The Association for International Arbitration (AIA) is a non-profit organisation open to all those interested in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), irrespective of nationality and level of experience. Since its creation in 2001, the AIA strives to bring together the global community in the field of ADR and aid in its promotion. The AIA regularly organises conferences and seminars on a wide range of ADR issues in Belgium and is actively involved in the organisation of various educational events internationally. Moreover, the AIA provides tailored training on ADR topics.
The AIA does not administer arbitration or mediation proceedings. Its function is to improve the quality of ADR and promote ADR in general. This can be done, for example, by assisting with developing ADR institutes and elaborating new regulations for ADR.