Business of IP Asia Forum - Programme

6 Dec (Day 1)
7 Dec (Day 2)
6 Dec (Day 1)
6 December 2018 (Thursday)
Main Forum
08:30 – 09:30
Halls 5F-G

Registration and Networking

09:30 – 09:50
Main Forum

Opening Session

Welcome Remarks

Opening Remarks

Plenary Session I
09:50 – 10:50
Main Forum

Dialogue with IP Policymakers: The Roadmap for Global IP Ecosystem

In today’s innovation era, IP rights have expanded both in their breadth and depth of protection, as well as the robustness of their enforcement. Against the backdrop of the EU’s Unified Patent Court regime, the imminence of Brexit, the US’ inter partes review, China’s surge in IP activity and varied IP reforms in developing countries, is the current global IP ecosystem well-poised for the growth and challenges ahead? In this policy dialogue, key policymakers in the international IP arena will discuss the development and socio-technological effects of the global IP regulatory regime, and share insights on where the IP system will stand in the coming years.


10:50 – 11:20
Halls 5F-G

Coffee Break

Plenary Session II
11:20 – 12:30
Main Forum

Comprehensive Defence: Safeguarding Your Brand in the New Economy

As the new economy opens a plethora of challenges for legitimate and counterfeit use of trademarks, protecting brand equity has become a complex and multi-faceted challenge. How can brands proactively collaborate with law enforcement, legal counsel, customs and online platforms to curb counterfeits on a global scale? Are companies fully benefiting from more targeted and sophisticated branding with social media, big data and AI? What are the proven tips to safeguard the integrity of supply chains? In this plenary session, brand leaders in their respective sectors will share actionable corporate best practices, both online and offline, for building a strong brand identity and crafting a comprehensive brand-protection strategy.

Speakers

  • Mr David Upite
    Senior Counsel, Procter & Gamble, Greater China & Singapore

Keynote Luncheon
12:30 – 14:15
Convention Hall

Keynote Luncheon: IP and Innovation in the New Socio-technological Landscape

Keynote Speaker

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
IP for Business Practices
14:30 – 16:00
Halls 5F-G

Coming Soon

16:00 – 16:30
Halls 5F-G

Coffee Break

IP Legal Tips
16:30 – 18:00
Halls 5F-G

Topic to be announced
(Co-organised with the Law Society of Hong Kong)

IP for Entrepreneurs & Start-ups
14:30 – 16:00
Halls 5F-G

“IP Hatch” Open-innovation Competition
(Co-organised with Piece Future)

16:00 – 16:30
Halls 5F-G

Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00
Halls 5F-G

Topic to be announced
(Co-organised with the Licensing Executives Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter)

IP Market & Industry Insights
14:30 – 16:00
Halls 5F-G

Coming Soon

16:00 – 16:30
Halls 5F-G

Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00
Halls 5F-G

Era of IP Convergence: Maximizing Benefits of Cross Media
(Co-organised with China Daily)

Quick Guide to IP Basics
14:30 – 18:00
Halls 5F-G

IP Manager Training Programme
(Co-organised with Intellectual Property Department, The Government of the HKSAR)
*Extra admission fee are required for this session. Please visit HERE for more information.

7 Dec (Day 2)
7 December 2018 (Friday)
Plenary Session III
09:00 – 09:30
Halls 5F-G

Registration and Networking

09:30 – 10:45
Main Forum
Global Tech Summit – The New Forces of Artificial Intelligence (AI)


Artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing and maturing rapidly. It will contribute close to US$16 trillion to the global economy by 2030, with the biggest economic boost in North America and China. AI is set to be the key source of transformation, disruption and competitive advantages in the world’s fast-changing business arena.

Part I: Latest Breakthroughs and New Challenges: Insights from Global Technology Leaders

Speakers

  • Mr Olivier Klein
    Head of Emerging Technologies, Asia Pacific, Amazon Web Services

 

10:45 – 11:15
Halls 5F-G

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30
Main Forum

Global Tech Summit – The New Forces of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Part II: From Lab to the City

Speakers

  • Mr Shang Hailong
    Managing Director, SenseTime Group Limited
  • Dr Miles Wen
    Founder & CEO, Fano Labs
  • Mr Eric Thain
    General Manager, Hong Kong Express and President, the Artificial Intelligence Society of Hong Kong

 

12:30-14:00

Lunch Break

Concurrent Breakout Sessions
IP for Business Practices
14:00 – 15:30
Halls 5F-G

Coming Soon

15:30 – 16:00
Halls 5F-G

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30
Halls 5F-G

New IP Issues in Data-Driven Innovation
(Co-organised with the Hong Kong Computer Society)

Speakers

  • Mr Donald Mak
    Assistant Government Chief Information Officer, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • Mr Bastien Douglas
    Founder & Director, Open Data Hong Kong
  • Dr Li Yahong
    Associate Professor & Director of LLM Program in IP and Information Technology, Faculty of Law, the University of Hong Kong
IP Legal Tips
14:00 – 15:30
Halls 5F-G

Topic to be announced
(Co-organised with Department of Justice, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)

15:30 – 16:00
Halls 5F-G

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30
Halls 5F-G

Coming Soon

IP Market & Industry Insights
14:00 – 15:30
Halls 5F-G

Unleashing IP Opportunities in the Greater Bay Area (TBC)
(Co-organised with IPR Daily)

15:30 – 16:00
Halls 5F-G

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30
Halls 5F-G

Secure the Trust of Your Brands on the Belt and Road
(Co-organised with INTA)

Quick Guide to IP Basics
09:30 – 17:30
Halls 5F-G

IP Manager Training Programme
(Co-organised with Intellectual Property Department, The Government of the HKSAR)
*Extra admission fee are required for this session. Please visit HERE for more information.