VMAA Seminars – Recap of 2016 Events

Not wishing to schedule a special event on the Ides of March, the Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association presented two special speakers on Monday, March 7 at the Bentall V Conference room on Burrard Street. As one of four different educational events planned for 2016, it was a big treat to have not one but two maritime arbitrators/mediators, one from Vancouver and one from China.
Both individuals are, in their own rights, well-qualified to hear disputes not only as “maritime” arbitrators but also as “international commercial” arbitrators.
It became obvious that the speakers’ reputations preceded them as the Conference Room was standing room only, with 45 keen participants in attendance. Delicious sandwiches and wraps, with light refreshments were quickly consumed and our current VMAA President, Dennis Pong, addressed the audience with eloquent and condensed bios of both gents. Each resume could have filled a page of accolades and accomplishments related to arbitration AND mediation.
Leading off was Mr. Peter Koh…
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