On 15 February 2018, the UNIDROIT Secretary-General a.i. was invited to deliver a Keynote Lecture at the 5th International Conference on Legal Institution Design on “Land Grabbing and Development”, hosted and organised by Nagoya University. Following the opening remarks of the Dean of the Law Faculty Professor Mitsuki Ishii, Professor Veneziano delivered a lecture on "UNIDROIT's work on sustainable development: the UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD Guide on contract farming and the project on agricultural land investment contracts", which led to a very fruitful discussion moderated by Professor Giorgio Colombo (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law).


During her mission, she was also invited to speak at the University of Tokyo at an event organised by the Global Private Law Forum regarding “Current Challenges in Uniform Law: The Perspective of UNIDROIT”. Participants in this event, hosted by Professor Tomotaka Fujita, included Governing Council member Professor Hideki Kanda, Professors Souichirou Kozuka and Hiroo Sono, as well as Professor Megumi Hara and other invited academics and governmental representatives.


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Group photo of speakers in Nagoya    Group photo at the event
organised by the GPLF in Tokyo