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Do You Want To Make An Impact On The Future Of Justice And Dispute Resolution?

Do you use dispute resolution services in your organization? Are you an Arbitrator, Adjudicator or Mediator? Do you provide advisory services to dispute resolution professionals or their parties? Or do you study or provide training in dispute resolution?

The IMI Global Pound Conference – Canadian Edition

October 15, 2016

The Gallery
Ritz-Carlton, 181 Wellington St W


The Global Pound Conference Series event is being held in partnership with the ADR Institute of Canada.

This will be the only Canadian venue for this international event.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to impact access to justice in Canada and internationally.

The Global Pound Conference (GPC) is a unique series of thought leadership events taking place in cities around the World, including Singapore, London and New York.  The goal of the Global Pound Conference (“GPC”) Series is to create a conversation about what can be done to improve access and the quality of justice around the world in civil and commercial conflicts. These conferences will provoke debate on existing tools and techniques, stimulate new ideas and generate actionable data on what corporate and individual dispute resolution users actually need and want, both locally and globally.

The results of this global project will have far reaching impact on policy and on new trade agreements. This is your opportunity to have a voice in how policies are developed and to play a role in shaping the future of alternative dispute resolution.

Core Questions:

You will be invited to voice your opinion on a series of 20 core questions including access to justice, the market place and promoting better access.   These questions will enable all stakeholders to share their views on the future of dispute resolution, what tools are required, and how to modernize the dispute resolution landscape.  The data collected will be compiled into a final report at the end of 2017.

To learn more about the core questions, visit: http://globalpoundconference.org/conference-series/core-questions#.V0xhL-T_Euc

Come and be counted! Vote on a range of issues surrounding access to justice, brainstorm solutions, and influence the future of dispute resolution.

This is a unique event designed to enable all stakeholders’ voices to be heard. 
If you fit in one of these stakeholder categories and have any interest in the future of ADR, you will want to attend!

Party: Uses the services of neutrals to resolve conflicts (your own or those of your organization or clients)

Adjudicative Provider: Provides dispute resolutions services, whether in the public sector or private sector

Non-Adjudicative Provider: Conciliator, Mediator, or organization providing these services

Advisors: Person or entity involved in providing advice or support to Parties or Adjudicative Providers

Influencers: Trainers or training institutions, policy makers, think tanksGPC Global_650x650


JOIN US on October 15 and BE HEARD!

Welcome and Program Overview

Michael Schafler, Dentons, GPC Master of Ceremonies

Thierry Bériault, GPC Chair for Canada

Scott Siemens, C.Med, B.Comm., FICB., President, ADR Institute of Canada

Session 1. Access to Justice and Dispute Resolution Systems: what do parties want, need and expect?


The Honourable Justice Judith A. Snider, JAMS


Jeremy Millard, Legal Director, Uber Canada

Karim Sunderji, Chairman of the Aga Khan Ismaili National Conciliation and Arbitration Board for Canada

John Russo, Vice-President, Legal Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer at Equifax Canada

Peter Griffin Managing Partner & one of the five founding partners at Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

Garrick Apollon, Legal Counsel, Department of Justice Canada

Session 2. How is the market currently addressing parties’ wants, needs and expectations?


Angus Gunn, QC, FCIArb, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


Arif Ahmad, Vice-President & General Counsel, Re:sound

Naomi Loewith, BenthamIMF

David McCutcheon, C.Arb, Dentons Canada LLP

Jennifer Bell, C.Med, President, ADR Institute of Ontario

The Hon. June A. Maresca, Ontario Court of Justice, judicial advisor at National Judicial Institute

Session 3. How can dispute resolution be improved? Overcoming obstacles and challenges?


Scott Siemens, C.Med, B.Comm., FICB., President, ADR Institute of Canada


Sara Ahlstrom, Alberta Municipal Affairs

Domenic Marino, Partner, Consulting & Deals, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Ken Glasner, QC, CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution

Jennifer Schulz, ADR Professor, University of Manitoba

Session 4. Promoting better access to Justice. Action items. What should be done by who? 


Laura Bruneau


Mary E. Comeau, Senior Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

John A. Campion, Counsel, Fasken Martineau LLP

Dean Lorne Sossin, Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Christine Elliot, Patient Ombudsman, Ontario

The Venue, Travel and Accommodation

The IMI Global Pound Conference  will be held in the:

The Gallery
Ritz-Carlton, 181 Wellington St W

This venue is immediately adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, where the ADRIC 2016 Annual National Conference will be held immediately preceding the IMI Global Pound Conference. 

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel:
ADRIC has negotiated a block of rooms at the special rate of $275/night for Wednesday, October 12, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016. Rates available only until September 19, 2016 or until sold out, whichever comes first. Reserve directly with the Ritz-Carlton by entering the group code “AICAICA”, or call their toll-free number at 1-866-342-6974 and mention the group name “ADR INSTITUTE OF CANADA”.

Flight Discounts:
ADRIC has arranged discounts on flights within Canada:  10% discount on most fares to Toronto through Air Canada and all fares through West Jet. Use the discount codes:  Air Canada: TV4PFE3. West Jet: YA8D9QR.  Porter Airlines is offering a 15% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale). Please book online or through your travel agent using promo code “ADR16”.

You may find it convenient to coordinate your flight and stay together via Flight Centre:  1 855 791 3576 / kelly.blackwell@flightcentre.ca

Via Rail Discounts:

VALID: October 10th   2016  to October 17th   2016
TERRITORY: From all stations throughout the VIA system to Toronto, Ontario and return.
RESTRICTIONS: Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.

One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.

For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.

DISCOUNT: 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. “Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.”
EXCEPTION: Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.
IDENTIFICATION: Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code:  13331.


You have to log in to your VIA profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select “Convention fare” from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. This code has been given to you by the conference organizer. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.


Sponsor the Global Pound Conference!

Download the Sponsorship Opportunities Package

Contact Barbara Gilbert, ADRIC Program Manager, for more information: barbara@adric.ca ; 416-487-4733 ext. 107 or toll-free: 1-877-475-4353 ext. 107.

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