Australian Arbitration Week

The 12th annual Australian Arbitration Week (AAW) will take place in Brisbane on 13-18 October 2024. We are delighted to be returning to Brisbane, a city that is experiencing an exciting period of growth and development as it prepares to host the Summer Olympics in 2032.  

Attendees will enjoy what they have come to expect of AAW, a week of high quality, dynamic and diverse panel discussions complemented by social events to connect and reconnect with friends and colleagues offering the genuine and warm hospitality Australia is known for.  

The AAW Welcome Reception will celebrate the start of AAW, this year kindly hosted by Corrs Chambers Westgarth. This evening reception will once again provide an opportunity to gather and catch up ahead of the week’s substantive sessions.  

The well-established lead event of AAW, the ACICA & CIArb International Arbitration Conference, is entitled Powering the Future and Going for Gold: Is Arbitration Ready? The theme looks to the future of arbitration, the opportunities and challenges major sectors, such as energy and construction face, how sports arbitration can propel us forward, and how the fundamental elements of arbitration can be developed to power us into the future. See the Conference Information page for delegate planning, including conference hotel discount information that applies through the Week.

The AAW Walk and Run for Wellbeing will make a return. After a successful launch at AAW 2023 in Perth, attendees can join members of the arbitration community for a morning walk or run through Brisbane.  

The ACICA Wing Person Initiative will also feature again, an initiative to match arbitration practitioners who are less familiar or just want a boost with those in the arbitration community with those who are more confident with their connections to attend AAW events together. 

AAW aims to bring together communities and address issues pertinent to the Australia and the wider region with a global lens. AAW travels to a different state each year. We were pleased to return to Brisbane for the first time since 2019.   

We look forward to welcoming everyone to Brisbane in October 2024! 


AAW Media Partner

We are delighted to work with ADR TV again in 2024 as the AAW Media Partner.

ADR TV is a groundbreaking service tailored exclusively for the global legal community – a video-on-demand and live-streaming platform designed to revolutionise how legal content is accessed and shared. Imagine a 24/7, 365-day-a-year online legal conference where legal professionals showcase their invaluable contributions and expertise.

View content from AAW2023 in Perth here.


AAW Welcome Reception 2023, Perth