The China Arbitration Summit 2021 and the 2nd Belt and Road Arbitration Institutions Forum (Summit) will be held on 14 September 2021 at Grand Metropark Hotel Beijing.

As the prime event of China Arbitration Week, this Summit is jointly hosted by China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), All China Lawyers Association (ACLA), collaborating with International Bar Association Arbitration Committee (IBA Arbitration Committee), co-organised by Renmin University of China, Beijing Lawyers Association, China Banking Association, China Real Estate Association, Insurance Association of China and Legal Daily, and supported by international organisations from nearly twenty countries and regions.

The Summit will focus on the theme of ‘Where there is a will, there is a way: Cooperation and Development of International Dispute Resolution in the New Era,’ inviting global legal experts to conduct dialogues on topical issues in international arbitration.

At the same time, the 2nd Belt and Road Arbitration Institutions Forum will be held concurrently this year where the Cooperation Mechanism of the Beijing Joint Declaration of the Belt and Road Arbitration Institutions will be launched.

The Summit will be a hybrid event, with online broadcast and main venue in Beijing, China. Simultaneous interpretation between English and Chinese will be provided. We cordially invite you to participate in the Summit and the series of events of the China Arbitration Week.

Date: 14 September 2021
Location: Hybrid Event with Online Broadcast + Grand Metropark Hotel Beijing – China
Time: 8:30 (GMT+8)
Registration: 8:30 – 9:00
Cost: Free of Charge
Registration: Click here

Registered Users shall receive the Following:

  • Electronic Invitation Letter of China Arbitration Summit 2021 (After registration, you will receive a tailored Invitation Letter (name + unique number) from the Summit Organiser)
  • Welcome Pack with Meeting Link & Conference Brochure
  • Electronic Journal of China Arbitration Summit 2021

Opening Ceremony: 9:00 – 9:45
Keynote Speech: 9:45 – 10:00

Launch of Cooperation Mechanism of Beijing Joint Declaration of Belt & Road Arbitration Institutions: 10:20-12:20

Session I
Time: 13:30-15:30
International Cooperation: Building the Belt and Road Legal Community

The Belt and Road Initiative brings up the demand to build a consolidated legal community. The speakers of this session will compare the commercial dispute resolution systems of their respective regions, discuss the mutual assistance in the field of justice, and the cooperation of the Belt and Road arbitration institutions.

Session II
Time: 15:30-17:15
Global Perspective: Adapting International Arbitration to a Changing World

The ever-changing world presents both opportunities and challenges to the field of international arbitration. In this session, the speakers will touch upon the development of rules in international arbitration, the application of technology, the improvement of efficiency and the role of institutions in ad hoc arbitration.

Session III
Time: 17:15-17:40
China Focus: The Perfection of Arbitration System and the Enhancement of the Credibility of Arbitration

In recent years, China has attached great importance to the improvement of arbitration system and the promotion of credibility. In this session, the speakers will exchange views on the new development of arbitration, ADR and the ‘one-stop’ dispute resolution mechanism, the improvement of arbitration credibility and the integration of party autonomy and rules of arbitration institutions.

Closing Ceremony