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Sustainability and the Law:
Planet. People. Future.

3 › 7 September 2019

Xavier de Costa

All Roads Lead to Rome

 

Our 2019 Annual Congress will take place in Rome, a city where history crawls from every crack.

Ancient Rome was confident of its immutability: Roma Caput Mundi (Rome, Capital of the World). The fall of Rome seemed unthinkable to its citizens at the time but, as it failed to embrace a sustainable model, it unavoidably collapsed.

As XXI century International Young Lawyers we shall engage in the creation of a legal sustainable environment for a digitalised and globalised world. An environment where our fellow citizens and clients can grow, develop and remain sustainable.

Join us in Rome, where an incredibly motivated Organising Committee has put its Italian passion and savoir-faire to steal your heart with a memorable Congress in a unique setting.

We have prepared a Congress for you to network, learn and celebrate our profession in a way no other International Association can offer you.

In 2019… Ci vediamo a Roma!

Xavier de Costa
President of AIJA 2018/2019

#lovingAIJA #aijaevents #aijarome

Manuela Cavallo

A WARM WELCOME TO Roma

Dear Friends,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to Rome for the 57th International Young Lawyers’Congress.

The Eternal City founded nearly 3,000 years ago, famous for its ancient ruins, classical architecture, renaissance palazzos and baroque fountains is waiting for AIJA!

The historic center of Rome is one of the most significant, historical, and impressive world heritage Unesco sites in the world. Rome is a living and open museum: from the Colosseum to the Pantheon, passing by the Roman Forum, from the Trevi Fountain to the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo.

Rome is also famous for food, fashion and its vibrant life: you can experience the top cuisine of one of the many Michelin star restaurants or the typical “cucina romana” in a trattoria, ride a vespa in the tiny streets of the historical centre, shop in Via Condotti, or make a wish at the Trevi Fountain. These will certainly convince you to come back to Rome and live the La Dolce Vita lifestyle.

The Organising Committee will make sure you enjoy and benefit from a genuine local experience during your stay in Rome, starting with the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, the Home Hospitality dinner in a typical Italian style and finally, the Gala Dinner on Saturday night.

Our congress hotel, Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & SpA is a top-class venue, with its swimming pool and a charming spa, located in the very heart of the Eternal City and surrounded by a botanical garden with a gorgeous, and very privileged view over the Villa Borghese park. Elegant, luxurious and modern, it is an oasis in which you can experience a memorable Congress in Rome.

The Congress will bring together AIJA delegates and friends from all over the world for the largest global event dedicated to international young lawyers, providing business and networking opportunities, while visiting one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

We believe that the 2019 annual Congress of AIJA in Rome will be an unforgettable event as well as possibly one of the biggest annual Congresses.

As the saying goes “All roads lead to Rome”, we look forward to welcoming you and offering you a true Roman experience.

Manuela Cavallo
Chair of the Organising Committee

#AIJARome #Sustainability

Jean-Philippe Arroyo Tiziana Di Ciommo Niels Friborg

Sustainability and the law:
Planet. People. Future.

”Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Sustainable Development Goals

This is how the concept of sustainable development was defined in the 1987 report of the Brundtland Commission tasked by the UN to formulate a global agenda for change to achieve sustainable development by the year 2000 and beyond. As defined back then, sustainable development encapsulates what should be a goal of the highest importance for all. No less. But now, more than 30 years later, with the world population having increased by 2.5 billion people since 1987, ever present global poverty, escalating refugee streams, failure to achieve unity of effort in addressing climate change and challenges to free trade, one might ask whether sustainability is a reachable reality or merely a utopian dream.

However, giving up on sustainability is not an option. During the 70th General Assembly in 2015, the UN adopted a resolution to transform our world with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the motto “Leave no one behind”. The agenda contains 17 ambitious goals which show that sustainable development is a much broader concept than environmental protection. These goals reveal the many facets of sustainability and an all-encompassing approach to overcome various challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Choosing sustainability as the main theme of the 57th International Young Lawyers’ Congress in Rome may be a small step in the grand scheme of things, but it rightly follows two other topics that we have been discussing at the 2017 Tokyo Congress and the 2018 Brussels Congress: artificial intelligence and globalisation. In short, how do we make our digitalised and globalised world sustainable? It is without question a relevant topic for a global association like AIJA. Awareness and action are needed, and there is undoubtedly a legal response to the challenge that is sustainable development.

We are therefore very pleased to invite young legal professionals from all around the world to join us for an inspiring and ambitious scientific programme. Think of sustainability as more than an abstract aspiration, and you will realise that there are numerous aspects of sustainability to consider, many or all of which have impacted or will impact your field of law. As lawyers, we have a role to play in the sustainable development of the world.

We look forward to seeing you in one of the world’s oldest and most fantastic cities that has managed to sustain life for 28 centuries: The Eternal City of Rome!

Jean-Philippe Arroyo, JP Karsenty & Associés, France
Tiziana di Ciommo, PwC, Spain
Niels Jørn Friborg, Hafnia Law Firm, Denmark

Organising Committee

Chiara Caliandro
Chiara Caliandro
De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani
Daria Capotorto
Daria Capotorto
MGM - Studio Legale
Manuela Cavallo
Manuela Cavallo
Portolano Cavallo
Veronica Dindo
Veronica Dindo
LAWLAB - Studio Legale
Gianluca Massimei
Gianluca Massimei
Nctm Studio Legale
Giovanni Patti
Giovanni Patti
Abbatescianni Studio Legale e Tributario
Yan Pecoraro
Yan Pecoraro
Portolano Cavallo
OC mem
Milena Prisco
CBA
Ruggero Rubino Sammartano
Ruggero Rubino Sammartano
LawFed BRSA
Francesca Salerno
Francesca Salerno
Legance Avvocati Associati
Dino Serafini
Dino Serafini
Ughi e Nunziante - Studio Legale
Luca Vicarioli
Luca Vicarioli
VFGS Avvocati Associati
Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa

CONGRESS VENUE

Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa

Enjoy the 57th International Young Lawyers’ Congress while staying in one of the most exclusive hotels in Rome. Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa has a privileged location in one of the most refined areas of the city, overlooking the Villa Borghese gardens. It is only a few minutes away from Via Veneto, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and the world-famous Via Condotti.

The Roma Fiumicino international airport is about 30 km from the city centre and is well connected by highway and express train service. The main Railway Station Termini is only a few minutes by taxi or by public bus with a stop just 50 metres from the hotel.

The design of its 179 rooms showcase a pleasing harmony of textures and colours, from silk-threaded wallpaper, textured wall panels and refined wooden hardware on custom-made furnishings. Most of the guest rooms feature exterior windows and balconies to let in natural lights, while some of them enjoy breathtaking views of the Vatican City. During their stay, guests can try a delicious alchemy of products of the earth and sea that is typical of the Italian food at the renowned “Pauline Borghese” restaurant.

Via Gerolamo Frescobaldi, 5
00198 Rome | Italy
+39 06 854 421
congressi@parcodeiprincipi.com
www.parcodeiprincipi.com

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