The International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), founded in 1985 and comprised of 57 arbitration institutions, held its Council and its General Assembly meetings on 24 March 2015 in the offices of the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA) in Manama, Bahrain, on the occasion of the 13th Biennial IFCAI Conference.
The Council meeting was attended by: Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration; Mr. Stefano Azzali, Secretary-General of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration; Ms. Nina Berggren, Legal Counsel at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary-General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Ms. India Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Arbitration Association; and Prof. Nassib G. Ziadé, Chief Executive Officer of the BCDR-AAA.
Fourteen delegates from twelve different member arbitration institutions attended the General Assembly meeting, including Dr. Abdel Raouf, Mr. Azzali, Ms. Berggren, Mr. Carlevaris, Ms. Johnson, and Prof. Ziadé, as well as: Mr. Nasser Al Mougahwi of the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre; Prof. Olivier Caprasse, Prof. Dirk De Meulemeester, and Mr. Marc Dal, all of the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation; Prof. Rainer Fueg of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution; Mr. Daisoo Kweon of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board; Dr. Nasri Marco of the Sharm El Sheikh International Arbitration Centre; and Mr. Frederico Straube of the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada. The General Assembly discussed various matters of mutual interest in the field of international arbitration.
Group Picture of the IFCAI Council. From left to right: Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Ms. India Johnson, Prof. Nassib G. Ziadé, Mr. Stefano Azzali, Ms. Nina Berggren and Mr. Andrea Carlevaris
Another Picture of the IFCAI Council Meeting. From left to Ms. India Johnson, Ms. Nina Berggren, Prof. Nassib G. Ziadé, Mr. Stefano Azzali, Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Mr. Andrea Carlevaris and Mr. Ahmed Husain
Group Picture of the IFCAI General Assembly.
From top left: Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Prof. Rainer Fueg, Mr. Nasser Al Mougahwi, Mr. Dirk De Meulemeester, Prof. Olivier Caprasse and Mr. Marc Dal.
Middle row: Mr. Frederico Straube, Dr. Nasri Marco,
Mr. Daisoo Kweon, Prof. Nassib G. Ziadé, Mr. Stefano Azzali and Mr. Andrea Carlevaris.
Bottom row: Ms India Johnson and Ms. Nina Berggren.