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The EAIAC Committee, in partnership with Envantage Law, I-ARB, GBS Africa are delighted to bring to Ethiopia the 6th Edition of the East Africa International Arbitration Conference. 

2018 is the year for African introspection. In trade, 44 members of the African Union (AU) recently signed the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA). In energy, there is growing cross-border energy infrasturcture and trade, including regional power transmission systems and cross-border oil pipelines. What does this mean for African international commercial and investment arbitration? Incredible potential! 

EAIAC has been running for 6 years. This year, we take it back to Addis where it started in 2013. Addis is also home to the AU Headquarters, the Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) and the 6,000 MW Grand Ethiopian Reinessance Dam (GERD).

$350 Standard Fee
  • Fee applies from 1st August
  • Access to all conference sessions & presentations
  • Includes tea/coffee breaks & lunches
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Accommodation & Transport NOT included
$1000 Exhibitor
  • Display area of 2m x 2m with table, 2 chairs
  • Two complimentary delegate registration
  • Company profile of 100 words for conference guide
  • Company profile & logo on website
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EAIAC Addis Ababa 2018 will build on the success of the previous conferences held in Addis Ababa (2013), Nairobi (2014), Dar es Salaam (2015), Kampala (2016) and Kigali (2017). EAIAC has attracted hundreds of delegates representing Industry leaders drawn from key sectors of the region’s economy, regulators, Governments, Judges, magistrates and arbitration professionals. The conference has attracted expert speakers from Eastern Africa and beyond, Attorney Generals, Government Ministers, regional and international Arbitration professionals. EAIAC has been endorsed by national and regional law societies, private sector alliances, government bodies, regional intergovernmental bodies and arbitration institutions.


Legal Practitioners



International Investors


Corporate Counsel

Government Representatives


Investment in Eastern Africa electricity, oil & gas, mining, infrastructure, and trade.

Mitigating risks in  East Africa’s Energy & Infrastructure sectors.

Specialist issues in energy and trade arbitration.

Special panel on China – Africa Arbitration co-operation.

Guidelines for Contracting and arbitrating with governments – East Africa.

Enforcement in international investment and commercial arbitration (ICSID, NYC).

Artificial Intelligence and Arbitration – Calling on Tech Savvy East Africa to innovate for Arbitration.

Industry hardtalk : Arbitration users perspective.

A spotlight on the Next generation of Africa Arbitrators.

Dispute Resolution in the Africa Free continental trade agreement (ACFTA).

Arbitration instutions panel : Exploring synergy to promote Arbitration in Africa.

Energy Poverty a cause for Energy Disputes – East Africa’s experience.

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