IMI Day in Paris at the ICC

Following the tradition of having IMI Days in different countries including Austria, Brazil, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, the US and the UK, we would like to extend an invitation to those of you who expressed interest in attending the IMI Day in Paris and those of you who might be in Paris in mid October.

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 14:00 – 18:00

VENUE: ICC Headquarters, 33-43 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France

The meeting as usual is by invitation only and space is limited to 80 participants.

Members of the IMI Community and those interested in the work of IMI will have an opportunity to find out about IMI, the values & role, current activities and recent developments in UNCITRAL work on the enforcement instrument for mediated settlement agreements, The EU Mediation Directive Report and the Global Pound Conference Series 2016-17.

We kindly ask that you RSVP to this invitation with your name by email to

Please do indicate if there are any issues you would like to discuss at the meeting to IMI Operations Manager Emma Ewart at:

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is kindly hosting IMI Day at the ICC headquarters prior to the 7thAnnual ICC International Mediation Conference, to be held on October 19, 2016, at the same location. IMI Certified Mediators & Mediation Advocates/Advisors, members of the IMI Community and participants of the IMI Day will benefit from a discounted special partnership fee to register for this event by using the code IMI-ICCMC2016.

Please see the invitation to the 7th ICC International Mediation Conference

ICC Mediation Conference logo 2016ICC new logo 2016 The ICC International Mediation Conference is one of the most renowned events in the field of mediation worldwide. Combining in-depth discussions and world class speakers with dynamic formats, they attract participants from all over the world.

The ICC annual International Mediation Conference is specifically designed for corporate management representatives, in-house counsel and corporate dispute resolution specialists. It gathers legal counsel from international companies such as Thales, Total, AIG, and Orange, as well as dispute resolution experts and business academics.

The Conference provides a unique forum to discuss techniques for cost- and time-effective conflict management, dispute avoidance, early dispute resolution and the optimal use of mediation.

This year’s Conference will be entitled “Dispute Resolution Processes: Mix and Match for the Best Results”, and will focus on how to choose and combine several dispute resolution processes to obtain the best outcomes.

Topics will include:

  • how to effectively combine arbitration and mediation;
  • costs and timing of combined procedures;
  • quantitative and qualitative benefits of initiating a mediation
  • procedure within an arbitration;
  • how to sell combined processes to internal and external stakeholders;
  • the opportunity (or not) to use the same neutral in arb-med-arb procedures;
  • negotiating and drafting efficient escalation clauses;
  • use of Dispute Boards beyond construction contracts.

For more information on the event, please visit the event’s webpage and download the programme at:

Online registration is currently open here.

Register online now and benefit from the discounted fee for IMI Members (with the code IMI-ICCMC2016)!

Deborah Masucci

Posted by Deborah Masucci

Deborah Masucci is former IMI Board Co-Chair. She is a global expert in dispute management with over thirty years' experience in promoting the effective use of ADR.

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