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Association for International Arbitration and Upcoming Events

The Association for International Arbitration (AIA) is a non-profit organization open to all those interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), irrespective of nationality and level of experience.

Since its creation in 2001, AIA strives to bring together the global community in the field of ADR and to promote ADR. AIA also regularly organises conferences and seminars on the wide range of ADR issues in Belgium and we are actively involved in the organisation of various educational events internationally. Moreover, they organise tailored trainings on ADR topics.


Association for International Arbitration – UPCOMING EVENTS

For information and registration, please contact administration@arbitration-adr.org


Future of Mediation in Belgium (FMB) Event – 15th of May

This session will focus on the assignment which the Belgian Ministry of Justice granted to the FMB committee, which consists of: identifying existing initiatives related to mediation; proposing regulatory intervention measures on mediation; and proposing a comprehensive action plan for mediation.

Address: Palace of Justice, Brussels, Belgium.

Date & time: 15 May 2015 from 13.45 - 17.00.

Language: English, French and Dutch.

Fee: € 20 (VAT excluded). This is a symbolic amount in order to cover the organizational costs of the event.

 

An Overview of Dispute Resolution Methods and their Commercial Benefit – 19th of May

This seminar is designed to provide its participants with an overview of the various existing dispute resolution methods (e.g. med-arb, arb-med, arb-med-arb, conciliation, mediation, arbitration, baseball arbitration, etc). It is specifically aimed to provide knowledge to those who are interested in dispute resolution.

Date and time: 19th of May, 14.00 – 17.00

Place: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Boulevard de la Plaine 2, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium

Fee: 60 euros, VAT excluded


Joint Event with the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Brussels Diplomatic Academy -  ISDS: A Way Forward, 27th of May

The recent international debate surrounding investment protection and ISDS has been characterized by misconceptions and confusion, typically driven by a small number of undecided cases. The aim of this joint event is to explain the basis and functioning of ISDS and to have a more fact-based debate.

Date and time: 27th of May 2015, 14.00 – 18.00

Place: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Boulevard de la Plaine 2, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium

Price: 250 euros (VAT excluded)

 

Three days negotiation training: “How to Reach the best Deal”? – 24th, 25th and 26th of June

 The 3-day training is carefully designed to provide the respective participants a set of effective skills for a successful deal making. The training is delivered over an intensive course lasting 3 days that consists of a series of lectures and simulation exercises, at the end of which, each participant will receive a certificate of participation. This course is suitable for anyone who is required to negotiate and influence others to achieve results at the workplace.

Date: 24 – 26 June 2015

Place: Billiet en Co, Louizalaan 146, Brussels, Belgium

Price: 350 EUR (VAT excluded)


Mediation Training – 15th, 16th and 17th of July

This course is ideal for mediators who wish to update their skills and knowledge and for all those who want to learn more about (facilitative) mediation. The course is delivered over 3 days and consists of a series of lectures, trainings and role games. Participants will be issued with a participation certificate. 15 bar points are awarded.

Date and time: July 15, 2015 – 10.00 – 17.30

Place: Billiet & Co, Louizalaan 146, 1050 Brussels

Price: 300 EUR (VAT excluded)


EMPTJ Session 2015

The EMTPJ is an 11-day intensive training course on cross border mediation in civil and commercial matters. The training is unique because it is tailored to cover both theoretical and practical elements of mediation with a European perspective. More information can be found at emtpj.eu

Date & time: August 17th to August 28th 2015, every day from 09.00 to 18.00

Place: Billiet & Co, Louizalaan 146, 1050 Brussels

Prices: Non-Members AIA - 3500 EUR / Members AIA - 3000 EUR


Qualifying Assessment Program approved by the International Mediation Institute 2015

The AIA is pleased to host, for the third consecutive year, the Qualifying Assessment Program (QAP) approved by the International Mediation Institute (IMI). IMI is unique as it is the only organization in the world to cultivate global, professional standards for experienced mediators, advocates and others involved in the field of ADR. In addition, lMI convenes stakeholders, promotes understanding and disseminates skills all in a non-service provider capacity.

Date and time: August 30, 2015 – 10.00 to 17.00

Place: Billiet & Co, Louizalaan 146, 1050 Brussels

Price: AIA Members 700 EUR (VAT excluded) – non AIA Members 800 EUR (VAT excluded)


Master Class Investment Arbitration

Provisional Program: The Master Class is organized together Brussels Diplomatic Academy. The law on foreign investment protection is one of the fastest developing and intellectually challenging branches of international law with high practical relevance. Investment arbitration is predicted to be a major factor in the development of the global economic system.

Date: 7 and 8 September (afternoon) and 14 and 15 September (afternoon).

Price: 1850 EUR (VAT excluded).

Provisional location: VUB, Brussels.

 

Training transformative mediation for current facilitative mediators

Transformative mediation is based on the values of empowerment of each of the parties and recognition of each of the parties’ needs, interests, values and points of view. The potential for transformative mediation is that any or all parties or their relationships may be transformed during the mediation.

Date: 23rd  of September to 25th of September

Place: Billiet en Co, Louizalaan 146, Brussels, Belgium

Price: 400 EUR (VAT excluded)


How to quantify your damage? – preparing for a negotiation/ mediation/ arbitration/ litigation

This seminar is designed to provide its participants with a concentrated and affordable educational experience in the areas of negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation with respect to damages. It is specifically aimed to provide practical help to those who wish to grasp the fundamentals of how to quantify their damages.

Date and time: October 16th, 2015 – 09.00 – 12.00

Place: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Boulevard de la Plaine 2, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels, Beligum

Price: 60 EUR (VAT excluded)


The Art of Convincing: Tools and Strategy

Provisionnal Programme: This course is set up to make you more persuasive and convincing in professional situations. Along the 2 day course you build up insight, knowledge en competence on what it take to win over others for a mutual beneficial proposal. It takes place on 12 and 13 November.

Date: 12th and 13th of November 2015

Place: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Boulevard de la Plaine 2, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium

Price: 1850 EUR (VAT excluded)


AIA Brussels Arbitration School

AIA Brussels Arbitration School was created to address the increasing demand for specialised teaching in arbitration. It is a five day intensive and complete crash course on arbitration which rewards it’s participants with an ABAS arbitrator certificate. The curriculum of the program is conceived by arbitration experts and is aimed at lawyers, in-house counsels, experts and other Alternative Dispute Resolution practitioners from around the globe. It also constitutes 25 Bar points.

Date: Monday 7th of December to Friday 11th of December 2015

Place: Billiet en Co, Louizalaan 146, Brussels, Belgium

Price: AIA Member 400 EUR (VAT excluded), Non-AIA Members 800 EUR (VAT excluded)

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