been chosen to host the ICCA Congress in 2020.


The Scottish Arbitration Centre in association with Conference Partners teamed up to produce the winning bid, which included the team being piped into the ICCA Governing Board meeting by a Mauritian bagpiper and the unveiling of a new tartan commissioned for ICCA, to be registered under the Scottish Register of Tartans Act 2008.


“We are delighted to be going to Edinburgh in 2020, and congratulate the bid committee on having prevailed in the face of stiff competition from a strong field of bidders,” said ICCA President, Donald Donovan. “After recent ICCA Congresses held in Rio, Singapore and Miami, this year’s event in Mauritius, and a 2018 Congress scheduled for Sydney, ICCA looks forward to bringing the Congress to Europe in 2020. We’re confident that ICCA Edinburgh will provide a spectacular platform from which to pursue ICCA’s mission to address the toughest issues facing international commercial and investment arbitration.”


The Scottish Arbitration Centre Chairman, Brandon Malone, said;


“It is a great honour to be selected to host the 2020 ICCA Congress. We see this as an important milestone in the development of international commercial arbitration in Scotland, and we look forward to welcoming the arbitration world to Edinburgh.”


Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Centre, said:


“We are delighted to bring the ICCA Congress to Edinburgh in 2020. We look forward to showing the international arbitration community what Scotland has to offer and are confident that this conference will put Edinburgh firmly on the map as venue and a seat of international arbitration.”


The other cities that bid to host the congress were Copenhagen, Stockholm, St Petersburg, Vancouver and Vienna.


Save the date: 10-13 May, 2020.