Wednesday May 20, 2015 | 18:00 – 20:00

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Dr. JS Archibald, QC Memorial Lecture

A Brave New World – Can the new Arbitration Centre knock New York, London and Paris off their Perch?
Delivered by the Rt. Honourable
Lord Peter Goldsmith, QC

Cocktail Reception

Thursday May 21, 2015 | 8:00 – 17:00

8:00AM - 8:20AM - Collection of Badges, Coffee & Tea

8:20AM - 8:25AM - Welcome Remarks
Russell Harrigan
Managing Editor - Business BVI, Conference Chair

Ms. Dawn Smith
General Counsel/Director, Legal and Enforcement
BVI Financial Services Commission, Conference Co-Chair & Discussion Leader

8:25AM - 8:40AM - Remarks
Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith, OBE MHA
Premier and Minister for Finance
British Virgin Islands

8:40AM - 8:55AM - Welcome Remarks
Hon. Dame Janice Pereira, DBE
Chief Justice
Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court


8:55AM - 9:20AM - Keynote Address
Justice Barry Leon
High Court of the Virgin Islands (Commercial Division), Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

The Business of Arbitration: The Economic Impact & Benefits; Toronto as a Model

The twin pillars of the Virgin Islands economy are financial services and tourism. What would be the economic benefits of dispute resolution becoming a third pillar?
This session will focus on a case study of the economic impact and benefits of arbitration.


Andrew Tepperman,
Vice President,
Charles River Associates, Toronto

9:45AM - 10:00AM - Coffee Break

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Getting here

Maria's by the Sea

Located in the heart of Road Town, Maria’s by the Sea is perfectly situated on the shore of Road Harbour thus taking advantage of the convenience of being in town while enjoying some of the best views of the harbour and Sir Francis Drakes Channel.

P.O. Box 2364 - Road Town
Tortola, British Virgin Islands VG1110