Event invitation: IMI Mediation Cocktail Debate, 8 February 2023

On Wednesday, 8 February 2023, IMI will convene an International Commercial Mediation Cocktail Debate, as part of the ICC Mediation Week taking place in Paris, France.
All IMI Certified mediators and members of YMI are invited, as well as IMI supporters and professionals wishing to exchange and network with the IMI community. 

This event is offered free of charge but registration is mandatory.

Places will be allocated on a first come – first served basis, with IMI Certified Mediators and YMI/Task Force members being given preference. It will be a cosy event as the venue allows for 50 attendants.

Date & Time:
Wednesday, 8 February 2023 | 6:00 – 9:00
Doors open at 6 PM; Event begins at 6:30 PM CET.
 In-Person only: De Gaulle Fleurance and Associes, 9 Rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Paris, France

The evening reception and debate is kindly hosted by De Gaulle Fleurance, courtesy of Pierrick Le Goff, IMI’s Chair. The venue is a 30 minute walk from the ICC Headquarters.


6:00 pm to 6:30 pmRegistrations and networking
6:30 pm to 6:35 pmWelcome Address IMI Chair Pierrick Le Goff
6:35 pm to 7:00 pmPanel I: Mediation and Arbitration: Cooperation or Competition?
Moderator: Samantha Nataf (France)
– Anne-Laure GOSSET, VP Legal & Compliance AMECA, Alstom
Wolf KURZEL-RUNTSCHEINER, Group General Counsel, Soletanche Bachy
Jeremy Lack (Switzerland)
Claude  Amar (France)
7:05 pm to 7:30 pm  Panel II: Contemporary Issues in International Commercial Mediation Practice  
Moderator: Tat Lim (SG)
Catherine Davidson (Australia)
Michel  Kallipetis (UK)
Jody Sin (HK)
7:35 pm to 8:00 pmPanel III: Mediation as a Profession
Moderator: Angela Herberholz (France)
Andrea Hartmann-Piraudeau (Italy)
Bart Neervoort (NL)
Christopher Olsson Loenes (Norway)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pmCocktails and Networking

Master of Ceremonies: IMI Executive Director Ivana Ninčić Österle

We hope to see you in Paris!

The 18th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition is taking place from 6-11 February 2023 in Paris, France. The Competition is the International Chamber of Commerce’s largest educational event of the year and a unique networking opportunity. The ICC Mediation Week not only enables university students to practice and excel in negotiation and mediation advocacy while engaging in mock mediations, it is also a unique opportunity for experienced mediators to act as mediators, as well as for mediators young in experience to volunteer as “Mediation Session Supervisors”.

The Competition is proudly supported by the International Mediation Institute and the Young Mediators’ Initiative.

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2 thoughts on “Event invitation: IMI Mediation Cocktail Debate, 8 February 2023”

  1. Dear Zoe, this will be an in-person event. However, we will make a recap video of the thought leadership that emerges and will post it free of charge on our Youtube channel after the ICC mediation week concludes.

    Thank you for your interest!


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