The Global Legal Forum Annual Conference will take place for the first time in the Peace Palace, The Hague, 23- 24 August 2018.
The Global Legal Forum was established in 2017 by Law Pundits, the world’s first ISO certified legal academic services firm, in co-operation with The Hague City Council and The Hague Convention Bureau.
The conference, which is expected to draw 350 attendees, is designed as a platform to consolidate lawyers, legal academics, in-house counsels, judges, law ministers, legal policymakers, technologists and futurists.
The conference theme evolves around the theme ‘Legal Technology, Blockchain, and AI – The Changing Dynamics of Law’. The event will gather law ministries, leaders and significant global players from the legal technology sector to discuss the impact of technology on the future of law. Keynote speakers from international organisations will address the future of technology in dispute resolution.
Vishnu Prasad, CEO of Law Pundits and president of the Global Legal Forum, said The Hague, as the International City of Peace and Justice, was the right choice for hosting the conference.
“The fact that throughout history some of the most important international legal treaties were signed in this city, coupled with several international legal institutions being located here, we could not have thought of a better venue to host it,” said Prasad.
“We plan to make it an annual event and we want to continue hosting the Global Legal Forum Conference in The Hague annually.”
Nienke van der Malen, director of The Hague Convention Bureau added: “It is a great honour to welcome the Global Legal Forum Annual Conference to our city. The Hague not only stands for Peace and Justice but is a frontrunner in (cyber)security questions as well. The objectives and scope of the event thus could not be more in line with what our city represents. We are excited to aid in organising a memorable first edition of the conference.”