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Organizer of the virtual 29th UIA world forum of mediation centers.

Fabienne van der VLEUGEL, president of the UIA world Forum of mediation centers, will organize the 29th edition of the FORUM, virtually, during 2 days : June 24 and June 25, 2021.
The scientific program of this 29th edition will, again, as each year, allow participants to learn more about amicable resolution conflicts and practice of mediation :
1. Conflict resolution and Trade Agreements
2. Mediation of High profile Construction Disputes
3. Results from the ABA Task Force Mixed Mode
4. Baby boomer vs. Millennials – Mediate Multi-Generational Conflicts

Highly recognized speakers coming from various countries (notably, Germany, USA, Australia, Dubaï) will explain their viewpoints and share ideas, quietly, allowing also participants to ask questions.

This year, the UIA FORUM will notably be financially supported by JAMS - Local Solutions. Global Reach.TM ( and AMIDIF (Association of mediators of Paris Region – Association des Médiateurs d’Île de France,

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BNI BAILLY – Ici c’est Bailly !

Since April 2021, Luc PINSON is the new president of the BNI group “Ici c’est Bailly !”.

This BNI group is gathering more than 40 members.

Fabienne van der VLEUGEL, managing founding partner of VDV AVOCATS, with registered office in SERRIS, is participating to each meeting, every Friday, from 7am to 9am – currently in visio because of the sanitary crisis. Each meeting is challenging and offers the opportunity to better understand each member’s professional dynamic and needs.

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Renewal of the nomination as French Foreign Trade Advisor.

Fabienne van der Vleugel has been confirmed in her position as French Foreign Trade Advisor by Decree of 5 February 2021, for the fourth renewal of mandate as from 1st January 2021.

The objectives of the French Foreign Trade Advisors consist in giving information related to the international business, having an advisory role, and informing students in international courses.

Renewal of position as President of the UIA World Forum of mediation centers.

The UIA Executive Committee which met virtually on October 26, 2020 has confirmed the exceptional renewal of Fabienne van der Vleugel as President of the World UIA Forum of mediation centers for another 2-year period (renewal of mandate).

INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION SUMMIT 2020 - China - Dongguan, Guangdong.

This year, 18-19 November 2020, the INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION SUMMIT 2020 is organized in China - Dongguan, Guangdong. The theme of the SUMMIT is : "Discussions on Diversified Resolution Methods under the Backdrop of Globalization".

Fabienne van der Vleugel, vice-presidente of the 77 committee of the French foreign trade advisor and professor at the University Gustave Eiffel, is participing on-line, to the session moderated by Stefan Pavletic, mediator CCPIT (Italy), about the following subject matter : "Building and Improving Non-litigation Dispute Resolution Mechanism and Its Role in Economic Globablization (European Section)".

Fabienne van der Vleugel is more specifically speaking about the differences between mediation and arbitration and the criteria permitting parties in conflict to choose one or the other dispute resolution method.