About IPBC Australasia

IPBC Australasia was a one-day event structured around five key plenary sessions and a keynote speech. It was held at the five-star Sofitel Hotel Melbourne on November 30 2017.

Designed specifically for the New Zealand and Australian corporate, research and governmental IP communities, IPBC Australasia took the core themes of IP value creation and strategic corporate IP management and discussed these within the regional context. The programme placed particular emphasis on developing innovation-based growth and key international trends.

The speaking faculty was comprise of thought leaders from domestic and international companies, as well as members of the investment and regulatory community. Sessions provided attendees with best-practice advice, as well as outlining the international opportunities, challenges and pitfalls that they face.

As with all IPBC events, particular focus was attached to the networking aspect of the event, and the breaks, lunch and cocktail reception were structured with this in mind to allow senior IP managers to come together to discuss key issues and challenges in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

IPBC Australasia 2017 was a phenomenal success, with over 160 delegates from leading domestic companies, international corporations, research institutions and government bodies in attendance.

As an invitation-based event, IPBC Australasia’s audience focused on two key groups: chief IP officers, heads of intellectual property or their equivalents at major regional enterprises and research institutions; and their counterparts at major multinationals. Alongside these corporate attendees were a small, select group of leading executives from the broader IP value creation community, including IP investors, intermediaries, regulators and service providers.

To guarantee a variety of outlooks and experiences, we employed strict sector quotas for intermediaries, private practice lawyers/attorneys and service provider representatives. Once we hit a quota limit, registration for that sector was closed. This ensured that the event remained focused on our key attendees – senior executives at IP-owning companies.

The Host

IAM is universally acknowledged as the world’s leading IP business information provider. It was launched in July 2003 to address the ways in which businesses and other entities can maximise the value of their intellectual property and other intangibles, and to examine the strategies that they can employ to do this. IAM is unique because it treats intellectual property as a business asset and tool, rather than simply as a legal right. With this unequalled appeal to the boardroom, IAM has firmly established itself as the only IP publication that many senior corporate executives read regularly.




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