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The Global Pound Conference [GPC] series has now been officially launched and you are invited to attend on of the forthcoming 36 planned meetings in 26 countries.

What is the series? This is an initiative of the International Mediation Institute (IMI) in The Hague, taking its name from Professor Roscoe Pound, former Dean of Harvard Law School, and reflecting the first conference, 40 years ago, that effectively launched the modern ADR “movement”.

The aim of the GPC series is to bring together providers and users of [broadly] non-judicial dispute processes, along with academics, government agencies, policy makers, mediators for a conversation . . . as the web site says:

The goal of the Global Pound Conference (“GPC”) Series is to create a conversation about what can be done to improve access to justice and the quality of justice around the world in civil and commercial conflicts.  The approach taken involves engaging all stakeholders in the field of dispute prevention and resolution worldwide via locally-based events.  The events will gather data intended to enable the dispute resolution market and all participants to consider whether there are reasons (and if so how) to adapt existing services to be optimally aligned to disputants’ needs and means.

The first of the planned series (following a pilot in London last year) will take place in Singapore in March 2016.

For information about the series, see: http://www.globalpoundconference.org and http://w3.kenes-group.com/mailshot/congress/GPC/ms1.html

And on the Singapore event, see: http://singapore2016.globalpoundconference.org

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