The 2018 China Arbitration Summit (2018 Summit), co-hosted by the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China (SPC), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), will be held in Beijing on September 17, 2018. As the most important event of the China Arbitration Week, the China Arbitration Summit has become one of the most influential gatherings in the field of international commercial arbitration.

Representatives of major international arbitral institutions, judges, arbitrators, lawyers, in-house counsels and other leading figures in the field of arbitration will be present to discuss the trends and social concerns in domestic and international arbitration development. To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the New York Convention, the 2018 Summit presents an ideal opportunity to examine the most significant issues in domestic and international arbitration, to establish key contacts and to foster the spirit of international cooperation for arbitration community.

The 2018 Summit lasts for one day with simultaneous interpretation provided.

We look forward to meeting you in Beijing on September 17, 2018.

Please visit the official website:
for event details and registration.

In addition, we warmly welcome you to join other events of the China Arbitration Week. Please visit its official website for more details:http://www.chinaarbitrationweek.org


  • Registration Opens

    July 13th, 2018

  • Hotel Booking Opens

    July 13th, 2018

  • On-line Registration Deadline

    September 10th, 2018

  • Hotel Booking Deadline

    September 8th, 2018

  • 2018 China Arbitration Summit Welcome Reception

    September 16th, 2018

  • 2018 China Arbitration Summit

    September 17th, 2018


China Arbitration Summit 2018

Beijing Hotel  September 16 -17, 2018

(Simultaneous Interpretation of English & Chinese)


Supreme People's Court of P.R. China (SPC)

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)

China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)

  • September 16, 2018 (SUNDAY) 14:00 Registration Welcome Reception 21:00

  • 09:00-19:00 Registration2nd Floor, Building A, Beijing Hotel
  • 18:00-19:00 Tang LectureMulti-function Hall, 2nd Floor, Building A, Beijing Hotel Moderator:Jingzhou TAOPartner of Dechert LLP (Beijing Office), France Keynote Speaker:Teresa CHENGSecretary for Justice, Hong Kong, China
  • 19:00-20:00 Welcome Reception“Beijing Hall”, 18th Floor, Building A, Beijing Hotel
  • September 17, 2018 (MONDAY) 08:00 Registration Closing Session 17:15

  • 08:00-09:00 RegistrationLobby, Beijing Hotel International Convention Center
  • 09:00-10:00 Opening SessionWest Hall, Beijing Palace, 1st Floor, Beijing Hotel International Convention Center Moderator:    WANG ChengjieVice Chairman & Secretary General of CIETAC, China Address:    LU PengqiVice Chairman of CCPIT&CIETAC, China  Anna JOUBIN-BRETSecretary of UNCITRAL, France Keynote Speech:    LUO DongchuanVice President of the Superme People’s Court, and Grand Justice of the Second Rank, China
  • 10:00-10:20 Tea Break
  • 10:20-12:00 Session IWest Hall, Beijing Palace, 1st Floor, Beijing Hotel International Convention Center Retrospect and Prospect: 60th Anniversary of New York Convention Moderator:    Anna JOUBIN-BRETSecretary of UNCITRAL, France Speakers:    SHEN HongyuPresiding Judge of Supreme People’s Court, China  Kap-You (Kevin) KIMVice President of ICC International Court of Arbitration, Korea  Leng Sun CHANDeputy Chairman of SIAC, Singapore  Roman ZYKOVSecretary General of Russian Arbitration Association, Russia  Mark FELDMANProfessor of Law at Peking University, USA  Emmanuel JACOMYPartner of Shearman & Sterling LLP, France  Matthew RICHARDSONPartner of Alston & Bird LLP, USA
  • 12:00-13:30 LunchEast Hall, Beijing Palace, 1st Floor, Beijing Hotel International Convention Center
  • 13:30-15:00 Session IIWest Hall, Beijing Palace, 1st Floor, Beijing Hotel International Convention Center Opportunities and Challenges: Diversification and Internationalization of Dispute Resolution Mechanisms Moderator:    GAO XiaoliDeputy Chief Judge of Supreme People's Court, China Speakers:    Natalie Morris SHARMAChairperson of Working Group II of UNCITRAL, Singapore  ZHAO JianVice President of CIETAC Court of Arbitration, China  Michael LEEVice President of AAA/ICDR, Korea  Luís PERETTISecretary General of Chamber of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration CIESP/FIESP, Brazil  Bart LEGUMPartner of Dentons, USA  ZHU HuafangPartner of Tiantong Law Firm, China
  • 15:00-15:15 Tea Break
  • 15:15-16:45 Session IIIWest Hall, Beijing Palace, 1st Floor, Beijing Hotel International Convention Center Culture and Innovation: Impacts on Arbitration by Integration of Different Legal Cultures and New Technologies Moderator:    CAO LijunPartner of Zhong Lun Law Firm, China Speakers:    Nikolaus PITKOWITZVice President of VIAC, Austria  Sir William BLAIRFormer Judge in Charge of the London Commercial Court/Arbitrator, UK  Duarte HENRIQUESPartner of BCH Lawyers, Portugal  Kim ROONEYInternational Arbitrator, Barrister and Mediator, Australia  Kathryn SANGERPartner of Herbert Smith Freehills, UK  HUANG TaoPartner of King & Wood Mallesons, China
  • 16:45-17:15 Closing SessionWest Hall, Beijing Palace, 1st Floor, Beijing Hotel International Convention Center Moderator:    LI Hu Deputy Secretary General of CIETAC, China Closing Speech:    GAO XiaoliDeputy Chief Judge of Supreme People's Court, China  WANG ChengjieVice Chairman & Secretary General of CIETAC, China

(The program is tentative, subject to proper adjustment.)


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Beijing Hotel

NO.33 East Chang'an Avenue, Beijing, China 010 65137766 http://www.chinabeijinghotel.com.cn

How to get there?

Taxi The fare from the airport to the conference venue is about USD 20-25, or RMB 130-150 Yuan including the highway fee of USD 1 or RMB 5 Yuan/car. Please do ask for a receipt from the driver. Payment should be made in RMB cash. You can use the ATM or Currence Exchange offices at the airport to get change. It is not customary to tip drivers. Please pay strictly according to the meter in the taxi.

Airport Shuttle Bus From 7:20am – 10:00pm, you can take Airport Shuttle Bus Line 13 to get to the Beijing Hotel. Get up at the Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 1/2/3 station, and get off at Wang Fujing, it will cost about 4 USD, or RMB 24 Yuan. Buses depart every 40 minutes or when fully seated.

Airport Express Railway Railway and subway is very convenient in Beijing and there are several lines. The subway ticket costs 29 RMB (25 RMB for the airport line, and 4 RMB for the others). Participants can take airport express railway to stop at Dongzhimen Station and transfer to Line 2 to stop at Jianguomen Station, then transfer to Line 1 to get to Wangfujing Station. Due to the heavy traffic jam during morning and evening rush hours, we strongly recommend you to take Beijing Subway.



  • Hotels

    Beijing Hotel

  • Room Type

    Superior Standard Room
    (twin beds)

    Superior Deluxe Room
    (king-size bed)

    Executive Superior Room
    (king-size bed)

    Ambassador Suite Room
    (king-size bed)

    Executive Suite Room
    (king-size bed)

  • Price (RMB)






    *For an extra breakfast, it will be 120 RMB per person.

  • Booking Link/Form

    Reservation Form
    ——Beijing Hotel


  • Currency Exchange

    The currency in circulation in China is the Chinese yuan, or RMB yuan, which is not a freely convertible currency. There are also certain rules on restriction of foreign exchange which should be available in the information of Chinese Customs on entry and exit. The international standard abbreviation sign of RMB Yuan is CNY. 1 CNY consists of 10 Jiao (dimes) or 100 Fen (cents). The denominations of the Chinese yuan in bank notes are 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100. Participants can exchange major free convertible foreign currencies for RMB yuan at the airports, major hotels and banks in China. Currently, 1 USD can be exchanged for about 6.8 CNY.

  • Weather

    September is mild and it's the best season in Beijing. The average temperature in September is 20°C The average highest temperature is 26°C and the average lowest temperature is 15°C.

    Cell Phones

    Participants are kindly requested to turn off their cell phones or keep the cell phones in vibration state when entering the meeting rooms and in the poster areas.

  • Insurance

    The Forum Organizers recommends participants to possess travel, property, medical or other necessary insurances before coming to China. The First CIETAC Global Arbitrators Forum Organizers cannot be held responsible for the costs resulting from personal accidents or property loss during the Forum.

  • Credit Cards & ATM

    Major credit cards are acceptable in the conference hotels (and other hotels) and in most department stores. ATMs of major banks are widely spread all over the major cities and can be used in drawing RMB yuan with your credit card/debit card. Please check with your bank as to the bank charges.

  • Hotlines

    Phone Number
    110 Police
    114 Local Telephone Number Inquiry
    116 Domestic Long Distance Inquiry
    117 Time Inquiry
    119 Fire Emergency
    120 Ambulance
    121 Weather Forecast
    122 Traffic Police


Attendees from other countries are required to obtain a visa to enter the People's Republic of China. No visa is required for ordinary passport holders from Singapore, Brunei and Japan to visit China for up to 15 days for business, sightseeing, visiting relatives and friends or transit.

Attendees can apply for a tourist visa through a travel agency or directly at the nearest Chinese embassy. If attendees apply for a tourist visa, which will be the best visa type to obtain as long the registrant does not have plans for conducting extensive business other than attending the conference and sightseeing, an official visa invitation letter will not be needed from China Arbitration Summit 2018.

Attendees are advised to consult the nearest Chinese diplomatic mission for details. Please visit the Chinese Embassy Official Website:www.visaforchina.org for more detailed information about the Chinese Embassy (Consulate General/Consulate/Office) close to your location. Residents in U.S. please visit: http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/hrsq/

To request an official invitation letter (only if requested), please click here to download the application form and scan your passport with the page which shows your own information, and mail them to zty728@aliyun.com

Please note, it normally takes at least 15 working days to get the official invitation, we suggest you apply for it at least 45 days beforehand.

The official invitation letter could only be issued to the participant who has completed the registration process.


Address 6\F,CCOIC Building,2 Huapichang Hutong,Xicheng District,Beijing Beijing 100035 , China Tel: 86 010 82217788 Fax: 86 010 82217766 E-mail: 2018summit@cietac.org