What is the ICC Mediation Week?

Two “must-attend” events in the international commercial mediation calendar. 

2016 Mediation Week

The ICC Mediation Week includes two major events dedicated to mediation and hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC):

  • the ICC International Mediation Round Table (Round Table), and
  • the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition (Competition).

During a period of seven days, ICC welcomes over 500 participants, mediators, academics and students from around the world. The Mediation Week allows them to discuss new developments in mediation, to share and analyse experiences and to meet with colleagues from more than 40 countries.

Logo Round Table 2016

The one-day conference offers a unique forum for mediators to exchange best practices. Interactive presentations and exercises provide a dynamic environment in which questions and recent developments relevant to the practice and theory of mediation are explored and debated.

When : 4 February 2016
Where : Paris, ICC Headquarters
Who : Professional mediators and academics participating in the Competition

  • Kick-off event of the 2016 Mediation Week
  • Unique forum to exchange best practices and new techniques
  • Thought-provoking group exercises and interactive discussions in inventive settings
  • Mediation experts from all around the world

    This event is reserved for mediators and academics participating as professionals in the 2016 ICC Mediation Competition.

Logo 11TH ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition 2016

The 6-day Competition is ICC's biggest annual educational event and exclusively devoted to international commercial mediation. It includes training programmes for all participants and numerous social events.

When : 5 - 10 February 2016
Where : ICC Headquarters and other venues in Paris
Who : students and coaches from law schools and other faculties, as well as professional mediators and academics from around the world.
Why : The purpose of the Competition is that it will encourage the teaching and learning of an effective use of mediation. ICC wishes to empower tomorrow's business people and legal practitioners to better meet the dispute resolution needs of an increasingly cross-cultural and global market. Students will learn to effectively combine the use of the Mediator and collaborative problem-solving skills to successfully present Parties' interests and progress towards a settlement.

2016 Competition Rules and FAQ

Please click here to download a copy of the 2016 Competition Rules.

Please click here to download a copy of the 2016 Competition FAQ.

Some competition figures

  • Over 500 participants from more than 40 countries
  • 66 university teams selected after competitive entry
  • 120 world leading commercial mediators and academics who serve as judges and mediators during the Competition
  • 6 days with over 150 mock mediation sessions

    Follow the latest ICC updates and developments on Twitter @ICCMediation and via the ICC Mediation page on Facebook.

    " It is a world event with a lifetime experience at a very hospitable venue where the students get to experience a fantastic crosscultural event and training on mediation and the professionals get to experience a variety of experience over diverse background so as to enrich their knowledge of mediation ."

    Ethelwald O Mendes, Mediator and Counsel-Dispute Resolution Team, OASIS Counsel & Advisory, India.