The International Bar Association’s 2017 Annual Conference will take place October 8-13 in Sydney, Australia.  Notably, the conference takes place as the IBA celebrates its’ 70th anniversary.

Widely regarded as the central event of the international legal community’s calendar — IBA’s Annual Conferenceas the event website details: “Presents attendees with an unparalleled opportunity to exchange knowledge and create and renew a global network of colleagues and business contacts.”  

The conference will also feature distinguished speakers.  In recent years IBA annual conferences have been addressed by speakers including former UN Secretary- General Kofi Annan, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde and former US Secretary of State General Colin L Powell, among others.

Unique features of the conference include:

  • 200 sessions on topics of high relevance to international legal practitioners culminating in a Rule of Law Symposium
  • Access to the world’s best networking and business development event for lawyers – attracting over 6,000 individuals in 2016 representing over 2,700 law firms, corporations, governments and regulators from over 130 jurisdictions.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the key developments in your area of law which you can put into practice straight away.
  • The opportunity to build invaluable international connections with leading practitioners worldwide, enabling you to win more work and referrals.
  • World-class professional development opportunities – CLE/CPD
  • The opportunity to acquire a greater knowledge of the role of law in society
  • The opportunity to become part of the debate on the future of the law

For more information:

  • To register to attend the conference please see the conference website at:  
  • Inquiries related to advertising, exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities please visit the IBA website, email: or call +44 (0)20 7842 0090
  • To follow conference updates before, during and after the conference — follow the IBA on Twitter at: @IBAEvents or Twitter hashtag #IBASydney

Posted by John Grimley

John Grimley is an independent writer, editor, researcher and strategist to law firms and legal services sector companies operating in international markets. He's the author of A Comprehensive Guide to the Asia-Pacific Legal Markets (Ark Group, 2014) and edits and publishes Asia Law Portal.

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