An important event in every maritime and commercial arbitrator's diary, the International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA) is a forum for maritime arbitrators, lawyers and for the shipping industry from around the world in which to deliberate on and exchange views and news of professional interest.

ICMA is not a formal organisation nor a legal entitiy. It does not have an office. There are no members. It is just a series of conferences which are held every 2 or 3 years in the spirit of a joint effort to promote maritime arbitration all over the world.


Teresa Cheng GBS SC JP
Chairman, HKIAC

Invitation Letter

Welcome to Hong Kong - Asia's "world city"!

On behalf of the organiser, I am honoured to invite you to join us for the 19th International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA XIX), hosted by the Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group ("HKMAG"), a division of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre ("HKIAC").  This event, which will take place over four days from 11 May to 15 May 2015 promises to be a unique opportunity to gather with old and new friends in one of the oldest ports in Asia. 



Hon Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, JP,
Secretary for Justice,
Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


Welcome Letter

The month of May 2015 is going to be a hectic, but fruitful and enjoyable, month for the legal and dispute resolution communities in Hong Kong. We are very honoured to have the opportunity to host four important international arbitration events, including the 19th International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (“ICMA XIX”) which will be held in Hong Kong from 11 to 15 May 2015.