Counting down to the Sydney IBA Annual Conference


The International Bar Association's Annual Conference brings together the worldwide legal fraternity, with more than 4,000 professionals set to descend on Sydney next month.

Between 8-13 October, the global voice of the profession will ring out from Australia as the best and brightest gather in the harbour city to exchange knowledge, share perspectives, harmonise practices, and create and renew professional networks.

Offering a unique mix of working sessions, panel discussions and networking events, the conference shapes the development of international law reform and maps out the future of the legal profession.

This event offers a significant opportunity for future-focused, innovative Australian law firms to participate in the next evolution of the sector.

With previous events being held in Washington and Vienna, this prestigious occasion is a recognition of the capabilities and regard held for Australian law, and MinterEllison won’t be taking a back seat.

Some of the firms brightest have been selected to help deliver the conference. MinterEllison is proud to have thirteen speakers set to share with the world the Australian and regional experience from their respective practice areas.

MinterEllison’s own Peter Bartlett is the Treasurer of the IBA and Deputy Chair of the Conference Host Committee. Peter is also fulfilling the role of Council Liaison Officer for the conferences Asia Pacific Regional Forum.

Brendan Clark, from MinterEllison’s Brisbane office, is also set to chair the Water Law Committee as it tackles a range of topics including national water allocation, quality protection systems, rights in international rivers, and hydroelectric development.

Covering a range of topics and sectors, MinterEllison has carefully developed a unique program of events to complement the official Conference agenda. Some of Australia’s leading business minds will be on hand as MinterEllison helps drive global discussion in a series of exclusive events, including stimulating breakfast sessions, panel discussions, and think-tank forums.

Keep an eye on our social media channels as we report on all the action from the conference, and discover the topics that matter to the world's legal fraternity in 2017.

If you’re attending the conference, be sure to share your experience with us your using hashtags #mintersIBA2017 and #yourbestpartner

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