This year we offer an innovative format and some invigorating add-ons. Some things will be the same – concurrent streams for determinative and consensual processes, an unparalleled opportunity to learn, network and socialise and of course, excellence in presentations.

Some highlights:

  • Sector meetings for those practising in the rural sector, family dispute resolution and construction adjudication.
  • The AUT – AMINZ Young Arbitration Group – advocacy in arbitration.
  • Newbies Event for anyone new to conference, sponsored by Wynn Williams.
  • A Women’s Breakfast (open to all) facilitated by Judy Dell
  • 8 discussion groups on hot topics.
  • A walking tour of Christchurch led by Alex Goodall.
  • Gala dinner at the newly reopened Christchurch Town Hall emceed by Malcolm Wallace
  • Social events aplenty including a Christchurch cocktail crawl with Janice Williams and Stuart Rose.

Confirmed Sessions


Consensual – Sponsored by Fairway Resolution Limited

  • Dispute systems design – The future? With Mary Walker – chaired by Kate Wiseman
  • Resolving Wicked Problems in Communities with Bill Rainey and Simon Dadley-Moore – chaired by Keri Morris
  • Natural disasters: an out of court system to resolve conflict with John Hardiechaired by Gaye Greenwood
  • Dealing with Dispute Junkies with Mike Dunn – chaired by Justice Dale Clarkson
  • Resolving Disputes: A Cross-Cultural Analysis with Prof Paul Morrischaired by David Robinson
  • Deep Diving: Investigations, Inquiries and Reviews – looking beneath the surface with Maria Dew QCchaired by Rachael Schmidt-McCleave
  • Restoratively Speaking with Fiona Buchan-Ng, Bruce McLaren and Wayne Marriottchaired by Nicola Hartfield
  • Discussion group – Future Proofing your Business with Megan Williams
  • Discussion group – Working Collaboratively for A Better Future with Kirsty Swadling
  • Discussion group – You see it here! You see it there! You see it everywhere! Ka kitea i konei! Ka kitea i Kora, Ka kitea I nga wahi katoa!  With Denise Evans and Alex Millen
  • Farm debt mediation discussion group with MPI’s Jonathan Rudge

Determinative – Sponsored by Russell McVeagh

  • The Future of Infrastructure in New Zealand with Polly Pope – chaired by Emily Walton
  • Arbitration Disputes with Maori Trusts with Damian Chesterman and John Koningchaired by Hon Chris Finlayson QC
  • “Doing it Better”: Making arbitration work better for domestic disputes under the Arbitration Act 1996 with John Walton, Dr Anna Kirk, Lauren Lindsay and Samuel Jeffschaired by Hon Nicholas Davidson QC
  • Debate – Evidence and witness immunities in NZ arbitrations – is the Evidence Act 2006 irrelevant? With Daniel Kalderimis and Hon Paul Heath QCchaired by Catherine Green
  • Arbitrating International Trade Disputes: What does the Future Hold? with Penelope Ridings
  • Employment Arbitrations: Mapping a Course in Abandoned and Uncharted Waters with Graeme Colganchaired by Peter Whiteside QC
  • Discussion group – Can I do this? Should I do this?- Ethics in Arbitration with Terry Sissons
  • Discussion group – Effective Dispute Resolution for IT Projects with Gerard Doolin and Catherine Green
  • Discussion group – Compulsory Arbitration: Unravelling the complications with Darise Bennington
  • Discussion group – Arbitration Experiences from the Middle East with Bill Gambrill

Lightning Lectures

  • Working flexibly across borders – London, Cape Town, Mt Maunganui
    with Nicole Smith
  • What’s possible when different world views are recognised with Baden Vertongen
  • AMINZ: Looking at the past to face the future with Phillip Green
  • Promoting your business on a low to no budget: the top tips with Deborah Hart
  • From people and pasture to trees and honey with Bruce Cottrill

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