SCMA conference has long been an industry marque event where we gather the industry’s outstanding practitioners to share their experiences with the audience. For the 2017 conference, we are pleased to have Sir Bernard Rix as the Guest of Honour and keynote speaker. Sir Bernard Rix recently retired from the Court of Appeal of England and Wales after twenty years as first a High Court Judge and then a Lord Justice of Appeal. As member of the Court of Appeal, he delivered a wide range of judgments on commercial disputes and shipping arbitrations. He was recently appointed as Professor of International Commercial Law at Queen Mary, University of London.
SCMA Conference 2017 “Making Maritime Arbitration Work for you” featured a mix of speaker presentations and panel discussions to showcase how maritime arbitration could be done more efficiently in an industry that continues to experience difficult headwinds. We have also expanded from our traditional repertoire to explore maritime insolvencies and arbitration in other maritime-related sectors such as the offshore oil and gas and international commodity sectors. This will hopefully position SCMA arbitration into new segments of the maritime value chain.