Forthcoming IAFL Events

IAFL Annual Meeting, Marrakech

Event date: 30 Nov 2022


Where and When

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
1 Boulevard de la Menara
Marrakech, 40000
Morocco

 

Start: Wednesday 30th November 2022 at 12:00 PM
End: Sunday 4th December 2022 at 8:00 AM


Map and Directions


Details

Marrakech, one of Morocco’s four imperial cities, is located in the Tensift River Valley, west of the foothills of the majestic Atlas Mountains. It has just over one million inhabitants and is known as the Red City, due to the blush-coloured walls that surround it. The historic, Medina Quarter, dating back to the 11th century, is the historic heart of the city and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

Blending Arab, Berber, European and African influences, Marrakech, known as one of the pearls of Morocco, is truly an unforgettable cultural experience for visitors.

Meeting Hotel 

        

Tucked between the city’s ancient medina and the cosmopolitan neighbourhoods of the Ville Nouvelle, with views of the Atlas Mountains, the luxury Four Seasons Resort Marrakech welcomes guests to a blissful retreat of 40 acres of Moorish gardens and refreshing pools. Lose yourself in the sanctuary of the Moroccan spa, with steamy hammams, plunge pools and treatment rooms. Relax, unwind and enjoy the magic of this resort, where traditional values and contemporary comforts unite in perfect harmony. 

Update on hotel accommodation - 10 August 2022

Please note that currently the block of rooms IAFL has reserved at the Four Seasons is full. We have negotiated a special rate for IAFL delegates at the nearby Hotel Pestana (located within a short walk of the Four Seasons).  If you would like further information on how to book, please email iafl@judylaneics.com

From 27 October 2022, cancellations at the Four Seasons will be charged a full-stay penalty, plus VAT.

Registrations

Update 28 November: please email iafl@judylaneics.com to enquire about registrations.

Registration fees are as follows: 

Fee Category

Early Bird – valid to 7th October

Regular – 8th October onwards

Fellow

$775

$875

First Timer Fellow

$575

$725

Lawyer Guest

$825

$975

Non-Practising Fellow

$420

$450

Accompanying Guest

$420

$450

Accompanying Guest (21 & under)

$0

$0

 

Registration fees include: 

Fellow, First Timer Fellow & Lawyer Guest: 

  • Education Program
  • Welcome Reception & Dinner at the Four Seasons Resort on Wednesday 30 November
  • 2 x Group Lunches at the Four Seasons Resort on Wednesday 30 November and Saturday 3 December
  • 3 x Group Breakfasts at the Four Seasons Resort on Thursday 1, Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December
  • 1 x Happy Hour on Friday 2 December

Non-Practising Fellow & Accompanying Guests

  • Welcome Reception & Dinner at the Four Seasons Resort on Wednesday 30 November
  • 2 x Group Lunches at the Four Seasons Resort on Wednesday 30 November and Saturday 3 December
  • 3 x Group Breakfasts at the Four Seasons Resort on Thursday 1, Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December
  • 1 x Happy Hour on Friday 2 December

Meeting Papers and Resources


CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE FOLLOWING 

  • Pocket Program
  • Education Program
  • Education Program Materials
  • Participation List
  • Restaurant suggestions for the Friday evening 

Meeting Program

The Education Program will take place on the mornings of Thursday 1, Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December.  The morning of Saturday 3 December will include the Audrey DuCroux Lecture and the IAFL 2022 AGM. 

Tours and Excursions

The following tours and excursions have been arranged for Fellows and accompanying guests.  Please sign up for those of your choice via the registration form. Update 28 November: please email iafl@judylaneics.com to enquire about bookings for tours and excursions.

Tuesday 29 November 

Tournament at Royal Golf Marrakech (0800 - 1530): Within 15 minutes of the bustling city centre, Royal Golf Marrakech is Morocco’s most celebrated golfing venue, enjoying wonderful views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Includes lunch. Cost: US$ 260 per person

Wednesday 30 November 

Cooking Class at La Maison Arabe (0845 - 1330): Learn how to prepare and cook a traditional Moroccan meal at this legendary restaurant and then enjoy the results for your lunch!  Cost: US$85 per person.

 

Marrakech Heritage Tour (1400 - 1730): Immerse yourself in the glorious history and heritage of Marrakech through its monuments with this fully-guided tour. Cost: US$ 65 per person.

Welcome Reception & Dinner at the Four Seasons Resort (1830 - 2200) Cost included in registration fees.

Thursday 1 December 

Morning: Education program for Lawyers. 

Souk Shopping Tour (0945 - 1245): Discover the souks of Marrakech, a maze of shops and workshops showcasing the rich crafts of its people. You will be split into small groups with local guides who will navigate you through the treasures on offer. Cost: US$60 per person.

Afternoon: Lunch at Ksar Al Hamra & Souks of Marrakech (1245 - 1745): Enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch before exploring the treasures in the souks with a local guide and ending with the snake charmers, musicians and dancers in Djema El Fna Square.  Cost: US$130 per person.

Evening (1915 - 2300): Dinner at Palais Soleiman (includes First Timers' Dinner).  Cost: US$130 per person.

Dine in this elegant palace, restored to its magnificent splendour, in the heart of the medina. 

Friday 2 December

Morning: Education Program for Lawyers. The program will finish in time for lawyer attendees to participate in one of the excursions listed below:

Afternoon: Excursion to Ourika Valley & Saffron Garden (1130 - 1815): Discover the spectacular nature and traditional Berber way of life in this unspoiled valley along the Ourika River in the Moroccan High Atlas and only 30km from Marrakech.  Includes lunch with a view!  Cost: US$165 per person.

OR, as an alternative:

Agafay DesertDesert Experience Activity - Agafay Desert (1130 - 1815): A magical desert experience, only 45 minutes from the Four Seasons Resort.  Includes lunch in the luxury Berber tents of Inara Camp. Cost: US$292 per person.

 

 

 

Evening: Happy Hour for all at the Four Seasons Resort (1900 - 2000) Cost included in registration fees

Please note that there are no organised group dinners. Restaurant suggestions can be viewed via the link above 

Saturday 3 December

Morning: Education Program for Lawyers.  

Souk Shopping Tour (0945 - 1300): Discover the souks of Marrakech, a maze of shops and workshops showcasing the rich crafts of its people. Cost: US$60 per person.

YSL MuseumAfternoon: Botanical Tour Majorelle & Secret Gardens YSL Museum  (1400 – 1700):  Designed by the French painter Jacques Majorelle in 1920, these idyllic gardens were restored to their current splendour by the designer Yves Saint Laurent. Cost: US$75 per person  

 

Evening: President's Dinner: Arabian Night at Caravanserail Palm Grove (1900 – 0030)   Join friends and colleagues for the grand finale - a unique Moroccan experience staged under Caidal tents in a palm grove located 10 km outside of Marrakech. An early coach will depart after dinner at 2230.  Cost:US$250 per person.

Sponsors

The IAFL gratefully acknowledges support of our sponsors:

  • Nedbank Private Wealth: Principal Sponsor

  • Sasser, Cestero & Roy Family Lawyers: President's Dinner at Marrakech Palm Grove


       

  • Naimi & Cerceo Las Vegas Family Law: President's Dinner at Marrakech Palm Grove

  • Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP: Happy Hour at the Four Seasons Hotel

  • Kennedy Partners Lawyers: Speakers' gifts

       

  • MK Family Law: Coffee break on Thursday and Friday

       

Available sponsorship opportunities can be found here. If anyone is interested in sponsoring the program or further information about the meeting please contact Annie Dunster via email: annie.dunster@iafl.com 

Dress Code

As Morocco is predominantly a Muslim country, please dress appropriately:
Education program and evening events: smart casual
Outdoor activities: comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Desert Experience Activity: if possible, wear long pants and closed-toe shoes

Temperature

The average day time temperature is forecast to be around 20-24C (68-75F). Be prepared for it to drop to around 13-14C (55-57F) in the evenings and 6-7C (43-45F) overnight.

Airport Transfers

Marrakesh Menara Airport is located 5 km from both the Four Seasons Resort and the Pestana CR7.  Both hotels offer airport transfers:

Delegates Staying at the Four Seasons Resort
Audi A6: 400 MAD one way or 600 MAD for two- way transfer
Mercedes Viano: 600 MAD for one way or 900 MAD for two- way transfer
Airport VIP Service:

  • Full VIP service: 1000 MAD includes VIP lounge. A representative will greet you as you leave the plane and escort you to a private lounge while they take care of all immigration documents, avoiding any queues and a car will then take you to the Four Seasons Resort.
  • Fast Track: 600 MAD (does not include VIP lounge). A representative will greet you as you leave the plane and take care of all immigration documents, avoiding any queues and a car will then take you to the Four Seasons Resort.

These VIP services must be booked at least 24 hours prior to your flight. To book any of the above services, please contact the hotel direct: concierge.marrakech@fourseasons.com   Tel: +212 524 359 200.

Delegates Staying at the Pestana CR7 Hotel
Car for up to 4 persons: 350 MAD one way
Please contact the hotel direct to make a booking: maryama.elwidadi@pestana.com

Use of delegate data

IAFL uses conference booking and hotel booking data to answer queries, to manage and to process all registrations, to organise all social functions and to keep you updated about meeting arrangements. IAFL will not share conference booking and hotel data with anyone outside of the organisation except where necessary to deliver our services.

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Cancellation policy 

Registration cancellations received in writing to IAFL@judylaneics.com will be accepted before 27 October 2022 and fees refunded, less a USD 100.00 administrative fee per person.  This includes social event and tour fees, only if the Academy is not responsible for any charges or fees due to the cancellation.

Cancellations received from 27 October 2022 will not be refunded. However, transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable, up to the date of the event.  Please email IAFL@judylaneics.com.  No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the Conference.

Please note that if you need to cancel your hotel room at the Four Seasons and booked it through IAFL, the hotel's cancellation policy can be viewed above under Meeting Hotel.  For cancellation of other hotel bookings, please refer to your booking confirmation or contact your hotel directly. 

In the unlikely event the Conference is cancelled for any reason, any travel and accommodation costs incurred will not be refunded.


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