Programme

The Global Pound Conference is your opportunity to be part of history. ​

Structured around four interactive sessions, where Core Questions will be voted and discussed on, the event aims to better understand the demand for and supply of Dispute Resolution services. Come listen to and interact with eminent international and local speakers​, who will share their perspectives on the future of Dispute Resolution. 

Session Format:

  • Interactive voting using your smartphone/tablet:
    Express your views on a range of vital issues affecting how disputes are resolved.
  • Voting results will be projected instantly, comparing priorities by stakeholder category:
    Panel discussions on the each of the voting results, with questions from participants​.

Outcomes:

  • You will gain knowledge, ideas and connections in the dispute resolution field to takeback to your company, law firm, or institution.
  • Each session will generate valuable and actionable data on what dispute resolution users actually need, and how others stakeholders can help meet those needs. 
  • The first step towards effective change in the industry.

Join in the conversation and make a real impact in helping shape the future of commercial dispute resolution and access to justice by attending this unique event!


FIRENZE, 9 GIUGNO 2017 – TEATRO DELLA PERGOLA

Ore 
8:15am

Registration

WELCOME COFFEE

No​te: All registrants are requested to have the voting app already loaded and activated on their mobile device prior to taking their seats, and to have filled out their Delegate Information in the app.

09:00am

Welcome

​​​Dario Nardella,  Mayor of the City of Florence
Marilena Rizzo, President of the Florence Court
Luigi Dei, President of the University of Florence
Abigail M. Rupp, U.S. Consul General in Florence
Vincenzo Grassi, Secretary General of the European University Institute".
Sebastiano Faro, Director of Institute of legal information theory and techniques
Gaetano Viciconte, Treasure Advisor of the Florence Bar  Association
Leonardo Focardi, President of the Florence accountant association
Leonardo Bassilichi, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Florence
​09:30am

​Introduction

Michael McIlwrath, Chair of the Global Pound Conference Central Organizing Group, Global Chief Litigation Counsel at GE Oil & Gas

Keynote Speech
Nomi Bar-Yaacov,  International Negotiator, Arbitrator & Mediator, Associate Fellow at Chatham House; and, Member of the Board of Directors of the ACRONYM Institute of Disarmament Diplomacy.
10:00am

​Session 1: Access to Justice & Dispute Resolution Systems: What do Parties/Users Need & Expect?​​


Moderator: Carlo Ugo Mastellone, Lawyer and mediator, Florence

Panelists:
Isabelle Hautot, General Counsel Litigation at Orange
Josephine Hadikusumo, Legal counsel – Regional at Texas Instruments, Singapore
Antonino Cusimano, Former Group General Counsel CMA - CGM
Georgia Magno, General Electric Oil & Gas – General Counsel Turbomachinery & Process Solutions  

  • Reviewing the voting app and technology, explanations and voting       on practice questions.
    Introduction to the session - Jeremy Lack, ADR Neutral & Attorney-at-Law, Lawtech.ch, GPC Coordinator,Master of Ceremony
12:00pm

Session 2: How is the Market Currently Addressing These Party/User Needs and Expectations?


Moderator: Linda Benrais, Adjunct Professor of Comparative Law and Mediation at the ESSEC Institute of Research and Education on Negotiation, Director of " Governance and Conflict Resolution Programs”, Accredited Mediator in Paris and London, GEMME Secretary General

Panelists
:
Stefano Paolo Catelani, Corporate Counsel at DuPont de Nemours International
Giovanni Nicola Giudice, Manager of the mediation service at the Milan national and international arbitration chamber (CAM)
Giovanni De Berti,  De Berti Jacchia LawFirm, Milan, CEDR accredited mediator, IMI Certified Mediator
Giulio Palermo, LALIVE law firm, Geneve
Michele Ruvolo, Judge at Palermo Court
Chiara Giovannucci Orlandi – ADR Professor at  Alma Mater Studiorum- Bologna University
​1:30pm​LUNCH 
2:30pm

Session 3: How can Dispute Resolution be Improved? -Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges


Moderator: Marcello Marinari, Judge, ret; President of the Bologna banking and financial Arbitration Court; ADR Center.

Panelists:
Beatriz Saiz Marti, Head of Group Significant Litigations at Enel Group
Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary General at the international Court of Arbitration of ICC and Director of dispute resolution systems at  ICC (until 31st May 2017)
Laura Ristori, attorney at law, mediator, Florence
Colin Rule, Chairman and COO, Modria.com
Barbara Warwas, Lecturer in Comparative Law, International Bachelor of Law Program- The Hague University
4:00pm

Session 4: Promoting Better Access to Justice: What Action Items Should be Considered a​nd by Whom?


Moderator: Silvia Pinto, lawyer, mediator, Florence

Panelists:
Alessandro Schiaffino, associate Partner at PwC Forensic Services
Maria Giuliana Civinini, Vice President at Livorno Court
Chiara Tondini, Florence International Mediation Chamber (FIMC), Chamber of Commerce of Florence
Giovanni Cosi, Professor of law philosophy at University of Siena
Leonardo D’Urso, co-founder at ADR Center
Maria Cristina Serturini, Head of Legal & Contracts Department Thales Italia Spa
5:30pm

Final Discussions 

Round table moderated by Michael McIlwrath, Chair of the Global Pound Conference Central Organizing Group, Global Chief Litigation Counsel at GE Oil & Gas

Panelists:
Colin Rule, Chairman and COO, Modria.com
Duarte G. Henriques,  International Dispute Resolution - BCH lawyers
ICC Task Force on revision ICC Rules as Appointing Authority in UNCITRAL
Josephine Hadikusumo, Legal counsel – Regional at Texas Instruments, Singapore
Nomi Bar-Yaacov, International Negotiator, Arbitrator & Mediator, Associate Fellow at Chatham House; and, Member of the Board of Directors of the ACRONYM Institute of Disarmament Diplomacy.

6:00pm

Closing

Laura Benedetto, President of the Local Organizing committee (LOC), Secretary General at the Chamber of commerce of Florence

6:30pmPlay
“The ingenious judge”
Drama workshop based on the novel “The ingenious judge” by Luciana Breggia, played by Elementary School “Sant’Orsola”, Sassari.
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