21st century businesses and organizations need conflict prevention and dispute resolution tools that are fit-for-purpose in our modern economy. Litigation and other traditional processes are still expensive, time-consuming and can jeopardize personal relationships. As businesses and our society evolve, the tools utilized in accessing justice need to evolve as well. This is the aim of the Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series 2016-17: to facilitate the development of 21st century dispute resolution tools at domestic, regional and international levels.
Launched in Singapore, March 17-18, 2016, and finishing in London in July 2017, the GPC Series will convene all stakeholders in dispute resolution (e.g., commercial parties, chambers of commerce, business executives, entrepreneurs, lawyers, academics, judges, arbitrators, mediators, policy makers, government officials, and others) at local conferences around the world. The GPC Series is intended to provoke debate on existing tools and techniques, to stimulate new ideas and generate actionable data on what corporate and individual dispute resolution users actually need and want, both locally and globally.
Switzerland is a leading centre in international arbitration, diplomacy, finance, trading, banking, financial services, retail, engineering, life sciences, and is a regional hub for many multinationals. The Geneva GPC event is intended to provide an opportunity for local and international organisations and businesses to discuss all forms of dispute resolution and what gaps may exist between supply and demand when it comes to commercial dispute resolution services (e.g., adjudicative and consensual processes) as well as possible ways of combining them. It will consider what choices disputants should have for resolving commercial disputes locally and internationally in the 21st Century and how to provide access to appropriate justice systems for the future.
Be part of the Global Pound Conference Series and help shape the future of dispute resolution. We invite you to get involved and attend this unique local event.