Conference

The Dubai Conference on Court Excellence and Innovation: Today & Tomorrow 2018 Aims to highlight the key values and success factors in the International Framework for Court Excellence (IFCE) and identify international best practice and challenges for Courts around the globe. We will discuss practical strategies that are vital to achieving court excellence within all judicial systems. Building on the success of the ICCE Conference in 2017 held in Melbourne, Australia, The Dubai Conference on Court Excellence and Innovation: Today & Tomorrow 2018 will provide delegates from around the world insight into the developments taking place in court innovation, service excellence and look at future technologies like AI, blockchain, robotics and their legal implications on courts around the world.

  • Conference will be delivered in both English and Arabic

  • 8:30 am to 9.00 am

    Registration

  • 9:00 am to 9:20 am

    Keynote speech by Chief Justice Michael Hwang, DIFC Courts

  • 9:20 am to 09:50 am

    “Welcome – The International Framework for Court Excellence (IFCE Framework): What, How and Why?”

  • presentations and panel discussion

  • 9.50 am to 11.00 am

    “The Path to Excellence: Strategy, Structures and Governance”

  • 11.00 am to 11.30 am

    Tea and Coffee Break

  • Presentation

  • 11.30 am to 12.00 am

    “Smart SCT: The Virtual Hearing”

  • presentations and panel discussion

  • 12.00 am to 1.00 pm

    “The UAE/GCC Judicial System Experience”

  • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

    Lunch

  • presentations

  • 2.00 pm to 2.30 pm

    “Evolution of International Courts Towards Excellence”

  • 2.30 pm to 3:00 pm

    “Opportunities for Courts to Collaborate”

  • 3.00 pm to 3.45 pm

    “Work Plan for a 21st Century Court”

  • 3.45 pm to 4.15 pm

    Tea and Coffee Break

  • presentations

  • 4.15 pm to 5.00 pm

    “The World of Online Courts”

  • panel

  • 5.00 pm to 5.30 pm

    “A Dynamic Judiciary: Success Stories from Courts Around the World”

  • Conference will be delivered in both English and Arabic

  • 8:30 am to 9.00 am

    Registration

  • 9.00 am to 9.15 am

    Welcome Speech, Mrs. Amna Al Owais, Chief Executive Officer, DIFC Courts & Chief Executive, DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority

  • presentations

  • 9.15 am to 9.45 am

    Presentation by Microsoft on “Access to Justice Through Technology”

  • 9.45 am to 10.00 am

    Presentation on Certification of Judgments using Blockchain

  • 10.00 am to 10.30 am

    “Court Excellence in a Digital Age”

  • 10.30 am to 11.00 am

    “Why Is Mediation Increasingly Important to Courts as a Conflict Avoidance Tool?”

  • 11.00 am to 11.30 am

    Tea and Coffee Break

  • presentations and panel discussion

  • 11.30 am to 12.00 am

    “Robotics, Cyberlaw, Electronic Evidence, Cybersecurity: New Opportunities & Challenges”

  • 12.00 am to 12.45 pm

    “AI Adjudication of Cases”

  • panel

  • 12.45 pm to 1.25 pm

    “Technology and Access to Justice”

  • 1.25 pm to 1.30 pm

    Closing remarks by Ms. Reem Al Shihhe, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority

  • 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm

    Lunch

  • 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

    IFCE Framework Workshop (Optional)

  • Afternoon

    Free & Easy / Explore Dubai

  • 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm

    DIFC Academy of Law Annual Gala 2018

Who Should Attend:

  • Judiciary
  • Court Administrators
  • Legal Practitioners
  • Policymakers
  • Academics
  • Government Organisations
  • Legal Tech Experts
  • Futurists

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton,
Dubai International Financial Centre,
Dubai, UAE

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