The Asia-Pacific Mediation Forum (APMF) was formed in 2001 and is a not-for-profit regional association of individuals, organisations and institutions interested in promoting peace through mediation and other dispute resolution processes, such as conciliation and arbitration, wherever conflicts threaten the well-being of individuals, organisations, communities and local, state or national governments in the region
The main objective of the APMF is to facilitate the exchange and development of knowledge, values and skills of mediation and other dispute resolution processes, in any form, including inter-cultural, interpersonal, inter-institutional and international, within and between the diverse countries and cultures in the Asia-Pacific region. To fulfil this objective, conferences are held in the region every two years, with a different country taking responsibility for hosting each conference. To date we have held bi-annual conferences in Adelaide Australia; Singapore; Suva, Fiji; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Bangkok, Thailand, Manila, The Philippines and Lombok, Indonesia. More information about the APMF and our prior conferences can be found on the APMF website: www.asiapacificmediationforum.org
The APMF Executive Committee is working closely with the Conference Convener, Thomas Giglione, and the Vietnam Conference Organising Committee and we know that the conference in Da Nang will offer you a new and exciting experience in a wonderful location. We welcome your participation as a speaker, sponsor and/or participant and look forward to meeting you at the conference. Registration at the conference includes a two-year membership of the APMF.
Associate Professor Dale Bagshaw PhD
President, Asia Pacific Mediation Forum