ARIAS stands for AIDA (Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances) Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Association. Thus, it falls under the umbrella association AIDA.

ARIAS Asia is a not-for-profit organization that promotes improvement of the insurance and reinsurance arbitration and mediation process for the international and domestic markets. There are ARIAS chapters in several countries including the UK, US, Germany, South America, and France. This is therefore the first ARIAS chapter in Asia.

ARIAS Asia encourages current and retired market practitioners to become part of a panel of independent arbitrators who have been suitably trained in arbitration procedures but will provide training for (re)insurance arbitrators and mediators and the (re)insurance industry and consumers who are not yet suitably trained.