The CMI holds a Conference every 3 – 4 years at which the work of International Working Groups and/or International Sub-Committees is debated and, if appropriate, concluded with a resolution at the plenary session at the end of the Conference.
In between the Conferences, Colloquia and Symposia are sometimes organised by National Maritime Law Association in conjunction with the CMI. In years when there is such a meeting, the annual Assembly of the CMI will be organised in conjunction therewith and otherwise as a separate event.
The Comite Maritime International (CMI) was formally established in 1897. It is a non-governmental not-for-profit international organisation established in Antwerp, the object of which is to contribute by all appropriate means and activities to the unification of maritime law in all its aspects.