ArbitralWomen is an international network of women in dispute resolution, and a non-governmental organisation bringing together women practitioners active in this field. The group that origins in 1993 today is a thousand strong with members from all continents and more than 40 countries. It focusses on promoting women in dispute resolution through events, social gatherings, mentoring, and sponsoring to assist women law students to participate in moot courts.

AUSTRIA CONNECT China 2018 took place from 7th to 10th April 2018 in Beijing on the occasion of the visit of Austrian Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen who was accompanied by members of the Austrian government and a large business delegation including the President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. During this visit, several significant agreements relating to China and Austria were executed.

VIAC, once again, was invited to present its institution and rules as part of the CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) in Arbitration program. The program is organized by the University of Lucerne and the University of Neuchâtel as well as the Swiss Arbitration Academy.

The Vienna Arbitration Days 2018 took again place on 19 and 20 January 2018 in the historic “Palais Niederösterreich” in the heart of Vienna. Around 230 international arbitration practitioners from over 30 countries joined this annual conference. The conference started-off with a captivating keynote speech delivered by Maxi Scherer on the topic “How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Dispute Resolution”. Maxi Scherer ‎spoke about how her job – and her students' jobs – might be transformed by artificial intelligence in the years to come, arguing that for some parts of international arbitration "the human factor" will always be needed (Global Arbitration Review as of 19th February 2018).