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Carolina World Trade Association members are invited to attend this CIAS Fall Symposium on Thursday, October 21, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This is a hybrid event, both in-person and via Zoom.
If you are interested in attending in person, please register now as there are limited tickets available.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Experienced arbitrators and counselors present "how-to"s
for hybrid and virtual arbitrations for success in the Virtual War Room!
The international arbitration community pivoted quickly to remote and virtual proceedings in response to the global pandemic--and commercial business clients liked what they saw regarding the possibilities of handling their disputes effectively, efficiently, and quickly in the virtual environment. This seminar provides practical "how-tos" on handling various components of the dispute resolution process and serves as a toolkit for those who find themselves practicing in a hybrid or totally virtual environment. The Global Arbitration Review (GAR) is a sponsor of this CIAS event. Please register early as there are limited tickets for this program!

Join us! October 21, 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
K&L Gates
300 South Tryon Street, 10th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
Registration is complimentary.
Lunch and networking opportunities will be provided for in-person attendees!
Register here: Registration for CIAS Fall Symposium - Virtual War Room
  • Business professionals interested in effective dispute resolution of international trade issues.
  • Risk Managers in commercial business sectors seeking to minimize risk and maximize their contract's dispute resolution clauses.
  • Attorneys seeking CLE and Technology Credit in N.C. (NC CLE and GA CLE credit approved-5 hours)
  • Examples of how to handle various components will be shared for practical use in virtual proceedings. ("Show and Tell" will be provided.)
  • Best practices will be discussed to help avoid pitfalls and provide strategic advantages in the virtual proceedings.
  • Networking opportunities will be provided.
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  • This is a Hybrid event. A Zoom link will be provided to all registered guests. Special meet and greet and networking will be provided for those in attendance in person!
Program Agenda: CLE Outline – Virtual War Room
Morning Session (10:00 am - 12:30 pm)
  1. Introduction (Mica Worthy, Cranfill Sumner LLP)
  2. Virtual mediation (Steve Dunn, Miles Mediation)
  3. Filing and Initiation of Virtual Arbitration (Chris Campbell, Baker Hughes + Marek Krasula, International Court of Arbitration)
  4. Selecting Your Arbitrator + Initial Conference with Arbitral Panel (Deborah Hylton, Hylton ADR Services)
Lunch provided for in-person attendees

Afternoon Session (1:30 pm - 4:00 pm)
  1. Information Exchange and Discovery issues in virtual world (Demian Betz, Wells Fargo + Russ Ferguson, Womble Bond Dickinson)
  2. The Virtual Hearing and Submissions (Shelby Grubbs, JAMS/Atlanta, Grubbs ADR, and USCIB Southeast Subcommittee)
  3. Concluding remarks (Hon. Chase Saunders)
Social event to follow for those attending in person!

Location: K&L Gates 10th Floor Seminar Room
AND Zoom link will be provided
for those attending virtually.

Please note, registration is required for the event for security purposes and Zoom admission. Registration is complimentary. Guests attending in person must be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to the event. Masks are also required while in common spaces. In-person gathering limitations or mask requirements will be updated in accordance with CDC guidance and/or state and county mask ordinances.
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Carolina World Trade Association

Founded in 1964, CWTA is a chapter of the North Carolina World Trade Association (NCWTA), which promotes growth of trade between North Carolina and the world by providing education and networking opportunities for our global ecosystem.

As a business-driven non-profit organization, CWTA’s mission is to promote, foster and encourage international commerce success and expand economic growth in the Carolinas region. We do this by:
  • Advocating the interests of businesses engaged in international trade on local, regional, state, and federal levels;
  • Educating businesses and their employees to the resources, issues, policies, and practices within international trade;
  • Promoting regional assets and opportunities for expanding inbound and outbound international commerce; and
  • Celebrating the successes of international trade in the region.


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