Dates: June 26 - 28, 2024
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
The Steering Committee welcomes a diverse and international group of 48 leading arbitration counsel at the peak of their career.
Using candid, seminar-style discussions at this annual meeting, the group has an openness to examine new ways of thinking about aspects of practice in international arbitration ranging from legal topics, practice management, and innovation, as well as developments that may impact the future of international arbitration.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
Jessica has a Bachelor’s Degree from McMaster University in Art History, Criticism and Conservation. A seasoned event and marketing manager, she has executed live engagements globally in the legal, technology, financial, not-for-profit and consumer products industries for many of the world’s leading organizations. Prior to joining Cambridge Forums, Jessica worked in conference management, specializing in executive events for C-Suite executives, Board members and VIP clients. A fluid communicator, Jessica utilizes her leadership skills and passion for creating flawless participant experiences as a Forum Director, focusing on programs in private wealth and antitrust. A food & wine aficionado, Jessica is also accredited with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits. When she’s out of the office, Jessica enjoys hot yoga, skiing and travel.
Kristina is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is accredited as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), a globally recognized badge of excellence in the meeting and event industry. Prior to joining Cambridge Forums, Kristina worked for the Toronto International Film Festival where she successfully planned and hosted events for high-level donors, corporate clients and film stars. Outside the office, Kristina is passionate about learning new things, being outdoors, trying new cuisines and exploring the world one country at a time.
Built on meaningful interactions and genuine connections, the Forum is the premiere gathering for preeminent global leaders in international arbitration.
"In all honesty and without exaggeration, this was the most productive and thought-provoking arbitration event I have attended in over a decade. The roster of participants was excellent and I particularly appreciated everybody being below 55 years of age. I would love to participate again and contribute as much as I can to the Forum in future years. Many thanks to the Steering Committee and Cambridge Forums for organizing this."Okan Demirkan Partner Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Istanbul, Turkey
"The Forum is a great gathering of highly talented and dynamic leading practitioners. It is a very efficient, fast track way of meeting peers to get to know them personally and intellectually in a very intimate and personable setting, and to share experiences openly. I have learned tremendously that what distinguishes the Forum is the lack of long presentations and it promotes interactions with all participants."Raëd Fathallah Partner Bredin Prat Paris, France
"Within a forest of trees, the Global Forum on International Arbitration is a unique tree. The level of interaction is unprecedented. The participants share a vast experience in international arbitration and are willing to share this expertise. Add to this an organization by Cambridge Forums that is impeccable, and your decision to participate is a no-brainer!"Erik Koster Partner AKD Benelux Lawyers Rotterdam, Netherlands