The China Arbitration Summit took place on 6 September 2023 in Beijing in the framework of the China Arbitration Week. The DIS is pleased to have supported this event and was represented by Rouven F. Bodenheimer, who spoke on the panel on "Current Developments on ADR" on the aspect of "Artificial Intelligence in International Arbitration".
The event, which was excellently organised by China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), took place in hybrid format, with over 400 participants in person and approximately 20,000 online participants.
On Thursday, 7 September, the first German Arbitration Day took place in Beijing. After the opening speeches by the Secretary General of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Chengjie WANG and the DIS Vice President, Rouven F. Bodenheimer, further speeches and panel discussions followed. Rouven F. Bodenheimer also spoke on the panel "Reform of Chinese and German Arbitration Laws". More than 80 registered delegates made the event generously hosted by CIETAC a full success.
There was also a institutional meeting of the DIS with China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CPPIT) Mediation Center. This institution is the leading and largest commercial mediation institution within China. The exchange was focused on potential initiatives for cooperation in the field of Mediation. With handling almost 10,000 mediations a year with 66 offices all over China, there is a lot that we can learn!
The DIS would like to thank Heiko Heppner, Miao Lin and Joachim Glatter from the DIS Chinese-German Working Group for making all this possible. The group is keen to keep growing and everyone is invited to join!
Rouven F. Bodenheimer