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Sample Programme

The Global Pound Conference is your opportunity to be part of history. ​

Structured around four interactive sessions, where Core Questions will be voted and discussed on, the event aims to better understand the demand for and supply of Dispute Resolution services. Come listen to and interact with eminent international and local speakers, who will share their perspectives on the future of Dispute Resolution.

Session Format:

  • Interactive voting using your smartphone/tablet:
    Express your views on a range of vital issues affecting how disputes are resolved.
  • Voting results will be projected instantly, comparing priorities by stakeholder category:
    Panel discussions on the each of the voting results, with questions from participants​.


  • You will gain knowledge, ideas and connections in the dispute resolution field to take ​​back to your company, law firm, or institution.
  • Each session will generate valuable and actionable data on what dispute resolution users actually need, and how others stakeholders can help meet those needs.
  • The first step towards effective change in the industry.

Join in the conversation and make a real impact in helping shape the future of commercial dispute resolution and access to justice by attending this unique event!

​08:00-08:30 Registration

(A continental breakfast may be served at some events)

No​te: All registrants are requested to have the voting app already loaded and activated on their mobile device prior to taking their seats, and to have filled out their Delegate Information in the app.


08:30-09:00 Introduction & Welcome Speeches


  • Chair of the Local Organizing Committee
  • Video presentation by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon of Singapore
  • An Additional Speaker (e.g. local judge or ministry of justice official)
  • Master of Ceremonies​​​
09:00-11:00 ​Session 1: Access to Justice & Dispute Resolution Systems: What do Parties/Users Need & Expect?​​

  • Reviewing the voting app and technology, explanations and voting on practice questions
  • Voting on the 1st set of 5 core questions
  • Group discussion
  • 1st word cloud
  • Panel discusses results of first set of 5 core questions

Moderator 1 (Advisor or Non-Adjudicative Provider)


  • Panelist 1.1 (User)
  • Panelist 1.2 (User)
  • Panelist 1.3 (User)
  • Panelist 1.4 (User)
  • Panelist 1.5 (User)​
11:30-13:00 Session 2: How is the Market Currently Addressing These Party/User Needs and Expectations?

  • Voting on 2nd set of 5 core questions
  • Group discussion
  • 2nd word cloud
  • Panelists discuss data on 2nd set of 5 core questions

Moderator 2​ (User, Influencer or Advisor)


  • Panelist 2.1 (Adjudicative Provider)
  • Panelist 2.2 (Non-Adjudicative Provider)
  • Panelist 2.3 (Advisor)
  • Panelist 2.4 (Academic Influencer)
  • Panelist 2.5 (User)
​13:00-14:00 ​LUNCH 
14:00-15:30 Session 3: How can Dispute Resolution be Improved? (Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges)

  • Voting on 3rd set of 5 core questions
  • Group discussion
  • 3rd word cloud
  • Panelists discuss data on 3rd set of 5 core questions

Moderator 3 (User, Influencer or Advisor)


  • Panelist 3.1 (Adjudicative Provider)
  • Panelist 3.2 (Non-Adjudicative Provider)
  • Panelist 3.3 (Advisor)
  • Panelist 3.4  (Academic Influencer)
  • Panelist 3.5 (User) ​
​16:00-17:30 Session 4: Promoting Better Access to Justice: What Action Items Should be Considered a​nd by Whom?

  • Voting on 4th set of 5 core questions
  • Group discussion
  • 4th Word Cloud
  • Panelists discuss data on 4th set of 5 core questions​​

Moderator 4 (User, Influencer or Advisor)


  • Panelist 4.1 (Adjudicative Provider)
  • Panelist 4.2  (Non-Adjudicative Provider)
  • Panelist 4.3 (Advisor)
  • Panelist 4.4 (Academic Influencer)
  • Panelist 4.5  (User) ​
​17:30-18:00 Final Discussions & Conference W​rap-up


​18:00-19:00 ​Cocktail Reception

(​at some events)​