Events

Here is a list of our past and future events.

Welcome to Finland

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

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Due to the continuing pandemic the next face to face conference for IAIR will be in Helsinki on 16th-19th May 2022, Helena Kontkanen and her team will be looking forward to providing you with a warm Finnish welcome. 
In the meantime IAIR…

Covid Virus

IAIR Webinar - Returning to the office

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This session covered the challenges associated with arranging for staff to return to safe working in the office after covid. It provided IAIR members with an opportunity to learn from the experiences of a range of colleagues.
This event was…

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International Conference on Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Bangkok

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Hosted by the Director–General of the Legal Execution Department (LED), Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Thailand at which the IAIR was a guest speaker.

IAIR Webinar - Predicted volumes and strategies for dealing with such volumes

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This was designed as a follow-on session to the 2 IAIR Covid Sessions we hosted last year and the session hosted jointed with the World Bank Group on volumes of Insolvencies.

The event was held at 11am UTC or 12.00 British Summer Time and…

UNCITRAL - 58th Session of Working Group V (Insolvency Law)

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IAIR has a standing invitation from the secretariat of UNCITRAL to attend the working group on insolvency law as an observer.
An IAIR Member took this opportunity, and attended the session on-line (due to COVID restrictions) which was held…

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IAIR & World Bank Group Webinar - Early evidence on business insolvency filings after the onset of COVID-19

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The World Bank Group are providing a presentation “The calm before the storm: early evidence on business insolvency filings after the onset of COVID-19” based on the information provided by IAIR members on numbers of insolvencies…

Online UNCITRAL

UNCITRAL - 57th Session of Working Group V (Insolvency Law)

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IAIR has a standing invitation from the secretariat of UNCITRAL to attend the working group on insolvency law as an observer.
Two IAIR Members took this opportunity, and attended the session on-line (due to COVID restrictions) which was…

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2020 - Kowloon, Hong Kong

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The 2020 Conference and AGM was due to be held in Hong Kong and hosted by Phyllis McKenna, the Official Receiver.  The conference them was "Global Trends and Developments in the Insolvency Landscape". When, due…

Covid Virus

IAIR COVID Conference Sessions

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Two Zoom meetings to enable IAIR members to share experiences in relation to COVID:

National Legislative Responses and Practical Responses (i.e. non legislative changes that have been needed to manage the workloads and ensure staff safety…

The IAIR desk

UNCITRAL - 56th Session of Working Group V (Insolvency Law)

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IAIR was been invited by the secretariat of UNCITRAL to attend the working group on insolvency law as an observer.
Two IAIR Members took this opportunity, and attended the session in Vienna in December 2019.
A copy of the delegate's…

IAIR 2019 group photo

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2019 - Belfast, Northern Ireland

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The 2019 Conference and AGM of IAIR was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland and hosted by the Director of Insolvency.  The conference theme was "Protecting the Public –  Information, Oversight & Enforcement". 

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UNCITRAL - 55th Session of Working Group V (Insolvency Law)

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IAIR was been invited by the secretariat of UNCITRAL to attend the working group on insolvency law as an observer.

Two IAIR Members took this opportunity, and attended the session in New York in May 2019.

A copy of the delegate's…

UK & Ireland Regional Group - 2019 - Jersey

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A meeting of the UK and Ireland regional group included representatives from:
The Accountant in Bankruptcy (Scotland)
The Insolvency Service (England)
The Insolvency Service of Northern Ireland
The Insolvency Service of…

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IX St. Petersburg International Legal Forum

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The IAIR Chair attended this conference to represent IAIR.
IAIR members, who wished to attend, were entitled to a 10% discount on the conference fees.
The general programme of the event it attached below.
The presentations given…

UNCITRAL - 54th Session of Working Group V (Insolvency Law)

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IAIR was been invited by the secretariat of UNCITRAL to attend the working group on insolvency law as an observer.

Two IAIR Members took this opportunity, and attended the session in New York in May 2017 and a further two members took the…

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2018 - Mauritius

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The 2018 Annual Conference and AGM of IAIR was held in Mauritius and hosted by the Registrar of Companies.  The conference theme was "Sharing international insolvency trends and developments".
 

International Conference on Creditors/Debtors Rights and Remedies - Bangkok

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Hosted by the Director–General of the Legal Execution Department (LED), Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Thailand at which the IAIR was a guest speaker.

Six Nations Group at Dublin

UK & Ireland Regional Group - 2018 - Dublin, Ireland

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In May 2018, the Bankruptcy Division of the Insolvency service of Ireland hosted a seminar for delegates representing insolvency enforcement teams from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales with a view to exchanging knowledge, expertise,…

Conference in Poland

International Conference - Insolvency of Natural Persons - Regulatory Framework & its Efficiency - Poland

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A regional event hosted by Ministry of Justice in Poland and supported by and attended by presenters from IAIR

Formal Group Photo

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2017 - London, UK

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The 2017 Conference and Annual General Meeting of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators was hosted by the Insolvency Service of England and Wales in London and had the theme "Delivering Excellent Public Services".

Six Nations in Edinburgh

UK and Ireland Regional Group - 2017 Edinburgh, Scotland

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National Records of Scotland at New Register House, Edinburgh EH1 3YT
www.nrscotland.gov.uk
13:30 – 17:30     Thursday 18th May 2017
9:00 – 12:30       Friday 19th May 201
(lunch from 12:30 to 13:30 each day)

Singapore-2016

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2016 - Singapore

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The 2016 Annual Conference and AGM was held in Singapore and hosted by Jill Tan, the Official Assignee & Receiver of Singapore. The conference theme was "Creating Connections".

The Priory Rooms

UK & Ireland Regional Group - 2016 - Birmingham

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The fifth meeting of the group was hosted by the UK Insolvency Service in The Priory Rooms Meeting & Conference Centre, Birmingham.

The group were welcomed by Sarah Albon, the Inspector General and Chief Executive of the UK Insolvency…

Bermuda-2015

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2015 - Bermuda

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The 2015 Annual Conference and AGM was held in Bermuda and hosted by Stephen Lowe the Registrar of Companies. The conference theme was “Effective Insolvency Regulation in an ever changing environment.”

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UK & Ireland Regional Group - 2015 - Belfast

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The fourth meeting of the group was hosted by the Insolvency Service of Northern Ireland in their offices.

The group welcomed their new 6th Member - the Royal Court of Guernsey and all 6 members re-signed the Memorandum of Understanding…

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2014 - Washington D.C, USA

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The 2014 Conference and AGM was held in the United States' capital city – Washington DC. The conference theme was “Innovation in Insolvency Regulation”. The confernce was held in the World Bank Group premises.

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UK & Ireland Regional Group - 2014 - Jersey

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The Radisson Blue Hotel, Rue De L'etau, St Helier, Jersey hosted by the Viscount of Jersey.

The third meeting of the group was held in the spring of 2014 in Jersey.

The meeting included an update on departmental challenges (…

5 Nations Networking - Dublin

UK & Ireland Regional Group - 2013 - Dublin

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The second meeting of the group was hosted by Office of the Official Assignee and the Insolvency Service of Ireland in their new offices. Ireland was currently implementing new legislation which would make bankruptcy more accessible and so it was…

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2013 - Edinburgh, Scotland

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The 2013 Annual Conference and AGM was held in Edinburgh, Scotland and hosted by Rosemary Winter-Scott the Accountant in Bankruptcy.  The conference theme was “Managing an Insolvency Regime in a Difficult Financial Economic Climate”.

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UK & Ireland Regional Group - Memorandum of Understanding

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In September 2013 the group signed a Memorandum of Understanding

It describes the principles of co-operation to be adopted by the organisations in terms of seeking to add mutual value by promoting knowledge sharing and closer…

5 Nations Networking - Scotland

UK & Ireland Regional Group – 2012 - Scotland

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This first meeting of the group was hosted by The Accountant in Bankruptcy – where a key element of the agenda was to update members, who had not been able to travel to New Zealand, on IAIR’s 2012 conference. There was also the opportunity for…

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2012 - Wellington, New Zealand

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The 2012 Annual Conference and AGM was held in Wellington, New Zealand and hosted by Neville Harris the Official Assignee for New Zealand.  The conference theme was "Innovation in Insolvency Regulation".

2011 St Helier, Jersey

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2011 - St Helier, Jersey

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The 2011 Annual Conference and AGM was held in St Helier, Jersey and was hosted by Michael Wilkins Viscount of the Royal Court Jersey. The conference theme was "Managing Risks in Insolvency Regulation".

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2010 - Dublin, Ireland

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The 2010 Annual General Meeting and Conference of IAIR was held in Dublin, Ireland and hosted by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforecement, Ireland. The conference theme was "Insolvency: An Instrument for Recovery".

2009 Johannesburg, South Africa

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2009 - Johannesburg, South Africa

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The 2009 Annual General Meeting and Conference of IAIR was held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

IAIR Insolvency Workshop - 2009 - Vancouver

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A free one-day workshop hosted by IAIR and the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, Canada.

2008-St-Petersburg-Russia

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2008 - St Petersburg, Russia

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The 2008 Annual General Meeting and Conference of IAIR was hosted by the Ministry of Economic Development of Russian Federation, International Association of Insolvency Regulators and АК&М Information Agency in St Petersburg, Russia.

2007 Conference Group Photo

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2007 - Bangkok, Thailand

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The 2007 Annual General Meeting and Conference of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators (IAIR) was held in Bangkok, Thailand and hosted by Mr Wisit Wisitsora-At, Director General, Office of Justice Affiars, Thailand.

Belgrade

IAIR Insolvency Workshop - 2007 - Belgrade

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A free one-day workshop hosted by IAIR and the Bankruptcy Supervision Agency (BSA) Serbia for European Governments and Agencies.

Capetown

IAIR Insolvency Workshop - 2007 - Cape Town

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A free one-day workshop hosted by IAIR for African Governments and Agencies.

Bucharest

IAIR Insolvency Workshop - 2006 - Bucharest

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A free one-day workshop hosted by IAIR for European Governments and Agencies.

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2006 - Mexico City

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The 2006 Annual General Meeting and Conference of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators (IAIR) was held in Mexico City and hosted by Luis Mejan, Director General, Instituto Federal de Especialistas de Concursos Mercantiles.

2005 Group Photo

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2005 - Helsinki, Finland

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The 2005 Annual General Meeting and Conference of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators (IAIR) was held in Helsinki, Finland and hosted by Mrs Eeva Arko-Koski, Bankruptcy Ombudsman, Finland.

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IAIR Insolvency Workshop - 2004 - Prague

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A free one-day workshop hosted by IAIR for Central & Eastern European and Baltic Governments and Agencies.

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IAIR Conference and AGM - 2004 - Delhi, India

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The 2004 Annual General Meeting and Conference of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators (IAIR) was held in New Delhi, India and hosted by Jitesh Khosla from the Department of Company Affairs, India.

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IAIR Conference - 2003 - Singapore

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The 2003 Annual Conference of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators (IAIR) was held in Singapore and hosted by Mr Sarjit Singh, Official Assignee and Official Receiver.

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IAIR Conference and AGM - 2002 - Beijing, China

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The 2002 Annual General Meeting and Conference of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators (IAIR) was held in Beijing, People Republic of China and hosted by Ms Li Ling, Director, Department of Treaty & Law.

2001 Group Photo

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2001 - London, UK

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The 2001 Annual General Meeting and Conference of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators (IAIR) was held in London, UK and hosted by Peter Joyce, the Inspector General and Chief Executive, Insolvency Service.

Group Photo 2000

IAIR Conference and AGM - 2000 - Ottowa, Canada

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The 2000 Annual General Meeting and Conference of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators (IAIR) was held in Ottowa, Canada and hosted by Marc Mayrand, the Superintendent of Bankruptcy.

1999-Sydney-Australia

IAIR Conference and AGM - 1999 - Sydney, Australia

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The 1999 Annual General Meeting and Conference of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators (IAIR) was held in Sydney, Australia and hosted by Terry Gallagher, the Inspector General in Bankruptcy.

1998 Group Photo

IAIR Conference and AGM - 1998 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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The 1998 Annual General Meeting and Conference of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators (IAIR) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and hosted by Haji Idris Bin Haji Othman, Official Assignee/Receiver.

1997 Group Photo

IAIR Conference - 1997 - New Orleans, USA

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The 1997 Conference of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators (IAIR) was held in New Orleans, USA and hosted by Frank Szczebak, the Chief, Division of Bankruptcy, Adminstrative Office of the United States Court.

1996 Group Photo

IAIR Conference and AGM - 1996 - Auckland, New Zealand

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The 1996 Annual General Meeting and Conference of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators (IAIR) was held in Auckland, New Zealand and hosted by Neville Harris, Official Assignee, Department of Justice.

Group Photo 1995

IAIR Inaugural Meeting - 1995 - Hong Kong

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The first Annual General Meeting and Conference of the International Association of Insolvency Regulators (IAIR) was held in Hong Kong and hosted by Robin Hearder, the Official Receiver.

 

 

1993 Group Photo

Regulators Forum -1993 - Melbourne Australia

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The initial Meeting of the Regulators Forum that would become the International Association of Insolvency Regulators.