The field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is going through a period of transformation. Recent developments including expedited arbitral procedures, technology in support of proceedings and the enforcement of mediated settlement agreements reflect a shift to ensure predictability in the enforcement of obligations and procedural and cost economy. Such innovations in the procedure, costs, and duration of ADR proceedings encourage its wider use. In particular, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) benefit from simplified procedures and cost efficiencies backed by an effective enforcement mechanism which facilitates cross-border trade.

The Conference this year will emphasize developments in the field of ADR and future trends in this area. It is expected that the discussion will touch on the impact and opportunities for the wider use and adoption of ADR. This conference
will be held on 13th – 14th May 2019 at Pullman Kingpower Bangkok Hotel.