China, Latin America and South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesks are holding their Annual Stakeholder Meeting in Brussels on the 31st of January 2018. The event will include live case-study sessions with SMEs, training on the role of IP in a Technology Transfer strategy when going international and an interactive panel on Enforcement Strategies and Future Trends.
This meeting will be a key opportunity to have your say on the services of the Helpdesks and join discussions on what can be done towards its continuous improvement in terms of support to businesses and collaboration with partner organisations and experts.
9:00 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome Speech: Wawka Perschke, Policy Officer and Valérie Marie-D’avingeau, Legal and Policy Officer DG GROW
9:45 – 10:15 Joint Presentation of the International IPR SME Helpdesks services – Simon Cheetham, Team Leader and IP expert CHINA & SEA IPR SME Helpdesks
11:00 – 11:45 Training “Tips for a competitive Technology Transfer when going international: the role of IP” (30 min presentation, 15 min Q&A) – Moderated by Valentina Salmoiraghi, Business Advisor, SEA IPR SME Helpdesk
11:45 – 12:15 Live Case Study Session of SMEs from the International IPR SME Helpdesks – Moderated by César E. Fernández, IP Expert, LA IPR SME Helpdesk
13:30 – 14:15 “Enforcement Strategies and Future Trends” with panellist with expertise on the respective regions – Moderated by Reinout van Malenstein, IP Expert, CHINA IPR SME Helpdesk
14:15 – 14:30 Closing Remarks – Jose-Daniel Ugarte Otero, Project Adviser, EASME
14:30 – 16:00 Networking Cocktail
To register, click here.
This event will also be available via simultaneous web streaming. To register for the web streaming and to receive the link, please contact Mr. Jim Stoopman: Jim.Stoopman@china-iprhelpdesk.eu
The Networking Cocktail will be a great opportunity to see how the free services of the Helpdesks can complement and aid your organisation in providing tailor made assistance to your members. The networking session or cocktail will be a great opportunity to build new partnership’s and find an answer for your IP questions.
Attendees will include Trade Agencies, Professional Associations, Chamber of Commerce and European SMEs already established in, or working with business entities in China, Latin America or South-East Asia, and those with an interest in internationalising in these regions. The presence of business support organisations and other co-funded EU schemes to support businesses in their internationalisation makes this an event you simply cannot miss.