ICC Poland
Charity Christmas Dinner

Conference on Disability Inclusion in International Arbitration: Make Arbitration a Better Place


The long-awaited ICC Poland Charity Christmas Dinner is just around the corner.

This year’s celebration promises to be an exceptional evening, featuring a festive dinner and a charity auction to raise funds for Fundacja Centrum Edukacji Niewidzialna.

The foundation provides psychological support to people with disabilities and their loved ones, especially to those living with blindness or visual impairment. It undertakes educational initiatives aimed at supporting their independence and dignified lives. It also offers scholarships for youth with disabilities.

Join us, invite your friends, and get ready for another night full of surprises and Christmas spirit!

This year we have another opportunity to celebrate as the ICC Guide to Disability Inclusion in International Arbitration and ADR was published on 30 October 2023. On this occasion we invite you to join the conference on Disability Inclusion in International Arbitration taking place on the same day as the ICC Poland Charity Christmas Dinner.

The aim of the conference is to discuss how disability inclusion can become a standard feature of arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The discussion promises to shed light on the disability inclusion topic that so far has received little attention within the arbitration and ADR community.

You can download the ICC Guide to Disability Inclusion in International Arbitration and ADR here.

On behalf of the ICC Poland Arbitration Commission and the ICC Poland Charity Christmas Dinner Organising Committee Justyna Szpara, Monika Diehl, Natalia Jodłowska, Aleksandra Orzeł-Jakubowska, Alicja Zielińska-Eisen as well as our junior colleagues Jan Ciaptacz, Olga Marcinkowska, Szymon Tkaczyk, and Agata Zwolankiewicz and Łucja Nowak, as co-chair of the Conference organizing committee

Date & Time:

Conference: starts at 9:00

ICC Poland Charity Christmas Dinner: starts at 18:00

Secure your spot by registering before Monday, 4 December!

Location & Logistics:

Guests of the ICC Poland Charity Christmas Dinner and participants of the Conference held on the same day can book a room at Hotel Verte with a 10% discount off the daily rate using the code ICC Poland. To make a reservation, please contact the hotel at +48 22 346 1605 or reservation@hotelverte.com by 1 December 2023.

Festive attire is recommended to ICC Poland Charity Christmas Dinner guests!


Morning Programme – Conference

9:00 – 9:45 : Introduction and welcome

Dr Cezary Wiśniewski

Justyna Szpara

9:45 – 10:15 : ICC Guide to Disability Inclusion in International Arbitration and ADR: background, purpose and rationale

What is “disability” vs “ability”

How can arbitration benefit from disability inclusion

Katherine Ramo (remotely)

10:15 – 11:15 : How to include disability inclusion on the agenda of international arbitration and ADR

Practical recommendations for the arbitral tribunals, arbitral institutions and counsel.

Gustav Flecke-Giammarco – moderator


  • Nikola Nikolic
  • Thomas Vail
  • Sergii Melnyk
11:15 – 11:45 : Coffee break
11:45 – 12:45 : Reasonable accommodation: between efficiency, procedural fairness and inclusiveness; is a clash inevitable? Debate

Courtney Lotfi – moderator

  • Petra Pataki
  • Monika Diehl
  • Agnieszka Zarówna
  • Agnieszka Majka
12:45 – 13:45 : Mindfulness exercise: how to make arbitration a better place?

Łucja Nowak – moderator

  • Michał Jochemczak
  • Małgorzata Surdek – Janicka
  • Paulina Zaborowska
  • Jakub Bogucki
13:45 : Wrap-up followed by lunch

Todd Weiler (remotely)

Evening Programme – ICC Poland Charity Christmas Dinner

18:00-18:30 : Very Merry Registration and Welcome Drinks
18:30-18:45 : Welcome by ICC Poland

Justyna Szpara

Dr. Cezary Wiśniewski

18:45-22:00 : Christmas Dinner and Charity Auction


Participation in the Conference is free of charge! Number of participants is limited – first come first served basis apply.

The price of the ICC Poland Charity Christmas Dinner tickets vary:

Standard: PLN 430 (PLN 529 gross)
Sponsoring organization/ law firm: PLN 380 (PLN 467 gross)
Under-30: PLN 400 (PLN 492 gross)


Apologies, registration for this event is already closed.




The 2023 ICC Poland Charity Christmas Dinner would not be possible without the generous sponsorship offered by prominent law firms, experts and advisors. We sincerely thank you all for your support:


For any inquiries regarding the event or sponsorship opportunities please contact: