68th Congress


from October 30 to November 03, 2024

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The 68th UIA Congress will take place in Paris (France) from 30 October to 3 November, 2024.

Please find here below the preliminary schedule:

Wednesday, 30 October 
● General Assembly
● Regional forums
● Opening Ceremony

Thursday, 31 October 
● Main theme 1: 
Should and can artificial intelligence be regulated? 
● International Bar Leaders’ Senate 
● Collective Members’ Forum
● Working sessions of the commissions
● Informal reception

Friday, 1 November 
● Main theme 2: 
Fashion and Sustainable Development
● Working sessions of the commissions
● Gala dinner

Saturday, 2 November 
● Working sessions of the commissions
● Closing ceremony

Sunday, 3 November 
● General excursion 

The Congress will be held at the Palais des Congrès (Porte Maillot).

A word from...

  • Jacqueline SCOTT

    UIA President

    Dear colleagues and friends,
    I am delighted to invite you to the 68th Annual Congress of our beloved UIA, to be held in the beautiful city of Paris from October 30 to November 3, 2024. During our Conference in the City of Lights, we will embark on a journey of knowledge, innovation, and collaboration that promises to illuminate our minds and inspire our actions.
    Paris, with its rich history, iconic landmarks, and vibrant culture, is the perfect backdrop for our Annual Congress. It has been a center of creativity, philosophy, and progress for centuries, and it continues to be a hub for intellectual exchange and innovation today. Our presence there is a reaffirmation of our commitment to advancing our profession and contributing to the betterment of society.
    This Conference is a celebration of ideas, a forum for learning, and a platform for forging meaningful connections. We will have the opportunity to engage with global experts and thought leaders, to challenge our preconceptions, and to cultivate new perspectives. As importantly, we will revel in the many opportunities to connect and reconnect with dear friends and colleagues from around the world.
    We will meet first for our Opening Ceremony at a renowned UNESCO site. Then, for our scientific program, we will be ensconced at the Palais des Congress -- an expansive and modern conference center located  in the heart of Paris.  Our informal event will be an unusual and unique experience for all that also will include great food, dancing, and again, a wonderful opportunity to share the experience with friends and colleagues. As always, our Gala Dinner also promises to be a special night.
    The main themes of our Paris Congress – Fashion Law and Sustainability, and Artificial Intelligence – touch two of the most pressing issues and opportunities of our time. Faced with the challenges of global warming and questions about current methods of production, distribution, marketing and consumption, the textile industry and, more generally, the fashion industry, is facing new challenges that raise complex legal issues, not only from the environmental viewpoint but also in terms of human rights and labor laws. The development of compliance programmes and internal investigations play a major role in these areas. Similarly, Artificial Intelligence will be the game changer of our lives, but such omnipotent potential  requires careful thought and safeguards to protect against malicious and malevolent use. Who better than lawyers to develop and shepherd the guardrails and considerations needed?  In Paris, these themes will guide our discussions and deliberations, serving as a compass as we navigate the complex challenges that lie ahead and seek solutions that can drive positive change.
    Finally, we have an amazing organizing committee in Paris, and I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to them and to our sponsors, our volunteers, and, of course, our devoted UIA Centre staff, all of whom are working tirelessly to ensure that the Paris Congress will be an unparalleled success.
    I look forward to welcoming you to the City of Lights, for what promises to be an exceptional UIA Congress!

  • Hervé CHEMOULI

    President of the UIA 68th Congress

    Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

    On behalf of the Organising Committee and in my capacity as President of our Association’s 68th Congress, I am honoured to welcome you to Paris from 30 October to 3 November 2024, 17 years after the last Congress held here in 2007.

    Paris, the City of Light, rich in culture and history, will also be the international capital for sports in 2024, as it will be hosting the Olympic Games from 26 July to 8 September – a major event after the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

    Paris will host the world's most-watched sporting event, but above beyond the "glitz and glamour", the capital wishes to set an example of sober, environmentally-friendly Olympic and Para-Olympic Games, with a focus on soft mobility, while also providing future generations with an example of a peaceful ecological transition.

    This is going to be an enormous challenge.

    So, while bearing in mind what has made Paris rich and famous in the past, you will be rediscovering the city. You may even be lucky enough to see the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral’s renovation nearing completion, with its opening scheduled for December 2024.

    In the same way, to celebrate both the past and the future, our main themes will be Fashion and New Technologies, especially Artificial Intelligence.

    Come and see the new Paris in 2024!

    The renovation of the Grand Palais will also be worth a visit, and don't forget to book a Michelin-starred restaurant because, as the song goes, "that's Paris!"

    I hope this invitation will more than convince you to come and share these moments of conviviality which, I am sure, will remain engraved in your memory.


  • Le Palais des Congrès de Paris


Palais des Congrès de Paris
2 place de la Porte Maillot - 75017 Paris - France


To register for the Congress and for any information on the UIA and/or the Congress, please contact:
Union Internationale des Avocats
9 rue du Quatre-Septembre - 75002 Paris - France
T. +33 1 44 88 55 66
E. uiacentre@uianet.org 

To book your hotel, please contact:
T. + 33 1 58 16 20 10
E. uiacongress@bnetwork.com
W. www.uiacongress.bnetwork.com


You can already book your accommodation for the Congress!

The hotels selected by the UIA are located in the center of Paris, at a short distance from the Palais des Congrès (Congress venue).

You can book your accommodation online at: uiacongress.bnetwork.com

From €299 per night

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From €185 per night

Price per night and per room, inclusive of VAT (10%) and breakfast, exclusive of city tax.

For all information about hotel booking, please contact:


T. + 33 1 58 16 20 10
E. uiacongress@bnetwork.com

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