Why Attend?

​​The GPC Series is for all stakeholders in dispute resolution. The conference will focus on discussion topics which are relatable locally, regionally and internationally.

Users

Any disputants needing to resolve civil or commercial disputes and seeking dispute resolution services that involve one or more neutrals.  They can be private individuals, partnerships, companies, community representatives, leaders, managers, business executives, board directors, or government officials involved in conflicts, who are seeking services and neutrals to help them resolve their conflicts.

This also includes:

  • Private Disputants
  • Trusts
  • Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Associations and Organizations
  • Administrative Entities
  • Business Managers
  • Senior Executives
  • Board Members
  • In-House Counsel
  • Business Partners
  • Community Leaders
  • Government Officials involved in disputes (e.g., investor-state disputes)
  • Insurance Companies paying for dispute resolution services

Providers

Anyone providing processes for resolving disputes that provide users with choices.

This includes:

  • Courts
  • Arbitration and/or Mediation Centres
  • Judges
  • Magistrates
  • Arbitrators
  • Conciliators
  • Mediators
  • Adjudicators
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Institutions
  • Chambers of Commerce providing Alternative Dispute Resolution Services

Advisors

Persons or entities involved in selling advice or support to Users or Providers.  This includes law firms and external legal advisors (e.g., litigators, barristers, and solicitors) but also other providers of advisory or consulting involved in dispute resolution (e.g., negotiators, subject-matter experts, forensic experts, financial advisors, management consultants, coaches, consultancy firms, etc.).

This also comprises of:

  • External Lawyers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Forensic Experts
  • Subject-matter Experts
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Business Consultants
  • Professional Negotiators
  • Coaches
  • Management Consultants

Other Stakeholders

The other stakeholders involved in dispute prevention and resolution, but not as Users, Providers or Advisors.  This includes people and institutions involved in education, academic research, trainers, policy-makers, government officials, civil servants, non-governmental organizations, think-tanks, peace-building activities, etc.:

  • Academics
  • Educators
  • Trainers or Training Institutions
  • Civil Servants
  • Ministry of Justice Officials
  • Think Tanks
  • Policy Makers
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • International Governmental Organizations