Welcome! In my capacity as Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), it is my great pleasure to invite you to the global conference “HCCH 125 – Ways Forward: Challenges and Opportunities in an Increasingly Connected World”, to be held in Hong Kong from 18-20 April 2018, with the generous support of the Department of Justice of Hong Kong SAR.
The conference will explore the great opportunities private international law offers an increasingly connected world, in which growing numbers of private relationships between individuals, corporations and every other private legal entity are connected to more than one jurisdiction, as well as how the HCCH can harness these opportunities in the future. We are very excited that many leading private international law experts, including from the judiciary, academia, governments and private practice and hailing from all regions, will share with us their experience – and their vision for both private international law and the HCCH.
Because we want to benefit from as many learned contributions as possible, we chose a format with a strong focus on open debate and the free exchange of ideas: the “Davos-style”. Our experienced moderators will foster maximum interaction among the expert panelists as well as with the participants, so that your participation will greatly enrich the value of the event.
The “HCCH 125 – Ways Forward: Challenges and Opportunities in an Increasingly Connected World” conference presents a unique opportunity for all participants to contribute to the future of private international law and the evolution of the HCCH, the pre-eminent international organisation developing global private international law solutions.
I look forward to welcoming you in Hong Kong.
Dr Christophe Bernasconi
Secretary General, HCCH