A participant announcing the upcoming conference. Courtesy Photo.

Uganda will this year play host to the fourth edition of the East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC), an authoritative platform that is promoting the region’s legal capacity and highlighting arbitration as an alternative investment dispute mechanism.

THE EAIAC logo
THE EAIAC logo

According to a release by the Africa Press Organisation (APO) on behalf of GBS Africa, the EAIAC 2016 will highlight the importance of international arbitration as a tool for promoting foreign investment on the continent, look at arbitration case studies from Uganda and the region focusing on infrastructure, natural resources and Energy projects.
Uganda’s is increasingly gaining recognition as a leading Infrastructure and natural resource player in the Eastern African market, and the organizing committee considers Kampala as a natural choice for hosting EAIAC 2016.
EAIAC 2016 will take place on the September 8-9 at the Serena Kampala and will be addressed by Ministers from the region, international arbitration professionals and investment experts.
Organised by GBS Africa, the conference is supported by regional law societies, private sector bodies, development agencies, regional governments and investment community with an interest in East Africa.
The platform brings stakeholders together to share best practices, network and chart the way forward for East Africa’s Arbitration practice.
EAIAC Kampala 2016 will build on the success of the previous conferences held in Addis Ababa (2013), Nairobi (2014) and Dar –es Salaam (2015).