Program

The Glo​bal Pound Conference is your opportunity to be part of history.​ 

Structured around four interactive sessions​ where Core Questions​​ will be voted and discussed, and ​aimed at better understanding the demand for and supply of Dispute Resolution services. Come listen to and interact with eminent international and local speakers, who will share their ​perspectives on the future of Dispute Resolution.  Join in the conversation and help shape ​the future of dispute resolution and access to justice by attending this unique event​!

Through a series of interactive voting and discussion sessions using new technologies and their smart phones, all participants will be able to express their views on a range of vital issues affecting how disputes are resolved – with results projected instantly and comparing priorities by stakeholder category. Each session will generate valuable and actionable data on what dispute resolution users actually need, and how others stakeholders can help meet those needs. The goal of the Series is to stimulate real impact and effective change.  Be part of a unique opportunity to make a real impact and shape the future of dispute resolution and access to justice around the world." ​​​


Day 1 Programme: 12 may 2017 


4.00 pm Onwards

​Registration (for Conference)

6.00 pm -
8.00 pm

​Inaugural Session


Welcome Address: Hon'ble Mr. Justice Suryakant, Judge, High Court of Punjab & Haryana

Introductory Address: Mr. Jeremy Lack, Coordinator GPC, ADR Neutral & Attorney-at-Law, UK

Address By: Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.J. Vazifdar, Chief Justice, High Court of Punjab & Haryana

Address By: Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sikri, Judge, Supreme Court of India

Address By: Hon'ble Mr. justice Madan B. LokurJudge Supreme Court of India

Keynote Address: Hon'ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India

Vote of thanks: Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mahesh Grover, Judge, High Court of Punjab & Haryana

8.30 pmDINNER


Day 2 Conference: 13 may 2017 


8.00 am OnwardsRegistration (For those who have not registered) All registrants are requested to have the voting app already loaded and activated on their mobile device prior to taking their seats, and to have filled out their Delegate Information in the app
9.30 am - 10.15 am
Session 1

Status of Justice Delivery
System in India – Issues
and concerns


Chairperson
Hon'ble Mr. justice Madan B. LokurJudge Supreme Court of India

Co-Chairpersons
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Tarun Agarwal, Judge, Allahabad High Court
Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.S. Dinesh Kumar, Judge, High Court of karnataka

Moderator
Mr. Anil Xavier
President, Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation, ADR Neutral & Advocate (Non-Adjudicative Provider)

Panelists
10.15 am - 10.45 amCOFFEE BREAK​
​10.45 am -
1.00 pm
Session 2

Access to Justice &
Dispute Resolution
Systems: Needs and
Expectations of
Stakeholders?

Introduction to GPC
Speaker : Mr. Jeremy Lack, Coordinator GPC, ADR Neutral & Attorney-at-Law, UK

  • Reviewing the voting app and technology, explanations and voting on practice questions.
  • Voting on the 1st set of 5 core questions 
  • Group discussion
  • 1st word cloud
  • Panel discusses results of first set of 5 core questions.
Chairperson
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India

Co-Chairpersons
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Biswanath Somadder, Judge, High Court Calcutta
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Vikas Jain, Judge, High Court of Patna

Moderator
Ms. Irena Vanenkova, Executive Director of the International Mediation Institute (IMI), The Hague (Non-Adjudicative Provider)

Panelists
  • Mr. A.S. Chandhiok, Senior Advocate & Former Additional Solicitor General of India (User/Advisor)
  • Mr. Anurag Batra, Chairman Business World (User)
  • Ms. Neeti Sachdeva, Registrar and Secretary General, Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (User/Provider)
  • Mr. S.N. Sahu, Joint Secretary, Rajya Sabha (User)
  • Mr. B.R. Mahajan, Advocate General, Haryana
​1.00 pm -
2.00 pm
​LUNCH BREAK
​2.00 pm -
3.30 pm
Session 3

How is the Market
Currently Addressing
these party user needs
and expectations?

  • Voting on 2nd set of 5 core questions
  • Group discussion
  • 2nd word cloud
  • Panelists discuss data on 2nd set of 5 core questions
Chairperson
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sikri, Judge, Supreme Court of India

​Co-Chairpersons
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Dilip Gupta, Judge, High Court of Allahabad
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mohammed Mustaque, Judge, High Court of Kerala

Moderator
Mr. Atul Lakhanpal, Senior Advocate (Advisor)

Panelists
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Ajay Tiwari, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court
  • Mr. Niranjan Bhatt, Senior Advocate/Mediator, Gujarat
  • Mr. Prathamesh D. Popat, Advocate & ADR Practitioner (Non-Adjudicative Provider)
  • Ms. Laila Olappally, Advocate & ADR Practitioner (Non-Adjudicative Provider)
  • Dr. Vijay Kumar Singh, Head, School of Corporate law, IICA Mediator & Insolvency Professional (Academic Influencer)
​3.30 pm - 
4.00 pm
COFFEE BREAK​​
​4.00 pm - 
5.30 pm
Session 4

Future of Alternate
Dispute Resolution -
Overcoming Obstacles
and Challenges


  • Voting on 3rd set of 5 core questions
  • Group discussion
  • 3rd word cloud
  • Panelists discuss data on 3rd set of 5 core questions

Chairperson
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, Judge, Supreme Court of India

Co-Chairpersons
Hon'ble Mr. Justice D.N. Patel, Judge, High Court of Jharkhand
Hon'ble Mr. Justice G.S. Sistani, Judge, High Court of Delhi

Moderator:
Ms. Reeta Kohli, Senior Advocate/Mediator, Punjab and Haryana High Court

Panelists
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice G.S. Sandhawalia, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court
  • Mr. Sriram Panchu, Senior Advocate & ADR Practitioner (Non-Adjudicative Provider)
  • Prof. (Dr.) Ashok R. Patil, Director, Online Consumer Mediation Centre National Law School, Bangalore (Academic Influencer)
  • Mr. Atul Nanda, Advocate General, Punjab
  • Ms. Varuna Bhandari, Advocate & ADR Practitioner (Advisor)
  • Dr. Aman M. Hingorani, Advocate & Mediator Supreme Court of India
​5.45 pmGuided tour of Mediation and Arbitration Centres​
​8.00 pmDINNER


Day 3 Conference: 14 may 2017 


9.00 am - 
10.30 am
Session 5

Promoting Better
Access to Justice: What
actions should be
considered and by whom?

  • Voting on 4th set of 5 core questions
  • Group discussion
  • 4th Word Cloud
  • Panelists discuss data on 4th set of 5 core questions
Chairperson
Hon'ble Mr. A.K. Sikri, Judge, Supreme Court of India

Co-Chairpersons
Hon'ble Mr. Justice (Retd.) S.J. Mukhopadhaya, Chairman, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (Adjudicative Provider)

Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.R. Shah, Judge, High Court of Gujarat


Moderator
Mr. Anuroop Omkar, Advocate & ADR Neutral (Advisor)

Panelists
  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mahesh Grover, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court
  • Mr. J.P. Sengh, Senior Advocate/Mediator, Delhi High Court
  • Ms. Puja DewanDirector, Delhi Dispute Resolution Society(Non-Adjudicative Provider)
  • Mr. Sameer Shah, Advocate, ADR Professional & Director-CIArb, India branch (Advisor)
  • Mr. Tarun Nangia, Associate Editor (Special Projects), News X (User)
​10.30 am - 11.00 amCOFFEE BREAK​​
​11.00 am - 12.30 pm
Session 6

Innovation of Dispute
Resolution Mechanisms



​(Institutional arbitration & mediation, mediation advocacy, combination of methods med-arb, arb-med-arb, etc.)

Chairperson
Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.J. Vazifdar Chief Justice, High Court of Punjab & Haryana

Co-Chairpersons
Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.N. Satyanarayana, Judge, High Court of Karnataka
Hon'ble Mr. Justice _______________ Judge, High Court of ________

Moderator
Prof. Nadja Alexander, Professor, Institute for Conflict Engagement and Resolution at Hong Kong Shue Yan University & ADR Practitioner (Academic Influencer)

Panelists
  • Prof. (Dr.) Madhava Menon, Hony. Professor & IBA Chair on Continuing Legal Education, NLSIU, Bangalore (Academic Influencer)
  • Mr. Lalit Bhasin, Senior Advocate, President of the Society of Indian Law Firms (Advisor)
  • Mr. Ajay Mehta, Advocate, Mediator of MCPC, Supreme Court & Law Faculty, Delhi University
  • Mr. Sunil Arora, Director General and CEO of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (User)
  • Mr. Vijay Shrirangan, Director General of Bombay Chamber of Commerce (User)
12.30 pm - ​1.30 pm

Final Discussions &
Valedictory

Speakers
Mr. Jeremy Lack, Coordinator GPC, ADR Neutral & Attorney-at-Law, UK
Ms. Irena Vanenkova, Executive Director of the International Mediation Institute (IMI), The Hague 

Concluding Remarks
Hon'ble Mr. A.K. Sikri, Judge, Supreme Court of India
Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.J. Vazifdar, Chief Justice, High Court of Punjab & Haryana
​1.30 pmLUNCH 









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