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DRBF's 18th Annual International Conference & Workshops 

Tokyo, Japan

Wednesday – Friday, 23 – 25 May 2018

TokyoLOGO Join us in May as the DRBF helps you to "Climb to the Top!" and learn how Dispute Boards can elevate projects across the globe.

This event brings experts and those new to DBs together for the DRBF’s 18th Annual International Conference and Workshops. The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) is the largest and preeminent professional group of Dispute Board (DB) users and practitioners in the world.

For this event, we’ll be in Tokyo, Japan, to explore how Dispute Boards have become a best practice worldwide to avoid disputes and resolve them early.

Highlights include:

Two and one-half days packed with opportunities to learn from leaders in the field

Innovative sessions

Two interactive workshops

Opportunities to network with others during formal and informal events

Stunning, 40th floor views from the conference hotel, plus sea-level nighttime sights during an optional dinner cruise

Plan to attend all three days! During the conference and workshops, we will focus on the application of Dispute Boards, first-hand experience with new developments across the world, and the unique preventive role that Dispute Boards offer. Experienced practitioners will share their insight on best practices and lessons learned. Delegates will have ample time to share, learn and network.


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DAY 1: Choose your workshop (optional)

  • Dispute Board Administration & Practice workshop for party members and DB practitioners (full-day)

  • Experienced employer and practitioner workshop to delve into the finer points of DB practice (full-day, morning)

Workshops sell out quickly, so register early. Learn more.

    DAYS 2 and 3: Interactive Conference

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    To learn the best ways to “Climb to the Top,” we'll pack one and one-half days with news and education from experienced professionals.

    The conference kicks off with a keynote address by Dr. Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Professor at  Kyoto University and President-Elect of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers.

    Following, we will deal in some depth with a broad range of dispute avoidance and DB issues. 

    Photos above are from one of the DRBF's recent events.


     Host City: Tokyo, Japan 
    Bustling cities. Iconic temples. Stunning sights. Tokyo is Japan’s economic and cultural center. Vibrant neighborhoods and fantastic cuisine are around every corner. With Japanese pop culture fused with traditional ideals, we’ll experience one of the world’s most entertaining cities. 


    Host Hotel: The Park Hyatt Tokyo

    Enjoy a 360-degree view of the bustling city and Mount Fuji from this five-star hotel—which occupies the top 14 floors of a 52-story tower. Register soon for accommodations to receive our DRBF discount rate, before our room block is sold out.



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