Asia-Pacific Mediation Conference 2012:
Mediation and its Impact on National Legal Systems

16 and 17 November 2012
Connie Fan Multi-media Conference Room, City University of Hong Kong


The Asia-Pacific Mediation Conference 2012 is organized and hosted by the City University of Hong Kong with the support of UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law). Built on the success of previous two conferences, which were held in Japan in 2010 and Korea in 2011, this year the conference will continue to promote the modernization and harmonization of the law and practice of mediation in the region and the expansion of the role of mediation and mediators both within Asia-Pacific and internationally.

The conference aims to present an informative and stimulating program offering networking and learning opportunities to new and experienced mediators, judges, arbitrators, dispute managers, lawyers, scholars, jurists and students. The objective of the conference is to provide a collegiate platform where different experiences and ideas can be shared and exchanged. We will bring together international legal scholars and experts from around the world including Australia, Cambodia, China (Mainland), Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States, United Kingdom, and Vietnam to promote a better understanding of the current social, political and legal realities and how mediation law and practice has been developing over time to meet the changing needs and aspirations in the Asia-Pacific region and internationally.

Language: The Conference will be held in English. English-Chinese simultaneous interpretation is available.

Alterations: The organizer reserves the right to alter the program without notice at any time.

Sponsorship: The organisers welcome proposals for sponsorship of the event. Any query related to sponsorship should be directed to Dr Fan YANG (fan.yang@cityu.edu.hk).