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In Times of ‘Polycrisis’: Preparing for a Better Future through Resilience and Sport Values

AIJA invites you to the Half-Year November Conference taking place in Paris from 29 November to 02 December 2023 titled 'In Times of ‘Polycrisis’: Preparing for a Better Future through Resilience and Sport Values'. 

Paris is considered as one of the greatest cultural and economic hubs in Europe as well as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its famous monuments and its unique selection of museums and art galleries provide a unique and glamorous backdrop. Paris is a vibrant and dynamic city that offers many business opportunities for large companies and start-ups alike. Paris is also getting ready to welcome the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, arguably the most high-profile global event in sport.

There is undoubtedly no better place to talk about resilience than the city that was the epicentre of the 1789 French Revolution, a significant historic event which had a major impact on global history. The French Revolution was a period of significant political, economic and societal change, from which emerged a new era of liberal democracy and the recognition of broadly defined individual rights. We are also currently facing strong headwinds and multiple crisis globally. What lessons can be learnt from the past? How transformative and agile are our ‘modern’ legal system and principles? Is our law resilient enough to face times of rapid change? How can we adapt and respond or, in other words, build resilience for a better future

Against that background, the AIJA Half-Year November Conference will be based on two academic tracks around the two inspirational and related themes of “Resilience” and “Sport”.

The Organising Committee will also help you (re)discover Paris (like Emily) with fresh and local eyes: an unforgettable home hospitality dinner to experience one of the most globally acclaimed cuisines with locals, romantic city tours and many more surprises, always with a French touch.

The time has come to make a giant leap forward! The AIJA Half-Year November Conference in Paris will be a fantastic opportunity for young lawyers to come together, network, share views on how going through the current global turbulences and find ways to build resilience together. We truly believe Paris will provide the perfect stage to hold fascinating talks while enjoying a beautiful scenery and unique company. We look forward to welcoming both AIJA members and newcomers to Paris in 2023!

After all, as Audrey Hepburn said: “Paris is always a good idea!”

A bientôt!

Academic programme overview

Track 1: Resilience: the need to adjust, adapt and succeed in times of “polycrisis”
The first track will concentrate on how we can make ourselves, our economies and societies, more resilient and in the process transform them into sustainable and more robust environments. We believe lawyers are familiar with this need to constantly adapt and respond to new challenges and can therefore play a key role in building a more resilient world.

Track 2: The importance of the growing sport entertainment industry and its inspirational values and ethics
The second track will be dedicated to sport, its role, economy and impact on everyday life and the inspiration of its universal values and ethics on delivering well balanced legal advice.

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Organising Committee

François BARRE Azam-Darley et Associés (FRANCE)
Roman GRAF Lenz & Staehelin (SWITZERLAND)
Joëlle MUCHADA Qualiens (FRANCE)
David ROCHE Aramis Avocats (FRANCE)
Michel SEGERS Marx Van Ranst Vermeersch and Partners (BELGIUM)

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