Judge Luis Aurelio González Martín

Judge Luis Aurelio González Martín

Speaker, Mediation From The Justice Perspective- How We Can Work Together

Luis Aurelio González Martín

The new president of GEMME is a magistrate from Madrid, deeply committed to Mediation. He has been part of GEMME since its incorporation in 2007 and during the last years has been in the group as a member of Institutional Relations.

He is currently holder of the Court of First Instance nº 29 (Family), of Madrid and previously was holder of the Court of First Instance nº 73 of the same city. In this court a pilot project of intra-judicial mediation was developed in the civil jurisdiction that obtained in 2011 one of the Prizes to the quality of the Justice granted by the General Council of the Judicial Power in the modality "Justice more accessible" and within the category "Judicial bodies".

Judge Srdjan Simac

Judge Srdjan Simac

Speaker, Civil Mediation in Croatia

Srđan Šimac, Ph.D., was born 1961, Split, Croatia. Judge and former President of the High Commercial Court of the Republic of Croatia; mediation pioneer in Croatia and among founders of court mediation program; president of the Croatian Mediation Association; arbiter, judge mediator, mediator; mediation trainer, lecturer and promoter nationally and internationally (USA, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Austria, Russia, Bulgaria, Albania, Hungary, Moldavia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Monte Negro, Macedonia); an author of many articles on mediation; he reached Ph.D. - "Mediation as Generator of Change in Judiciary and Legal Profession"; visitor scholar at Faculties of Law in Croatia and educator at Croatian Judicial Academy; a member of the Croatian National Committee for ADR, ICC Croatia Commission on Arbitration and ADR, a member of Groupment European des magistrates pour la mediation (GEMME), JAMS International Weinstein Fellow 2010; CEDR and EBRD international mediation expert; a member of CEDR Global Mediation Panel; a member of List of Practitioners in International Mediation and ADR of Vienna International Arbitral Center (VIAC) – Vienna, CEDR Award 2012 winner for ADR and Civil Justice Innovation; Croatian Mediation Association Award 2013 and Slovenian Association of Mediators Award 2016

Judge Vasheist Kokaram

Judge Vasheist Kokaram

Speaker, Judicial Settlement Conferencing-Trinidad

Vasheist V. Kokaram is a Judge of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago having assumed office on 20th April 2009. He was a Partner of the law firm Messrs M.G. Daly and Partners, Port-of-Spain, from 1995 to 2009. As an advocate in their civil litigation department his portfolio covered areas such as labour and industrial relations, international trade and public and constitutional law. He was appointed a temporary High Court Judge of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago for the period January to August 2006.

Justice Kokaram is also the Chairman of the Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago assuming office in June 2010. He previously served as a part time mediator appointed under the Community Mediation Act from 2000- 2004. Justice Kokaram presently is a Judicial Settlement Conferencing Officer.

Álvaro Cuesta Martínez

Álvaro Cuesta Martínez

Speaker, Mediation From The Justice Perspective- How We Can Work Together

Vocal del Consejo General del Poder Judicial

Lugar y Fecha de nacimiento: Oviedo, 28 de junio de 1955.

I.-Vocal del Consejo General del Poder Judicial por el turno de Abogados y Juristas de reconocida competencia y con más de quince años de ejercicio, desde diciembre de 2013, elegido por el Congreso de los Diputados, con el voto favorable del 93% de los Diputados, y Miembro de la Comisión Permanente del Consejo General del Poder Judicial.

II.- Abogado con más de veintidós años acumulados de ejercicio efectivo

III.- Ex Diputado y Ex Presidente de la Comisión de Justicia del Congreso de los Diputados. (desde Octubre de 1982 hasta el 11 de diciembre de 2011).

IV.- CONDECORACIONES Y RECONOCIMIENTOS.

V.- ACTIVIDAD ACADEMICA y PERTENENCIA A PATRONATOS DE FUNDACIONES.

Profesor y ponente en diversos Cursos jurídicos, Jornadas y Másters organizados por Universidades, Escuela Judicial, Instituciones Públicas, Fundaciones y Colegios Profesionales, con diversas aportaciones escritas y publicaciones.

Miembro del Patronato de la Fundación AEQUITAS, Fundación del Consejo General del Notariado para la ayuda de las personas necesitadas de especial protección y para la promoción y desarrollo de la Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos de las personas con discapacidad.

Miembro del Patronato de la Fundación Emilio Barbón.
Miembro del Patronato de la Fundación Lombardía de Arte Contemporáneo
Miembro del Consejo de Redacción de la Revista Temas para el Debate.

Julio Fuentes Gómez

Julio Fuentes Gómez

Speaker-Intra Judicial Mediation- International

Nacido en Salamanca el 26 de marzo de 1968, casado y con 2 hijos
Es Licenciado en Derecho por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Máster en Derecho Marítimo por la Universidad San Pablo-CEU
Pertenece al Cuerpo Superior de Administradores Civiles del Estado.
Fue jefe de Área de Estudios e Informes en la Secretaría General Técnica del Ministerio de Fomento, consejero técnico en la Dirección General de Programación y Control Económico y Presupuestario del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y subdirector adjunto de Política Legislativa en la Dirección General de Política Legislativa y Cooperación Internacional del Ministerio de Justicia.
Actualmente era subdirector general de Política Legislativa en la Secretaría General Técnica del Ministerio de Justicia.

Irena Vanenkova

Irena Vanenkova

Speaker-The Impact of IMI on Mediation and Peace-building across the Globe

@Irena_Vanenkova
Executive Director of the International Mediation Institute (IMI), IIrena is a CEDR-Accredited mediator as well as holder of the MATA advanced mediation certificate. She holds the English Tutor Diploma of The Linguistic University in Moscow, a Bachelor of Economics at the Moscow Institute of Business Studies, and a Diploma in Public Relations Management from the Moscow State University. Irena’s prior career included positions as Commercial Projects Manager , and Public Relations Director of IKEA Russia (1999-2006). She is a Russian citizen and serves as a Board Member of the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI).

Leticia Garcia Villaluenga

Leticia Garcia Villaluenga

Speaker-Healthy and Responsible Organisations-Effective Mediation in Workplaces

Doctor in Law, Leticia did her thesis on family mediation. Currently Director of the Investigation on mediation and conflict management Academic Institute at the UCM and of the Mediation Specialist Postgraduate, she also presides the Network of Universities for the study of mediation and conflict (CUEMYC). Author of numerous mediation and family Law publications, she participated in the book "Le ragioni degli altri" published with the University of Florence. She co- founded several mediation bodies, and is the Honor member of several mediation institutes in
Portugal, Argentina, as well as GEMME in Spain. A visiting Professor at the Sassari University (Italy), she has done research at Berkeley and Stanford Universities, Florencia University, Habana University (Cuba), and Cartagena de Indias University (Colombia), as well as the Ambato’s Technical University (Ecuador). She received a mediation training from Harvard, and in 2013, The Forum XXI Century Europe awarded her a gold medal for her career.

Ruth Sirman

Ruth Sirman

Speaker-Reading The Hidden System Dynamics That Can Complicate Conflict-Canada

@CanMediate
An acclaimed speaker, trainer and mediator, who, drawing from her own life experiences, works in the areas of conflict management, leadership, team dynamics and creating healthy organizations, businesses and workplaces. Working across Canada and internationally since 1992, Ruth’s client list includes more than 50 different Federal and Provincial Government departments, corporations, business associations, school boards, professional associations, health care institutions, social service agencies and unions. Ruth has more than 900 hours of training in conflict management, organizational dynamics, leadership, human dynamics, critical incident stress debriefing and other related fields.

Anthony Abrahams

Anthony Abrahams

Speaker Director General, CIArb-Arbitration

Anthony Abrahams TD DL MBA MCIArb joined the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as its new Director General, on 10th April 2012.
Qualified as a Solicitor and specialising in Civil Litigation, Anthony has considerable hands on experience in Legal Practice Management, which he has reinforced academically gaining an MBA with distinction from Nottingham Law School. Anthony also sits as a Deputy District Judge.
Anthony moved to CIArb from Charter Chambers where he was Chief Executive, and prior to that Group Managing Director at Kain Knight Group plc.

Anthony’s legal background has been complemented and enhanced with leadership and organisational skills, acquired in the Territorial Army where he attained the rank of Colonel. Anthony was mobilised in 2006 to undertake an operational tour in Iraq, working to develop the Rule of Law and dealing with Human Rights issues there.

Anthony is involved with a number of Military Charities caring for the needs of service personnel and their families, as well as local and national charities. Married with three children, Anthony enjoys, or suffers, supporting Northampton Saints with his family and has recently taken up sailing

Joanne Vlahos

Joanne Vlahos

Speaker,The Role of ADR in the Regulatory Sphere-Europe

Jo Vlahos is a qualified barrister, New York attorney and mediator. As the Head of Assessment – Governance at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Jo is responsible for one of the few providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution offered by a regulatory body. The Conciliation Service assesses and conciliates complaints against the Association’s members and firms and seek a mutually acceptable resolution to the complaint. It is unique in that performs a regulatory function whereby it can investigate a complaint further if serious regulatory breaches are identified. ACCA is recognised as an ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) provider by the UK Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston

Speaker, Circles Of Peace, The Intersection Of Group Facilitation And Mediation-Canada

Susan Johnston
Susan is passionate about creating spaces for dialogue and collaboration on complex issues. She joined the Canadian public service in 2001, and is currently working with the Consultations and Public Engagement team at the Privy Council Office. Susan is involved in outreach and partnership development work for Community Mediation Ottawa, and serves on the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution Board of Directors. In 2014, she co-founded Ottawa (de)tours, a social enterprise with a mandate to help people explore and discuss contemporary issues. You can find her on a local radio station most Friday mornings, where she co-hosts a program about the local arts scene.

Line Brylle

Line Brylle

Speaaker, Humanitarian mediation : prospects and opportunities for protection of civilians and humanitarian access

Line Brylle, Global Armed Violence Reduction Advisor, DRC-DDG:
Line Brylle has an academic background in Anthropology of Development and a professional training in Mediation. She has worked over ten years managing multi-sectorial programmes for international organisations within the fields of humanitarian mine action, conflict resolution, protection and humanitarian aid mainly in Central Africa and in the Sahel region. She is currently Global Armed Violence Reduction Advisor for the Danish Refugee Council - Danish Demining Group (DRC-DDG). This position includes capacity building of staff and communities in mediation and dialogue, giving support to community based conflict resolution, and developing mediation activities

Maryam Salehijam

Maryam Salehijam

Speaker, Enforceability of Agreements to Mediation-Belgium

Maryam Salehijam was awarded an LL.M. in International Laws and an LL.B. in European Law by Maastricht University. Currently, she is a PhD researcher at the Transnational Law Center of the University of Ghent where she focuses on the legal issues pertaining to the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in commercial disputes. Her specific research questions focus on the validity and enforceability of ADR agreements, the obligations of the parties to an ADR agreement, and whether such legal questions can be regulated at the international level. Maryam is also a member of YMI, CEPANI40, and OGEMID. Moreover, due to her international background, she is a native speaker of English and Farsi/Persian, intermediate in Spanish and French, and beginner in German and Dutch.

Martin Golder

Martin Golder

Speaker, Journey to Empathy

Martin has worked in the field of Social Justice and Environment for several large organizations and has been Chair of the Board for several. Martin has also worked with many First Nations across Canada including the Innu people in Davis Inlet, Labrador, the Inuit in Nunavut and the Cowichan Tribes on Vancouver Island.
As a conflict management specialist Martin has mediated both privately and in the Court system with a focus on commercial disputes. He has studied extensively and has developed a technique based on the ancient traditions of Metta (Loving Kindness) which he teaches under the name of ‘Journey to Empathy’.

Vishal Shamsi

Vishal Shamsi

Speaker, Community Mediation in Pakistan

Vishal Shamsi is a lawyer, mediator, principal trainer and representative at National Centre for Dispute Resolution (NCDR) in Karachi, Pakistan since 2013. She has trained over 300 individuals from all over the country including senior civil judges, police officers, community elders, social and political workers, religious clerks, chartered accountants and lawyers, in the art of mediation. An ADR group accredited mediator, Vishal mediates civil, commercial and family disputes. She is also a lecturer of ‘Legal System and Method’ for University of London International Programmes. She has done extensive research on online dispute resolution for master of laws and received ‘outstanding’ in the ADR module during her Bar.

Ana Criado

Ana Criado

Speaker-The Use of Mediation in Family Abductions- International

Ana Criado has been a mediator since 2005. Expert in Mediation in the areas of Action and Applied Techniques in Conflict Resolution, she has trained on International Family Mediation and is the President and Founding member of the Association of Mediators of Madrid, and the Project Director of Mediation Century 21st, providing services in family, neighbour, commercial, civil and inheritance disputes. She has extensive teaching experience as a Lecturer at different Institutions and is the Associated Director for Mediation Magazine. Ana also has significant experience as a trainer, she is also the Author of book Mom and Dad get a divorce.

Laura Arranz Lago

Laura Arranz Lago

Speaker, A Coaching Experience For Mediators

Directora de MEDIALIA, en el que ejerzo como Abogada civil y familiar y como Mediadora familiar, civil, mercantil, penal e intercultural.

Diploma de Estudios Avanzados en Mediación (Departamento de Derecho. UNED).

Promotora pionera en el Proyecto de Mediación Intrajudicial vigente en los Juzgados de Valladolid y Miembro de la Comisión para la Mediación del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Valladolid.

Directora de CEMEUPTA- Centro de Mediación para la Unión de Profesionales Autónomos.

Profesora de habilidades en Mediación en Iltre Colegio de Abogados de Valladolid, Iltre Colegio de Procuradores de Madrid y UNED Zamora.

Business Coach de la Comisión Europea y consultora en planes de negocio de organizaciones

Coach personal y ejecutivo para empresas y profesionales. Especialista en Neurociencia y patrones conscientes e inconscientes.

Trainer, Máster y Practitioner en Programación Neurolingüística.

Eduardo Bahamonde

Eduardo Bahamonde

Speaker- Mediation and Consumers: banks, insurance, construction and providers
Fernando Bejerano

Fernando Bejerano

Collaborative Law

Fernando Bejerano Guerra es abogado en ejercicio desde hace más de 25 años, especializado en Derecho Penal pero volcado en la actualidad en los mecanismos de resolución adecuada de conflictos.
Hasta la fecha, ha compaginado su labor como Director del Observatorio de la Justicia con el de Director del Centro de Resolución de Conflictos mediaICAM, ambos del Colegio de Abogados de Madrid, con una extensa actividad docente en diferentes Universidades, Congresos y seminarios.
Su formación como Abogado se ha visto complementada con formación superior en Ciencias Políticas y de la Administración, posteriormente en mediación y, desde el año 2015 con la formación IACP en Derecho Colaborativo.

Guillermo Bendicho Gonzalez

Guillermo Bendicho Gonzalez

Speaker-Dealing with Difficult Situations in Restorative Justice

Lawyer and mediator, partner at Brenes & Lawyers. More than 20 years of experience on the criminal and penitentiary area, in front of all kind of Courts, at every jurisdictional instance, as well as guarantee procedures as practitioner lawyer (Constitutional Court and European Court of Human Rights).
Currently working as mediator of the Global Arbitration and Mediation Association. MEDIARGLOBAL.
Founder and coordinator of the Criminal Mediation Project of the General Council of the Judiciary Alcalá de Henares (Madrid-Spain).
Coordinator and Director of Mediation courses at the Alcalá de Henares School of Legal Practice at Alcalá de Henares. Seminar speaker, panel of discussion, debates and conferences, before several types of entities and institutions (school of legal practice, universities, social and judicial forums and social media).. Law and overall press collaborator.

He has also obtained the qualification on international mediation by the International Mediation Institute (IMI).

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

Speaker-Mediation: The Future is Ours to Discover, a collaborative approach

Kevin Brown
@WMS_Madrid
Executive organiser of The Annual World Mediation Summit-Madrid

Kevin Brown has over 25 years of experience in conflict resolution and over 5000 hours under his belt as a trainer. A Roster Expert with the UNDP and CANADEM,

Kevin has significant experience in facilitation, mediation, negotiation and leadership support working on international multicultural conflicts in Afghanistan, Thailand, Rwanda, Georgia, Germany, Belgium, Romania, Spain, Ukraine and Canada. From 2002-2011, he worked as a civilian Senior ADR Mediation Specialist with the Department of National Defence of the Canadian government.

He led the ADR component of the Joint Inter-Agency Multi-National Public (JIMP) program which designed a methodology to assist in the building of trust and interpersonal conflict management skills in situations where NGO’s, Gov’t and military are required to work together with similar objectives.

Ana Cobos

Ana Cobos

Speaker, Family Mediation

- Ana Cobos is qualified as Solicitor and specialising in Family, Civil and Criminal litigation since 1986. Ana achieved her degree in Expert in Family Mediation and ADR in 2005 (with honorable mention). Since 2015 she is a Collaborative Lawyer, Mediator.

- Ana Cobos has significant experience in mediation, negotiation and facilitation. Arbitrator in corporate, civil and comercial matters for more than 15 years. Accredited Mediator in family conflicts.

- Since 2007 is involved with a number of mediation projects to promote and put into practice ADR´s. Member of the Standards Committee of the International Academy of Collaborative Professsionals (IACP)

- President of AMECOM ( Civil and Commercial Mediation Association – www.fapromed.es ) since 2007.

- President of FAPROMED (Federation of National profesional associations of mediation) since 2015.

- Ana is coordinating Law School for A.L.A. ( Madrid Lawyers

- Association ). She has extensive conference experience as Lecturer at several institutions.

Mª Eugenia de la Cera

Mª Eugenia de la Cera

Speaker, Can Mediators and Lawyers Work Effectively Together

Mª Eugenia de la Cera has several years of professional experience in Labor Law and Social Security. Prior to joining Perez-LLorca in 2014, he worked in Olswang, Bird & Bird and Uría Menéndez, where he acquired experience not only in labor law matters but also in competition and commercial litigation.

• 2008 Advanced Program of Labor Relations of Instituto de Empresa.
• 2006 Degree in Law. Autonomous University of Madrid.
• 2006 Bachelor in Political Science and Administration. Autonomous University of Madrid.
Languages: Spanish, English and French.
Experience
Provides advice on contentious and non-contentious matters, including executions and terminations of ordinary and senior management contracts, remuneration systems, matters relating to mergers and acquisitions of European companies and works councils.
It is also worth noting their participation in numerous dismissals and collective disputes, in temporary employment regulation measures, in the implementation of substantial plural and collective changes and in the negotiation of collective agreements.

Aonghus Cheevers

Aonghus Cheevers

Speaker, The Role of Procedural Justice in Client Evaluations of Mediation-Ireland

Aonghus is a New York Attorney and was awarded an LL.B. by Southampton University and an LL.M. degree from Duke University. Currently, Aonghus is completing a PhD in the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin. His research focuses on the role of procedural justice ideas in client and mediator evaluations of mediation. More specifically, his research focuses on whether, and how, clients in family law disputes and commercial disputes evaluate mediation and what role procedural justice ideas such as voice, play in these evaluations.

Mónica Cristóbal

Mónica Cristóbal

Speaker-Dealing with Difficult Situations in Restorative Justice

Mediator since 2009:

-Mediator of the intrajudicial mediation team of the Social Courts. Agreement of the General Council of the judiciary.
-Mediator of the intrajudicial mediation team of the Criminal Courts of Alcalá de Henares. Agreement of the General Council of the Judicial Power.
-Mediator in the civil and commercial field in the Mediation Association33 since 2012: family mediation and business mediation

Lawyer since 1994:

- Lawyer of the Association of Victims of Terrorism years 1994-2002
- Attorney at Work, Criminal and Domestic Violence
- Attorney at the D & C Law Firm 1994-2002
- Legal and Financial Director of the GECONSA Group in Spain and Latin America years 2002-2008
- Own law firm specializing in Criminal, Civil, Labor and Mercantile Law from 2008 until today. Open Mediation area in the office since 2010.

Virginia Domingo de la Fuente

Virginia Domingo de la Fuente

Pre-Judicial Mediation

Professor at the International University of La Rioja in the degree of criminology and law, among other subjects, Restorative Justice and mediation and conflict resolution.
Coordinator of the Restorative Justice Service in Castilla and Leon-amepax. President of the Scientific Society of Restorative Justice. She has been a judge between 2003 and 2011. Also a commercial mediator at the Chamber of Commerce of Burgos and Salamanca
International Consultant on Restorative Justice and victim-offender mediation in organizations such as Terre des hommes and COMJIB
She is a member of Gemme (European Group of judges for mediation) and member of the Board of the Restorative Justice International association.
She has advised the European Commission in the directive 2012/29 / EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 25 October 2012 laying down minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime and the Ministry Justice of Spain.

Jacobo Ducay Ferré

Jacobo Ducay Ferré

Speaker, How International Organisations Lead The Way To Conflict Resolution For All Of Us

Jacobo Ducay Ferré is the Director of Habitus Incorporated Spain. Habitus is a worldwide recognized dispute resolution service and training organization based in Boston, MA and Madrid that provides individual and corporate clients with mediation services, negotiation consulting and training, and mediation training.

Jacobo works as mediator, collaborative lawyer, negotiation trainer and professor. He is an experienced mediator specializing in the resolution of civil and commercial cases including real state, construction, workplace and family business disputes. He sits on the Dispute Resolution Panels of Distinguished Neutrals of Habitus Incorporated (Madrid and Boston), Mediation Works, Inc. Boston MA, Fundación SIGNUM and the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid.

Alexander James Dunlop

Alexander James Dunlop

The Role of ADR in the Regulatory Sphere-Europe

Alexander Dunlop (LLB, PgDip) is a Senior Investigation Officer at ACCA attached to the Conciliation Service. Alexander is a lawyer specialising in ADR, an experienced mediator and holds a PGDip in International Dispute Resolution.

Marie Duprez

Marie Duprez

Speaker, Humanitarian mediation: prospects and opportunities for protection of civilians and humanitarian access

Marie Duprez is a humanitarian worker. Between 2013 and 2015 she has worked in Central African Republic where she developed and implemented a mediation and dialogue facilitation project, aiming at saving lives and protecting civilians through a third neutral party model. She has since been working in West Africa and has continued promoting this approach and its underlying principles and methodology while pursuing her own training in mediation.

María Falcón Caro

María Falcón Caro

Speaker, The Integrative Mediation Method: Using Neurolinguistic Programming and Systemic Coaching in Mediation

La Dra. María del Castillo Falcón Caro nació en Lebrija y ha desarrollado su carrera profesional tanto en Sevilla como en Madrid. Comenzó a ejercitar su vocación docente e investigadora en el Departamento de Derecho Penal y Procesal de la Universidad Hispalense. Es jurista especialista en Derecho Penal, Violencia de género, Menores, Mediación y Resolución de Conflictos y, actualmente, es la Responsable de Formación y Formadora principal en el Instituto de Mediación Integradora, así como precursora de la Escuela que da nombre a la mencionada Institución. A nivel académico es Doctora en Derecho, por la Universidad de Sevilla, habiendo obtenido la máxima calificación académica de “Sobresaliente cum laude por unanimidad”, ostenta dos Licenciaturas, una en Derecho, por la Universidad de Sevilla y otra en Criminología por la Universidad Europea de Madrid, así como varios Títulos de Experto, entre ellos el de Especialista en Mediación Familiar, el de especialista en Mediación Civil y Mercantil, además de un Master en PNL. En el ámbito profesional, después de ejercer como abogada durante tres años, desempeñó el cargo de Juez Sustituta desde 1998 hasta 2004, año en el que fue nombrada por concurso de méritos Fiscal Sustituta, ejerciendo como tal, por diferentes periodos, desde ese año y hasta 2016, en la Fiscalía Provincial de Sevilla, con una breve incursión como Letrada de la Administración de Justicia.

María Fuertes Melcón

María Fuertes Melcón

Speaker, Learning from conflict: mediation as an educational tool

Experiencia de Mediación en la Educación Primaria” (Mediation Experience in Primary Education)

Psicopedagoga y Maestra con experiencia docente en centros educativos de Educación Infantil y Primaria desde 2008. Doctoranda en Psicología y Ciencias de la Educación.
Orientadora educativa y familiar en consulta privada desde 2013.
Formadora del “Centro Territorial de Innovación y Formación del Profesorado de la Comunidad de Madrid” en “Gestión Positiva de conflictos en el contexto escolar” para docentes y orientadores.
Mediadora en centros educativos públicos en el distrito de Villaverde- Usera (Madrid)
Responsable de Departamento Educativo y Mediadora en Mediadomus para la información y formación de la comunidad educativa. Intervención en conflictos entre los distintos colectivos del contexto escolar.
Ha diseñado e implementado el “Programa M- Educa” para la formación de alumnos mediadores de Educación Primaria.
Desde 2010 realiza tareas de investigación en el campo de la Neuropsicología, Psicología y Diversidad Humana.

INMACULADA GABALDON GABALDON

INMACULADA GABALDON GABALDON

Speaker, The Geometry of Restorative Practices

Abogada, mediadora, coach, formadora y facilitadora de Práctias Restaurativas.

Máster universitario en Mediación Civil, Mercantil, Familiar, Penal, Escolar, Comunitaria y Organizaciones complejas por la Universidad CEU- Cardenal Herrera.

Máster en Desarrollo personal y liderazgo por la Universidad de Barelona y el Instituto ESI.

Practitioner, Máster Practitioner, Máster Coaching y Trainer PNL (Programación Neurolingüística).

Diplimada en Coaching Ontológico y Coach Ontologico Senior por la Escuela de Coaching Ontológico de Rafael Echeverría y la consultora internacional Newfield Consulting.

Coach Generativo certificada por la Intenational Association for Generative Change.
Certificada en Código Nuevo (J. Grind
er y C. Bostic).

Insturctora oficial del International Institute for Restaurative Practices (IIRP).

Directora de MediAcción: intervención efectiva en conflictos y gestión del cambio. Escuela de Mediación y Coaching.

Rosa Mª Garrido Ruiz

Speaker, Restorative Justice: an experience with ETA, a terrorist organization

• Licenciada en Derecho por la U.N.E.D. en Madrid con fecha de expedición del título el 13-02-90.

• Criminóloga por el Instituto Universitario de Criminología de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid 1988-1991.

• Educadora de Calle por la Escuela de Educadores de Calle de Madrid, de la Coordinadora de Barrios 1989-1990.

• Cursos completos de Doctorado en Derecho Penal por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid 1993-1995.

• Mediadora Familiar por la Asociación Interdisciplinaria Española de Estudios de la Familia (A.I.E.E.F.), perteneciente al Foro Mundial de Mediación y al Foro Europeo de Mediación Familiar. Curso de 180 horas impartido en 1999 y 40 horas de prácticas realizadas a través de AIEEF.

• Experta Universitaria en Mediación Familiar y Conflictos Menores por la Universidad de Sevilla (250 horas). Curso 2005-2006. Curso de Postgrado.

Marta Gonzalo Quiroga

Marta Gonzalo Quiroga

Speaker, Learning from conflict: mediation as an educational tool

La mediación en la Universidad española: experiencia en la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos".( "Mediation in the Spanish University: experience at the Rey Juan Carlos University

Directora Título Propio Experto en Mediación Universidad Rey Juan Carlos y Profesora Titular ADR/MASC.
Doctora en Derecho por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Profesora Titular de Derecho Internacional Privado, especialista en ADR/MASC, de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos –URJC-.
Mediadora. Árbitro.
Directora y Representante URJC en la Conferencia de Universidades para el Estudio de la Mediación y el Conflicto –CUEMYC-.
Miembro de la Asociación Internacional de Doctores en Métodos Alternos.
Formadora en los Cursos de Mediación y Arbitraje del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (ICAM) y en el Módulo de Mediación en el Máster de Acceso a la Abogacía de la URJC/ICAM (presencial y on line) desde 2013 hasta la actualidad.

Jerome Grimaud

Jerome Grimaud

Speaker, Humanitarian mediation : prospects and opportunities for protection of civilians and humanitarian access

Jérôme Grimaud is a humanitarian worker. He devoted his first missions to protective accompaniment in Central America and to frontline negotiations in the Middle East before becoming a psychosocial support delegate of the International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He gradually specialized in the field of protection, conflict sensitivity, humanitarian access as well as humanitarian mediation and dialogue facilitation, both as a practitioner and a trainer. His humanitarian negotiation and mediation experiences range from negotiating access of medical agencies and civilians at check points in the Palestine territories to facilitating humanitarian mediation processes in the Central African Republic. For the last three years he has developed and piloted third party neutral humanitarian mediation initiatives aiming at improving protection of civilians and humanitarian access for various NGOs, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Red Cross. He is currently working as a roving humanitarian negotiation and mediation field delegate, both with the International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). He is also a mediation trainer for the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution and provides training on humanitarian negotiations and mediation within the Harvard University’s Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action, the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiations lead by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), as well as the European University Network on Humanitarian Assistance (NOHA).

Lorna Lemay

Lorna Lemay

Speaker-Circles Of Peace, The Intersection Of Group Facilitation And Mediation-Canada

Lorna Lemay was born in Regina, SK and has lived most of her life in Ottawa, ON. She achieved her Bachelor of Arts (Criminology/Law); completed two years of law school, and is certified by the International Association of Public Participation, Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution, and Community Mediation Ottawa. She is also a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society, is a trained mediator, and acts as an expert advisor to the Board of the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution. Her work history includes the Federal Court of Canada, Immigration Hearings Officer, and senior public affairs executive with a national, not-for-profit organization. She has extensive experience in the areas of communications, media relations, collaborative decision-making, partnership and trust building, strategic planning, program development and conflict resolution. She is currently the President of LL Concord Consultation & Mediation Services Inc. and the co-founder and CEO of a registered children’s charity, “Chance Foundation”.

Javier Gonzalez Espadas

Javier Gonzalez Espadas

Speaker, Can Mediators and Lawyers Work Effectively Together?

He holds a degree in Business Law from Universidad San Pablo CEU, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and holds a degree in Business and Community Law.
After passing offices such as Cuatrecasas, Garrigues or Écija, he founded his own firm, L & E Abogados, which would eventually become part of Irwin Mitchell, where Javier headed the Madrid Office.
He has a solid background in arbitration and mediation, having completed mediation training at ISDE and CiArb, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (European Branch). He is an accredited mediator and founder of the European Mediation Center (CEMED), the European Arbitration Association (AEADE) and mediator of the Madrid Bar Association.
He is also arbiter of the Spanish Court of Arbitration, European Arbitration Association (AEADE), International Court of Arbitration and Mediation e-Iure and the Madrid Bar Association. He is also a partner of the Spanish Arbitration Club, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and ISMS FORUM, through recognition of his work in the areas of Data Protection and Electronic Commerce.

Rana Halaby-Cooper

Rana Halaby-Cooper

Speaker, Trust Building and Transformation through Intercultural Mediation

Rana started her career in New York supervising foreign banks and later became a London-based economic/financial consultant with Big Four advisory firms. The majority of her consulting work has been setting up and executing restructuring projects where there has been an intercultural dimension, working in and leading cross cultural teams across Asia, the Middle East and Europe and the USA. For over fifteen year, Rana also has been a Director for not for profit organisations that promote the engagement of the British-Arab community through dialogue with the UK government, parliamentarians, NGOs and with civil society at large. Since 2015, Rana has taken a more active role utilising her skills to support organisations dealing with the current worldwide migrant and humanitarian crisis. She has been assisting leading NGOs/human rights and immigration lawyers in providing legal and resettlement support to Syrian and other Arabic-speaking unaccompanied minors from the Calais camps and beyond. Her role has involved interpreting, facilitation, mediation and setting up partnerships across London which support resettlement. Rana is advising a consortium of migrant support charities and NGOs across London. Both Rana’s professional and personal experiences have led to her pursuit of intercultural/cross border corporate and workplace mediation whilst she continues to pursue her humanitarian mediation work for migrants and refugees.

Mª del Mar de Andrés Vázquez

Mª del Mar de Andrés Vázquez

Speaker-Dealing with Difficult Situations in Restorative Justice

Abogada en ejercicio y Mediadora. Como mediadora colabora activamente con distintas entidades en los programas de Mediación aprobados por el CGPJ, y que desarrollan instituciones como Mediarglobal ,Mediaicam, Fundación de Derechos Civiles, y Fundación Signum, en los ámbitos familiar, social y penal. De forma privada, además, realiza a petición de instituciones privadas y despachos profesionales mediaciones en el ámbito civil y mercantil. A nivel docente ha dirigido, coordinado y participado como ponente en cursos y talleres de mediación impartidos por Colegios Profesionales, Universidades, Cámaras de Comercio y entidades privadas. Ha ocupado y ocupa cargos de responsabilidad en Asociaciones cuyo fin entre otros es la difusión y consolidación de la mediación como sistema alternativo y/o complementario de resolución de conflictos.

Christian Lamm

Christian Lamm

Speaker-Learning from our Past Errors- Opportunities for the Future-Spain

Owner of a consulting practice specialized in personal development and conflict management, Christian is also a counsel member of the Bartolome & Briones, SLP. Having intervened in over 100 mediations, mostly in civil and commercial matters, he now acts as a mediator for the German Commercial Chamber in Spain and is a founding member of CEMED (Centro de Mediación y Solución de Conflictos).

Silvia Landa Ocón

Silvia Landa Ocón

Speaker,

Licenciada en Derecho(Universidad de Zaragoza):

Post-grado: Escuela de Práctica Jurídica (UR).
Finalizados Cursos de Doctorado (UR).
Experta Universitaria en Orientación y Mediación Familiar (UNED). Experta Universitaria en Criminología (UNED).
EXPERIENCIA
Abogada en ejercicio, con despacho propio desde noviembre de1997 a la actualidad. Colegiada 1.190.
Mediadora desde 2009 en el ámbito privado.

Mediadora Penal integrante del Equipo de Mediación que trabajó ante los juzgados (instrucción y penal) de Logroño y Calahorra (La Rioja), formando parte del Equipo de Estudio e Investigación con objeto de elaborar protocolo de actuación e intervención en Mediación Penal Intra-judicial y perfeccionar las técnicas e instrumentos de Mediación, hasta su finalización.
Mediadora del Servicio de Mediación Intra-judicial del Gobierno de La Rioja desde 2010 a la actualidad en civil, familiar y penal.

Juan José de Lanuza Torres

Juan José de Lanuza Torres

Speaker-Dealing with Difficult Situations in Restorative Justice

Es licenciado en Psicología en la especialidad clínica y tuitulado Master en Psicología Forense. Desarrolla su actividad profesional como psicólogo clínico y forense como Perito del Tribunal de la Rota y de las Administraciones de Justicia de la Comunidad de Madrid y de Valencia, actividades que compagina con su trabajo como mediador titulado en Mediación Penal y Justicia Restaurativa.

En mediación, es miembro del equipo de Mediación Penal adscrito al Juzgado de lo Penal nº1 de Alcalá de Henares.

En la actualidad dirige el Gabinete de Psicología Clínico-Forense EASO y es Presidente y miembro fundador de la Asociación de Mediación MEDIARGLOBAL, de la que es, en la actualidad , su presidente.

En el año 2011 publicó el libro “Interrogatorio. Tecnología de la comunicación en el ámbito jurídico” (Edit. Difusión Jurídica 2.011), y en el año 2012 “Despropósitos de la comunicación humana” (Ed. Crealite 2012).

Jaime Ledesma del Busto

Jaime Ledesma del Busto

Speaker, Family Mediation

Psicopedagogo, Educador Especial y Mediador Familiar.

Desde el inicio de su trayectoria profesional ha enfocado su línea de trabajo hacia la infancia y la familia, particularmente al mundo de la adopción y el acogimiento.
Ha colaborado profesionalmente con diferentes ECAI y entidades relacionadas con adopción e infancia.
Es miembro activo de La VOZ de los Adoptados desde su fundación en España. Actualmente, es gerente de madOp (mediación, postadopción y psicopedagogía) y docente en diferentes Postgrados y Másteres profesionales en Universidades de Madrid y Barcelona.
Participa como ponente en diversos Congresos, Jornadas y cursos sociales, familiares y educativos.
Entre sus publicaciones destaca, como autor principal: ‘Mediación Familiar en Búsqueda de Orígenes; el encuentro con mi espejo biológico’. Ed:Grupo5.Madrid,2012.

Cesar Llorente

Cesar Llorente

Speaker-Mediation and Consumers: banks, insurance, construction and providers
Asier Lopez de Zarraga Gereño

Asier Lopez de Zarraga Gereño

Speaker, Collaborative Law

Conflict manager and facilitator of communication processes Collaborative Law.
Of origin, graduated in IVEF and intense experience in sports and educational field, he founded and directed the company Kirolekin SL. dedicated to sports management. Subsequently he formed in Executive Coaching equipment and systemic, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Collaborative Negotiation, Emotional Intelligence and NLP. He founded the company Orekan Bizi SL. shaping a professional project focused on conflict management by facilitating experiential training spaces, executive, systemic and equipment advice and intervention in conflict management, both within the company and personally generating projects in synergy and collaboration with other organizations and professionals.

Santiago Madrid Liras

Santiago Madrid Liras

Speaker-Learning from our Past Errors- Opportunities for the Future-Spain

Degree in Psychology at COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSITY OF MADRID, Master’s Degree in Behavioral Clinical Psychology at LURIA Psychology Center, Master’s Degree in Mediation, Negotiation and other ADR by CARLOS III UNIVERSITY, Degree of Expert in Mediation con Label of Excellence at COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSITY OF MADRID
Affiliate Scholar at the Center for Narrative and Conflict Resolution (Director: Sara Cobb) of GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY (Virginia, USA).
President of Instituto Motivacional Estratégico (Strategic Motivational Institute, IMOTIVA in Spanish). Mediation in the family environment and in Organizations, and Psychotherapy.

Álvaro Mendiola

Álvaro Mendiola

Speaker, Can Mediators and Lawyers Work Effectively Together?

Lawyer with extensive contentious experience (judicial and arbitral) in distribution law, energy, competition law and in claims arising from the sale of companies.

Has intervened in the restructuring procedures of six major automotive distribution networks in Spain.

For many years,he has been representing leading clients in the energy sector (gas, electricity and renewable energy) in the resolution of their contractual disputes, business collaboration agreements and the sale of companies and strategic assets. He has brought to the Spanish courts very significant cases concerning competition law. He was the director who obtained the first civil sentence in Spain in which he was convicted to satisfy damages for infringement of competition law (judgment of the Commercial Court No. 5 of Madrid of 11/11/05).

From 2009 to 2013 he was director of the practice of Arbitration and Litigation of Cuatrecasas with more than one hundred and fifty professionals dedicated to litigation and civil and commercial arbitration.

Emilio Navas

Emilio Navas

Speaker-Learning from our Past Errors- Opportunities for the Future-Spain

@escribanonavas
Emilio is a founder of the firm Parra & Asociados in Madrid and an Argentinian and Spanish lawyer. He received a doctorate in law at the University of Comillas and obtained his DEA in Roman law at the UNED. He is currently an active mediator in the field of civil and commercial mediation, registered in the Register of Mediators of the Ministry of Justice and a Member of the Madrid Association of Mediators and Mediation Pactum International Association. Member of the organizing committee of the World Mediation Madrid Summit-2015, he
also teaches civil and commercial mediation for MediaIcam, and in Alicante.

Tomás Prieto Moraleda

Tomás Prieto Moraleda

Speaker, Digital Activism in Mediation: The Digital Identity and the online reputation of mediators

• Abogado, Experto en Criminología y Máster en Mediación.
• Socio fundador de Logic Cost Abogados. Mediación y Abogacía Colaborativa Online.
• Director de A Mediar Gabinete de Mediación. Granada.
• Vicepresidente del FEDD – Foro de Expertos en Derecho Digital.
• Vocal de la Junta directiva del Grupo de Nuevas Tecnologías del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Granada.
• Diplomado en Emprendimiento y Comunicación Digital, Gestor y Dinamizador de Contenidos en Redes Sociales para empresas.
• Colaborador en la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid en el Experto de Mediación (2015/2016), taller sobre “Activismo Digital de la Mediación”.
• Ponente en múltiples talleres y ponencias con “El Activismo Digital de la Mediación”.
• Colaborador con la Editorial Jurídica Sepín, News Jurídicas (Lawyerpress, Diario Jurídico) y otras plataformas digitales.
• Colaborador con #EspacioTIC en Law&Trends (mesual).
• Director y creador de contenidos en Blog A Mediar Premio AMMI 2015 al mejor Blog de Mediación. Medalla al Mérito Profesional 2017.
• Gestor de Contenidos en la Web Corporativa Abogados Logic Cost.
• Diseño de proyectos Digitales desde el Design Thinking – StartUp.

María Quero Mapelli

María Quero Mapelli

Speaker, Family Mediation

Licenciada en Psicología y Experta en Mediación y Gestión de Conflictos. Socia Fundadora
de Mediación Siglo 21 donde actualmente desempeña el ejercicio de su carrera como
mediadora en distintos ámbitos: familiar, escolar, vecinal y en las organizaciones.

Docente y examinadora en materia de mediación y gestión de conflictos en diferentes centros: Comité Olímpico Español; Universidad Rey Juan Carlos; Universidad Francisco de Vitoria; Universidad Internacional de Andalucía; Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid; Colegio de Arquitectos Técnicos de Madrid; Legálitas; Grupo AMMA; Ballesol; Asociación Madrileña de Mediadores y diversos centros escolares.

licencia Santiago Ignacio Quiroz

licencia Santiago Ignacio Quiroz

Speaker, Mediation in our Educational System

Master en Derecho Constitucional y Políticas Gubernamentales por la Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila (facultad de jurisprudencia, Saltillo), profesor de cátedra en Mecanismos Alternativos de Solución de Controversias en ITESM Saltillo, formador de facilitadores en mediación y justicia restaurativa (docente certificado SETEC-SEGOB), mediador certificado en Coahuila, Nuevo León y Tamaulipas, México.

Maria Concepción Rayon

Maria Concepción Rayon

Speaker-Mediation and Consumers: banks, insurance, construction and providers

Maria Concepción Rayon
# Maria Concepción Rayon
Doctor of Law, Maria has been teaching Civil Procedure Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Law of New Information Technologies and Telecommunications, Extrajudicial Conflict Resolution and Professional Ethics. Since 2010 she is also a professor at the Police Academy of the Community of Madrid. As a researcher, she has
directed several research projects and is currently working full time on a research project of Criminal Procedural Law at the Complutense University of Madrid. Maria is a lawyer and has published more than 50 publications on various topics in prestigious law journals. She has directed more than 40 accredited courses and seminars and was a member of the Board of the Robert Schuman Institute for European Studies deste 2002-2012.

Vicente Rodrigo

Vicente Rodrigo

Speaker-Mediation and Consumers: banks, insurance, construction and providers
Beatriz Rodriguez de la Flor de Marcos

Beatriz Rodriguez de la Flor de Marcos

Speaker-Mediation and Consumers: banks, insurance, construction and providers

Beatriz Rodríguez de la Flor de Marcos FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA
Mediadora Civil y Mercantil por la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid- Arquitecto Técnico por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid- Coach Ejecutivo por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Inscrita en el Registro Nacional de Mediadores del Ministerio de Justicia.
TRAYECTORIA PROFESIONAL MEDIACIÓN
Directora Gerente del Gabinete de Mediación Empresarial BDR&Med. www.bdrandmed.com
Coordinadora General y Miembro del Comité Técnico del Centro de Mediación de la Construcción del COAATM Colegio de Aparejadores, Arquitectos Técnicos e Ingenieros de la edificación de Madrid.

Fernando Rodriguez Prieto

Fernando Rodriguez Prieto

Speaker-Learning from our Past Errors- Opportunities for the Future-Spain

Fernando Rodríguez Prieto has been a notary since 1988,and performs also as arbitrator and mediator. He has been promoter from the Notarial College of Madrid of the Signum Foundation, an institution dedicated to study, disseminate and provide professional services in the field of out-of-court dispute resolution, with a special effort to extend quality mediation in Spain. Fernando is currently Patron and Executive Vice President of the Institution. He has written numerous papers, articles and chapters on civil, commercial, real estate and notarial law, and specifically on ADRs, a subject in which he has been interested both in his theoretical study and in his practice. He has been mediator in numerous civil, family and commercial conflicts. He is part of the group of mediator notaries of the CNUE.

Francisco Manuel Serrano

Francisco Manuel Serrano

Speaker, Can Mediators and Lawyers Work Effectively Together?

Francisco M. Serrano is a partner in the Litigation and Arbitration department of Garrigues, a firm where he has practically developed his entire professional career.
His extensive experience in international arbitration with the most recognized institutions, mainly in Europe (such as CCI, LCIA, Zurich Chamber of Commerce), in conflicts in which the language of the arbitration is English, has placed him as one of the The practice of international arbitration of the dispatch. He has participated in some of the most relevant disputes of the last few years, processed by Garrigues, of a contractual nature, advising and defending customers in the industrial, construction, financial, shipping, automotive, hotel or pharmaceutical sectors.
He also has extensive experience in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, particularly in cases of unfair competition, distribution and in the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards.
He is a trainer of the Master‘s Degree in Access to the Law of the Autonomous University of Madrid, having been also for several years of the Master’s Degree in Business Law at the same University. He has also been a speaker in the Law of Energy of the Spanish Energy Club since 2010 and has participated as speaker in seminars and conferences of various centers specialized in arbitration and mediation (IBA, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kiev Arbitrations Days of Ukranian Bar Association, etc.).
Francisco M. Serrano is a member of the Bar Association in Madrid, and belongs to the Spanish Arbitration Club, being a member of its Mediation Committee.

Mari Luz Sánchez García-Arista

Mari Luz Sánchez García-Arista

Speaker, Learning from conflict: mediation as an educational tool

Mediación Educativa : aprendizaje de la convivencia y prevención del bullying en Educación Secundaria” (Educational Mediation: learning of coexistence and prevention of bullying in Secondary Education)

Es miembro del equipo del Título Propio de la Universidad Complutense de
Madrid “Máster en Mediación y Gestión de Conflictos”, como docente y
coordinadora de Prácticas.
Es coordinadora del Área de Mediación Educativa en el Instituto Complutense de Mediación (IMEDIA).
Es mediadora, formando parte del Equipo de Mediación del Instituto Complutense de Mediación (IMEDIA).
Es formadora de mediadores, colaborando con diversas universidades, en España, Ecuador y Portugal (Madeira), así como con varios colegios profesionales.
Es formadora autónoma en cursos de profesorado sobre temas diversos relacionados con la Función docente, los Planes de Mejora de la Convivencia, la Resolución de conflictos y la Mediación.
Tiene amplia experiencia en Educación: en Infantil, Primaria, Secundaria y con menores en riesgo de exclusión social y laboral, desde el aula, diferentes cargos directivos y proyectos de innovación.

Jessica Tallman

Jessica Tallman

Moderator

Jessica Tallman is currently working for Mediation International as an intern while completing her Masters of International Communication with the Geert Hofstede Consortium with both Hanze University of Applied Science of Groningen, The Netherlands as well as IULM Universita of Milan, Italy.

Canadian born, she has lived and studied abroad for almost 10 years and has a developed a talent for intercultural mediation which she plans to pursue in the future.

After graduation she plans to take her previous and current international experience and knowledge into the field of mediation.

Matt Thorpe

Matt Thorpe

Transformative Mediation: Relationship Learning Circles and Coaching-Canada

Matt Thorpe, Senior Director of M. Thorpe & Associates Inc. is an Aboriginal Canadian man whose people were known as the Peace Makers. Matt specializes in workplace conflict resolution, ADR learning circles, coaching and family interventions working with cultural differences, sexual discrimination, mental illness, accommodations, harassment complaints and workplace violence. With a focus on authentic conversation, Matt is gifted with the ability to create a safe place which inspires people to talk about unsafe things. His own personal story is remarkable and his Indian name which translates to ‘tornado’ in English, is a true sign of the experience that all audiences gain from his performance.

Sophie Tkemaladze

Sophie Tkemaladze

Speaker, The Value Of Intercultural Experiences In A Global Economy

Assistant-Professor in Private Law
Sophie Tkemaladze is an independent practitioner (mediator, arbitrator, dispute systems designer) and a consultant advising international organizations (USAID, ADB, UNDP) as well as Georgian public agencies and professional associations on various aspects of dispute resolution system and policy.

Ms. Tkemaladze helped found Georgian Association of Arbitrators, advised on drafting first ever Code of Ethics for Georgian arbitrators and was a lead drafter of the amendments to the Law of Georgia on Arbitration which was passed in 2015. She has also designed the first court-annexed mediation Pilot, training modules for mediators, judges and lawyers, and contributed to drafting amendments to the Civil Procedure Code related to court-annexed mediation.

She is currently Assistant Professor of International Commercial Arbitration & Sales Law at New Vision University where she is also founder and co-director of the Center for Communication and Leadership.

Ms. Tkemaladze holds Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, LL.M. in International Business Law from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) and a Diploma in Law from Tbilisi State University. She is a Massachusetts accredited mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

Javier Torán Zufía

Javier Torán Zufía

Speaker, Collaborative Law

Member of the Board of the Association of Collaborative Law Madrid, is also coordinator of its working groups. Develop collaborative practice in family environment in ResMedia, office which he founded. It also conducts training projects and intervention in conflict resolution for the Madrid City Council and the Courts of Getafe and Leganés.

Abogado colegiado ejerciente en el Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid. o Derecho de familia y empresa familiar
o Resolucióndeconflictos.
▪ Ponente y formador en Resolución de Conflictos del Ayuntamiento de Madrid (Distrito Centro).
o DerechoColaborativo.
o Negociación.
o Mediación.
▪ Miembro de la Junta Directiva de la Asociación de Derecho
Colaborativo de Madrid.
▪ Miembro del Consejo de Redacción de la publicación científica Revista de Mediación.
▪ Miembro de Pactum Internacional
▪ Fundador de ResMedia, Resolución de Conflictos.

Anna Vall Riuz

Anna Vall Riuz

Speaker, Pride And Prejudice: A Mediation Review

Licenciada en Derecho, reconocimiento de la suficiencia investigadora por la Universidad de Barcelona y doctoranda con título de tesis inscrito: “Justicia Restaurativa y Mediación en Derecho Penal”

•Máster en “Gestión y resolución de Conflictos: Mediación”. Formación avanzada en la gestión y resolución de conflictos, Organizado por “Les Heures” Fundación Bosch y Gimpera (Universidad de Barcelona)

•Curso “Methods of the Harvard Negotiation Project” Harvard Law School -Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts (EEUU) ( año 2000)

•Profesora asociada de la Universidad de Barcelona de la asignatura “Medios alternativos de Resolución de Conflictos” y “Victimología” del grado de Criminología.

•Coordinadora del Máster de Mediación del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Valencia y la Universidad CEU
•Coordinadora del Centro de Mediación del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Valencia

•Directora de Logos Media, entidad dedicada a la gestión colaborativa de conflictos, a la mediación y a la formación en el ámbito de la Gestión pacífica y colaborativa de conflictos.

Paola Vitali

Paola Vitali

Speaker, Mandatory Pre-Judicial Mediation: An Option For Spain?

Paola is originally from Latina, near Rome but has practiced in Spain since 1997, where she was admitted to join the Bar Counsel of Barcelona.

She has participated in a large number of M&A transactions and provides recurring advice on corporate, commercial and contractual matters to a wide range of clients, enabling her to gain a broad understanding of commercial transactions as a whole, while consolidating her expertise in the cross-border corporate and commercial industry in Italy and Spain

Prior to joining Giambrone, Paola was Head of the Italian Desk at Euroconsell Economic Legal in Barcelona and has spent a significant portion of her career in Italy, as an associate at Nascani law firm.

In the academic field, she was a visiting professor in Latina where she taught a specialist course on corporate law.

Paola is also an international mediator and an arbitrator at the Arbitration Court of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Barcelona (TACCIB)

She is licensed to practice law in Spain and Italy.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:

Degree in law (Summa Cum Laude) from Università La Sapienza in Rome (1995).
Master of EU and International Law (LLM) from Barcelona University (1996)
Master of civil and commercial mediation from Ilustre Colegio Abogados de Barcelona (ICAB) (2014)

Carmen Aja Tuiz

Carmen Aja Tuiz

Speaker, Collaborative Law

President of the Association of Collaborative Law and Vice President of FEDECOB Madrid.
Collaborative lawyer, practicing in Madrid in Family Law and Labor Law.

Abogada colegiada en el Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid desde 2011.
Derecho de familia.
o Derecho laboral y sindical. o Resolución de conflictos.
Ponente y formadora en Resolución de conflictos en foros nacionales e internacionales.
Derecho Colaborativo. o Negociación.
o Negociación y género.
Vicepresidenta de la Federación de Derecho y Práctica colaborativa.
Miembro de la Junta Directiva y Presidenta de la Asociación de Derecho Colaborativo de Madrid.
Asociada y colaboradora de la Asociación de Derecho Colaborativo de Euskadi.
Asociada de la International Academy of Collaborative Profesionals ( IACP).
Fundadora de DIVORCIO COLABORATIVO MADRID.

Ana Armesto

Ana Armesto

Speaker, Collaborative Law

President of FEDECOB-Federación de Derecho y Práctica Colaborativa (Spanish Collaborative Law Federation)
Ana Armesto is a Collaborative Lawyer, Mediator, Arbitrator, and Executive coach, and she has over 20 years of experience in conflict resolution and as a trainer in these matters.
Lawyer specialized in commercial, M&A, international investment, joint ventures, project management and Corporate Governance matters for more than 30 years, has developed his professional career as Partner in Arthur Andersen (now Deloitte) and Garrigues Abogados.
Ana has significant experience in mediation, negotiation and facilitation. Arbitrator in corporate, commercial, financial and construction matters for more than 20 years. Accredited Mediator in business conflicts. Founder member of the Club Español del Arbitraje, she is member of its Mediation Commission. Ana is also member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF).
As practitioner of Collaborative Law, Ana is the President of FEDECOB-Federación de Derecho y Práctica Colaborativa (Spanish Collaborative Law Federation) and member of the Standards Committee of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).
Member of the board of directors of different entities and of the Spanish organization of directors “Instituto de Consejeros Administradores (IC-A)”.
Regular speaker at seminars, conferences and congress, Ana is an ADR´s university professor at Master level and trainer in negotiation skills.

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