We are delighted to launch its Edinburgh International Arbitration Festival (#ArbFest2023), which offers sponsors and delegates a unique opportunity to interact with leading experts and gain insights into the latest international developments in arbitration law, all with the backdrop of Scotland’s famous capital city.

The inaugural ArbFest will be held on 21 and 22 September 2023, a year on from the record-breaking International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress which was also held in Edinburgh. We are delighted that ICCA is supporting the Centre with this new arbitration event and look forward to welcome ICCA and our friends from the international arbitration community back to Scotland.

Featuring food, drink, music, dance and book festival themes, ArbFest2023 will also include a main arbitration festival co-chaired by Lise Bosman, executive director of the ICCA and Brandon Malone, a director of the Centre. Justin D’Agostino MH, CEO of Herbert Smith Freehills, is the first speaker to be named and will provide a keynote speech.

The Thursday will include a welcome networking reception and walking dinner where you can experience a range of Scotland’s finest food and drink. The main conference will be on the Friday, followed by a closing networking reception, walking dinner and a traditional Scottish ceilidh dance. Registration is now open and Festival Passes can now be purchased.

If you want to partner with us on this unique new arbitration festival, please click here for more information on sponsorship benefits and packages.

For Festival Pass Rates please see below. We would strongly encourage you to purchase passes as soon as possible for the best prices. Passes are also limited.

For more information, please contact Juliet Dodds [email protected]

Please click here to register and purchase your Festival Passes.

Super Early Bird

Festival Pass Rates

26 May – 16 June

Standard £495.00
Centre Named Member £440.00
Public Lawyers £440.00
in-house Counsel £440.00

Early Bird

Festival Pass Rates

17 June – 14 July

Standard £595.00
Centre Named Member £530.00
Public Lawyers £530.00
in-house Counsel £530.00


Festival Pass Rates

15 July – 11 August

Standard £695.00
Centre Named Member £620.00
Public Lawyers £620.00
in-house Counsel £620.00


Festival Pass Rates

12 August – 22 September

Standard £795.00
Centre Named Member £710.00
Public Lawyers £710.00
in-house Counsel £710.00

Please click here to register and purchase your Festival Passes.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Up to midnight BST on 31 July 2023 – Full refund

On or after 1 August 2023 and before midnight BST on 31 August 2023 – 25% refund per delegate.

On or after 1 September 2023 – No right to refund.

All cancellations must be received in writing to [email protected]

In case of postponement or cancellation of the event, the host shall not accept liability for any consequential loss and shall have no liability to reimburse any other costs that may have been incurred, including transport and accommodation costs. Delegates are encouraged to take out appropriate travel insurance when making travel and accommodation arrangements.


Why should you sponsor?

Sponsoring the ArbFest2023 will allow your organisation to be associated with this exciting addition to the international arbitration calendar. This opportunity allows your company, product, and brand to be uniquely and actively showcased at this high calibre, innovation driven conference. It will also allow your company to meet new business partners, generate new ideas, gather new knowledge, foster collaborations and meet key decision makers.

An exciting range of sponsorship opportunities have been developed to ensure a successful outcome for all sponsors and stakeholders. Sponsorship packages have been designed to suit a range of budgets. Early confirmation of your sponsorship will ensure an even higher level of exposure.

To view all Sponsorship opportunities please download the Brochure