CPR Begins Its Slate of Global Events to Support the Dispute Prevention and Resolution Community 

All events will be open to the broader community to further CPR’s purpose of helping others manage conflict to enable their purpose

New York – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that advances dispute prevention and resolution, is set to begin its annual series of international events.  In light of the current public health circumstances, all of these events will be conducted remotely with the help of Arbitration Place, Canada’s premier arbitration center, also providing support for remote dispute resolution.  All events will be open to the public and offered to the community with no registration fee.

“These events—including our European, Canadian and Latin American Conferences on Dispute Resolution Management—provide annual opportunities for our global community to convene, network and develop the innovations and tools that support dispute prevention and resolution,” explained CPR President & CEO, Allen Waxman. “While the pandemic may not allow us to meet in person this year, we are grateful to Arbitration Place for providing the technology and know-how to enable us to maintain the kind of engagement that characterizes our events.  More than ever, we need to remain connected as a dispute prevention and resolution community.  Consequently, with the support of our sponsors, we are opening these events to the broader community, and without registration fees.  I am looking forward to collaborating together with our longstanding constituents and new faces, alike, at this series of gatherings.”

The Global Event Series Features:

September 15 & 16, 2020 - CPR’s 2020 European Conference on Business Dispute Management – Learning and Adapting in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) World. This event is organized by CPR and its European Advisory Board (EAB) in collaboration with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), and is co-chaired by Alexander Oddy (Herbert Smith Freehills), Noradèle Radjai (LALIVE) and Kevin Smith (Shell International). Registration is underway HERE.

September 23, 2020 - CPR Canada Conference on Business Dispute Management. This Conference is part of CanArbWeek 2020 and organized by the CPR Canada Advisory Board in collaboration with Arbitration Place.  The event will be co-chaired by Rachel Howie (Dentons) and Robert J.C. Deane (Borden Ladner Gervais). Topics include “Managing Risk and Disputes in the ‘New Normal’” and “Pursuing Relief in Uncertain Times.” Registration is underway HERE.

December 3, 2020 -- CPR 2020 Latin America Conference on Business Dispute Management. Organized by CPR and its Brazil Advisory Board (BAB), this year’s event will include discussions of the resolution of disputes with dispute resolution boards, arbitrating and mediating within the public sector, the challenges and lessons learned in arbitration after Lava Jato (Car Wash Operation), ethical standards applicable to mediators in the context of the Singapore Convention, data protection in arbitration and class arbitration.  Registration will open soon.

About CPR

Established in 1977, CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that helps prevent and resolve legal conflict more effectively and efficiently. It manages conflict to enable purpose.

The CPR Institute drives a global prevention and dispute resolution culture through the thought leadership of its diverse membership of top companies, law firms, lawyers, academics, and leading mediators and arbitrators around the world.  The Institute convenes best practice and industry-oriented committees and hosts global and regional meetings to share practices and develop innovative tools and resources. The Institute trains on dispute prevention and resolution, publishes a monthly journal on related topics, and advocates for supporting and expanding the capacity for dispute prevention and resolution globally. 

CPR Dispute Resolution harnesses the thought leadership and output of the Institute while providing independent ADR services – mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, dispute resolution boards and others – through innovative and practical rules and procedures and through CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.