- May 15, 2014
-- Burton Landy, among other community leaders, will be honored by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) with the Miami Magnet 2014 award. This award is presented to those individuals who have helped bring meetings and conventions to Greater Miami and the beaches. Landy is recognized for his position as Chair of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration 2014 Host Committee. He helped to bring ICCA 2014 XXII, known as the World Cup of International Arbitration, to Downtown Miami in early April.
Miami, well known for its night-life and beaches, has grown into one of the world’s top cities for international arbitration and international business due to its robust legal infrastructure and its location at the crossroads of North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, and its vast cultural and linguistic diversity.
Landy is Chairman of the Miami International Arbitration Society, or MIAS, and was the Chair of the ICCA 2014 Host Committee. International arbitration is a way to resolve cross-border commercial disputes as an alternative to international litigation, which can be a lot more costly and time consuming. For over two decades, members of MIAS have helped pass state legislation to make Florida a friendly state for international arbitration procedures.
“The arrival of the ICCA Congress in 2014 is a validation of our efforts and an opportunity to showcase why Miami has earned a spot among the top global venues for arbitration proceedings,”
said Landy, who is also a Partner at Akerman LLP.
The Miami Magnet program was initiated a few years ago to encourage local community residents to promote Greater Miami to their respective associations, corporations, and affiliations. Each year, the GMCVB acknowledges an elite group of individuals by presenting them with the Miami Magnet Award for their contributions to the Miami Meetings industry. Other recipients include: Peter Clarke
, 2013 Models Conference and 2014 High Assurance Systems Engineering, Jose Rojas
National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) 2014 Mid-Year Meeting, Manny Ruiz
2014 Annual Hispanicize, and David Schwartz
Florida International Bankers Association 2014 Anti Money Laundering Compliance Conference.