East Africa International Arbitration Conference 2020

Theme: Disruption in African Arbitration

The EAIAC Committee, in partnership with GBS Africa, I-ARB Africa and W&Co|Law+Policy, is delighted to organise the 8th Edition of the East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC). The eighth edition is like none before, we bring in fresh ideas, incorporating seven years of experience and participants’ feedback to produce another unique forum. EAIAC 2020 will build on the success of the previous conferences held in Addis Ababa (2013), Nairobi (2014), Dar es Salaam (2015), Kampala (2016), Kigali (2017), Addis Ababa (2018) and Nairobi (2019).

The conference will attract delegates from private investors, government departments, legal practitioners, judiciaries and arbitration professionals.  We shall hear from expert speakers drawn from both the public and Private sectors. We have had the honour to host Attorney Generals, Government Ministers, and arbitration professionals (both regional and international) in the past. We will engage with the leadership in the region, supporting them to build Arbitration capacity in order to remain competitive investment destination.

  • Breakout Sessions
  • Reception Cocktail
  • Masterclasses/Training Sessions
  • Awards Gala Dinner
  • Oxford Style Debates
  • Power Breakfast Roundtable
  • 1hr Speed Networking


Be part of the International Arbitration Network and interact with peers at the 8th EAIAC Event.

  • Legal Practitioners
  • Arbitrators
  • Magistrates
  • International Investors
  • Academicians
  • In-house Counsel
  • Government Representatives

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Excellent forum, quite engaging and time well managed.
Eric Owino
Eric Owino
Senior Manager, PWC, Kenya
Very Informative and well organised. Good choice of venue.
Rhoda Rutto
Rhoda Rutto
Deputy Director, Teachers Service Commission, Kenya
The conference is very informative and mind changing. The exposure and networking is excellent.
Fiona Kiruthi
Fiona Kiruthi
Legal & Regulatory Officer,, Airtel Network, Kenya
Excellent organisation and quality speakers.
Dorothy Ufot, SAN
Dorothy Ufot, SAN
Senior Advocate, Dorothy Ufot & Co, Nigeria
I loved the exposure and it was informative. I wish this this engagement can be pushed more aggressively to government and state agencies in East Africa.
John Turasha Kinyanjui
John Turasha Kinyanjui
Head of Litigation & Disputes, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya
Conference was very beneficial to me. Thank you. Very good coordination.
Pamela Kansiime
Pamela Kansiime
Manager Legal Services / Secretary to the board, Uganda Bureau of Statistic, Uganda
It was a great experience as it was my first time attending and I shall endeavour to attend all future conferences.
Sarah Walusimbi
Sarah Walusimbi
Director, Housing Finance Bank, Uganda
Congratulations! The conference was fantastic and had a nice balance of conference sessions and time to network.
Ella Rosenberg
Ella Rosenberg
Legal Counsel, ICSID, USA
You’ve done excellent.Thank You!
Jawaher Mirani
Jawaher Mirani
Executive & Senior Associate, Qatar Chamber, Qatar

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