Lagos Court of Arbitration presents its 3rd Industry-Specific Roundtable Series.
Theme: Rethinking Dispute Resolution In Nigeria’s Tourism and Hospitality Sector
Thursday 18th August, 2016 | 10.00am – 4.00pm
The hospitality and tourism industry is an important sector of the Nigerian economy generating substantial foreign direct investment, promoting income growth and job creation. It is not unusual that most hospitality and tourism industry agreements particularly, hotel management, franchise, technical service, and license agreements provide for the inclusion of an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) clause, underscoring Arbitration and ADR as the most effective mechanisms for resolving commercial disputes. Particularly, for an industry that is extremely sensitive to economic and competitive conditions, it is imperative that Nigeria’s hospitality, tourism and leisure companies meet the challenges of today’s market by understanding and establishing strategies for effective dispute resolution management that will address consumer trends, economic conditions, technology, competition, and public safety concerns.
Based on the growing concerns over dispute management in Nigeria’s tourism and hospitality industry, the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA), Nigeria’s premier private-sector driven ADR institution established to promote effective and efficient resolution of commercial disputes, seeks to work with the public and private sector to create an improved system of resolving disputes in the industry. The LCA is pleased to invite business leaders in the sector, entrepreneurs, legal advisers, industry regulators and others to come share insights on the theme, “Rethinking Dispute Resolution in Nigeria’s Tourism and Hospitality Sector”.
Among other topics, the Roundtable will examine and address:
- Why and how ADR is a viable and attractive form of dispute resolution for its users;
- A perspective on Sports Tourism in Nigeria: Using ADR to resolve Collegiate, Professional, and Sports-Business Disputes; and
- Effective steps to preserving business relationships using ADR mechanisms (Hospitality and Tourism).
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