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HK45, together with the Ciarb East Asia Branch's Young Members Group (YMG), cordially invite you to join us for a panel discussion and reception on March 1, 2024 to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD)!


The event will center around the IWD theme of 2024, "Inspiring Inclusion", emphasizing the importance of creating a diverse and equitable environment for women professionals. We will start with a panel discussion featuring distinguished arbitration practitioners including Kim Rooney (Arbitrator and Barrister, Rede Chambers), Mariel Dimsey (Local Managing Partner at CMS) and Jennifer Wu (Partner at Pinsent Masons), moderated by HK45's co-chair, Kitty Zheng. The panel will share their insights and experiences on topics including breaking barriers, overcoming gender specific challenges and fostering inclusivity in workplace and the wider arbitration community.


The panel discussion will be followed by facilitated small group discussions, a Q&A session, and a networking reception kindly sponsored by the Equal Representation in Expert Witnesses (ERE). Register now to secure your place!

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HK45 is a group for young arbitration practitioners in Hong Kong and beyond formed under the auspices of the HKIAC. Our aims are to promote interest in and knowledge of issues relating to arbitration, and to provide opportunities for both professional development and social interaction.  

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About ERE

The Equal Representation for Expert Witnesses (ERE) initiative was conceived in 2021 and co-founded in 2022 by AlixPartners Partners & Managing Directors Kathryn Britten and Isabel Kunsman. Its purpose is to bring and drive commitment to improve the visibility and representation of women as expert witnesses. The ERE Pledge has been created to be a sister pledge to the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge (ERA), which has been highly effective since its inception in 2015, calling for – and seeing – an increased proportion of women appointed as arbitrators.


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