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Press release - French Foreign Trade Advisor.

The new committee of Seine et Marne has elected Fabienne van der Vleugel to be its new president for next 3 years.

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30th World Forum of Mediation Centres : "Save the Date Flyer"

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Organizer of the virtual 30th UIA world forum of mediation centers in MALAGA (Spain) – 16th and 17th September 2022.

Fabienne van der VLEUGEL, president of the UIA world Forum of mediation centers, will organize the 30th edition of the FORUM, during 2 days : September 16 and 17, 2022, in MALAGA (Spain), if the sanitary crisis authorizes that the event be organized in presence.

The scientific program will be interesting, with multiple subject matters to be discussed by and with professionals willing to develop their practice, knowledge and network.

The attached agenda points out the variety of seminars, conferences and work sessions organized by UIA in the advantage of their members and future members.

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BNI - ici c'est Bailly ! International network

The new committee of the BNI group of Bailly has been elected, for the 6-month period, from October 2021 to March 2022, with Jessica Sansol as president, Jean-Christophe Hartelas secretary-treasurer and Fabienne van der Vleugel as vice-president.

As indicated in the web site of BNI, "[---] The mission of BNI is to help BNI Members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional referral marketing program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals [---]".

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INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION SUMMIT 2021 - China - Jiangdong New District.

This year, 29-30 September 2021, the INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION SUMMIT 2021 is organized in China - Jiangdong New District : “Comparison of international commercial dispute resolution mechanisms at this stage”.

Fabienne van der Vleugel, vice-presidente of the 77 committee of the French foreign trade advisor and professor at the University Gustave Eiffel, has been invited to participate on-line, to this session, in order to develop an interesting theme : “Is mediation really a voluntary process”?

May we still talk about a “voluntary process” when mediated parties are invited by a judge to mediate (judicial mediation), are obliged to mediate by contract (ad-hoc mediation) or are legally bound to mediate before initiating a judicial procedure (in France, currently, for conflict that are limited to a certain amount).

Those questions are interesting to be analyzed and compared with practices existing in other countries, in order to understand how mediation is developing and how it may adequate to formalize it – or not – and to impose it – or not.