Important dates


September 25th - 29th 2017

Registration is open:

Please go to the Registration

Early Bird until July 31st 2017


Due to high season in Copenhagen we recommend to book accommodation when you register your attendance. Special rates for ICMA 2017 are valid until 19 June. After this date special rates and availability is no longer guaranteed.

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Welcome to ICMA XX 2017

What will ICMA 2017 offer you?

  • Gain up-to-date knowledge of the key development in maritime law which you can put in practice straight away

  • Access the best networking and increase your profile in the international maritime world – attracting around 300 delegates from all over the world

  • Hear from leading international profiles in maritime arbitration

  • Be part of the debate to shape the future of the maritime industry

What is ICMA?

The next International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA) will take place in Copenhagen from September 25th - 29th 2017,  hosted by the Danish Institute of Arbitration. The five-day Congress is expected to draw around 300 delegates to the Danish capital.

ICMA, which is held every 2 or 3 years, is an important forum for maritime arbitrators, lawyers and for the world wide shipping industry in which to deliberate on and exchange experience, views and news.

Aside from providing a forum for discussion and high quality papers, ICMA also includes a social program for accompanying persons and delegates. A black tie dinner is a tradition, as are one or two cocktail parties.

The final programme and speakers will be decided by the ICMA Topics Committee based on the papers received before 15 January 2016. For more information, read the Call for Papers.

Jesper Lett Steffen Pihlblad
Chairman of the Danish Institute of Arbitration Secretary General of the Danish Institute of Arbitration


Who should attend?


General Counsel/Legal Directors/In-house Counsels/Legal Practitioners

Trade and Investment Directors/Managers

Corporate Executives

Judges/Judicial Officers


Risk Management Directors/Compliance Managers

Chartering managers/Ship brokers

P&I and Hull and Machinery representatives

General Information

Official language in Denmark: Danish and English as second language.

Weather in Copenhagen in September:
The temperature during the daytime in September is about 15-20°C. Read more




  • Phone:
    (45) 60 21 74 21
  • Email:
  • Address:
    Lyngby Hovedgade 44, 1 A
    2800 Kgs. Lyngby Copenhagen