31st UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres


from June 30 to July 01, 2023

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  • 2023-06-30 08:30:00 2023-07-01 18:00:00 Europe/London 31st UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY UIA
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Forum presented by the UIA with the support of the Frankfurt am Main Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


The UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres was created in 2001. Every nine months it brings together some of the best commercial mediation practitioners and officers of commercial mediation centres from around the world, together with lawyers, business managers, academics, trainers, and others interested in learning and sharing insights about the development and use of the mediation process. Usually there are participants from 15 to 20 or more countries in attendance, often from four or five continents, each bringing a different perspective on the use and development of mediation in their jurisdiction.

Whether you are from a place in which mediation already is readily accepted and integrated into the system of dispute resolution, or from one in which the “Dispute Resolution Revolution” is still in a yet-to-be-fully-accepted stage, there is something of value for you at the Forum. Each one is designed to enhance your knowledge about the mediation process, and to help you identify best practices as a mediator, both of which are accomplished through the various topics in the sessions, led by deeply-experienced mediators.

Equally, if not more, importantly, it also will provide you with ample opportunities to develop relationships and exchange insights on the development and use of mediation with colleagues from a multitude of different cultures around the world. That opportunity can have a profoundly beneficial impact on your professional expertise. To do so at one location is unique to an international event; and convening every nine months is unique to the Forum.

We are excited to have you join us for the 31st Forum in Frankfurt, Germany. It will be an unforgettable international event, and colleagues from around the world have already confirmed their participation. Since attendance at the sessions and lunch/dinner meals will be limited to the spaces available, be sure to register early so that you won’t miss out.

We look forward to seeing you in Frankfurt!

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.


American Arbitration Association/International Centre For Dispute Resolution – Arbitration Court at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry – ADR Center – Aequitas – ADR – ADRg UK – Association des Médiateurs Indépendants d’Ile de France (AMIDIF) – Asociación Mexicana de Mediación y Arbitraje Comercial – Beijing Arbitration Commission – BIMACC – bMediation – Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) – Centre Professionnel de Médiation – Milan Chamber of Arbitration – Chambre Suisse de Médiation Commerciale – Chambre vaudoise du commerce et de l’industrie – Cour Européenne d’Arbitrage –  International Chamber of Commerce – Centre de Médiation et d’Arbitrage de Paris –  Concilia – Conciliation Centre of CCPIT/CCOIC – Consolat de Mar de Barcelona – CPR: The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution – Court of International Commercial Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania – Croatian Bar Association  EQUANIM – Euroarbitrage – European Center for Dispute Resolution (ECDR) – Greek Mediation Institute – Hellenic Mediation and Arbitration Centre – InMediazione ADR – International Mediation Institute (IMI) – Institut d’Expertise, d’Arbitrage et de Médiation (IEAM) – LAMAC - Lebanese Association for Mediation And Conciliation – London Court of International Arbitration – Malaysian Mediation Centre – Mediators’ Training Institute of Thessaloniki – Mediatorsfederatie Nederland (MfN) – Organismo di Conciliazione di Firenze (OCF) – Rakmo Institute – Resolutia Gestione delle Controversie – Slovenian Association of Mediators – Societa Italiana per la Risoluzione Alternativa delle Controversie – The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – The Law Society of New SouthWales – Union Hellénique des Médiateurs - WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

Organising Committee

  • Organizing Committee

    Fabienne VAN DER VLEUGEL Co-President of the UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres, French Foreign Trade Advisor, VDV Avocats, Associate Professor UGE, Serris, France
    Ross W. STODDARD, III Co-President of the UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres, Attorney-Mediator, Dallas, TX, USA
    Professor Dr. Renate DENDORFER-DITGES Partner / Lawyer / Arbitrator / Mediator, DITGES Partnerschaft mbB, Bonn, Germany
    Philipp WILHELM Attorney, DITGES Partnerschaft mbB, Bonn, Germany


  • IHK Frankfurt am Main



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IHK Frankfurt am Main
Börsenplatz 4,
60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


The registration fees for the Forum are:

  • € 340 (Excl. VAT)* until May 30, 2023 included
  • € 390 (Excl. VAT)* from May 31st, 2023 onwards
  • STUDENT REGISTRATION (**) € 180 (Excl. VAT)*

* The VAT (19%) can be applied to the amount here above according to the European Directive 2006/112/CE of November 28, 2006. If you provide an EU VAT ID number, the VAT will not be charged. For more information, please contact the UIA.
(**) Reserved for students under 30 years old. Please send a copy of your student card to benefit from the special rate.

Fees include:
• Attendance at all working sessions
• Forum documentation
• Welcome cocktail on Thursday, June 29
• Coffee breaks on June 30 & July 1st
• Lunches on June 30 & July 1st

The dinners on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1st are optional and at additional charge.

Please note that the number of places at the forum is limited. The organisers reserve the right to refuse registrations in the event of excess applications.

In order for your name to appear in the list of participants, which will be distributed during the Forum, your registration form must be received by June 19 at the latest. An updated electronic list will be sent by email to all the participants after the Forum.


Every participant attending the forum will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be used for obtaining “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education” - “Continuing Professional Development” purposes, depending on national rules.  For more information, please contact the UIA.


The working language will be English.


A limited number of rooms have been pre-booked at a preferential rate. Reservations should be made directly through the hotel. Credit card details must be given in order to secure your reservation. Please note that the number of rooms is limited. We recommend that you proceed with your reservations as soon as possible.

300 meters from the Forum venue
Hochstraße 4,
60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
T +49 (69) 13 38 00

Reservations should be made online by clicking here.

  • Guest Room Single Occupancy:  EUR 249
  • Guest Room Double Occupancy:  EUR 274

Breakfast NOT included at EUR 12 per pers.
Taxes included.

650 meters from the Forum venue
Am Kaiserplatz, Bethmannstraße 33,
60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
T +49 (69) 21 502

  • Single Room:  EUR 260
  • Double Room: EUR 285

Breakfast and taxes included.

Reservations should be made by email mentioning “UIA Forum” to benefit from the preferential rates.

450 meters from the Forum venue
Eschenheimer Tor 2,
60318 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
T +49 69 427 232-0

  • Superior room single occupancy:  EUR 222
  • Superior room double occupancy:  EUR 242

    Buffet Breakfast included.
    City tax of EUR 2 per pers. per night NOT included.


Reservations should be made online by clicking here.

700 meters from the Forum venue
Berliner Str. 55,
60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
T +49 (69) 87 00 40 30

Public Rates available on request.
Reservations should be made online by clicking here






Attractive discounts, up to -15%, on a wide range of public fares on all AIR FRANCE, KLM and their code-shared flights worldwide.

Event: 31st UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres
ID Code: 39878AF
Travel Valid Period: June 22, 2023 to July 8, 2023
Event Location: Frankfurt - Germany

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All cancellations will be subject to a 50% deduction and will have to be sent in writing, to be received by the Union Internationale des Avocats no later than May 30, 2023. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

Anyone who requires a visa invitation letter in order to attend the forum should register and pay their registration fees no later than May 30, 2023 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa.

All cancellations will be refunded in full, minus €50 + VAT to cover administrative costs, provided that the UIA has received the registration documents and total registration fees no later than May 30, 2023.

If you register after this date, only 50% of the amount paid minus €50 to cover administrative costs will be refunded for cancellations due to visa refusals.

All cancellations due to a visa refusal must be sent in writing and reach the UIA before the forum. Cancellations must be accompanied by a proof of visa refusal. 
If your visa is issued after the forum date or if you do not have proof of visa refusal, you will not be entitled to a refund.


All registrations received by the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) along with the full payment of fees corresponding to the events selected will be confirmed in writing.

The UIA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the forum to a later date, change the forum venue and/or programme, make any corrections or modifications in the information published in the forum programme and cancel any invitation to participate in the forum, at any time and at their entire discretion, without having to provide any reasons for the same.
Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate, accompanying person or a third party following any cancellations, changes, postponements or modifications.
The UIA strongly advises participants to subscribe to modifiable and/or refundable services, as well as to take out a cancelation insurance.

Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature whatever, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate or accompanying person, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.

The contractual relations between the UIA and each participant (delegate or accompanying person) in relation to the forum are subject to French law and jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other law. Paris is the city of jurisdiction.

It is the responsibility of participants to ensure compliance with police, customs and health formalities for their journey. Participants unable to take part in the forum because of their inability to take a flight or any other means of transportation due to being unable to provide the documents required (passport, visa, vaccination certificate, etc.) cannot claim any reimbursement.

“Force majeure” means any events external to the parties, of both an unforeseeable and insurmountable nature that prevents either the client or the participants, or the agency or service providers involved in organising the forum, from executing all or part of the obligations provided for in the present agreement. By express agreement, such will be the case in the event of a strike affecting the means of transport, hotel staff, air traffic controllers, an insurrection, a riot or any prohibition whatever decreed by Governmental or public authorities.

It is expressly agreed that for the parties, a case of force majeure would suspend the execution of their reciprocal obligations. At the same time, each of the parties shall bear the burden of all the expenses incumbent upon them, resulting from the case of force majeure.

The organisers decline any responsibility in case of any health problems existing prior to the forum that may lead to complications or be aggravated during the entire period of the stay: pregnancy, cardio-vascular problems, any allergies, special diets, any disorders under treatment and not yet consolidated on the day the forum starts, psychic or mental or depressive illness, etc. (Non exhaustive list).


The personal data that you communicate to us shall be processed by the International Association of Lawyers (UIA – Union Internationale des Avocats), with its registered office at 9 rue du Quatre Septembre, 75002 Paris (Tel: +33 1 44 88 55 66 - Fax: +33 1 44 88 55 77 - privacy@uianet.org), in accordance with Act No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 relating to data, files and freedoms and Regulation No. 2016/679 on data protection, as of its entry into force on May 25, 2018. Your data will be managed by UIA's General Services, Events and Accounts Section:
• For the purpose of administering your registration for the event and your on-site access to the event;
• In order to pay for the selected services - your bank details will be deleted after receipt of your payment;
• In order to communicate information messages from UIA.
To the extent necessary for the execution of their respective tasks, our subcontractors in charge of our forum organisation, our IT infrastructure, our management, the production and maintenance of our website and extranet, are likely to gain access to your data from time to time. Their servers are located in the European Union.
Data relating to your participation in the event shall be stored for a period of 10 years. We are obliged to archive billing data until the end of the period required for our tax and accounting obligations, i.e. for 7 full tax years. We shall store your contact information to keep you informed until you ask us to stop. You have the right to access your data and have it corrected if necessary.
You may object to any processing of your data undertaken by us for the purposes of our legitimate interests. If you wish for more information, or to lodge a complaint, please contact CNIL (French Data Protection Authority).

The creation and organization of the UIA MEDIATION FORUM Prize by the President of the UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres is directly related to the purpose of the UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres. That purpose is to raise awareness of the utility of mediation in any field, not only amongst current users but also amongst the younger generation and students, offering them the chance to meet with professionals working in mediation, providing the opportunity to enhance practice, and gathering different generations in the UIA MEDIATION FORUM. 

The UIA MEDIATION FORUM Prize is awarded to a student under 30 years of age in recognition of the best report presented at and related to the UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres attended, on the basis of the quality of the report's content.

The reports must be submitted by July 31, 2023 at the latest.

The report must:
• Respect the format described in article 5-3 of the Rules*.
• Be accompanied by a picture of the participant, confirmation of name/surname, current full postal address and email, date and place (town and country) of birth, justification of being a student.
• Be accompanied with a separate letter inserting only two short handwritten sentences summarizing, in one of the working languages of the UIA (French, English or Spanish), the reason(s) why the participant has decided to attend the UIA MEDIATION FORUM and to participate in the UIA contest organized by the Rules.  This separate letter, dated and signed by the author, will be scanned and sent with the report by email, as indicated in article 5-4 of the Rules, below.
• Indicate which is the native language of the author.

*These Rules lay down the terms and conditions for participating in the UIA World Forum of Mediation Centre contest and, if selected, being awarded the “UIA MEDIATION FORUM Prize”.


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