Welcome to the IBA Annual Conference Seoul 2019

As the President of the IBA, I am delighted to invite you to join me for the International Bar Association’s 2019 Annual Conference, for what is sure to be an exceptional event.

The IBA’s Annual Conference is the central event of the international legal community’s calendar as it presents an unequalled opportunity to exchange knowledge and to create and renew a global network of colleagues and business contacts. The 2019 programme will include over 200 sessions, which culminate in the inspiring Rule of Law Symposium. As always, there will be outstanding 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.

I am also planning three IBA Showcases to highlight a selection of my presidential focusses, addressing bullying, sexual harassment and other barriers to diversity in the legal profession, creating of a refugee visa and the prevention of abuse and slavery and examining open and closed legal markets.

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 connections the IBA committees can provide.

I encourage you to participate in our global conversation in this dynamic capital city in September 2019.

Horacio Bernardes Neto

International Bar Association