Wednesday, March 17, 2021

"Reducing the Mystic" at Global Scientific Guild

Originating from a server in India, today's conference spam seeks speakers for the "2nd Global Webinar On Forensic Science." Coming hot on the heels of the first "Global Webinar" in March 2021, the second installment is scheduled for July 2021.

The "focus," if it can be called that, of the first effort was “Exploring the new heights of Excellence in Forensic Science Research and Development.” The new "focus" is "Insights and Innovations in Forensic Science: Progressing to the Future." The conference website is devoid of speakers and information on the sessions, but there are placeholders for plenary, keynote, and even invited speakers.

The "Conference Chairperson" is "Prof. Anna Barbaro, Association of Women Forensic Experts, Italy." The "view biography" link by her name produces an empty drop-down display. The "Conference Co-Chairman" is "Dr. Ruwan Uduwerage-Perera, University of East London, United Kingdom." The university's website identifies him as a senior lecturer with no doctoral degree. He is a public figure, having been the first General Secretary of the National Black Police Association. A 2015 newspaper headline reads "Ruwan Uduwerage-Perera: Lib Dem ethnic minority group chairman re-instated after being controversially ejected last month." The drop-down bio for him speaks of his passion to "reducing the mystic about criminology and developing practitioner academics within the workplace."

At the top of the list of "Organizing Committee Members" in the email is "Dr. Anthony Schembri, University of South Florida, United States." No such person is on the faculty of USF (according to the online directory for the university), but the Anthony Schembri pictured on the conference website has had a distinguished career in law enforcement. Apparently, the "Dr." is an honorary degree from the Global Scientific Guild.

The group behind the events is difficult to locate. GoDaddy.com registered the domain name, globalscientificguild.com, in July, 2019, listing the registrant organization as Global Scientific Guild, Karnataka, India. The guild is not even creative or transparent enough to invent a last name and title for the signature line of its spam, leaving us with "Sandy B" as the person "awaiting your swift and favorable reply." Still, if you are lonely, you could give Sandy (or whoever it is) a call at +91 9491 456 452, where "We Feel Happy to Talk." Sandy must be extremely knowledgeable, as his or her title is "Forensic Science."

Email
  • From: Sandy B [forensic@gsguild.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 5:00 PM
    Subject: 2nd Global Webinar On Forensic Science
    Dear KayeDavid H,
    Good day!
    On behalf of the Organizing committee, we are pleased to invite you as a speaker at the upcoming 2nd Global Webinar on Forensic Science which is going to be held during July 23-25, 2021 as an online event.
    Please find the details of the webinar here: ...
    Organizing Committee Members:
    Dr. Anthony Schembri, University of South Florida, United States
    Dr. Vickie Burgin, NPCC Forensic Capability Network, United Kingdom
    Dr. Anna Barbaro, Worldwide Association of Women Forensic Experts, Italy
    Dr. Peter J. Faulding, Specialist Group International Ltd, United Kingdom
    Dr. Rakhi Khanna, State Forensic Science Laboratory, Jaipur, India
    Dr. Domingo Magliocca, Geographic Profiling Analyst, Italy
    Prof. Beatrice Gabriela Ioan, Grigore T Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi, Romania
    Mrs. Madhusree Konala, Telangana Forensic Science Laboratory, India
    Dr. Ruwan Uduwerage-Perera, University of East London,, United Kingdom
    Dr William Raymond Belcher, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
    As travelling is not recommended, webinar would be an ideal opportunity to interact with global experts. Use this occasion to share your scientific excellence and be a part of this esteemed webinar.
    Awaiting your swift and favorable reply
    With Best Wishes,
    Sandy B
  • From: Sandy B [forensic@gsguild.org]
    Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 11:30:21 PM EDT
    Subject: 2ⁿᵈ Global Webinar on Forensic Science
    Dear Dr. David HKaye,
    Greetings
    We are cordially inviting you as a speaker for our upcoming webinar on 2md Global Webinar on Forensic Science which is going to be held on July 23-25, 2021.
    Webinar Details: 2nd Global Webinar on Forensic Science July 23-25, 2021 | 3 Days Online Event
    Organizing Committee Members: ...
    To avail your speaker slot submit your abstract: ...
    For any further information please feel free to contact us
    Awaiting for your response
    With Regards
    Sandy B
    Forensic Science
  • From: Sandy B [forensic@gsguild.org]
    Sent: Fri, May 7, 3031 at 12:06 PM
    Subject: 2nd Global Webinar on Forensic Science
    Dear Dr. David H Kaye,
    Greetings
    We are cordially inviting you as a speaker for our upcoming webinar on 2nd Global Webinar on Forensic Science which is going to be held on July 23-25, 2021.
    Webinar Details: 2nd Global Webinar on Forensic Science July 23-25, 2021 | 3 Days Online Event | Find the attached previous program https://globalscientificguild.com/forensic-science-webinar/index.php
    For any further information please feel free to contact us
    Awaiting for your response
    With Regards
    Sandy B
    Forensic Science

Monday, December 7, 2020

Pangea Global Events is dedicated to a qualitative collective knowledge sharing

Pangea Global Events' "Scientific PAGES is dedicated to provide a global level platform for the Scholars, Students, Researchers and Business Entities to make them experience a qualitative collective knowledge sharing".  Its "organizing committee members and experts ... make our events more focus and fascinate." Its "vast subscribed ... database will "add more applauds". PAGES "strongly believe that the scientific community is the true driving force of civilization" and worries that "the purpose of conferences is not reaching out Developing & 3rd World Countries".

Yet, PAGES spammed me for a conference in Paris on "Latest and Future Innovations of Toxicology in the awake of Pandemic". The website for this Global Conference on Toxicology (GCT- 2021) lists a "Scientific Board" with one US member -- "Dr. Dariush Ilghari, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, USA". No such name appears on the faculty and staff directory of this college. The conference's biography for Dr. Ilghari describes a more limited connection. He is a graduate of the college and "an MTM pharmacist, working for SinfoniaRx". Unlike Dr. Ilghari, I have no medically related training (and only one co-authored article, unrelated to toxicology, to my credit in a medical journal). Those facts did not diminish PAGES' "immense pleasure and honor to invite [me] as an Organizing Committee Member".

The website pagesconferences.com was registered by Domains By Proxy, LLC.

Email
Global Conference on Toxicology (GCT- 2021)
  • From: GCT-2021 [gct-2021@pagesconferences.info]
    Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 3:44 AM
    Subject: Final Call: Need Your Approval to be an OCM at Toxicology-2021 Experts Meet in Paris, France Importance: High
    Dear Dr. Kaye David,
    Connect, Collaborate and Explore the Latest Discoveries in Toxicology..!
    PAGES extend our immense pleasure and honor to invite you as an Organizing Committee Member for Global Conference on Toxicology (GCT- 2021) during August 26-28, 2021 in Paris, France with the theme Latest and Future Innovations of Toxicology in the awake of Pandemic.
    For website: ...
    Since we are in the initial stages of the conference and expecting the support of highly affiliated scientists in this arena as our Organizing Committee Members and would be very delighted if you could support us with your eminent scientific research and expertise.
    Please do let us know if we can help answering any questions you may have.
    We appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you at the earliest.
    With Best Wishes,
    Keerthana V
    Program Coordinator
    GCT-2021: Conferences

Friday, November 27, 2020

European Society of Medicine (ESMED) Congresses and Events

It is not obvious what the "European Society of Medicine" is. It might be a creation of the alleged predatory publisher Knowledge Enterprises, Inc. (KEI).

BEST COMMENTS RECEIVED

Financial complaints

  • January 26, 2021: Seeing that COVID was going to keep the border closed ... , I wrote Dr. Osman and asked for my $849 USD back. Still asking. He asked me to present virtually and I'm not interested. Still waiting for my money.
  • May 10, 2021: Unfortunately I paid $271.00. I then got an email saying that the bank had cancelled my payment and asking me to repay. ... I checked with the bank. There was no cancellation of payment. Unfortunately my 271 is gone. ... I should have been smarter.
  • July 16, 2021: [I] contracted AMEX to dispute the registration charge. Within minutes, I got a response from AMEX: "We're writing to let you know that, as a result of our investigation, we've credited your account for $699.00, which will appear on your next statement." Clearly, AMEX is aware of the scam! 

Inappropriate solicitations

  • November 30, 2020: The first giveaway is that I AM NOT in radiology nor general medicine, then the misspelled email of “Dr Osman” but also that when trying the reply address what came up was not a European society of medicine email address but jm4y-kei@in.frontapp.com ...
  • January 17, 2021: Reports an invitation soliciting "joining the Pathology session." His or her specialty? Speech-language pathology.
  • February 5, 2021: The funniest thing is that he invited me to talk about a paper that I published 8 years ago!
  • February 11, 2021: I work in a very specialized, non medical field .... Its such an inappropriate request to present at a general medical conference.
  • April 25, 2021: "I am a veterinarian btw, so maybe he should do his homework before sending emails out like candy flying out of a pez dispenser." (In response to the request for a talk in the "core session" on physiology from the author of the "paper from a while ago [that] was particularly interesting for [Dr. Osman]: 'Canine Cognitive Dysfunction: Pathophysiology.'" )
  • April 29, 2021: Reports an invitation from the eclectic Dr. Osman for a presentation in a "core session" on "Radiology" based on the "particularly interesting" paper on "In Trauma-Exposed Individuals" even though the author is "not in radiology" and the paper obviously "has a longer name than 'In Trauma-Exposed Individuals.'"

Oblivious responses

  • January 2, 2021: A recipient of the email sent "Dr. Osman" an e-mail complaining about the "fishing technique for getting money with a fake meeting." Unperturbed, Dr. Osman replied, "I understand. Might a student or colleague be available instead?"
  • February 8, 2021: "He refused to be deterred when I pointed out that my paper to which he referred so flatteringly had been published six years previously, and I had done no further work on the cohort since then - IMO, people attended conferences to learn new information, not dusty old stuff. Also, I could not see how my subject matter, even if updated, would fit into any of the conference sessions."

No such place

  • February 9, 2021: I happen to live in Geneva Switzerland. I decided that the easiest way to find out ... was to just go by rue le corbusier 12. [T]here was no sign, no way to ring and not even a letterbox of any european organisation of anything that could be found there.
  • July 26, 2021: [C]hecking ... 12, Rue le Corbuisier, it seems the people at 'ESM' have misspelled the name of this famous architect, as no such street exists in Genève. But at 12, Rue Le-Corbusier (without the "i"), there are at least two ophtalmologists. Link: https://www.local.ch/fr/q/rue-le-corbusier-12-1208-geneve.

Other peculiarities

  • January 20, 2021: It is strange that their web-page does not contain the history of this society and membership link does not work.
  • February 1, 2021: I asked about [Dr. Osman's] own field of research and publications. Never got an answer. SILENCE
  • July 16, 2021: I was contacted in April ... . I fell for it and registered. Then when I tried to access the conference website from a link within "Dr. Osman"'s original solicitation email, it got flagged by my university's cyber-traffic watchdog as a fraudulent site.[But a] conference site ... had a program with the session in which I was supposed to present, the title I had provided for my presentation, and even photo of me! Confused, I decided to contact the conference organizers through their legit-looking website to get clarification. I did it 3 times, and got no response.
  • September 7, 2021: I have discovered that the e-mails M. Osman sends inviting participation ... originate from Pakistan, either Karachi or Lahore.
Email
  • From: Congress Committee [office@eu.esmedonline.org]
    To: David H. Kaye
    Sent: Wed, Aug 4 at 3:57 PM
    Subject: genetics and "The design of 'the first experimental study exploring DNA interpretation'"
    I hope all is well. Did you get a chance to think about participating in the Genetics session?
    M. Osman, M.D.
    ESMED Congress 2021
  • From: Congress Committee [office@eu.esmedonline.org]
    To:David H. Kaye
    Sent: Sun, Jul 18 at 12:02 PM
    Subject: genetics and "The design of 'the first experimental study exploring DNA interpretation'"
    Dear Dr. David H. Kaye,
    I was hoping to get in contact with you regarding genetics work. I am organizing a session on Genetics to be part of the European Society of Medicine's annual congress this November and I thought that your work could fit well into the session, perhaps as a presentation loosely related to your paper "The design of 'the first experimental study exploring DNA interpretation'".
    The congress is November 11-13 in Vienna Austria. There is also an option to participate virtually.
    May we discuss this idea further?
    Best Regards,
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  • From: M. Osman, M.D. [osman@med.esmed.org]
    Date: Wed, Mar 31, 2021, at 6:37 AM
    Subject: Re: Would like to discuss The design of “the first experimental study exploring DNA interpretation”
    Dear Dr. David H. Kaye,
    Were you interested in discussing how your work might fit into the Genetics session?
    The congress is November 11-13 in Vienna, as well as online. I would be happy to send more details or answer any questions you may have.
    Best Regards,
    M. Osman, M.D.
  • From: M. Osman, M.D. [osman@med.esmed.org]
    Date: Mon, Mar 22, 2021, at 10:50 AM
              Sat, Mar 20, 2021
    Subject: would like to discuss The design of “the first experimental study exploring DNA interpretation”
    Dear Dr. David H. Kaye,
    I am hoping we can have a discussion about your Genetics work. Your paper from a while ago was particularly interesting for me: "The design of "the first experimental study exploring DNA interpretation"".
    Genetics is one of the core sessions I am planning for The European Society of Medicine's annual congress this November. I was thinking that your work would fit well into the session and that you might consider coming to Vienna to give a talk. Alternatively it could be an online presentation.
    Can we discuss this idea?
    Best Regards,
    M. Osman, M.D.
    European Society of Medicine
    ESMED Congress 2021
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  • From: M. Osman, M.D. [osman@eu.europeansoicietyofmedicine.org]
    Date: Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, 6:09:52 AM EST
    Subject: The design of 'the first experimental study exploring DNA interpretation'
    Dear Dr. David H. Kaye,
    I am hoping to talk to you about your genetics work. I enjoyed reading your article "The design of 'the first experimental study exploring DNA interpretation'" and I was thinking that your work would be interesting to include in the Genetics session of our General Assembly next year.
    I am on the organizing committee and am working on filling a few remaining speaker slots. The meeting is both in person and online.
    May we discuss this further?
    Best Regards,
    M. Osman, M.D.
    European Society of Medicine
    ESMED General Assembly

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Swiss Chinese Global Forums

Founded on August 28, 2019, the Swiss Chinese Law Association already advertises eleven "Global Forums" on a busy webpage full of pictures and slogans zooming in and sliding by. The website includes a "SCLA Future Cloud," whatever that is. The About page includes "The Voice," which speaks of "[l]awyers in Switzerland [whose] experience ... goes back to at least the international arbitration between the UK and the USA on the Alabama case" and "Chinese lawyers [whose] first-hand experience of the new China [is] based on ancestral roots and on their deep understanding of the benefits of harmony." These lawyers, it assures us, "will be able to contribute to the development of new solutions for the benefit of our clients, in our respective countries, and beyond, without forgetting what the Romans had already stated so clearly: 'ius est ars boni et aequi'."

The SCLA's "Mission and Values" include "Inspire the future of legal profession" and "Motivate next generation." Despite the bilateral name, anyone can "Apply for the Membership."

The Global Forum invited me to attend "as a member from ABA." Being among the hundreds of thousands of American Bar Association members with no expertise in the field, I did not "make the forum submission [for possible publication] in the Swiss Chinese Law Review Journal." I could not find a webpage with a specific program for the talks on Friday, but there were large pictures and biographies for the speakers.

The Chinese and Swiss lawyers designated as the association's leaders may be bona fide stewards of a  farsighted organization, but what are these lawyers thinking when they designate commercial mass mail as confidential and privileged? They also enjoy a speed dating-like method of intellectual discourse "to exchange the newest and most brilliant plan."

 The Flaky Academic Journals blog has some information on the people behind the association's name.

UPDATED: 1 Dec. 2020, 8 Mar. 2021, 27 May 2021

Email

Global Compliance and Antitrust Forum

  • From: Tianze- SCLA [forum@cnsla.org]
    Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021, 7:00:06 AM EDT
              Sunday, April 25, 2021, 8:26 PM EDT
    Subject: BIG Invitation for -David Kaye- See you on Friday
    Dear David Kaye
    Greetings and I am so pleased to invite you to the incoming 16th SCLA Global Compliance and Antitrust Forum (Register at http://www.sclalaw.cn/sog16), i [sic] have attached the agenda for your reference.
    April 10, 2021, Alibaba, one of the largest e-commerce platforms in China, was fined RMB 18.2 billion by China's market regulator for breaching the Anti-Monopoly Law, the highest fine on record in China. The incoming forum will focus on Antitrust, antimonopoly in the Platform Economy, Taxation and Fair Competition, Ethical Sourcing and consumer protection and class litigation.
    More than that, there is a small difference compared to the previous forums, that we will use our Chinese new website for the registration this time, where the website is: www.sclalaw.cn. You can feel free to choose the languages in that site. Yes- we will be having our special event- 2021 CHINESE-EUROPEAN LEGAL LEADERS’ INVESTMENT AND ENTERPRISE FORUM on 9th May, we will have over 150 Colleagues (including CEOs, Lawyers, and all Legal counsel) from all over China to join us.
    Be ready, let us go! Yes, see you soon!
    Sincerely yours
    Tianze Zhang
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    Tianze.zhang@cnsla.org | SCLA Homepage:www.cnsla.org | Swiss Chinese Law Review Journal: www.sclalawreview.org ( ac.sclalawreview.org to make submission) SCLA Future Cloud: cloud.cnsla.org | SCLA Free Global Conference System: meet.cnsla.org| SCLA Academy: www.sclaacademy.org If you don't wish to receive our any invitation, please click here.
    Swiss Chinese Law Association| Rue Rodolphe-Toepffer 8, 1206 Genève, Switzerland
    SCLA is not an association only for Swiss and Chinese Lawyers, we represent nearly 170 great legal minds from 14 countries and regions.
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Global Mediation Forum and Mediation Expert Training Program

  • From: SCLA [tianze.zhang@sclaacademy.org]
    Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 10:50:18 AM EST
    Subject: David Kaye,Let's meet on this Friday and Saturday
    If you haven't registered the SCLA Global Mediation Forum - Routes to Enforcement of Mediation Settlements (FEB 26 FRIDAY 13:00 CET) as well as the SCLA Mediation Expert Training Program- Mediation Skills and Cultures (FEB 27 SATURDAY 13:00 CET) forum, please register asap through the SCLA Academy System.
    I also attached the draft mook case for this Saturday training program at your reference.
    Please kindly register asap if you haven't done so.
    When registering through SCLA Academy, you will not only obtain lifetime access to the forum and all the documents but also you will be enjoying a journey of relationship building, as you will have access to all the contact of the speakers, panelists as well as all the participants. You are invited to a lifelong interest group and community to stay connect. You are more than welcome to send emails through the academy to those colleagues anytime and anywhere.
    See you soon,
    Tianze
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    David Kaye,
    I wish to share the vision of International Mediation with you or your colleagues- the explosive growth of mediation shows that the public, when aware, will often choose a non-adversarial option and will likely receive better results in the end. If, as Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams,”we in the mediation community have much to look forward to. The SCLA Global Forum - Routes to enforcement of mediation settlements (Click Here To Register) is the among the best platforms to address the future of mediation in this regard.
    I am, therefore, writing to invite you to the:
    SCLA Global Mediation Forum - Routes to Enforcement of Mediation Settlements (FEB 26 FRIDAY 13:00 CET)
    SCLA Mediation Expert Training Program- Mediation Skills and Cultures (FEB 27 SATURDAY 13:00 CET)
    The Forum, will focus on the 3 most eminent challenges on the enforcement issue, namely:
    Enforcement schemes across different jurisdictions;
    Med-Arb (Converting settlement agreements into consent awards) as a trend of the future enforcement in mediation;
    Challenges Facing the Singapore Convention on Mediation;
    During the training program(27th Saturday) - SCLA Mediation Expert Training Program, you will be trained by involving in a real case practise in the international mediation through group work prepared by Philip Hackett Q.C. The participants will be provided with practical guidance for during the training. You are expected to have an enhanced understanding of: Conflict and problem-solving strategies; and Mediation styles and approaches across different cultures through the program .
    The 15th SCLA Global Forum on Investment is planned on 26th March, which will primarily address (but not limit to) the EU-China Trade Deal. I invite you to consider to join as a speaker/panelist for the forum. [← Apparently, It takes no expertise or experience in the topic to be a speaker or panelist for SCLA forums. Certainly, I have none.] If you are interested, please click here.
    See you on this Friday and Saturday!
    Tianze Zhang张天泽 | Committee Member 协会理事
    Tianze.zhang@cnsla.org |
    SCLA Homepage:www.cnsla.org | Swiss Chinese Law Review Journal: www.sclalawreview.org ( ac.sclalawreview.org to make submission) SCLA
    Future Cloud: cloud.cnsla.org | SCLA Free Global Conference System: meet.cnsla.org| SCLA Academy: www.sclaacademy.org
    If you don't wish to receive our any invitation, please click here.
    Swiss Chinese Law Association| Rue Rodolphe-Toepffer 8, 1206 Genève, Switzerland
    SCLA is not an association only for Swiss and Chinese Lawyers, we represent nearly 170 great legal minds from 14 countries and regions.
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Global Online Forum on Trade Secret

  • From: Tianze Zhang from SCLA [forum@cnsla.org]
    Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 12:08:30 AM EST
    Re: Trade Secret Forum Invitation - David Kaye
    Dear David Kaye,
    How are you?
    I am more than pleased to invite you to join the incoming SCLA Global Online Forum on Trade Secret as a member from ABA. The forum will be held on 27th November (this Friday), from 13.00-15.30 CET Time (Click here to check the time for other Time zones). To register the forum, please click: www.cnsla.org/sog12. I have attached the brochure for your reference. This is not only a forum between lawyers, but also policy makers, and the industry leaders. This forum will be a great productive conversation and exchanges.
    I invite you to participate the forum with:
       -Aleman Marco, Director at Patent Law Division, World Intellectuality Property Organization
       -Carlos Correa, the Executive Director of South Center
       -Linossier Oliver, President of the Eurasia Industries Group
       -Johnson Kong, International Intellectual Property Commercialization Council
       -Francie Le Pechon Joubert, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associes
       -Zach Li, Senior Vice President at Alixpartners
       -Stephane Dassonville, BMH Avocats
       -Lothar Hofmann, Hofmann Law
       -Richard Turston, Duane Morris
    Meanwhile, I wish to invite you to make the forum submission here (we will also consider your submission to be published in the Swiss Chinese Law Review Journal): ...
    Thank you so much and we are looking forward to hearing from you.
    Tianze Zhang张天泽 | Committee Member
    Tianze.zhang@cnsla.org ...
    Swiss Chinese Law Association| Rue Rodolphe-Toepffer 8, 1206 Genève, Switzerland
    "We think that we are so different each other from culture to culture, but I believe that our cultures share more than what we think."----Seung Yeon Lee, designer of the Journal of Swiss Chinese Law Review
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EU-China Investment Forum and Investment Mediation Training Program

  • From: Tianze Zhang [tianze.zhang@sclaacademy.org]
    Sent: Wed, Mar 24 at 10:34 AM
    Subject: Register now David Kaye!
    Dear David Kaye,
    Apologize for the delay.
    Please kindly find the updated agenda for the China-EU Investment Forum to be held on 26th March (Click Here for the agenda) as well as the Investment Mediation Training Program (Click here for the updated version of the agenda); If you haven't registered for the program, please do so. We would love to introduce you to other great figures from Enterprise, International Organizations and other Legal areas in the forum . The training program is such a unique opportunity provides you the opportunity to observe and engage in the practice of inter-state investment mediation.
    The registration link is: ...
    More than that, the mission of SCLA Global Forums is to promote an open, sincere platform for the exchanges in the current leading legal debate. Following every forum, I also invite you to https://www.sclalawreview.org/category/forum-reports/ to read the previous reports. The training program will consist of a mock mediation session conducted by a group of international experts. The case relates to an investor-state dispute with the investor being a Chinese company; the host state is in Africa.
    Meanwhile, watch how the speakers' think of incoming forum and training
    -Loudres Casanova (Director of the Emerging Markets Institute at the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University) discuss the greenfield investment;
    -Thomas Pauken (Commentor at CCTV) to discuss China's Influence over Europe;
    -Nicolas Babin (Former CEO of Sony Europe) to discuss Future of Legal Tech;
    -John Chigbu introduce his story with China with and hope for SCLA
    -Dr Hermann Knott will be the reporter of the forum.
    If you haven't register yet, please do so ASAP.
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    Tianze.zhang@cnsla.org | SCLA | Swiss Chinese Law Review Journal SCLA Future Cloud | SCLA Free Global Conference System| SCLA Academy
    If you don't wish to receive our any invitation, please click here.
    Swiss Chinese Law Association| Rue Rodolphe-Toepffer 8, 1206 Genève, Switzerland
    SCLA is not an association only for Swiss and Chinese Lawyers, we represent nearly 170 great legal minds from 14 countries and regions
    .
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  • From: Tianze Zhang [tianze.zhang@sclaacademy.org]
    Sent: Sun, Mar 21 at 11:58 PM
    Subject: Invitation for David Kaye -EU-China Investment Forum and the Investment Mediation Program
    To David Kaye,
    You are invited to join as a delegate for the SCLA EU-China Investment Forum(to be held on 13.00 CET, 26th Friday) as well as the Investment Mediation Expert Training Program (to be held on 13.00 CET, 27th Saturday) online.
    I attached the agendas for your reference. To register the program, please visit: ... .
    The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment between China and the EU represents a step towards a closer integration, on equal terms, between these two great economic powers. Many of the assumptions that we have taken for granted regarding the future of international law and business may be wrong. Are businesses and lawyers ready for these future transformations? What will it mean for investments in technology, a mainstay of China’s industrial relations with the rest of the world for the past forty years? How should lawyers approach resolving international disputes in a multilateral world? These essential questions and more will be at the heart of the SCLA’s upcoming global forum on EU-China Investment (March 26th ) as well as the Mediation in Investment Training Program (March 27th ).
    The answer will of course require both theory and practice. Therefore, the SCLA is proud to present a prestigious line-up of experienced speakers to share their valuable knowledge at our forum, followed by a one-day training session for participants to test their skills in an international investment mock mediation. For the first time, our forum includes not only lawyers and academics but other professions with key insights on relations between China and the rest of the world, including senior management, government advice and journalism.
    Opening on the meaning of the CAI will be Xiaobing Tang, (former senior counsellor at the WTO), Loudres Casanvoa(director of Cornell University’s Emerging Markets Institute), Thomas Pauken (Commentor at CCTV China), Rotem Kopel (CEO at Mind Matters Foundation); Following that, the event will discuss the technology and investment, which is moderated by the former CEO of Sony Europe Nicolas Babin, jointly held by Safak Herdem (Founder of the Herdem Law), Balaz Nemethi (President at Decentralized Identity Foundation), Prathiba Shah (COO at Skyhive) and Michele Char(COO at Blue Tree); The 2nd panel will focus the dispute resolution, and it will be moderated by Ana Jaimes(Lawyer at Stein Ray LLP), John Chigbu (Managing Partner at Chigbu & Co, LLP), Nacmettin Kayma (US country director at Present Office of Turkey), Jiaxi Jiang (Partner at Jurisino Law Group), Federico Antich (Antich Law) , Philip Hackett QC(Barrister at 36 Group).
    The 3rd SCLA Mediation Expert Training program in investment mediation is designed for a small group training to practice, where the delegates will observe and engage in the practice of inter-state investment mediation. The experienced trainers will provide in-hand guidance for the participants during the practice.
    The game is changing and yesterday’s rules are no guarantee for success. Take this opportunity to join us to sharpen your understanding against the most up-to-date expertise and to enjoy a challenging training session that will prepare you for a multilateral world while making valuable new contacts in Europe, China and the wider world. If multilateralism means cooperation, join those who are already working together and sharing knowledge.
    Tianze Zhang
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EU GDPR – Chinese PIPL Perspectives on Data Protection

  • From: Tianze Zhang [forum@cnsla.org]
    Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021, 4:22:20 AM EDT
    Subject: Invitation for David Kaye-EU GDPR – Chinese PIPL Perspectives on Data Protection Seminar
    I am writing to invite you to the seminar of EU GDPR – Chinese PIPL Perspectives on Data Protection, which to be held on next Monday 12th, at 9am-11am CET Time. Please register the seminar here: www.ecadap.com/webinars .
    This webinar is developed by the initiative of European-Chinese Avenue for Data Protection, an initiative co-developed by Swiss Chinese Law Association and European Institute for Privacy, Audit, Compliance & Certification (EIPACC) and the International Data Protection Academy (PRIVACAD).
    These founding partners share the philosophy of abridging data protection professionalism between the European Union and China (Asia at large) and initiate ECADAP as a joint platform and by doing so creating a leeway to promote data protection professionalism amongst professionals and those willing to contribute to this societal cause. In joint efforts we are able to reach to over 300,000 data protection professionals active around the globe.
    This webinar, which to be held on Monday 12th, at 9am-11am CET Time, will focus on the exchanges on the private data protection between European and Chinese Experts. To register for the seminar, please visit: www.ecadap.com/webinars .
    We hope to meet you there soon with our warmest regards.
    Thank you so much and yours.
    Tianze Zhang
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SCLR Challenge

  • From: Swiss Chinese Law Association [forum@cnsla.org]
    Sent: Thu, May 27 at 3:50 AM
    Join us tomorrow David Kaye!
    How are you David Kaye?
    Can I invite you to the first SCLR CHALLENGE, to be held on 13:00-15:00 CEST Time on 28th MAY 2021 (FRIDAY)?All you need to do is using one hour to think about a topic to present in 3 miniutes and to discuss in the next 7 minutes.
    The idea of the SCLR Challenge is to present and discuss the most challenging issues in the Alternative Dispute Resolution(ADR) field. Invite you to give a 3 minutes presentation, and follow up a 7 minutes discussion by peer experts.
    Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkd-iorDkjHNNNMHFvto9Ik5qwBxZo8oGT (free of charge)
    The aim of this challenge will be to exchange the newest and most brilliant plan for ADR in the SCLA community , meanwhile to develop it into an article for the Swiss Chinese Law Review Journal. The best entities will be also featured in the upcoming issue of the journal and great articles will star in a special seminar open session for journal readers and contributors.
    Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkd-iorDkjHNNNMHFvto9Ik5qwBxZo8oGT
    Really looking forward to meeting you soon!
    We are grateful to our partners: Ruggle Partner, Kubas Kos Galkowski and Chigbu Co.
    Yours,
    Tianze
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Miscellaneous Unsolicited Email

  • From: Zhang Tianze [academy@cnsla.org]
    Sent: Tue, Feb 2 at 4:30 AM
    Subject: Invitation for David Kaye a dialogue
    SCLA is pleased to invite you for the 1st SCLA Dialogue Event which to be held on 6th FEB, 13.00-SCLA Dialogue- Richard Thurston on Trade Secrets (Former Senior Vice President of TSMC) Commentators: Xiaobing Tang (Senior Counsellor of the World Trade Organization), Hermann Knott (Partner at KUNZ Law Firm Germany)
    Register at SCLA Academy: academy.cnsla.org/course
    Time: Feb 6, 2021 13.00 CET Time
    CLICKE HERE FOR THE GLOBAL TIME REFERENCE
    I am so happy to bring you with the SCLA Academy, where all the resources of ACADEMY will be free for SCLA Members.
    The participants registered through the SCLA ACADEMY will be accordingly joined a group of colleagues, that will be able you to
        -Continuously Know and meet other participants by adding discussions on the topic
        -To access the information including the ZOOM Link for the event, and continuously access the documents shared by the speakers and participants.
        -Take trainings and exams;
    See you soon!
    Tianze Zhang张天泽 | Committee Member 协会理事 Tianze.zhang@cnsla.org |
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  • From: Zhang Tianze [tianze.zhang@sclaac]
    Sent: Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 1:29 PM
    Subject: Seminar Invitation for David Kaye Cultural Intelligence as a Critical Legal Skill.
    We are very pleased to invite you and your colleagues to the incoming seminar: Cultural Intelligence as a Critical Legal Skill.
    Lecturer: Peter Alfandary (Chevalier de la Légion d' Honneur awardee)
    Training date and time :MONDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2021 13:00- 14:30 CET Time (For time reference in other timezone, please click here )
    You will be benefited from the seminar:
    Why do I say law as a relationship business? Why cross-cultural communication skills are a key part of true excellence for lawyers? How the importance of understanding other cultures and also being aware of how one’s own culture is perceived so as to improve cross? How to improve cultural understanding? (Click here to read more)
    " Why do I say law as a relationship business? Why cross-cultural communication skills are a key part of true excellence for lawyers? How the importance of understanding other cultures and also being aware of how one’s own culture is perceived so as to improve cross? How to improve cultural understanding? I am glad to have a talk, workshop, and a journey with you to discuss the common misunderstandings in cross cultural legal communications-including communication styles, time management, trust building and face saving, hierarchy and decision-making processes, and the most importan-the use of the Cultural Audit as a legal tool." - Peter Alfandary (Click here to read Peter Alfandary’ s journey to different cultures)
    To register the seminar, please visit ... . Through SCLA Academy, you will be joining a community of global thinkers, and with a journey of continuing learning journey.
    Tianze Zhang张天泽 | Committee Member 协会理事
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  • From: Zhang Tianze [tianze.zhang@sclaacademy.org]
    Fri, Feb 19 at 12:36 PM
    Subject: Several important events in the upcoming week require your attention Mr David Kaye
    I am pleased to announce several important events for the following week, and personally invite you be with us:
    -Sunday 21st Feb, SCLA will have Mr.Xiaobing Tang(former Senior Counsellor of WTO) for a special training and seminar on Commercial Diplomacy (in Chinese). Register at here, free for members.
    -Monday (22nd Feb), SCLA is invited to visit Shanghai Lingang New Area (“a new aim at replacing Hong Kong”) by Shanghai Government, as SCLA is going to establish the office there soon, where they put out tremendous subsidies, tax exemption, fast track resident permit…for the global reputed law firms in China. I attached the policy brief for your reference. If you are interested to be invited to the meeting or the future meeting, please fulfil this questionnaire here.
    -Tuesday (23rd FEB) at 1pm CET Time, SCLA will sign the MOU with EIPACC (European Institute For Privacy Audit, Compliance & Certification) and International Data Protection Academy (IDPA), we are looking forward to the collaboration to promote exchanges and trainings of GDPR to China, please register here.
    -Friday and Saturday, PLEASE DO SAVE the date! We will have the 14th SCLA Global Forum on- Route to enforcement of Mediation Agreement and 2nd Mediator Expert Training Program, program will be shortly available at SCLA Academy.
    Thank you so much and have a best weekend!
    Do join us a member at www.cnsla.org/membership if you haven’t do so.
    Tianze Zhang张天泽 | Committee Member 协会理事
    Tianze.zhang@cnsla.org |
    SCLA Homepage:www.cnsla.org | Swiss Chinese Law Review Journal: www.sclalawreview.org ( ac.sclalawreview.org to make submission) SCLA Future Cloud: cloud.cnsla.org | SCLA Free Global Conference System: meet.cnsla.org| SCLA Academy: www.sclaacademy.org
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  • From: Swiss Chinese Law Association [academy@cnsla.org]
    Sent: Tue, Feb 23 at 8:31 AM
    Subject: See you in 40 minutes- MOU Signatory Event between SCLA and EIPACC and Privacad
    In 40 minutes, which is 15.00 CET Time, we will have the MOU Signatory Event Between Swiss Chinese Law Association and European Institute for Privacy, Audit, Compliance and Certification (EIPACC) ; and the International Data Protection Academy (Privacad).
    Tianze Zhang is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    Topic: Tianze Zhang's Personal Meeting Room
    Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.com.cn/j/7941362411?pwd=eHZhL1JadlJwUFJkbzlrczh6Nm9IQT09
    Meeting ID: 794 136 2411 Passcode: SCLA2020
    Tianze Zhang
    SCLA

  • From: Tianze Zhang [tianze.zhang@cnsla.org]
    Sent: Thu, Mar 4 at 1:56 AM
    Subject: Join our actions on March Mr David Kaye
    Greetings! Greetings for March! And I wish you and your family a great start to March! By the meteorological calendar, March is the start of spring, and so do we.
    I am very honoured to introduce you to the initiative of SCLA Fellowship Program. This is the first program that we wish to establish to create better impacts in the field of law and public policies. We will open the applications for leaders from the various background (even with non-lawyers), which they represent different industries and background. We will routinely organize the fellowship event to promote the connection with the lawyers and public policymakers. Please fulfil the questionnaire here. If you are interested in discussing further actions, you can also contact Ms Yinying Gu (coordinator of the Fellowship Program) at yinying.gu@cnsla.org.
    Meanwhile, SCLA is also establishing the SCLA Lawyers/ Law Firm network to promote a more transparent and better collaboration between the lawyers/law firms and the potential clients, especially between Chinese and foreign colleagues. The potential contribution of the network will also help to facilitate a better mechanism of collaboration and promotion. We plan to have a joint session to discuss how to establish the network on 12th Friday (next week) at 13:00 CET Time. Please register here for the initial meeting.
    Thank you so much and I am very looking forward to your response.
    Tianze Zhang
    General Coordinator of the Swiss Chinese Law Review Journal
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  • From: Tianze Zhang [forum@cnsla.org
    Sent: Mon, Apr 19 at 10:56 PM
    Subject: Two Important Upcoming Events David Kaye
    Dear David Kaye
    I am very honored to announce two important events that will take place shortly. SCLA and Geneva International Dispute Resolution Institute (GIDI) will sign the MOU with Guangzhou Arbitration Commission (GZAC), the arbitration institute handling the largest number of cases in China-over 20,000 cases last year. This event will be taken place at 9am CET Time on 21 st April. GZAC will be represented by Mr. Simin Chen(head of GZAC). To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUof--hpjoiG92M61pUES3u-rKnb9sANduX
    SCLA China is please to announce the 2021 CHINESE-EUROPEAN LEGAL LEADERS’ INVESTMENT AND ENTERPRISE FORUM to be held in Shenzhen, China at 9th May 2021. I invite you to join us in Shenzhen for the whole day event. To register the forum, please visit www.sclalaw.cn. If you wish to consider be partnered with the event(such as virtually presence and sponsorship), please write to us@sclalaw.cn.
    Tianze Zhang
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

International Conference of Information and Communication Technology (ICICT) "focuses to propagate the momentous significance"

The International Conference of Information and Communication Technology (ICICT) plainly is a Chinese venture, with the organizers said to be the Hunan University of Finance and Economics and the IRNet International Academic Communication Centre. One website of the latter organization (http://www.allconfs.org/web_contact_en.asp?uid=4738) gives an address of 洪山区雄楚大道, which refers to the Hongshan district of Wuhan. The "Engilish" version of another website for ICICT (http://www.interscience.org.cn/en/) is mostly hanzi and boasts 7,891 Meetings with 238,531 attendees.

The spam I received invited me and 98 other lucky people to join the Technical Program Committee for the ICICT 2020 scheduled for November in Wuhan. I hope the other sought-after members are more qualified than I. I also hope they find their way to the right conference. A Google search for ICICT 2020 returns a notice that "The International Conference on Information and Computer Technologies (ICICT), is an annual conference hold [sic] each year in United States" (see www.icict.org). If that is not confusing enough, another ICICT 2020 was the 5th Scopus-Indexed IEEE International Conference on Inventive Computation Technologies. It appears to have been a more substantial academic conference, but the Wuhan event "focuses to propagate the momentous significance of Science and Engineering" (https://easychair.org/cfp/ICICT-2020).

Email
  • From: fjmkOS [sewheeshlkd@hotmail.com]
    Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:05 AM
    Subject: International Conference TPC Invitation
    The 10th Annual International Conference of Information and Communication Technology [ICICT2020] You are invited as our TPC (Technical Program Committee) member:
    Wuhan, China
    November 13-15, 2020
    Here are some obligation and responsibilities for TPC member:
    1. You name will appear in committee list of paper collection and conference website.
    2. If you want to submit papers later, you can enjoy a discount registration fee.
    3. According to your study fields, you need to review 3 to 6 paper of relevant fields.
    4. If you need, you will be provided with TPC identity files.
    Finally, as long as you are interested in our proposal, you are welcome to send your official CV or paper to email address of committee: icictconference@163.com
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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Remarks on BIT Conferences from Attendees


The vast majority of the postings on Flaky Academic Conferences are responses to spam to attend conferences whose quality, judging from the spam and the websites, is open to question. Occasionally, I hear from people who attended or come across comments from actual attendees posted elsewhere on the Web. The following are replies on Researchgate.net to Jessica Lilian Bell of Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg. She asked:
Is the BIT World cancer congress (http://www.bitlifesciences.com/cancer2014/) a legitimate conference. If so, what is it like?
She was suspicious because she "was invited to go give a talk, but still have to pay for half the costs." Three people related their experiences:
  • I already attended once, will not ever do it again. It's all business not science. --Carolina Santamaría-Ulloa, University of Costa Rica, Feb. 26, 2016
  • I also get many invitations from them. As a matter of fact, I attended once too in Dalian. Conference actually takes place at the venue and delegates are also around but they just need money for everything from registration to hotel (if you opt for it). They have packages, you can select. They provide the facilities you select in the package. Even the hotel is five star. No problem.
    If you are interested in sight seeing, you can go separately. NO need to pay them unnecessary. Now whenever I get an invitation, I just ask them to pay for my visit and cover all my expenses right from the air ticket to accommodation. Then they will not bother you except the one mail that they cannot do this because of financial constraints and all excuses. I just write them if you want to call me as a speaker, just arrange my visit. That's it.
    Next time u get an invite, try this. Hopefully you may get a sponsored trip. :) --Alok Nahata, Harisingh Gour University, Oct, 12, 2017
  • Yes its true they are just cheaters, I have attended to WCC 2107 Barcelona, Spain. Once I went their I found that my Abstract was not in the proceeding booklet. Which they later admitted as their mistake and promised me to refund my registration fee, which I haven't received yet. It is fraud institution for sure. --Nekadage Don Amal Wageesha, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Dec, 14, 2017

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Coronavirus Research International Society Wants an International Congress in San Francisco

Would a real coronavirus research society schedule an in-person international meeting for December 2020? The "Coronavirus Research International Society" has. The spam for "the International Congress on Coronaviruses (ICCovid), to be held on December 7-9, 2020 in San Francisco" describes the society as "a non-profit organization, a global network of researchers and stakeholders sharing the common goal to conquer coronaviruses" and adds that it "facilitates the development of antiviral drugs and vaccines for the prevention and treatment of coronavirus." A webpage at cvriri.com tells us that the Society is the "International hub to save mankind from coronavirus."

The society uses two acronyms: COVRISO and CVIRI and two websites that provide the same contact information. As of June 24, 2020, the Society's website at covriso.com lists no members but invites individuals and corporations to "Join Membership Today" because "The membeship has its privildeges." It lists no one in charge of the Society. The domain name covriso.com was created on May 5, 2020; cviri.com has been around since 2013. A search of Guidestar.org's comprehensive list of nonprofit organizations turns up nothing for this society. Maybe it is too new.

The addresses on the websites are, for "Administrative Offices," 1159 Sonora Court, Suite 345, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA, and for "Mailing Address," P.O. Box 151, Moffett Field, CA 94035 USA. The address or telephone numbers of 415-231-6202 or 855-920-4778 (fax) are used by other organizations. Opencorporates has a listing for the Cleantech Institute (Lloyd Tran, agent) and the Alzheimer International Society for this address. DomainBigData lists Lloyd Tran as the historic registrant for the latter society. (Currently, the domains for the coronoavirus society are registered by Godaddy.com.) Lloyd L. Tran describes himself as "a Vietnamese American scientist, with more than 25 year experience in drug discovery and business development in pharmaceutical industry." Currently, "Lloyd focuses on the development of new drugs for the prevention and treatment of Covid-19."

The websites of the Alzheimer International Society and the Coronavirus Research International Society appear to be the intertwined work of the same individual or individuals. The alzint.com/about.html webpage on the Alzheimer Society site begins "Welcome To Coronavirus Research International Society™." The two websites have the same look and feel, with overlapping text and images. The Alzheimer Society International Conference is slated for November at the same airport hotel with the same allegedly discounted room rate.* The two conferences use the same image of the Golden Gate Bridge in their advertising.



NOTE
* The coronavirus conference promises "DISCOUNT ROOM RATES FOR ICCovid 2020 PARTICIPANTS":
As a participant of the ICCovid conference, you will be eligible to have a special discount rate at the SFO Crowne Plaza, if you book through the ICCovid. The discount rate for a standard room is US $179.00 per roocm night plus applicable taxes and fees.
Normal room rates available through the hotel website for the conference dates include:
EXECUTIVE ROOM, 1 QUEEN BED, NON SMOKING, EXECUTIVE LEVEL $160
Book now and save! $147 / night
SUITE, 1 KING BED, NON SMOKING $186
Book now and save! $171 / night
STANDARD ROOM, 1 QUEEN BED, NON SMOKING $183 / night
Included FREE: Breakfast for 2
Perhaps the conference rate is for a higher class of room?
Email
  • From: Chris Novak [events@covriso.com] [but sent via amazonses.com]
  • Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:08 AM
    Subject: Call for abstracts- International Congress on Coronaviruses- December 7-9- San Francisco
    Dear Colleague:
    You are invited to present your latest research findings at the International Congress on Coronaviruses (ICCovid), to be held on December 7-9, 2020 in San Francisco.
    The Congress is sponsored by the Coronavirus Research International Society. The Society is a non-profit organization, a global network of researchers and stakeholders sharing the common goal to conquer coronaviruses. The Society facilitates the development of antiviral drugs and vaccines for the prevention and treatment of coronavirus.
    ICCovid- 2020 provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers and practitioners to present the latest accomplishments in Covid-19 research and best practice in patient care.
    For a complete list of topics, please visit our webpage: ...
    Submit your abstract today. The deadline of abstract submission is August 15, 2020.
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