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Honored Guests, ILI-Istanbul
Leadership, Faculty and Supporters
gather at the inception of
ILI's newest institute in
Istanbul, Turkey
Ümit Hergüner Founding Partner
Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership;
Ambassador Bilge Cankorel of Turkey;
Prof. Don Wallace, Jr, Chairman of ILI;
Turgut Tarhanli, Dean of Bilgi Law School
Ümit Hergüner, formally announces
the formation of ILI-Istanbul


The International Law Institute (ILI), together with Istanbul Bilgi University and the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD) proudly launched the newest ILI regional center in Istanbul, Turkey.

The launch event took place at Istanbul Bilgi University and attracted law professionals, academicians and national media. Chairman of ILI, Prof. Don Wallace, was one of the speakers at the event and stated: "I am very pleased to participate in this launch of our regional center in Istanbul. ILI has trained approximately 30,000 individuals-lawyers, civil servants, engineers and managers, judges and young academicians-over the years. Our Istanbul institute will have its own board, and is intended to serve not only Turkey but the countries within the region."

Ümit Hergüner, founding partner at Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership and a driving force in creating the regional center, also shared his views. So too did Javade Chaudhri, Executive Vice President of Sempra Energy, who served as principal instructor at one of the regional center's first courses being given at the time of the launch, on the subject of "Board Development and Independent Board Members."

It is intended that ILI's Istanbul regional center will serve the needs of participants in Turkey, as well as participants from neighboring countries and in the Balkins, Caucasuses, Central Asia and the Middle East. ILI's programs, generally intended for government officials, practitioners and the private sector, cover a wide variety of issues relevant to good governance and the rule of law. Some of the courses that will be undertaken by the Istanbul center include international procurement, international trade, project financing and management, arbitration and mediation, court administration, and capital market regulation. TKYD, which participated in the launch, is serving as ILI's partner in organizing the regional center and has helped ILI in planning and conducting its initial programs at the center. ILI is organizing strategic plans which will allow the center to eventually operate independently of TKYD.

ILI offers training to assist government officials, practitioners and the private sector in finding solutions to the legal and economic challenges faced by emerging economies. ILI participants are exposed to best practices in good governance, management, and transparency standards that will give them the tools to improve the performance of government agencies, promote public accountability in government and achieve economic growth.

ILI currently has global affiliates in Uganda, Nigeria and Chile, among other places. Participants from over 185 countries have been trained over the years by ILI and its affiliates. In teaching its courses ILI relies on a network of hundreds of prominent legal practitioners, government officials and academicians who are among the leading experts in their fields.



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The International Law Institute is pleased to have the opportunity to continue to expand our cooperative relationship with central and provincial governments in China.

Since 1978, ILI has worked closely with China to provide technical assistance, capacity training support and expert exchanges. ILI has since been recognized by China's State Administration for Foreign Expert Affairs as a trusted and qualified training provider for government and non-government programs to train both in China and to receive delegations at our facilities in Washington, DC.

ILI is proud of our long history with China and remains committed to provide further support.


During 2012 ILI received the following delegations for training:




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Zhao Chunyong and the delegation
discuss trade issues
with members
of the Office of the US Trade

Shandong Delegation at US Department of State Reception
Delegates complete trade studies and
mock hearing with
Michael Bednarek
at Axxin, Veltrop Harkrider.


The International Law Institute is proud to host the second lawyer delegation from Shandong Province, China participating in the International Law Institute's program on Training and Internships in International Trade Law and Economic Integration. The first delegation concluded at the start of 2012.  Our second program extended from September to December 2012.

This 3-month program was specially designed by the ILI and the Department of Human Resources and Social Security of Shandong Province.  This training provides the delegation a unique opportunity to study WTO and International Trade Law, International Investment Agreements and State Dispute Arbitration, Commercial Law, US Legal System as well as internships in Washington, DC law firms.

The delegation was headed by Zhao Chunyong (Shandong Bridge Law Firm) and included Liu Jianyong (Shandong Zhongcheng Renhe Law Firm); Guan Baikui (Shandong Qingda Zehui Law Firm); Zhou Baoqin (Shandong Fortune Law Firm); Sun Hui (Shandong Bohanyuan Law Firm); Li Changying (Shandong Liwei Law Firm); Lu Xinhua (Shandong Pingzhengda Law Firm); Meng Zhaoze (Shandong Kechuang Law Firm); Shi Guangbo (Shandong Zhongcheng Renhe Law Firm); Wang Liang (Shandong Kangqiao Law Firm); Wang Xinhua (Shandong Tongcheng Law Firm); Wang Jian (Shandong Qina Law Firm); Shandong Qihai Law Firm; Wang Ning (Shandong Qingdao Law Firm); Wang Xianrong (Shandong Guoyao Law Firm); Xiao Huilong (Shandong Qingtai Law Firm); Yang Fan (Shandong Ya & Tai Law Firm); Zhang Xuping (Shandong Guojie Law Firm); Zhang Hongtao (Beijing Dacheng Law Firm); Zhang Guomeng (Shangdong Hero Law Firm); and Zhao Kaiyong (Shandong Zhongcheng Renhe Law Firm)

Many law firms, organizations and government offices contributed to this training program. Some of those contributing law firms which we are indebted to for their collaboration include: Winston Strawn, Sherman and Sterling; Akin Gump; Axinn, Veltrop, Harkrider; Meyer Brown; Holland & Knight; Alston & Bird; Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough; Paul Hastings; Grundfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt; Kirstein & Young; Chadbourne & Parke; Kalik Lewin; Thompson O'Donnell; Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg; Bailey Law; Appleton Luff; Stevens Lee; and Sidley Austin.

ILI also thanks members the US Trade Representative's Office; US International Trade Commission; US House of Representatives; US Senate; US Department of Commerce ; US Department of Justice; the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes and Georgetown University Law School for their contributions.

ILI wishes to thank these firms (and the many others not listed) in providing technical expertise for the Shandong lawyers.  This program is led by Robert Sargin, ILI Deputy Director and Patrick Macrory, Director of ILI's International Trade Law Center. Programs were expertly supported by Ms. Lin Zhang, Ms. Chongxiao Liu and Ms. Tingting Li.

It is our continued hope that our training program will assist the delegation to better advise and represent trade efforts in Shandong Province.





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Historians Meet with US Senate Archivist
CCCPC Historians at US National Archives
Historians Meet with US Federal Courts


The Party Historian Delegation was comprised of senior administrators and researchers from the China National Party departments and officers of the Party History departments. This office takes the responsibility of writing the official version of party history and leading the work of the national party system.

Principal duties of this delegation include documenting, archiving and studies in China party history both domestically and internationally.

Training focused on U.S archiving methodologies; Collecting, recording and releasing information; US methodologies of collecting and preserving China history; Role of Media and independent sources in collecting, reporting and archiving government and US parties histories; Technical Means and Standards of government archiving.

Supporting ILI in this training and providing technical experts included David Schambaugh from George Washington University; specialists from the US Library of Congress; US Senate Archivists; US National Archives; Administrative Office of the US Courts.





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Guizhou SOE Delegations discusses
WTO Obligations with
Macrory, ILI Center Director -
International Trade

Xue Baojun, Deputy Director of State
Owned Supervision
and Administration
Commission of Guizhou Province,
Prof. Paul Swiercz a gift after his lecture.

Prof. Marshall Meyer of Wharton School
of Business discusses international market
strategies and case studies with the
SOE delegation.


The delegation is made up by government officials and senior managers of leading state owned enterprises from Guizhou province.

The training objective focused on discussions concerning Strategic Enterprise Management and Global Strategies. Specific discussions focused on the application of strategic planning and management, scientific management methods in international development strategy, human capital management, corporate reforms and the role of State Owned Enterprises in the WTO.

ILI wishes to thank contributing members Jeffery Lenn, Paul Swiercz and Ernest Forman each from George Washington University School of Business; David Robinson, SAP AG; Patrick Macrory, ILI Center Director of International Trade Law; and Prof. Marshal Meyer, Wharton School of Business for their gracious contributions to this program and to this important delegation.





Represented by several Chinese government ministries and state-owned enterprises. This delegation arrived to the US under a program funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).  Their program is being coordinated by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the Department of Commerce. 

The purpose of this visit is to educate representatives on U.S. government procurement policies and procedures with the ultimate goal for China to accede to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement on acceptable terms. 

ILI met and discussed with the delegation on programs available to Chinese government staff on public procurement administration, laws, standards, international standards, government transparency and WTO requirements. 





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Marc Juhel, Sector Head – World Bank
Global Highway Safety 
Bank initiatives and standards
with Guangxi
Highway Safety Delegation

Guangxi Highway Safety at US Captial


Comprised of members of the Highway Road Construction Technology and Management this delegation was sponsored by the Transportation Investment Group in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

The delegation's organizations are responsible for 21 highways currently under construction, valued at approximately $23 Billion (USD), making this delegation responsible for the tremendous public assets and for providing great social and economic development impact for Guangxi province.

Training focused on new methodologies utilized in US highway safety, planning and fulfillment; Legislation and funding sources; Division of responsibilities and authorities: Local v. State v. Federal Controls, Planning, Funding; Road Management Systems specializing in the reduction of accidents; Improved highway management and service; Increasing quality to users; Maximization of economics; Road Construction – [Project Management, Cost Controls, Quality Controls, Public Private partnerships]; Maintenance; Scientific Design Concepts of Highways focus on Safety and Reliability; Design/Build Public Transportation – Large Scale Projects ; External Technologies and Products to increase Safety; Traffic Control and Emergency/Temporary Traffic Control Systems; Security - Surveillance – Monitoring Systems; Weather related safety policies, systems and equipment.

Special acknowledgements are extended to Graham Meyers, VDOT engineering consultant; US House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation; Marc Juhel, Sector Head – World Bank Global Highway Safety Initiatives; Donald Karol, Director of Highway Safety – National Traffic Safety Board; and the International Road Federation.


ILI wishes to extend special gratitude to Beijing Future Land Information and Consulting Co. Ltd; Ms. Lin Zhang, Ms. Chongxiao Liu, Ms. Tingting Li, Ms. Shuwo Zhou, Ms. Xiaowei Song and the Office of Congress Person Eleanor Holmes Norton for their contributions to each of our 2012 programs. ILI's China initiatives are led by Robert Sargin, ILI Deputy Director.



Under the direction and initiatives of ILI Chairman, Prof. Don Wallace, Jr. the International Law Institute (ILI) has embarked on a series of courses it will undertake jointly with the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD).  

This program represents ILI and TKYD's first step in the development "ILI Istanbul", an ILI regional center to be headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey with the objective of providing a regional educational and technical assistance center focusing on training government and private sector practioners in the fields of law, management, economics and governance.

ILI and TKYD are currently planning future joint courses on Capital Markets Regulation and Compliance, Board Member Development Program, and other subjects. 

ILI Istanbul will maintain the ability to develop and deliver customized programs to accommodate the requests and needs of particular interest groups, countries or regions.

The first completed course, "Governance and Anti-corruption Methods", was held the week of June 18 at Istanbul Bilgi University, attended by participants from Turkey and neighboring countries.

The five-day educational program in June was realized through the cooperation of Corporate Governance Association of Turkey, the International Law Institute, Washington, DC, and Istanbul Bilgi University.

Teaching duties were shared by an consortium of distinguished instructors.   

Faculty included Prof. Stuart Gilman (Chairman of the Global Integrity Group and Fmr. Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Government Ethics, Washington, DC), Julia Paschal Davis (Director - Center for Public Procurement Law and Policy, ILI Washington, DC), Oya Özarslan (Chairman of the Board, Oya Özarsaln Transparency Association Of Turkey), Kayra Üçer (Attorney, Herguner Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership, Istanbul, Turkey) , Bilge Cankorel (Ambassador (Ret.), Ex-President of OSCE'S Baku Office), and Prof. Gül Okutan Nilsson (Associate Prof., Istanbul Bilgi University Law School, Istanbul Turkey).

ILI and TKYD graciously thank the esteemed faculty for their contributions to this program.

ILI would like to extend special recognition and thanks to Prof. Dr. Turgut Tarhanli, Dean of Faculty of Law, Istanbul Bilgi University, for his and the university's full support of the efforts and initiatives of ILI and TKYD.

ILI also extends our greatest appreciation to Ümit Herguner, Senior Partner of Herguner Bilgen Özeke Attorney Partnership and Member of the TYKD Advisory Board; Guray Karacar, Coordinator, TKYD; Ertan Küçükyalçın, Director of Education, TKYD; Foster De Reitzes, Sr. Advisor to ILI; and our own ILI Chairman, Prof. Don Wallace, Jr. for their leadership and commitment in this program, the establishment of ILI Istanbul and for their commitment to promote the rule of law in Turkey and the region.

ILI and TKYD look forward to the successful development of ILI Istanbul.


Please find Program Commentary Here   

ILI Presents in the NILS International Conference on Law Reform and the Law Making Process for the Nigerian National Assembly

The National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) for the Nigerian National Assembly in conjunction with ILI, the National Judicial Institute, and the Nigerian Law Reform Commission will be presenting the International Law Conference on Law Making Reform and the Law Making Process in Abuja, Nigeria from July 16 - 17.  The high level conference is expected to attract hundreds of Legislators from the National Assembly, State Assemblies, and the ECOWAS Parliament.  The Conference will be attended by the leadership of the National Assembly, including the Senate President, Deputy Senate President, Speaker of the House, Deputy Senate President, Ministers of the Federation and Judges will also be present.  ILI will bring the team of Kenny Kraft former Counsel for the U.S. Congress House Appropriations Committee, Art Ryearson former Deputy Legislative Counsel for the U.S. Senate, David Ogle former Executive Director of the Connecticut State Assembly, and Kim Phan ILI Executive Director to present on appropriations, legislative drafting, the role of public hearings, and civil society in law making and democracies. Click here for Abuja Law Reform Conference Program of Activities


     Dr. Chen Fuyong, Prof. Don Wallace, Jr, Mr. Xu Jie, Madame Wang Hongsong, Robert Sargin, Anne Marie Whitesell



The International Law Institute is pleased to have welcomed representatives of the Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), today to discuss areas of mutual interests the areas of international arbitration, arbitral institutions and areas for possible future support and cooperation.

Madame Wang Hongsong, General Secretary of the Beijing Arbitration led the Beijing Arbitration Commission delegation. Madame Wang was accompanied by BAC colleagues, Dr. Chen Fuyong, Division Supervisor and Mr. Xu Jie, Case Manager.

         "The Beijing Arbitration Commission ("BAC") is a non-profit organization devoted to providing a forum for impartial 
          and efficient alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation.

          The BAC focuses on contractual and property-related disputes, both commercial and international, among citizens, 
          legal persons and other organizations. Since its founding, the BAC has into the foremost arbitration commission in
          China. From an initial annual load of only a handful of cases, today the BAC consistently ranks among the top in both
          in the number of cases accepted and the total disputed amount.

          The BAC provides its services to both domestic and foreign parties and its Panel of Arbitrators includes over fifty
          well-established foreign arbitrators. It participates in international seminars and trains its arbitrators in international
          ADR practices." ^

The Beijing Arbitration Commission has quickly established itself as one the world's leading international arbitral and mediation bodies working in China and abroad.

Representing ILI were Professor Don Wallace Jr, Chairman, Ms. Anne Marie Whitesell, former Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Director of ILI's Alternative Dispute Resolution Center. Also in attendance were Robert Sargin, ILI Deputy Director, Ms. Mengqi Zhang and Ms. Shuwo Zhou, ILI associates.

In addition to matters of alternative dispute resolution, both parties discussed opportunities for exchange of personnel, cooperation of future programs, and promotion of the goals and mission of both organizations.

ILI looks forward to enhancing our relationship with the Beijing Arbitration Commission.

For additional information concerning the Beijing Arbitration Commission, please click HERE ^


June 2012


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Prof. Don Wallace and SAFEA Director, 
Mr. Cui Changzheng meet in Beijing


ILI is presented SAFEA Certification
at ceremony in Shenzhen


Ms. Kun Wang-ILI China Representative,
SAFEA Director Mr. Cui, and Robert Sargin



The International Law Institute is honoured to have received special recognition and official Certification by the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs of China (SAFEA).



ILI has been officially Certified as a proven and trusted resource to provide training and technical expertise to central and provincial governments and state owned entities on mainland China as well as receive officially sponsored and State financed delegations for overseas training.



SAFEA manages, organizes and implements foreign entities to provide expert training and technical expertise to China. SAFEA is responsible for evaluating and certifying these foreign experts. Certified training organizations have undergone thorough evaluations by regional SAFEA officials, China Embassy personnel, as well as formal evaluation from its primary officials in Beijing.



ILI has been specifically certified in the fields of Law, Economics and Public Policy.



ILI has maintained a long and valued relationship with the People's Republic of China. Since 1979, when ILI Chairman, Prof. Don Wallace Jr, led the first US delegation of lawyers from the American Bar Association to China, ILI has committed itself to assist China in training and technical assistance programs across many specialized subject areas.

国际法学会与中华人民共和国一直维持着长期及可贵的友好关系。自从1979年ILI主席,Don Wallace教授,率首个"美国律师协会"代表团荣誉访华至今,ILI始终致力于协助中国在多个专项领域进行培训和技术支持项目。


For a more expansive list of programs ILI has conducted with China, please click HERE

点击HERE 以查看ILI为中国举办过的详细项目清单。


ILI fully recognizes the importance and responsibilities of this certification and stands committed to work closely with SAFEA in support its training capacity mission for China, and interests of the Chinese people.



ILI would like to specially thank SAFEA Director, Mr. Cui Changzheng for his kind consideration and approval of ILI's application. ILI would like to also thank Mr. Wei Dawei, Mr. Zheng Jie and Ms. Cui Jingqui, from the New York office of SAFEA, who provided important technical support and guidance in this most important matter.

Special appreciation is extended to Ms. Kun Wang, ILI Representative in Beijing for her expert management and administration throughout this Certification process.

The International Law Institute is excited to partner with the Embassy of Uruguay and Dechert LL.P. for an event to celebrate the opening of the Academic Foundation of Uruguay.

The event is entitled, “Investment Arbitration, State Power to Regulate and the Most Relevant Experience of Latin American Countries.” Opening remarks will be given by H.E. Ambassador of Uruguay to the United States, Mr. Carlos Gianelli and Professor Don Wallace, Jr., Chairman of the International Law Institute and Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Two panel discussions will explore the topic in-depth. The first will focus on a discussion of standards of investment protection and the new paradigms, while the second will share the experience of arbitral cases and new trends in the adoption of international obligations by sovereign States.


Shandong Lawyer delegation meets with Audrey Winter of at the Office of the United States Trade Representative


The International Law Institute is proud to host a16-member lawyer delegation from Shandong Province, China as participants in ILI's International Trade Law program.  This 3-month program was specially designed by the ILI and the Department of Human Resources and Social Security of Shandong Province.  This training provides the delegation a unique opportunity to study WTO, International Trade Law, International Investment Agreements and State Dispute Arbitration, Commercial Arbitration and intern in Washington, DC law firms as well as interact and be instructed by top experts in their fields.

The delegation is headed by Ms. Gou Hui, Secretariat of the Shandong Lawyer Association.  Also included in this esteemed delegation is Mr. Han Wei (Partner, Shandong Shuntian Law Firm), Mr. Xie Bin (Director, Shandong Cheng Gong Law Firm), Ms. Xiaoli Xiao (Partner, Shandong You Hua Law Firm), Mr. Wang Yuncheng (Sr. Partner, Shandong Qindao Law Firm), Mr. Hao Tiansheng (Sr. Partner, Shandong Bridge Law Firm), Mr. Song Xianbin (Partner, Qian Yuan Law Firm), Mr. Liu Weidong (Partner Zhongchengrenhe Law Firm), Ms. Han Zhurong (Shandong Chen Tao Law Firm), Ms. Hua Xiaoyue (Shandong Shun Xiang Law Firm), Mr. Wu Hao (Shandong Deheng Law Firm), Mr. Zhou Hao (Shandong Hongyuan Law Firm), Mr. Wang Shungyong (Shandong Deyi Junda Law Firm), Mr. Bi Wenguang (Shandong Ying Liang Tai Ye Law Firm), Ms. Han Qimei (Shandong Deheng Law Firm), and Ms. Li Xia (Shandong Dadiren Law Firm).

In addition to ILI many firms, organizations and government offices are contributing to this training program, a few of the contributing organizations include the law firms of Winston Strawn, Akin Gump, Axinn, Veltrop, Harkrider, Arnold and Porter, Capitol Trade and Sidley Austin. Members of US government offices include: the US Trade Representative's Office, US International Trade Commission, US House of Representatives, US Senate, US Department of Commerce and the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. ILI wishes to thank these firms (and the many others not listed) in providing technical expertise for the Shandong lawyers.  This program is led by Patrick Macrory, Director of ILI's International Trade Law Center and supported by Yue Yang and Xiaoqi Sun.

It is our collective hope that the training here will assist the delegation to better advise and represent trade efforts in Shandong Province.


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Discussions at the Office of the US Trade Representative US International Trade Commission Studying at Lunch Visiting US Capitol


Shandong Delegation at a Diplomatic Reception at the U.S. Department of State



Ileana Smeureanu


The International Law Institute is pleased to announce the new publication of "Confidentiality in International Commercial Arbitration".

The publication is authored by our ILI colleague and associate, Dr. Ileana Smeureanu.  The work aims at deciphering the current degree of confidentiality in international commercial arbitration as reflected by the most important arbitration rules, national laws, other arbitration-related enactments, and practices of arbitral tribunals and domestic courts globally.


The book examines the following issues from a comparative perspective:

•         Reasons for disclosure – [establishment of a defense; enforcement of rights; public interest or interests of justice, etc.]

•         Disclosure by consent, express or implied;

•         Circumstances triggering statutory obligation of disclosure;

•         Recent trends towards greater transparency in investor-State arbitration;

•         Court measures in support of arbitral confidentiality such as award of damages for breach of confidentiality; and

•         Categories of persons bound by confidentiality, including third parties such as witnesses and experts.


Dr. Smeureanu then sets forth criteria to assess the breach of confidentiality in international arbitration and the proper rules for protecting or sanctioning such breaches.

Structured along the main stages of the arbitral process, the analysis covers the duty of confidentiality from the initiation of arbitral proceedings through their unfolding to the issuance of the award and after.

In assessing the degree of confidentiality that 'veils' each phase of the arbitral process, this book raises awareness about the various facets and problems posed by confidentiality in arbitration.

Corporate counsel worldwide will quickly prize its more practical value.

The ILI is very pleased to support Dr. Smeureanu's publication efforts and recognizes the importance of this work.

Dr. Smeureanu obtained an SJD degree in International Commercial Arbitration from Central European University; is an ABA Country Representative for Romania; and is co-editor of the International Arbitration Case Law academic project, under Queen Mary, University of London. Ileana has also served as faculty in ILI 's most recent Arbitration for Judges program.

"Confidentiality in International Commercial Arbitration" may be purchased online via Kluwer Law International. [ Order Here ]








ILI Executive Director to Speak at Procurement Conference along with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

ILI Executive Director, Kim Phan will be speaking at the Fourth Annual Conference on Public Procurement in Abuja, Nigeria on July 25 - 26. Al Burman, President of Jefferson Solutions, former Administrator of the U.S. Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and longtime ILI faculty will also be presenting at the conference. This year's conference theme is entitled: A Decade of Procurement Reform.

Procurement reform has been of primary focus in Nigeria, due largely to the establishment of the Bureau of Public Procurement and the enactment of the Public Procurement Act in 2007. Transparency International and the Global integrity report have cited the enactment of the PPA as a key reason for boosting Nigeria's ranking.

This year's conference has gained key political support with the inclusion of President Goodluck Jonathan, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Senate President, Speaker of the House, Chief Justice, Governors, and Ministers in the program.

ILI has been working on public procurement reform in Nigeria since 2005, and is proud to have supported the Government of Nigeria in this important reform.

For a complete conference itinerary please CLICK HERE