Biennial IBA African Regional Forum Conference: future-proofing the African legal profession

13 Sep - 15 Sep 2023 Kigali Convention Center, Kigali, Rwanda

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A conference co-presented by the IBA African Regional Forum and the Rwanda Bar Association, supported by the East Africa Law Society

Topics will include:

  • Regional integration: prospects for the successful implementation of AfCFTA
  • Technological disruption in the African legal sector
  • The ESG agenda in Africa: from people, businesses and legal perspectives
  • Opportunities and challenges for regulating new tech players in African services sectors
  • Mapping international arbitration in Africa: what has changed in the last decade?
  • Data protection and privacy: the art of risk-management
  • Is the future of international criminal law domestic?
  • Training the future lawyer: is current legal education fit for 21st century purpose?
  • Making a success of the post-pandemic law firm
  • The evolution of Force Majeure clauses in commercial contracts to address emerging global treats

Important Dates


Cancellation deadline

Cancellations are subject to an admin charge as stated in the conference programme. After this date, no refunds can be made.


Online amendment deadline

No further amendments can be made to your booking after this date. Please contact confs@int-bar.org for further information.


Early bird deadline

Book by this date to receive early bird discounts.


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Online registration deadline

Registration may still be possible after this date via the IBA office, but is subject to availability. Please contact confs@int-bar.org for further information.

Online registrations received:

  Until 11 August

IBA member


After 11 August Registrations must be received in hard copy at the IBA office

Hard copy registration forms and fees received:

  After 11 August

IBA member




Young lawyers (under 30 years)


Academics / judges (full-time)


Public lawyers


Corporate counsel**


* By paying the non-member fee, we welcome you as a delegate member of the IBA for the year in which this conference is held, which entitles you to the following benefits:

  • Password access to certain parts of the IBA website.
  • Receipt of IBA E-news and access to online versions of IBA Global Insight.
  • Pay the member rate

** A reduced rate is offered to IBA Corporate Group Members. Please register online to obtain a 25 per cent discount on the IBA Member fee

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Speaker opportunities

If you would like to be considered as a potential speaker at this specialist conference then please contact the relevant Chair/Co-Chairs in the IBA African Regional Forum Committee  with your request; please send your bio together with information on your qualification and expertise on the topic.