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World Mediation Summit – Madrid, July 1-4, 2014 – schedule and speakers

World Mediation Summit – Madrid, July 1-4, 2014 – schedule and speakers
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03:30 2014

We are continually updating our schedule as new speakers sign up for the World Mediation Summit-Madrid 2014. We have begun to solicit speakers and have already been overwhelmed by the number of highly qualified speakers interested in participating. Currently we have International organizations, International Ambassadors, Embassy Dignitaries and internationally acclaimed Mediators scheduled to speak at the Summit. Note that changes regarding speakers and panel members are possible. Please keep checking our website for updates and don’t forget, you can still save money if you register now!

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Speakers and panel members

John Allen, LL.M., Canadian Ambassador to Spain – Madrid (participant) …


Mario Appiano, Ph.D., Founder of AEQUITAS Italy – Turin …

Mediator and trainer, lawyer admitted to plead in front of Italian Supreme Court, Ph.D. in European Law, master on China Law, NLP Master Trainer (NLP- University, Santa Crux, California, USA), founder of one of the oldest private mediation institute in Italy, author of many publications on mediation.


‘Lack of coherence in promoting mediation for civil and commercial disputes: the Italian case’

For about two yers (2010-2012), mandatory mediation has existed in Italy. The reactions arised, the mistakes made, the misinformation given and the successes obtained offer interesting insights on how to promote mediation in a concrete way, so testing “in the field” the suggestions given by the Council of Europe. The way in which Italian law was finally transformed, ending that experiment, brings to reflect if there is a lobby against mediation. Is an Ec directive sufficient to develop mediation in the continent or more concrete action is required?

Relevance to Conference:

Accordingly to U.N. Guidelines, “Effective mediation requires a supportive external environment … The actions of other States can help to reinforce a mediated solution or detract from it … a mediator must be accepted, credible and well supported (p.5) … However, support from civil society and other stakeholders cannot be taken for granted, as some of these actors may have hard-line positions and oppose the mediation (p.11)”.


Evi Avlogiari, LL.M., Founder and President of ADR Hellenic Centre – Thessaloniki  …

Evi Avlogiari, LL.M. – Thessaloniki, has many educational and professional positions: Lawyer (Bar Association of Thessasloniki), Accredited Mediator (CiArb London), Accredited Trainer (The Toolkit Company & CEDR), LLB & LLM in “Medical Law and Bioethics” (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Basic trainer in Mediation Training Institute of Thessaloniki and ADR Group (UK), Member of Thessaloniki’s Bar Mediation Committee, Representative and member of the Executive Committee of Hellenic Mediators’ Association, Founder and President of ADR Hellenic Centre, Member in International Association of Sports Law.


Ayo Ayoola-Amale, LLM, Senior Lecturer Ghana Technology University  – Accra …

Ayo Ayoola-Amale, LLM – Accra is an educator, lawyer, peace builder, etc. She is the founder / president Splendors of Dawn Poetry Foundation (Nigeria & Ghana). She looks for innovative ways to promote peace through poetry and art. A senior lecturer Ghana Technology University, she has more than eighteen years’ legal experience as law tutor and legal practitioner handling a diverse civil litigation caseload and over a decade practice as a peace builder. She was a senior lecturer and head of law at Kings University, Ghana. A Columnist and a skilled communicator who is able to combine and deliver complex information to different audience, Ayo is continuously striving to help the youth realize their potential as agents of positive social change.

She is known for an interactive teaching style that encourages, inspires and develop rigorous and critical thinking in students while facilitating learning. Constantly focused on mediation and peace-building, she believes that peace is a culture that we build by educating young people. She is the president of Women International League for Peace and Freedom, Ghana section, President -Africa of Global Harmony Association, Vice- President Global Harmony Association and the Muse of Poetic Harmony in Africa.


Francis Belle, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court – Counsel at Attorney General’s Chambers – British Virgin Islands …


Guillermo Bendicho Gonzalez, Secretary of ADYPAM – Madrid …


Antonio Berlanga Sanchez / Jose Herrera Arrando – Jefatura Policia Local Valencia – Valencia …

Licenciado en Criminología y diplomado en Trabajo social Universidad de Valencia, Master Mediación Penal y Justicia restaurativa Universidad de Valencia, Coordinador operativo servicio de Mediación Policial (Policia Local de Valencia), Ilustre Colegio Profesional de Criminólogos C.V. Diputado Junta Provincial Valencia. Coordinador de la sección de Seguridad Pública. European Project Consultant (Experto seguridad urbana, programas de prevención, community policing & police mediation) , ha participado en diversos proyectos europeos entre ellos:

EU Projects. Expert- Coordinator:

• “Safeland” Safe Neighbourhoods and Schools across Europe.

• “Falprev” Innovative strategies to prevente re-offending.

• “Selpe” SharingExperienceinlocal PolicinginEurope

• “ICP” Improving Community Policing. Police Proximity & Policemediation

EU Projects. Assistant:

• Hera”Gender-basedviolenceandpolicemanagement.

• Pol-Primett:PartnershipAimedattacklingmetaltheft

• Pol- Primett II : Partnership Aimed at tackling metal theft

- Conferenciante y ponente en diversas universidades y congresos internacionales, así como formador y capacitador a Fuerzas y Cuerpos de Seguridad .


Kevin Brown, Ph.D.c., Mediation International – Madrid …


Anca Ciuca, CEO Romanian Mediation Council 2007 – 2012 – Bucharest  …


Oscar Conforti, Ph.D.c., Acuredo Justo – Alicante …

Director of community Mediation Service of Alicante City-hall.

Lawyer, specialized in negotiation, arbitration and mediation.

University Professor at Universidad Oberta de Cataluña.

Main director of Acuerdo Justo developer of Mediar On-Line, e-mediation software.


Daniel Erdmann, Ph.D., World Mediation Organization – Berlin …

Daniel Erdmann, Ph.D., World Mediation Organization – Berlin, during his educational path, from Foundation to Conflict Management, he discovered the fascinating and challenging context of Intercultural Communication and Conflict Negotiation. This made him study Mediation in Germany, Spain, Austria and Gambia. On receiving his Master’s Degree in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, he completed, as first person worldwide, a Ph.D. Program dedicated to Mediation only.

Today, he is the Director General of the World Mediation Organization (WMO), and a Professor and Director of the School of Mediation at EUCLID University, where he created the proper Faculty of Mediation and Conflict Resolution and designed the corresponding curricula. By acting as a COTIPSO Training Partner and Thesis Advisor at the Peace Operations Training Institute, he built a direct linkage to the field of peace making and peace support. He published several books and training manuals on Mediation and Conflict Negotiation. All professional skills are provided in English, Spanish and German language.


Dr. Michael Gottlob, Amnesty International – Berlin …

Dr. Michael Gottlob, Amnesty International – Berlin, born 1950, studied history, philosophy and German literature at the universities of Berlin (FU), Edinburgh, Bochum. Dr. phil. at the University of Heidelberg in 1988. Professional activity as German language teacher for migrants and as visiting lecturer in German language and literature at universities in Italy (Catania, Bergamo) and India (Karnatak University, Dharwad), many years with the German AcademicExchange Service. Research fellow at theCentre for Interdisciplinary Researchat Bielefeld University 1994-96. Numerous publications on the history ofhistoriography, intercultural comparisonof historical thinking and the politicaluse of the past (last: History and Politics in Post-colonial India, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011). Member of Amnesty International since 1969, currently spokesperson of the India Co-group of the German section.


Jo Holland, CEO Small Claims Mediation – Leicester …

Jo Holland, CEO Small Claims Mediation – Leicester, is a  CEDR trained and accredited mediator specializing in small claim disputes. Her experience extends to in excess of 800 mediations. Jo was a civil servant who went through a tough assessment process to determine if she had natural skills to become a mediator, she was successful and promoted to senior manager level and undertook her training by CEDR. Unlike most mediators fresh out of training, Jo took over the East Midlands Court Circuit and set up the HMCTS Small Claims Mediation Service. Immediately mediating 4 cases every day along with fully managing the service, its’ administration and liaison with the Judiciary and stakeholders. Jo achieved a settlement rate of 90% and 100% client satisfaction.

Having spent 20 years in the Civil Service, and looking for a new challenge, Jo made the decision to leave to realise her dream of setting up her own private mediation practice. Using her knowledge of the HMCTS model she has developed a service offering proportionate dispute resolution using telephone and has extended that model to include ODR in light of the EU Directive on ADR/ODR Consumer Redress. Jo’s aim was to create an affordable accessible service for users and steady work for mediators and has established herself as the market leader in small claims mediation. Jo has a large panel of mediators working across the UK and has developed links in other European countries to establish her type of mediation service for small claim disputes. Jo has challenged the way disputes are resolved and has raised the profile of mediation, demonstrating to large organisations the huge benefits of using mediation rather than adjudication.

She convinced the largest UK Government backed tenancy deposit scheme to run a mediation pilot alongside their adjudication scheme, the pilot has already demonstrated faster dispute resolution, reduction in complaints, higher customer satisfaction and significant cost savings for the not for profit organisation. Her proposal to the largest UK law firm franchise was accepted and the launch for a joint small claims service is expected January 2014. Whilst sounding like a cliche, Jo has the kind of passion and determination that will ensure she continues to bring small claims under the spotlight, and as a result reduces the burden on the courts that the high volume of these disputes creates.


C.V. H.E. Mr. Masood KHALILI – Kabul …

C.V. H.E. Mr. Masood KHALILI – Kabul, is the current Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the Kingdom of Spain. He earlier served in the corresponding way in Turkey, India, Pakistan. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and offers a broad expertise regarding international negotiation and supporting international NGOs. Participated in bilateral and multilateral meetings on behalf of the Afghan Government, with President Carter, President Bush (Senior), President Mubarek, President Khatami, President Zia-ul-Haq, King Fahd, Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

He was invited to offer lectures at different universities such as George Town, Columbia, Princeton, Achan (Germany), Azhar (Egipt), Bilkent, Baskent, Ankara, Intanbul University (Turkey), Vienna (Austria), Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamic University (India), Beijin (China), University of Leon (Spain) etc.


Jennifer Kresge, M.A., Napa Valley Leadership Council – St. Helena / USA …


Juan Jose de Lanuza Torres, Executive Management of Clinical-Forensic Psychology Office EASO – Madrid …

Juan Jose de Lanuza Torres. Graduate in Psychology by (UNED-Spain), Clinical Specialty. Further training with several master’s degrees in Clinical and Forensic Psychology, as well as other studies and university qualifications,  Expert in Criminal Mediation, among others.

Professionally, combining the Executive Management of Clinical-Forensic Psychology Office EASO, located in Madrid, and expertise activity in Justice Administration of  Valencian Generalitat. Working for eight years as Psychologist for the Criminal Victims Service and Judge Advice in Madrid Preliminary Investigation and Summary Courts. Nowdays, working as Mediator for the Criminal Mediation Service in Alcalá de Henares, Courts 1 and 4. Member of executive council