Welcome to the IBA Annual Conference Rome 2018

Last year, as IBA President, I enticed you to travel to the far end of the globe to attend our Annual Conference in stunning new world Sydney. This year, I am delighted to invite you to journey back to the old world and join me at the IBA’s 2018 Annual Conference in Rome, beautiful capital of Italy. Remember the old saying, no matter where you are on earth ... all roads lead to Rome!

Every IBA conference has its own signature style and we believe Rome 2018 is sure to be an unforgettable event, as well as possibly the biggest Annual Conference yet.

Against the unique background of history and culture, I believe our IBA Annual Conference 2018 will also exceed your expectations. Over 200 sessions will be included in the 2018 programme, which will culminate in the impressive Rule of Law Symposium.


There will be exceptional showcase sessions and the committee sessions will offer the chance to hear from the best experts in the field and will benefit all delegates, whichever your area of practice. There will also be sessions highlighting the exciting work of the Presidential Task Forces.

If you are not already a member of the IBA, I highly recommend that you join – not only for the instant discount from which you benefit for this conference, but also for the value in the continuous benefits to your education and professional development throughout the year and the networking opportunities the IBA committees can provide.

I look forward to meeting old friends and making new ones in one of the world’s most influential and captivating cities. For many of you, it may be a welcome return to bella Roma, but for those who have never seen Rome, then, it is hard to believe that life can be more beautiful. Be a part of history and join us for this memorable IBA week!

With warm regards,

Martin Šolc

International Bar Association