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IBA to discuss effect of political stances on law-firm workers
Artist Frida Kahlo, whose museum is a central attraction in Mexico City Pic: Shutterstock

03 Apr 2024 / global Print

IBA to discuss effect of political stances on workers

The IBA has announced details for its 2024 annual conference, which will be held in Mexico City, home of the famous Frida Kahlo (pictured) museum.

Taking place from 15-20 September at the Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City, the conference allows legal professionals worldwide to meet, share knowledge, network, build contacts, and develop business.

Mexico has a rich history and is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world with a population of almost 130 million. Mexico is the world's 11th largest economy and a significant financial centre.

Discounted rate

Booking is now open for the conference, and an early-bird discounted rate is available for sign-ups before 12 July.

Among the conference sessions will be a discussion on the clash between personal beliefs and corporate culture, and the consequent implications for free speech.

The IBA says that, in the past, businesses preferred to remain apolitical, but now some are promoting particular political positions and encouraging (and in some cases requiring) employees to follow suit.


This is increasingly resulting in conflict where employees argue that their personal rights are being infringed at the expense of corporate culture. 

The issue will be debated at the conference on Monday 16 September.

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