UNUM re-announces its candidacy to bring the 2025 edition of the International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA) to Rotterdam, the maritime capital of Europe.
The biannual congres is one of the most important events for maritime and commercial arbitrators. It proves to be a suitable forum for maritime arbitrators, lawyers and the global shipping industry to deliberate on and exchange industry insights.
Over the years it has grown to host delegates from 26 countries on average, presenting approximately 50 papers. The conferences are generally composed of arbitrators, lawyers, ship owners, charterers, other industry professionals and their guests.
Putting Dutch arbitration on the map
This makes ICMA a great opportunity to put maritime arbitration in the Netherlands and the Dutch system on the map. During the past few years UNUM has shown its interest to bring the conference to Rotterdam.
Currently UNUM is in the process of preparing a bid book for ICMA XXIII in close cooperation with Rotterdam Partners to convince the steering committee to select Rotterdam as host for the 2025 edition. This year’s edition (ICMA XXII, November 5 -10 2023) will take place in Dubai.
Rotterdam Maritime Capital of Europe
For 35 years UNUM has been rendering services that are aligned with the global interests of all stakeholders of the main ports of Western Europe (with Rotterdam as maritime capital of Europe) and with the legal center of the world: The Hague, international city of peace and justice.
Rotterdam is the biggest European maritime city, housing subindustries, such as maritime business services, shipbuilding, offshore services, and hydrogen and commodity trading.
The maritime capital of Europe is strategically located and has an excellent logistics infrastructure. As well as outstanding accessibility for travelers visiting from Europe, the UK or from all over the world. This makes Rotterdam the perfect location to host a maritime oriented international conference such as ICMA XXIII.