Message From The Chairperson

It is an honour for me to be elected as the YMG Chairperson for session 2017-2018. Many thanks to the effort of the past Chairpersons and Committee Members, the Young Members Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Branch) (“YMG”) has provided a platform for young members to develop their knowledge and experience in alternative dispute resolution. Currently the global young members group has over 3,000 members aged under 40 in over 90 countries/regions. They come from various professional backgrounds, including engineers, surveyors, lawyers, contract managers and arbitrators.

In this session, the YMG will organise activities led by the YMG Committee Members, including seminars, site visits, non-technical programmes, joint professional functions and promotions. The objectives of the YMG are as follows: -

  • To further broaden the horizon of our members' knowledge by inviting various prominent speakers to present at technical events on topics that are relevant to our members. These events include seminars on the latest arbitration and mediation practices; and site visits to large-scale construction sites.
  • To develop the interpersonal skills and leadership abilities of members by organising non-technical programmes, including networking and communication workshops.
  • To organise functions with a view to enhance the YMG’s network with other professional institutes and the community. The YMG Annual Party will be organised in early 2018. We will also continue to organise an annual one-day seminar on contract management and community services for people in need in collaboration with other young professionals in the construction industry.
  • To strengthen the YMG's ties with key stakeholders. We will continue to organise promotions to companies and firms to promote alternative dispute resolution and to introduce them to the resources and support offered by us.

YMG looks forward to meeting you in our events. Your invaluable comments and feedback are vital for us to continue to improve our services to the members.

David Luk
Chairperson of YMG 2017-2018

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