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Former BBC boss to consider the value of collaboration.

Greg Dyke, former Director General of the BBC, who left controversially in 2004 following the Hutton Inquiry, has been announced as the keynote speaker at CEDR’s Third European Mediation Congress on 8 November 2007.

Mr Dyke, who has been in the press in 2007 in connection with rumours of running for Mayor of London, is currently the Chancellor of the University of York, Chairman of HIT, a successful production company specialising in programmes for the under fives, and Chairman of Brentford Football Club.

The keynote speech on collaboration will fit into the theme of 'Raising the standard' of mediation at the Congress. The event will also include sessions on emerging international frameworks for mediation, debate on the free market vs. regulation and the client view on refining the market in light of a maturing profession.

At the Congress skills workshops will be run by Jamil Mahuad, former President of Ecuador and Co-founder and Senior Adviser of the International Negotiation Initiative, Harvard Law School and Carrie Menkel-Meadow of Georgetown University Law Centre, USA.

Further information and an online booking form are available at

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CEDR (the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) is the leader in the development of neutral-assisted dispute resolution. It is a non-profit organisation and its mission is to encourage and develop cost effective dispute prevention and dispute resolution in commercial and public sector disputes and in civil litigation. CEDR operates in the UK and internationally and has been instrumental in helping to bring mediation into the heart of business practice and into the judicial system.

For further information please contact:

Andy Rogers, CEDR, +44(0)20 7536 6000,

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