Main Conference

08 Nov 2019
Kigali Serena Hotel

Main Conference

Delegates are expected to be seated by 9am for the opening session which shall include an official address by the  President of the  Republic of Rwanda, and the keynote speaker – President of the International Bar Association.Thereafter, the delegates will disperse into various sessions set up to cover wide areas along the conference theme and sub-theme.

Session 1: Opening Ceremony and Official Address by H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda and Chairman of EAC Heads of State Summit.

Keynote Address: Horacio Bernardes Neto, President of the International Bar Association

Session 2: Keynote Address on the East African Community @20: the Role of Law and the Legal Profession in Defining the Future of the Region” by Rt. Hon Martin Ngoga, Speaker of EALA

Keynote 3: Dispute Resolution in Regional Economic Communities and the Role of Lawyers, by Hon. Justice Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, President EACJ


Breakout Sessions A1: The Role of the Legal Profession in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Breakout Session A2:The Promise of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) Agreement 

Breakout Session B1:Rule of Law and Development in the East African Community

Breakout Session B2:Data Privacy Rights and the Digital Identity Quagmire

Evening Session: GALA NIGHT and Awards