16 NOVEMBER 2023
COURSE: CLIMATE TRANSITION FOR BUSINESS LAWYERS
CCC launched a new training program for commercial lawyers in the climate transition, developed in collaboration with JP Infonet. The half-day course covered topics such as:
Business risks and opportunities associated with the climate transition;
Legal frameworks at international, regional and national level; and
For more on commercial lawyers in the climate transition, watch our webinar from earlier this fall.
13 NOVEMBER 2023
BRIEFING: THE PARIS AGREEMENT CONCILIATION ANNEX
In collaboration with the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and the Republic of Vanuatu, the United Nations Foundation invited members of the Permanent Missions to the United Nations to attend a lunch briefing on the Draft Conciliation Annex of the Paris Agreement.
Annette Magnusson is co-chairing the Panel of Experts convened to develop and promote the Draft Conciliation Annex, together with Catherine Amirfar, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. At the briefing, Panel Members of the Panel talked about the draft with attendees from the Permanent Missions to the United Nations. More information about the Draft Annex is available here
8 NOVEMBER 2023
WEBINAR: CLIMATE CHANGE AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW
Annette Magnusson spoke at a webinar organized by the University of Göttingen, World Trade Institute (WTI) - University of Bern and USI Università della Svizzera italiana, discussing climate change and international economic law under the heading “Investment protection and climate change – friends or foes?”
A recording of the webinar is available here.
27 SEPTEMBER 2023
KEYNOTE: LITIGATION AS A DRIVER OF CLIMATE TRANSITION
At the Nivalion Legal Finance Summit in Frankfurt, CCC cofounder Anja Ipp and OPEC General Counsel Leonardo Sempertegui opened the conference day with a controversial keynote debate -- arguing for and against the statement "Climate litigation is a meaningful and effective way to fight climate change".
A description of the debate is available on LinkedIn.
The Summit explored the intersection of climate change, energy transition and legal finance. More information available here.
22 SEPTEMBER 2023
CCC WEBINAR: COMMERCIAL LAWYERS IN THE CLIMATE TRANSITION
How can commercial lawyers best serve their clients in the climate transition? The CCC report Commercial Lawyers and Climate Change, released in May 2023, explored this and related questions relating to the Swedish market.
On September 22, CCC and JP Infonet hosted a webinar (in English) discussing key findings of the report and the role of commercial lawyers in the climate transition globally. Speakers included:
Alasdair Cameron, Climate Change Policy Adviser at The Law Society of England and Wales
Lara Douvartzidis, Environment, Climate & Human Rights Lawyer at the International Bar Association
Maria-Pia Hope, CEO and managing Partner, Vinge
CCC co-founders Anja Ipp and Annette Magnusson
A video of the webinar is available here.
4 SEPTEMBER 2023
ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE DISPUTES IN ARMENIA
As part of the Inaugural Armenia International Arbitration Conference, Annette Magnusson discussed Energy and Climate Change Disputes in a panel discussion hosted by the Asian Development Bank.
More information about the event is available on LinkedIn.
29 AUGUST 2023
CCC PARTICIPATES IN UNCITRAL ACADEMY
As part of the UNCITRAL Academy during Singapore Convention week, Annette Magnusson moderated a panel discussion on Dispute Resolution in Carbon Markets. The panel explored the landscape of carbon markets and initiatives implemented across various geographies to achieve emissions reduction targets.
Panelists Rajat Jariwal (India), Jinhee Kim (South Korea) and Mikkel Larsen (Denmark and Singapore), shared their experiences, including disputes that may arise on carbon markets, as well as best practices.
12-13 JULY 2023
CCC PARTICIPATES IN UNCITRAL COLLOQUIUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE
The UNCITRAL Colloquium considered areas in which international trade law can support the achievement of climate action goals set by the international community. The Colloquium also explored the scope and value of legal harmonization in those areas and the need for international guidance for legislators, policymakers, courts and dispute resolution bodies.
The Colloquium was held in Vienna in parallel with the 56th Commission session of UNCITRAL.
Annette Magnusson participated in a panel discussing the current trends in climate change disputes and their legal implication for corporates to fulfil the duty of care and foster the incorporation of climate considerations into business and investment decision.
See a video recording of Annette's remarks here.
See the full program here.
14 JUNE 2023
KNOWLEDGE SHARING WORKSHOP ON INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
As part of CCC's engagement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), co-founders Anja Ipp and Annette Magnusson gave a presentation on balancing economic growth and sustainable development under international investment law. Other speakers included ADB economists Rolando Avendano and Pramila Crivelli and ADB principal legal counsel Christina Pak.
The event gathered a range of stakeholders from government and academia in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It marked the launch of an ADB technical assistance program focusing on the intersection between international trade and investment and sustainable development, in which Climate Change Counsel serve as experts.
Read more about CCC's engagement with ADB here.
26 MAY 2023
CCC REPORT LAUNCH: SWEDISH COMMERCIAL LAWYERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
On May 26, Climate Change Counsel and JP Infonet held a webinar to launch the report Commercial Lawyers and Climate Change (in Swedish with an English summary). The report explores the extent to which the climate ambitions of Swedish companies are reflected among the lawyers who represent and advise them.
Annette Magnusson's presentation of the report was followed by a panel discussion with Sara Magnéli (Cederquist), Frida Sander (Wigge & Partners) and Jesper Silow (Mannheimer Swartling), and moderated by Anja Ipp.
4 MAY 2023
BUCERIUS INNOVATION DAY
The business case for law firms to include a climate conscious approach in client work and building a climate conscious legal practice from the inside were topics addressed by Annette Magnusson at the annual Bucerius Innovation Day.
The theme for this annual event by Bucerius Law School was “Climate Protection: from Windowdressing to Real Commitment”. Experts from academia and private practice discussed climate litigation, reporting standards and future trends for climate conscious lawyers.
18 APRIL 2023
SCC ENERGY TRANSITION FORUM
The Energy Transition Forum in Stockholm explored issues relating to energy transition, including the impact of climate laws and climate science on global economic activities, civil society, and States.
How does ESG fit into the mix? Climate Change Counsel's Jillian Kirn shared her expertise at the Forum.
The Forum was a joint event by SCC Arbitration Institute, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Full program here.
23 MARCH 2023
THE ROLE OF IN-HOUSE COUNSEL IN CLIMATE ACTION
At a client event organized by the Swedish law firm Allians, Anja Ipp and Annette Magnusson talked about how in-house counsel can play a role to accelerate climate action. The presentation gave rise to a lively debate on climate risks, green contracting and how to turn ambitions into obligations. More information is available here.
16 MARCH 2023
CLIMATE CHANGE AND INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW AND ARBITRATION: CHALLENGES AND UNCERTAINTIES
At the 8th EFILA Annual Conference, Anja Ipp participated in an Oxford debate exploring the relationship between the ECT modernization and green energy transition. Together with Lourdes Martínez de Victoria Gómez (Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Spain) and Prof. Belen Olmos Giupponi (University of Portsmouth), Anja argued that the ECT is not necessary to speed up the transition, and that -- modernized or not -- the treaty will likely only slow down necessary climate action.
Arguing the other side were Prof. Yannick Radi (UC Louvain), Rafael Gil Nievas (Eversheds-Sutherland), Risteard de Paor (Herbert Smith Freehills). Learn more here.
17 AND 24 FEBRUARY 2023
THE INCREASING RELEVANCE OF ESG
Upcoming EU-law, contractual drafting and cascading, damage claims, supply chain-related arbitrations, investment arbitrations, and sustainability in EU Trade Agreements – these were some of the topics were addressed in this webinar series organized by Nivalion.
A detailed summary of the event is available on the Kluwer Arbitration Blog.
3 FEBRUARY 2023
THE ESG DISPUTE LANDSCAPE TODAY: CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES
The 2023 Swiss Arbitration Association Annual Conference, titled “ESG and disputes: flash in the pan or game changer?" was co-organized by Annette Magnusson, James Menz (rothorn legal) and Urs Weber-Stecher (Weber-Stecher Arbitration).
Annette moderated the introductory panel, offering a high-level view on how ESG matters influence legislation, contract drafting, in-house practices and international disputes. A brief summary of the conference is available here.
11 JANUARY 2023
CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
6 DECEMBER 2022
CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISPUTE SETTLEMENT
At the biannual conference hosted by the Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), Annette Magnusson delivered the closing keynote speech on Climate Change and Dispute Settlement. The conference also addressed progress and in UNCITRAL’s Working Group III to reforming the investor-state dispute settlement system, and the general role of state courts in international disputes. Full program available here.
2 DECEMBER 2022
ENERGY AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE MIDST OF CLIMATE CHANGE
29 NOVEMBER 2022
CLIMATE CHANGE AND INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES
17 NOVEMBER 2022
COP 27: CLIMATE CHANGE DISPUTES
Together with international colleagues Danielle Yeow, Mahdev Mohan and Bhavya Chengappa, CCC co-founder Annette Magnusson discussed the role of international arbitration in resolving disputes relating to climate change.
The panelists discussed the current and potential use of international and investment treaty arbitrations in resolving climate and sustainability-related disputes. They also explored challenges concerning interpretation or implementation of treaty obligations and the remedies for violations of applicable international law principles against the backdrop of the climate crisis.
10 NOVEMBER 2022
ASIA-PACIFIC ADR VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
At this annual flagship event co-hosted by UNCITRAL, the Korean Ministry of Justice, ICC and KCAB International, Annette Magnusson addressed climate-related investment disputes, including disputes originating from measures affecting investments in fossil fuels. Annette’s presentation was part of a panel titled “Energy Market & Disputes in an Almost Post-Covid World”. More information about the event here.
25 OCTOBER 2022
International Law Association Sweden Annual Meeting
At the annual meeting of the Swedish branch of the International Law Association, Annette Magnusson gave a keynote presentation on the topic “Climate change and international investment law – friends or foes?”. In her presentation, Annette shared experiences from Climate Change Counsel’s advocacy work within international investment law, including the report The Energy Charter Treaty, Climate Change and the Clean Energy Transition.
11 OCTOBER 2022
Worldfavor webinar on EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation
Climate Change Counsel ESG and Sustainability Advisor Jillian Kirn was the featured speaker at a webinar organized by Worldfavor. Jillian provided hands-on advice and insights on the EU Sustainable Finance Regulation, which will enter into force on 1 January 2023. She discussed how SFDR can help improve transparency, what companies need to do now to be compliant in time, the consequences of non-compliance. A video of the event is available on Worldfavor's website.
29 SEPTEMBER 2022
Climate Disputes: From fact-finding to enforcement
Climate-related issues are expected to continue impacting disputes – but how? The discussion at this event, hosted by Raedas, covered how the investor-state disputes landscape has changed since the Paris Agreement, but also how commercial disputes, including M&A and fiduciary breaches, increasingly include a climate component. The corporate, lawyer and investigator perspectives were shared by Nathalie Allen, Margherita Cornaglia, Jenna Burton and CCC's Annette Magnusson.
19 SEPTEMBER 2022
Climate Contracting: First Steps
15 SEPTEMBER 2022
Disputes in an age of uncertainty - Managing the energy tranistion
Anja Ipp spoke at this year’s Autumn Conference at the German Arbitration Institute (DIS), on a panel discussing issues of procedure in disputes relating to energy transition. One of the main topics of discussion was whether such disputes, because of their public policy context, warrant a greater level of transparency than other commercial disputes.
8 SEPTEMBER 2022
The Energy Charter Treaty at a Crossroads: A Roundtable Discussion
How can climate change and other public interests play a greater role in investor-state disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)? In this expert roundtable, Anja Ipp emphasized the need for counsel and arbitrators to take a broader view in arbitrations relating to energy transition and fossil phase-out.
The roundtable included academics, practitioners and civil society, and was hosted by the Centre for International Law and Governance (CILG) at University of Copenhagen, Hasselt University, and Seven Summits Arbitration.
30 JUNE 2022
Investment Protection in Energy Transition
Annette Magnusson joined a discussion with Wendy Miles, Penelope Nevill and Mahnaz Malik of Twenty Essex, exploring the confluence of private and public international law in the context of investment dispute resolution in transition to net zero. This was a webinar organized by Net Zero Lawyers Alliance (NZLA) as part of London Climate Action Week. A recording of the event will be available shortly on the NZLA website.
14 JUNE 2022
Dispute resolution and the path to net-zero: How can you play your part?
The required rapid and far-reaching transition to reach net-zero by 2050 is giving rise to new investments and contracts, requiring investors and other contracting parties to manage and allocate risk, as far as possible, within their contracts and to reinforce that through appropriate and effective dispute resolution mechanisms. The role of international law and green contracting to reach the necessary objectives was discussed at this hybrid event hosted by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in partnership with Ashurst LLP, where Annette Magnusson spoke on behalf of Climate Change Counsel.
10 MAY 2022
Climate Change Disputes
In a program forming part of the London International Disputes Week, Annette Magnusson spoke at a panel focusing on disputes that states and corporates may face arising from climate change and energy transition issues. Full program here.
6 MAY 2022
International Investment Law, Climate Change and Regulatory Chill
In this webinar, Anja Ipp discussed the Energy Charter Treaty from a climate perspective with Nevena Jevremovic from Association ARBITRI, in a conversation which also touched upon broader topics of international investment law. A recording of the event is available here.
5 MAY 2022
Energy independence: fast-tracking infrastructure projects
The need to maintain a net zero perspective was emphasized by Annette Magnusson in introductory remarks at a summit with representatives from industry and policy in Florence on the topic of energy transition and independence. Practical obstacles for accelerated action in large infrastructure projects, including regulator frameworks, were specifically addressed in the discussion that followed. The meeting was hosted by MDisputes and the Florence Chamber of Commerce. A summary from the meeting is available here.
29 APRIL 2022
EU Trade Policy Committee
Anja Ipp gave a presentation at the informal meeting of the investment delegates of the Trade Policy Committee hosted by the French Presidency of the European Union.
28 APRIL 2022
Climate Law in Practice
The story behind Climate Change Counsel and opportunities for law students to make a difference for the climate were some of the topics discussed at this this fireside chat with Annette Magnusson, hosted by Cambridge University and partners.
28 APRIL 2022
Climate change cases against governments - an overview of the state of play
Climate Change Litigation is the focus of the 2022 Annual Litigation Forum of the International Bar Association in London. The last few years have seen a surge of climate change-related cases, and Anja Ipp was one of the speakers in a panel which considered the current state of play and look ahead at future developments in the area of climate change litigation against governments.
Other topics at the Forum included invoking human rights in climate change cases against private actors, and the role of the courts in climate change litigation. The full program is available here.
27 APRIL 2022
Using International Arbitration to Resolve Climate Change Disputes: A Look Ahead
28 MARCH 2022
Climate change disputes: Is arbitration a sustainable option?
This event hosted by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators focused on the rise of climate-related disputes resulting from the energy transition and examined the question of whether dispute resolution mechanisms providing for international arbitration can help support or impede the goals of the Paris Agreement in both the commercial and investor-state context. Annette Magnusson was joined on the speakers’ list by Jessica Crow, Wolf von Kumberg and Ned Beale. A recording from the event can be found here.
4 MARCH 2022
Is the Future of Arbitration Greener?
As part of the Future of Arbitration Day, hosted by Georgetown International Arbitration Society (GIAS) during the 10th Annual International Arbitration Month, Annette Magnusson discussed the future of arbitration from a green perspective together with Patrick McManus, Cherine Foty and Ryan Hicks. For a full program visit the GIAS website.
12 JANUARY 2022
The energy transition in Europe: Understanding the implications of the Energy Charter Treaty
At a workshop organized by Generation Climate Europe, Annette Magnusson talked about what we know about the role of the ECT in the energy transition process so far. The role of youth in the energy transition was also a focus of the discussion.
A summary of the webinar is available here.
9 DECEMBER 2021
Green arbitration at the Swedish Arbitration Day
At the Swedish Arbitration Day, Anja Ipp shared her insights on how to make arbitration more climate and environment-friendly. Among others, she discussed the importance of reducing waste and limiting travel in arbitration activities, and that all lawyers are climate lawyers now.
The event is organized by the Young Arbitrators Sweden. More information is available here.
26 OCTOBER - 5 NOVEMBER 2021
Climate Change Counsel at COP26
Critical business and trade risks of climate change inaction, how to operate in an environment with global environmental compliance obligations, and Net Zero Regulation & Investment Protection. These are some of the themes our Co-Founder Annette Magnusson has been and will be involved in and discuss in the week leading up to COP26 in Glasgow:
- 26 October: Spotlight on COP26: key themes and business implication organized by Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Australia. The recording is available here.
- 29 - 30 October: The Cambridge Climate Law Public Policy Conference.
- 5 November: A roundtable on Relocating International Capital and the Role of Law as part of Climate Law and Governance Day
2 DECEMBER 2021
Investment arbitration and the environment
ISDS and the Environment was addressed by Annette Magnusson in a panel at the 11th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference hosted by the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic. The conference was aimed at sharing experience between senior government officials and, top legal practitioners and academics in the field. It was open to the public and held fully online.
More information is available here.
1 NOVEMBER 2021
Green kick-start of global economy
Systematic initiatives for a green kick-start of the global economy was addressed by Annette Magnusson at the UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Judicial Summit 2021 on 1 November 2021, in an event organized as part of the Hong Kong Legal Week. Annette’s intervention focused on the role of UNCITRAL instruments in addressing climate change, including the UNCITRAL Net Zero Legislative Project, and the inherent strengths of green contract drafting.
A recording of the event is available here.
28 OCTOBER 2021
Energy Charter Treaty Arbitration and Paris Agreement: friends or foes?
The European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration hosted its 7th annual lecture on 28 October. In her lecture, Annette Magnusson addressed the Energy Charter Treaty in the Paris Agreement era.
A recording of the event is available here.
26 OCTOBER 2021
Resolving environmental disputes at the time of decarbonisation
Anja Ipp spoke at a webinar that discussed arbitration at the time of decarbonization. Anja spoke about how stakeholders choose dispute settlement in all disputes, and the impact that choice has on the climate.
The event is organized by Asian International Arbitration Center. More information here.
7 OCTOBER 2021
Human rights, arbitration and climate change
Andrina Kjellgren contributed to a roundtable discussion on human rights and arbitration as part of the seventh edition of Arbitration Open in Madrid. Andrina addressed why human rights are important for climate change - and also highlighted the rise of litigation against corporations related to human rights and climate change.
The event was organized by the European Arbitration Association. More information here. Read also an interview with the president of the European Arbitration association about greener arbitration, the theme of this year's event.
6 OCTOBER 2021
Climate change litigation risk
In a webinar focusing on climate change litigation, Annette Magnusson gave an overview of landmark climate change cases. Specifically, she addressed the impact of the Royal Dutch Shell judgement in companies' strategy.
The webinar was organized by FIBS and only open for members of the organization. Please contact us if you would like to access the content. More information here.
22 SEPTEMBER 2021
Climate change on the agenda in Paris
This year, climate change was the focus of several webinars during Paris Arbitration Week. On 22 September, Annette Magnusson contributed to the panels Energy and Climate Change – Part II: How to Account for Science in International Arbitration and International Law and Investment Arbitration and the Green Transition.
19 AUGUST 2021
Arbitration, environment, animal conservation and climate crisis
Asia Alternative Dispute Resolution Week took place between 19 to 21 August. On 19 August, Annette spoke in a panel discussion on Extending the Roots of Arbitration: Environment, Animal Conservation, and Climate Crisis. The discussion focused on ADR not just as a platform to resolve disputes, but also as a strong ally that raises the awareness of pressing environmental, corporate responsibility and climate crisis issues.
The event was organized by Asian International Arbitration Centre. More information here.
28 JULY 2021
Climate perspective on the modernization of the Energy Charter Treaty
Anja Ipp gave the climate perspective on modernization of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) at a seminar organized by the Energy Disputes Arbitration Center. This fall, Climate Change Counsel is conducting a comprehensive review of ECT arbitral awards to further inform the modernization process.
The recording of the webinar is available here.
9 JULY 2021
54th session of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
Climate Change Counsel has received Observer status with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and will continue to advocate for the climate in this forum. The 54th session of UNCITRAL took place from 28 June to 16 July, and on 9 July, Annette Magnusson spoke at a side event titled 'The Net Zero Legislative Project: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Issues in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution'.
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1 JULY 2021
Tales of the tribunals
As a guest at the podcast Tales of the Tribunals, Annette spoke about the new initiative Climate Change Counsel, her time as the Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and many more.
Listen to the podcast here.
1 JULY 2021
The future sources of disputes
The future sources of investment treaty arbitration was one of the topics at Jus Mundi Agora Series Webinar where Annette Magnusson will participate. Annette specifically addressed the sources of disputes that are related to climate change.
30 JUNE 2021
London Climate Week
The Net Zero Lawyers Alliance, one of the main partners of Climate Change Counsel, organized a launch event at the London Climate Week. Annette Magnusson took part in the launch event and spoke about the collaboration between Climate Change Counsel and Net Zero Lawyers Alliance to accelerate the net-zero.
More information here.
30 JUNE 2021
Substantive Issues at the Intersection of Climate Change and International Arbitration
Delos organized 'TagTime', a series of live webinar that will discuss substantive issues in international arbitration. As part of the third season of TagTime, Annette Magnusson spoke in a 1-hour webinar on overview and examples of how substantive issues relating to climate change could appear or has appeared in commercial and investor-state arbitration.
More information here.
24 JUNE 2021
Innovation in international arbitration
At a webinar focusing on innovation in arbitration, Andrina Kjellgren explored the new trends of business and human rights arbitration and human rights counterclaims in investor-state disputes, which might include environmental protection issues. Meanwhile, Annette Magnusson addressed the climate reality surrounding us, and that reflected the needs for international arbitration to be part of net-zero transition.
The event was co-organized by Climate Change Counsel, Simple Legal Consulting, CICA, WilmerHale, DJ Arbitraje and ULACIT Costa Rica. Recording of the event is available here.
7 JUNE 2021
Nordic lawyers in the net zero transition
Climate Change Counsel, together with the Net Zero Lawyers' Alliance and the Chancery Lane Project organized a webinar to explore the role of commercial lawyers in the net zero transition. Moderated by Anja Ipp, legal practitioners from the Nordics shared their experience in advising clients in climate change-related projects. The webinar was aimed at lawyers at all levels and across practice groups.
17 JUNE 2021
Climate Change, Decarbonization, and International Dispute Resolution
The event brought together leading practitioners, in-house counsel, and experts to discuss the nexus between climate change law/policy and international dispute resolution practice, across the public and private sectors. In a panel, Annette Magnusson discussed the latest development in climate change law and policy.
The event was organized by CIArb North America Branch Young Members Group. Find more information here.
4 JUNE 2021
Championing environmental sustainability in the profession
The event brought together physicist, scientific manager and lawyers to discuss how to champion sustainability in their profession. Annette Magnusson spoke at the webinar celebrating International Environment Day. She gave examples to demonstrate how central climate change could be to legal arguments, and why even “incidental” elements of climate change in disputes play a major role in the transition towards Net Zero.
25 MAY 2021
Meet the female arbitrators - a discussion on arbitration and climate change
11 MAY 2021
15th Annual Conference on Investment Treaty Arbitration
Annette Magnusson gave a keynote speech at the 15th Annual Conference on Investment Treaty Arbitration. The conference tackled questions of systemic reform currently under consideration in various fora, among others related to investor-state dispute settlement reform.
The event was organized by JURIS Conferences. More information here.