The Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) Inaugural Conference was held on 15-17 July 2008 at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. The event was a great success and counted on the participation of several IELPO lecturers such as Petros Mavroidis, Joel P. Trachtman, William Davey, Pieter-Jan Kuijper and Thomas Cottier. Distinguished lectures such as Prof. John H. Jackson and Prof. Mitsuo Matsushita also participated in this Conference, backing from the very beginning the SIEL project which has finally become a reality.
IELPO Coordinators attended the conference and fully support this promising initiative. We would like to seize the opportunity to congratulate the SIEL Founding Committee Co-Chairs for their excellent work and courage to get SIEL off the ground.
In the near future we very much hope to inform you about the ways of cooperation set up between IELPO and SIEL.