ICC Canada Arbitration Conference

17-18 Oct 2019

Banff English Law Society of British Columbia / Barreau du Québec / Law Society of Alberta / Law Society of Upper Canada credit hours

ICC Canada's annual International Arbitration Conference gathers Canadian and others practising international arbitration around the world, in-house counsel, leading arbitrators and representatives from the ICC International Court of Arbitration to share practical insights on key issues in international arbitration. Under the theme of this year's conference: "Re-energizing in the Mountains" speakers will engage the audience in discussions relating to emerging substantive issues in the oil and gas, and climate change/environment-related disputes as well as procedural matters regarding the user's experience and witness evidence.

Who should attend?

Practising lawyers, corporate counsel, arbotrators, mediators, business professionals and academics.


Day 1 - Wednesday 17 October 2019

Time: 17:30-18:30

Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Thursday 18 October 2019 

Time: 08:00-08:45

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Time: 08:45-09:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Time: 09:00-10:00

Tour d’horizon: New Developments in International Arbitration

Time: 10:00-11:00

The Future of Oil and Gas Arbitrations in Canada and Abroad

Time: 11:00-11:30


Time: 11:30-12:30

Users Speak: What Works (and What Really Doesn’t)

Time: 12:30-14:00


Time: 14:00-15:00

Climate Change & Environment-Related Disputes

Time: 15:00-15:15


Time: 15:15-16:15

The Probative Value of Witness Evidence

Time: 16:15-16:30

Concluding Remarks

Time: 18:00-22:00

Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Location TBD

Ian Binnie


Cristina Birks

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Montreal

Laura Cundari

Blakes LLP, Vancouver

Peter Dinnick

ExxonMobil, Houston

David Haigh

BDP, Calgary

Clarke Hunter

Norton Rose, Calgary

Michael Kotrly

Freshfields, London

Jung Lee

Encana, Calgary

Jennifer McCandless

Sidley, Washington

Isabelle Michou

Quinn Emanuel, Paris

Alexandra Mitretodis

Faskens, Vancouver

Elizabeth Montpetit

Mishcon de Reya LLP, London

Cindy Randall

Microsoft, Vancouver

Anne Robertson

Locke Lord, Houston

Bob Rooney

Enbridge, Calgary

Patricia Snell

Freshfields, Dubai

Shane Spelliscy

GAC, Ottawa

Patrick Tieffry

ICC Task Force on Climate Change Co-Chair, Paris

Liz Whisitt

Professor of University of Calgary, Calgary

Venue: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Travel info:

Air Canada - Exclusive and Official Airline

To obtain a discount on your travel with Air Canada, access the website and enter the promotion code, HDVAXCW1, in the search pane.

The booking is to be made to the following city: Calgary, YYC (AB)

The travel period begins Thursday, October 10, 2019 and ends Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango.

Shuttle from Airport

More information will be provided shortly on transportation between the Calgary airport and Banff.

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Law Society of British Columbia

This program may be eligible by the Law Society of British Columbia for 6.25 hours of continuing professional development.

Barreau du Québec

This training activity may be eligible by the Barreau du Québec for 6.25 hours of continuing professional development.

Law Society of Alberta

For Alberta lawyers, consider including this program as CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.

Law Society of Upper Canada

This program may be eligible toward the Law Society of Upper Canada’s CPD requirement as substantive hours. Please note this program is not accredited for professionalism hours.

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For more information, please contact :

Kristy Murray

Secretary to the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee

Tel: 613-238-4000 x2238

Joanne Luu

Conference Co-Chair

John Siwiec

Conference Co-Chair