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ACCA to present ground-breaking ADR approach at prestigious World Mediation Summit 2017


02 May 2017

ACCA to present ground-breaking ADR approach at prestigious World Mediation Summit 2017

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) will address an audience at this year’s World Mediation Summit in Madrid. The prestigious event brings together the most innovative minds in mediation across the globe as well as international thought provoking and forward-thinking experts in the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

ACCA’s Jo Vlahos, head of assessment and Alex Dunlop, senior investigation officer - resolution have both been invited to present on the innovative and collaborative approach that ACCA has championed in the field of regulatory ADR. ACCA were selected from a large pool of potential speakers that bid for a place at this year’s event. The presentation will be delivered alongside field experts at summit including International Chamber of Commerce, Spanish and European Judges, United Nations Diplomats and many more.

Speaking about the upcoming presentation, Jo said, ‘We are delighted that once again the work undertaken by ACCA’s Conciliation Service has attracted international interest and recognition. We’re honoured that we will be able to showcase ACCA at such a prestigious event as the summit provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the forward-thinking approach that ACCA takes to regulation. We will be able to highlight the value that ADR and conciliation provides to our Members at an international level to influence other organisations for the better.’

The World Mediation Summit 2017 takes place on June 13-16, 2017 at Politecnica University of Madrid. This will be the fourth annual World Mediation Summit event. The summit’s 2017 theme is The Future is Ours to Discover, A Collaborative Approach.

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About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. It offers business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

ACCA supports its 188,000 members and 480,000 students in 178 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 100 offices and centres and more than 7,110 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. It believes that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. ACCA’s core values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and it ensures that through its range of qualifications, it prepares accountants for business. ACCA seeks to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating its qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers. More information is here:


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