On November 18th, the International Mediation Summit 2020 was held in Dongguan, Guangdong. Lu Pengqi, Vice Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT); Zhao Dacheng, Vice Minister of Justice; Gan Zangchun, Vice President of China Law Society; Zhang Jingzhong, Vice President of All China Lawyers Association; Lin Ji, Deputy Secretary-General of Guangdong government, and Anna Joubin-Bret, Secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, attended and addressed the Summit on-site or online.
Lu Pengqi pointed out that as a diversified settlement mechanism for commercial disputes, mediation enjoys a strong development momentum. The signing and entry into force of the Singapore Convention on Mediation provides a legal guarantee for cross-border implementation of commercial mediation and effectively promotes the rapid development of mediation. CCPIT stands ready to work with all parties to build a platform for non-confrontational dispute settlement so as to better serve China's high-level opening-up and economic development.
Themed by "Discussion on Diversified Solutions to Commercial Disputes under the Background of Globalization", the Summit was broadcast live simultaneously offline and online. Nearly 400 business and legal professionals attended the Summit, and thousands of people from 12 countries and regions including the United States, Europe and Southeast Asia attended the Summit online.