Eye on IPBA

Eye on IPBA Issue #2, July 2014

Featured Topics:
Hong Kong 2015 Annual Conference • Regional Conferences in Brazil •IPBA Printed Membership Directory • Anywhere Pad App FREE Trial

Greetings from the IPBA! There are a lot of exciting developments at the IPBA to tell you about this month.

The 25th Annual General Meeting & Conference in Hong Kong will be held May 6-9, 2015. If you haven't registered yet, be sure to take advantage of the Early Bird rate now!

Hong Kong Host Committee Chair and his team will be visiting various cities around the world to promote the conference. Dates will be announced soon, so be sure to catch Huen when he comes to your area to hear firsthand about the exciting plans for Hong Kong.

The Host Committee plans to hold a Silent Auction held at the Hong Kong Conference. Get your donations ready! We will send out an official donation form in the coming weeks.

The IPBA Mid-Year Council Meeting will be held in Brazil this fall. The Council Meetings are attended by the IPBA leadership (Nominating Committee, Officers, Jurisdictional Council Members, At-Large Council Members, Regional Coordinators, and Committee Chairs) to discuss the business of the association.

In conjunction with these council meetings, there will be two regional conferences open to the public:

São Paulo
Thursday, September 25, 2014
"Global Insertion of Latin America"

Rio de Janeiro
Monday, September 29, 2014
Commercial Arbitration

All IPBA members are welcome, as are your colleagues or business associates. Watch for more information, coming soon!

The printed IPBA Membership Directory will be shipped out at the end of this month. It encompasses members in good standing between January 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014.

You can also access the Online Membership Directory of the IPBA web site in "real time"---this is updated with the most current information. From the top page of the IPBA web site, just log in to the IPBA web site Member Only section with your Membership ID number and password. If you've forgotten your Membership ID number, contact the IPBA Secretariat. If you've forgotten your password, please reset it using the feature on the log in window. While you're logged in to the Member Only section, try out the JCM Forum and Committee Forum features, too! These tools are available to make it easy for you to communicate with the IPBA leadership, as well as with other IPBA members. Find out how to use these features here

JCM Forum Tutorial                          Committee Forum Tutorial

The IPBA is always looking for ways to improve member benefits. The printed directory, this newsletter, interactive web site features are just a few of the initiatives that we have developed for you in recent months. Watch for more local activities in your jurisdiction or region, increased communication from your local IPBA representatives, and a completely revamped web site by the end of this year.

As always, contact either one of us in the Membership Committee if you have any questions or comments about your membership in the IPBA.

Yong-Jae Chang
Membership Committe Chair
Anne Durez
Membership Committee Vice-Chair


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