The Asian Mediation Association (AMA) is proud to present the 1st AMA Conference, “Mediation Diversity – Asia & Beyond”.

With the growing presence of Asia as a global centre for trade and industry, the time has come to broaden and deepen our understanding of dispute resolution cultures and practices in this part of the world. The Conference will feature cultural concepts like face in the Asian mediation framework, issues of topical interest like the role of mediation in the current economic crisis, and effective strategies for managing complex disputes in Asia and beyond.

Distinguished speakers from around the world, including Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States of America will explore these issues, and discuss best practices, trends and developments in dispute resolution. The Singapore Minister for Law and Second Minister for Home Affairs, Mr K Shanmugam, will be the Guest-of-Honour at the Conference.

The Singapore Mediation Centre is delighted to be the host of this very significant mediation event. We look forward to welcoming you at the Conference.

Conference Keynote Speaker
President Martti Ahtisaari, 2008 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and former President of Finland, will be the keynote speaker for the Conference.

President Ahtisaari has played a leading role in brokering peace deals around the world. From facilitating the peace process between the government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement to his recent role as UN Special Envoy for the Kosovo Status Process, President Ahtisaari has successfully brought together conflicting parties, facilitating dialogue and setting the scene for agreement to emerge.