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Issue #45 February 2018




Issue #45 February 2018

The IPBA Secretariat
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E-mail: ipba@ipba.org

Topics: IPBA Membership News • IPBA Committee News IPBA Leadership Activities 
28th IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference in Manila 2018
IPBA Events 2018 • IPBA-Supported Events 2018

Dear [[first_name]] [[last_name]] Esq.,

Greetings from the IPBA!

Planning an IPBA Annual Conference is an Olympian task requiring strength, stamina, perseverence, and determination. The host committee members for our upcoming Annual Meeting and Conference in Manila have certainly risen to the challenge! Skating into the final stretch, they are not letting anything slide in order to provide you with gold-medal-worthy committee sessions, social events, and fabulous food and drink that will make you flip. From the Opening Ceremony to the Farewell Party, we are confident that the conference will be one for the record!
It's not an easy downhill ride for our Program Coordinator, Jose Cochingyan: in addition to racing against time to put together the conference program, he is in heavy pursuit of IPBA leaders in various jurisdictions to finalize their programs for 2018 and 2019. Final plans are being made for events in the US, Latin America, Dubai, Australia, Myanmar, Brussels, and Bangkok. Whether you find yourself traveling cross-country or overseas to attend, these events are sure to be winners.
The IPBA Secretariat will be out of the office during the entire week of 
March 12th through the 16th to attend the conference in Manila.
During this time, it is best to reach us by e-mail (ipba@ipba.org), and we will reply as soon as possible.
Better yet: come and see us in Manila!

IPBA Membership News

  • The IPBA Secretariat is still accepting payments for the 2018 membership year. The final date that you can update your membership for this year is March 31, 2018.
  • Remember that your dues must be paid in order to take advantage of the cheaper IPBA Member rates for our annual conference and other IPBA and IPBA-supported events!
  • The IPBA Journal March 2018 issue is being prepared at this very moment and will be mailed to all members at the end of March.
  • It's already time for us to start thinking about the printed Membership Directory! We will include contact information for everyone who is a member between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018, so be sure to check your contact information in your profile on the IPBA web site to make sure it's current.

IPBA Committee News

Corey Norton
Chair, International Trade Committee

This month we have the latest on IPBA committee programming for Manila as well as new options the Manila host committee has created to get to know your IPBA committees better. In addition to organizing numerous interesting panels in Manila, each of the committees now also has a designated time and room to discuss plans for upcoming committee activities.  For all the details on the panels planned, check out the “Program” tap at the top of the webpage https://www.ipba2018.com/.  The page you reach will show you the offerings for each day. To the right of that page, there is also a button labelled “COMMITTEE MEETINGS” that will show you when and where the various IPBA committees are meeting. We hope you will take advantage both of the interesting discussions IPBA committees will offer as well as the chance to meet with your fellow committee members to offer your ideas for topics and gatherings the committees should tackle next!

Akira Nishimura

Amardeep Singh

The IPBA Scholarship Committee has arranged a special day for the seven Scholars who have been chosen to attend the Manila Conference. You can find more details of their background and experience on the IPBA web site.

If you're attending the Conference, come and meet the Scholars in person at the IPBA New Members and IPBA Scholars Reception on March 13th!

Monika Singh
Thit Thit Kyaw

Anaknong Chaiyasri


Usha Pandey

Elham Zareie


IPBA Leadership Activities

Things are slowing down for President Denis McNamara as his term winds down. President-Elect Perry Pe has already been invited to several events already for 2018, so he is sure to be as busy jetsetting around the world to represent the IPBA. We will keep you informed of his travels and activities during his term.

28th IPBA Annual Meeting and Conference in 
Manila, Philippines
March 14-16, 2018

Fostering Seamless Cooperation in ASEAN and Beyond

Only 13 days until the Conference!

  • We are getting excited to see many of you in Manila! Be sure to stop by the exhibition area, where in addition to speaking with sponsors of the conference, you will find:
         - The IPBA Secretariat staff, Rhonda Lundin and Yukiko Okazaki
         - The IPBA 2019 Singapore booth: IPBA members can register for Singapore 2019 at the cheapest rate!
  • The conference app is now up and running! If you did not receive e-mail notification of the app, contact the conference organizer at delegates@ipba2018manila.com
  • Wondering what to pack for Manila? A long-range forecast shows temperatures in the low 30s during the conference, but almost all activities will be held in the air-conditioned comfort of Shangri-La at the Fort. To help in your packing, the dress code for events is as follows:
         - Receptions and Plenary Sessions, and Concurrent Sessions: business attire
         - Gala Dinner: business formal attire
         - Farewell Dinner: business casual attire

IPBA Events 2018

March 14-16 IPBA 28th Annual Meeting and Conference Manila, Philippines
November 2-4 IPBA Mid-Year Council Meeting
(IPBA Council Members only)
Chiang Mai, Thailand
November 5 IPBA Regional Conference
(Open to the public; topic TBA)
Bangkok, Thailand

More IPBA events are being planned, too! We'll update you as they are finalized.

IPBA-Supported Events 2018

February 28 to March 1IFLR Asia M&A Forum
Happening now! Some of our IPBA leaders and prominent members are attending and report a very successful event.
Hong Kong
March 7ALB Japan In-House Legal Summit Tokyo, Japan
March 7 Wolters Kluwer's Hong Kong: 7th Annual Arbitration, Regulatory and Compliance Summit Tokyo, Japan
March 23-24 Legal Era - Legal Medis Group: 7th Edition GENNEXT Business Congress 2018 Mumbai, India
March 24 Wolters Kluwer's India: 3rd Annual Arbitration, Compliance, and Competition Law Summit India
April 18

Wolters Kluwer's China: 3rd Annual International Arbitration, Compliance and Competition Law Summit - Shanghai

Shanghai, China
May 15-19St. Petersburg International Legal Forum
IPBA members get a 10% discount off the regular rate!
Use the promo code: IPBA 2018
St. Petersburg, Russia
May 22 ALB Japan Project Finance Conference Tokyo, Japan
June 13 ALF Japan Law Awards Tokyo, Japan
August 22 ALB Japan IP Forum Tokyo, Japan
September 6

Wolters Kluwer's Japan: 5th Annual International Arbitration, Compliance and Competition Law Summit

October 25 ALB Japan Corporate Compliance Forum Tokyo, Japan

More details can be found on the IPBA web site!

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