Professor Nassib G. Ziadé, Chief Executive Officer of the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), joined other institutional leaders for a meeting of the Council of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI) in Milan on 30 March 2017. The meeting was hosted by the Milan Chamber of Arbitration and took place on the sidelines of the 20th Annual International Arbitration Day, organized by the International Bar Association's Arbitration Committee.
Other IFCAI Council members present at the meeting were Diana C. Droulers, Director of the Arbitration Centre of the Caracas Chamber of Commerce; Stefano Azzali, Secretary General of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration; Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary General of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); and Natalia Petrik, Legal Counsel at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
IFCAI Council meetings provide an opportunity for Council members to discuss matters related to the governance and administration of IFCAI, whose role is to foster relations between institutions and the exchange of information on the dispute resolution services they offer. The March meeting's agenda also included preparations for the upcoming 14th IFCAI Biennial Conference, which will be held in Hong Kong in October 2017.