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Conference Overview

In 2005, the European Commission sponsored a three-year project dedicated to facilitating foreign investment and international trade, across the northern and southern shores of the Mediterranean, through the promotion of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the 10 MEDA countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and West Bank & Gaza). As the concluding event of this project, a final conference will convene in Rome, Italy on September 28th and 29th.

This conference will be a unique opportunity for members of the international business and legal community to join together with politicians and government officials. Representatives from the 27 EU member states will participate alongside representatives from the 10 MEDA countries. During the first day of the conference mediation, arbitration, and other ADR issues will be discussed by field experts in tailored sessions. This will be followed by a half day dedicated to the pertinent issues in business and trade regarding ADR. Official findings will be presented at the end of the final day.

All tracks from day 1 and 2 will be video recorded and made available on the project’s web site

Conference chair: Giuseppe De Palo
Arbitration co-chair: Loukas Mistelis
Mediation co-chair: Manon Schonewille
Organizing Committee: Gianpietro Armanetti, Andrea Benassi, Francesco Benigni, Francesco Cavaliere, Giorgio della Valle, Christian Duve, Ehab Elsonbaty, Marcello Marinari, Gerard McDermott QC, Avi Schneebalg
Secretariat: Alessandra Cesari, Elena Ciancio, Emma Hegger, Jaime Molbreak

Conference Venue: Roma Eventi - Piazza di Spagna, Via Alibert 5A - 00187 Rome, ITALY

The official language of the conference is English. Simultaneous translation in and from Italian and Arabic will be provided.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the 2007 Rome Conference, please send an e-mail to, and one of our MEDA Project team members will get back to you as soon as possible.


Day 1

Day 2

ADR Center