9th ICC YAAF Global Conference

27 Sep 2024

New York English
Start: 9:00 (New York time zone) - End: 18:00 (New York time zone)

Join us in the Big Apple for the 9th edition of the ICC YAAF Global Conference to share experiences, discuss hot topics in international arbitration, and enrich your global network.

Don't miss this biennial conference: unique gathering of young arbitration and ADR practitioners from all over the world! Get involved in the kind of top level debates that are often reserved for the most experienced practitioners. Panels include representatives from all regions of the world, making the event a truly global conference.

Set in a prestigious setting, yet in a casual and fun atmosphere, participants will be given numerous opportunities to network and strengthen links within the young arbitration and ADR community and to interact with peers from all over the world. The programme includes an academic part as well as a social one.

Mark your calendar for the entire week as the 19th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration and an ICC Institute of World Business Law Advanced Training on Amicable Settlement of Disputes in International Arbitration will be taking place on 25-26 September 2024!

Who should attend?
Open to young dispute resolution practitioners aged 40 and under, ICC YAAF provides a range of opportunities for individuals to gain knowledge, develop skills, build networks and garner a better understanding of ICC's Dispute Resolution Services.

Training: 25 September
ICC NY Conference: 26 September
ICC YAAF Global Conference: 27 September

All times are in EST. 

ICC Institute of World Business Law Advanced Training on Amicable Settlement of Disputes in International Arbitration

09.00 – 09.10

Welcoming address, introduction and presentation of the seminar

09.15 – 10.10

Should arbitrators act as settlement facilitators?

  • The arbitrator’s role: decision-maker v facilitator
  • The parties’ expectations
  • Settlement facilitation v mediation
  • An emerging transnational standard?
  1. – 10.30


10.45 – 11.30

Indirect Settlement Facilitation by Arbitrators 

  • The “Arbitrator‘s Role Continuum“
  • General timing issues
  • Specific techniques and their potential impact on settlement

11.30 – 12.30

Q&A and case scenarios

12.30 – 14.00


14.00 – 14.45

Direct Settlement Facilitation by Arbitrators

  • General timing issues
  • Specific techniques
  • The impact of failed settlement discussions on arbitral proceedings
  • Introduction to the settlement conference technique

14.45 – 15.45

Simulation of a settlement conference and Q&A

15.45 – 16.05

Coffee break

16.05 – 16.50

Drafting an award by consent: ICC practice

  • The arbitral tribunal’s powers in relation to consent awards
  • Procedure
  • Contents
  • Public policy and enforcement issues

16.50 – 17.50

Q&A and case scenarios

17.50 – 18.00

Closing remarks

Programme will be announced shortly.

Programme will be announced shortly.

Speakers to be announced shortly

Venue Hogan Lovells US LLP, 390 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017, United States
Registration information

Registration fees

9th ICC YAAF Global Conference
Early Bird (until 30 June 2024): US$ 250
Standard (1 July – 27 September 2024) US$ 325

Package – 19th ICC New York Conference & 9th ICC YAAF Global Conference (10% discount)
Early Bird (until 30 June 2024): US$ 764
Standard (1 July – 27 September 2024): US$ 1101

ICC members:
20% discount on the above rates. Please contact your local NC to obtain your discount code.

Special discounts:
FULL TIME in-house counsel and government representatives may attend the 19thICC New York and 9th ICC YAAF Global Conferences free of charge.  LIMITED SPACES ARE AVAILABLE.

Please contact icc.yaaf@iccwbo.org for more details.   

Travel and accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.

We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration and full payment of your registration fees.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 23 August 2024. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable.
Please be informed that any form of cancellation will incur a cancellation fee of 0.6€ + 6% of the registration fee which must be covered by the participant.

Subject to agreement from ICC Global Events prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organisation at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required.

Please note that ICC reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.


The photos and audiovisual recordings taken at this event may be used and published by ICC, its subsidiaries or affiliates, for informational or promotional purposes in printed materials or online, including on ICC websites and in social media. Participation in the event implies agreement to such use of photos or audiovisual recordings in which the participant may appear unless ICC receives written notification to the contrary.

Katherine Lievano

ICC YAAF Global Coordinating Committee


Sponsorship Packages

Tailor-made packages are also available to suit your company’s marketing goals and budgets.


Lunch sponsor – (2 Slots available 6,000 EUR) 

Opportunity to sponsor the lunch (open to all participants) on 27 September

Exhibition space at the venue

3 Registration to the conference

Company video to be played during session breaks

Logo on participant on-site photographs



Brunch Sponsor - (1 Slot available 7,000 EUR)  

Opportunity to sponsor a brunch (private only for YAAF Reps of all mandates) on 28 September

Exhibition space at the venue

3 Registration to the conference

Company video to be played during session breaks

Logo on participant on-site photographs


Branding Packages







Opportunity to distribute 1 marketing collateral



Exhibition space at the venue



Email communication on behalf of sponsors



Opportunity to provide Delegate Bags OR Lanyards OR Notebooks & Pens OR Water Bottles (as available)**



Complementary registrations



Sponsor recognition on ICC arbitration and YAAF social media channels





Bundle up with the ICC NY Conference on International Arbitration and benefit from 1 week of visibility with top arbitration professionals.


If you are a sponsor of the ICC NY Conference on International Arbitration, we propose you an upgrade with the following prices Strategic YAAF Sponsorship 3,000 EUR and Branding Sponsorship YAAF at 1,000 EUR.


Contact us for more information.

Sandra Sanchez Nery, Manager Sponsorship

Binta Camara, Project Officer Sponsorship

sandra.sancheznery@iccwbo.org  & sponsorship@iccwbo.org


Host and Sponsor

What is ICC YAAF?

At ICC, we believe that through training and mentorship, we can shape the next generation of leading international arbitration and ADR experts. Through the ICC Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (YAAF) network, we are able to better inform, connect and inspire young professionals with interests in dispute resolution and dispute avoidance.

Throughout the world, ICC YAAF organises a number of educational and social events that allow young professionals to discover best practices, discuss topical issues, network and create meaningful connections with experienced practitioners.

Learn more about ICC YAAF Join the network

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